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The hunt for big cats in Australia

“Round here, locals talk about the cat in hushed tones,” says Townsend, who has lived in the small Victorian rural community of Freshwater Creek for 30 years. “It’s a very divisive issue. People say when they see me: ‘here comes the panther man’.” Townsend is one of the quixotic big …

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The world still knows too little about Epstein’s secrets but Maxwell holds the key

Ghislaine Maxwell arrived in New York some 30 years ago as the young and glamorous emissary of her wealthy and influential father, an international man of mystery. Robert Maxwell was born Jan Ludvik Hyman Binyamin Hoch in the meager circumstances of an Eastern European shtetl. He lost most of his …

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COVIDSafe app helps stop the spread – our research proves it

Our research at the Sax Institute in Sydney, published this week in the peer-reviewed journal Public Health and Practice, used computer modelling to assess how many people would need to use the app to limit the spread of any second wave. The model took account of the behaviour of the …

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‘Up and over she goes’: Premier’s Powerhouse backflip worthy of Nadia Comaneci

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, driven by Prince Andrew, leaves the wedding of a former girlfriend of the prince, Aurelia Cecil, in England in 2000.Credit:PA Which is where Prince Andrew comes in. We already know from his recent interview that the Queen’s second son is a world class git with a …

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MPs were due to visit China on trip partly funded by Beijing

The trip – which was being organised by the Chinese embassy in Canberra – was postponed once Australia started imposing travel restrictions on China on February 1 as the COVID-19 outbreak spread throughout the world. Loading The cancellation of the trip came as Australia’s relationship with China worsened during the …

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System is cooked when a ‘sexual harasser’ is promoted, not punished

The incident ended the woman’s career at the company. It didn’t dent Pahari’s. Despite being fully aware of the allegations against him, the board was happy to appoint him chief executive of its powerful wealth management arm. It is the only executive position at the company with an “uncapped” performance …

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As it happened: Victoria records 108 cases, two more postcodes and nine public housing towers go into lockdown

We have been getting a lot of questions about how people can let those now in lockdown in the public housing towers that others are thinking of them and support them. We thought we would try and gather up messages from our readers which we will then publish together to …

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‘Beautiful to have a pint’: England’s pubs, restaurants and hairdressers reopen

“I think it’s just where everyone gets to socialise and catch up with people that they haven’t seen … it’s nice to just get together,” she said. Loading Others complained that the lockdown, which began in late March and has been gradually eased in recent weeks, had lasted too long. …

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$15m stock crash: Broncos shares plummet amid dramas on and off field

Brian Han, a senior analyst in the equity research team at Morningstar, said the fluctuations in market price reflect the fortunes of a football team that has gone backwards since Wayne Bennett was marched out of Red Hill. “The on-field challenges in recent times paint a pretty challenging outlook,” Han …

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More Melburnians may make regional switch as home working penny drops

But rather than settle for a cramped inner-city apartment on their budget they are preparing to build a four-bedroom home at the Armstrong housing estate at Mount Duneed, 10 kilometres south of Geelong. “I needed that experience of moving to Melbourne and being independent but I realised I wanted to …

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