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There’s a warning in Eden-Monaro for state leaders riding high

The Liberals’ Fiona Kotvojs went very close to taking the seat from Labor’s popular incumbent Mike Kelly at last year’s election. With Kelly gone, taking his personal vote of as much as 3 per cent with him, plus the Prime Minister’s high standing during these highly uncertain times and the …

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Don Harwin health order affair a fiasco of epic proportions

This was normal behaviour at the time. How then did he wind up accused of a criminal offence, and losing his ministerial position? That question came into sharp relief last week after the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions took the matter out of the hands of prosecuting police …

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Patience running out for those who pretend to solve the nation’s problems

To me, the most interesting thing about the byelection is the fact that, since 2007, the share of the combined vote going to the Liberal and Labor parties has shrunk at every election. The statistic isn’t pure – the Nationals’ vote complicates things – but does, in the broad, mirror …

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The councillor, the drug boss and the Liberal Party’s pot of gold

Only months later, Mr Johns gained kudos for himself by making a $33,000 donation to the Liberals’ coffers for the May federal election. The donation, which he signed, was made by his recently established company, Eco Water Group. The company, which planned to turn brackish underground water into usable water …

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‘Windswept, polluted wall of development’: Council’s plans for north shore village spark concern

Cr Baker said the plans appeared to be motivated to significantly increase building heights and residential apartments along an “already severely overburdened” road corridor. “This planning, if it proceeds, will destroy the scale and nature of the already constrained Neutral Bay village and will fail to deliver any real public …

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How Zoom responded to chats being ‘video-bombed’ after surge in users

Zoom’s Australia and the Asia Pacific head Michael Chetner said the company had already implemented most of the more than 100 new features developed to address concerns. “A lot of the features are in our latest client, which we released last month, Zoom 5.0,” Mr Chetner said. “The 90-day plan …

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‘Fraud and forgery’: Fireworks over Sirius buyer’s development attempt

A JDH Capital spokesperson said it was “a private principal investment firm”, and “the company’s focus is to source, manage and execute on intelligent and proprietary transactions with a focus on real estate investments”. A Herald investigation can reveal a 49-lot subdivision attempt associated with Mr Huynh in Sydney’s north-west …

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Super Rugby AU showed us the future, for better or worse

The generation that made history with the 2018 Australian Schools and 2019 Junior Wallabies sides are coming through Super Rugby en masse now and it is not hyperbole to say their arrival is as significant as the arrivals 15 years ago of Will Genia, David Pocock, Quade Cooper, Kurtley Beale …

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New mobile phone towers for regional NSW

“Taking or making a call, fast and reliable internet access, is an essential part of our lives and we deserve the same access currently enjoyed in metropolitan Sydney,” he told his party faithful. “But it’s not just about downloading the latest season of Game of Thrones – phone coverage can …

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‘Elephant in the room’: Liberals want a new seat in western Sydney

Loading “The elephant in the room is that within just five electoral districts in outer western Sydney – Wollondilly, Camden, Macquarie Fields, Mulgoa and Londonderry – there is enough projected enrolment growth to draw a sixth,” the Liberals’ submission says. “The creation of a new seat carved out of these …

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