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Pulling the switch: how to find a new clean energy provider in Australia
With the sale of electricity provider Powershop to Shell, many customers drawn to good climate credentials are pondering their options

Rafqa Touma

30, Nov, 2021 @11:00 PM

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‘It is surreal’: the five-second book reviews going viral on TikTok
With 26bn views – and the ability to influence global sales – the social media app’s reading corner #BookTok is not as niche as it seems

Rafqa Touma

16, Nov, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Spike in cycling accidents during Sydney lockdown as more people took to two wheels
Public health expert urges city to maintain pedal-powered health benefits as benefits outweigh injury risk

Rafqa Touma

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘Hollow’: how the Australian government’s 2050 net zero pledge was reported around the world
Some of the harshest criticism came from CNN, which labelled Australia ‘the rich world’s weakest link at Cop26’

Rafqa Touma

27, Oct, 2021 @4:39 AM

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Health minister says Victoria will open for summer; Everest race day doubles capacity to 10,000; NSW lockdown lifts – as it happened
Follow the day’s news

Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

11, Oct, 2021 @7:44 AM

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With queues at the pubs and beauty salons, Sydney reopens after more than 100 days in lockdown
Thousands defied grey skies to flock to newly-reopened cafes, barbers and gyms to kick off what some have described as ‘freedom day’

Samantha Lock, Mostafa Rachwani and Rafqa Touma in Sydney

11, Oct, 2021 @5:46 AM

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Coronavirus live news: US has given over 400m jabs; Protesters in Rome try to break into PM’s office – as it happened
CDC says 187 million people in US are fully vaccinated; About 10,000 people join protest against mandatory Covid certificates

Nadeem Badshah (now); Clea Skopeliti ,Sarah Marsh (earlier)

09, Oct, 2021 @10:51 PM

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‘You’re relearning’: social anxiety rises in lead-up to NSW lockdown lifting
For many the easing of Covid restrictions is welcome but some started feeling dread the moment reopening dates were revealed

Rafqa Touma

09, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘That was it, we lost him’: one Sydney family torn apart by Covid
‘Only when you become one of those numbers, when you’re in it, do you realise how serious it is’

Rafqa Touma

03, Oct, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Free flights and $1,000 vouchers: Australian hospitality sector lures UK workers
As the industry prepares to ramp up again amid staff shortages, one company is offering big incentives to British workers

Rafqa Touma

30, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Patricia’s Room: a loving tribute defying the invisibility of living with dementia
In a new photo series tracing her 90-year-old mother-in-law’s memory loss, Jennifer Blau aims to break down the stigma associated with the disease

Rafqa Touma

25, Sep, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Tap takeover? ACCC examines multinational takeover of Australian indie brewer
Stone & Wood’s proposed sale to Lion is the latest in a string of Australian craft beer acquisitions by multinational titans

Rafqa Touma

23, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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