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Britney Spears’ father wants court to investigate her abuse claims

Montgomery, whose appointment Britney Spears supported, is serving temporarily. The court was expected to make her role permanent, but one of James Spears’ filings says his daughter’s criticism of Montgomery last week suggests that she doesn’t want her in the role. Loading James Spears says that when he was conservator …

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National Archives gets money to save decaying documents

The National Archives of Australia will get an extra $67.7 million to save its decaying records including war-time speeches of John Curtin and one of the few documents from the descendants of the mutineers on the Bounty. After months of revelations from The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age about …

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‘Mangled the message’: Doctors say political leaders are driving vaccine fears

“There was no clear health advice presented to national cabinet, it was not discussed at all at national cabinet and I think we’re very disappointed that this happened at this stage.” Dr Young’s remarks infuriated the federal government because some countries have seen significant deaths from COVID-19 among people aged …

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‘Harder to control, more infectious, spreads more quickly’: COVID mutants stretching defences

He said it was fortunate that the contact-tracing system in Victoria had been so much improved, “because we have to, otherwise we wouldn’t keep up”. Five weeks after a coronavirus cluster was unearthed in Melbourne, the threat has risen elsewhere in Australia to the point where about 12 million people …

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‘Really bad practice’: Car park project chosen by Morrison press release

The ANAO asked for “evidence of the authority to select this car park site” and the department offered a press release from Mr Morrison, Mr Tudge, Mr Sukkar and fellow Liberal MPs Tony Smith, Jason Wood and Tim Wilson. Loading “Michael Sukkar, Tony Smith, Jason Wood and Tim Wilson have …

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You can trust us, voters, we’re the government

Thank goodness for our National Audit Office Shame on our elected officers again. Another case of cheating the voters, as the elected government fails to deliver on election promises. But we do trust the Australian National Audit Office. Again it has shone a light into an area which the electorate …

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Decriminalising sex work fails, it’s time for an alternative approach

In Australia, we know that Asian and migrant women are overrepresented in the sex industry. A group vulnerable to exploitation because of significant factors of marginalisation including poor English language skills, limited education, uncertain visa status, owing large debts and supporting dependents. We also know that Australia’s sex industry, legal, …

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Collingwood’s coach hunt plan: cast the net wide

Collingwood will cast the net wide in their search for a new senior coach to replace Nathan Buckley. The Magpies, who have finalised the five-member panel that will identify the next coach, will consider and sound out a variety of candidates in their coach hunt. They will look at both …

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Clubs circling Bulldog Lipinski

Sydney and “a big Melbourne club” are among clubs circling out-of-contract Western Bulldogs midfielder Patrick Lipinski. Industry sources said the Swans were keenly pursuing the player and had been due to meet his management this week. The Swans are not alone in their interest, with several clubs following his situation …

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‘A big buzz’: Rare whale showing sparks calving hopes, protection

The NSW coastal holiday town of Forster-Tuncurry has a new, if temporary, attraction after a southern right whale swam into the nearby Wallis Lake, drawing crowds hoping the giant mammal might be there to give birth. Cars banked up on the nearby bridge as drivers stopped to look at the …

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