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Victoria records more than 200 cases and 17 deaths

On Saturday, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has said Victoria is on a trend to hit fewer than 150 new daily coronavirus cases this week. ”The overall trend is positive,” Professor Sutton said. “Next week we, if we carry on like this, we’ll see numbers below 150.” Chief Health Officer Brett …

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‘Wonderful timing’: UWA Choral Society to return to the stage at Government House

Coincidentally, WA Governor Kim Beazley had a plan to open up the Government House ballroom to help breathe life into an arts sector struggling with the impact of COVID-19. Loading It was, Ms Kirkman said, “wonderful timing”. And so a Sunday Afternoon with the UWA Choral Society came to be. …

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Wettest August day in 20 years; chilly day ahead before week warms up

While the mercury will reach 12 degrees in Melbourne on Sunday, the “real feel” when factoring in rain and wind will feel more like 3-4 degrees, an increase on Saturday when the adjusted temperature was near-freezing. “It’ll be pretty cold again,” Christie Johnson, senior forecaster at the Bureau of Meteorology, …

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Solving the Fremantle Port and bridge puzzle

Fremantle Port is the main port servicing Perth. Its physical presence, history and hands-on jobs are the beating heart of Fremantle. It is difficult to imagine Fremantle without massive cargo ships and cranes going about their business. The semi-industrial nature of Fremantle is a large part of what makes the …

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The secret visit that helped Grant Hackett topple King Kieren

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size To really understand the interest and pressure on Australia’s athletes at the Sydney Olympics, you have to go back and look at the numbers. Not the times, or the heights, or the weights or distances, but the television ratings. Grant Hackett had …

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Search continues for kayaker missing on Logan River

The search continues for a man who disappeared when a kayak overturned on the Logan River on Saturday, throwing two men into the water. Police were called to the overturned kayak about 12.10pm in the Alberton stretch of the river, which is within the City of Gold Coast boundaries but …

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Photos of the week, August 20, 2020

19/42 Metropolitan Aboriginal Land Council CEO, Nathan Moran, (front) chair Yvonne Weldon, and Josh Marr, Land Conservation Officer, in Reconciliation Park, Redfern. Aboriginal Australians’ land rights have been impeded under a recent NSW government program that forced them into negotiations with bureaucrats for areas in which they already had legal …

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Three men charged over separate sports rage incidents

Police arrested the 26-year-old at the field and charged him with assault occasioning actual bodily harm. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Broken Hill Local Court on September 22. In a separate incident on the state’s Central Coast, a 12-year-old boy was allegedly assaulted by a 39-year-old man …

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Trump accuses ‘deep state’ of delaying coronavirus vaccine until after US election

Trump often uses Twitter to criticise federal agencies, sometimes accusing them of being controlled by the “deep state” in an apparent reference to long-serving staff who, in Trump’s eyes, are determined to undermine his agenda. His tweet increases the pressure on the FDA after Peter Marks, director of its Centre …

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Poisoning gives the Kremlin plausible deniability

It’s scary to not be able to breathe. That was the first thing I felt, both times the poisoning symptoms began to set in. Both times were in Moscow – the first, on May 26, 2015; the second, on February 2, 2017. My chest was expanding, all the normal physical …

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