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Scott Morrison faces factional infighting as four sitting MPs confront preselection challenges

Loading Ms Martin is also a member of the moderates and won the seat of Reid, in Sydney’s inner west, against a Labor attempt to take the seat at the last election after the resignation of former minister Craig Laundy. Ms McIntosh is aligned with Mr Hawke and won the …

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ADHD creators spreading awareness on TikTok, social media

Dr Lidia Zylowska, a psychiatrist and the author of Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD, said she had not observed an uptick in women of colour being diagnosed with ADHD. However, she noted, “there is an increasing trend in awareness in the ADHD field and the general public that people of …

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‘Tip of the iceberg’: Crown inquiry gets very dangerous, very quickly

Grant Thornton’s review found at least $5 million of suspicious transactions in the Southbank and Riverbank accounts. So how much could drug syndicates and sex traffickers possibly have washed through these other 14 accounts? We may never know. And because Crown left it so late to start looking, the no-nonsense …

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WNBA coach suspended after comment about Liz Cambage’s weight

Connecticut Sun head coach Curt Miller was fined and suspended by the league on Monday for a comment he made about Liz Cambage of the Las Vegas Aces and her weight. The WNBA assessed Miller a $10,000 penalty and suspended the coach one game for the comment made during the …

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ASX up 0.8 per cent, nudges 7100 as miners and banks fire

Fintech Plenti this morning reported a huge jump in car loans at the end of 2020, leading to a 64 per cent increase in full-year loan origination. Car loans jumped 301 per cent to $231 million in the year ending 31 March compared to $58 million the previous year. Renewable …

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Bitcoin faces an onslaught as countries crack down

But last week, even the cryptocurrency’s staunchest backers may have felt a twinge of uncertainty about exactly how independent the technology is. Bitcoin fell by as much as 30 per cent on Wednesday (US time), with other virtual currencies also dropping, after China’s central bank told financial institutions not to …

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EU leaders sanction Belarus after ‘state-sponsored hijacking’ of flight

US President Joe Biden was briefed on the incident and National Security adviser Jake Sullivan raised the issue in his call with the secretary of the Russian Security Council, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki. She added the administration condemned what she called the “shocking act” of diverting a …

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Critique of baby shaking prosecutions raises troubling response

The response of Victorian forensic scientists to a critique of their methods in assessing so-called baby shaking cases shows that there is some disagreement among those in this field. Perhaps this ought to be the trigger for a much-needed independent inquiry and review of the use of forensic science and …

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Plans for dining on parking spaces to be permanent in Melbourne’s inner-north

An application fee of $275 will also be introduced to cover administration and inspections, although it’s not expected to cover all the costs to council. The parklet out the front of Archie’s All Day cafe in Gertrude Street in November last year.Credit:Joe Armao Yarra will have spent $640,000 renting bollards …

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SCG set to land Wallabies Test against world champion Springboks

Rugby Australia have signalled an intention to take major Test matches back to Sydney’s east after pencilling in a clash with the world champion Springboks at the SCG in September. With the Wallabies due to play their first Test at the Sydney Cricket Ground in 35 years against France on …

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