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Republicans prepared to defy Donald Trump on $US1 trillion infrastructure bill

He did so again Saturday, when the bill scaled another procedural hurdle on its way to likely passage. The collective GOP shrug in the face of Trump’s attacks could be fleeting. If the infrastructure measure demonstrates an alternative model for Republicans in the post-Trump era, it is not clear whether …

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Despite renewables surge Australian energy lags in the dirty dozen

While wind and solar farms have been sprouting across Australia in recent years, other nations have also leapt on the technologies. As a result, Australia ranked 15th out of 24 nations assessed in terms of the change in the share of non-fossil fuels in electricity generation between 2005-19, shy of …

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Tokyo Olympics in pictures

2/100 A general view of Annette Edmondson of Team Australia, Tatsiana Sharakova of Team Belarus, Ebtissam Zayed Ahmed of Team Egypt, Clara Copponi of Team France, Laura Kenny of Team Great Britain, Emily Kay of Team Ireland, Elisa Balsamo of Team Italy, Kirsten Wild of Team Netherlands, Anita Yvonne Stenberg …

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Australia COVID LIVE updates: NSW records 262 new case and one death as Queensland lockdown lifts, Victoria records 11 new cases

The nation’s chief medical officer has called for access to COVID-19 vaccines to be as easy as possible, particularly in areas with high case numbers, as fewer than half the available appointments were filled at Sydney Olympic Park’s dedicated vaccination drive on Sunday. Queues of people outside the mass vaccination …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE: Closing ceremony a final curtain as Australia celebrates success

So after a couple of weeks, 17 Australian gold medals and a lot of great sport that made lockdown easier, the Tokyo games are about to officially end. The closing ceremony begins in about 45 minutes. There’s a few things that always happen at the closing ceremony. There’s the handover …

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Seventh heaven for Wright, potential injury blow for Bruce

“Pete had a good day out. (Aaron) Francis kicked two and was a really strong target in the first half and (Sam) Draper drifted down there too. It was pleasing that our big guys were able to impact. “Pete’s done the work. The way he showed up, his willingness to …

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SES members report widespread bullying, harassment and rape allegation

Many said their mental health had been badly affected, some had received diagnoses of depression or anxiety because of their treatment. “Being a staff member was one of the most horrific experiences of my life – the abuse I received from other staff and volunteers was something I was expected …

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Resurgent Lions pounce to maul Dockers

With losses in three of their last four games that have almost certainly cost them a top-four spot, many questions had been asked of the Brisbane Lions – about their hardness, whether they were mentally ready for a genuine flag tilt, or even whether, more perplexingly, their flag window had …

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Titans thrash Cowboys as latest Taumalolo gamble fails to deliver

Gold Coast have boosted their hopes of playing finals football after cruising to a 36-14 win over a hapless North Queensland on Sunday, the Cowboys’ ninth successive defeat. The Titans will finish the round in seventh spot after a morale-boosting win over the Townsville side, whose coach Todd Payten made …

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Minnow magic: The most successful nations by population at Tokyo Games

While New Zealand was excellent, the Kiwis weren’t the most successful overall when it comes to medals or golds per person. Their seven gold medals equates to a top-of-the-podium achievement for every 688,890 citizens, to go with a medal for every 241,112 New Zealanders. For countries with more than one …

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