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No new COVID-19 cases in Victoria; New Zealand travel bubble set to be reopened 

The results from a global PwC study involving more than 1000 Australians demonstrated a sharp difference in age groups’ willingness to get vaccinated. Only 39 per cent of respondents aged under 34 said they were willing to be vaccinated as soon as it becomes available, compared to 69 per cent …

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Yes, trauma can be your springboard to greater happiness

In one way or another we all carry trauma, and I’m no exception. My trauma has morphed over the years, the reaction changing as my body tried to accommodate it. When I was eight it showed-up as anxiety, perfectionism and a desire to please other people. When I was 11, …

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Air New Zealand hints at Trans-Tasman bubble start date

Significantly, the airline also appears poised to bring back direct services from Auckland to Perth, with flights currently offered from April 19. Loading It is also banking on some Kiwis taking advantage of the current one-way travel rule into Australia and heading there as soon as possible – before returning …

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Kneeling on George Floyd’s neck violated policy: police chief

Dr Bradford Langenfeld, who was a senior resident on duty that night at Hennepin County Medical Centre, took the stand on Monday (Tuesday AEST) at the start of the second week of former Minneapolis Officer Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, as prosecutors sought to establish that it was Chauvin’s knee on …

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Google wins Oracle copyright row at top court, ending decade-long battle

“The high court’s decision that fair use extends to the functional principles of computer code means companies can offer competing, interoperable products,” CCIA President Matt Schruers said in a statement. “The Google platform just got bigger and market power greater — the barriers to entry higher and the ability to …

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ASX to rise after Easter break; RBA meeting ahead

The two major themes currently dominating the Australian economy are expected to pop up in the Reserve Bank’s messaging this week: a red-hot housing market and the policy implications of a rapidly improving economy. The central bank’s April board meeting today is the first of two RBA events landing this …

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Flash flooding blocks Sunshine Coast roads, rain to persist

Flash flooding has blocked roadways on the Sunshine Coast, after more than 150 millimetres of rain were dumped in Maleny overnight. Police are warning of roads in areas including Beerwah, Peachester and Glass House Mountains being affected. “If It’s Flooded, Forget It,” they wrote on Twitter. Nindooinbah and Cedar Pocket …

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European countries scramble to tamp down latest COVID surge

Loading “We will manage,” Veran said. The British government announced on Monday that all adults and children will be able to have routine coronavirus tests twice a week as a way to stamp out new outbreaks. The tests were being introduced as Johnson announced the next steps in the country’s …

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Four fatal crashes over the Easter long weekend

A woman in her 70s has died in a car crash north of Brisbane, which is the fourth fatal crash in five days. Police believe the woman was driving on Kilcoy Beerwah Road when her vehicle and a car heading in the opposite direction collided about 1.30am Monday at Cedarton, …

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‘How much can you lie?’ Witness challenged in Netanyahu’s day in court

Jerusalem: An Israeli prosecutor has told a court that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu helped a business couple clinch deals worth hundreds of millions of shekels in exchange for favourable coverage of him on a news website they controlled. Speaking at the opening of Netanyahu’s corruption trial, state prosecutor Liat Ben-Ari …

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