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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy has dropped again, with only 9 per cent of Australians objecting to the jab.
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COVID vaccine hesitancy plunges to record low: poll

The latest Resolve Political Monitor findings suggest Australia could achieve a 90 per cent vaccine target across the adult population.

Victoria records 847 new COVID cases, one death

Protests are planned around the country on Saturday. The NSW crisis cabinet, meanwhile, met on Friday to discuss possible freedoms that would be granted under the 80 per cent road map to lift restrictions.

‘We favour freedom’: Quad leaders offer China alternative at historic summit

‘We favour freedom’: Quad leaders offer China alternative at historic summit

The leaders deliberately avoided mentioning China by name, but countering the rising superpower dominated every aspect of the summit.

Quad leaders unite to weaken Chinese dominance over rare-earth minerals

China accounts for the majority of the global production of the minerals used in crucial technologies - from smartphones and cars to cruise missiles.

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Moving lions and tigers was easy, but elephants? Oh, my

It took years to plan how to transport hundreds of animals from Sydney’s first zoo to the new Taronga Park facility in 1916.

Morrison in defence mode as AUKUS fallout goes global

An illustration of Morrison and Macron.

Frozen out in Europe, feted in Washington, alarming some south-east Asian neighbours: the AUKUS misfire raises questions about Australia’s ability to perform on the world stage.

Who wants to be a company director? Leaders give their tips

Catherine Livingstone: “Funding the gap between the research phase and the development phase is critical.”

Demand for company board seats has never been higher but getting a slot at one of our biggest corporations isn’t easy. Who you know helps.

Bitcoin dives as China says all crypto transactions are illegal

China’s central bank said cryptocurrency-related transactions are illegal and must be banned, sending the strongest signal yet on its determination to crack down on the industry.

COVID-19 will accelerate the death of the CBD..

‘Seismic and exciting’: Sydney’s COVID-given chance to dump the CBD

The term CBD is so familiar, so taken-for-granted in our daily lives, you’d think there was no alternative. But working from home is an opportunity to reimagine the modern city.

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Great escapes: from Yankee idylls to Italian towns where surgeries are frescoed

Sri Lanka, Scotland, United States, and Italy.

What foreign delights remain in your mind’s eye during lockdown? Good Weekend writers reveal their most deeply adored global getaways.

Meet the kids helping Australia track the virus

Jack, Wesley and Darcy, the brains behind the highly regarded CovidBaseAU database.

When year 9 students Jack, Darcy and Wesley set up CovidBaseAU, they kept their ages secret because they wanted their site to be taken seriously.

The fine line between golden moments and near misses

Whether it’s missing out on Olympic gold by less than a second, or booting the Wallabies to victory, sporting success can hinge on the finest of margins.

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Peter FitzSimons

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Wayne Bennett said the Broncos “undermined me in their conversations with Souths”.

‘Undermined’: Bennett says Broncos tried to sabotage move to Rabbitohs

After his side had just made the grand final, Wayne Bennett took aim at Brisbane, saying they did all they could to ensure his move to Souths fell over.

Justin Olam celebrates a Storm try with teammate Christian Welch.

Smart football: The night-time physics sessions driving Storm ‘madman’ Justin Olam

The Papua New Guinean centre has been likened to ‘a human wrecking ball’. But he intimately understands the force he creates on the field.

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Dylan Voller is suing the media outlets for Facebook comments by readers.

Berejiklian weighs defamation risks of allowing Facebook comments

It comes as Tasmanian Premier Peter Gutwein said he would ban comments on some of his Facebook posts due to a High Court ruling making media companies liable.

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Child abuse images land neo-Nazi extra two years in jail

Michael James Holt has been sentenced to an additional two years and two months after child abuse material was found in his cell.

Within a week of being eligible for parole, officers found disturbing hand-drawn imagery in Michael Holt’s jail cell.

There will be no ‘freedom day’: NSW reports 1043 new local cases, 11 deaths

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian during the COVID-19 update at the South Western Sydney Vaccination Centre at the Glenquarie Town Centre in Macquarie Fields on Friday.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian said 56.6 per cent of people aged 16 and over in the state had now been fully vaccinated against the virus.

Mother’s anguish after son fatally hit by truck in CBD

George Lin, 21, was killed by a garbage truck in Sydney’s CBD in 2020.

The mother of George Lin, a 21-year-old student at the University of Sydney, visits his grave every day, she told a Sydney court.

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Man jailed after sexually assaulting 12-year-old and giving her ice

The man is helping police with their investigation.

Brett John Callaghan lured the girl from a playground at Thornleigh by offering to charge her phone. He assaulted her at a Dural home and in his car.

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Sally Ioannides with husband Nick, who was diagnosed with incurable brain cancer in 2018.  Despite the diagnosis, the family travelled as much as they could together – until COVID-19 hit.

Travel became a priority after my husband’s diagnosis — and then the borders closed

Going places – real and imagined – has been a saviour facing incurable cancer, never more so than during the pandemic.

In NSW, the Hume Highway runs through a beautiful undulating landscape near Gundagai.

Get outta town! Four road trips for post-lockdown journeys of discovery

From ancient salt lakes to thermal baths, art deco cinemas to killer biscotti, there’s plenty of wonder to rediscover when that 5K radius stretches.

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Freeze orders on billionaire's Point Piper mansion as tax office pursues $272 million

Freeze orders on billionaire's Point Piper mansion as tax office pursues $272 million

As donkeys were being rounded up on the Mid North Coast bushland property of billionaire Phillip Dong Fang Lee and his wife Xiaobei Shi this week the Federal Court froze the couple's assets as the tax office pursues them for $272 million.

Woollahra's grandest home Rosemont sells for record $45m

Woollahra's grandest home Rosemont sells for record $45m

A house in Woollahra sold this week for $45 million, but this is no Victorian terrace. It is Rosemont, widely regarded as the suburb's grandest home.

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Old soul ... Isaah Yeo with his parents Justin and Amy back in 2014.

It’s Yeo time: Old soul Isaah the leader Penrith’s young stars need

Co-captain Isaah Yeo is just 26, but has a much wiser head on his shoulders than many of his Penrith teammates.

The Rabbitohs celebrate another try en route to the grand final.

Rabbitohs march into another grand final with win over Manly

South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett has revealed the true extent of Adam Reynolds’ mystery injury that prevented the halfback from kicking during the Rabbitohs’ 36-16 preliminary final win against Manly.

Wayne Bennett said the Broncos “undermined me in their conversations with Souths”.

‘Undermined’: Bennett says Broncos tried to sabotage move to Souths

After his side had just made the grand final, Wayne Bennett took aim at Brisbane, saying they did all they could to ensure his move to the Rabbitohs fell over.

Meg Lanning bats during game two of the Women’s One Day International series between Australia and India.

Australia win epic game to extend winning streak to 26 - but only just

In one of the most thrilling one-day internationals played in Australia, men’s or women’s, Nicola Carey hit the winning runs off the final ball of the 100th over of the game.

Melbourne’s Justin Olam playing against North Queensland.

Smart football: The night-time physics sessions driving Storm ‘madman’ Justin Olam

The Papua New Guinean centre has been likened to ‘a human wrecking ball’. But he intimately understands the force he creates on the rugby league field from a passion to study earthquakes and nuclear physics.

Quade Cooper and Kyle Chalmers.

Margins of history: The fine line between golden moments and near misses

Whether it’s missing out on Olympic gold by less than a second, or booting the Wallabies to victory, sporting success can hinge on the finest of margins.

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Peter FitzSimons

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Kurtley Beale, James O’Connor and Quade Cooper with Wallabies coach Robbie Deans after winning the 2011 Tri Nations trophy.

‘Kurtley is super keen’: A decade on, could a reunion of the Three Amigos be on the cards?

Quade Cooper, James O’Connor and Kurtley Beale were once the bad boys of Australian rugby. Now there are calls for them to reunite on the Wallabies spring tour.

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