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‘Changed tune’: Barilaro says parts of Kosciuszko should be horse-free

Loading “I remain 100 per cent committed to managing the very sensitive areas of the iconic Kosciuszko National Park on the basis of the best available science,” Mr Kean said. “We will always have wild horses in Kosci, but 14,000 is still too many. If we want to preserve this …

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Uganda bans social media ahead of presidential election

At 38, Wine is half the age of President Yoweri Museveni and has attracted a large following among young people in a nation where 80 per cent of the population are under 30, rattling the ruling National Resistance Movement party. Wine is considered the frontrunner among 10 candidates challenging Museveni, …

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Sheldon Adelson, billionaire casino magnate and Trump donor, dies

“If you do things differently, success will follow you like a shadow,” he said during a 2014 talk to the gambling industry in Las Vegas. Blunt yet secretive, the squatly built Adelson resembled an old-fashioned political boss and stood apart from most American Jews, who for decades have supported Democrats …

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Divers recover ‘black box’ from crashed Indonesian plane

The recovery is expected to help investigators determine what caused the Boeing 737-500 plane to nosedive into the ocean in heavy rain shortly after takeoff from Jakarta on Saturday. TV stations showed divers on an inflatable vessel with a large white container containing the device heading to a Jakarta port. …

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Trump ban signals tipping point for social media platforms

Twitter’s decision was therefore a response to a continuing civic emergency. I find it hard to see how any responsible player could have behaved differently. Would McCormack advocate for Twitter to allow the planning of other kinds of terrorism – such as Islamic terrorism? Surely not. Deputy Prime Minister Michael …

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Twitter’s decision to ban Donald Trump is chilling if you care about free speech

Trump took to Twitter the following day to assure his supporters that they would never be “disrespected”, and inform them he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration on January 20. Twitter acted, concerned that Trump’s supporters would see his tweets as a green light for further violent protest. Even if …

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Opal Tower builder chosen to redevelop historic North Sydney Olympic Pool

Loading “The pool is being transformed from a lap-swimming pool to a pool for the whole community,” she said. Councillor MaryAnn Beregi was concerned some councillors had not seen the contract or a probity plan for the project. She found out a builder had been appointed via an announcement on …

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Olympians should have access to COVID vaccine, says Campbell

Frontline health workers and vulnerable parts of the community, including those in aged care homes, will be at the top of the list to get the two-step immunisation. Normally, healthy, ultra-fit Olympians would be well down the pecking order given their low-risk demographic. Around 500 doses of the vaccine would …

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Target Time and superquiz, Wednesday, January 13

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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