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South Africa deploys 25,000 troops to quell riots and ‘strategic destruction’

More than 2200 people have been arrested for theft and vandalism and 117 people have died, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, acting minister in the presidency said on Thursday. Many were trampled to death in chaotic stampedes when shops were being looted, according to police. Soldiers stand guard as residents of Alexandra Township …

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‘Endless search for perfection’: Scott optimistic scary Cats can get even better

Loading The Cats were greeted by WA Police upon arrival in the state on Wednesday, with the government essentially closing the border to Victorians while they were in the air, because of the COVID-19 outbreak in Melbourne. Geelong had to isolate until they all received negative tests and then were …

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Melbourne Catholic Archbishop proposes big church restructure over ‘serious challenges’

Figures show that the Catholic church is struggling to address priest shortages. More than half of the 224 priests and 28 seminarians in training in Melbourne 2019 were either born or recruited from overseas. Loading But while Catholics are pushing for reform, some have accused the Archbishop of failing to …

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St Kevin’s tackles sexism and misogyny that ‘still occur’ in school

Former St Kevin’s students were among those named in March by young women as having treated them sexually inappropriately, in a national petition to boost consent education run by law student Chanel Contos. St Kevin’s is one of many boys’ schools whose students have faced allegations of disrespect for women …

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The new parochialism stifling Australia

This is an extraordinary reward for leaders in a country that usually treats its politicians with scepticism, if not outright disdain. Loading State rivalry is a potent part of the glue that now bonds voters to their premier or chief minister. A little drop of schadenfreude turns the glue into …

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As it happened: Dominant Cats claw dismal Dockers, Darcy and Lobb injured

Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir spoke to the media after the game… Geelong coach Chris Scott spoke to the media after the game… A: The opposition have been in good form and they (Geelong) set themselves for a crack on their home deck against the team that was in the top …

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EU carbon border tax is a warning to Australia: cut emissions or lose exports

The EU’s Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, just released, means that trade and exports will now be on the menu in international climate negotiations. From 2026, emissions created through the production of any goods exported to the EU will be slapped with a tax equivalent to the EU carbon price – …

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Scott Morrison has made three recent changes to lockdown support payments – and more are likely to come

With an election ahead, he has had to succumb to state demands. But the claim that he favours one state over another is overblown. It is more than he adjusts to each negotiation – first with Victorian Acting Premier James Merlino six weeks ago, then NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian over …

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Victorian Premier announces snap five-day lockdown from midnight

“I apologise to all Victorians that this is necessary. But part of my job is not just making popular and easy decisions, it’s doing what must be done and at this stage a state-wide lockdown is what’s put to me as essential by the public health experts. Victoria also recorded …

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Victoria set for more restrictions, possible lockdown, after virus spreads at MCG

The state’s two new cases – an adult and a child who sat separately at the MCG during Saturday’s match between Carlton and Geelong – are on top of the 10 new cases officially recorded on Thursday but reported throughout the day on Wednesday. COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar said …

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