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The ruthless decision Albanese had to make

And progressive voters are not the only ones who count when an election is under way, as former Labor leader Bill Shorten discovered in Gladstone in April 2019 when a tradie asked him for a tax cut for workers earning more than $250,000. The plan to reposition on tax has …

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Housing groups call for ‘ring of steel’ to protect struggling renters

Thousands of struggling Victorian businesses and their landlords will receive rental assistance under a $400 million state and federal government support package announced earlier this week. Ms Tsolidis Noyce said she’d like to see this scheme expanded to residential renters, who have “a lot more at stake”. Hospitality worker Krista …

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Should we celebrate when a champion quits?

Karl Quinn (The Age, 28/7) is correct that there is a mesmerising choice of what, and when, to see all aspects of the Tokyo Olympics on a multitude of sources, and not just television channels. However, it is a pity that Channel Seven does not follow the BBC which, each …

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Mystery COVID case linked to current outbreaks as new Bass Coast case reported

Authorities said the Moonee Valley testing site would remain closed for a few days. The traffic controller’s work colleagues and household contacts are in quarantine and being tested, as are residents of a Newport apartment complex visited by the man. Residents at a Newport apartment complex are being tested after …

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AFL expert tips and teams for round 20

ST KILDA v CARLTONMarvel Stadium, Friday July 30, 7.50pm AEST ST KILDAB: Dougal Howard 20 Callum Wilkie 44 Tom Highmore 34HB: Jimmy Webster 29 Ben Long 21 Bradley Hill 8C: Ryan Byrnes 31 Zak Jones 3 Jack Billings 15HF: Dan Butler 16 Brad Crouch 5 Dean Kent 25F: Rowan Marshall …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Jess Fox wins gold; Australian athletics team cleared after COVID scare but three athletes face restrictions; Stubblety-Cook claims gold, Chalmers silver, women’s relay team stunned

Richard and Jess got to have a chat on national television, too. “I love you. I love you. Through the finish and beyond the finish, that was amazing. I was crying too. That was fantastic,” Richard said on Channel Seven. Jess responded: “I love you too. I can’t hear everything …

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It’s a race to 80 per cent for our best shot at living with COVID

COVID has elevated state premiers to a new stature. State governments, not the federal government, have led the battle to contain COVID across Australia. While lockdowns have galvanised opposition, most state governments have won strong approval for their handling of the pandemic. They’ll soon need to step up again. Our …

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‘Capture their success’: The six best schools the government wants others to copy

At Macarthur Girls High, where most students are from non-English-speaking backgrounds, teachers of all subjects are asked to help students work on their writing, reading and comprehension skills. The school has been focusing on literacy for 10 years, and the proof is in their results: on several measures, the students …

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Blaming individuals for spreading COVID lets government off the hook

The latest so-called offenders in our COVID story were three Sydney removalists who faced days of rage for allegedly sparking the state’s fifth lockdown by breaching guidelines. Premier Daniel Andrews said anyone found guilty of similar breaches had “every chance of becoming very famous” suggesting he’d be willing to publicly …

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‘We’re buzzing’: Cherry-Evans, Hunt go back to where it all began

Redcliffe is one of the expansion clubs looking to enter the NRL, and while Cherry-Evans would be the perfect fit for the start-up franchise, his heart remains with the Sea Eagles. He has already spoken about playing on well beyond his current deal that expires at the end of 2023. …

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