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‘Not a race’: Deputy PM defends vaccine rollout after missed targets

Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has insisted the vaccine rollout is “not a race” despite warnings over missed vaccination targets and Labor accusations of government complacency. Mr McCormack defended the government’s vaccine policies on Sunday morning by telling Sky News the rollout had to be “systematic” and echoing claims from …

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Chelsea win Champions League as Havertz goal tames City

It quickly became apparent the move had left City’s defence exposed with Chelsea creating early chances, three of which fell to German Timo Werner who failed to capitalise – miskicking one, shooting softly at Ederson and then finding the side-netting. Gundogan’s already difficult task got harder when he was booked …

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UK PM Boris Johnson weds in secret ceremony

A member of the Westminster staff said: “Yes, there was a wedding. It was the Prime Minister. Carrie looked beautiful. She had a long white dress with no veil. She looked made up. He was extremely happy, as you can imagine. He looked very smart and was in a very …

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The boring factor (and how it will transform our city)

Blow trumpets, send flowers – the Metro tunnel boring machine broke through slime and rock deep underneath Federation Square, completing the main engineering for a new underground railway link. When completed in a few more years, this project permanently transforms Melbourne. A quick reminder is worthwhile. John Brumby went to …

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Why these people still send their sons to all-boys schools

“It does seem to be a breeding ground for toxic masculinity and because they’re not being called out for doing things, they think they can get away with it. There were no girls there to say how uncomfortable and how wrong it is. Nobody really knew the consequences of those …

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Stars revolt: Big-name players plotting to remove V’landys

While he is a tough administrator, the criticism does weigh on him. He will be wounded by the view of these players. V’landys has said all along he is taking this tough stance for the players, so they are returned to their families after their careers are over in a …

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New law would allow AFP to track terrorists for three years after jail release

Beefing up federal police powers to monitor convicted terrorists for longer is at top of Michaelia Cash’s priority list, with the new Attorney-General hoping to introduce new extended supervision orders by the end of 2021. The orders will allow police to monitor convicted terrorists who have served their time and …

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Female secretaries, male chiefs of staff: Canberra’s top political jobs dominated by men

More women work in federal Parliament than men but they are overwhelmingly in the lowest-paid jobs, according to new data released this week. Men dominate the best-paid positions in the Parliament in roles such as chief of staff and senior adviser, the Finance Department documents show. Senator Larissa Waters.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen …

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The Tigers’ premiership window is open … next year

The clubs who win multiple premierships have many things in common. One is that you have to have four to five absolute A plus talents – players who can have major influences on games – like Michael Voss, Simon Black, Jonathan Brown, Jason Akermanis and Alastair Lynch. Or Luke Hodge, …

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