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Women-hating manifesto tips off police to ‘incel’ mass-shooting plot

Cleveland— A man who identifies with a group that despises women appeared in federal court in Cincinnati on charges related to his plans to kill sorority members at an unidentified university in Ohio. Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, is charged with an attempted hated crime and possession of a …

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Can’t follow conversation in a noisy cafe? Study links this to dementia

London: People who go out for a meal at a bustling restaurant but are unable to hear what their friends say may be at increased risk of developing dementia. The inability to detect speech in a noisy setting is a hallmark of hearing impairment and Oxford academics have published a …

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Former judge labels $660 million car park fund ‘corruption’

University of Sydney professor Anne Twomey, who pointed out the constitutional question over the sports scheme, said the spending on car parks was authorised by the National Land Transport Act but raised questions under other laws. Professor Twomey said Section 71 of the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act requires …

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Let’s call it what it is: pointless and polluting

Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos could do more for humanity by spending their fortunes here on earth rather than flitting around the edges of space. With such vast fortunes to play with, it is sad that their focus is not on poverty, the plight of millions of refugees and climate …

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Too big to fail: How do we solve a problem like Crown?

For just over two hours on Tuesday, counsel assisting the royal commission into Crown, Adrian Finanzio, SC, gave his closing statement. It was scathing. While he will not make the final call on whether Crown has a future in Melbourne – that decision is up to commissioner Ray Finkelstein, QC …

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AFL watching overseas vaccination plans for crowds

The AFL is closely monitoring overseas sports that have allowed large crowds on the condition of vaccination or negative COVID-19 tests, as the head of Victoria’s peak business organisation suggested that such measures were the way forward for football and other sporting events to return to full stadiums. AFL sources …

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Delay on border closure exposed Victoria to more risk: Victorian Liberals

Two weeks ago, when asked about the prospect of a hard border with NSW, Liberal frontbencher and former leader Matthew Guy said: “Fourteen months in and [Health Minister Martin Foley] is still talking about hard state borders? Is this 1901 or 2021, I mean hard state borders, are we colonies …

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Environment Minister appeals ruling she must protect children from climate harm

The judge was also wrong to find that when the Earth’s surface temperature rose above 2 degrees there was an exponentially increasing risk of it being propelled into an irreversible 4 degree trajectory, the appeal documents state. Climate scientist Will Steffen, an emeritus professor at Australian National University, said that …

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‘Unfair treatment’: Steve Bracks’ office company blasts AMP over lockout

However, an AMP spokeswoman said Victory first defaulted on its rent in 2019 and that AMP had provided ample warning it would need to take action over “significant outstanding debts”. “We have been in good-faith discussions with Victory Offices for almost two years about its non-payment of rent at CBD …

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Australia news LIVE: NSW records 110 new local COVID-19 cases as Victoria records 22 local cases; Orange, SA cases jump from six to 12

The Olympic Games are coming to Australian shores for the third time, with Brisbane being officially named as host of the Olympic and Paralympic Games for 2032 just a few minutes ago. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been among those celebrating the news, saying the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games …

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