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NSW floods: HSC student taken home via helicopter as towns face weeks of isolation
The ‘unwritten rule’ of community solidarity means people cut off by floodwaters are banding together

Natasha May

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Household power bills to fall by about $77 a year as developers bet on renewables
Australian Energy Market Commission says Queensland and Victoria will enjoy biggest falls by 2024 as new large-scale solar plants join electricity grid

Peter Hannam

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Most vulnerable are worst affected by welfare payment suspensions, government data reveals
Those experiencing homelessness, living with disability or who are Indigenous hardest hit under Centrelink’s mutual obligation regime

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Coalition will consider changes to religious discrimination bill after Senate inquiry, Michaelia Cash says
Attorney general says she wants to ‘kill off’ suggestions further regulations could be used to protect gay conversion practices

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Community-based solutions key to ending violence against Indigenous women, report says
‘Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women know the causes of and solutions to the challenges’

Tory Shepherd

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian government ‘trying to have it both ways’ on Covid vaccine IP waiver
Trade minister Dan Tehan pessimistic about a deal as he prepares to fly to Geneva for crucial World Trade Organization talks

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

24, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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George Christensen advocates for civil disobedience as vaccine mandates rock Coalition
Labor leader calls on Morrison to condemn member for Dawson after he likened mandates to decrees by ‘Hitler and Pol Pot’

Katharine Murphy and Paul Karp

24, Nov, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Australian universities to vie for Coalition’s $200m research funding boost
Four universities that demonstrate 'commercialisation readiness’ will receive funding for research hubs in areas including defence, space and clean energy

Paul Karp

24, Nov, 2021 @9:04 AM

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Coalition MPs may not be plotting to topple Scott Morrison but succession jockeying is absolutely under way | Katharine Murphy
The internal disunity is noisy enough to create the impression the prime minister isn’t in full command of his troops

Katharine Murphy

24, Nov, 2021 @8:10 AM

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Coalition and Labor test new Speaker’s limits in question time – as it happened
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Josh Taylor and Amy Remeikis

24, Nov, 2021 @8:06 AM

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NSW plan to cut feral horse numbers in Kosciuszko not enough, environment groups say
John Barilaro uses valedictory to reveal long-running Coalition stoush ends with agreement to reduce brumby numbers to 3,000

Lisa Cox

24, Nov, 2021 @6:44 AM

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Bridal strain: pandemic caused a historic drop in Australian weddings in 2020
As the pandemic made those ready to tie the knot wait for their big day, just 78,989 marriages were registered in Australia in 2020, a 30.6% decrease from 2019

Cait Kelly

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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