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Officer who assaulted Preston disability pensioner given job back

The CCTV vision, published by The Age a year later, was shocking, showing the humiliation and degradation of the mentally unwell man after his psychologist called triple zero for help. Loading Apprehended and on the ground, Mr Goutzoulas was hit in the legs with a baton, punched in the stomach …

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Telstra’s Pacific adventure: a radical pivot or a deal too good to refuse?

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Telstra’s bid for an osbsure telecoms operator in the South Pacific was probably far from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s mind as he fronted up for a press conference at the Lodge this week to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. But after this masthead …

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Top private school’s attempt to climb out of the legal trenches and start to heal

Geelong Grammar under principal Rebecca Cody’s leadership has formed a recognition committee which includes survivors of abuse to help guide the school’s response to claims and now employs a sexual abuse liaison co-ordinator. “There definitely is in some schools a clear change in attitude,” Mr Magazanik said. “You can divide …

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Stopping all marginal seats: A Melbourne guide to the car parks controversy

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The Auditor-General has lashed the federal government’s $660 million commuter car parks scheme and found funding was targeted at marginal seats rather than those in need. A former judge described the fund as “corruption”. So where are these projects around Melbourne, how …

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Treasurer promised car park for a train station that soon won’t exist

The federal Infrastructure Department was warned by its Victorian counterparts of the “logistical implications” of trying to shoehorn extra car spaces around the new Surrey Hills-Mont Albert station. The area is surrounded by suburban homes, some of which would have to be acquired by the state government to enable the …

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‘The market is insane’: Many voters fear home ownership is out of reach for young Australians

“Overall, it’s a good thing for the economy when house prices go up as opposed to going down,” Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on June 18. Loading The government points to its $680 million HomeBuilder grants and its loan guarantee scheme, allowing families to apply for a mortgage with a deposit …

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The world gallops to Glasgow while Australia trundles the other way

On this last point Australian scientists agreed. After all, the key report relied upon by UNESCO was written for Minister Ley by Australian scientists reporting to an Australian government body, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. We know she has seen the 2019 Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report because …

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Telstra’s Pacific adventure: a radical pivot or a deal to good to refuse?

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Telstra’s bid for an osbsure telecoms operator in the South Pacific was probably far from Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s mind as he fronted up for a press conference at the Lodge this week to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. But after this masthead …

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Jeff Browne’s faltering campaign for Pies presidency

As much as he wants to remain at a respectful distance from all of the above, Browne cannot. In the past he has done his best work away from the spotlight, but now is the time to put up his hand and step forward, even if that risks a loss …

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The tragic repercussions from playing politics

Masks to protect our staff and our customers Dan Andrews, I am fed up with customers coming into my shop saying that they are exempt from wearing a mask. Now that NSW plans to bring a requirement of medical proof for not needing to wear a mask, can we have …

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