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New phase of hotel quarantine must be managed safely – and fairly

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has acknowledged that the national cabinet’s decision on Friday to more than halve the number of international arrivals will make it harder for Australians to return home. He says the decision, which equates to 4000 fewer arrivals a week from Monday, was made in the national …

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For an American show, Hamilton’s a good effort

Now, good lord willing and the creeks don’t rise – read, the Plague abates – it will be opening in Sydney at the Lyric Theatre in mid-March next year, before moving on to Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane etc. Look, it’s not an Australian-grown creation like Matilda, but for an American …

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My dear Melbourne, in this new groundhog day, just getting by is enough

Loading We’ve done all of the Zoom Zumba, the free celebrity workouts, the live-streamed cordon bleu. We’ve been momentarily uplifted by the sight and sounds of hundreds of musicians playing beautiful symphonies on screen, each in little boxes. We’ve tried the wacky dancing and cackled at the lockdown memes sliding …

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SBS seemed like a miracle, then I realised it was not a place for people who looked like me

I gave him another out: Chadha was raised in Britain, so was there something innate about rudeness in Indians that had been passed down to her? Yes, he said, tripling down and adding that if he ever saw her again he’d kick her in the teeth. Then the two colleagues …

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‘He looked at me like I was some boofhead’: The face-off between Ray Warren and Snoop Dogg on Qantas flight

To this day Warren is yet to hear a Snoop song. He prefers Elton John, Abba and Vera Lynn. “I was flying to Brisbane, I have a feeling it was around Melbourne Cup time, when this guy [Snoop Dogg] had engagements all over the place,” Warren said. “I’m a lover …

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‘When I did what I did, I kind of blank out’: Leilua opens up on brain snap against Panthers

‘‘That’s between me and the coach,’’ Leilua said. ‘‘But I can tell you that he was very honest with me. The main thing he told me was that I was not even close to where Ineed to be to be a professional player; that I am not prepared – not …

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Government warns of social media manipulation as TikTok faces backlash

“The Morrison government recognises social media can be a particularly effective tool in the manipulation of information,” he said. “We are working with partners both internationally and domestically to share information and increase resilience to foreign interference in at-risk sectors, including disinformation through social media.” Last year leaked documents showed …

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Legal Aid funding boost amid sharp rise in domestic violence calls during pandemic

The domestic violence unit at Legal Aid NSW has taken more calls for help in the past four months than it typically receives in a year, with an unprecedented 1600 people ringing in since March 4, compared to an annual average of 1000. It has also received 1100 email referrals …

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Today is the day Brisbane Airport opens its new parallel runway

The runway is built on a 360-hectare reclaimed site, made possible by pumping 11 million cubic metres of sand from Moreton Bay through a 4.5-kilometre pipeline. The site preparation and reclamation works were completed in May 2017, triggering the start of construction of the $120 million Dryandra Road Underpass, which …

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