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Crown royal commission extended by 10 weeks after fresh licence concerns emerge

“We cannot change the past, but we can be absolutely steadfast in the approach we take to driving the culture and transparency of the company into the future,” the former Howard government minister said. Crown told the Victorian commission last month that a search underway of 14 bank accounts checking …

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Solomon Lew’s Premier Investments set to nearly double full-year profits

Solomon Lew’s retail empire Premier Investments has continued its run of strong sales off the back of Australia’s COVID-19 recovery, forecasting a near doubling of its full-year profits. In a trading update on Friday, the retailer said its sales from the end of January were up 70 per cent, though …

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Matildas fall to third straight loss heading into Tokyo Olympics

The Matildas started brightly, with star Chelsea forward Samantha Kerr connecting to steer home Catley’s cross in the fourth minute only for the goal to be disallowed. Kerr went close shortly after when denied by Danish goalkeeper Lene Christensen, but it did not take long for things to unravel at …

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Why people can be much nicer than it suits economists to assume

They focus on the way humans co-operate with each other in many circumstances – including when hundreds of us work for a single business, which competes with other big businesses – and argue that we co-operate not only for self-interested reasons, but also because we are genuinely concerned about the …

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Warnings of extended power outages as wild weather clean-up begins

An evacuation order for a Latrobe Valley town inundated by floodwater has now been lifted, but more than 110,000 homes across Victoria are still without power as the clean-up from wild weather on Thursday continues. Major flood warnings from VicEmergency are still current for the Yarra River from Millgrove to …

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Research tips thousands of COVID deaths without restrictions and more vaccinations

“Those who are vaccinated would be protected and may only experience mild or no symptoms,” Dr Scott said. “But among those not vaccinated – possibly up to 30 per cent of the community – we could see a large number of hospitalisations and deaths.” The modelling tool, which can be …

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How COVID forced the planet’s luckiest raincheck

But commitments are one thing. Delivery is another. To give you a sense of the challenge to deliver necessary emissions cuts, remember that in 2020 the pandemic temporarily shuttered billions of businesses around the world. As offices, factories and vehicles fell idle, global CO2 emissions fell by about 7 per …

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‘From the river to the sea’: Labor’s havoc over Palestine and Israel

Within hours she tweeted again saying she was pleased that the post had been deleted, and conceded while everyone can make mistakes, it took “courage and integrity to correct them”. The recent violence in Israel, Gaza and Jerusalem has again put the growing divide within Australian Labor about its Middle …

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Deliberate cruelty to punish parents: Former High Court chief justice slams Tamil treatment

Loading “The cruelty suffered by Tharnicaa – Australian-born and now in a Perth hospital – is not an unintended consequence of a general policy; it is cruelty inflicted on a child deliberately as a warning to others not to come to Australia by boat without a visa,” he says. “If …

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Melbourne’s first safe injecting room ‘fulfilling its purpose’, research finds

Loading Nearby resident and school parent Kasey Thompson disputed that many of the users were local, saying she regularly sees users arrive in cars and taxis. “Yes, the area’s had a drug problem for years but it is so much more active now. There are so many people around,” Ms …

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