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Gay Alcorn resigns after two years as editor of the Age to care for husband with health condition
‘Gay has led The Age through two incredibly challenging and exhilarating years covering the story of a lifetime,’ owner Nine Entertainment says

Cait Kelly

01, Dec, 2022 @3:56 AM

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Homeless family who lost almost all their possessions in Victoria floods denied relief funds
Jess Jeffery and family were looking for rentals when their belongings stored in Rochester were destroyed by floods, and have been excluded from relief as they lack fixed address

Cait Kelly

01, Dec, 2022 @3:55 AM

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Australian defence chief warns of rise in ‘grey-zone activities’ in Indo-Pacific region amid China tensions
Gen Angus Campbell declares Australia and Japan are bound together by ‘increasingly shared strategic challenges’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

01, Dec, 2022 @2:51 AM

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Medibank hackers announce ‘case closed’ and dump huge data file on dark web
Medibank confirms it may be the full trove of hundreds of thousands of customers’ private records that were stolen from the health insurer

Josh Taylor

01, Dec, 2022 @1:51 AM

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Morning Mail: Australia down Danes to reach World Cup knockout, school principal faces historical abuse claim
In today’s newsletter: Australia shock Denmark with 1-0 win to reach last 16 of World Cup; NSW teacher under investigation; weather statistics show unusually cold and wet season

Martin Farrer

30, Nov, 2022 @7:58 PM

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Payment sought for 929 NSW residents who agreed to work off now invalid Covid fines
Redfern Legal Centre calls for compensation after withdrawal of 33,000 pandemic-era fines

Christopher Knaus and Michael McGowan

30, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Decades-long wait for trans birth certificate reforms nearly over for Queensland’s Emily Wells
Being unable to change her foundational identity document still affects her life, she says – and ‘there will be euphoria’ when the law changes so she can

Joe Hinchliffe

30, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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NSW high school principal investigated for historical child sexual abuse after messages found on student’s Facebook account
Exclusive: Mother of former year 12 student discovered messages between teacher and her son after he died last year

Tamsin Rose

30, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Toyah Cordingley killing: suspect Rajwinder Singh appears in court for extradition
Judge in Delhi adjourns case to give lawyers for Australian-Indian man accused of murdering the 24-year-old time to review documents

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

30, Nov, 2022 @11:14 AM

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Albanese confident Queensland and NSW premiers will back plan to cut power prices
PM tells business leaders his government is ‘working around the clock to deliver a solution’ and flags collaboration with states

Katharine Murphy and Paul Karp

30, Nov, 2022 @8:57 AM

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Australia’s banks likely to reduce lending to regions and sectors at risk of climate change impacts, regulator says
Apra finds country’s banks may be more vulnerable to economic downturns as they face threefold increase in lending losses

Adam Morton Climate and environment editor

30, Nov, 2022 @8:27 AM

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Labor adds extra week of Senate estimates – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

30, Nov, 2022 @7:57 AM

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