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Trump feared Maxwell would embroil him in Epstein scandal after her arrest

Washington DC: Donald Trump feared that Ghislaine Maxwell could embroil him in the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, the author Michael Wolff has claimed in a new book on the presidency due out at the end of July. The former US president sought to play down his long association with the disgraced …

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Melbourne man arrested after 77-year-old woman found dead in Blackburn

Police have arrested a 49-year-old man after finding an elderly woman dead inside a home in Melbourne’s east on Monday night. Police were called to the house on Whitehorse Road in Blackburn just after 7pm for a welfare check on the 77-year-old woman. The woman’s body was discovered inside this …

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Workplace vaccinations: Business leaders to meet Frydenberg to fast track rollout

“This would free businesses to be more active proponents of vaccinations and it would clear the way for workplace-based vaccinations along the lines of the flu vaccine program,” he said. “Privacy rules also need to be tweaked to help businesses deal with COVID workplace risks while keeping private information secure.” …

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Women swing against the Coalition since the 2019 election

Because the sample size is larger than the monthly Resolve Political Monitor, the margin of error in the quarterly analysis is 1.4 per cent for the national primary vote and 1.9 per cent for the results by gender. The margin of error was 2.5 per cent in the last monthly …

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‘We’re all like one big family’: When footy really is more than a game

“I want them to get out there, not to be ashamed, not be embarrassed. I want them to be happy playing sport and getting fit.” Netty Kuila Many players have endured homelessness, drug and alcohol issues and mental ill health. Community cup organiser and the cohealth Kangas coach Beau Branch …

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This virus is with us, we must learn to live with it

In the face of a worldwide crisis, decisive decision-making and clear public messaging are paramount. We deserve better than what we are getting.Bob Malseed, Hawthorn Keep calm, carry on … and leave it to the expertsI’ve decided that it’s a waste of time taking “rollouts”, “road maps”, and “pathways” seriously, …

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Smash repair startup’s pivot to fleet pays off

A company that offers and aggregates quotes for smash repairs doesn’t seem like an obvious beneficiary of the COVID pandemic, but some quick thinking has helped Sydney-based DingGo not just survive the lockdowns but thrive. DingGo’s online platform lets users compare quotes from a network of repairers and when business …

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Melbourne needs to lift its architecture game

City of Melbourne also wants to inspire and encourage investment in new directions in architecture and design. Eureka Tower, the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre, Federation Square and the new Parliament House Annexe are all examples of distinctive contemporary buildings of Melbourne that we should celebrate. Eureka Tower, one of the …

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‘Drug deals and loan sharks’: Did Crown Casino turn a blind eye?

A gambling regulator who says he saw drug deals and loan sharking on Crown Melbourne’s gaming floor, and then reported it to surveillance teams, claims he was told it was not the casino’s responsibility. Former Victorian Commission of Gambling and Liquor Regulation (VCGLR) senior inspector Peter McCormick said that when …

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