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No increase to Victorian suicide rate during COVID-19 pandemic

There has been no increase to the number of Victorians dying by suicide this year during the coronavirus pandemic. State Coroner John Cain on Thursday released fresh data on the number of suicide deaths between January 1 and August 26, showing there were two fewer suicides in Victoria compared with …

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Only small changes needed to stay in contention, says proud Rudan

“It’s been a terrific season. Sometimes in life and sport it doesn’t go your way. I thought we were the better team but you have to take your moments and opportunities. “We had a fantastic opportunity with Stevie Lustica at 0-0, Tom Glover [City’s goalkeeper] makes a tremendous save. There …

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Ramsay Health Care profit plunges 48 per cent in face of COVID-19

Mr McNally said most of those agreements had now ceased and with the exception of Victoria, surgical activity for this financial year has been above last year. He said the pandemic had been one of the most “remarkable” periods in his 33 year career with the company but said Ramsay’s …

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Woolworths profit falls 20 per cent despite panic buying in pandemic

Despite Australians’ panic buying in the pandemic, supermarket giant Woolworths has seen its profits decline as COVID-19 safety measures in its stores inflated costs and coronavirus lockdowns hurt its pubs and pokies business. Releasing its annual results on Thursday morning, Woolworths said its net profit from continuing operations fell 21.8 …

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Flight Centre swings to $662m loss on COVID-19 travel restrictions

Flight Centre has swung into the red after the COVID-19 pandemic brought global travel to a standstill, but says demand is starting to recover in countries where borders have reopened. The ASX-listed travel agency on Thursday morning reported a $662 million net loss for the 12 months to June 30, …

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Victoria’s police chief ‘absolutely concerned’ about anti-lockdown protesters

Another officer is then seen pointing a canister of pepper spray at the gathered group. “You see how quickly they make something aggressive?” the man filming says. “These guys are meant to be here to protect us”. Video footage shows a gathering of large groups of people walking in Dandenong …

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How to master the streaming universe

Of course there are still times when you’re after something in particular. It soon becomes tedious trawling through all the rental services in search of a cult films like The Blues Brothers, or scouring the streaming libraries for classic television like Seinfeld. If you’re a tightwad like me, there’s always …

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Victoria records 113 new coronavirus cases, 23 deaths

Victoria has recorded its lowest COVID-19 daily case total in almost two months, with 113 cases recorded in the past 24 hours. It is the lowest daily number since July 5, when the state recorded 74 cases. Another 23 Victorians have lost their lives to coronavirus, a near-record in the …

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Melissa King named 2022 FIBA Women’s World Cup CEO

Melissa King will lead the 2020 FIBA Women’s World Cup in Sydney after being appointed chief executive of the event. King is a former chief executive of Surf Life Saving Australia and will work closely with local organising committee chairman David Reid and event advisory boards to prepare Sydney to …

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