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Holidaymakers swap bookings as states close borders

“It’s up to the person who’s made the booking to contact them and work it out – I’m not here to hold hands or help anyone do it,” Ms Jammal said. While some group members have successfully transferred bookings, others have complained that caravan parks have cancelled their bookings without …

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‘A pitiful response’: Global economic inequality a side effect of vaccines development

“It’s clear that developing countries, and especially poorer developing countries, are going to be excluded for some time,” said Richard Kozul-Wright, director of the division of globalisation and development strategies at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development in Geneva. “Despite the understanding that vaccines need to be seen …

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Top of the pops: Gladys Berejiklian should beat Jacinda Ardern in the 2020 popularity stakes

Loading Through it all, Berejiklian kept steady, acknowledging failures and addressing them. She has ended the year strong, a model of “proportionality”, to use her word. NSW has developed systems that the rest of Australia – indeed the world – should be emulating. Former chief medical officer Brendan Murphy points …

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How to lose weight and stay sane: give up social media

I asked our social media editor Beth Newman for help and she got onto it right away, logging the issue with Twitter in Australia. She warned me, however, Twitter “can be frustratingly slow with responding – ironic for a platform of immediate communication”. The Twitterverse was quick to tell me …

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Experience is a great teacher – what did you learn from 2020?

We learnt as a nation that our natural environment, and thus our livelihoods, could be destroyed swiftly and comprehensively by the effects of a warming planet. Barely were we through those fires when we faced another national challenge, one that again required us to draw strength from community networks. The …

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‘Champion of merit’: Donald Trump’s early Christmas gift to Scott Morrison hit the spot

A Bluey-led recovery Loading And while this year the Prime Minister appeared to support a gas-led recovery for the nation’s economy, I think it’s time we recognised that our best chance of economic recovery is a fictional blue heeler. Bluey, the animated ABC series of 7-minute episodes, is no longer …

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Superquiz and Target Time, Sunday, December 27

SUNDAY TARGET TIME Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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Former Matildas using W-League as springboard back into national team

Yeoman-Dale, 26, hasn’t played for Australia since 2017. She hasn’t played for the Western Sydney Wanderers since the 2018-19 season, during which she suffered an ankle knock that she initially played and trained through, but worsened over time. Georgia Yeoman-Dale hasn’t played for the Matildas since 2017.Credit:Getty It was eventually …

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Fair Trading fines 238 real estate agents in five years for underquoting

Underquoting can mean prospective buyers waste time and money on building and pest reports and solicitors’ fees investigating a property that was never in their price range. One Sydney house hunter, who has been looking seriously for six months, said his experience was that underquoting was “endemic”. “Just get their …

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‘I feel naked without my phone’: 99pc of Australian smartphone users experience ‘nomophobia’

“It might seem quite an innocuous emotion to be fearful of not having a smartphone, because it does seem like a rational response when smartphones are so entrenched into our everyday lives,” Mr Kaviani said. “But it also means we are more likely to use it when we shouldn’t be …

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