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Tugs lead rescue mission for cargo ship stranded off Sydney in atrocious weather
Operation to tow the stricken Portland Bay to safety is ‘heading in the right direction’ after attempt to winch crew off the ship was abandoned

Caitlin Cassidy and Christopher Knaus

04, Jul, 2022 @9:19 AM

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New bid to strip name of sex-offender former Queensland mayor from road and bridge
Ipswich councillor ‘made the wrong decision’ in voting to keep Paul Pisasale’s name on infrastructure

Eden Gillespie

04, Jul, 2022 @9:07 AM

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Sydney braces for another night of flooding after region hit by torrential rain
Thousands urged to evacuate as threat of inundation remains in Hawkesbury and Nepean, with flash flooding a risk in Illawarra and Hunter

Caitlin Cassidy

04, Jul, 2022 @8:52 AM

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UN nuclear watchdog ‘absolutely confident’ in Australia’s commitment to non-proliferation
Technical and legal details remain to be worked out before approval can be given, International Atomic Energy Agency head says

Tory Shepherd

04, Jul, 2022 @8:37 AM

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Thousands evacuated as SES fields 3900 calls for assistance – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Josh Taylor and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

04, Jul, 2022 @8:36 AM

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NSW government seeking orders to block planned industrial action on rail network
Dominic Perrottet says action filed against union in bid to stop planned industrial activity this week

Michael McGowan

04, Jul, 2022 @7:41 AM

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Diphtheria cases have been reported in Australia for the first time this century. What is it and who is at risk?
Experts believe the two infections in children in northern NSW, which can cause nerve damage and life-threatening heart failure, developed locally

Melissa Davey

04, Jul, 2022 @6:36 AM

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Tax return 2022: what expenses can I claim if I’m working from home?
From electricity and internet bills to printing paper and ink, here’s what the ATO says you can and can’t claim for your home office

Caitlin Cassidy

04, Jul, 2022 @1:59 AM

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Travel chaos: extreme weather and school holidays cause long delays at Sydney airport
Authorities urge people to adjust travel plans and avoid driving on Monday amid heavy rain and flooding in parts of NSW

Cait Kelly

04, Jul, 2022 @1:17 AM

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Victoria’s truth-telling commission requests extension to avoid replicating ‘colonial injustices’
Yoorrook commission says it needs time to create culturally appropriate model as interim report details ongoing pain of First Nations elders

Adeshola Ore

04, Jul, 2022 @12:56 AM

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NSW floods: thousands evacuated from rising waters as Sydney braces for more wild weather
East coast low weakening, but up to 100mm of rain expected to lash Sydney on Monday morning

Christopher Knaus

03, Jul, 2022 @11:04 PM

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Morning mail: Albanese visits Ukraine, Sydney flooding to worsen, the best Australian baked goods
Monday: PM announces additional support for embattled country after seeing sites of Russian atrocities. Plus: lamingtons or meat pies?

Tamara Howie

03, Jul, 2022 @8:49 PM

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