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‘Crop circle’ patterns frozen into the surface of Alabama creek

“It appeared a bit frightening, since we had no idea what caused it. We quickly went outside onto our deck and then to our lower deck to see this amazing sight. It looked like crop circles you might see when you are looking from an airplane.” The Kirkham home sits …

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ASX set to slide lower; Wall Street eyes bond yield threat

The benchmark index slipped 0.2 per cent, extending its losing streak to a fourth day, after wavering between small gains and losses for most of the day. A majority of the companies in the S&P 500 rose, but losses in health care, communication services and other stocks outweighed gains by …

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Out of work in Victoria: Travelling musician Wylie Miller’s life changed in an instant when the cruise ships, crowds and stages fell silent

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size As the coronavirus pandemic upended life across the world last March, almost 900,000 jobs evaporated in Australia – a wipe-out the scale of which has not seen since the Great Depression. Victoria was hit hard; in 100 days from February, an estimated …

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‘If America is smart, it will back Australia’: Cormann prepares for OECD decision

“If America is smart, it will back Australia,” Runde said. “There are a lot of lenses to look at this through but the great global power competition is the lens they should look through first. “The United States should recognise that Australia is taking it on the chin by being …

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‘Abuse of power’: Inner West mayor fights possible suspension

He said if either of the councillors in question, Colin Hesse and Pauline Lockie, had apologised, then that could’ve been used to bolster a finding in civil court proceedings that the statements were defamatory. Loading If they chose not to apologise, then that could’ve been seen as an aggravating factor …

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Perth welcomes home a no longer starry-eyed boy from Oz, Tim Minchin

And accompanying Minchin for his opener, Summer Romance, was festival artistic director Iain Grandage on piano. Loading It was a fitting opening as Minchin’s lyrics “I’m holding on” crescendoed to accompanying drums and enlivened the senses to the mental journey that everyone had been on before that moment. “If you …

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Council refers media leak of missing millions to ICAC

The missing money was investigated by council auditors after Georges River absorbed Kogarah and Hurstville councils during the 2016 amalgamations. Council papers show that in the wake of the Herald story, councillor Con Hindi put questions to the general manager, asking: “Has this matter been reported to ICAC as a …

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Stan Sport eye smart televisions as solution to rugby’s pub blackout

Tabcorp officials were initially concerned Racing NSW chief executive Peter V’landys – who is also the chairman of the ARL Commission – had not been consulted prior to the deal being done, and continue to see little upside to having rugby competing with racing for screens in pubs. The other …

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Extend paid sick leave to everyone: Labor-linked think tank

The money, based on hours worked or services delivered, would go into a trust fund that would follow workers from job to job and cover their income when they were on leave. McKell’s Victorian executive director, Ryan Batchelor, said while each industry should determine its own arrangements and payment rates …

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‘It was our economy, now we are dirt poor’: First Nations people dispossessed of water

Loading “Prior to invasion our people owned and managed 100 per cent of the water in the basin. Now, we have just a tiny amount of ownership,” Mr Kennedy said. “We shared and managed the water for the animals and plants. It was our economy. But it was taken away …

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