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Our freedoms and our rights come with a cost

A very different lockdownOnce upon a time, when overseas travel was the norm, my husband and I made two separate visits to Amsterdam. On both occasions, I visited Anne Frank House, where eight people lived in hiding from the Nazis for months on end. Space was very confined, they were …

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A missed opportunity: Big Housing Build leaves Broadmeadows behind

It is unacceptable housing conditions that often keep residents stuck in a cycle of long-term disadvantage – they are far more likely to be unemployed, underemployed, impacted by family violence, or living with a disability. The need for new and redeveloped social housing in the area has never been greater …

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Vaccination targets no golden ticket to total lifting of restrictions in Qld

Lockdowns won’t necessarily be ruled out once vaccination targets are reached, but hitting the targets will be the “ticket” to seeing greater easing of rules across Queensland, state authorities say. Deputy Premier Steven Miles says talk of vaccination targets of 70 or 80 per cent resulting in lockdowns and restrictions …

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Where automobiles fear to tread

A cheering story of a possum who didn’t get stuck up a chimney (C8) from Heather Lindsay of Woonona.“While we were away on holidays, a possum entered our house down the chimney. We know because it scampered to every window in the house searching for an escape with its little …

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Existing framework there to encourage companies to slash carbon emissions: report

Across industrial sectors in total, including those covered by the mechanism, annual carbon emissions grew from 130 million tonnes in 2005 to 162 million tonnes in 2019. “While an economy-wide carbon price would be more efficient, the political reality is that Australia is unlikely to re-establish such a price any …

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NRL wants jabs in arms before players leave Queensland

But Fletcher is already planning for the future, offering Penrith’s facility for a window to allow players to travel to Sydney’s outer west in droves. It would put the NRL’s mind at ease as it embarks on one of the most important logistical exercises in recent history to have its …

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Fears of neo-Nazis in military ranks after ex-soldier’s passport cancelled

Melbourne man Daniel Todisco, another National Socialist Network member and former employee of Crown casino, claims to have served as a Commandos reservist. And former soldier Ethan Tilling and former airman Jared Bennet had both been investigated by ASIO over their links to extremist groups, official sources confirmed. Serving military …

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Nine’s streaming platform Stan in focus as Hollywood dangles plot twist

When Nine Entertainment Co boss Mike Sneesby delivers the company’s annual financial results on Wednesday, many eyes in the media industry will be on the streaming service he built from the ground up. With an estimated value of around $1 billion, Stan contributes a significant amount to Nine’s $5 billion …

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‘Confusion and bewilderment’ over childcare access as government backflips on decision

“Over this weekend, we have not been able to get an answer as to whether parents have to be working outside the home … And if the government is serious with the latest ‘clarification’ that it is only one parent, that is outrageously unfair on millions of hardworking people trying …

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As it happened: NSW records 830 new local cases, three deaths; Victoria records 65 new local cases

Thanks so much for joining us as we followed the evolving coronavirus situation across Australia today. Here’s a recap of the main stories from today: NSW has again broken the daily case numbers record, reporting 830 locally acquired cases of COVID-19 in the 24 hours to 8pm last night. Sadly …

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