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‘I felt lighter’: Restorative Justice gives sex crime survivors a different way forward

The difficulty in obtaining a conviction for a sexual crime is self-evident in the data. There were 26,892 victim-survivors of sexual assault in Australia in 2019 who reported to police, according to the ABS. But criminal court data shows there were 10,132 defendants against sexual assault charges who had their …

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Victoria’s lockdown to be extended, as state records 92 new cases

COVID-19 response commander Jeroen Weimar said around two-thirds of the cases announced on Sunday were in Melbourne’s northern and western suburbs. “We think we know there are multiple chains of transmission taking place to give us those roughly 500 cases (in the north and west),” he said. There are 44 …

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Jeroen Weimar: From ‘trainspotter’ to Victoria’s COVID-19 commander

At the same time, Weimar and several others were headhunted to help turn things around. With an initial goal of improving testing rates and engaging across communities, Weimar worked with Euan Wallace, who had been seconded as deputy secretary to the Department of Health (he has since been promoted to …

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‘If not now, when?’ Frydenberg warns states to stick to the road map amid recession fears

“The world is opening up, Australia will open up … Opening up as one country and in accordance with the plan will not only give people hope but provide a springboard for our economic recovery.” But in the clearest signal yet that Western Australia was prepared to walk away from …

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Majority of voters back vaccine passports, mandatory jabs for high-risk workers

More than two-thirds of Australians support vaccine passports, mandatory jabs for high-risk workers and locking people out of workplaces and hospitality venues if they refuse to get the jab. Vaccine passports and in some sectors mandatory vaccinations are shaping as a key element of the path out of lockdowns and …

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‘Fence-sitters’: One third not convinced that primary school kids should get the jab

As Australia races towards the COVID vaccine targets set out in the Doherty Institute’s national plan, one question is increasingly dominating discussions about the roll-out: when can children get the jab? The 70 and 80 per cent targets set by Doherty are for people aged over 16 years old. The …

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‘Stick to the plan’: No travel for NSW until slower states catch up on vaccination

NSW residents will have to wait until 80 per cent of all Australians are vaccinated before they can travel overseas, despite a push by some Sydney Liberal MPs to open the gates as soon as the state reaches its target. Federal Trade and Tourism Minister Dan Tehan stressed all states …

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Compensation scheme to shield employers, medicos who vaccinate Australians

The Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which had pushed for the scheme, said businesses had previously been concerned that workplace jab programs could saddle them with complex legal claims. Now, it said in a statement, industry had the “green light” to set up workplace jab drives. “This scheme is …

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AFL 2021 LIVE updates: Demons through to preliminary final after disposing of Brisbane

For so many years, Melbourne’s football brand has been a certain flakiness, an inability to get the job done when it mattered. Now, they’re one win away from a grand final, after rolling over the Brisbane Lions in the first half, then gritting their teeth – and Rising Star winner …

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Target Time and Superquiz, Sunday, August 29

TARGET TIME Credit: Find words of four letters or more. Every word must include the centre letter and each letter is used once only. Find at least one nine-letter word. No colloquial or foreign words, capitalised nouns, apostrophes or hyphens. No verbs or plural words ending in “s”. Solution list …

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