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Never cross the river? Inside Melbourne’s north-south divide

After living across Carlton, East Brunswick, Richmond, South Yarra and now Windsor over her 15 years in Australia, Streifer says she’s more comfortable in the south with the bars, restaurants and op shops of Chapel Street, her spin classes and the beach. “I feel like it’s a bit more outdoorsy …

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Morrison meets Biden for first time, but not one-on-one as planned

“Australia has no greater friends than the United States and United Kingdom and we’ve been working together on our respective security issues for a very long time and we had a good opportunity to talk about those today.” Loading Morrison said the situation in the Indo-Pacific “only reinforces the need …

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Riding a bike is sweet freedom, even if it might kill me

It’s this relatively small upgrade to the CBD that has people like me feeling more confident to leave their car at home and ride to work, which in turn will reduce congestion and have long-term health benefits. I’m frankly shocked there’s been so much push-back on upgrading more bike lanes …

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Would you punt the house to restore your name?

The Victoria Cross winner Ben Roberts-Smith, reportedly underwritten by media mogul Kerry Stokes from Channel 7, is putting this newspapers’ owner to the test, claiming that reports of war crimes have cost him his reputation as a war hero as well as hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars …

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‘I begged him not to do it’: How Licuria tried to stop McGuire’s exit

Licuria, fellow board member Peter Murphy, CEO Mark Anderson, football manager Graham Wright and one other person yet to be named will form the panel to search for the next coach. The last person on the panel will not be named and the group will not meet until after Buckley’s …

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G7 leaders discuss Wuhan lab leak theory and back new investigation

Mr Morrison last year said Australian officials had no information to suggest the virus came from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Loading He would not say in Cornwall whether the Australian government now has a view on whether a lab leak or animal transmission is the most likely source of …

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Fittler’s leadership masterstroke the key to Mitchell’s remarkable Origin return

Former referee and referees boss Bernie Sutton. Oh brother The NRL is very image conscious, so it is not surprising that the image to the right, which has been sent to leading Blues officials, has caused considerable angst among the game’s bosses. For those struggling to identify the person wearing …

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Only one bit of good news in the sorry story of a little girl let down on Australia’s watch

“It’s been a difficult case but the saga has to end,” North Sydney’s Trent Zimmerman told me on Saturday. “It’s time they came back to the mainland and allowed to settle in the community that has so strongly embraced them.” Jason Falinski, the member for Mackellar, concurs. “As the son …

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All-male club where gents fear ‘bossy’ women while confronting the prospect of ‘shrinkage’

The ballot was reportedly brought on by the cabal of men opposed to allowing ladies, a boy-gang dubbed the St Paul’s College Mafia, after the all-male private Sydney University college they attended. How strange to walk through life going from one exclusive, all-male institution to the next. It makes you …

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Fake blood, artificial stomachs and state-of-the-art technology: Inside the TGA

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size In a laboratory in an industrial Canberra suburb, a worker sprays fake blood onto surgical masks to see how well they protect against blood. In another lab, a large machine is used to spray a fine, concentrated mist onto more protective types …

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