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‘If I kneel down I’ll never get up’: The Queen knights Tom Moore, 100

“I have been overwhelmed by the many honours I have received over the past weeks, but there is simply nothing that can compare to this,” he tweeted after the ceremony. “I am overwhelmed with pride and joy.” Before the ceremony, Moore said on his Twitter account he was “ready and …

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg says cancer has returned, but she won’t retire

A medical scan in February revealed growths on her liver, she said, and she began chemotherapy in May. “My most recent scan on July 7 indicated significant reduction of the liver lesions and no new disease,” she said. “I am tolerating chemotherapy well and am encouraged by the success of …

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Princess Beatrice marries in private ceremony at Windsor

London: Princess Beatrice got married in a private ceremony on Friday, with her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, in attendance, Buckingham Palace said. Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at The Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor. The monarch, the Duke of Edinburgh, and other close family members attended. …

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I wonder if the new life inside me knows the chaos it’s coming into

Since the start of the pandemic, PANDA’s National Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Helpline has experienced a 20 per cent increase in calls from expecting and new parents struggling with mental health issues. Between April and June, 34 per cent of all callers reported that their mental health is being significantly …

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Man charged with murder over fatal stabbing in Pyrmont unit complex

A man has been charged with murder following the death of a building manager in Pyrmont on Thursday morning. Police arrested Jawid Jawid, 41, in Parramatta, 12 hours after he allegedly stabbed his boss Bashir Zaheer, 44, at the Mirage apartment complex on Bunn Street. Police at the Mirage apartment …

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The future is fertile: how Australian innovation could save farming

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The environmental challenges that Australian farmers face could inform the future of global agriculture, as a warming, more populated planet puts pressure on innovation in the sector. Australian scientists and entrepreneurs are working on solutions to adapt to this changing reality. They …

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Australian who turned folk art into fine art

Stewart often said he inherited his sense of humour from his mother, Marge, but he made it into an art form with a wit and cynicism worthy of Wilde himself. “One had to be wary of not having a ‘mouth like a torn pocket’…” After school he went to RMIT …

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Climbing from adversity

Yep – this is a story with that sort of message – that we are still the fortunate ones. Michael Tarulli was an idealistic kid from a comfortable eastern suburb who wanted to help people and make a difference. Smarter than most and confident beyond his years, he dabbled in …

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‘People expect change’ but it may not come after fire inquiries finish

Loading Often reverting to “we” when discussing his former employer, Fitzsimmons frequently took charge of answering questions ahead of Rogers who was making his fourth appearance at the commission. Responses, though, dealt mostly with general processes, with few hints at what Fitzsimmons would have done differently if he had a …

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This is a historic moment – just not the one those who worry about ‘cancel culture’ claim it is

Actually, that’s not true. In 2017, 26-year-old Yassmin Abdel-Magied tweeted seven words about Anzac Day – “LEST. WE. FORGET. (Manus, Nauru, Syria, Palestine…)” – and was attacked by politicians, newspapers, television shows. Prue MacSween talked about the temptation to “run her over”. Soon, she left the country. Meanwhile, figures like …

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