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Daily Archives: September 18, 2021

Unwarranted secrecy

They are paid too muchEntitled tradies are paid too much if all they have to fuss about is having somewhere to take their tea break. They have a job, different to many who haven’t been able to work in this pandemic.Raelee Hunter, Keilor Downs Get the science rightGreens new kid …

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Parents need more information to prepare for school return

Our society has broken apart in the face of this outbreak, a fragmentation spurred on by unequal government restrictions, a police state mentality and vaccine misinformation. The debate over how to return to school risks exacerbating this unwelcome trend. It is critical that the government determines how to address the …

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‘I wasn’t at my best’: Dwyer has Diamonds in sight after unlikely breakout year

When Australian shooter Kiera Austin went down with an ACL injury in the Giants’ season opener, all eyes turned to 19-year-old Sophie Dwyer. Dwyer had been expecting to play a few minutes here and there in her first Super Netball season; Austin’s injury meant she was expected to play every …

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Landlords v tenants? Jokes aside, Dees and Dogs fans share similarities

But the Bulldogs aren’t just Footscray anymore. The name changed to the Western Bulldogs in 1996 in an appeal to a broader geographical area. That proved to be a wise decision, as Melbourne’s growth corridor shifted west. A sign in Melbourne this week poking fun at the upper crust stereotype. …

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‘It’s saved more people than it hurts’: The rising popularity of women’s boxing

It is hard to believe any man would dare underrate Kylie Javier Ashton as she pummels boxing pads held by personal trainer Ben Savva. Ms Ashton, a restaurant manager from Darlinghurst, said boxing training was difficult but fun and demanded discipline, determination and resilience. “I love the way it forces …

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How to make locked-down holidays different from locked-down learning

Child-friendly bushwalks, bike paths and beaches as well as online arts and craft classes are among school holiday activities during lockdown suggested on the North Shore Mums website. The Museum of Contemporary Art is selling an art-making kit for primary school children for $100 or free with a NSW Creative …

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Household food waste program fails to catch on among Sydney councils

Chair of the Australian Organics Recycling Association NSW Charlie Emery said uptake in Northern NSW would encourage more Sydney councils to enact FOGO schemes. “Change management is a lot easier to do in a regional context,” he said. “Once councils in Sydney come off longer-term contracts, we will start to …

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Unprecedented rise in IVF success rate, but multiple births fall to record low

“It doesn’t matter which way we slice the data, there are improvements across all age groups,” the report’s lead author Professor Georgina Chambers said, highlighting the biggest jump has been live birth rates for frozen embryo transfers: rising from 20 per cent in 2010 to 30 per cent in 2019. …

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One in ten Parklea prison inmates has COVID-19, unable to call relatives

“How would he get the virus if he is in lockdown?” she said. “Why have they not vaccinated him weeks ago?” A Correctives Services spokeswoman said it was “working expeditiously” with Parklea to extend phone calls to family and loved-ones as soon as possible. No inmates have been released under …

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