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‘A much more creative approach’: remote learning may be over, but home schooling in Australia is on the rise
Even as the number of home schooled children in many states has recently doubled, experts say if you are considering the switch, do it for the right reasons

Caroline Riches

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Aukus: Biden urged to fast-track research into submarines using non-weapons grade uranium
US lawmakers are concerned that if Australia’s new nuclear submarines use enriched fuel it could undermine global non-proliferation system

Daniel Hurst

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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John Barilaro: NSW government hands report into office’s intervention in bushfire grants to Icac
Auditor general’s scathing findings provided to watchdog ‘for their information’ after Labor threat

Tamsin Rose

03, Feb, 2023 @8:20 AM

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Australia to allow prescription of MDMA and psilocybin for treatment-resistant mental illnesses
From July, authorised psychiatrists will be able to prescribe the drugs for post-traumatic stress disorder and severe depression

Tory Shepherd

03, Feb, 2023 @7:43 AM

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Victorian government to apologise to victims of sexual abuse at state schools later this year
Daniel Andrews will meet with campaigner Glen Fearnett on Monday ahead of a formal apology

Adeshola Ore and Benita Kolovos

03, Feb, 2023 @7:37 AM

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Coles and Woolworths ordered to dump more than 5,200 tonnes of soft plastic into landfill – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Jordyn Beazley (now) and Natasha May (earlier)

03, Feb, 2023 @7:18 AM

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Afternoon Update: national cabinet falls short on primary care, AMA says; US police kill again; and a Chinese spy balloon
Strengthening Medicare report welcomed but experts criticise lack of detail on making GPs more affordable for Australians

Antoun Issa

03, Feb, 2023 @5:53 AM

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PM flags overhaul of Australia’s counter-terror laws to combat ‘real threat’ of rightwing extremism
Recent murders of police officers at Wieambilla highlight need for action to protect community safety, Anthony Albanese says

Josh Butler and Daniel Hurst

03, Feb, 2023 @4:58 AM

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Britain ‘relaxed’ about Australia omitting King Charles from new $5 banknote, high commissioner says
‘It is for Australia to decide what it wants on its coins, and on its notes,’ Vicki Treadell says

Mostafa Rachwani

03, Feb, 2023 @2:54 AM

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PM, state and territory leaders formally back Indigenous voice to parliament with statement of intent
National cabinet officially signed on to commitment with Albanese saying priority is to secure a successful referendum in second half of this year

Lorena Allam and Sarah Collard

03, Feb, 2023 @2:50 AM

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Monique Ryan reaches agreement with chief of staff Sally Rugg over sacking, court told
Federal court hears Rugg will not lose job and will enter mediation with teal MP in bid to resolve wider dispute over work hours

Nino Bucci

03, Feb, 2023 @2:40 AM

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More buses in disadvantaged areas better value than major transport projects, Australian research finds
Report finds states are failing to calculate financial benefits of smaller initiatives, including increased employment and social inclusion

Elias Visontay Transport and urban affairs reporter

02, Feb, 2023 @11:00 PM

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