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The best small soundbars for big audio

It works well with other Sonos gear and you can even use a pair of Sonos Ones ($299 each) as wireless rear speakers for a full five-channel setup. I did this and it sounds incredible, but you’re now at $1200 for the lot. My biggest complaint about the Beam is …

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Surprise! Most people value not dying or getting sick above all else

Loading Since the early days of the pandemic, a feature of the Prime Minister’s approach has been to apply pressure on the states to loosen their restrictions on schools, borders and lockdowns. The response from the premiers and chief ministers has been to tell him that they’ll reopen when they’re …

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Integrity watchdog must have teeth

It has also set the investigative bar high, with it having to hold a “reasonable suspicion” of a criminal offence before launching an inquiry, which would rule out the ability to investigate breaches of codes of conduct such as the rorting of parliamentary perks. On top of that, it would …

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Elder abuse on the rise in Victoria, figures show

In 56.7 per cent of those incidents, an adult son or daughter was the perpetrator against at least one parent. Experts believe the effects of coronavirus-forced lockdowns contributed to the rise in elder abuse, such as in cases where adult offspring spent more time in households with their parents, or …

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‘Disturbing’ lack of detail: Rex Patrick won’t support environment bill

Mr Samuel said the law should be streamlined by making states responsible for assessing development impacts on threatened flora, fauna and World Heritage areas. A bill to implement these changes passed through the lower house in August and could come before the Senate as soon as next week. Loading Labor …

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Manhunt under way after terror attack in Vienna

At a press conference on Tuesday, Nehammer said six sites in inner-city Vienna were targeted and authorities were working on the assumption there were several more shooters working together. He said it was unclear if the man and his group were part of a coordinated IS attack. Nehammer said while …

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Experiencing a revival: Election cake, a forgotten recipe

It seems fitting, then, during the 2020 presidential race, when a final vote count by the end of the night seems highly unlikely, to revive the tradition of the election cake. Loading Reporter Marian Burros brought the story and recipe to The New York Times in 1988, adapting the cake …

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‘Not heading for elimination’: Victorians warned against complacency

“It’s our job to be really vigilant,” he said. “But … we can’t now get into a mindset that says, ‘well, it’s probably over’.” The government’s strategy has the backing of epidemiologist John Mathews, from the University of Melbourne, who said that without a vaccine and with travellers arriving from …

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What happens if there’s no clear result on election night?

According to a White House-sourced article by Axios’ Jonathan Swan, Trump had privately workshopped the scenario in recent weeks even “describing plans to walk up to a podium on election night and declare he has won”. In theory, a candidate could claim victory at any time — but they still …

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‘Dogged, tenacious, enduring’: Alice Pung’s lockdown lesson in love

But we also knew that despite media reports, this was not the worst time ever. Loading “Those people who think that a state government trying its best to protect us from death is deliberately making them suffer the worst they’ve ever suffered should try surviving the Killing Fields of Cambodia,” …

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