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Imagine if Australia applied its new no-dickhead policy on Novak Djokovic to government troublemakers | Sarah Martin
A messy week for the government proved one thing: Australia’s immigration laws are as harsh in design as they are in execution

Sarah Martin

16, Jan, 2022 @8:38 AM

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I bought six suitcases from Alexander Downer thinking they were empty. The fishnets fell out first
I wanted to use the motley collection of old brown leather cases as hipster-type storage – but inside, I found dolls, dress-up clothes, letters and more

Tory Shepherd

15, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Isolating with Covid: Australians grapple with supply shortages and shared houses
Without adequate space, Covid isolation for some has meant tents and sheds, while shortages have affected a range of goods from nappies to oximeters

Tory Shepherd

15, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Pandemic treechange: Australia’s modern bush architecture enters new era
Rural architecture has moved far away from the knocked-up tin shed to embrace the land and sustainability

Maddie Thomas

15, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Australia’s first-dose vaccination reaches 95%; Djokovic back in hotel detention – as it happened
Health minister Greg Hunt calls vaccine levels a sign of hope; tennis star returns to detention in Melbourne’s Park Hotel. This blog is now closed

Lisa Cox and Tory Shepherd (earlier)

15, Jan, 2022 @6:41 AM

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Australia reaches 95% first-dose vaccination rate but Covid deaths continue to climb
Greg Hunt says decision on Novavax vaccine expected by Therapeutic Goods Administration ‘in the coming 10 days’

Lisa Cox and AAP

15, Jan, 2022 @2:04 AM

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Unions say exemption to allow Covid-positive people to work at SA meatworks sets ‘dangerous precedent’
Workers who tested positive to Covid were forced to wear yellow hairnets to identify themselves

Peter Hannam

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Vaccine rate for people with disability at about 50% in some regional areas, leaked data reveals
Exclusive: double-dose and booster rates among NDIS participants are much lower than average in regional Queensland and WA

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Dirty cash and crypto: how the booming cryptocurrency market is open to exploitation
As the legitimate use of digital currencies grows, there has been a comparable rise in abuse, cybercrime experts say

Ben Butler

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Company part-owned by Angus Taylor challenges ‘critically endangered’ listing of grasslands it poisoned
Jam Land was found to have illegally cleared protected grassland in Corrowong but says the original listing was invalid

Lisa Cox and Anne Davies

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘He wanted to charge ahead and be the hero’: colleagues hope Dominic Perrottet has learned from backflips
After 100 days in office and with skyrocketing Omicron cases, the NSW premier’s bullish approach has not always gone to plan

Michael McGowan

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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The myth of the manly farmer: why do we still assume women don’t work on the land?
Until 1994 women could not even list ‘farmer’ as an occupation on the census. We still have a long way to go in correcting misconceptions

Lucie Newsome

14, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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