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Australia news live update: diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics confirmed; Morrison says Christensen should retire ‘quietly’
Five people on board a Sydney Harbour cruise on Friday night have tested positive to Covid, with two likely the new variant. Follow all the day’s news

Matilda Boseley

08, Dec, 2021 @1:02 AM

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Scott Morrison suspects Gladys Berejiklian may not run for federal seat of Warringah
Prime minister says former NSW premier ‘may choose not to go ahead’ for blue-ribbon seat

Sarah Martin

08, Dec, 2021 @12:36 AM

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Australia suffered great trauma during the Covid pandemic – and fixing mental health should be our first priority | Julia Gillard
The mental health system is fragmented, chronically under-funded and not fit for purpose

Julia Gillard

08, Dec, 2021 @12:30 AM

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What is urea, and why does a worldwide shortage threaten Australia’s supply chain?
How China’s export ban could force diesel trucks off the road and lead to higher food prices

Peter Hannam Economics correspondent

08, Dec, 2021 @12:07 AM

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Australia joins Beijing Winter Olympics diplomatic boycott over China’s human rights abuses
Scott Morrison says athletes will compete because sport and politics should not mix

Katharine Murphy Political editor

07, Dec, 2021 @11:38 PM

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How Australian police will use DNA sequencing to predict what suspects look like
Technology a ‘gamechanger’ for forensic science but raises privacy and racial profiling issues

Donna Lu

07, Dec, 2021 @10:31 PM

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Morning mail: Laming staffer’s Rittenhouse costume, ‘stealth’ Omicron variant, Australia’s top Google searches
Wednesday: A taxpayer funded staffer of MP Andrew Laming dressed as Kyle Rittenhouse for Halloween. Plus: Australia’s top Google searches for 2021

Tamara Howie

07, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Andrew Laming staffer dresses as Kyle Rittenhouse for delayed Halloween party
Electorate officer Barclay McGain said those who took offence to the costume ‘need to learn to respect the rule of law’

Matilda Boseley

07, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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‘This is what we need’: Indigenous remains finally laid to rest in historic Adelaide ceremony
Premier Steven Marshall calls on community to understand history as stolen and collected Aboriginal remains returned to country

Walter Marsh

07, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Sydney GP denies doing deal with dying patient to secure lion’s share of $30m estate, court hears
Disputed will subject to multiple cross-claims, including by Salvation Army who argue it was executed in suspicious circumstances

Nino Bucci

07, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Anthony Albanese prepared to use intervention powers in Labor’s Parramatta preselection battle
Search for successor to Julie Owens sees left faction split over rank and file ballot as right faction makes bid for seat

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

07, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Bernard Collaery trial: Coalition tells high court release of judgment would risk national security
Collaery won ACT court of appeal case lifting previous secrecy orders and declaring importance of open justice

Christopher Knaus

07, Dec, 2021 @10:03 AM

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