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Watch: Lockdown for four Sydney hotspots after NSW records 22 new cases

Watch: Lockdown for four Sydney hotspots after NSW records 22 new cases

The NSW Premier has announced that people who live or work in four local government areas will have to stay at home.

New 1000-bed quarantine facility in Melbourne’s north to be operating by end of year

A 1000-bed quarantine facility will be built in Mickleham and is expected to be operating by the end of the year.

Eighteen new exposures sites were added to the list of high-risk venues on Thursday, the first new exposure sites in eight days, just hours before eased restrictions came into effect.

Pollution double acceptable rate outside planned childcare centre

Pollution double acceptable rate outside planned childcare centre

Children who would attend the childcare centre and be exposed to this level of pollution would face a 60 per cent increase risk of asthma.

Qantas pilot was ‘incapacitated’ by oxygen mask: ATSB

A pilot was incapacitated on the Qantas flight

The captain of a Qantas freight plane was incapacitated by emergency oxygen, forcing the first officer to declare a MAYDAY.

‘Particularly dangerous’: Market bubble expert’s warning to investors

Financial historian Jeremy Grantham is not backing down on his dire predictions. Right now, he sees signs of a bubble everywhere.

Miami condo building had been sinking into ground in 1990s

Sinking in the 1990s: debris dangles from Champlain Towers South Condo after the multistory building partially collapsed.

A researcher at Florida International University said the building was constructed on reclaimed wetlands and was determined to be unstable a year ago.

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USA

Miami apartment tower collapses, nearly 100 missing

A wing of a 12-storey beachfront apartment building collapsed in a town outside Miami early on Thursday morning, with at least one person dead and 99 still unaccounted for.

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LGBT

Why does a gay sportsman feel the need to come out publicly? Here’s why

Why does a gay sportsman feel the need to come out publicly? Here’s why

When Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib became the first active NFL player to come out, some ask why he felt the need. Ian Roberts knows only too well.

Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster

Chief Sports Writer

‘We shouldn’t drop our bundle’: No panic for Cats as Lions too hot to handle

Brisbane Lion Charlie Cameron tackles Geelong’s Tom Stewart at the Gabba on Thursday night.

Geelong coach Chris Scott says the team has plenty to work on, but there’s no reason to drop its bundle.

Opinion
Opinion

How to keep Jake Stringer lean and keen

A new four-yeal deal for Bomber is still a big commitment, writes Wayne Carey. If Jake Stringer arrived at Essendon on $500,000 a year, on form he’s become every bit the $700,000 player.

Wayne Carey
Wayne Carey

Two-time AFL premiership captain

Mumford & Sons guitarist quits to speak his mind freely on politics

Mumford & Sons guitarist quits to speak his mind freely on politics

Winston Marshall took a break from the band in March after sparking a social media storm on Twitter.

The best ever action scenes, according to Aussie director Patrick Hughes

The movie that made Hollywood sit up and take notice of Hughes’ work? The Expendables 3.

The director of Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard talks through the iconic action scenes that left a lasting impression.

Help your local bees. Plant blue flowers

Cold weather changes bee behaviour. Make them happy by planting blue and purple flowers such as rosemary and French and Spanish lavender.

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CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Singapore Airlines says it needs to start planing protocols for a travel bubble now.

Singapore Airlines says travel bubble talks are grounded

The carrier says talks with the Australian government about a travel bubble with Singapore aren’t going anywhere, hindering planning protocols to ensure travel can resume safely.

Melburnians mask up at South Melbourne Market.
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Sandringham cluster grows to two as dry cleaning business owner tests positive to COVID-19

Hundreds of Victorians visited the exposure site in Sandringham over a three-day period with a Jetstar flight, Melbourne airport and a Coles also on the exposure list.

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Plastic surgeon Dr Asarjahu Granot.
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Cosmetic surgeon faces legal action over operation on teenager’s labia

A Melbourne cosmetic surgeon faces court action over the removal of a 13-year-old girl’s labia that allegedly left her disfigured and traumatised

Dandenongs generators delayed for lack of fuel, TV images, say emergency services

Members of the ADF prepare to load generators to distribute to residents in the storm-ravaged Dandenong Ranges last Sunday.

Volunteer fire brigades in the Dandenongs say they have been hamstrung by bureaucracy in the clean-up of storms.

‘I have a jail that he’s created in my head’

Di McDonald wears a security watch to alert fiends and family to call police if she feels unsafe after prolonged stalking.

Stalking survivor Di McDonald wears a security device and never goes out alone.

The new golf is ... golf after pandemic drives push to play a round

James Han took up golf during pandemic because he thought it would be a good way of networking with clients.

Golf is undergoing a pandemic-induced boom, with 253,000 more Australians taking up the sport leading to lengthy delays for clubs and shortages of some balls.

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Crime

Man charged with murder a month after South Yarra death

Daniel Waters, 41, has been charged with murder.

A man charged with murdering a woman at a South Yarra apartment block last month has been in a psychiatric unit since the killing.

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AFL 2021

David Teague says he is the man to coach Carlton going forward.

‘I absolutely do’: Teague believes he is the man to lead Blues

David Teague believes he is the right man to lead the Blues beyond this season regardless of what happens against the Crows on Sunday.

Sam Weideman

Weideman dropped, but no Brown either as Demons go short against Essendon

Ladder-leaders Melbourne have lost patience with key forward Sam Weideman, dropping him for Saturday night’s clash with Essendon at the MCG.

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Business

The danger for Chinese President Xi Jinping is that smashing investor faith in government guarantees triggers precisely the kind of crisis he’s trying to avoid.

Unintended consequences: China risks market panic as it tightens its grip

Beijing is taking advantage of a strengthening economy and stable financial markets to toughen up its corporate sector. But the crackdown could bring undesirable consequences and lead to panic.

Sofia Horta e Costa and Rebecca Choong Wilkins

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Where Aussies are selling at a profit - and where they're losing money

Where Aussies are selling at a profit - and where they're losing money

Nine out of every 10 Australians who sold their homes in the first part of the year made a profit, but not everyone ended up ahead.

The Block's Shelley Craft shares her secrets for selling a house

The Block's Shelley Craft shares her secrets for selling a house

Selling a property sounds simple, and vendors are keen to list and get the best price they can. But be warned of these roadblocks when you're ready to sell.

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Sport

Brisbane Lion Charlie Cameron tackles Geelong’s Tom Stewart at the Gabba on Thursday night.

‘We shouldn’t drop our bundle’: No panic for Cats as Lions too hot to handle

Geelong coach Chris Scott says the team has plenty to work on, but there’s no reason to drop its bundle.

Tom Stewart had his hands full with Charlie Cameron.

Lions dominate Cats in heated contest

In last year’s preliminary final, and again in round two earlier this season in Geelong, matches between the Cats and Brisbane have seen the Lions bullied off the ball.

Madeline Groves has sparked a new wave of complaints about misconduct in swimming.
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Swimming

Swimming Australia to be hit with fresh misconduct complaints

Madeline Groves will meet swimming officials on Friday as a wave of new complaints adds to calls for an external investigation into the sport’s culture.

Kane Williamson holds the World Test Championship mace aloft.

Kiwis do fly, to the top of the world

The New Zealanders punch so far above their weight so often that they should be moved into a higher division.

Greg Baum
Greg Baum

Sports columnist

Dominic Thiem will be in a wrist splint for five weeks.

Wrist injury forces Thiem out of Wimbledon, Australian pair qualify

US Open champion Dominic Thiem has withdrawn from Wimbledon next week but two players who will be in the men’s draw are Marc Polmans and Christopher O’Connell.

Andrew Hoy

Equestrian great Hoy to ride at eighth Olympics

In the 125-year history of the Olympic movement, only three athletes have participated at more Games.

Kevin Muscat enjoyed a successful career at Melbourne Victory as a player and a coach.

Muscat poised to replace Postecoglou as coach in Japan’s top flight

Kevin Muscat is set to give Australian coaching another boost with a move to Japan’s top division, replacing ex-Socceroo mentor Ange Postecoglou at Yokohama Marinos.

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