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Porsche driver Richard Pusey granted bail under ‘strict and rigorous’ conditions

Loading In granting bail on Friday, magistrate Donna Bakos said those risks could be mitigated by applying strict conditions. She said Mr Pusey had a stable address and the support of his wife and parents. He had tried unsuccessfully to secure a placement in four residential treatment clinics, showing that …

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No ‘bang for buck’: Budget is big on political correctness, weak on job creation

First, give tax breaks and incentives to businesses, in the hope that this will induce them to expand their operations, spending more on capital equipment and new employees. Second, give tax cuts (or maybe one-off cash grants) to individual taxpayers or welfare recipients, in the hope that they will spend …

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Final questions: Lions enter the Danger zone

Should he play forward against the Lions, Darcy Gardiner appears the man most likely to take him. In terms of height and weight, they match up well. Gardiner is 193 centimetres and 92 kilograms, Dangerfield 189cm and 92kg. However, Dangerfield is likely to spend more time in the midfield against …

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Victoria well placed to take ‘significant steps’ out of lockdown on Sunday, Premier says

Friday’s two new infections take the statewide 14-day rolling case average to 9.3 new cases per day. That exceeds the 14-day five-case average the state government had hoped to achieve by the end of this week, but Mr Andrews has said an average of 10, or thereabouts, could be “as …

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‘Your little patch of bush’: Sharing Melbourne with endangered animals

Protecting remote habitat is essential for protecting biodiversity and rare species like the swift parrot, but ecologists are also increasingly recognising the importance of green urban areas in Australia’s major cities to threatened species. In fact, a quarter of Australia’s threatened plants and 45 per cent of threatened animals can …

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Xbox Series X brings cutting edge tech to decades of games

Native integration of old games might not be the sexiest next-gen feature, but I’m excited for how accessible decades of classics are on this machine. Even if you’re new to gaming, the Microsoft Store (and the subscription Xbox Game Pass service) is stacked with goodness from Banjo Kazooie to Prince …

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French company commits to $900m for local submarine manufacturing jobs

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age this week revealed Defence officials had secretly budgeted for the submarines to cost almost $80 billion five years ago, despite publicly stating at the time the estimated price tag was $50 billion. Loading Naval Group will on Friday release an expression of interest …

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Sutton evidence to inquiry on security guards under question

As the most visible health official in the Andrews government, Professor Sutton’s authority might have been enough to raise questions about the use of private security guards, as he later did, on the basis that a casual and ill-trained workforce was not equipped to work in the hazardous environment of …

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Parliament beefs up cyber security after two major attacks in 2019

“It is not appropriate to publicly disclose wide-ranging details of cyber security controls or of cyber security incidents,” she said. “DPS continues to work with relevant agencies and to refine and deploy cyber security measures.” Loading The October 2019 attack involved targeting the personal email accounts of several parliamentary staffers …

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