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‘Deep sadness, deep joy’: Victoria’s truth-telling commissioners announced

Five commissioners have been announced to lead an Australian-first truth-telling inquiry into the wrongs committed against Aboriginal people after white settlement in Victoriua. The first appointees to the Yoo-rrook Justice Commission, which is slated to begin in July, were revealed on Friday morning. Wergala/WambaWamba elder Eleanor Burke, YortaYorta and DjaDja …

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Sometimes a parliamentary picture is worth a thousand speeches

And right at the front was Wilson, in jogging shorts and Liberal-blue T-shirt. There and back: Liberal MP Tim Wilson’s very short-lived commitment to the world of Indigenous fitness.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen He ran all of 100 metres, leading the pack, until the cameras stopped whirring. And then, as the group gathered …

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Do you care what others think of you?

“It doesn’t matter what other people think of you” is a typical refrain used to make someone feel better; to settle their angst when they suspect rumour and gossip are circulating. It’s often accompanied by concise advice: “Don’t let what others think about you change how you think about you” …

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The Yoo-rrook Justice Commission: some facts about truth-telling

“The colonisation of the Australian continent began over 250 years ago. Since this time the First Peoples of our continent have been systematically murdered [and] disposed of their lands, natural resources and cultural practices, with disastrous and ongoing impacts. “Truth-telling will: Recognise the injustices that have been largely ignored and …

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Health experts await more than 30 Victorian priority COVID-19 tests

Victorian health authorities are still waiting on results from 34 coronavirus tests from close contacts of a COVID-positive Wollert man, but the acting Premier says there are “positive signs” the virus has not spread. There are no new local cases in Victoria, with one new case of COVID-19 discovered in …

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‘All about evolution’: Here’s what to do with a dead power station

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Standing inside the parabolic cooling tower of a defunct power station, peering up at the clouds and listening to precise echoes of even whispered conversations, is both awesome and peculiar. “People have said, ‘even if you didn’t believe in God, you’d think …

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Payne: US-Australia alliance should embolden others on China

“As with the freedom of individuals, so with the sovereignty of states.” Payne said Australia stands ready to resume dialogue with China “at any time”. “But we have been open and clear and consistent about the fact that we are dealing with a number of challenges,” she said. Speaking to …

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The quiet change that may affect everything you know about netball

The first step in the reform process then has been to merge these two entities, and create a board that is made up of six appointed directors and three elected directors. Now that the appointed directors form the majority, there is less opportunity for state issues to dominate the national …

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Rollercoaster week continues as banks drive 1% ASX rally

Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed a Baa1 issuer rating for supermarket giant Coles, based on the company’s duopoly position in the Australian food, liquor and convenience sector with rival Woolworths. Moody’s also affirmed the (P)Baa1 rating of Coles Group Treasury Pty Ltd’s backed senior unsecured medium-term note program and its …

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‘Ignoring all the warning signs’: The markets are losing faith in the Fed

“The thing that people don’t fully appreciate is that when they catch up, the level of short-term rates are going to climb much higher than currently priced by financial markets. People need to be cognisant of those risks,” he said. The Fed insists that the inflation spike is “transitory”. Vice-chairman …

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