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‘Inspirational role model’: Incoming Chief Scientist overcame dyslexia to reach the top

“I think it’s really important for us to make sure that our youth realise the importance of science and technology,” she said on Monday. “We’ve seen the science sector come together along with what is [happening] in manufacturing and the ways to take science from the lab to make it …

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Fitzgibbon warns Labor colleagues over Biden-inspired climate push

Privately the resources and agriculture spokesman, who represents the NSW election of Hunter, has raised with his colleagues his fear the ALP is in permanent opposition. Loading “It would be a mistake to conclude that Joe Biden’s narrow win, or indeed the Congressional results, are a green light for climate …

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Why is Trump refusing to concede and what are his legal options?

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Donald Trump was on his golf course wearing a Make America Great Again cap when the verdict on the 2020 US election finally came. After four days of tense vote counting – and four tumultuous years in the White House – the …

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Support for Trump has left our family divided

To prevent major family rifts, which is what would happen given the way our daughter was treated on a recent visit, we have not tried to reason with them, or to simply lay out the facts. How do you reason with pig-headed, racist ignorance?Name withheld, Menzies Creek Divisiveness recalls DLP …

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Optimism emerges from fraught US election

Democracy has done its work. It may have kept Americans, and many around the world, in nail-biting suspense for days, and it may have been smeared by some who should know better, but it got the job done. The next president of the United States, Joe Biden, has won what …

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Masks should go, experts say, as ‘ring of steel’ is abolished

In August, just prior to Victoria recording a peak of 725 new daily coronavirus infections, Mr Andrews announced a “state of disaster”. On Sunday, the government dropped that designation, although the state of emergency established in March was retained. Under Sunday’s new rules, visitor limits remain at two people, plus …

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Cinemas thrilled to reopen, but cap looms as box office bomb

“We are open from Thursday with Tenet, Burnt Orange Heresy, The Translators and the British and Italian film festivals, and we are just delighted to be ramping up,” said Palace Cinemas chief executive Benjamin Zeccola. Village Entertainment chief Kirk Edwards said: “I am incredibly grateful to be able to welcome …

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Suspected influence agent quits Victorian Liberal Party

The Liberal member who has been charged with preparing an act of foreign interference has quit the Victorian division of the party amid calls for him to be suspended. Di Sanh Duong, president of the Oceania Federation of Chinese Organisations and deputy chairman of the Museum of Chinese Australian History …

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US election LIVE updates: Joe Biden defeats Donald Trump, elected 46th President of The United States, Kamala Harris first woman elected Vice-President

Watch President-elect Joe Biden address supporters in Wilmington, Delaware. Thulasendrapuram, India: Waking up to the news of Kamala Harris’ election as Joe Biden’s running mate, overjoyed people in her Indian grandfather’s hometown are setting off firecrackers, carrying her placards and offering prayers. Groups gathered at street corners of the tiny …

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