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Record COVID-19 cases plague US election’s final countdown

Sixteen states had record one-day increases in new cases on Friday and 11 reported a record number of hospitalised COVID-19 patients. Wisconsin and Iowa – both key battleground states – are among the states recording the biggest increases in coronavirus cases. At a rally in The Villages – a giant …

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Women dip into market for Adore Beauty’s listing

“To me that’s just wonderful and that’s why representation matters.” Adore’s listing is the most valuable float this year and it is the biggest women-led business to list on the ASX, with Ms Morris as co-founder and Tennealle O’Shannessy as chief executive. Ms Morris said lots of the women investing …

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‘One of the great leaders of our times’: Turnbull endorses Macron’s anti-terror plan

“He is right to talk about it strongly. But he is also right to deal with it in a way which does not target all Muslims.” Loading Paty was the 260th victim of terrorism in France since the deadly attack on the Paris headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in …

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Justice must not only be done but also be seen to be done

Loading Counsel Assisting Tony Neal, QC, has had to do some embarrassing gap-filling in the evidentiary trail. Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton and others are among those struggling to explain if they misled the inquiry about the extent of their knowledge of the use of security guards. Is “too many …

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Graduating from Pentridge, the ‘Bluestone College’

The cells had not changed in style from the gold rush and its vast perimeter in a Melbourne suburb made it relatively easy to breach, with contraband coming in and the occasional prisoner getting out. The final attempt at modernisation was a disaster. When Crawford first walked in, they were …

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Needing a cheer up, we await the return of our healers: the artists

There was often a spare seat in the first car that came by, a flag fluttering from the vehicle’s aerial, the space inside shared with balloons, streamers and restless excitement. Here, then, was a quest for the most compelling performing art in our windswept little world. Through the warm months, …

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Job-sharing could be the future – in more ways than one

In a time of significant belt tightening, where there does not seem to be enough work to go around, isn’t it time we started to consider sharing the load more evenly? At this time many organisations are proposing across-the-board cuts in hours as a way of preventing or minimising job …

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NSW to trial its world-first virtual healthcare training technology

Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee said the state government was using emerging technologies to “develop a world-first training simulation”. “This demonstrates how TAFE NSW is working with industry leaders to develop high-tech, immersive training solutions to address real-world challenges,” he said. Health Minister Brad Hazzard said the …

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Buy now, pay later: Will Afterpay’s shareholders foot the bill?

In its survey of 1000 respondents conducted last month, UBS found the proportion of BNPL users on the federal government’s stimulus packages – JobKeeper and JobSeeker – was well above that of non-users. In the case of JobKeeper, the BNPL users participating in the survey were 270 per cent more …

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North Sydney site tipped to reap $80m from developers

Colliers International Jon Chomley, Tom O’Neill and Sophie Tieman have been appointed to market 41 McLaren Street with pricing expectations above $80 million. Other reported deals n the precinct include American asset manager Nuveen putting up a half-interest in North Sydney landmark 101 Miller Street and Greenwood Plaza, with a …

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