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Bitcoin surge continues as it hits $US50,000 for first time

Last Monday, however, the electric car company Tesla sent a tremor through the digital currency markets, saying that it was buying $US1.5 billion in bitcoin as part of a new investment strategy, and that it would soon be accepting bitcoin in exchange for its cars. Then Blue Ridge Bank of …

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Another boys school to become co-ed, as Sydney gets a new girls’ school

Director Tony Farley said the eastern suburbs was dominated by single-sex schools in the public, independent and Catholic systems. “The research we did all indicated that there’s huge demand [for co-ed schooling],” he said. Mr Farley said Champagnat would follow Marist North Shore, which welcomed girls into year 7 for …

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Former premier warns teaching profession facing crisis, change urgently needed

“In the panel’s view, the scale and intensity of change is unmatched by any other era examined in work value cases, dating back to 1970,” Professor Gallop said. He pointed to big increases in students with disabilities, from disadvantaged backgrounds, and with behavioural mental health challenges. He said a policy …

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My co-worker believes IVF is unnatural. Should she keep her views to herself?

Welcome to our new column “Got a minute?” where Dr Kirstin Ferguson tackles questions on the workplace, career and leadership. This week, an opinionated co-worker, a job interview no-no and ageism at work. Illustration by Dionne GainCredit: “I work with a woman who believes IVF is unnatural and who has …

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Fines for NRL’s repeat off-field offenders set to skyrocket

“Part of the future is a close working relationship with the RLPA. Clint Newton is the right CEO to partner with the ARLC/NRL to grow the game.” Loading The focus at Rugby League Central will turn to harsher deterrents to curb off-field incidents after a string of negative headlines during …

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NSW will be able to vaccinate all quarantine workers within three weeks

NSW quarantine and essential border workers will all be vaccinated against the coronavirus within three weeks, with the state set to receive more than 14,000 doses a week of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Australia’s vaccine rollout begins around the country next Monday after the first delivery of 142,000 Pfizer vaccines …

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Don’t cut farmers out: NSW, Victoria demand climate action role for agriculture

Loading “Even before you consider the impact on our mining and manufacturing industries, a net zero emissions policy would destroy any hope of expanding Australian farming,” they wrote in The Australian. However, farmers are already beginning to tap high-value markets with food and fibre grown with sustainable, low emissions techniques …

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The billionaires pushing for Australians to get universal affordable childcare

Ms Forrest will tell the National Press Club on Wednesday it’s hard not to feel utterly frustrated at the lack of progress in the 20 years she’s been championing children’s education. Ms Forrest says the existing system is failing children and their parents. “Today is our ‘line in the sand’ …

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‘Permanent stain’: NSW seeks to allow new powerline in Kosciuszko park

“Such an impact on rare national park is unheard of anywhere else in any modern progressive democracy and in the absence of every effort being taken to avoid the use of overhead transmission, to proceed, could be seen as wilful vandalism,” the MPs said. Loading “Any additional costs incurred from …

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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi faces new charge as crackdown intensifies

On Monday, security forces pointed guns at a group of 1000 demonstrators and attacked them with slingshots and sticks in the city of Mandalay. Local media reported that police also fired rubber bullets into a crowd and that a few people were injured. Loading Protests continued on Tuesday in Yangon, …

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