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Ghislaine Maxwell moved to New York jail for Epstein-related sex abuse charges

Jeffrey Epstein’s long-time confidante Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to New York to face charges that she recruited women and girls, one as young as 14, for him to sexually abuse, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed. Prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in Manhattan federal …

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Ghislaine Maxwell moved to New York for Epstein-related sex abuse charges

Jeffrey Epstein’s long-time confidante Ghislaine Maxwell has been transferred to New York to face charges that she recruited women and girls, one as young as 14, for him to sexually abuse, the Bureau of Prisons confirmed. Prosecutors have asked a judge to schedule a Friday court appearance in Manhattan federal …

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NSW government offered council grant funding to end legal action

In October 2017, Parramatta’s then-mayor Andrew Wilson claimed the municipality was owed $24 million in rates from Hornsby Shire Council after the boundaries between the councils shifted to put about 15,000 residents from Epping, Carlingford and Beecroft within Parramatta. In October the following year, Office of Local Government head Tim …

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Australia set to join ‘the greatest human capital harvest in recent memory’

Australia’s last such initiative was Bob Hawke’s famous decision after the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre to allow Chinese students studying in Australia to remain. Ultimately, some 42,000 permanent residency visas were granted as a result. As the cabinet weighs Australia’s options on Wednesday, it needs to keep in mind six …

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Plan to bring foreign students back to Queensland almost final

His submission comes after Chinese education agents threatened to divert thousands of students to Britain. Loading “Such a pilot would reopen our state to international travel in a limited manner and would allow international students, as long-term visitors to our state, to return to our cities and campuses as early …

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Side effect of common health supplement causes coronavirus concerns

A number of pharmacists have anecdotally reported a rise in people worried they have contracted COVID-19 because they have lost their sense of taste, which appears to correspond to the rise in people experiencing the ArmaForce side effect. ArmaForce contains andrographis, which causes a loss of taste in some people, …

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Home truth for refs: Study shows huge penalty swing to away teams while crowds absent

Between rounds two and seven this season, without fans in the stands, home teams conceded 272 penalties. Away teams gave away just 237 – a difference of 35 in favour of the visiting side. That’s a swing of 76 penalties in six rounds. There is no suggestion referees intentionally favour …

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Bigger, broader GST could be offset by luxury taxes: PwC analysis

It included either extending the GST to areas such as fresh food, education and water and sewerage or lifting the 10 per cent rate, replacing state stamp duty with an “opt-in” broad-based land tax on homes and giving states a share of federal income tax proportionate to their population. Loading …

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TikTok on thin ice as Parliament prepares to pore over app

Senator Jenny McAllister, chair of the Select Committee on Foreign Interference Through Social Media, said concerns had been raised about the platform. “There have been credible reports that TikTok takes more data than its users would expect, and moderates content for reasons that its users may not be comfortable with,” …

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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, July 7

Today’s Target: 20 words, good; 30 words, very good; 41 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: cede, cited, deceit, deity, deli, delict, dice, dicey, diet, edict, edit, elide, excited, EXCITEDLY, exiled, exited, eyed, eyelid, iced, idee, idle, idly, lied, teed, tide, tidy, tied, tilde, tiled, yield

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