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Qantas inquiry after infected passenger flew from India

An Australian man who returned from India received his positive nasal swab test result for COVID-19 only after landing in Darwin. The man was tested before departing.

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Air travel

‘I no longer feel Australia is home’: The people quitting our shores

Australian Cristina Williams is moving to Arizona.

The federal budget predicts the loss of 174,000 people by mid next year as a result of Australia travel bans.

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Police

Services resume for Sydney Airport train stations after police operation

The Sydney international and domestic train station platforms were evacuated for an unspecified precaution.

When missing woman voted for Trump, officials turned attention to husband

Barry Morphew, who was arrested in connection with the disappearance of his wife, Suzanne Morphew.

The county clerk immediately knew something strange was going on. A mail ballot had arrived from Suzanne Morphew, a woman missing for more than five months.

Zero new cases: COVID restrictions end on Monday

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says temporary COVID-19 restrictions will ease on Monday.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian says restrictions will be lifted from 12.01am on Monday. There were no new community cases but the source for the latest local infection remains a mystery.

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Opinion

‘We must use caution to break out of Fortress Australia’

Border closures have stopped people coming in and going out.

For the foreseeable future – most likely years – we can’t think of our borders as steel doors that are either shut or open.

Brendan Crabb and Mike Toole
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Tim Wilson

Austral is reaching a ‘critical juncture’ in COVID-19 battle, says top medic

Victorian Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton says Australia has to make a critical call on COVID-19 and whether to let it run once vaccinations have been offered widely.

British national rescued after yacht starts sinking off Newcastle

The skipper was processed by ABF officials and escorted to a Sydney quarantine hotel by police.

The 40-year-old skipper, sailing from Tahiti, was processed by immigration officials and escorted by police to a Sydney quarantine hotel.

Tony Blair’s insights nail the challenge for Australian Labor

Now the Coalition has embraced big spending, will Labor allow itself to be defined by identity politics?

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Parnell Palme McGuinness

Columnist and communications adviser

Charter Hall’s newest exec says city work to stay

When Carmel Hourigan, one of Australia’s most influential women in property, switched jobs last year it made headlines for two reasons.

Rate my plate: What $65 a day will buy in quarantine

GIF of quarantine hotel food diaries

Photo diaries reveal a huge variation in what returning travellers are served during their 14 days in a hotel room. In some cases the food is so unappetising people are forced to buy in their own meals.

Buying a home in retirement as joint tenants in common

Under the income means test, Centrelink’s age pension begins to reduce when a single homeowner has more than $252,000 in financial assets.

It’s possible to soak up assets by buying a means-tested exempt house to live in and qualify for the age pension.

George Cochrane
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Emerald City

Elite Sydney school’s apology after email implicates high-profile family

Hours after the email was sent, Cranbrook’s office manager issued an apology to the student and family and blamed a clerical error.

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Super Rugby

Why Australian rugby should resist the allure of positivity

CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15: Cullen Grace of the Crusaders tries to get past Rory Scott and Issak Fines-Leleiwasa of the Brumbies  during the round one Super Rugby Trans-Tasman match between the Crusaders and the ACT Brumbies at Orangetheory Stadium on May 15, 2021 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Peter Meecham/Getty Images)

Round one of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman saw Australian sides almost get results against the top two Kiwi sides - but zero wins from five games.

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Religion

Stop suppressing Catholics, outspoken nun tells Australian church leaders

Sister Joan Chittister has warned that the Catholic Church in Australia faces inevitable decline without significant reform.

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NRL 2021

Hard to handle ... Tom Trbojevic showed his worth again on Friday night with two tries and two try assists.

Is Tom Trbojevic twice as valuable as anyone else in the NRL? One betting agency thinks so

Just how valuable is Tom Trbojevic to Manly? A new rating has found he means more to his side than even Andrew Johns and Johnathan Thurston in their prime.

Daniel Tupou of the Roosters is congratulated by James Tedesco after scoring at Suncorp Stadium.
Roosters 30 Cowboys 16

Magic moment from Tedesco puts gloss on ugly win for Roosters

The game’s best player busted four tackles to help set up a try and inspire a Roosters side who spent large passages of the game barely touching the ball.

Sydney

An ambulance races down Oxford Street.

Five people hospitalised, one critical, after stabbings in Sydney’s west

Five people, including a 15-year-old boy, have been hospitalised after separate stabbings across Sydney’s west on Saturday night.

‘Sacrilege’: Frankie’s Pizza to be demolished for Sydney Metro station

Punters lined up to get into Frankie’s Pizza on the night lockout laws were phased out in January 2020.

An icon of the city’s entertainment scene, Frankie’s Pizza, will be demolished to make way for the Sydney Metro – a loss that may be mourned on Macquarie Street more than anywhere else.

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Crown tower pays out to Sydney Observatory in fight over light pollution

View of the Crown Hotel from Sydney Observatory.

Concerns over light pollution from high-rise towers at Barangaroo have prompted a new partnership between Sydney Observatory and Crown Sydney.

‘Winter is coming’: Snow and strong surf as cold front moves across NSW

Snow has fallen at popular ski resorts as a cold front pushes across the state.

Sydneysiders woke to cooler temperatures this morning as a cold front brings snow and powerful surf to NSW.

Fresh allegations made against Craig McLachlan in defamation case documents

Craig McLachlan pictured with his partner, Vanessa Scammell, in December 2020.

In documents released by the Supreme Court this week, the Sydney Morning Herald and the ABC detail a series of alleged incidents involving the Gold Logie-winning actor.

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Johanna van Gogh-Bonger became a tireless advocate for Vincent van Gogh’s work after her husband Theo’s death in 1891. On the wall of her living room, circa 1909, are Henri Fantin-Latour’s Flowers and Vincent van Gogh’s Vase of Honesty (1884), with Landscape at Twilight (1890) at the top.

Out of the shadows: ‘Without Jo there would have been no van Gogh’

The celebrated artist’s sister-in-law is finally being hailed as the person who brought his art to the wider world.

Laura McBride, Director, First Nations at the Australian Museum.

Australian Museum gears up for most important show in its history

An exhibition about colonisation through the eyes of First Nations people will be confronting for many as it challenges ideas about Australian history.

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An Arizona Republican has hit back at criticism from Donald Trump, describing a statement from the former president as unhinged.

Trump ‘unhinged’, says Republican election official

The Republican who now leads the Arizona county elections department targeted by a GOP audit of the 2020 election results is slamming former President Donald Trump and others in his party for their continued falsehoods about how the election was run.

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The eye-catching kitchen trends transforming the heart of our homes

The eye-catching kitchen trends transforming the heart of our homes

We’re spending more than ever before on designing and constructing new kitchens, cooking up renovations with character.

Rare Burley Griffin house hits the Melbourne market

Rare Burley Griffin house hits the Melbourne market

When Americans Marc and Mary Parlange inspected the 1924 house in 2017 they did not know it was one of the rarest houses in Australia.

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CHRISTCHURCH, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 15: Cullen Grace of the Crusaders tries to get past Rory Scott and Issak Fines-Leleiwasa of the Brumbies  during the round one Super Rugby Trans-Tasman match between the Crusaders and the ACT Brumbies at Orangetheory Stadium on May 15, 2021 in Christchurch, New Zealand. (Photo by Peter Meecham/Getty Images)
Analysis
Super Rugby

Why Australian rugby should resist the allure of positivity

Round one of Super Rugby Trans-Tasman saw Australian sides almost get results against the top two Kiwi sides - but zero wins from five games.

Still the one: Cameron Smith
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NRL 2021

Lights, Cam, action: Smith joins Origin mates as TV commentator

There had been much speculation about Cameron Smith’s next move but the only time we are going to see him on the field is with a microphone in hand.

Leicester’s goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, right, and Wes Morgan hold the trophy aloft at the end of the FA Cup final soccer match between Chelsea and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium.
Soccer
FA Cup

Tielemans stunner earns Leicester first FA Cup win

In front of the largest crowd in England in over a year, the Foxes celebrated their victory in emotional scenes with the club’s Thai owner.

Hard to handle ... Tom Trbojevic showed his worth again on Friday night with two tries and two try assists.

Is Turbo twice as valuable as anyone else in the NRL? One betting agency thinks so

Just how valuable is Tom Trbojevic to Manly? A new rating has found he means more to his side than even Andrew Johns and Johnathan Thurston in their prime.

Sam Kerr and the Matildas will have a new home at a state-of-the-art facility at Latrobe University.

Home of Matildas to be in Melbourne after $116m government backing

The state government’s $101 million commitment, along with $15m from the federal government, will see a Home of the Matildas constructed in Melbourne.

Daniel Tupou of the Roosters is congratulated by James Tedesco after scoring at Suncorp Stadium.
Roosters 30 Cowboys 16
Match report

Magic moment from Tedesco puts gloss on ugly win for Roosters

The game’s best player busted four tackles to help set up a try and inspire a Roosters side who spent large passages of the game barely touching the ball.

Brisbane’s Jordan Riki gets sent to the sin bin.
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NRL 2021

‘Survival of game depends on it’: NRL unmoved by backlash to welfare edict

There has been a backlash to the NRL’s latest interpretation of the rules, but another mooted change – the five-minute sin bin – isn’t currently on the table.

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