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Northern NSW towns likely to be isolated for days as floods continue – follow live
NSW premier reports more than 60 flood rescues and says BoM and SES working around the clock

Christopher Knaus (now) and Donna Lu (earlier)

25, Sep, 2022 @4:09 AM

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Richard Marles condemns Russia’s ‘appalling’ nuclear threat and pledges long-term Ukraine support
Australia’s defence minister says Vladimir Putin’s threat ‘cannot be allowed to stand’

Sarah Martin

25, Sep, 2022 @2:49 AM

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Time is running out on the Murray-Darling plan. Should Tanya Plibersek reach for the big guns?
NSW and Victoria have dragged their heels and now risk the federal government taking over Australia’s most important river system

Anne Davies

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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With another La Niña under way, experts warn Australia’s east coast remains at high risk
If the latest event brings flooding, it will be the fourth NSW summer in a row marked by natural disaster; in Queensland, the fifth

Lisa Cox

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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‘Like a dystopian world’: inside the booming demand for cosmetic injectables
Experts believe Australians are at risk of serious mental and physical harm unless the industry is cleaned up and professionalised

Tamsin Rose

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Melbourne’s apocalyptic spring has arrived: wake up and smell the pollen | Anna Spargo-Ryan
From plane tree allergies to swooping magpies, anyone who’s spent Virgo season in this city knows it can be dangerous

Anna Spargo-Ryan

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Refugee advocates ‘encouraged’ as Albanese government considers ways to reduce immigration detention backlog
Minister says people ‘should be living in the community’ if there are no security or safety concerns

Paul Karp

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Crocs v cane toads: can crocodiles in Western Australia be taught to avoid the toxic intruder?
Researchers are lacing corpses of the amphibian with nausea-inducing chemicals to train freshwater crocs not to eat them

Rafqa Touma

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Trains or parks: Victorian election battle looms over Suburban Rail Loop
South-east Melbourne residents say growing population needs better public transport, but not at the expense of green space

Adeshola Ore

24, Sep, 2022 @8:00 PM

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PM speaks out against discrimination; Penny Wong calls on China to rein in Putin – as it happened
Dozens of flood warnings across NSW after state lashed by heavy rainfall overnight. This blog is now closed

Royce Kurmelovs and Mostafa Rachwani

24, Sep, 2022 @7:09 AM

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Fears for Indigenous rock art as construction begins on WA’s Burrup peninsula
Ex-chair of Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation says hydrogen plant, gas facility and proposed urea plant are all threats to cultural sites

Royce Kurmelovs

24, Sep, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Grim milestone as Australia’s aged care homes mark 4,000 Covid deaths
Deadliest year of the pandemic so far has seen restrictions ease, staffing pressures surge but vaccinations provide hope

Christopher Knaus

24, Sep, 2022 @12:30 AM

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