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Australia’s allies ready to sanction Belarus officials

“The UK, the West and the world cannot sit idle while the Belarusian people’s democratic and human rights are violated so brutally in clear violation of Belarus’ obligations as a member of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe,” he said. Bill Browder, an American billionaire-turned-activist.Credit:Bloomberg Browder told The …

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Hotel quarantine inquiry LIVE updates: Premier Daniel Andrews to front hearings

The Health Minister’s performance yesterday had our chief reporter Chip Le Grand pondering Kafka, or one of his characters in particular: Health Minister Jenny Mikakos says she did not believe it was her health department’s role to ensure private security guards in Victoria’s quarantine hotels were adhering to infection control …

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LNP promises to claw back $200 million pledge to Virgin

Virgin last month announced it would axe 3000 jobs, or about a third of its workforce, and would retire the budget Tigerair brand. Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander promised to claw back the money if the LNP won government at the October 31 election, adding that the party would still honour …

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Whincup last challenger as Supercar teams gear up for Bathurst

Realistically he is the only driver who could mount a late late challenge, as he himself is 270 points clear of third-placed Cameron Waters, with his teammate Shane van Gisbergen just behind. This is the second week in a row that the championship has raced at The Bend, but on …

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Blocked borders road trip

9/10 James Fildes with his wife Melanie and their pet calf Yummo. For months the closure has denied their store vital trade from NSW motorists, many of them grey nomads who in normal times would stop at Cameron Corner en route to outback Queensland, passing through the epic 5614 kilometres-long …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 14 COVID-19 cases as Daniel Andrews confirms ease of state’s restrictions this weekend; Australian death toll stands at 869

African nations came out swinging on the third day of the United Nations annual gathering of world leaders Thursday, calling for dramatic fiscal measures to help economies survive the coronavirus pandemic — which one leader called the “fifth horseman of the apocalypse”. Africa’s 54 countries estimate they need $100 billion …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 12 COVID-19 cases as Daniel Andrews flags further easing of restrictions; SA border opens to NSW as Australian death toll jumps to 861

Five adults at a child’s birthday party picnic were among 114 people fined for breaching COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria over the past 24 hours. According to Victoria Police, all five adults and their children had travelled more than five kilometres from their homes in different parts of Melbourne to Whittlesea …

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Factional games at play in health union’s call to sack Jenny Mikakos

In recent years the HWU, which claims about 14,000 members, has been home to a rogues’ gallery of Labor factional hacks and is up to its neck in often toxic internal party politics. Health Workers Union Diana Asmar has called for Ms Mikakos to resign The right-faction HWU was aligned …

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‘They think it’s Grand Theft Auto’: Police lash youths over knife death

He said the two groups involved knew each other and were known to police. Mr Harris was from Beenleigh in Logan and was with friends when the confrontation took place between two groups who knew each other.Credit:Facebook “There are legitimate uses for these knives – but it’s how they’re used,” …

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