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Hawkins tests negative for COVID-19

McLachlan disclosed Hawkins’ test result, but wasn’t sure if he was supposed to do so. “100 per cent [Hawkins has tested negative for COVID-19]. That was last night,” the CEO said. “You didn’t know that? “I don’t know if I should have told that … things get out, but people …

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It’s Google’s world. We just live in it

It isn’t just that I am spending more time in a Google search, either. The Silicon Valley company has leveraged the act of looking for something online into such a vast technology empire that it has crept into my home, my work, my devices and much more. It has become …

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iPhone 12 a stunning upgrade, but camera wizardry sets pro model apart

Last year’s introduction of night mode photography looked incredible at the time, but in comparison this year’s photos look even more vivid and well lit. Regular night mode photos of my plant corner now look even better, but the difference in night mode is far more pronounced on the 12 …

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Conflict concern: Minister’s former employer handled review into his office

It also found there was no evidence of a serious misuse of work expenses, with the same conclusions in a parallel review into the electorate office of former defence minister Kevin Andrews. Loading The government paid the law firm $50,000 for the two reviews but this masthead revealed last week …

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AEC urged to name more federal seats after women ahead of next election

But a joint submission from prominent female academics and community leaders argues naming an electorate after Hawke “should not be the preference”. It has suggested up to 10 women worthy of recognition, including Tucker and Melbourne’s Dame Nellie Melba, the first Australian to achieve international recognition as a classical musician. …

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‘Incredibly exciting’: These marsupials are endangered. Now, there’s new life and hope

About 30 rock wallabies were introduced over the next four years, with the aim of establishing a self-sustaining population, but they didn’t flourish as hoped, says Derek Sandow, coordinator of the Grampians Ark program for Parks Victoria. Brush-tailed rock wallabies.Credit:Aussie Ark “Predators like foxes and feral cats are a big …

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‘No problem’: Duterte says he’d happily go to jail for drug killings

At least two complaints for crimes against humanity and mass murder in connection with Duterte’s campaign are being examined by an International Criminal Court prosecutor, who will determine whether there is enough evidence to open a full-scale investigation. Loading Duterte responded to the complaints by withdrawing the Philippines from the …

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Golf resumes at Northcote course as local debate tees off

Loading Bill Jennings, who launched the We Play Golf at Northcote website, believes sharing the course is a slippery slope towards closing it to golfers. He said the public course was one of the few affordable ways for new and diverse players to discover golf. “I think that golf’s not …

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Food and warm clothes for Chinese soldier captured in disputed border

The Chinese side informed their Indian counterparts of the missing individual and were informed shortly afterward that he had been found and would be returned after undergoing a medical checkup, a spokesperson for the Western Theatre Command, Zhang Shuili, was quoted as saying on Tuesday. Hu Xijin, editor of The …

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COVID-19 likely to become ‘endemic’ like annual flu, says UK Chief Scientist

“We can’t be certain, but I think it’s unlikely we will end up with a truly sterilising vaccine, something that completely stops infection, and it’s likely this disease will circulate and be endemic. “And this starts to look more like annual flu than anything else and that may be the …

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