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Modernist take on the Melbourne Olympics to be restored to former glory

In 1956 graphic designer Richard Beck was commissioned to create a new mural to commemorate the Melbourne Olympics on the side of Hosies Hotel in Flinders Street. Beck, one of the Australia’s most prominent modernist graphic artists, was on top of his game. He had designed the official Melbourne Olympics …

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Fogged glasses, coffee queues. Welcome to the lockdown time warp

Welcome to Lockdown 6, where time moves differently. Space is reconfigured. What mattered yesterday is not so important today. We attempt to cheer each other up. Supportive phone calls to loved ones, texts to friends, emails to work colleagues, posts to social media for everybody else, the technological hierarchy betraying …

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Why is Morrison so afraid of Albanese’s $300 cash for jabs? It’s the populism, stupid

Albanese argued the cash would double as a stimulus injection. Untargeted and un-means-tested stimulus – which leaves Labor open to accusations of profligacy. But then, the Morrison/Josh Frydenberg JobKeeper scheme lacked transparency, so we are not even in a position to judge its potential profligacy. The federal government has given …

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Liberals and Nationals across the country facing grassroots challenges

Liberal and Nationals MPs across the country face grassroots campaigns to install independent candidates, with ministers including Greg Hunt, Barnaby Joyce, Paul Fletcher, Angus Taylor and Stuart Robert all being targeted. The “voices for” campaigns are modelled on successful efforts to install independents Cathy McGowan and then Helen Haines in …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: Boomers chase bronze against Slovenia; Patterson, McDermott leap off in high jump final

Australian Boomers great Andrew Bogut is back on Channel Seven’s coverage after throwing the cat among the pigeons this morning by telling social media his contract was only for five games and he wouldn’t be on the commentary tonight. But Bogut and Seven came to an agreement and he’s back …

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Australia COVID LIVE updates: NSW records 319 new cases, Victoria records 29 and Queensland records 13

The NSW town of Armidale is officially in its first night of lockdown after the virus arrived in the Northern Tableland towns after a six-hour journey on a regional NSW train. More than 25,000 residents from the Armidale local government area, including the neighbouring township of Guyra, are affected by …

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Burton brilliance helps Panthers prove they are far from spent force

The Roosters were on the end of a 6-1 first-half penalty count, which included Egan Butcher and Angus Crichton being placed on report, while Jared Waerea-Hargreaves was given 10 minutes in the bin for laying all over Scott Sorensen after a six-again call had been made. Referee Gerard Sutton had …

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Construction workers from Sydney COVID hotspots can return to work if vaccinated

Construction workers will be able to return to unoccupied work sites across NSW from Wednesday on the condition the sites remain at half capacity and workers from COVID-19 hotspots are vaccinated. Deputy Premier John Barilaro has announced construction workers from Sydney’s eight worst-hit local government areas will be able to …

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Curse of Eden Park strikes again for Wallabies

But when a high ball fell out of the Auckland night sky and hit Tom Banks square in the head, it summed up the Wallabies’ night. Banks has been given ample opportunities at Test level and Dave Rennie knows Jordan Petaia is itching to play fullback. Petaia might have got …

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