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Teals and other NSW independents seek to kill controversial Pep-11 gas permit
Exclusive: Candidates hoping to hold the balance of power to push for state-level development bans

Tamsin Rose

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘We have to come together’: alcohol bans alone won’t fix Alice Springs’ problems
Restrictions have had success but an Aboriginal health group warns the ‘underlying drivers of destructive drinking’ must be dealt with

Lorena Allam

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Medicare review: what changes can we expect to see - and what’s still missing?
Health sector welcomes the broad vision of taskforce report, but worries it’s short on details, a timeline and money

Josh Butler

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Fury over Chalmers’ essay is a reminder to Labor: change won’t get an easy ride | Katharine Murphy
The government has an enormous agenda this year but the reaction to the treasurer’s ideas signals the obstacles it faces

Katharine Murphy

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Queensland’s draconian approach to youth justice sets kids up to fail | Ben Smee
Tightened bail laws have led to a spike in children being imprisoned – the long-term damage caused by short-term, vote-chasing politics

Ben Smee

03, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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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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