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Religious discrimination bill will create an unholy mess

One Nation’s Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 gets one thing right — the lack of protection for religious belief is a genuine gap in NSW anti-discrimination law.But when it comes to the detail, the Bill not only goes the wrong way about introducing these much-needed protections, it represents a serious threat to…

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Many workplaces, including Parliament, are designed by men and for men

From Jacinda Ardern’s doting partner Clarke delivering food to campaign volunteers to Gladys Berejiklian’s grilling in ICAC, the gaze of commentators has fallen on the "novel" dynamic of the male political partner. NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay has also weighed in on social media, praising her partner, Stephen, for unblocking the dishwasher and cooking dinner.It…

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    Still no Smith retirement decision as Papenhuyzen’s emotions run high

    "I wouldn't worry, mate," Smith said.LoadingAnd with that, the debate about the 430-game superstar, who now must surely be considered the greatest of all time, will rage on.As the rugby league world awaits official news on Smith's playing future, the 37-year-old turned his attention to the Storm group which won yet another premiership on Sunday…

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      The price of success: How much it cost the NRL to keep the Storm alive

      Bubble troubleWith a couple of exceptions, the players have done a fantastic job abiding by the bubble restrictions in 2020. But the expectations after the grand final were bordering on lunacy.Penrith players, staff and families went back to Panthers Leagues Club for a private function after the game, but the NRL wanted the club's Origin-bound…

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        Australia will benefit if American craziness subsides

        In most US presidential election years – say, for the Clinton-Bush race in 1992, or Bush-Gore in 2000, or Obama-Romney in 2012 – a respectable debate can be had as to which candidate tracks more closely with Australia’s interests. 2020 is not such a year.Would Donald Trump’s re-election favour Australia’s interests? To ask the question…

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                Princess Diana would have seen herself in Meghan Markle

                YoutubePrincess Diana in the famous Panorama interview where she declared there was "three of us in this marriage."OPINION: With Diana, Princess of Wales back in the news, her former confidant Paul Burrell reveals how that interview was done - and what she'd make of her sons' lives today. Twenty-five years ago, I reported for duty…

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                  Broncos capitalise on dominant start to make it an NRLW hat-trick

                  "The girls dug deep, you saw everyone playing with all their heart out there," the Broncos skipper said.Head coach Kelvin Wright agreed that 2020 was a whole new level of play, with the competition getting stronger as the years go on.Ali Brigginshaw of the Broncos holds aloft the Premiership trophy as she celebrates with team…

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                    NRL grand final 2020 LIVE: Penrith Panthers v Melbourne Storm

                    LoadingLatest updates8.28pmHALFTIME Storm 22 Panthers 0Cameron Smith is over in what could be his final game. Cleans up after the ball is knocked free of his grasp and that's as easy as it gets. But credit for that goes to Asofa-Solomona, who has been smashing the line, almost scored and is sending Panthers defenders flying.…

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                      Independent A-League will prop-up cash-strapped clubs

                      Independent A-League will prop up cash-strapped clubsSkip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footerThe A-League club owners will come to the rescue of financially struggling clubs to ensure next season will finish with 12 teams, after reaching an agreement to gain near-full control of the competition from Football Federation Australia.The transition of ownership of the…

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                        No crowds at this year’s Melbourne Cup carnival

                        The Victoria Racing Club has conceded it's now impossible to host crowds at this year's Melbourne Cup carnival in a bitter blow for the club.VRC chairman Amanda Elliott said the club had submitted a "comprehensive" proposal to the state government on how it could manage crowds safely during the four-day carnival, but said it was…

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                        Driver allegedly nearly four times over limit following crash in Seadown

                        JOHN BISSET/STUFF/StuffA Timaru man has been charged with drink-driving following a crash at Seadown on Friday evening. (File photo)Police are again calling out the behaviour of motorists in South Canterbury after four people were caught drink-driving at more than twice the legal limit over the weekend. Early last week, police warned motorists they would continue…

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                        Coronavirus LIVE updates: Victoria nervously awaits case data, more lockdown easings while NSW prepares for NRL grand final

                        We have made our live blog of the coronavirus pandemic free for all readers. Please consider supporting our journalism with a subscription.Watch: Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews gives the daily COVID-19 updateVictorian Premier Daniel Andrews presented the daily COVID-19 update on Sunday asking Victorians for 'cautious pause' over the next 48 hours before announcing significant easings…

                        Ramona Koval’s lessons from the past and the future for the present

                        SOCIETYA Letter to LaylaRamona KovalText, $34.99We are seeing, with increasing frequency, books haunted by death-fear, by apocalypse unease. From Jenny Offill’s Weather to Paddy Manning’s Body Count, they line the shelves like patients in a waiting room. The hospital staff (looking quietly harried and put-upon) attend to them with a sense of grim resignation. ‘‘What…

                        Arkansas state senate candidate wore Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween as a teen

                        Website of the YearWorld24 Oct, 2020 03:54 AM2 minutes to readRepublican candidate Charles Edward Beckham III. Photo / SuppliedA Republican candidate running for Arkansas State Senate said he made “mistakes” as a teenager after repeatedly denying his dismissal from a Mississippi high school for wearing a racist Ku Klux Klan costume for Halloween.Charles Edward Beckham…

                        US woman Sarah Turney uses TikTok to help catch sister’s alleged killer

                        Alissa Turney was originally labelled a runaway by police. Photo / @justiceforalissa / InstagramFor years, US woman Sarah Turney had suspected her father was involved in the disappearance of her missing sister Alissa.While Michael Turney has always denied any involvement in Alissa Turney’s disappearance, Sarah has spent years campaigning for police to take action.After exhausting…

                        First nest of murder hornets discovered on US soil

                        World24 Oct, 2020 02:36 AM4 minutes to readAn Asian Giant Hornet wearing a tracking device is shown near Blaine, Washington. Photo / APScientists in Washington state have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials said.Workers with the state…

                        Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 5)

                        euromaidanpress.com (Source: traumat psychologia) Continued from: Of Eugenicists, Oligarchs and Psychopaths (part 4)By Outsider  After the second world war, the practice of “imposing measures intended to prevent births within [a national, ethnical, racial or religious] group” fell within the definition of the new international crime of genocide, set out in the Convention on the Prevention and…

                        Coronavirus LIVE updates: Victoria records seven new COVID-19 cases for Saturday as AFL grand final 2020 in Queensland gets underway, government aims to bring 20,000 ex-pats home by Christmas

                        Latest updates3.56pmPlaces for people, not cars: Venues set to embrace the great outdoorsBy Clay LucasBefore the pandemic, Melbourne business SpaceCube’s six-metre-long shelters were mostly used in events like the Melbourne Cup or the Australian Open.The pods are a few centimetres longer than the average car parking space – which is why, after Premier Daniel Andrews…

                        Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin to make fulltime switch to IndyCar in 2021

                        Daniel Kalisz/Getty ImagesKiwi driver Scott McLaughlin celebrates after winning a third Supercars title.Supercars champion Scott McLaughlin’s exit from the Australian championship to pursue a career in the United States has been confirmed. McLaughlin, who is posed to debut in this weekend’s IndyCar series finale on the streets of St Petersburg in Florida, will not be…

                        Working from home behind surge in house prices on Auckland outskirts – expert

                        David White/StuffCovid-19 has seen property prices surge across Auckland, but on closer inspection values are declining in some suburbs.The popularity of working from home during the Covid-19 lockdown may be pushing home buyers to move to the outskirts of Auckland – seeing prices soar. Property values have skyrocketed across the region during the pandemic, but…

                        Labour weekend road toll already higher than 2019, just hours in

                        1 NEWSWith holidaymakers stuck in the country this year, authorities are warning the roads could be even busier than usual.The Labour weekend road toll has already surpassed that of last year following three deaths in the Wellington region, the East Coast and Canterbury. A motorcyclist was this weekend’s first Labour weekend road fatality, following a…

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