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Australia Covid news live update: Melbourne and Sydney brace for protests as Victoria set to miss first roadmap target
Police break up crowds after hundreds of people gather at Bondi

Ben Smee

24, Sep, 2021 @9:52 PM

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As insurgents limber up for a federal election, the Coalition is worried about its restive right flank | Katharine Murphy
Recent history suggests Liberals and Nationals have little to fear from Craig Kelly and One Nation, but the dynamics of the next vote are unclear

Katharine Murphy

24, Sep, 2021 @8:32 PM

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Fraudulent ivermectin studies open up new battleground between science and misinformation
Studies suggesting ivermectin is an effective Covid treatment relied on evidence ‘that has substantially evaporated under close scrutiny’, fresh research shows

Melissa Davey

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Are you going to India?’: Queensland isn’t in any hurry to open borders
Frustrations grow as premier declines to detail when NSW roadblocks will be removed and dismisses idea of international travel

Ben Smee

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Workers’ rights or the far right: who was behind Melbourne’s pandemic protests?
The anti-lockdown movement ‘opportunistically’ latched onto the frustrations of construction workers, experts say

Michael McGowan

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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From spangled drongos to the gang-gang cockatoo: how well do you know Australian birds?
What’s that sound? The Bird of the Year poll is returning. But before you vote, find out how much you actually know about Australia’s feathered friends

Sean Dooley

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Vaccine passports in Australia: who will impose them and how will they work?
National cabinet has agreed that all states and territories will integrate vaccine certificates in their check-in apps. But as for how and when they will be implemented, it’s every jurisdiction for itself

Paul Karp

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Bring home gold please’: Labor captain’s pick faces battle to hold on to Hunter
Daniel Repacholi supporters say his working-class credentials will win back voters, but others argue Labor has anointed a regional caricature

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Bid by Catholic church to stop child sexual abuse case rejected by NSW supreme court
Church tried to stop a woman from suing, despite its own records showing it knew the priest was a paedophile

Christopher Knaus

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australian jobs more important than net zero, Nationals minister says
Resources minister Keith Pitt pushes back against Josh Frydenberg, who has made the case for signing up to 2050 target

Katharine Murphy and Daniel Hurst

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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‘Over the moon’: 10 Afghan orphans start new life in Australia but fear for others still trying to flee
Group run by Sydney-based woman known as the ‘mother of a thousand’ is working to rescue as many children as possible

Ben Doherty

24, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Australia signs deal with Nauru to keep asylum seeker detention centre open indefinitely
Deal creates ‘enduring form’ of offshore processing, sparking criticism from refugees previously detained there

Ben Doherty

24, Sep, 2021 @10:11 AM

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