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Labor pledges extra university and Tafe places to help rebuild industries hit by pandemic
Anthony Albanese will unveil skills and higher education commitments worth $1.2bn at a campaign-style rally in Sydney

Katharine Murphy Political editor

04, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Omicron cases climb amid Sydney cluster; Qld to quarantine Adelaide travellers – as it happened
Follow liSouth Australia announces rule changes for interstate arrivals as ACT records first case of variant. This blog is now closed

Tory Shepherd and Josh Taylor (earlier)

04, Dec, 2021 @6:47 AM

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Covid vaccine protests in Melbourne as Kerry Chant warns of ‘uptick’ in Sydney Omicron cases
Greg Hunt says TGA and Atagi to decide on Pfizer vaccines for children by the end of the year

Tory Shepherd

04, Dec, 2021 @6:25 AM

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Scott Morrison attacked over ‘secrecy’ after documents reveal cyclones and floods set to pummel Australia
National cabinet documents obtained by Rex Patrick reveal increased risk of extreme weather events

Tory Shepherd

04, Dec, 2021 @1:41 AM

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Dog noises, name calling, claims of abuse: a week of shame in Australian politics
Despite a review finding one in three parliamentary staffers have been sexually harassed, behaviour inside the building shows no sign of improvement

Amy Remeikis in Canberra

04, Dec, 2021 @1:32 AM

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Warning ‘cage-like’ conditions for young people in NT detention is ‘history repeating’
Children’s commissioner says it’s ‘unacceptable’ that children are being left in cells for up to 23 hours a day

Lorena Allam

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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From Marilyn to Shakespeare: how well do you know history’s most bungled quotes?
The internet is full of wonky attributions and made-up catchphrases, from real life and pop culture. Can you tell your Attenborough from your Armstrong?

Clem Bastow

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Women’s advocates demand royal commission into ‘cultural issues’ in Queensland police
A commission of inquiry into the state’s police service was a key recommendation of the landmark McMurdo report on women’s safety

Ben Smee

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘We’ve had customers try to fight us’: life as an Australian retail worker today
Stress, insecurity and, now, abuse – working retail in the pandemic has been particularly tough. Five workers share their stories

Lane Sainty

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The climate war is destructive, dumb as a bag of hammers, but Scott Morrison is prepared to wage it anyway | Katharine Murphy
The prime minister wants a fight with Labor to help his re-election chances and Anthony Albanese has finally given him one

Katharine Murphy

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘If I’d known, I would have got it’: on the frontline of Australia’s ‘pandemic of the unvaccinated’
Overworked doctors and nurses are digging deep to find compassion for patients who chose not to have a Covid vaccine

Cait Kelly and Tory Shepherd

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Labor’s climate plan can’t fix 12 years of broken politics – but it could be the catalyst Australia needs
With parts of the business community ready to move on emissions, the opposition’s modest goal could be easily met – or surpassed

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

03, Dec, 2021 @7:00 PM

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