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‘Terrifying, cold and a lot of loud noises’: Homeless young people falling through safety net

“Despite the alarming number of young people seeking help from homelessness services, they make up only 2.9 per cent of main tenants in current models of social and public housing,” Ms Sutton says. She says young people – who receive lower minimum wages and Centrelink payments than adults – are …

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Snap Shot: Guthrie numerology, and a football crime better left unsolved

And, just for those looking for symmetry, Zach polled his first coaches votes in game No.29, the same number his brother wears on his back, with Cam, who turns 29 this month, picking up 29 disposals against the Kangaroos, the same number of disposals his dad, Andrew Merryweather, managed in …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Biles claims bronze; authorities investigate allegations of rugby players from flight home

The atmosphere here at the Oi hockey stadium in Tokyo for the men’s hockey semi is buzzing. Both Germany and Australia have large support contingents and even louder benches. It’s the loudest venue I’ve been to throughout the Games. The Kookaburras just scored a cracking goal. A long lob into …

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Fast response but Australia’s cyclists still off pace amid blistering medal battles

Nobody has ever travelled up the Izu Peninsula in search of speed. The lush mountains south-west of Tokyo offer a retreat from Japan’s urban frenzy: hot springs, temples, tranquil resorts and even an English-themed narrow-gauge steam train. The bullet train doesn’t go there. It’s a different story inside the Olympic …

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Australia news LIVE: NSW records 199 new local COVID-19 cases; Queensland records 16 new cases

Sydneysiders are abandoning the city in favour of cheaper housing and lockdown-free life in the state’s regions as the coronavirus pandemic up-ends migration around the country. A record net 11,800 people left the nation’s capital cities in the three months to the end of March, the Australian Bureau of Statistics …

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Simone Biles wins bronze to farewell to Tokyo

Loading On that night, she talked about needing to prioritise her mental health and “work on my mindfulness”. While this was true in a sense, she has since explained that her problem has more to do with faulty wiring than anything you would normally associate with mental illness. In the …

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Extra green space – and apartments – approved for Roma Street Parklands

Apart from “street and view enhancements” and replacement of the metered parking area with an underground paid parking station closer to Roma and Albert streets, it appears there will be no changes to the existing parklands. Cross River Rail will run 33 metres under the existing Roma Street train station …

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Men’s rugby sevens team, Olyroos accused of bad behaviour on flight home

Rugby Australia is investigating allegations of bad behaviour from the Australian men’s rugby sevens team on their flight home from the Tokyo Olympics. The details of what occurred on the flight are yet to emerge but the Australian Olympic Committee and Rugby Australia are aware of the alleged incidents, which …

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Price of ‘living with COVID’ must be understood before its paid

The supposed upside is “freedom”. But if there is one thing we have learned about this disease, it has never failed to disappoint on the downside. By October 2020, the mobilisation and commitment of the Australian people, public health advisers along with the premiers and chief ministers delivered a sustainably …

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