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Truth-telling is the most important step towards reconciliation

Aboriginal histories extend back to time immemorial. Yet the injustices perpetuated against traditional owners and Aboriginal Victorians over the past 200 years are hidden from this state’s collective narratives: the frontier wars, massacres, enslavements, policies of protection and assimilation, stolen generations and ongoing removal of Aboriginal children, over-incarceration and deaths …

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Government’s $2 billion ‘JobTrainer’ plan to help school-leavers and unemployed

The measures are the first elements of a wider spending boost expected next week when Treasurer Josh Frydenberg issues an economic update that will outline the next phase in the crucial JobKeeper and JobSeeker payments. With the government estimating 13.3 per cent of workers have either lost their jobs or …

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A democracy controlled by a foreign queen

Why all the fuss about Sir John Kerr’s letters to the Palace? They simply affirm his statement in 1975 that he had used his reserve powers under the Constitution to dismiss the Whitlam government before informing Her Majesty. Those who were around at the time will remember that the government …

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Labor wants JobKeeper to be slowly tapered, will oppose sudden halt

Loading “That is a real concern which is front and centre of peoples’ thoughts, and it’s a test for the government.” Labor called for a wage subsidy in the weeks before Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced JobKeeper on March 30, leading Mr Albanese to position his party as a defender …

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Victorian clubs won’t be damaged by exodus: Kennett

Kennett said there would not be lasting damage to Victorian clubs, in comparison to those from other states, as a result of the current exodus and situation. “No, not at all, because the AFL is based here, we have 10 clubs, we have long-term contracts with the MCG [and Marvel …

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Players’ association wants contract freeze lifted if season compressed

The AFL Players Association wants the current contract freeze lifted to give uncontracted players more certainty about what lies beyond this season as they contemplate the practical implications, including the increased injury risk, of playing games off four-day breaks. The freeze was introduced at the start of the season due …

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Patton wants a police force that takes action

As a young cop on patrol in Coburg he saw a drunk-driver swerving over the road. “When we pulled him over there was a body in the boot.” For years many felt police should embrace the New York Police zero tolerance model known as Broken Windows. The theory was simple …

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Tokyo Olympics at risk if coronavirus mutates, gets stronger: adviser

“I think it’s small incidents happening in Tokyo … new cases are because people are not abiding by recommendations,” Kurokawa said of the current spike in infections. “But if there are some mutations, that is a completely different story. That could happen anywhere in the world.” Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike …

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Apple wins EU court case over $21 billion in claimed taxes

The European Commission had ordered Apple to pay for gross underpayment of tax on profits across the European bloc from 2003 to 2014. The Commission concluded that Cupertino, California-based Apple used two shell companies incorporated in Ireland to permit Apple to report its Europe-wide profits at effective rates well under …

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The Zoom call that put Barrett in the box seat for Bulldogs job

It appears to be a matter of when – not if – he gets appointed, although Canterbury were adamant on Wednesday no deal had been struck. In the meantime, the more pertinent questions are whether Barrett is the right man for the Bulldogs — and are the Bulldogs the right …

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