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Dear Dan, please do Victorians a favour and take a break

Loading You say you don’t expect anyone to work harder than you. Working too hard is not sensible; working smart will create better outcomes. Victoria is the smart state; make it count through your leadership. Empowering and trusting those around you will achieve better outcomes. Empower your ministers to manage …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 42 new COVID-19 cases, no new deaths for first time in more than two months; Australian death toll stands at 816

NSW Police have charged a man who allegedly spat at officers and fined a woman in separate breaches of coronavirus laws on Monday. About 11.30am on Monday, the 36-year-old man allegedly swore and spat at the officers. He was arrested and charged with several charges, including not complying with a …

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Victoria was offered ADF support for hotel quarantine, email shows

“Thanks Phil,” Mr Eccles responded. Prime Minister Scott Morrison also wrote to Premier Daniel Andrews three times in July offering the support of the ADF, according to the submission. But Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp decided Australian Defence Force personnel were not needed in Victoria’s quarantine hotels. Emergency Management Commissioner …

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Hundreds of blocks sold every week: Surge spurs $30m boost to WA building bonus

The building bonus has been extended.Credit:Paul Jeffers Premier Mark McGowan said the state’s grants program, launched in June, had led to an enormous upsurge in the WA building industry. “Combined with the Commonwealth grant it has driven enormous interest and enormous activity in land sales across Western Australia,” he said. …

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‘Not black enough’: Ben Wyatt claims racism worse from ‘Black Lives Matter’ supporters

Mr Wyatt said the supporters of the protest thought he “was not black enough”. Loading He said people from the right based their views on a stereotype of what an Aboriginal person should be, while the left believed they were more Aboriginal than he was. “Recent activities, whether it be …

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John Edwards given access to guns despite 30-year history of domestic violence

An inquest into the deaths of Jack, 15, and Jennifer, 13, is examining, among other things, how Edwards was granted a gun license and access to guns, given his 30-year history of domestic violence offences. On Tuesday the inquest heard from a clerk at the NSW Firearms registry, whose name …

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Alleged neighbour dispute leads to fatal assault in Sydney’s inner west

NSW Police South Sydney Police Area Commander Superintendent Andrew Holland said: “It would appear that this is an ongoing neighbour dispute. However, the motive behind this, we’re still investigating. “Neighbour disputes happen all the time. Unfortunately, this was just a tragic incident. “Reports are from witnesses that the offender may …

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Police fear revenge may follow fatal Brisbane brawl, hospital attacks

Emergency services were called to O’Callaghan Park in Zillmere about 5.30pm on Sunday after reports of a fight between two large groups of people. Superintendent Fleming said the victims were found around a baseball field at the park. The aftermath at O’Callaghan Park in Zillmere on Brisbane’s northside.Credit:The Today Show …

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HECS for aged care: Paul Keating’s solution to funding shortfall

Former prime minister Paul Keating says the ballooning cost of aged care should be met by a HECS-style funding model, where every Australian is extended a loan to pay for their care and the costs are recovered from each individual’s estate. The model would reduce the fiscal burden on a …

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Tom Brady’s debut a dud as Bucs fall to Saints

They broke off routes that led to an interception and misfires. They had a punt blocked. They fumbled a kickoff. They missed blocks and got their 43-year-old quarterback hit more times than he should have been (three sacks total). After falling behind 24-7, Brady did what he has always done, …

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