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Sat 6 Jun 2020

Politicians worry over protesters' health

Politicians worry over protesters' health

Politicians from both sides of the divide are concerned about the health of people attending protests in support of Black Lives Matter campaign.

Government called 'sneaky' over aged care bonus dumping

Government called 'sneaky' over aged care bonus dumping

Labor and unions are alarmed that a promised retention payment for aged care workers is now being taxed.

China warns citizens to avoid Australia over racism

China warns citizens to avoid Australia over racism

China is advising its citizens not to travel to Australia once restrictions ease, to protect Chinese tourists from post-COVID racism.

Jordan’s eye-watering $143m donation to end racism

Jordan’s eye-watering $143m donation to end racism

Michael Jordan continues to raise the bar with his iconic Jordan Brand committing a colossal figure in the fight against inequality.

Fri 5 Jun 2020

Soak up the charms of Kiwi hotspot

Soak up the charms of Kiwi hotspot

FOLLOWING last December’s tragic eruption on White Island, it was with some trepidation that I contemplated tackling New Zealand’s latest great walk.

Island haven back in swim

Island haven back in swim

DAYDREAMING of a winter break on a Barrier Reef tropical island where you can dive and snorkel among the coral?

Show finds online sweet spot

Show finds online sweet spot

WE ALL know the saying “the show must go on”, and Crows Nest Show organisers decided that is exactly what would happen – even if it had to be virtually.

Birthday drive-by makes centenarian’s day

Birthday drive-by makes centenarian’s day

JOFFRE Bell said he didn’t want presents for his 100th birthday, just “presence”, and he got that in abundance from the people of Clifton.

Virus crisis can’t break bonds

Virus crisis can’t break bonds

TOMNET’S motto of “older men supporting older men” has passed with flying colours when put to the unprecedented test of COVID-19 restrictions.

Doggone great way to help kids read

Doggone great way to help kids read

IF you enjoy reading, being with your dog and making a difference to kids, Story Dogs needs your help.

Lockdown revives air-raid memories

Lockdown revives air-raid memories

DOLPH Baker remembers clearly long hours in the little air raid shelter at his home in London.

Ray’s still right at home at 75

Ray’s still right at home at 75

TELEVISION host and journalist Ray Martin has always kept his personal life private.

Spared by Nazis, Marlies marks milestone

Spared by Nazis, Marlies marks milestone

THERE were times when Marie-Louise (Marlies) Green didn’t think she would make it to 25 never mind 100.

Stretching the friendship

Stretching the friendship

THE enormous success of the ABC television series Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds has led to researchers looking at how this intergenerational experiment can be...

Floyd cops had been on job four days

Floyd cops had been on job four days

Two of the cops charged with aiding and abetting murder of George Floyd were rookies - Derek Chauvin was their training officer.

Club Zooms in on a world of mutual pride

Club Zooms in on a world of mutual pride

ZOOM – it’s a word many of us had never heard of before COVID-19, but what a difference it has made to lives, clubs and businesses operating in isolation.

A celebration of food and community

A celebration of food and community

At Elements Retirement Village, food and community have always gone hand in hand.

‘Certifiably insane’: Police Minister erupts

‘Certifiably insane’: Police Minister erupts

Thousands of Aussies planning to rally over the death of George Floyd. But the NSW Police Minister says they are “not of sound mind”.

Virus sparks a spike in riding

Virus sparks a spike in riding

IT SEEMS two wheels are better than four during social distancing as Brisbane locals ride out the quarantine lockdown on the back of a bike.

‘We have brought this on ourselves’

‘We have brought this on ourselves’

A leading anthropologist has said what she thinks contributed to the coronavirus pandemic, and how we can avoid another.

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