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‘Generational catastrophe’: How COVID-19 could reshape Melbourne

“There will be less demand for high-rise living, with people troubled by higher densities and being located close to each other, sharing lifts and other communal facilities,” Mr Kusznirczuk writes in an opinion piece for The Sunday Age. Mr Kusznirczuk is an adviser to the Victorian government and a former …

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Death threats and abuse: The Australian Olympians who defied PM to compete in Moscow 40 years ago

Offered incentives by the federal government to stay at home, half the contingent backed out. Despite the Australian Olympic Federation agreeing six to five to send a team, the public pressure was too much for some, including sprinter Raelene Boyle and the men’s hockey, shooting, yachting and equestrian teams. Former …

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Clashes and clashing heads: How Aquanita has riven Victorian racing

The documents also show that Neerim Lodge’s hardball tactics in its dealings with rising young trainer Henry Dwyer prompted several other Caulfield trainers to complain to the executive of the MRC, with the club forced to act as mediator. As part of this dispute, Mr Dwyer’s advisers accused the club …

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John Setka’s war on everyone

Loading Mr Setka has, controversially, offered strong support to a small new union for council workers that is taking on his foes at the Australian Services Union and he has overseen a breakdown in relations with other big unions, previously threatening to poach their members if they do not support …

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Police search for man who allegedly supplied MDMA to children amid declining drug use in young people

An investigation continues. Meanwhile, drug use among young Australians has decreased since 2001, says a report by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, which surveyed 22,274 respondents and which was released last week. Matt Noffs, chief executive of the Ted Noffs Foundation, says improved health messaging is a key …

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Sale of the century: NRL in talks about potential $1 billion equity deal

Significantly, the NRL acknowledged that the opportunity is worth pursuing and has begun a process to examine the feasibility of private investment. “I think there is a 12-month window to execute something that may never happen ever again,” Tripp told The Sun-Herald. “This is not a cash grab – this …

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‘I stand with Erin’: Aloiai slams fellow players for criticism of presenter

Former Manly bad boy John Hopoate, who is no stranger to controversy, responded on Instagram with a threatening post, which has since been deleted. Manly giant Martin Taupau was thoughtful but strong, saying it was “understandable for our non-Pasifika community [to have difficulty] attempting to properly announce our names’’, but …

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In the Confederacy’s capital, a new America grapples with itself

Now, as the United States re-examines its social fabric following the police killing of George Floyd, one of those five statues has been torn down by protesters, while three others have been removed by the council. The Lee monument – tied up in a legal challenge over a plan by …

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Kanye West and the rise of celebrity candidates trash the US presidency

On Wednesday, local time, the situation became a little bit more real when at the eleventh hour a statement of candidacy was filed in Oklahoma in his name. Mind you, there are also applications for “Your Mom” and “Big Chungus” (according to The New York Times) so there’s a possibility …

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‘Broken’ housing system pushes gentrification from city to suburbs

“This was quite surprising to us, because the conventional wisdom is that you get high levels of gentrification in the centre of cities and less the further out you go,” Dr Pojani said. “Instead we found the inner cities are actually pretty stable. They’ve seen a little bit of change …

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