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PM accused of ‘outright lie’ after claiming detainees in Melbourne hotel are not refugees
The Park hotel, where Novak Djokovic was also detained, holds 25 refugees and seven asylum seekers

Sarah Martin and Ben Doherty

17, Jan, 2022 @7:22 AM

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Barnaby Joyce proposes to Vikki Campion four years after headline-making affair
Deputy PM says Campion said ‘yes’ at Coffs Harbour restaurant and if she hadn’t ‘I would still be at Latitude 30 getting smashed’

Sarah Martin

17, Jan, 2022 @3:50 AM

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NSW warned to expect spike in Covid deaths as hospitalisations rise
State records 29,504 coronavirus cases and 17 deaths as new figures show unvaccinated are 13 times more likely to be admitted to ICU

Michael McGowan

17, Jan, 2022 @3:36 AM

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‘Outrageous’: retailers referred to AFP for price gouging rapid antigen tests
ACCC takes action on price markups after reports of retailers charging more than $30 for a single Covid-testing kit

Sarah Martin and Daniel Hurst

17, Jan, 2022 @2:47 AM

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Five Great Reads: decontaminating your home, glorious loos and re-defecting to North Korea
Guardian Australia’s summer round-up of compelling reads selected by our lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman

Alyx Gorman

16, Jan, 2022 @11:25 PM

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‘He said, I’m in Canada’: the doctor will see you now – but not from Australia
Australian-trained doctors living overseas are treating patients in rural and regional New South Wales, to curb the bush doctor shortage

Lauren Marer

16, Jan, 2022 @11:00 PM

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Morning mail: Djokovic leaves, WA locks out doctors, Australia’s Ashes victory
Monday: Serbia’s leaders hit out at treatment of Novak Djokovic, who boarded a flight out of Australia on Sunday night. Plus: how American tinned meat, Spam, came to be loved in Asia

Tamara Howie

16, Jan, 2022 @7:49 PM

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One hundred doctors locked out of Western Australia weeks before state reopens
Shutout doctors and the state opposition raise concerns Mark McGowan’s government is refusing entry for essential workers

Eleanor de Jong

16, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘Like a lockdown’: in 2022, Australians are still feeling the fear and anxiety of Covid
Most of the population is vaccinated and harsh restrictions have ended. But for the 40 people Guardian Australia spoke to, it doesn’t feel like it’s over

Calla Wahlquist

16, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘It’s really scary’: welfare recipients forced to attend in-person appointments despite Omicron surge
People are being told they will have their benefits cut if they don’t attend job agency appointments, as government resists calls to pause ‘mutual obligation’

Luke Henriques-Gomes

16, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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‘Praying it won’t happen’: how Omicron could cut off Australia’s rural towns from essential services
An outbreak in a small regional community could leave locals unable to access pharmaceutical and banking services

Natasha May

16, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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World No 1 issues statement saying he ‘respects’ court ruling – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Nino Bucci (now) and Christopher Knaus (earlier)

16, Jan, 2022 @8:45 AM

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