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Not just Collingwood, AFL, we all need to do better on racism

Loading Moore was earnest in his wish for Collingwood – the team his father captained – to be a better version of itself. “We’re going to champion that change,” he said. Hearing Moore, I was struck by the gulf between Collingwood’s embarrassing racial history and the values of many contemporary …

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ASX set to open lower as Wall Street slides

The Commerce Department said US retail sales soared a seasonally adjusted 5.3 per cent in January from the month before. It was the biggest increase since June and much larger than the 1 per cent rise Wall Street analysts had expected. The jump was largely driven by the $US600 ($774) …

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‘It’s like a DMZ’: Car park DA prompts development fears for Canterbury racecourse

Brian Hudson of the residents’ group said the application was “just the first step” to selling the whole racecourse. An ATC spokesperson said the reason for its bid to decommission its use of the car park, used for overflow, was that it was more efficient to have parking in the …

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Labor’s nervous troops fear an election under Jodi McKay

Two heavyweights of the union movement were walking the corridors of Macquarie Street on Tuesday – the outspoken Gerard Hayes, head of the Health Services Union, and Daniel Walton, the national secretary of the Australian Workers Union. While it is not uncommon for union bosses to pay a visit, this …

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Revealed: No deal yet for boosted AstraZeneca doses

“Of course there is scope to have that conversation,” Ms Chatwin said, “but our focus right now is on delivering the commitment we’ve made to the Australian government of 53 million doses.” Ms Chatwin said AstraZeneca and CSL were on track to deliver the first vials by the end of …

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Social distancing about to get harder on Sydney public transport

Two per cent of the city’s services are pushing past the recommended social distancing measures, which are marked by green dots on trains and buses. Mr Constance said they would still be a useful guide during non-peak periods. “It does remind people, particularly in the off-peak services, to go and …

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Using super for homes will mean ‘bigger mortgages’, Labor says

But Mr Clare, in Labor’s strongest comments on the suggestion, said the idea ignored the low levels of superannuation most young people had, especially after many cleared out their retirement nest eggs under the early access scheme during the pandemic recession. Loading He will reference former finance minister Mathias Cormann …

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Security expert checked CCTV after claim of Parliament cover-up

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has promised an independent review of the way Parliament supports its members’ staff after former staffer Ms Higgins accused him of victim-blaming her, and revealed she didn’t know many of the details about her own alleged assault until this week. Dr Thom became one of a …

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Rush Limbaugh, US conservative radio host, dies aged 70

Washington: Provocative and polarising US talk radio luminary Rush Limbaugh, a leading voice on the American political right since the 1980s who boosted and was honoured by former president Donald Trump, has died at the age of 70 after suffering from lung cancer, his family has announced. Limbaugh, who pioneered …

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Former Trump casino implodes, marking the end of an era in Atlantic City

He estimated the remaining pile of rubble is about eight stories tall, and would be removed by June 10. Some of it could be used by environmentalists interested in building an artificial fishing reef off the coast of Atlantic City. The removal of the one-time jewel of former president Donald …

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