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Federal Liberals blast WA Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup’s ‘lemon’ green energy policy

He said he and his colleagues, including Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor and fellow WA MP Rick Wilson – whose electorate covers the Collie coal region – did not support the policy. “The WA state Liberal leadership had conceded defeat, so their green energy policy is academic,” he said. “We …

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‘I’m a great friend, but I’m a horrible enemy’: The maverick fighting the AFL concussion war

Jess has assumed a role as the public face of a quest for what he sees as justice for the legions of past players who he claims have been let down by the AFL’s handling of concussion. It has become his raison d’etre. Concerned about the impact of CTE, he …

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Macquarie University slashes 82 jobs to save $25million

Macquarie University will cut up to 82 academic staff to make a $25 million saving as the impact of the coronavirus on international student enrolments continues to hit the sector hard this year. The university’s vice chancellor Bruce Dowton said sector-wide financial challenges exacerbated by COVID-19 would result in between …

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I pulled off my dream wedding for $1000 – yes, it’s possible

It is every bride’s dream to have that special wedding dress. After trying on countless gowns that transformed me into a super-sized meringue, it just wasn’t happening for me. Time for plan B. I knew my mother still had her wedding dress, but would it fit me and would it …

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Embracing a new diet has rewritten who I thought I was

Loading But in my own house with my own food choices, I’ve found it surprisingly easy, because bloody hell I feel so good. Once I understood the triggers for the rioting gremlins in my belly, it was blessed relief to live without them. Even if that means subsisting on cabbage, …

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The heroic librarians who stood against Nazi rules during World War II

My favourite is Dorothy Reeder. She began her career at Washington’s Library of Congress and came to Paris alone in 1929. At the ALP, she started in the periodicals section and worked her way up to the role of directress. In the northern summer of 1939, when the US embassy …

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Truth is at stake in the great vaccine debate

The only principle at stake amid the effort to curb a pandemic that has claimed nearly 2.5 million lives globally, shut borders and wrought economic damage rivalling the Great Depression is truth. Police stop motorists at a checkpoint in Genoa as they enter Victoria from NSW. Credit:Rachel Mounsey The falsehood we must …

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Mask easing marks start of path to a normal life, experts say

“It just stands to reason that as you move through the vaccination program … perhaps the risk is deemed lower and there are more things we can do.” The Premier said there were no plans so far to allow international flights back to Melbourne, leaving Victoria’s hotel quarantine system that …

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US implicates Saudi Crown Prince in Jamal Khashoggi’s killing

Washington: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince likely approved an operation to kill or capture a US-based journalist inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, according to a newly declassified US intelligence report that could escalate pressure on the Biden administration to hold the kingdom accountable for a murder that drew bipartisan and …

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From academia to animal shelter: Keeping poverty from the door during COVID

The meagre pay supplements the carers’ allowance she qualifies for because of her eight-year-old son’s autism. But it’s rarely enough for the single mother to keep poverty far from the door. “The animal shelter is my side gig to put money on the table.” Loading Briefly, early on in the …

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