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Chewing the yak fat

If you miss doing this, you really are homesick.
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Virus provides COVID-19 challenges for coming fire season, royal commission hears

The NSW Rural Fire Service warns firefighting preparations for the coming season could be severely undermined by the coronavirus threat, with potentially hundreds of volunteers at risk at any one time from the virus.
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UNSW to cut 493 staff and merge faculties under COVID-19 response plan

The job losses, revealed to staff on Wednesday, represent about 7.5 per cent of full-time university staff.
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'More we could be doing': Slip-ups still evident as Sydney pubs fear second lockdown

Whether it's new rules, the Crossroads wake-up call or the $5500 fine handed down to the Golden Sheaf, most pubs across Sydney are on high alert with strict COVID-19 measures in place.
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Sydney art collector and businessman dies aged 79

John Schaeffer was known for buying, selling and collecting some of the most valuable artwork to enter Australia, including a number of pre-Raphaelite pieces.
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Crossroads Hotel cluster grows as NSW records 13 new COVID-19 cases

In Sydney’s south-west alone, almost 3300 people have come forward for testing in the most recent 24-hour period.
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Search recommences for missing surfer at Coogee

A dangerous surf warning was in place for Sydney and large parts of the NSW coast on Tuesday.
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Builder cops $36,000 fine after sign blocked Sydney harbour views

The construction company behind a swanky apartment complex in the eastern suburbs was fined for an illuminated sign on a crane.
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Almost forgotten, novelist is warmly remembered

Elizabeth Harrower, one of Australia’s most important postwar writers, was very nearly forgotten by the literary world.
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Politicians caused confusion now they have to sort it out

While the nature of COVID-19 has made it difficult to contain, mistakes have been made.
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Crossroads Hotel COVID-19 cluster linked to Melbourne outbreak

A coronavirus cluster at a south-western Sydney pub has been genomically linked to Melbourne cases, putting NSW on high alert for a similar large scale outbreak.
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Whales take liberties with their southern rights

And tourism hopes take a dive.
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Man threatened brother of teen shot dead while sleeping, court told

Abdul Abu-Mahmoud was a member of the Brothers 4 Life gang and had threatened the family of the teen before he was killed, a court has heard.
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Push for extra metro station in Sydney's west to trigger urban renewal

A last-gasp attempt is under way to convince the government to reverse a decision not build a new metro rail station at Camellia, near Parramatta.
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Push for extra metro station in Sydney's west to trigger urban renewal

A last-gasp attempt is under way to convince the government to reverse a decision not build a new metro rail station at Camellia, near Parramatta.
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Sydney academic accused of fake harassment campaign 'believed she was poisoned'

An environmental chemist and toxicologist is accused of sending fake threats to herself.
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Sydney academic accused of fake harassment campaign 'believed she was poisoned'

An environmental chemist and toxicologist is accused of sending fake threats to herself.
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Family of slain student believe killer's motive was to stay in Australia

The family of Qi Yu claim her killer Shuo Dong's visa was cancelled in the lead-up to her death, and that he murdered her to avoid going home to China. 
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No masking indifference as pandemic threat is ignored

There are ominous signs that hubris and complacency regarding COVID-19 are leading to lax social distancing and apathy about public health guidelines.
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NSW to tighten restrictions as COVID-19 Casula cluster rises to 21

Pub group booking limits are set to decrease again as the Crossroads Hotel COVID-19 cases swell and health authorities trace a case to The Star casino in Pyrmont.
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Keeping one's distance from one's self

While observing a wet border.
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NSW reintroduces tougher restrictions for pubs following virus outbreak

The changes relate to pubs only, do not apply to clubs or restaurants, and follow an outbreak at the Crossroads Hotel in Casula in Sydney's south-west which is now responsible for 21 coronavirus cases.
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Staff stood down at Villawood Detention Centre due to COVID-19 concerns

The Australian Border Force confirmed that staff employed at Villawood had recently been to the Crossroads Hotel.
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'Like a ghost town': Foot traffic down as cars queue for hours in Casula

Hundreds in the area have been tested for COVID-19 and 21 people have been linked to a coronavirus cluster at the Crossroads Hotel.
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People queue over four hours for pop-up testing clinic in south-west Sydney

NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay called for a "massive expansion of testing" in response to the four-hour wait times that thousands of people were facing on Monday.
Sunday, July 12, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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COVID-19 community transmissions rise in NSW after Crossroads Hotel cluster

NSW has recorded more locally acquired coronavirus infections than cases in hotel quarantine for the second day in a row in a clear sign the state has entered a precarious new phase of contagion.
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ADF members in self-isolation at base after attending Sydney pub

A NSW RAAF base is hosting personnel in self-isolation after they attended a Sydney pub now linked to nine cases.
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Free-range speech is a dangerous proposition

Tom Switzer argues free speech is harmless. The counter argument fits into two words: misinformation misleads
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Hunter Valley ponders a future of dwindling coal

Hunter Valley councils and unions are preparing for a future without coal but say curbs on the Port of Newcastle imposed after the privatisation of ports near Sydney and Wollongong will hold back the transition.
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In the Herald: July 13, 2000

Take train, then walk; Embattled Beazley digs in, and the future of whitegoods
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'They should help': Sydney cladding crisis leaves big bills for owners

Apartment owners in a well-known high rise say it is well past time for the state government to help pay for the expensive job of removing cladding from buildings.
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'Found unresponsive': Infant dies in house fire in Sydney's south-west

A small child has died on Sunday afternoon following a house fire in Sydney's south-west.
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Once bitten, twice pitted

And finding the best lookout in Rome.
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NSW Police forced to shut down multiple eastern suburbs parties

Nine News reported that one party, in particular, had over 100 guests at a house in the Eastern Suburbs home on Saturday night before an after-party was held at another location in Bondi.
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Sydney's $200m Circular Quay wharf upgrade running four years late

Construction on a $200 million upgrade to what has been dubbed 'Sydney's front door' is now not expected to start until 2023.
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'An evolving situation': Sydney gym closes after member tests positive for COVID-19

Planet Fitness Casula was forced to close for a deep clean on Sunday after one of its members tested positive for COVID-19. It is unclear at this stage whether the case is linked to the Crossroads Hotel outbreak.
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'Are we all in this together?': Police investigate as photos of packed out trial rugby game emerge

NSW Police say they are conducting inquiries around a trial rugby game in Bellevue Hill following resident concerns about social distancing.
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Rain for Sydney until weekend, NSW coast prepares for gale-force winds

The NSW South Coast will be hit with around 100mm of rainfall on Monday, with wild weather set to wreak havoc across the coast throughout the week.
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'Best of the season': Whales perform 'every trick in the book' off Sydney Harbour

Whale watchers on Sydney Harbour witnessed a rare hour-long display of two whales performing "every trick in the book" just metres from their vessels.
Saturday, July 11, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (2)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Two dead, three seriously injured after car hits tree in central-western NSW

Four people have died in separate crashes on the state's roads in a 24-hour period.
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New phase of hotel quarantine must be managed safely - and fairly

It is understandable that Australians are clamouring to return home from overseas at a time of huge uncertainty.
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Returning travellers will need to fork out $3000 for NSW hotel quarantine

International travellers flying into NSW will pay $3000 for their two-week stint in hotel quarantine from midnight Saturday.
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Nationals accused of playing toddlers for votes in preschool 'pork barrel'

Preschools in Sydney's booming growth areas were left in the cold while money went to towns with declining populations, documents reveal.
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Legal Aid funding boost amid sharp rise in domestic violence calls during pandemic

In four months, one domestic violence service in NSW has fielded more calls than it would typically receive in a year.
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Macquarie Uni and Ryde council join forces to tackle racism

A new study has found 10 per cent of international students at Macquarie University had experienced racism.
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Indigenous and political leaders pay tribute to Uncle Lyall Munro Senior

With more than 220 direct descendants, Munro's legacy was as much about love and family as his enormous contribution to the Indigenous cause.
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Gallery: State Funeral for Uncle Lyall Munro Senior

Photos from the State Funeral of respected Komeroi Elder Uncle Lyall Munro Senior held in Moree. With more than 220 direct descendants, Munro's legacy was as much about love and family as his enormous contribution to the Indigenous cause. Photos by Georgia Poole and the State Library of NSW collection
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Gallery: New rules at the QLD - NSW border

Changing rules at state borders have left travellers and workers battling to navigate new permits and isolation requirements. Photos by Elise Derwin
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COVID-19 death as 'critical point' in NSW, Victorian virus defence

A man in his 90s has died of COVID-19 and Victoria has recorded 216 new coronavirus cases, as NSW health authorities warn the community to be on high alert during the first critical days of the border closure between the two states.
Friday, July 10, 2020/Author: SuperUser Account/Number of views (4)/Comments (0)/ Article rating: No rating
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Cancer patient allegedly assaulted after denying man a cigarette

The cancer patient had denied a passerby's request for a cigarette, when the man allegedly ripped out the patient’s IV tubes before kicking him in the stomach.
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