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Carl Reiner, comedy legend who created The Dick Van Dyke Show, dies at 98

For all Reiner’s success, friends said he remained modest and likeable. “He’s a loving, giving guy, to the point of insanity,” Brooks told the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “If he had hair, I’d marry him.” Reiner conceived, wrote and acted in The Dick Van Dyke Show, in which …

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EU agrees ‘safe’ travel list, excluding travellers from the US

Brussels: The European Union has excluded the United States from its initial “safe list” of countries from which the bloc will allow non-essential travel from Wednesday. The 27-member bloc gave approval on Tuesday to leisure or business travel from 14 countries beyond its borders, the Council of the EU, which …

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Avoiding an economic ‘cliff’ will require more spending

Just how much “fiscal space” a country has is a judgment call, but it’s safe to say Australia has a fair bit more up its sleeve. The same report said our projected government debt for 2021 as a share of the gross domestic product was about half the average for …

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Premier, close the border with Victoria now

In this context, keeping the border between NSW and Victoria open was an important symbol of that unified cross-state effort. And it had limited practical consequences. Other than for those in Albury-Wodonga, where a hard border closure would have meant cutting off 35,000 or so Wodonga residents from access to …

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Heritage Victoria, police launch investigation into Brighton house fires

“Spurling House was the architectural innovation that introduced the iconic North American shingle style home to Melbourne back in 1888.’’ Spurling House before it was damaged in a fire in October 2015. The heritage listed home was built for Phillis Spurling by the Canadian architect John Horbury Hunt, one of …

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‘Cone of silence’ hurting women in legal profession: top silk

On June 22, the High Court released a statement revealing an investigation had concluded former judge Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six former judges’ associates, five of whom worked for him. In a statement, Mr Heydon’s lawyers said he “denies emphatically any allegation of sexual harassment or any offence”. On the …

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Revealed: The Waratahs’ 16-hour day for Super Rugby AU opener

“We have to get on with it and man up, so to speak.” The run down Players have to be at Waratahs headquarters in Daceyville by no later than 10.45am on Friday, more than eight hours before a 7.05pm kick-off. For players like Michael Hooper who live on the northern …

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Green stimulus could save millions in welfare payments: EY report

Ernst and Young prepared a report for the alliance of more than 70 organisations. It said many of the communities hardest hit by coronavirus were in regional areas and suffering from loss of tourism. The report found that a $4 billion national program spend would generate 53,000 jobs, reduce welfare …

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Former WPP boss Mike Connaghan joins News Corp

Loading “The opportunity for News to leverage their assets for clients, their audience and the distribution platform that they’ve got is something that they had as part of their strategic vision and in talking to them about it I thought ‘this has got my name all over it’.” “This is …

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Delay to export ban on waste glass fails to reduce squeeze on councils

“There’s no point extending waste export deadlines if the countries we export waste to no longer accept it. We are facing a looming waste and recycling crisis and new government funding for recycling initiatives and reprocessing facilities is needed now,” she said. Cr Scott said councils were facing ever-increasing costs …

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