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Daily Archives: September 8, 2021

Renewable energy firm backs return to woodchip exports from Newcastle

“This is a completely abhorrent proposal in 2021,” he said. “We will oppose it at a political level, we will use whatever influence we have whatsoever to ensure that not a single dollar of taxpayer money gets spent on propping this ridiculous proposal up. “We will talk directly to the …

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How September 11 ushered in an age of panic

In the 1990s, Americans grew used to winning. The Soviet Union had collapsed, China wanted to join the US-led order, the US could pick and choose its wars, its economy boomed. The great crisis of the republic stemmed from Bill Clinton’s sex drive. September 11, 2001 changed all that. A …

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Spag Bol loses out to Brown Sugar

You can’t always get what they want. Martin Field of Noosa Heads (Qld) writes: “My daughter was trying to entertain our five-year-old grandson during a break in home schooling. She found Peter Combe’s popular children’s song Spaghetti Bolognaise on Spotify and played it. He interrupted with ‘Thanks Mum, but I …

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For the first time, PM acknowledges frustrations of expat Australians

“Your sacrifices have made that happen. You have saved lives by enduring and going through those difficulties, so thank you – I do appreciate it and your fellow Australians do also.” He said he was working hard to implement a national plan that would use home quarantine instead of hotel …

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‘An Islamic State soldier’: Trial of 20 men accused in 2015 Paris terror attacks to begin

“We are also awaiting anxiously because we know that as this trial takes place the pain, the events, everything will come back to the surface,” said Duperron, who is the president of a victims’ association and will testify at the trial. Philippe Duperron, who’s son was killed in the Bataclan …

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Afghanistan Test in further doubt as vaccination passports pave way for Ashes series

Cricket Australia CEO Nick Hockey said it was “a very complex and challenging situation” in relation to Afghanistan. “We’re talking to the ICC [International Cricket Council] and the Australian government and seeking their advice in relation to the Test,” Hockley said. “It’s a challenging situation and it’s all relatively new. …

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High Court dims public debate with its judgment on social media

Throughout its almost 170-year history, The Age has faced having to defend in court articles we publish in our newspapers. In modern times, the same has also applied to our websites. However, a judgment by the High Court on Tuesday has made clear we can also be liable for things …

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Hastie calls for Australia-Afghanistan cricket Test match to be cancelled

The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age reported on Wednesday that Taliban opposition to women playing cricket has increased the likelihood of the Test match being cancelled. The deputy head of the Taliban’s cultural commission, Ahmadullah Wasiq, told SBS News that sport is not seen as something which is important …

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Sydney and Melbourne office towers are effectively empty

The premium office towers that dominate Sydney and Melbourne’s skylines are effectively empty, with occupancy hitting an all-time low while stay-at-home orders keep workers away. Just 4 per cent of Sydney’s office and 7 per cent of Melbourne’s were occupied in August.Credit: Extended lockdowns across Australia’s two largest cities in …

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Neddy Smith: a murderous thug never cunning enough to avoid the law

In the investigation, Smith said nothing that would have caused the participants any worries. Smith was to claim that as a result of that, he was given the “green light” to do what he liked. His protection even extended, he claimed, to police diverting traffic to allow him to carry …

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