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AFL clubs, players speak out after players racially abused

St Kilda then issued a strongly worded statement with the headline “this has to stop”, followed simply by “If you engage in online abuse, you are not with us”. The statement continued: “A loss is a loss. It does not give people the right to racially abuse or personally vilify …

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‘Illicit gain’: Australia accuses China of criminal cyber attacks

Australia has in the past repeatedly declined to attribute specific cyber attacks waged by Beijing. In June, 2020, Prime Minister Scott Morrison warned a state-based actor was behind a series of cyber raids on all levels of government, industry and critical infrastructure, including hospitals, local councils and state-owned utilities. Australian …

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Showdown over millions in mining royalties to Indigenous trust

An estimated $40 million has been paid to Rangelea by the miners since 2003, but many Adnyamathanha say they have seen very little benefit either to themselves or for the community. Mr McQuoid has been pursuing the matter on behalf of the official native title holder to the lands, the …

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Australia’s giant carbon capture project fails to meet key targets

The project has been marked by delays, cost overruns and its complicated system for extracting greenhouse gases from natural gas – transporting it via pipelines, pressurising and reinjecting it 2 kilometres underground into aquifers that first have to be emptied of water – has never operated at full capacity. A …

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Great Barrier Reef gets tick for coral regrowth but overall health ‘very poor’

Insiders expect the vote on the in-danger rating to go down to the wire. An in-danger rating would be bad PR for the tourism drawcard. The summer of 2020-21 was relatively mild with no major cyclones, enabling a strong recovery in hard corals. AIMS reported 39 per cent hard coral …

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Construction industry pushes for limited early end to lockdown

The NSW government and health authorities have maintained the mobility of workers has allowed cases to emerge in workplaces, prompting the COVID crisis cabinet to ban construction work for a fortnight. The shutdown has outraged the construction sector, which warned the move will cost the economy billions of dollars and …

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No cases, mass confusion in ‘Paris end’ of Sydney’s pandemic hot zone

On Monday many residents still thought that COVID-19 surveillance tests were required every three days for workers leaving the Canterbury-Bankstown LGA; but that rule only applies in neighbouring Fairfield. NSW Health is emphasising that residents should focus on conducting their activities as close to home as possible. Deanna Hayes said …

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Pies lose up to four players, look to debutants for Friday night footy

Collingwood has lost up to four players from Sunday’s loss to rivals Carlton and will consider at least one, if not two, debutants for Friday night’s clash with Port Adelaide. The Magpies will be without Callum Brown (shoulder) and Josh Thomas (concussion) from the 29-point loss to the Blues, while …

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