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‘It’s eerie’: Rising COVID-19 cases, mandatory masks leave Melbourne a ghost city

The Age analysis of City of Melbourne pedestrian monitoring data found some of the CBD’s busiest places for foot traffic during morning peak hour were emptier last week than during the height of the first lockdown earlier this year. Between 8am and 9am on Friday, a total of 167 people …

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Chinese separatists backed by Steve Bannon push new coalition in Australia

Chinese separatists backed by former US presidential adviser Steve Bannon, a fugitive Chinese billionaire and one of China’s most famous football players, will gather for the first time in Australia on Monday, to capitalise on deepening tensions between Australia and the Chinese Communist Party. Bannon – US President Donald Trump’s …

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‘Lot of similarities’: Sonny Bill and Bennett cut from same cloth, says Fittler

Brad Fittler’s advice to the Roosters proved prophetic.Credit:NRL Photos “I see a lot of similarities between Sonny Bill and Wayne Bennett,” Fittler said. “In this day and age where everyone is loud, they both have silence as their strength. That’s a lost art. It’s not easy to lead through silence, …

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Baled out: Australian cotton growers shortchanged by Chinese firm’s collapse

Industry sources said growers were left with few options to resell their bales, and most took offers of about $420 a bale. Loading Weilin entered voluntary administration in July. The administration firm Vincents has identified 130 creditors – taking in many more individual farm businesses which are involved in cooperative …

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We need a strong national voice to get us through this pandemic

Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt was also telling doctors on Thursday to get the message right about self-isolation after patients received conflicting advice about who must self-isolate after a COVID-19 test. The authorities must agree on a national set of rules about testing that keeps the community safe, encouraging people …

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It feels surreal in the suburbs now I cannot see your face

A security guard at Coles is asked cheerily: “How are you going?” He replies: “I don’t know, I can’t see my face any more.” He could have been speaking for most of us in the world’s most liveable city, where our favourite phrase till five minutes ago was “didn’t we …

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Confessions of a frenetic, hug-ready Millennial

How about that hug, Ita? But it’s not all bad. The challenges we’ve faced as a generation have forced us to find resources to help us survive – not least of which are the rich friendships we’ve forged among ourselves, characterised by a kind of relentless vulnerability and openness which …

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Most expensive private schools qualify for JobKeeper

At St Joseph’s, day students pay $34,860 a year, boarders pay $48,720 for tuition and board, and international students pay up to $65,300. But the school — where almost half of the 1000 students are boarders — had revenue drop significantly after school closures in term two. “St Joseph’s College …

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