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‘A ticking timebomb’: Australian doctors use social media to call for sugar tax on soft drinks
Staggering amount of sugary drinks consumed each year puts Australians at risk of developing major health problems, AMA warns

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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Scott Morrison rebukes George Christensen for ‘dangerous messages’ on vaccinating children
Prime minister, who has denied it’s hypocritical to deport Novak Djokovic while government MPs spread misinformation, says Covid vaccinations ‘save lives’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

18, Jan, 2022 @7:32 AM

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Private hospital staff diverted to public system as Omicron wave results in Australia’s deadliest Covid day
Seventy-seven deaths have been reported across the country, with 36 in NSW, 22 in Victoria and 16 in Queensland

Mostafa Rachwani and Sarah Martin

18, Jan, 2022 @7:27 AM

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Unvaccinated over-60s face monthly fine in Greece; UK reports another 84,429 cases and 85 deaths – as it happened
Un-jabbed older people in Greece face penalties starting at a €50; UK cases continue downward trend

Samantha Lock (now); Jedidajah Otte, Lucy Campbell and Martin Belam (earlier)

18, Jan, 2022 @1:37 AM

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‘Significant decrease’ in NSW Covid cases predicted as Victoria nears peak – as it happened
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Stephanie Convery and Caitlin Cassidy

17, Jan, 2022 @7:28 AM

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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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‘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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World No 1 issues statement saying he ‘respects’ court ruling – as it happened
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Nino Bucci (now) and Christopher Knaus (earlier)

16, Jan, 2022 @8:45 AM

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Imagine if Australia applied its new no-dickhead policy on Novak Djokovic to government troublemakers | Sarah Martin
A messy week for the government proved one thing: Australia’s immigration laws are as harsh in design as they are in execution

Sarah Martin

16, Jan, 2022 @8:38 AM

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UK reports nearly 400 virus-linked deaths; German chancellor calls for mandatory jabs – as it happened
UK reports 129,587 new positive Covid-19 cases and 398 more deaths; Germany should make vaccinations mandatory for adults, says Olaf Scholz

Samantha Lock (now); Lucy Campbell , Georgina Quach and Martin Belam (earlier)

13, Jan, 2022 @12:47 AM

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‘Genuinely diabolical’: in-home aged care struggling to meet critical needs under Omicron surge
With staff shortages growing, providers are asking family members to help with nursing and medication needs

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

12, Jan, 2022 @4:30 PM

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