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Family of three contract Covid from infected neighbours in hotel quarantine in Sydney
NSW Health reclassifies three coronavirus cases to locally-acquired after testing showed they shared same viral sequence as infected family next door

Josh Taylor

18, Apr, 2021 @1:58 AM

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‘Absolutely devastating’: how Australia’s deportation of New Zealanders is tearing families apart
Their accents, children and homes are in one country, but people jailed for more than 12 months are being sent back to a land they don’t know, where ‘everything that made you who you were is gone’

Denham Sadler

17, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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False hope: desperate families prey to ‘nonsense’ snake-oil treatments for autism
A parliamentary inquiry into autism has heard submissions about how debunked treatments are peddled as hope, but also personal stories, and both break and warm hearts

Tory Shepherd

17, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘We lost our way’: ex-soldiers regret how Australia got bogged down in Afghanistan
As the final troops prepare to leave, former military personnel stress there’s a lot more to do for Australian veterans and the Afghan people

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

17, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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TGA admits minors mistakenly given AstraZeneca vaccine and says woman’s death an ‘atypical case’
Therapeutic Goods Administration says death of New South Wales woman Genene Norris ‘most unusual’

Matilda Boseley

17, Apr, 2021 @4:12 AM

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NDIA hired research company to sell controversial changes to staff and public, leaks reveal
Exclusive: Leaked documents show staff ‘struggling’ and frustrated, fearing they will not be able to ‘adequately support participants’

Luke Henriques-Gomes

16, Apr, 2021 @10:36 PM

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Scott Morrison was so keen to own a successful vaccine rollout he forgot the downside risk of overseeing a debacle | Katharine Murphy
The prime minister wanted politically friendly GPs and pharmacies in charge so he didn’t have to deal with potentially prickly state premiers

Katharine Murphy

16, Apr, 2021 @9:54 PM

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Nervous LNP looks to party elder to save Queensland seats
Coalition pins hopes on Lawrence Springborg as Amanda Stoker and James McGrath battle for top Senate spot

Amy Remeikis

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Cutting our culture up’: outrage after WA decides not to prosecute over alleged destruction of sacred site
Granite from a sacred site in the East Kimberley was allegedly quarried and exported to China without traditional owners’ permission

Calla Wahlquist

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Torres Strait faces significant Covid risk from nearby PNG as AstraZeneca vaccine rollout paused
Experts say island residents are paying the price for the Australian government’s poor vaccination planning

Christopher Knaus

16, Apr, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australia records first death from blood clots likely linked to AstraZeneca Covid vaccine
NSW woman, 48, died this week after receiving vaccine on 8 April, federal health authorities say

Michael McGowan

16, Apr, 2021 @2:26 PM

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Andrew Peacock, former Liberal party leader and Australian foreign affairs minister, dies aged 82
Peacock served as foreign affairs minister under Malcolm Fraser, but lost the 1984 and 1990 elections to Labor’s Bob Hawke

Guardian staff

16, Apr, 2021 @11:56 AM

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