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‘I almost felt like I wasn’t Indigenous enough’: Tiger star’s personal journey

A little embarrassed, the moment prompted him to mine his background to understand his story. He spoke to his mum and then to his grandmother Monica, who pieced much of his family’s story together for him. “I just didn’t know anything about my background. I have been on a journey …

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Putin defends US Capitol rioters: ‘they came with political requests’

Applause from the crowd followed. About 500 people have been charged in the investigation into the Capitol riot for offences such as assaulting police officers, violent entry to Congress and disorderly conduct. In a separate interview with state television after his session at the St Petersburg conference, Putin called Biden …

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More funding needed to keep Australia’s screen industry trucking

But he finished by expressing gratitude to the show for helping people understand the reality of the freight trucking world, its many challenges and the hard-working, good-humoured characters who take on that vital task. Loading Over years the Prospero team and truckers like Steve and Sludge have formed a bond …

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The Peak of WA home design means living in a mansion with huge sky-framed windows

Most of us can only dream about living in a mansion dubbed a “flawless masterpiece” with one of the southern hemisphere’s largest sky-framed windows and stunning views of the mighty Swan River from every room. For those of us less accustomed to such home design excellence, the sky-frame out of …

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The long launch: the trials and tribulations of opening a restaurant mid-pandemic

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It’s September 2020 and Melbourne is barely two months into a 112-day lockdown. Martin Benn and Vicki Wild are holed up in Toorak, in a modern two-storey townhouse they’re renting in the city’s affluent south-east. The one-time darlings of Sydney’s restaurant scene, …

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Facebook suspends Trump for two years, citing public safety risk

In a colour-coded chart on its blog post on Friday, Facebook said those who violated its policies during times of crisis could be restricted from posting for anywhere between a month (yellow) and two years (red). Future violations, it said, would be met with “heightened penalties, up to and including …

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Origin has always been the Wild West. But then Sheriff V’landys rode into town

But how many players will be expected to be marched or sin-binned in this year’s series under the new edict? The Herald conducted an analysis of last year’s Origin decider at Suncorp Stadium and asked experts to watch the match through the lens of this year’s crackdown. Queensland forward Jai …

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Craig Kelly, the kingmaker behind the scenes of the Pies drama

Loading This after Browne finally announced his challenge first-hand to the media. If Browne, who had moved to unsuccessfully join forces with Peter Murphy through a conversation with Paul Licuria earlier in the week, had hoped to divide and conquer more peacefully, his public strategy put paid to that. Jodie …

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No care, no responsibility: Morrison government’s stark pandemic failures in aged homes

The third stark failure is that a very serious cause of last year’s mass deaths, one we thought had been tamed, turns out to have been unleashed again. Deliberately. One of the biggest spreaders in last year’s mass deaths was aged care workers moving between two or three different establishments. …

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Meet the Australian Olympian still working on the COVID front line

Now the demand is for workers at screening clinics, where she has helped in the past fortnight. It has meant she missed a crucial training camp in Brisbane with the Australian team, forcing her to practise remotely with the help of technology, which has allowed access to coaches interstate. “It …

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