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Inauguration Day LIVE updates: Joe Biden, Kamala Harris to officially assume US office at heavily guarded ceremony in Washington

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has taken a swipe at Donald Trump as he left the White House for the last time as President, continuing the feud that has been simmering between the pair for more than a year. “He seems like a very happy old man looking forward to a …

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Half of senior students without proficient civics and citizenship knowledge

Loading ACARA chief executive David de Carvalho said he was most concerned by year 10 results, which have not improved since the last tests in 2016 and were considerably lower than in preceding years. “It is disappointing that the results suggest our next generation isn’t demonstrating a sufficient level of …

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‘We’ll be back’: Trump leaves White House ahead of Biden inauguration

Loading “It’s been something very special. We’ve accomplished a lot,” he said, citing the installation of conservative judges, the creation of a space force, the development of coronavirus vaccines and his management of the pre-pandemic economy. “I hope they don’t raise your taxes, but if they do, I told you …

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Captaincy too big an ask for Cummins, says Taylor

With senior decision makers in Australian cricket reluctant to make Steve Smith captain again, the front runner to take over when Paine eventually does depart is Cummins, his deputy. But former skipper Taylor, a well known supporter of Smith regaining the job when it becomes vacant again, argues that asking …

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Two alarming assaults on your freedom by a government that spruiks liberty

Loading Jail sentences for some offences can be 15 or more years, even when little genuine harm results. There is no recognition that leaked information has never killed anyone in Australia. In contrast, secret intelligence generated by Australia and its allies has led to innocent people, including children, being killed …

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Cities, the magnets of civilisation, have lost their pulling power

Maybe it is Australia’s ageing workforce that has made working from home so welcome as the new normal. All that effort on overcrowded public transport, with stiffening limbs and uncertain balance, is no longer necessary. For the mums and dads, sitting angry and alone in traffic, wasting time that could …

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Trump’s record of attempting the terrible – and making a mess of even that

Donald Trump’s presidency reminds one of the joke Woody Allen tells in Annie Hall, about the two old ladies at a restaurant. “The food here is terrible,” one says. “Yes,” agrees the other, “and such small portions.” In Trump’s case, he attempted so many terrible things, and yet did just …

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Your Daily Horoscope for Thursday, January 21

April 20-May 20 Your words carry a lot of weight today, especially in your professional realm. With that in mind, don’t be reluctant to push for what you want. Remember, the squeakiest wheel gets the most oil! Regarding love, couples will benefit from a romantic night in, while singles could …

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‘Expensive brain fart’: Cost of dam project may triple, documents show

Loading The controversial expansion plan was announced by the NSW Nationals in the run-up to the 2019 election, near the height of the recent drought. While WaterNSW says the project would increase the dam’s storage capacity by 53 per cent and provide “a significant improvement in drought resilience”, its own …

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World’s first domestic hydrogen battery developed by Australian firm

Unlike other lithium batteries, it can also constantly recharge itself rather than waiting until it has been fully discharged. Professor Francois Aguey-Zinsou with a LAVO hydrogen battery.Credit:Nick Moir He said the system, which costs around $34,000, has a lifespan around three times longer than current lithium batteries and should last …

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