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Bomb detonates near Peshawar mosque, killing 20 and injuring 90

A powerful bomb has gone off near a mosque and police offices in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing at least 20 people and wounding more than 90 worshippers. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing on Monday in Peshawar, the capital of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province bordering

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In Ivory Coast, people with leprosy fight social exclusion

“A week before my mother died, her house was broken into and burned down,” said Mathieu Okoma Agoa, from a village in Ivory Coast.“After her funeral, women danced in the village because, according to them, the evil was gone,” he said. Okoma Agoa’s mother suffered from leprosy, a disease that

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Apocalypse in Palestine: The rise of Israeli fanaticism

Say what you may about Israel’s ruling fanatics but listen carefully to what they say. Unlike their coalition partner, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, they are blunt about their racism and bigotry.These straight-talking maniacs say what they think and do what they say. Their vision may be disastrous, even catastrophic, but their candour is refreshing in

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Dozens injured in blast at busy mosque in Pakistan’s Peshawar

BREAKINGBREAKING, Officials say an explosion at a mosque in Peshawar, northwestern Pakistan, has caused multiple casualties.Dozens of people have been wounded in an explosion at a mosque in the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar, according to officials. The blast took place at the mosque where a large number

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Cyclone in Madagascar kills dozens, displaces tens of thousands

At least 25 confirmed dead and more than 37,000 displaced by Cyclone Cheneso, authorities say.More than two dozen Madagascans have died and tens of thousands have been left homeless since a severe tropical cyclone made landfall last week and swirled for days off the island’s western coast, official records show.

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Gunmen kill eight people at birthday party in South Africa

Police say three others were wounded in the southern port city of Gqeberha and a manhunt for the perpetrators is under way.Armed men opened fire on a group of people celebrating a birthday in a township in South Africa, killing eight and wounding three others, police say. “The owner of

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 341

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 341st day, we take a look at the main developments.Here is the situation as it stands on Monday, January 30, 2023: Fighting People gathered in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv to commemorate a British volunteer killed during a rescue mission in the eastern town of

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NATO chief asks S Korea to ‘step up’ military support for Ukraine

Jens Stoltenberg suggests Seoul reconsider its policy of barring weapons exports to countries in conflict.Jens Stoltenberg, the secretary-general of NATO, has urged South Korea to “step up” military support for Ukraine, citing other governments that have changed their policies on exporting weapons to countries in conflict following the Russian invasion.

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It’s snake season in Australia. What should you do if you see one?

Key PointsA man died from a suspected snake bite in Queensland on Saturday.It is the second fatal snake bite in the state within a few months.While some states have exceptions, it is actually illegal to catch and kill a snake.With snakes more active in Australia during summer and two deaths

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Rio Tinto apologises as search for radioactive capsule continues

A radiation alert is in force for parts of Western Australia after a tiny capsule containing Caesium-137 was lost.Mining giant Rio Tinto has apologised as the search continues for a tiny radioactive capsule that went missing while it was being taken to a storage facility in Perth, triggering a radiation

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Missile hits Kharkiv apartment block, killing at least one

Three people were injured in the raid, and rescue teams are searching for an elderly woman thought to be trapped under the rubble.A missile has hit an apartment building in the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, killing one, injuring at least three others and causing widespread damage, regional governor Oleh Syniehubov

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Erdogan says Turkey may accept Finland in NATO, but block Sweden

Turkey and Hungary are the only members of the 30-nation alliance yet to approve the Nordic nations’ application.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has signalled that Ankara could accept Finland into NATO before taking any action on the membership of its Nordic neighbour Sweden. Erdogan was speaking just days after Ankara

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Voice opponents push for recognition of migrants alongside Indigenous people

Key pointsVoice to Parliament opponents have called for constitutional recognition of migrants to Australia.He said while Indigenous people should be recognised in the constitution, other groups should have the same opportunity.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said the referendum on enshrining the voice to parliament in the constitution would take place this

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Was Israel behind drone attack on Iran military installation?

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian criticised the drone attack as ‘cowardly’ and aimed at creating ‘insecurity’ in the country.Israel appears to have been behind a drone attack on a military factory in Iran, United States officials say. Iran said on Sunday that it intercepted drones targeting the facility near the

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What we know so far about ‘Revive’, Australia’s new cultural policy

KEY POINTS:Revive is the government’s new policy that will fund the arts and culture sector.Revive will be funded by $286 million over five years.Creative Australia, a new arts investment and advistory body, will be established under the policy.A new multimillion-dollar body supporting Australians in the creative arts will be the

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‘Very high’ odds of war with China, US Republican warns

Michael McCaul, the new chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the US House of Representatives, says conflict with China over Taiwan may happen in 2025.A top Republican in the United States Congress says the odds of conflict with China over Taiwan “are very high” after a US general caused

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Heavy fighting in Ukraine’s Donetsk as Wagner targets village

Ukraine’s military says it repelled the attack near Blahodatne, but the Russian mercenary group says it is in control.Ukraine’s military said its forces drove back an assault in the eastern Donetsk region after Russia’s paramilitary Wagner Group said it took control of Blahodatne village. The forces “repelled attacks near …

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Israel prepares to demolish family home of Palestinian gunman

Israel sealed the family home of a Palestinian who killed seven Israelis on Friday as part of punitive measures aimed at relatives.Israel has sealed off the home of a Palestinian man who killed seven people outside a synagogue in occupied East Jerusalem, in a preliminary step ahead of the expected

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Natural disasters can have a mental health toll. Psychologists say you shouldn’t have to wait for help

KEY POINTS:A peak group representing psychologists wants measures put in place following the Black Summer bushfires extended to any natural disasterThe measures provided for 10 additional subsidised sessions accessible without a GP referral.The Australian Medical Association is worried this would ‘fragment’ care and instead wants more support for GPs.This article

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Germany’s Scholz denounces ‘bidding war’ over jets for Ukraine

Chancellor’s comments follow repeated requests by Ukrainian politicians for fighter aircraft after battle tanks were pledged for the war against Russia.Chancellor Olaf Scholz has again pushed back against demands in Germany and from Ukrainian officials for fighter jets to repel Russia’s invasion, urging Western nations not to join a “bidding

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Maldives on edge after bitterly fought presidential primary

The Maldives’ President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has been declared the winner of a contentious presidential primary, but his rival has yet to concede the election amid allegations of voter fraud, heightening political uncertainty in the popular Indian Ocean tourist destination.The governing Maldivian Democratic Party (MDP) said on Sunday that Solih

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Blinken arrives in Egypt as Israeli-Palestinian tensions soar

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Egypt at the start of a three-day Middle East visit with Israeli-Palestinian tensions escalating and Russia’s war in Ukraine and Iran’s nuclear programme high on his agenda.After a stop in Cairo, Blinken will travel on Monday and Tuesday to Jerusalem and

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British volunteer killed during rescue mission in Ukraine mourned

Memorial service is held for aid worker Andrew Bagshaw, one of two Britons killed during a humanitarian evacuation in war-torn Ukraine.People gathered in Ukraine’s capital Kyiv to commemorate a British volunteer killed during a rescue mission in the eastern town of Soledar, where Russian and Ukrainian forces have fought an

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Novak Djokovic dominates Tsitsipas to win 10th Australian Open

Djokovic defeated Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3, 7-6 (4), 7-6 (5) to claim his 22nd Grand Slam title to equal Rafael Nadal’s all-time record.Novak Djokovic has won his 10th Australian Open championship and record-equalling 22nd Grand Slam title overall by beating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the final at Rod Laver Arena.

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Netanyahu gives Israelis ‘green light to shoot Palestinians’

A rise in violence against Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem is feared following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s plans to make it easier for Israelis to acquire firearms.On Saturday, Netanyahu said he would expedite gun permits for Israeli citizens and to step up efforts to collect

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Israeli guards kill Palestinian near West Bank settlement

Karam Ali Ahmad Salman, 18, was shot dead near the settlement of Kedumim amid rising tensions.Israeli guards have killed a Palestinian teen near an illegal Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, Palestinian health officials said amid rising tensions after Israeli forces killed at least nine people in a Jenin

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We are ‘greening’ ourselves to extinction

More than a decade ago, investment experts James Altucher and Douglas Sease wrote a book for the Wall Street Journal called Investing in the Apocalypse. They argued that the end of the world is a profitable opportunity for those who know how to “fade the fear”, as everyone else panics.

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UK PM Sunak fires Conservative Party chairman after tax probe

Nadhim Zahawi’s dismissal comes after a probe into his tax affairs found a serious breach of the ministerial code.British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has fired the Conservative Party chair Nadhim Zahawi after an independent investigation into his tax affairs found a serious breach of the ministerial code. “Following the completion

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Dozens killed in Pakistan bus, boat accidents

A bus fell into a ravine and a boat carrying schoolchildren capsised on Sunday.At least 51 people have been killed in two separate transport accidents in Pakistan. A bus plunged off a bridge on Sunday, killing 41 people, while 10 children died when a boat capsised in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

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Amid economic turmoil, Pakistan hikes up fuel prices

The decision comes amid stalled negotiations with global lender IMF which is yet to release a crucial instalment of $1.1bn.Pakistan has hiked up petrol and diesel prices after the country’s currency value plummeted this week and just days before an International Monetary Fund (IMF) visit to the country to discuss the

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Pakistan bus and boat tragedies leave at least 51 dead

Key pointsA bus has plunged off a bridge, killing at least 41 people.A boat carrying a class of children has capsized, with up to nine still missing in the waters.Ramshackle highways, lax safety measures and reckless driving contribute to Pakistan’s dire road safety record.At least 51 people were killed in

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Back from extinction: Resurrecting the Tasmanian tiger

Listen to this story:Wearing a hooded sweatshirt, jeans and sneakers, with a notebook and pen in his hand, Andrew Pask bounds through the gothic sandstone arches of Melbourne University’s historic quadrangle on a chilly October afternoon. He could pass for a student, but in fact, the 48-year-old is a professor

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Iran says embassy attack should not affect Azerbaijan relations

Iran and Azerbaijan disagree on whether Friday’s attack on the Azeri embassy in Tehran constituted a ‘terrorist act’.Tehran, Iran – Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi has told his Azerbaijani counterpart that bilateral relations should not be affected after an attack on Baku’s embassy in Tehran that left one person dead. The

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‘Ideology of hate’ consuming India, Gandhi’s great-grandson says

Tushar Gandhi has blsmrf the rise of PM Modi and the BJP for increasing polarisation and division in the country.India’s rising tide of Hindu nationalism is an affront to the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi, his great-grandson said ahead of the 75th anniversary of the revered independence hero’s assassination. Gandhi was

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Protester dies in Lima as Peru’s crisis continues

A man in Peru’s capital Lima has died and others were hospitalised as nationwide clashes between protesters and police continued in the eighth week of the South American country’s political crisis.The death of Victor Santisteban Yacsavilca, 55, on Saturday brought the nationwide toll in the protests that began in early

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Russia-Ukraine war: List of key events, day 340

As the Russia-Ukraine war enters its 340th day, we take a look at the main developments.Here is the situation as it stands on Sunday, January 29, 2023: Fighting Russia accused the Ukrainian military of deliberately attacking a hospital in a Russian-held area of eastern Ukraine in what it called

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Tens of thousands of Israelis continue anti-gov’t protests

Protesters gather against Israel’s right-wing government’s planned changes that will weaken the judicial system.Tens of thousands of Israelis have protested across the country against the right-wing government for the fourth consecutive week. The latest rally was held on Saturday, with demonstrators carrying Israeli flags on Kaplan Street in Tel Aviv

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Earthquake in Iran’s Khoy kills three, injures hundreds

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hits Khoy, which has experienced several earthquakes in the previous months.Tehran, Iran – A magnitude 5.9 earthquake in the city of Khoy in northwestern Iran has killed at least three and injured hundreds. At least 816 people were injured, some of whom were transported to nearby

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Low turnout expected as Tunisia holds parliamentary elections

In Sunday’s second round, voters are choosing among 262 candidates seeking to fill the 131 remaining seats.Tunisia is going to the polls in the second round of parliamentary elections amid political and economic woes in the North African country. Polls opened at 8am (07:00 GMT) on Sunday and voters are choosing

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KLM ‘unrest’ travel warning for Kenya, Tanzania sparks anger

Kenyan and Tanzanian governments accuse the carrier of spreading ‘unfounded’ claims about purported ‘civil unrest’.The governments of Kenya and Tanzania have hit out at KLM for spreading “unfounded” claims after the airline published an advisory warning of travel disruptions due to purported civil unrest in the two countries. The carrier

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North Korea denies arming Russia’s Wagner group

Denial comes after the US accused North Korea of supplying rockets and missiles to the Russian military company, the Wagner Group.North Korea has denied providing arms to Russia after the United States accused Pyongyang of supplying rockets and missiles to Moscow’s Wagner Group and helping bolster Russian forces in Ukraine.

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Iraqi man found dead in immigration detention in suspected suicide

This article contains references to suicide/self-harm.An immigration detainee from Iraq has died in a suspected suicide at Villawood Detention Centre.The Department of Home Affairs, which oversees immigration detention, confirmed the death of the man on Sunday.”The department and Australian Border Force express our condolences to the man’s family and friends,”

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MP’s ex-chief of staff takes her to court

Teal independent MP Monique Ryan’s former chief of staff is taking her to court, alleging breaches of the Fair Work Act. Sally Rugg, the former executive director of Change.org, was employed by Dr Ryan after she won the federal seat of Kooyong from former treasurer Josh Frydenberg in May last year.

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Murdoch targets ‘interfering’ Crikey suits

The chairman and CEO of Australian publisher Crikey can be dragged into a high profile defamation suit by Lachlan Murdoch because of their high level of interference with journalists, a court has heard. On Monday, the Fox Corporation CEO made a bid to expand his case against Crikey publisher Private

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‘No’ campaigners push migrant recognition

Leading advocates against an Indigenous voice to parliament have called for constitutional recognition of migrants to Australia alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. As the group leading the “no” vote unveiled its campaign, Recognise A Better Way, organiser Warren Mundine said the group would advocate for broader recognition in the

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‘Massive failures’ on robodebt rollout

A chief government department lawyer who was involved in part of the robodebt scheme has admitted there were “massive failures” about how the scheme was implemented. The royal commission examining the unlawful debt recovery scheme heard on Monday from Annette Musolino, who was the former chief counsel at the Department

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Priscilla Presley contests amendment to daughter Lisa Marie’s will

Priscilla Presley has challenged the “authenticity and validity” of an amendment made to the will of her late daughter Lisa Marie Presley. Lisa Marie, the only daughter of rock’n’roll legend Elvis Presley, died on January 13 at the age of 54 after a suspected cardiac arrest. She was the sole

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Hayne wants rape accuser to testify again

Former NRL star Jarryd Hayne’s third trial on rape charges will go ahead, with him seeking to have his accuser give evidence again. During a brief mention on Monday in Sydney’s Downing Centre District Court, Judge Warwick Hunt confirmed the trial date of March 6 and noted that Hayne’s legal

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Veronica Nelson death in custody was preventable

Writhing in pain inside a prison cell, Veronica Nelson begged for help in the hours before she died. The Yorta Yorta woman, 37, had been transferred to a regular cell after two days on a medical ward. But her repeated pleas were knocked back by prison guards and healthcare staff.

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Aboriginal hub revamp at Federation Square

A building in Melbourne’s Federation Square once set to be demolished to make way for an Apple shop is getting a makeover. All three floors of the Yarra Building will soon be occupied by The Koorie Heritage Trust, an Aboriginal gallery and cultural hub. New community engagement areas, art galleries and education

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Watch: Fatal Brisbane fire, Murder-kidnapping charges

Watch: Fatal fire in a unit complex in Brisbane’s north. A couple charged in relation to an alleged murder and kidnapping have appeared in court on the New South Wales Central Coast. Murdered Gold Coast woman Wendy Sleeman remembered in candlelight vigil .Arts industry to receive $286 million funding over

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Young Sea World crash survivor fights on

The 10-year-old boy seriously injured in a Gold Coast helicopter crash continues to “fight the good fight” as he recovers from the deadly collision. But Nicholas Tadros still has a lengthy health battle ahead, with doctors likely to decide as soon as this week if his right leg should be

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Growth Faculty presents ‘An Evening with President Barack Obama’

Australia’s premier business leadership and events provider, Growth Faculty, is bringing back in-person experiences for the first time since the global pandemic. This March, President Barack Obama will appear as the organisation’s first headline leadership speaker at events in Sydney and Melbourne. “Being a leader is not a matter of

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Arnold to lead Socceroos to next World Cup

Graham Arnold will lead the Socceroos through to the end of the 2026 World Cup campaign, capping off his impressive turnaround in fortunes with a new long-term deal. Ten months after being on the brink of the sack amid a stuttering qualifying campaign, Arnold’s brilliant efforts in Qatar have delivered

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‘Cringe’ or ‘elite energy’? AO winner Djokovic divides fans again

Novak Djokovic has set fans talking with a “cringe” sartorial statement as he bathed in his historic Australian Open victory. The Serbian star won his 10th Australian Open late on Sunday, also returning to the world No.1 ranking after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5). It left Djokovic

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Queensland to deploy hundreds of junior doctors

The largest intake of junior doctors in Queensland history will form the base of an increase in frontline health workers across the state, the premier says. More than 830 junior doctors are to be deployed across 20 health facilities, aiming to improve access to care in rural, regional and metropolitan hospitals.

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Habit bundling – a way to spend less time waiting

If there’s a New Year’s resolution to make this year, it’s to spend less time waiting. Even in the age of instant gratification, the average time Australians spend waiting is 427 hours per year. A poll of 2,000 adults by digital health platform Noom, found the daily average wait time

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Serious injuries, horses dead in Tasmania crash

Five people have been taken to hospital, including one with serious injuries, and four horses have died after a ute towing a float crashed in northern Tasmania. Emergency services were called to the crash on a highway at Rowella around 1.45am on Monday, finding the car had crashed into a

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Bus driver shortage hits Sydney services

A chronic shortage of bus drivers across Sydney has left commuters with reduced services across the city’s bus network. In the week students return to school, Transport for NSW has cut services saying it is is dealing with “an unprecedented bus driver shortage” and timetables have been reduced “rather than

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Greens issue climate policy demands

New coal and gas projects could inhibit the government’s proposed changes to a safeguard mechanism designed to lower carbon emissions. The Greens say they might not back the government’s proposed changes and the party could use its balance of power in the Senate to derail them if new fossil fuel projects

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NSW clubs to introduce gambling code

With gambling shaping up as a contentious issue in the NSW election, the industry has released a code of conduct promising to ban suspected criminals. ClubsNSW is resisting the push for mandatory cashless gaming cards, saying there is no evidence they will address problem gambling. Its gaming code of practice

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Ukraine needs more weapons: Zelensky

Ukraine needs new weapons and faster deliveries to confront a “very tough” situation of constant attacks by Russian forces in the eastern Donetsk region, President Volodymyr Zelensky says. “The situation is very tough. Bakhmut, Vuhledar and other sectors in Donetsk region — there are constant Russian attacks. There are constant

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More mortgage pain to become reality

Hundreds of thousands of Australians are bracing for a spike in their interest rates when their fixed rate mortgages end this year. Finance Minister Katy Gallagher says 20 per cent of mortgage holders – some 660,000 households – will come off fixed rates in 2023. Census data shows there are

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Israel to punish families of Palestinian attackers

Israel has sealed the home of an east Jerusalem man who killed seven people outside a synagogue, in a preliminary step ahead of the expected demolition of the building, as two Palestinian men died from Israeli fire. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Cabinet approved an order to seal the home of

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Changes to family law system on the cards

Australia’s family law system is set to be simplified as part of a wide-ranging overhaul. The federal government released draft legislation of the family law changes on Monday, which will aim to address large court delays and access to support services. Under the proposed changes, custody arrangements will be determined

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Bus ‘chaos’ as driver shortage hits Sydney

Sydney commuters are being told to “brace for chaos” across the city’s bus network as the state suffers a bus driver shortage. Unions have said operators have been forced to cancel thousands of services as transport authorities insist the situation is only temporary. A Transport for NSW spokeswoman said the

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A message to anxious parents as 320,000 Australian children start school

Around Australia, about 320,000 children are starting school for the first time. As an early childhood researcher, former kindergarten teacher, and parent of a child beginning school on Monday, this transition fascinates me. Culturally we place so much importance on this time. Everyone, from the lovely cashier at the supermarket, to

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PM reveals plan to ‘unleash potential’ in hard-hit cultural sector

A new multimillion-dollar body supporting Australians in the creative arts will be the centrepiece of an overhaul of the country’s cultural sector. The federal government will on Monday outline its new national cultural policy, also known as Revive, which will be used as a $286 million blueprint for the arts

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Brisbane Heat cruises past Melbourne Renegades in BBL knockout

Usman Khawaja will head to India full of confidence after helping Brisbane Heat past Melbourne Renegades by seven wickets in their BBL knockout final at Marvel Stadium. Australia’s Test opener blasted 59 from 43 balls on Sunday night as the Heat secured victory with seven balls to spare in

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Novak Djokovic reigns supreme for 10th Australian Open title

Novak Djokovic has claimed a record-equalling 22nd grand slam singles crown with a near-perfect 10-out-of-10 Australian Open final triumph over Stefanos Tsitsipas. Djokovic preserved his aura of invincibility on Rod Laver Arena to see off Tsitsipas 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) in a briefly competitive but ultimately anticlimactic championship decider

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