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California, NYC to require state employees to get COVID-19 vaccine

The longstanding policy in the health care industry is for staff to stay up-to-date with vaccinations, such as annual flu shots, but a general rule also allows exceptions for medical reasons, such as allergies. Elsewhere, St Louis became the second major city to mandate that face masks be worn indoors, …

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‘Wrong morally’: Official photo of Ben Roberts-Smith was altered to hide Crusader’s cross

“You’re fighting people motivated by Islamist extremism, and you’re in effect kicking an own goal by providing them with propaganda. That’s exceptionally dumb to do in a counter-insurgency war.” The cross is associated with the Crusades, a series of religious wars between Christians and Muslims.Credit:iStock Displaying symbols such as the …

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One year on, MPs still can’t agree on laws to stop jailing 10-year-olds

It also said young Indigenous people were 18 times more likely to be in detention than their non-Indigenous counterparts. After failing to reach a consensus during a meeting last July, the nation’s attorneys-general deferred making a decision on raising the age until 2021 to give a working group led by …

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Sydney lockdown could wipe out recovery, BCA calls for smarter plan

It also believes lockdowns should be focused on local areas rather than statewide and be linked to the number of people infectious in the community rather than total cases. Movements out of lockdown stages would be linked to set milestones while the council believes there needs to be more financial …

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A sore point in the ranks: Inside Labor’s tax cut decision

After 18 months of an agonising and messy internal debate over what it should stand for, Labor has dumped the two signature policies which, to many, had previously answered that exact question. After three terms of opposition it might have appeared obvious but it did not come easy. Labor’s economic …

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Investors betting on COVID-19 recovery within two to three years, AFIC

“There are some concerns there might be a bit of inflation around but interest rates are next to nothing, people are still looking for places to invest money. It does tend to go into sharemarkets not just here but globally.” AFIC’s net profit was down 2.2 per cent for the …

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‘What you expect from a pro’: Cleary pushing hard for miracle return

The club has installed a resistance band inside the team room at their Sunshine Coast hotel so Cleary can strengthen his shoulder while watching his teammates play cards or ping pong. “In typical Nathan fashion he asks what else he can get better at during this time in recovery and …

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No races, but no worries as Australian sprinter lands in peak condition

Rohan Browning made the bold choice not to go to Europe and race ahead of the Tokyo Olympics, but his coach believes the move has paid off with the Australian sprinter in personal best shape. Most athletes chase competition ahead of a big event but Browning and his coach, three-time …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Aussie sevens team face huge task; Barty back on court

Just one quarter in, the women’s water polo is heating up thanks to some aggressive defence from the Netherlands. The score is currently tied at 3-3 with Australian goalie Gabriella Palm failing to save attempts on goal by Catharina van der Sloot and Iris Wolves. The star of this quarter …

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A swim for the ages and a swim for the moment

Cathy Freeman’s unforgettable opening ceremony moment in Sydney in 2000/Credit:AP There’s the way it was won. Twice, Ledecky looked beaten, half-way through the race, and half-way down the last lap. But she kept coming. You did not need to be the type who knows your splits off by heart to …

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