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Treacherous terrain suited to trying times

The paintings in Euan Macleod’s exhibition Figure in a dissolving landscape are fundamentally of the elements: earth, ice, fire, smoke and sky. Their palette is of the white of the ice, the dark blue-grey of the rock, and the orange of the campfire and also the orange smoke that had …

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Australia’s campaign for Emmy glory stumbles

Australia went into this year’s Emmy season with its strongest line-up in memory. Glory came early for cinematographer Greig Fraser, who shared the Emmy for cinematography for a single-camera half-hour series with his long-time collaborator, New Zealand-born director of photography Baz Idoine. The pair won last week for their work …

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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Victoria records 21 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths for Saturday as new cluster raises concerns, Australia boosts overseas flights, NSW records numbers

Data journalist and COVID-19 blogger Craig Butt has produced some updates graphs showing the path of the 14-day averages in regional and metro Victoria up to today. Metro Melbourne: Regional Victoria: Unemployed Australians will have to wait beyond the October budget for a crucial decision on the JobSeeker rate despite …

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State school students to get just two report cards a year under wage deal

“The legislation that governs education in Queensland requires that parents receive two reports a year and two opportunities for a face-to-face interview with the teacher,” he said. “There are a whole range of factors around the state that we want to keep a lid on to get people back to …

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RA chief executive search on ice as Clarke extends time in top job

Clarke’s plans to go travelling have fallen through because of COVID-19 and he was more than happy to take on the role while RA began the formal process of finding Castle’s successor. McLennan was appointed chairman a few weeks later and he has become a big fan of Clarke. Rugby …

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The NFL and AFL have led the way. When will the NRL have a female coach?

In the NFL season that just started, there are six full-time female coaches throughout the league, with Tampa Bay’s Lori Locust and Maral Javadifar trusted with the task of coaching the likes of all-time greats Brady and Rob Gronkowski. These six women join a long list of female coaches who …

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Ginsburg’s death shakes up an already dramatic election

In the days before her death, Ginsburg dictated a statement to her granddaughter that said: “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.” But time constraints and political calculations, rather than Ginsberg’s dying wishes, will determine what happens from here. The …

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Hard work pays off for new Dragons cult hero Ramsey

“It took its toll on me mentally and physically. Lucky enough I did get the shot, but it was hard. I’d packed my bags a lot of times to leave.” Every time he was about to pack it in his mother, Kim Stojanov, talked him around. “My mum always used …

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Rough around the edges can’t distract from main event at Randwick

Despite there being only seven acceptances, rarely has a George Main consisted of such an even field, on paper. It is supported by The Shorts for top-seasoned sprinters, more to my taste than tearaway three-year-olds pizzazzed into the spotlight because of stud potential. Also word is circulating that Racing NSW …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 45 new COVID-19 cases as national cabinet to meet; QLD border to reopen to ACT as Australian death toll jumps to 839

The Prime Minister is due to address the media at 1.30pm after this morning’s national cabinet meeting. NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet has attacked the Queensland government’s decision to open its borders to the ACT and not his state. Mr Perrottet said he couldn’t understand how his northern neighbour could justify …

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