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Closed borders keep state’s job market afloat

Alison Pennington, senior economist at the Australia Institute’s Centre for Future Work, said the 500,000 temporary migrants who had left Australia since the pandemic began had left many vacant jobs, but they were largely poorly paid. Ms Pennington believes it is the modern industrial relations system, and not migration, putting …

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Morrison’s pledge on ocean waste – a shiny (plastic) distraction from climate policy

Morrison said a bunch of things he would never say on the subject of climate change, such as, “we have a responsibility to leave our children better than what we inherited”. And: “Our Pacific family has not caused this problem, but they have to deal with the impacts of it …

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Humans’ fingerprints on climate change are becoming clearer

Mark Howden from the Australian National University Climate Change Institute and a contributing author to the IPCC report, says it was “increasingly clear climate change has played a significant role in extreme heat events in many regions”. Burrendong Dam in central NSW all but dried up during the recent drought. …

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‘I’m worried every time I go there’: Families paying to keep kids at home from childcare

Sarah Du faces a predicament shared by many families across Sydney – whether to send her daughter to daycare despite the stay-at-home orders and the burgeoning COVID-19 outbreak or to keep her home and pay childcare fees for nothing. The federal government has allowed childcare centres to waive the gap …

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Australia COVID LIVE updates: NSW now in statewide lockdown after 466 new cases, four deaths on Saturday, 8 mystery cases in Victoria

NSW entered a snap statewide lockdown at 5pm on Saturday after recording 466 new cases of COVID-19, which continues to spread across the regions. Deputy Premier John Barilaro took to Twitter on Saturday afternoon to say the stay-at-home orders would be introduced for all of regional NSW to “minimise movement …

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AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Lions tearing Pies to shreds, Swans in control against North

This game continues to spiral out of control for the Magpies, with Charlie Cameron snapping truly to kick the first goal of the second half before Cockatoo converts a set shot, giving Brisbane a game-high 49-point lead early in the third term, 13.5.83 to 5.4.34. That’s eight goals in a …

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As losing streak nears two decades, the gap has never been wider

While Paenga-Amosa’s crooked throw was the play that defined the difference between the two teams, there was another play which typified the big brother-little brother relationship. David Havili throws the ball away after beating Tom Banks to score after the siren on Saturday.Credit:Getty A bizarre Matt To’omua kick well after …

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US embassy shredding, burning documents as Taliban advances on Kabul

Kabul: The US Embassy staff in Kabul, Afghanistan, has been told to start destroying anything with American logos or flags that could be used in propaganda efforts as the Taliban surge comes within 12 kilometres of Kabul, following the capture of the neighbouring province of Logar on Saturday. The Taliban …

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Port’s knockout blow: 19 straight goals drives them to top two

Zak Butters played the playmaker to perfection, Travis Boak, Ollie Wines and Karl Amon strolled through the middle of the ground and Port’s forwards filled their boots. Charlie Dixon (four) lowered his colours to Sam Weitering for much of the match but this tide was too strong for the sturdy …

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