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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19

“Thank you to all those who prayed for me, cheered for me. Those who have criticised, no problem, you can continue to criticise at will.” Bolsonaro has repeatedly played down the impact of the virus, even as Brazil has suffered one of the world’s worst outbreaks. More than 65,000 Brazilians …

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Funding NEMO: Building $100m black hole detector ‘not pie in the sky’

“You cannot create conditions like that in the lab; you could never hope to. This is how we can study matter at its most extreme in the universe.” The detector, known as NEMO, is one of nine recommendations made in the Decadal Plan for Australian Astronomy mid-term review, released publicly …

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‘Game-changing’: Aboriginal guardian to tackle child protection

“All of these things are game-changers for Aboriginal communities, because they put Aboriginal people at the heart of the system to drive reform,” he told the Herald. “This is not the end but the beginning of ongoing consultation, of ongoing discussion and a genuine effort to make things better.” The …

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‘Six months of lost trade’: South Coast businesses to suffer from border closure

Local stakeholders are urging NSW tourists to visit the South Coast after this week’s Victorian border closure became the latest event to stifle the region’s economic recovery. “You couldn’t line up three worse events if you tried,” said Nigel Ayling, president of the Merimbula Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses lost …

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‘It’s been a rocky road’: Reynolds keen to stamp mark on Tigers after resurgence

“When things are going well outside of footy, it makes footy a whole lot easier. I honestly believe that,” Reynolds told the Herald. “[The off-field dramas] are in the past and obviously never pop into my mind, which is a good thing too. I’ve had a bit of help and …

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State border closure worth the economic pain

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews’ decision on Tuesday to send metropolitan Melbourne back into lockdown, in response to surging COVID cases, will deal a further blow to hopes of a recovery in the state. But like so many questions in economics, assessing these restrictions means looking at both costs and benefits. …

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Banks throw lifeline to pandemic-hit borrowers to stop financial ‘cliff’

Commonwealth Bank chief executive Matt Comyn said the extension was aimed at giving bank customers confidence and certainty about options after September. “We all want to avoid any form of a cliff, so this is all about how do we make sure we achieve an orderly transition,” said Mr Comyn, …

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Target and superquiz, Wednesday, July 8

Today’s Target: 13 words, good; 20 words, very good; 27 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: airy, artily, arty, aryl, aunty, early, entry, inertly, inlay, irately, laity, layer, lenity, litany, lyre, nary, nearly, neatly, rainy, reality, realty, relay, rely, riyal, teary, tiny, tray, trey, truly, tyre, unitary, unity, UNREALITY, yale, yarn, year, …

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New agreement won’t deliver the change Indigenous Australians need

The peaks are a triumph and a testament to the peerless activism of pioneers in the health and services sector who lobbied for our rights as Aboriginal people for the same level of services as all citizens of Australia and for community control of those services. But the peaks are …

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