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Federal politicians ordered into quarantine until Friday after WA COVID-19 scare

Loading The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Tony Smith, spoke with the President of the Senate, Scott Ryan, on Sunday night and decided none of the people on the flight should come to Parliament until further notice. Late on Sunday, the ACT Deputy Chief Health Officer Vanessa Johnston confirmed …

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Tokyo Olympics plan is tempting disaster

All along, Japan has resisted national lockdowns to keep its economy open. Although a state of emergency has been declared in 11 prefectures, including Tokyo, it continues to rely on voluntary measures such as suggesting that bars and restaurants close at 8 pm and asking people to avoid indoor gatherings. …

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Don’t stop the game – it’s nothing new

Loading These fears are overblown. Episodes of prices being driven to wildly unhinged levels due to herd trading by massive numbers of small investors are not new. They are about as common as people who are famous for being famous, the commonly invoked example being the Kardashian family (to which …

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Aston defamation case confronting for a reason

If you’re a stocks nerd, or a politics nerd, or vaguely interested in the business world, Joe Aston’s Rear Window column in The Australian Financial Review is a good read. Part of what it makes it interesting is, to quote Federal Court Justice Michael Lee last week, Aston’s “characteristic acerbity”. …

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Beaches Link tunnel built on our old way of life

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, the planned multibillion-dollar Beaches Link tunnel under Middle Harbour was an outdated transport solution. The pandemic has amply shown that we can successfully and productively decentralise where we work, unclog the roads and revitalise local communities. So the notion of yet another massive toll road …

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Is Langer ready to embrace his own mantra of ‘elite honesty’?

While “cricket Twitter” has focused on the irreverent – the player, Marnus Labuschagne, with the toasted cheese sandwich in his pocket – the Herald and The Age’s report detailing the coach’s intense management style on the weekend has created plenty of chatter among insiders. In the hours after the story was …

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It’s very realistic to say that we’ll have a second team in Brisbane in 2023: V’landys’ NRL bombshell

The NRL is yet to secure a free-to-air television deal beyond 2022, but the code believes adding a new team into the competition for the first time since the Gold Coast Titans were accepted in 2007 will be of interest to Nine Entertainment Co. The NRL is waiting on a …

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Ocean pools woven into Sydney’s largest aquatic centre since 2000 Olympics

The ability to alter the pool’s depth makes it suitable for multiple uses ranging from water polo to swimming lessons for young children. Mr Burges described the indoor pool and children’s water-play area as the “grand room of the facility”, whose roof features all-timber spans. The architects took inspiration from …

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State toughens building laws to ban combustible cladding

In March 2018 – following the 2017 Grenfell Tower fire that killed 72 people in London and a 2014 blaze at the Lacrosse building in Melbourne’s Docklands – Mr Wynne issued a ministerial directive that surveyors in Victoria could grant building permits only for multistorey projects using cladding products that …

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