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Daily Archives: September 25, 2021

Faith: Love, the language of life

Sometimes in these challenging times it is helpful to imagine what it might be like when we are old. Our energy levels may then be low. Our bodies may no longer function as the well-oiled, integrated units they once were. We may sense that we are slowing down while all …

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Voters want to ban politicians from spamming them with texts and calls

The UAP message said “Australian Government’s COVID-19 Vaccines Adverse Events Report” and linked to a party website that used the logo of the Therapeutic Goods Administration and the Commonwealth coat of arms. Loading The site listed 448 deaths as a “reported outcome” after vaccination with AstraZeneca or Pfizer without telling …

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This was one for the red and blue believers

In the day-to-day struggle of these times, we might strive – feign? – to all be in it together. But sport sorts us into winners and losers. It’s the whole point. Ron Barassi.Credit:Simon Schluter On the Monday after the 1964 grand final, winning captain Ron Barassi wrote in his own …

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‘This is the start’: Relieved Goodwin boldly declares more success for the Demons

Petracca said he shed many tears while speaking to family and friends back home. His first phone call was to his girlfriend, Bella. The second was to his parents. For all of the modern problems that have arisen from technology and social media, the phones of players, coaches and staff …

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As it happened: Rampaging Demons clinch 13th premiership, Petracca best on ground, Norm Smith curse broken

So after a see-sawing two-and-a-half quarters, Melbourne put the turbo boosters on and, like they did against Geelong, completely blew the Bulldogs off the park. A stunning 12-goal run either side of three-quarter time abruptly, and emphatically, ended the contest. The Demons would end up booting 16 of the last …

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‘I have never seen a happier footy club’: Lyon’s Demons rapture

Loading Melbourne legend Garry Lyon has declared the Demons’ drought-breaking 2021 premiership as the salve everyone connected to the club needed to heal the wounds caused by failure and tragedy. He said winning the flag was “everything you would think it is” as he celebrated in the rooms with the …

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Voters’ harsh verdict on unsolicited political texts warrants a response

Amid a sea of marketing messages on TV, radio and the internet, the direct text message or robocall is a powerful way to fish for potential supporters – as well as annoy millions of people trying to get on with their daily lives without being bothered by politicians. Mr Kelly’s …

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Voters’ verdict on unsolicited texts warrants a response

The survey also asked if party political “robocalls” should be junked – and 80 per cent said yes. The same number believe political parties should be subject to the full force of the Privacy Act. Amid a sea of marketing messages on TV, radio and the internet, the direct text …

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We already have a ‘two-class’ society

Judging by the way Prime Minister Scott Morrison has handled the termination of the submarine contract with the French, it appears that subtlety and nuance are no longer requirements for a Liberal leadership position. Nor, apparently, is charisma.Peter Martina, Warrnambool The economic lensIn supporting net-zero emissions by 2050, Treasurer Josh …

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As the world turns on coal, scientists are at work on green steel

Loading SSAB expects to produce 1.3 million tonnes of green steel annually by 2026. In Australia, Professor Sahajwalla, leads a team that has developed another form of green steel. In their process, already in use around the world, coal is replaced in the furnace with used car tyres which, at …

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