Health authorities racing to contain cluster as NSW records 14 new COVID-19 cases

NSW Health authorities are racing to contain a COVID-19 cluster that has spread from a gym in Sydney’s CBD to suburbs in the city’s north, west and as far as the Central Coast. Eight of the 14 new cases detected in NSW in the last 24-hour reporting period are linked to the Sydney CBD cluster …

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‘Nobody wants a lockdown’: Warm weather clouded by worries about more beach closures

Waverley mayor Paula Masselos said she is confident beaches will remain open, but is “absolutely” concerned about large crowds flocking to Bondi and Bronte as temperatures rise. Sunbathers stretched out on the sand and grassed areas, swimmers braved the chilled water and the promenade along Bondi Beach was filled with walkers and joggers on Saturday …

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Photos of the week, August 27, 2020

1/57 Bondi’s lifeguards will use the warm weather on the weekend as a test run for summer. Currrently beachgoers must sit at least a “towel length” apart and individual groups must consist of no more than 20.Credit:Wolter Peeters 2/57 Hazard reduction burns in Westleigh, northern Sydney. The benefits of hazard-reduction burning delivered has been shown …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria reports 94 new COVID-19 cases; NSW hopes clusters reduce as Australian death toll jumps to 602

We have made our live blog of the coronavirus pandemic free for all readers. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription. Latest updates Cupcakes, as everyone knows, serve a single, noble purpose: they lift the spirits. And so when one of my daughters, living in country Victoria, baked a batch of cupcakes, she thought …

ادامه مطلبCoronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria reports 94 new COVID-19 cases; NSW hopes clusters reduce as Australian death toll jumps to 602

Five-year-old boy critical after alleged assault in Cabramatta home

A five-year-old boy is in a critical condition after allegedly being severely beaten with a wooden stick in a Cabramatta home overnight. Police have charged a 20-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman after finding the child suffering serious injuries at the home on Chadderton Street at 9.50pm on Friday. The boy was transffered to The …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria aims for less COVID-19 cases; NSW hopes clusters reduce as Australian death toll jumps to 584

We have made our live blog of the coronavirus pandemic free for all readers. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription. Summary Victoria will aim for a lower number of new cases after recording 113 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths on Friday. NSW recorded 13 new cases on Friday and Premier Gladys Berejiklian …

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Time to admit our national shame

Those who talk of closure in murder cases have never sat with the families, numb, bewildered and caught in an impenetrable bubble of grief. Those who think that anger dies have never met Phil Cleary – whose sister, Vicki, was murdered 33 years ago this week. Phil Cleary, his sister Donna and their mother Lorna …

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In praise of cupcakes, the post office and good hearts along the way

Cupcakes, as everyone knows, serve a single, noble purpose: they lift the spirits. And so when one of my daughters, living in country Victoria, baked a batch of cupcakes, she thought of her sister and baby niece locked away in sombre, curfewed Melbourne. Cupcakes ready for mailing.Credit:Tony Wright Frosting her creations with swirls of chocolate …

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There’s something odd about watching Donald Trump’s women spruik for him

President Trump has a woman problem: they have turned from him in droves since the last election. So who better to tout his credentials, and gloss over his flashes of overt misogyny than his wife? Surveys have shown she is the most effective of all the Trump surrogates at shaping the way people – especially, …

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‘You bastards sacked me.’ When the climate sceptics arrived

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size On the first day of the new Abbott government, Australia’s climate scientists got a pretty clear message. It was September 18, 2013, and within 24 hours of the swearing-in ceremony at Government House in Yarralumla, the new environment minister, Greg Hunt, had called the head of the …

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