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Ombudsman’s journey across the globe and back to fight injustice

“It continues to be the only lockdown, before or since, announced with no notice whatsoever – and giving rise to the obvious impression it was made on the grounds of security rather than public health,” she said on the first anniversary of the hard lockdown earlier this month. “It’s disappointing …

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Concerns for Dandenongs wildlife and habitat after the storm

“[The possum] was found on the ground curled up next to her tree hollow that had fallen with her tree. She was scared and lost and vulnerable to predation and she should be hibernating this time of year as well.” Loading “I’ve got platypus down on my property as well …

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Sydney Stack is back, and all he wants to do now is move forward

Stack flies for a mark against Williamstown in June.Credit:Getty Images He knew by then that the Tigers were going beyond what many clubs would do to hold up their end of the bargain and he was determined to undertake the hard yards required for him to use the opportunity. As …

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Raheem Sterling: a star on a journey as remarkable as his on-field talents

A decade later he would buy his mother a multimillion-pound house – a day he describes as “probably the happiest I’ve ever been”. “If anybody deserves to be happy, it’s my mum,” he wrote in 2018. “She came to this country with nothing and put herself through school cleaning bathrooms …

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If time has overtaken you, Clarko, thanks for one special piece of it

This week brought the news that Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson will be leaving the club, at the end of next season if not earlier. It is apparently not his choice, but he has handled himself with extraordinary dignity since Tuesday’s announcement. For Hawks supporters like me the world seems to …

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First in line for vaccines, but it’s not a race. The PM can’t spin vaccines into arms

(1984’s hero, Winston Smith, also spent a lot of time in his apartment, although without the comfort of Netflix or a sourdough starter.) Time stole by and while Australia was congratulating itself on how well it had handled the pandemic, other countries were speedily vaccinating their citizens with whatever they …

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We should avoid imposing new COVID-19 restrictions: G20 presidency

Venice: Italy’s economy minister Daniele Franco said on Saturday virus variants were a major source of concern for the global economy but the world should avoid imposing new restrictions on people’s lives to combat the pandemic. “The only answer is vaccination,” said Franco, speaking at the end of a meeting …

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As it happened: Saints destroy Lions as Hipwood suffers suspected ACL injury, Cats ease past Blues, Freo thump Hawks

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan spoke to the media after his side’s shock loss to St Kilda… Q: Firstly what is the latest on Eric Hipwood?A: The medical staff believe that it is an ACL injury. It is unfortunate. It’s the worst. It didn’t seem much of an incident. It is …

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Saints too strong as Hipwood injury adds to Lions’ pain

The next 10 minutes belonged to King, as he climbed all over All-Australian defender Harris Andrews and kicked three goals to see the Saints to a 10-point lead at half-time. And in the middle, St Kilda were towelling the Lions, Dunstan with 19 possessions to half-time and getting under the …

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Australia COVID news LIVE: NSW records 50 new cases, teenager in intensive care, new restrictions as Sydney braces for more weeks of lockdown

I’m handing the blog over to my colleague Amelia McGuire for the rest of the afternoon. To recap: NSW reported 50 new coronavirus cases this morning and the Premier warned “things will get worse before they get better” in Sydney’s growing outbreak. Thirty-seven of the cases were in the community …

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