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Malka Leifer trial hears three sisters allegedly abused by teacher had ‘no understanding of sex’ at the time
The girls were too afraid to tell anyone given the former principal’s standing in the Hasidic community, Victoria’s county court hears

Henry Belot

08, Feb, 2023 @5:42 AM

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Australian coal shipment to arrive at Chinese port as unofficial import ban ends
The resumption of trade marks an improvement in relations and comes a day after Australia-China ministerial talks

Jonathan Barrett and Daniel Hurst

08, Feb, 2023 @3:10 AM

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Liberal MP Bridget Archer ‘open-minded’ on Labor’s push to overhaul climate safeguard mechanism
Archer says she would ‘potentially’ support reform, if she can be satisfied it won’t cause heavy industry to leave Australia

Katharine Murphy Political editor

08, Feb, 2023 @12:51 AM

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Betting company fined after emailing Melbourne Cup promotion to hundreds of people experiencing gambling harm
Watchdog calls emails sent to 772 self-excluded people a serious breach and issues financial penalty as a warning to other firms

Henry Belot

08, Feb, 2023 @12:30 AM

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NT chief minister denounces Jacinta Price’s bill to reinstate intervention-era alcohol restrictions
Natasha Fyles accuses federal Country Liberal party senator of drafting bill without community consultation

Lorena Allam

07, Feb, 2023 @11:20 PM

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Malka Leifer trial begins with former principal facing 29 sexual assault and rape charges
Indictment outlines alleged offences against students, which ex-head of Melbourne ultra-orthodox Jewish school denies

Henry Belot

07, Feb, 2023 @11:14 PM

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‘War on cigarette butts’: Coalition plan to reduce pollution ‘never existed’, Tanya Plibersek says
Up to 9bn plastic cigarette butts are discarded and washed into waterways in Australia each year

Henry Belot

07, Feb, 2023 @11:00 PM

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Huge fire rips through plastics factory in south-east Melbourne
Crime scene established at Keysborough as residents within 2km warned to stay indoors

Natasha May

07, Feb, 2023 @10:38 PM

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Labor ditches Coalition’s $2.5m ‘jobdobber’ hotline for employers
Service let employers report jobseekers who rejected jobs or submitted inappropriate applications

Luke Henriques-Gomes Social affairs and inequality editor

07, Feb, 2023 @10:00 PM

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NSW government sidelined independent recruitment process when hiring child safety watchdog
Choosing its preferred candidate, the Perottet government once again finds itself having to answer questions about public sector recruitment

Nino Bucci

07, Feb, 2023 @9:49 PM

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Morning Mail: Liberal to speak out for voice, Wong overruled nuclear treaty advice, Turkey ‘in shock’
Greens and Liberals battle with differing internal views about referendum, while the foreign minister defied officials to send an observer to meeting on nuclear ban

Martin Farrer

07, Feb, 2023 @7:38 PM

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Magistrate grants girl bail amid concern she would join dozens of children held in adult watch houses for weeks
Eoin Mac Giolla Ri in a separate case last month said children could be exposed to ‘drunk, abusive, psychotic’ detainees

Eden Gillespie

07, Feb, 2023 @2:00 PM

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