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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Victoria records 14 new cases, five deaths on Sunday, Andrews request denied, Australia’s death toll reaches 844

University of Melbourne Vice-Chancellor Duncan Maskell says Victoria needs to address a question that has hung uneasily over our COVID-19 response: what is our tolerance for death in this global pandemic? Professor Maskell doesn’t profess to know the answer. Though his research expertise is in infectious diseases and microbiology, he …

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Collingwood officially rule Jeremy Howe out for the season

Collingwood’s star defender Jeremy Howe will play no further part in the Magpies’ season, succumbing to a knee injury he suffered in round four. The Pies had been optimistic that Howe could get back from his ruptured PCL in 2020 but over the past week or two that hope had …

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Anti-lockdown protesters meet up at Chadstone Shopping Centre

Three Public Order Response Team vans and two police cars turned up 15 minutes after protesters dispersed. Police apprehended at least six people on Saturday.Credit:Luis Enrique Ascui A police helicopter is hovering over the shopping centre in Melbourne’s south-east. Organisers released the location on encrypted online chat groups 30 minutes …

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How Republicans could quickly confirm Trump’s Supreme Court nominee

No. Democrats eliminated the 60-vote threshold for most judicial nominees in 2013, frustrated by Republicans’ use of the filibuster to slow and impede Obama’s agenda. In turn, angered by resistance to the nomination of Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017, Republicans abolished the limitation on Supreme Court nominees, further whittling down …

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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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eSports stadium and space robots: What the $1.5 billion Perth City Deal will mean for our city

Below are the key projects that will be undertaken as part of the deal: $695 million to bring Edith Cowan to the University with a new vertical university next to Yagan Square. When it’s completed in 2025 it will mean more than 9200 students and teachers in the city from …

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Carnival prizemoney incentive enough for international raiders

The Valley’s chief executive Michael Browell said spring carnival prize money is likely at a level now where it proves lucrative enough to entice international involvement without the need for clubs to cover travel expenses, “particularly if the European prizemoney doesn’t rebound as quickly as what it could”. Loading “All …

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Royal Sydney Golf Club bows to pressure to retain trees on the block

More than 300 people lodged submissions with Woollahra Council opposing the plan. Loading In a letter to members on Friday night, Mr Chapman wrote the club realised “our DA [development application] would be aided by the retention of many more trees and much deeper information on understorey cover, tree canopy …

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