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Clearer focus on the past helps secure Assassin’s Creed’s future

Three games into its rebirth era, whatever Assassin’s Creed once was, it is definitively not that anymore. Momentum is no longer the most important play pillar. The endless oceans of easily clambered two-story rooftops seen in Venice and Constantinple have faded into the historical record once more. Topography does not …

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‘This is a break-up’: Buckley responds to Treloar, Stephenson claims

“The leaders were aware of the decision that the list management group had made soon after the season. That was done out of respect for the leaders and [for them to] provide genuine support. “There was one one specific bit of on-field feedback [to Treloar] related to on-field connection … …

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Expense and emissions may see household use of gas flame out

Despite the federal government’s promise of a ‘gas-fired recovery’ from the COVID-19 recession,the future of natural gas in Australia is far from assured. The industry faces serious economic andenvironmental challenges. Firstly, gas is increasingly expensive. And, secondly, it is a fossil fuel. It is cleaner than coal, but it is …

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What climate wars? The Coalition’s ship is changing tack

The other key point is there are growing signs the Coalition’s ship on climate change is turning. The seas are shifting. Mounting climate disasters are undeniable, seared into our consciousness with the bushfires as we are painfully reliving with the findings of the royal commission. Global climate action and technologies …

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Prisons struggle to swat drug-smuggling drones

Documents obtained by The Age show drones have slipped past prison defences that until recently were hobbled by a reliance on manual observation by guard patrols and CCTV to protect airspace over the sprawling complexes. One incident report, released through freedom of information, shows authorities failed to detect a drone …

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Legal system celebrates the return of ‘wonderful’ jury trials

“It’s a very important civic duty to be involved in. I think jury verdicts – when they’re delivered by 12 independent people who don’t know each other from Adam, who bring all sorts of views from all walks of life, independently, dispassionately sitting here listening to a case and then …

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Schrinner confident councillor can work remotely after giving birth

Cr Cook said she welcomed the lord mayor’s comments but said he did not contact her this week about the apparent likelihood of her being able to join the meetings remotely. Loading “As always, I am happy to work with council to see changes made and equity achieved,” she said. …

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Investors must be safeguarded from shady products

It is a basic rule of investment that higher returns come with higher risks. But too many ordinary people are still ignoring this precept for a very common class of financial products which leaves them open to fraud and scams. At the weekend, The Age reported on the huge losses …

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Trump begging emails raise questions about ‘stolen election’ slush fund

And some border on unhinged aggression, like the email from Team Trump 2020, which chastises anyone that hasn’t yet donated to the incumbent President’s so-called “Election Defence Fund”. “This is your FINAL NOTICE. So far, you’ve ignored all our emails asking you to join us in DEFENDING THE ELECTION. You’ve …

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Premier flags first move on face masks as pressure grows on rules

The cautious approach came as Victoria recorded its 16th ‘double doughnut’ day of no new COVID-19 cases or deaths. For the first time since March 13, Victoria also recorded a fortnight with no new mystery cases. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 3762 mystery cases (an infection …

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