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Help coming from N.L. to battle out-of-control fire in Yarmouth County

Additional help from Newfoundland and Labrador was on the way Tuesday to help crews in southwest Nova Scotia battle an out-of-control wildfire that a provincial official said may have been started by human activity. Two helicopters were dropping water on the flames, and a CL-415 water bomber was en route to Nova Scotia to help with the efforts. The Department …

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City stalwart Bambini Trust to open Riviera Dining in Sydney legal district

At the start of its quarter-century run (and counting), Bambini Trust sat at the vanguard of a new generation of Euro-style eateries populating Sydney. Owners Michael and Angela Potts’ restraint with opening endless other ventures makes their next move particularly appetising. The duo will swing open the doors on a sibling venture, Riviera Dining, in …

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How Australia Revived the Political Middle by Peter Singer

The outcome of Australia’s federal election in May should help to dispel the cynicism that leads many to think that politics never changes anything. If community-based independents could make a dent in the major party duopoly in Australia, then, with the right voting system, they can do so elsewhere as well. MELBOURNE – Like many …

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June – The University of Sydney

01 June 2022 Doctor of Letters awarded to Professor Emerita Margaret Harris Margaret Harris, a long-standing member of the University community, was recently admitted into the degree of Doctor of Letters (honoris causa) for her outstanding contribution to the arts, both in Australia and internationally.

NZ-Australia relationship appears to be on the way up under the Albanese government

In the early years of the John Key Government, then Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd liked to hold trans-Tasman Cabinet meetings. These meetings – often organised around a Bledisloe cup match – were a chance for Cabinet ministers from each side to talk. According to sources familiar with one of these meetings, each minister was …

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Tornado watch issued for west-central Manitoba

A tornado watch is in effect for parts of west-central Manitoba, and Environment Canada is urging people be prepared for the worst.  “This is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening situation,” the weather agency said Saturday. Severe thunderstorms are expected to develop that might produce tornadoes as well as golf ball-sized hail and strong wind gusts. The …

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Deputy Liberal leader Sussan Ley rips into Labor and the Greens over Australia’s political landscape

Deputy Liberal leader Sussan Ley says Labor and the Greens believing Australia had become a “lefty country” is “complete rubbish”.   Ms Ley made the remarks during a speech to the NSW Liberal state council meeting on Saturday as she discussed the Coalition’s defeat at the May Federal Election. “Two months on from the Federal Election …

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