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From the Archives, 1988: Melbourne’s state-of-the-art tennis centre a triumph

Is it the best tennis complex in the world, as the Premier, Mr Cain, said euphorically yesterday when he arrived to open it? “It’s pretty close,” nodded Chris Evert, president of the Women’s International Tennis Association. “I think it’s been beautifully built for the players and the spectators.” All it …

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Pence refuses to renew Trump for another season

In their defence, we don’t have a shared concept of truth anymore and I accept it’s hard to know whom to believe. Has an election been stolen in an elaborate scheme perpetrated by the mainstream media, the Democrats and Republican officials in states won by Joe Biden, or is that …

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We deserve to tell the stories of our unique lived experience

Washington Post tally, a third of best actor Oscars went to actors playing characters with disabilities between 1988 and 2015. Noting, of course, that the actors themselves were not disabled. “Playing” disabled can be an awe-worthy and lucrative career move. Audiences marvel at an able-bodied actor’s ability to inhabit a …

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Faith column: When a child is born, we can learn about God’s love

Recently I have had a refresher course in how the loving God feels about each one of us. We’ve had our first grandchild and needless to say, the entire clan is smitten. We were lucky enough to spend most of her first month in close proximity; I had forgotten that …

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‘The Safety Slam’: The Australian Open’s bid to reassure us all

Having succeeded in signing up the stars, Australian tennis’ governing body must now turn to the equally stern task of selling the message to Australians – and Victorians specifically – that bringing in more than 1200 players and officials to stage a major international sporting event with a large travelling …

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Superquiz and Target Time, Sunday, January 10

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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‘What an immense gift’: A donor gave life to Prue’s family vision, now she wants to return the favour

She still has eggs in storage and, having realised the immense impact of donating eggs or sperm, says she would join “in a heartbeat” a proposed scheme to allow reimbursement of medical costs to women who freeze their eggs and later decide to donate them. A solution to Australia’s shortage …

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Trump made conservatism “the new punk”, but now Republicans must repudiate him

The alt-right, or alternative right, had emerged some years before as a reaction against the moral vanity and preachy emotionalism of self-styled social justice warriors. But the internet-based movement also took aim at the type of conservatives who harrumph impotently into their fortnightly print editions of the National Review while …

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Childcare savings eaten up as fees rise faster than subsidies

After the new childcare subsidy had been in place for three months, former education minister Dan Tehan issued a statement noting that out-of-pocket costs for parents were an average 11.8 per cent lower than under the old rebates. By October 2020, out-of-pocket costs were just 3.2 per cent lower. Loading …

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