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Crossbenchers condemn government’s plans for a gas-led recovery

Crossbench MPs Zali Steggall, Helen Haines and Adam Bandt have issued a warning to the government. Credit:Alex Ellinghausen Last week the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age reported that an unpublished report by the NCCC’s manufacturing taskforce recommended “cutting red and green tape” to help the gas industry rapidly increase …

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Young people are fuelling a second coronavirus wave, says WHO

Loading “Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19,” she said, adding young people are more likely to go to work in the community, to a beach or the pub, or to buy groceries. Even countries such as Vietnam, widely praised for its mitigation efforts since the coronavirus appeared …

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Central Coast man charged with a further 80 child sexual abuse offences

Forensic analysis of the devices allegedly revealed an extensive web of alleged child sex offenders across three states, prompting the formation of the AFP-led Operation Arkstone. Investigators have now charged Mr Radford with a further 80 child sexual abuse offences, including using a child under 14 years of age for …

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Hospitals overwhelmed as explosion rocks Lebanese capital Beirut

He claimed the material was confiscated from a ship months ago and stored in a warehouse at the port. Footage from the city shows people being rushed to hospitals, which local TV said had been quickly overwhelmed with casualties. A man helps an injured person near the blast site in …

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Councils to tap into $250m pool for public spaces

Sydney councils will each be eligible for up to $5.5 million in funding for parklands, town squares and main streets under a state government scheme aimed at speeding up development assessments for projects that boost jobs and housing. The $250 million funding program is a further attempt by the NSW …

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Indigenous arrest rates are a national crisis, says Marcia Langton

Loading Indigenous people make up around 3 per cent of the population, but more than a quarter of the prison population. Professor Langton worked on the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody from 1989 to 1990, and says its chief recommendation was to ensure prison was a last resort …

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‘Miracles in our own backyards’: Rare urban ecosystems on the brink

“But the cities are incredibly important for biodiversity, and that habitat is being destroyed at a rapid rate of knots,” he said. The shy Australasian bittern is found in 30 towns and cities and yet its numbers may be down to just the hundreds. Sarah Bekessy, a professor with RMIT’s …

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Former NRL halfback cops ban for smearing blood on opponent

Henry was sent from the field after Addison complained to the match official. Blood could be seen coming from Henry’s face as he came from the field. Commentators Jamie Soward and Shaun Timmins were initially unsure why the 30-year-old half was given his marching orders, believing it was punishment for …

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CityCats step in while Kangaroo Point loses its hop

A network of feeder bus services have been in place for at least week while the safety review is completed. Brisbane’s lord mayor Adrian Schrinner announces CityCats will stop at Kangaroo Point.Credit:Fairfax Media “Kangaroo Point has never had a CityCat service, unlike many other parts of the Brisbane River,” Cr …

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Young talent time: Souths sign two more teen stars to NRL deals

South Sydney have ramped up their pursuit of teen talent, signing two standout 17-year-olds to three-year NRL contracts before rugby union could get under their guard. While the Rabbitohs wait for young gun Joseph Suaalii to formally commit, the club has signed Terrell Kalokalo and Davvy Moale on deals that …

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