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NSW treasurer Matt Kean says federal Nationals ‘can resign from the ministry’ if they don’t back net zero
Kean also took a swipe at MPs supporting nuclear power, saying they are ‘chasing a unicorn’

Sarah Martin

24, Oct, 2021 @12:43 AM

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As ‘metal pirates’ loot seabed treasures, there are fears Australia’s first submarine could be next
The location of HMAS AE1 is a closely held secret but some worry the first world war wreckage will be found by thieves

Tory Shepherd

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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The unclaimed: the ashes left waiting in Sydney’s Wayside Chapel
In the charity’s storeroom sit the cremated remains of seven former visitors – unclaimed, contested or forgotten. This is the story of three of them

Stephanie Wood

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe: Indigenous care for country could rescue us all
In this extract from a new book, the co-authors look to lessons of the past to examine the best way forward in land management after the fires of Black Summer

Bill Gammage and Bruce Pascoe

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australia wants deeper energy ties to help Taiwan decarbonise, amid China tensions
Trade minister Dan Tehan sees ‘real opportunities’ to help Taiwan, as he hopes relationship with China has not become permanently adversarial

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Incredibly worried’: end of Covid disaster payment looms for many still out of work
At 80% vaccination the support will be gone. Some will be hit hard, particularly if Australia’s economy doesn’t bounce back strongly

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘I am a survivor’: Australia’s newest senator on fighting for Aboriginal women and sacred sites
Dorinda Cox says we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to change laws to empower traditional owners and protect cultural heritage

Lorena Allam Indigenous affairs editor

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Covid outbreaks have shut more than 320 schools across NSW and Victoria in past three weeks
With the majority of students due to return to classrooms full-time, outbreaks raise concerns that schools are unprepared

Cait Kelly

23, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘It hurts and it’s wrong’: family of Aboriginal woman shot dead by WA police officer speak out after acquittal
Supporters of JC say 30 years after the Aboriginal deaths in custody royal commission there is still ‘no equality’

Ben Doherty with Australian Associated Press

23, Oct, 2021 @6:28 AM

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Nine deaths and 1,750 cases in Vic as Melbourne emerges from lockdown – as it happened
Premier Daniel Andrews says the state is on track to reach 80% fully vaccinated next weekend. This blog is now closed

Cait Kelly and Ben Doherty (earlier)

23, Oct, 2021 @5:32 AM

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‘Nervous giddy excitement’: relieved Melbourne residents enjoy weekend out of lockdown
The world’s lockdown capital emerges for its first Friday night of freedom, but not everyone joined the party

Cait Kelly

23, Oct, 2021 @3:03 AM

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With slow, patient questioning, Icac starts to set out its case against Berejiklian
After weeks under fire for the timing of its investigation into the former premier, the NSW corruption watchdog has begun its reply

Michael McGowan

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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