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Victoria records no new locally acquired cases, one in quarantine

“We’ll have more to say about changes to the public health orders over the course of the coming week,” Mr Foley said. “As we’re seeing in NSW at the moment, and we’ve seen in Victoria, mask-wearing is a very important component of making sure that we cut off chains of …

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England cruise past Ukraine into Euro semis

KANE STATEMENT COVID-19 travel restrictions made it difficult for England fans to get to the game, but thousands of Three Lions supporters reached the Italian capital and helped produce a lively atmosphere on a hot night in the eternal city. Some of those in attendance had barely settled into their …

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Injury ends Kyrgios’ campaign; drama as Tomljanovic advances, Barty through

Kyrgios also hinted he would not take part in Australia’s Olympic campaign, despite being named in the squad by Tennis Australia. “If I’m to play the Olympics, I want to do it the right way,” he said. “I want to do it with full crowds, with my guests there. I …

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Que Cerra: Why Richmond shouldn’t chase Adam Cerra

The Blues have been interested in Cerra, which isn’t surprising in view of their midfield roll call of Sam Walsh and Patrick Cripps, daylight and then? Ed Curnow maybe, or – if you believe in him – eventually Paddy Dow. But the most fascinating possibility is the Tigers. Cerra grew …

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‘On the brink’: Souths saviour Piggins and his death-defying spirit

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size George Piggins casts his mind back to his other great battle for survival. “Has it been 20 years?” he says. “That’s gone so fast. I can just remember the support we received from so many people around the country and how many …

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The 8.04am to Flinders St: will we ride the train the same way again?

For the employees, there have been some obvious benefits: more time in the day, less money spent on train fares. “Because this experience has never been undertaken at scale, there was a lot of uncertainty around whether it would work or not,” says Professor Jago Dodson, director of the Centre …

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Australia’s senior public servants earn top dollar compared to international counterparts

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Herbert Prochnow, an American banking executive and noted toastmaster, once described a public servant as someone who hires someone to do the work that they were hired to do. Former British prime minister Tony Blair thought that bureaucracy was great at managing …

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The end of Australia’s zero COVID strategy came slowly, then all at once

Morrison will be the first Prime Minister to have served a full term and seek a second since John Howard in 1998. But he will face the polls at a different time in the pandemic’s cycle, when the psychological costs of lockdowns and restrictions are festering while the vaccination rollout …

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Portugal to vaccinate 1.7 million in two weeks as COVID infections rise

Lisbon: Portugal said on Saturday it hoped to vaccinate a further 1.7 million people against COVID-19 over the next two weeks as authorities scramble to contain a surge in infections caused by the more contagious Delta variant. Cases in Portugal, a nation of just over 10 million, jumped by 2,605 …

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