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Australia live news update: NSW teachers’ strike closes nearly 400 public schools; Victoria pandemic bill becomes law
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Mostafa Rachwani (now) and Elias Visontay and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

07, Dec, 2021 @4:08 AM

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Fugitive Peter Foster arrested in Victoria six months after failing to appear in court
Queensland police issued a warrant for Foster’s arrest over alleged fraud after he failed to attend a Sydney court hearing in May

Ben Butler

07, Dec, 2021 @4:02 AM

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Less than 6% of $4.2bn received in jobkeeper repaid by ASX-listed companies, Asic reveals
Payments under the wages subsidy scheme totalled more than $90bn and also flowed to thousands of unlisted companies, schools and charities

Ben Butler

07, Dec, 2021 @3:56 AM

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Man jailed without hearing left suicidal, court hears
Man is suing Judge Salvatore Vasta after he was jailed without being found guilty of contempt, a court has heard

Christopher Knaus

07, Dec, 2021 @3:43 AM

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Some private health patients in Australia are paying $800 more for same procedure
Australian Medical Association calls for a higher standardised return after report finds patients are paying hundreds more due to different insurer rebates

Melissa Davey Medical editor

07, Dec, 2021 @3:40 AM

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Nationals warn George Christensen after he calls for embassy protests on US conspiracy show
David Littleproud says he’s spoken to MP about his judgment after he appeared on Alex Jones’s InfoWars

Paul Karp

07, Dec, 2021 @2:02 AM

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Labor reaches out to religious communities with faith and climate summit
Kristina Keneally expresses support for every school to require all staff to ‘live out and profess’ its values

Paul Karp

06, Dec, 2021 @9:27 PM

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Morning mail: ‘unfair’ Covid fines, sympathy for Gladys Berejiklian, caring for swimmers
Tuesday: NSW legal services say penalties have disproportionately hurt vulnerable groups. Plus: how to make swimwear last longer

Melissa Godin

06, Dec, 2021 @8:07 PM

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Booming house prices driving massive increase in size of inheritances to $120bn a year
Report finds that despite helping the rich Australians get richer, inheritances are also shrinking relative inequality by giving a boost to poorer households

Paul Karp

06, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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NAB staff claim ‘dehumanising’ overwork causing physical and mental health problems
‘I drove my car off the road,’ employee claims in report that finds excessive unpaid overtime has become normalised at National Australia Bank

Ben Butler

06, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Unfair Covid fines causing hardship and should not be enforced, advocates say
A letter to the NSW finance minister says fines issued incorrectly have disproportionately hurt Indigenous Australians, homeless groups and people living with a disability

Christopher Knaus

06, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Legal experts condemn Scott Morrison’s continuing attacks on Icac as ‘disgraceful’ and ‘stupid’
PM doubles down on denigrating NSW corruption watchdog as Liberals push for ex-premier Gladys Berejiklian to contest Warringah

Anne Davies

06, Dec, 2021 @4:30 PM

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