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Australian government reviewing latest UK, Europe AstraZeneca vaccine advice

Loading “The Australian Government places safety above all else, as it has done throughout the pandemic, and will continue to follow the medical advice in protecting Australians,” the spokesperson said. Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly told the ABC the government places safety “above all else” and will be guided by …

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Man to appear in court over child exploitation offences

A Queensland man will appear in court on Thursday over child exploitation offences. A report from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States suggested a Queenslander was uploading child abuse material using a Google account. The man will appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on …

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First international flight arrives, Melbourne’s hotel quarantine begins again

“The flight landed on schedule and the arrivals are being brought on busses to the InterContinental Hotel as we speak,” she said. The other hotels ready to be used are the Novotel Ibis at Melbourne Central, the Pan Pacific at the Convention Centre, the Holiday Inn at Flinders Lane – …

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‘Before end of this year’: Novavax COVID vaccine could be months away

“Novavax expects to file for regulatory authorisation with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in the UK first. This will be followed by the US in the second quarter of the year, followed by other countries,” the spokesman said. The business hopes to file US approvals by June. “It …

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ASX to build on post-COVID high; Wall Street choppy

The corporate watchdog is suing Westpac for allegedly misselling consumer credit insurance to 384 customers. ASIC this morning said Westpac in 2015 sold add-on insurance products – including credit card repayment protection and flexi-loan repayment protection policies – which customers had not requested or agreed to acquire. ASIC is suing …

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Queensland’s Murri Court not seen as ‘whitefella’ court: report

Indigenous people who have appeared before the Murri Court overall end up being charged with fewer serious offences in the future, with many believing it is not a biased “whitefella court”. But some offenders have gone on to commit even more drugs, weapons, forgery and theft crimes. Ipsos has reviewed …

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Perth council uses budget surplus to try and snatch back WA Day festival

The City of Perth has dipped into its budget surplus to try and bring the WA Day festival celebrations back into the CBD. Councillors approved a last minute $150,000 sponsorship grant at a special council meeting on Tuesday night but the offering fell well short of the $500,000 requested by …

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Oldest ever Australian bone tools found in the Kimberley used as long as 46,000 years ago

“This shows you a greater diversity [of tools] and that people used organic materials, not just stone.” Loading Professor Balme said the oldest bone was a kangaroo fibula which looked like it had been used for weaving baskets. There were also two 43,000-year-old bird bones with one looking like it …

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Supreme Court judge seeks ‘sensible’ solution to colleagues’ workplace feud

Supreme Court Justice Andrew Beech has encouraged a resolution to the ongoing feud between Perth Children’s Court Magistrate Catherine Crawford and the court’s state president, Hylton Quail. As a district court-appointed judge overseeing the children’s court, Mr Quail is being sued by Ms Crawford over an alleged push to move …

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‘Ehm’: Gaffe leaving EU President without a chair highlights gender equality issue

Michel said the embarrassment was the result of the “strict interpretation” by Turkish services of protocol rules and regretted “the differentiated, even diminished, treatment of the President of the European Commission.” In a statement released late on Wednesday, Michel said that although TV images could have given the impression he …

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