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Big Tech’s car obsession is all about taking our eyes off the road

The world’s inexorable shift toward intelligent cars that are better for the environment is impossible to miss. If governments haven’t already declared plans to be carbon neutral by, in some cases, the end of this decade, there’s plenty of research that shows combustion-engine cars are going the way of the …

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‘The most dominant win we’ve had so far’: Crushing victory for Verstappen in Austria

Everybody else was lapped by Verstappen, who started on pole and has now won more races than anyone else this year as Red Bull emerge as the biggest threat to Mercedes since the start of the V6 turbo hybrid era in 2014. “That is the most dominant win we’ve had …

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Workers’ mental health claims help put WorkCover back in the red

Victoria’s workers compensation scheme is set to lose billions of dollars again this year amid soaring rates of mental health claims, more than a third of them from the government’s own workforce. The state government stepped in with a $550 million bailout for WorkCover this month after the scheme, which is …

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‘Making it sexy’: Teachers hope revamp will save VCE Australian history

Loading The difficulty of the exam, which requires advanced essay-writing skills, was also off-putting for many students who were seeking to maximise their ATARs. “The [Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority] asked students and got some pretty clear answers: one of the problems was the nature of the exam at year …

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Politicians urge anti-harassment training for MPs become mandatory and ongoing

Sitting MPs including Liberals Celia Hammond and Fiona Martin say this isn’t good enough. Loading Ms Hammond said it should be considered akin to the compulsory professional development or workplace health and safety training required in many fields. “I consider the recommendations in the Foster report regarding education and training …

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Managing COVID politics: it’s as clear as mud

On Saturday, when the Sydney lockdown was announced, Morrison – so proud of his Sydneysider status – was largely absent. As a friend pointed out to me, what better day for the Prime Minister to remind people of the importance of vaccinations? But Morrison was stuck, because that might have …

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AFL running out of options amid COVID-19 border closures

But Beveridge said he expected his side would not face too many hassles getting back to Melbourne from Perth after Sunday’s win over West Coast. “Obviously Mark McGowan and the West Australian government are really proactive in shutting things down when there’s any type of risk,” Beveridge said. “I’d imagine …

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As it happened AFL 2021: Murphy injured as Blues hold on to beat Crows; O’Brien flies in Hawks win; Dogs thump Eagles

That’s all we have for you today everyone but let’s wrap up this huge day in the AFL and another wild day in this COVID-19 pandemic which could still see more changes for the AFL season in the days to come. The match reports: O’Brien flies high as Hawthorn beats …

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Murphy a casualty as Blues creep past Crows

That was all the sniff they needed, setting the scene for a dominant eight-goal-to-three second term in which the Blues took control, with a long goal from Patrick Cripps, neat involvements from Jack Martin and some Eddie Betts brilliance among the highlights of a quarter that reminded you of what …

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Brownlow Bont? Dogs skipper outclasses Eagles in best-on-ground display

Eagles coach Adam Simpson said there was little his players could do to stop the 25-year-old. “I think most coaches most weeks have the same issue,” Simpson said. “We had [Elliot] Yeo go to him at the start, then we changed to Jack Redden at stages. It didn’t fix the …

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