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Students filling ambulance roster holes amid fears of mass resignation

Ambulances forced to wait outside Royal Melbourne Hospital last month.

A survey released by Swinburne and RMIT universities indicates a significant rise in paramedics looking to leave the profession, and growing signs of burnout and exhaustion.

‘I’m Penny Wong and I was born here’: Australia’s new soft power in Asia

Penny Wong with her brother James, eating fishball congee on Thursday in Kota Kinabalu.

Australia’s foreign minister has made a memorable return to the Malaysian city of her birth and hopes her south-east Asian heritage will be an asset.

China insulted by NATO ‘threat’ label, Russia reacts to alliance expansion

China called NATO a source of instability, but Anthony Albanese said the summit had succeeded in reasserting the rules-based international order.

More than half can’t vote, but they definitely want change

Youth Parliament students, Tom Hughes, Aaron Coelho-Irani, Danya Daoud, Razaz Elghali, Kergen Angel and Reja Nazari.

Their calls for change are serious but for some young Victorians, debating in Youth Parliament has felt like “being in the Ministry of Magic”.

Albanese in slightly awkward meeting with Canadian counterpart Trudeau

Albanese in slightly awkward meeting with Canadian counterpart Trudeau

Justin Trudeau appeared to either forget the Australian PM’s name or perhaps be more familiar with Albanese - referring to him as “Tony”.

Australia risks being ‘left behind’ as EU bans fossil fuel cars from 2035

The EU’s decision to ban the sale of all new cars and vans powered by fossil fuels within 12 years will ratchet up pressure on Australia to raise its lagging fuel efficiency standards.

Lions kick away against Dogs, but lose Zorko, Rich to injury

Lions kick away against Dogs, but lose Zorko, Rich to injury

The Lions are down a man with the loss of Daniel Rich. Dayne Zorko was subbed out in the first 10 minutes, the Lions have just three fit players in the bench.

‘I do it for him’: Why top AFLW pick Montana Ham plays footy

Montana Ham will think of her father and grandfather when she steps on to the field to play for the Sydney Swans.

The first draft selection in the history of the Swans’ AFLW side, Montana Ham, will wear the No.18 guernsey in honour of her late father.

Knuckles and EJ: Remembering state originals

The rivalry between Neil Kerley and Ted Whitten was one of the animating forces in the heyday of state of origin.

From sports to theatre to music gigs to winter festivals: there’s plenty to keep you occupied in Melbourne this month.

The best things to see and do in Melbourne in July

Varied events throughout July in Melbourne (and surrounds!) will make even the coldest of days seem a little warmer.

Flight attendant reveals hotel safety rules to avoid creeps

Stewardess in red uniform arrives in a hotel room with black suitcase. Rest in the transit city before the return flight. Young blond Woman in red coral suit iStock image for Traveller. Re-use permitted.

A video showing the safety routine flight attendants do at their hotel includes checking in the wardrobe to see if anyone is hiding there.

Robin Boyd home sold for $2m at auction after heritage dispute

The renowned architect designed the Camberwell residence as his family home, but the most recent owner tried several times to remove it from the heritage register - and lost.

Starc hit on helmet but cleared to play on; Australia bring up the 250

Starc hit on helmet but cleared to play on; Australia bring up the 250

Starc copped a brutal blow. It gets him right on the badge of the helmet, but he looks fine. Australia lead by 40 runs. Cameron Green had earlier reached a half-century.

Seven moves to terminate Cricket Australia deal over alleged Big Bash League breaches

Seven West Media has made a fresh legal attempt to blow up its $450 million media rights deal with Cricket Australia.

With next deal in sight, timing is everything in Seven’s latest crack at cricket

Seven never actually terminated the pre-discovery legal action first lodged in 2020 and Cricket Australia always reckoned Seven would likely return to the nuclear, legal option. Why?

Endgame nears for Trump as chaotic cadre unravels

Donald Trump says the riots were ‘greatest movement in the history of our country’.

Congressional hearings into the January 6 Capitol riots reveal the full dangerous mayhem of the last days of Donald Trump’s presidency. And there’s more to come.

Carrie Lam’s banquet for Xi Jinping cancelled due to rampant COVID

Students march with a Chinese national flag during a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule at Scientia Secondary School in Hong Kong on Thursday.

The Chinese president arrives in Hong Kong to cement Beijing’s control and farewell CEO Carrie Lam. But he’ll have to live with the virus while there.

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Kurt Vonnegut: Unstuck in Time was four decades in the making.

This movie took 40 years to make. What does it tell us about an American legend?

Robert Weide was 23 when he first approached Kurt Vonnegut about making a documentary. They went on to develop a remarkable friendship.

Director Simon Phillips, writer Carolyn Burns and musician Tim Finn have reunited to bring Come Rain or Come Shine to the stage.

How Tim Finn and friends beat one of Hollywood’s most powerful studios

Nobel laureate Kazuo Ishiguro rescued a dream for the team that brought us Ladies in Black.

Victoria

Amberly Hendy, 31.

Mother avoids prison after crash that killed sister and brother-in-law

A woman who smoked cannabis and then crashed her car, killing her sister and brother-in-law, has avoided jail.

Not rapt: Kanye West orders fan to change store logo, burger names

College Dropout burger owner Mark Elkhouri has received a cease and desist letter from Kanye West’s lawyers. Mark was forced to paint over a mural, change the name of the burgers and change the logo at his Ivanhoe business.

College Dropout Burger owner Mark Elkhouri was forced to paint over a Kanye West mural, and change meal names and the logo at his Melbourne business.

Fatal Cranbourne shooting not linked to other recent gun crimes, police say

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A man was shot dead on the street on Wednesday night, but police don’t believe it is related to recent gun crimes in Melbourne.

Push to fight the ‘dark marketing’ preying on children, young people

“Dark marketing” is becoming increasingly common for young people.

In two weeks, 204 young people were targeted with more than 5000 “dark marketing” ads for harmful products in their social media feeds.

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Guilty verdict in NCA letter-bomb case that killed WA police officer

Blast victim, WA police officer Geoffrey Bowen.

The state’s police commissioner said the bombing was an outrageous crime against justice in Australia and his thoughts were with the victims’ families.

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AFL 2022

Clayton Oliver signs mammoth deal with Demons.
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Demons turn attention to Jackson, Brayshaw as Oliver signs monster deal

Melbourne will turn their attention to out-of-contract stars Luke Jackson and Angus Brayshaw after successfully securing midfield bull Clayton Oliver on a mammoth seven-year contract worth more than $6 million.

Neil Kerley

South Australian footy legend Neil Kerley dies in car crash

Tributes have poured in for the former footballer who has died at 88 in his home state.

Politics

COVID-19 vaccine review.

Butler to order snap inquiry into COVID-19 vaccine purchasing

The review, to be led by respected former Health Department chief Jane Halton, will examine the deals struck by the former government to purchase vaccines and therapeutic treatments as well as current supplies and future needs.

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Rooftop solar systems have become common across Australia.

How to sell your home for $125k more than your neighbour

A new report reveals the features that help homeowners sell faster, fetch a price premium, and save money on their running costs.

Interest rates are rising faster than the pace of price falls, cancelling improvements in housing affordability in the short term.

Will housing become any more affordable this year?

Property prices are falling and potential buyers may not need to save up as much for a deposit, but their monthly mortgage repayments are only set to get higher. Will buyers be ahead?

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Cameron Green after reaching 50.

Sri Lanka v Australia LIVE updates: Carey perishes for 45 as Green helps Australia build first innings lead

Usman Khawaja fell 29 runs short of another century before Australia secured a first innings lead on day two in Galle after a lengthy rain delay.

Lions v Bulldogs

Thursday night footy live: Lions host Dogs at the Gabba

The Brisbane Lions and Western Bulldogs clash at the Gabba in a blockbuster to start round 16 of the 2022 AFL premiership season.

Dan Jervis with Australia’s Mack Horton and Jack McLoughlin on the podium for the 1500m freestyle at the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

‘I’m proud of who I am’: Support for gay swimmer at Commonwealth Games

Daniel Jervis says he came out to help highlight the 36 Commonwealth nations that still criminalise homosexuality.

Patty Mills is a free agent after declining his player option with the Brooklyn Nets although he could still re-sign with them.

Gaze says Mills will have plenty of NBA suitors; Boomers beat China

Patty Mills is heading into NBA free agency and Andrew Gaze believes he will have plenty of suitors, although the Nets will also want to keep him. Meanwhile, the Boomers have held of a big China comeback to win their World Cup qualifier.

Neither India or England are coming to Australia for Test matches over the next two years, as Seven agitates Cricket Australia once more.

With next deal in sight, timing is everything in Seven’s latest crack at cricket

For all the friendly rhetoric last year, Seven never actually terminated the pre-discovery legal action first lodged in 2020 and Cricket Australia always reckoned Seven would likely return to the nuclear, legal option.

Ted Whitten and Neil Kerley in 1981.

Knuckles and EJ: Remembering state originals

The rivalry between Neil Kerley and Ted Whitten was one of the animating forces in the heyday of state of origin.

Liam Baker warms up.
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AFL 2022

Big names return for round 16; Hardwick urges Tigers to pay Baker

Jordan De Goey will return to action in Collingwood’s clash with Gold Coast, as Tigers coach urges club to “pay the man” and re-sign Liam Baker.

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