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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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An open tent and an empty bed: desperate search for missing four-year-old Cleo Smith
‘The worst part is there’s nothing more we can do,’ Ellie Smith says, after her little girl disappeared from a campsite on the WA coast. ‘We feel hopeless’

Narelle Towie

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Things are a bit ragged for Morrison, and not only because of the Coalition’s climate bullfight
With Glasgow around the corner and an election in sight, the prime minister could’ve done without this week’s privileges committee fracas

Katharine Murphy

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Vaccine requirements for children could hamper Australians returning from UK
Exclusive: Australia’s requirement for two jabs for children aged 12-15 in contrast to UK’s one could force families into quarantine

Christopher Knaus exclusive

22, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Victoria records 16 deaths, 2,189 cases as Melbourne lockdown ends – as it happened
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Elias Visontay (now) and Mostafa Rachwani and Josh Taylor (earlier)

22, Oct, 2021 @7:36 AM

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‘Ham-fisted culture wars’: states take Alan Tudge to task over history curriculum concerns
State ministers reject claims Anzac Day may become a ‘contested idea’ under new curriculum

Elias Visontayand Daniel Hurst

22, Oct, 2021 @7:31 AM

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Australian customers using buy now pay later schemes could soon be slugged a fee
Reserve bank says BNPL operators such as Afterpay and Zip should no longer be allowed to stop retailers passing on cost

Ben Butler

22, Oct, 2021 @6:56 AM

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Labor rejects Peter Dutton’s bid for taxpayers to fund politicians’ defamation cases
Dutton says public funding a ‘workplace entitlement’ amid continuing debate over identities of Christian Porter’s anonymous donors

Paul Karp

22, Oct, 2021 @5:58 AM

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Covid-19 vaccine Australia rollout tracker by state: total number of people and per cent vaccinated, daily vaccine doses and rate of progress
How does Australia’s coronavirus vaccine rollout and schedule compare with other countries, and when will Australia reach 70% and 80% double dose vaccination? We bring together the latest numbers on the vaccination rate in Victoria, NSW, Queensland and other states, as well as stats, maps, live data and Indigenous vaccination rates.

Josh Nicholas and Nick Evershed

22, Oct, 2021 @5:57 AM

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Tornado damages Brisbane airport as supercell storm batters south-east Queensland
Bureau of Meteorology has forecast more potentially severe thunderstorms across much of the state

Mostafa Rachwani

22, Oct, 2021 @5:55 AM

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NSW Covid vaccination rate by postcode: check the percentages in your postcode – interactive map
Newly released data from the state government shows the vaccine rollout over time by area. Check the Covid-19 vaccine rates for first and second dose by postcode in Sydney and across regional NSW

Andy Ball

22, Oct, 2021 @5:48 AM

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Covid-19 Australia data tracker: coronavirus cases today, trend map, hospitalisations and deaths
Guardian Australia brings together all the latest on active and daily new Covid-19 cases, as well as maps, stats, live data and state by state graphs from NSW, Victoria, Queensland, SA, WA, Tasmania, ACT and NT to get a broad picture of the Australian outbreaks and track the impact of government responses

Nick Evershed, Josh Nicholas and Andy Ball

22, Oct, 2021 @5:47 AM

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