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Lockdowns pull at the threads of Sydney’s multicultural fabric

Lockdowns pull at the threads of Sydney’s multicultural fabric

The NSW government has failed to anticipate the complex issues in imposing tougher lockdowns on south-west and western Sydney.

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Politicians must back army’s principled response to Afghan report
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Defence

Politicians must back army’s principled response to Afghan report

The Defence Force has released a four-year plan to respond to the Brereton report on alleged war crimes but Minister Peter Dutton has not commented.

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Selfish protests were a disgrace - we’re all in this together

Selfish protests were a disgrace - we’re all in this together

Saturday’s events were, at best, unedifying and poorly executed; at worst, an atrocious display of misguided defiance, defeating the entire point the crowds were trying to make.

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Afterpay’s $39 billion payday makes clear the fintech revolution

Afterpay’s $39 billion payday makes clear the fintech revolution

The Australian-made “buy now, pay later” app has surfed the wave of a huge change in the world of banking and online commerce. Consumers and regulators must take note.

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Greater incentives needed to boost Australia’s vaccination levels

Greater incentives needed to boost Australia’s vaccination levels

Incentives including vaccine passports need to be considered to boost Australia’s coronavirus vaccination rates.

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Chill wind fans a roaring hearth on the home front

Chill wind fans a roaring hearth on the home front

Lockdowns have given people in Sydney and Melbourne plenty of time to reflect on what their homes mean, and some will find more comfort in that than others.

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Gladys Berejiklian must stop playing catch up with COVID-19

Gladys Berejiklian must stop playing catch up with COVID-19

The time for half measures is over. The whole of Sydney must lock down harder and stay locked down until infection numbers fall.

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Pandemic is not an excuse to go slow on closing the gap
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Indigenous

Pandemic is not an excuse to go slow on closing the gap

The pandemic has delayed progress on the new national plan for closing the gap between Indigenous Australians and the rest of the community.

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New COVID disaster payments are better than JobKeeper

New COVID disaster payments are better than JobKeeper

The federal government’s disaster payments will cut down on the multibillion-dollar waste in last year’s economic response to the pandemic.

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Scott Morrison must flood western Sydney with Pfizer vaccine

Scott Morrison must flood western Sydney with Pfizer vaccine

It is in the national interest to use the limited supplies in Sydney, rather than in places where the risk is vanishingly small.

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Coalition’s car park scheme was shoddy and shameless

Coalition’s car park scheme was shoddy and shameless

Perhaps the only aspect of the Morrison government’s 2019 commuter car park scheme that is more stunning than the brazen nature of the Liberal Party pork-barrelling is that it was so ham-fisted.

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