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Nick Scali CEO to get $4.4m dividend after company received jobkeeper payments
Company’s profits reached $40.6m in second half of 2020. It received more than $3.5m under jobkeeper scheme during the same period

Ben Butler

04, Feb, 2021 @9:07 AM

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Some witnesses too afraid of Chinese authorities to give evidence at Australian inquiry
The Labor chair of the inquiry raises safety concerns as report tells of ‘extremely troubling’ incidents in diaspora communities

Daniel Hurst

04, Feb, 2021 @8:49 AM

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Chief confident tournament will go ahead despite new threat, more vaccines on order – as it happened
All players and staff expected to return negative tests with play still scheduled for Friday. This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

04, Feb, 2021 @7:34 AM

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The great escape: how a father-and-son team saved their home from Perth's blaze
Steve and Danny Curtis had a pact to flee the approaching bushfire. But Steve couldn’t go through with it, even if it meant defying all safety advice

Matilda Boseley

04, Feb, 2021 @6:08 AM

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Scott Morrison's first call with Joe Biden covers China, Covid and climate
The Australian prime minister says the new US president did not press him to adopt a more ambitious emissions commitment

Katharine Murphy and Daniel Hurst

04, Feb, 2021 @5:47 AM

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Coalition deletes references to rising far-right extremism in Senate motion
Bill condemning extremism passes only after references to Craig Kelly and George Christensen were removed and far-left anarchism and communism added

Paul Karp

04, Feb, 2021 @4:05 AM

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Victorian authorities investigating source of Covid infection in hotel worker
Health authorities can’t rule out airborne transmission after ‘model employee’ at hotel quarantine tests positive for coronavirus

Luke Henriques-Gomes

04, Feb, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Australia risks ‘household debt disaster’ if responsible lending laws scrapped
Consumer groups say Coalition’s planned changes would benefit banks and worsen economic downturn’s impact on families and the vulnerable

Christopher Knaus

04, Feb, 2021 @2:46 AM

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Labor senator blames removal of Australian tariffs on Chinese steel for job losses
Deb O’Neill says the Coalition is failing to protect local industry from products being ‘dumped’ at low prices

Daniel Hurst

04, Feb, 2021 @2:36 AM

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Adelaide bubble tea shop assault: women hit back at employer's claims
In a statement issued by lawyers, the women say they were assaulted after confronting boss about unpaid wages

Royce Kurmelovs

04, Feb, 2021 @1:59 AM

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NSW and Sydney Covid trend map: where coronavirus cases are rising or falling
Guardian Australia analysis and map shows how the pattern of Covid-19 has changed by region and throughout Sydney

Nick Evershed

04, Feb, 2021 @12:06 AM

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National party ministers pour cold water on Australia's push for net zero emissions by 2050
Keith Pitt argues coal sector not in decline as David Littleproud says Australians ‘sick of platitudes’ and should avoid ‘self-loathing’ over climate record

Daniel Hurst

03, Feb, 2021 @9:08 PM

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