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Child dies after off-road buggy rolls in Gippsland

A six-year-old girl has died after an off-road buggy she was travelling in with a man and six other children rolled in Gippsland on Saturday afternoon. Investigators have been told five girls, two boys and a man aged in his 30s were in the buggy when it rolled in a …

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Drop politics, stop deaths: Women’s safety advocates want action after summit

Although the perception was the summit was part of dealing with the government’s “women problem”, its genesis was last December, when a women’s safety taskforce was formed with the ministers from every state, territory and the Commonwealth. Part of its remit was organising a summit to inform development of the …

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What happens when cancel culture meets vaccination mandates? Just ask Guy Sebastian

However, as pointed out by Anne Applebaum in The Atlantic, post-cancellation apologies are usually pointless. In her article, “The New Puritans”, which examines new social codes and the punishments meted out to those who transgress them, Applebaum argues that such apologies don’t fix the problem. “More often than not, apologies …

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Three-week COVID-19 jab blitz to target Melbourne’s north and west

Loading Victorians who are more than 24 weeks’ pregnant will now be able to get priority access at state-run vaccine hubs. A third staff member with V/Line also tested positive to coronavirus and more than 180 train drivers and operations staff are in isolation. The positive cases resulted in widespread …

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This is a matter of choice

A study in contrastsHelen Coonan, the former chairman of Crown, represented the company in two royal commissions and a commission of inquiry. All these endeavours found Crown failed the metrics of risk, governance, responsible gaming, culture and disclosure (“Crown’s termination gravy train needs to be derailed”, Business, 10/9). For these …

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Losing my religion: facing the trauma of leaving a faith

“People with religious trauma sometimes present with anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), so they might get diagnosed with one of those.” She added that religious trauma presents differently depending on the person, their background and experiences. The formation of the Sydney-based Recovering from Religion (RfR) group nearly 18 …

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In New York the sadness was everywhere. The funerals never stopped

That Tuesday morning in New York City was a perfect, crisp and sunny day. I was even a bit early to work for once, so was surprised to see the message light flashing on my phone as I entered my office in Midtown. My assistant entered the room, visibly upset. …

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Poetic justice as Amanda Gorman picks a winner

Fashion activism … Amanda Gorman at Prada’s 2019 Milan show.Credit:Getty for Prada In the spectrum of current brand/celebrity relationships, even after Jay-Z and Beyoncé’s joint Tiffany partnership was announced, with its $2 million to historically Black colleges and universities, that’s a big deal. In all senses of the word. Along …

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Sculpture by the Sea cancelled for second year

Loading The Australian artists in the Bondi exhibition will receive an increase of $1500 to the “safety net” artists will receive to cover their costs, on top of the $3000 provided by Create NSW as part of its rescue and restart package. Those artists in the Cottesloe exhibition will also …

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