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No new cases in Victoria as first vaccination phase to finish late

But Professor Kidd said the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation had decided not to halt the rollout of the vaccine, because another wave of COVID-19 presented the greater threat to the Australian population. “While at this time we don’t have evidence of causality, the …

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He’s quiet for a reason

Well, you don’t say. It’s amazing what effect cutting funding to universities over successive decades can have. Then to turn around and blame universities for finding funding elsewhere is hypocritical in the extreme. The Liberal Party (heavy on white wealthy men educated in private schools) has never understood that a …

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Vindicated by North’s crash: why clubs should look at Brad Scott

The embarrassment of a team conceding 10 goals, not to Tom Hawkins or Jack Riewoldt, but to Bulldog Josh Bruce underscores where North sits in 2021 and the hard road ahead. One less obvious consequence of North’s flat-lining this year should be a reappraisal of Brad Scott’s nine and a …

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Couple take police on wild chase from Central Tablelands to Sydney

A Dubbo couple took police on a chase from Goulburn to Parramatta on Saturday afternoon, allegedly car-jacking two vehicles and threatening a baby with a shortened firearm. The 33-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were allegedly speeding down the Federal Highway south of Goulburn about 4.10pm when they were detected by …

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‘It’s been healing’: older people are the key to our happiness

But the new series explores a different, hidden struggle: that of the challenges facing older Australians who live alone in their own homes: a whopping 1.6 million of them. In doing so, says geriatrician Dr Stephanie Ward, the show corrects one of the main misunderstandings about intergenerational contact and includes …

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When they asked me to tick my relationship status, I drew my own box

In my mind, a better word for “single” is “independent”. It’s a nicer term with more positive connotations, just like “child free” is a more palatable description of those without children than the downbeat “childless”. For many, not having children is a state of liberty, a plus rather than a …

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The $10 million vow to ensure Tszyu fights for world title in Australia

“Timmy has to fight for a world title here in Australia, especially given the times we’re in [with COVID-19]. Australia is the best location for it. “When you bring in international fighters, the costs go through the roof. To get the quality opposition, it will cost a lot so we …

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Xerri bomb: Banned NRL star eyes NFL switch

Xerri has talked about his NFL ambition with his advisors and lawyers who say he has no legal issues when it comes to giving it a go. There is no question he has the physical prowess to challenge for a start; it will come down to how much he wants …

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The new women’s movement should be wary of activists, zealots and ideologues

I am no Machiavelli, but having spent the bulk of my career in communications, I have developed a couple of princely rules. One of these is to choose your allies wisely. The wrong ally will bring your cause more thoroughly undone than the most vicious opponent. Zealots, ideologues and activists …

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