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Who is Ghislaine Maxwell, the Epstein confidant detained by the FBI?

Ghislaine Maxwell, the former girlfriend and longtime associate of the late accused sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, has been arrested in the US on charges of helping to lure underage girls who were then sexually abused by Epstein. Maxwell has kept a low profile since the death in August of Epstein, …

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Everest prize pool set to have four horses win over $1 million in 2020

The runner-up will net a cool $2.4 million, a significant $260,000 increase on last year’s cheque – and not far behind the winning $3 million bounty for victors of the Caulfield Cup or Cox Plate. For the first time in Australian racing history, the slotholder and connections of the first …

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How climate change is affecting your cup of coffee

“It was assumed that robusta was quite a heat-tolerant type of coffee, and that’s why they grow it in south-east Asia and a lot of the hotter parts of the world,” Dr Jarrod Kath from USQ’s Centre for Applied Climate Sciences said. “It was thought that it could handle average …

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Griffith University ranks No.2 in the world in nursing studies

“But it grabbed my attention immediately in first year and I recognised it was something I really wanted to do as I finished my studies,” she said. The hypertension issue in Vietnamese farmers has only recently been recognised. Farmers Tran Van Tam, 31, (right) and Tran Van Khoi, 36, (left) …

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Bikies setting up chapters in south-east Asia to send drugs into Australia

The AFP and state police are preparing for the gangs to take advantage of the easing of state border restrictions later this month to move illicit drugs – including cocaine, methamphetamine and MDMA – throughout the country. Federal police are also bracing for more attempts to move drugs into Australia …

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From the Archives, 1994: Tennis great stood tall among champions

Much of his fame was achieved with and against Rosewall, who was a lifelong friend and who was to be part of the get-together later this month. News of the severity of Hoad’s illness – he had been suffering from leukaemia for some time – became known late last week. …

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Hotel quarantine: Need for government controls in the hotels

Hilary Vaughan, Williamstown Suffering the high cost of privatised services So the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Victoria was not caused by “ethnic groups with large families” or Black Lives Matter marchers but mainly by private security companies mismanaging quarantine, alongside a higher level of international flights coming into …

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Time is right for congestion charge to enter Sydney CBD

Even with the best efforts of the NSW government to add peak-hour services and sanitise carriages, public transport simply cannot do the job it used to do with the number of passengers limited to 68 per train carriage and 23 per bus. Working from home is part of the solution, …

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Facebook and Google must move away from the zero-sum game

Now, Facebook confronts a major advertising boycott in the United States around its tolerance of racial intolerance, a play that is gaining momentum and wiping significant value off its share price. Facebook may argue that it is only a mirror for a fractured society, but the challenge of #stophateforprofit is …

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Attorney-General seeks advice on stripping Dyson Heydon of QC title

In 1992, the Fahey Liberal government announced the state government would cease to play a role in the silk appointment process and said the government “should not be asked to mark out particular lawyers for special treatment”. The process of appointing silks, now known as Senior Counsel (SCs) rather than …

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