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Doctors bridge political divide in fight against mitochondrial disease

Loading The Coalition will allow its MPs a conscience vote on the issue, which some religious members of Parliament argue is unethical and a slippery slope to “designer” babies. Labor is also likely to allow a conscience vote, which would be the first in Parliament since the 2017 same-sex marriage …

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Almost alone: Australia isolated on climate despite PM’s ambitions

The President has also launched a $2 trillion green stimulus fund, which will include funding for electric vehicle manufacturing, which he claims will generate one million new jobs across the automotive supply chain. The US agency responsible for government vehicles, the General Services Administration, said the government is “working with …

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Wealthy Victorians least likely to support climate action: poll

About 35 per cent of wealthy respondents said they were unconcerned about climate change, compared with about 30 per cent of those who described themselves as working class. Almost 40 per cent of wealthy Victorians said they didn’t think the government should take action on climate change, compared with about …

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Tens of thousands protest Myanmar coup despite internet ban

By evening, the protesters had mostly dispersed. But for a fifth night, a cacophony rose in the darkness as people banged on pots, pans and drums in a show of resistance even as power cuts affected many districts of the city. People make three-finger salutes during an anti-coup march.Credit: Thousands …

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Police shoot dead a street juggler in Chile, setting off protests

There were also confrontations between protesters and police in the capital, Santiago, hundreds of miles north of Panguipulli. Some Twitter users posted footage of the blazes in Panguipulli with the hashtag, “He didn’t die, they assassinated him.” “It happened in broad daylight in a moment of complete peace and without …

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Vietnam expects to receive first COVID vaccines before end of March

The government cited a WHO official as saying that the vaccine it will receive under the COVAX scheme is made by AstraZeneca. The health ministry approved the AstraZeneca vaccine for domestic inoculations on January 30. Apart from the COVAX scheme, the government has earlier said it would buy up to …

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Bushfire scheme takes pork-barrelling to new level

Its cup runneth over! No less than a quarter of the available funds – $45 million – went into just that one electorate. That included $15.5 million to AKD Softwoods in Tumut; $13.1 million to Visy Pulp and Paper, owned by big-time Liberal Party donor Anthony Pratt; $12.5 million to …

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Lost and found: Brother’s tribute is national memorial to lives lost

Lucy King with the collection of old architecture plans belonging to her grandfather John Crust who was one of the architects of the Australian War Memorial. Credit:Australian War Memorial Her grandfather was one of the architects behind the Memorial. Crust’s younger brother William had been killed in France during World …

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Sydneysiders voting with their feet and opting for sea or tree change

The family is renting in Ocean Shores and looking to buy, part of a trend that pushed up Byron Bay’s property prices by 37 per cent in 2020, as reported by the Domain House Price Report. Amanda says she and Julian have not had time to feel lonely because they …

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How NRL allowed Immortal’s treasure trove of memorabilia to end up in Victoria

It means the Immortal’s prized possessions have ended up in AFL heartland in Victoria rather than the league states of NSW or Queensland. “A window of opportunity presented itself,” Churchill’s son Rodney said. “My mum is 94 and I can’t wait for the NRL to decide whether they want it. …

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