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By law, employers can issue ‘reasonable’ directions to workers. Will a compulsory COVID jab qualify?

That leaves the issue live. All that most business and workers can go on are the general principles in employment law. Employers are allowed to issue “lawful and reasonable” directions to their workers. They have to take “reasonably practicable” steps to keep staff safe. Both of those could be used …

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That croak you hear? It could be the sound of extinction

Loading For scientists who live and breathe biodiversity conservation, there is a sense of loss that accompanies any extinction beyond the ecological consequences, he said. “These individual losses, though they might seem small, are part of an emerging, growing trend that is going to turn into a roar in the …

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To keep re-election hopes alive, Scott Morrison has to put his authority on the line

So Morrison can be outgunned again. The state leaders have all the power on lockdowns. They are divided. And they have blocked plans to open the country before. That is why this is about changing minds. Labor premiers have preferred stronger lockdowns. Labor supporters have, too. In its simplest form, …

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Energy market reforms risk power bill price spike, analysts warn

A spike in household bills is being touted as a risk of the energy market reforms proposed to reduce the risk of blackouts, as lower cost renewables pour into the grid and threaten to force the early closure of coal-fired power plants. The Commonwealth’s advisory body the Energy Security Board …

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NRL 2021 LIVE updates: Ladder-leading Storm chase history on Gold Coast

Well, he just put in an absolute stinker of a kick but Josh Addo-Carr has just bagged his second try, ranging up on the outside of Cameron Munster, who turned a lazy David Fifita inside out with a break inside his own half. That’s the difference between the two teams’ …

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Our history shows we can do more for refugees

The morning after former prime minister Bob Hawke died, a man knocked at the door of his Sydney home. He had flowers and a letter in hand, which in part read: “You have given us a beautiful life, thank you Bob, we love you.” A former Chinese student living in …

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The raw prawn cometh

The timing could not have been better. Moira Lynch of Ashfield vividly remembers the time a dead possum was stuck up the chimney (C8), causing a stink in the kitchen of her childhood home. “It was December and our dad told my little sister it was Santa stuck up there. …

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Singapore offers vaccinated Germans quarantine-free welcome

But as Germany is already open to people arriving from Singapore, no matter if they are vaccinated or not, the island nation’s decision will effectively establish a long-awaited transcontinental travel bubble. “The current situation is not sustainable. As a small and open economy, Singapore’s survival and success depends critically on …

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As it happened: Pfizer vaccine becomes widely available for 16-39 year-olds as NSW records 681 new local COVID-19 cases, one death

That’s it for today, thanks for reading and engaging. Here’s a quick recap of the day: Australia’s first repatriation flight from Afghanistan will land in Perth in the early hours of tomorrow after 76 Australian citizens and Afghans who worked for the government were rescued from Kabul. NSW recorded 681 …

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