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National security concerns thwart Chinese bid for major builder

Loading “The company in June last year received the indicative proposal from a major international construction company to acquire the Probuild shareholding, but the buyer has advised that the deal would be rejected by the relevant federal government on the grounds of national security,” WBHO said. “This [is] despite all …

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Ex-Roo Mason Wood gets chance at Saints

St Kilda have vacant list spots in 2021 and have used the SSP previously to add Jonathon Marsh and Sam Rowe to their line up in 2019. But they have made no promises to Wood and will assess him along with a number of players to potentially add to their …

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Video shows Capitol rioter beating police officer with an American flag pole

The video adds a new layer of evidence documenting the brutal violence the pro-Trump mob unleashed during the attempted insurrection at the Capitol, where overrun police tried to protect the federal building. One US Capitol Police officer, Brian D Sicknick, was killed in the incident and more than 50 other …

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First lady ‘disappointed’ by Trump supporters’ Capitol riot

The first lady did not say who she was referring to. Last week, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the first lady’s former friend and one-time assistant at the White House, wrote an editorial accusing Mrs Trump of being “complicit in the destruction of America”. Their friendship ended bitterly after Wolkoff, who had …

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In the defining year of his presidency, Joko Widodo faces an incredibly difficult challenge

But Jokowi cannot afford another year of muddling through. Not, at least, without Indonesia paying a high price. More than 24,000 Indonesians have died of COVID-19, with more than 800,000 confirmed cases, according to official data. With some of the world’s lowest testing rates, the real numbers are likely to …

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The big questions facing rugby league this season

Nevertheless, the intoxicating scent of rugby league is never far away. We can already sense the draaaahma. These are the burning issues for the season ahead, as I exclusively see it. Can Mitchell Pearce bounce back? Loading I spoke to the Knights halfback the day it emerged his wedding had …

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Target Time and superquiz, Tuesday, January 12

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 is …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Tuesday, January 12

April 20-May 20 Drop the modesty routine, Taurus. This is your time to shine! A wonderful stellar placement in your sector associated with career and image will give you an affable, confident edge as well as broaden your vision. All of this will woo and dazzle people in places of …

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‘Alarmingly relaxed’: Government slammed for koala inquiry response

Loading “Recommendations such as the government urgently investigates the ‘utilisation of core koala habitat on private land and in state forests to replenish koala habitat lost in the bushfires’ appear to be rejected out of hand,” Cate Faehrmann, the Greens MP and chair of the upper house committee, said. “Many …

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Private IVF clinics cost tens of thousands and people’s dreams

A little under five years ago, my wife and I started going through the IVF process to have a child. Being the product of IVF surrogacy, donor sperm, and a mother, Maggie Kirkman, who is an expert in women’s experiences of infertility, I felt uniquely qualified for the process. However, …

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