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Even 1.5C warming will still leave world’s coasts exposed to extremes

Loading The paper found areas with relatively narrow sea-level changes now, such as in parts of the tropics that are not subject to big cyclones and the Mediterranean, will register the shift to more extremes sooner. By contrast, some northern hemisphere coastlines will see little change even at 5 degrees …

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ABC Ghost Train series ‘misleading’ in linking Wran and Saffron

He said the review had “found no factual inaccuracies” and the ABC was proud of the team’s work in revealing new evidence regarding the fire. “The series was clearly in the public interest and has resulted in a NSW Police unsolved homicide squad investigation and an historic $1 million dollar …

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Proud pushes through pain of broken rib to lead Swifts to grand final glory

Maddy Proud has etched her name in NSW Swifts folklore after it emerged she led her team to Super Netball grand glory despite the “excruciating” pain of a broken rib. Proud, the Swifts’ co-captain, suffered the injury in a collision with Matilda McDonell in the semi-final against GWS Giants, but …

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As it happened: NSW records 1290 local COVID-19 cases, four deaths; Victoria records 73 new cases as state braces for lockdown extension

Good evening and thank you for reading our live coverage of the day’s events. If you are just joining us now, here’s everything you need to know: NSW recorded 1290 new local cases of COVID-19 on Monday, a new daily record in Australia. Four more people have died, including an …

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There’s nothing simple about vaccine passports

At first glance, a vaccine passport seems like a pretty simple idea. Once you’ve had both your COVID-19 shots, the federal government issues you with a digital record showing that you’ve been jabbed. Your state government could then link this information to its QR code system and voila, when you …

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Loaves and fishes, direct from the manufacturer

“I recently read that a drone delivery service, appropriately named Wing, declared the city of Logan in Queensland, was its fastest-growing market worldwide, after making 50,000 deliveries in the past eight months,” writes Clive Waterman of North Narrabeen. “In the top three items delivered were 2700 sushi rolls and 1000 …

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Homicide detectives take man into custody as search for Pemberton local continues

Homicide squad detectives have taken a 60-year-old man into custody as they investigate the disappearance of Pemberton man Tony Ditri. Mr Ditri’s vehicle has been found but inquiries into the 40-year-old father-of-three’s whereabouts are continuing, with police treating his disappearance as suspicious. He was last seen at a local rubbish …

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Three Sydney hospitals carrying the load of NSW’s COVID-19 outbreak

“That’s why we’re gearing up for that, we have been for nearly two years,” she said. “And I state again, our hospital system is under pressure. Will we need to do things differently? Of course we will.” NSW is administering almost 900,000 jabs a week, putting it on track to …

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Lawyer and community leader dies after testing positive to COVID-19

Chairman of the NSW Community of South Sudanese and Other Marginalised Areas, Mawat Majok, said the community had lost a great person and leader. “As John Quincy Adams once said, ‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’ William …

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