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Wed 3 Jun 2020

How COVID-19 will ‘wipe out’ a generation of apprentices

premium_icon How COVID-19 will ‘wipe out’ a generation of apprentices

The skills shortage crisis is predicted to be six times worse than the GFC, with more than 100,000 apprentices and trainees set to go this year.

Essential books to read about racism

Essential books to read about racism

From must read memoirs to books that explain police shootings to kids, these books on race and racism are all must reads in this current climate.

Union urges Labor revolt over gas field

premium_icon Union urges Labor revolt over gas field

Labor leader Jodi McKay could face a fight over the Narrabri gas field development, with MPs targeted in a campaign to warn them how many jobs are at stake.

Footy plan to let groups of 50 fans attend games

premium_icon Footy plan to let groups of 50 fans attend games

The AFL is investigating whether spectators could return to games in small numbers, including the possibility of starting with 50 seated patrons.

‘Shocking’ decision exposes NRL head injury hypocrisy

‘Shocking’ decision exposes NRL head injury hypocrisy

Mitchell Pierce’s selection for the Newcastle Knights’ round four match exposes the sport’s inconsistent treatment of concussion cases.

Labor figure escapes party ban over racist rant

premium_icon Labor figure escapes party ban over racist rant

In a move expected to fuel tensions within the Labor party, polarising figure Jasvinder Sidhu has escaped expulsionover a racist rant about Muslims.

Disability pension fail for woman who suffered stroke

premium_icon Disability pension fail for woman who suffered stroke

A woman who had a stroke days after a prolapse operation has had ongoing health issues and still failed the tests for the disability pension.

'Fake cop' gets off on a technical error

premium_icon 'Fake cop' gets off on a technical error

A cunning lawyer has won the freedom of a man accused of impersonating a police officer with a replica badge wired into his wallet on a legal error.

Farmer jailed over plot to illegally export hay seeds

premium_icon Farmer jailed over plot to illegally export hay seeds

A grain exporter has been jailed for illegally exporting 600 tonnes of seeds to Saudi Arabia – making very little cash for 3.5 years work.

Surgeon’s widow sues heath service over one-punch death

premium_icon Surgeon’s widow sues heath service over one-punch death

Killed surgeon Patrick Pritzwald-Stegmann's widow is suing a major health service for failing to keep him safe at work.

Pub catches unusual intruder on CCTV

Pub catches unusual intruder on CCTV

A pub owner whose alarms were constantly going off overnight though he had an intruder. And he did – but not one he expected.

Unexpected upside to lockdown as flu season stalls

premium_icon Unexpected upside to lockdown as flu season stalls

In perhaps the only upside of the coronavirus pandemic, flu infections are low in what was expected to be a deadly season.

An Aussie man who died in a Bali hotel may be a COVID victim

premium_icon An Aussie man who died in a Bali hotel may be a COVID victim

An Australian man has died in the Bali guesthouse where he was staying with his girlfriend after suffering respiratory problems.

This is how the recession may impact you

This is how the recession may impact you

Australia is experiencing its first recession in decades, with jobs, wages, the cost of living and the housing market all set to be impacted.

Celebs flock to plastic surgeons in post-COVID Botox boom

premium_icon Celebs flock to plastic surgeons in post-COVID Botox boom

Roxy Jacenko and a host of other celebrities are queueing for Botox, fillers and liposuction body tweaks while pharmaceutical companies fast track deliveries.

Controversial filter set to disappear from dating app

Controversial filter set to disappear from dating app

The app previously defended the feature as one that helped the same people it’s now being eliminated in solidarity for.

Man who died being arrested may have had ‘excited delirium’

premium_icon Man who died being arrested may have had ‘excited delirium’

An inquest into the death of a forklift driver who died while being arrested for driving dangerously has heard his heart could have stopped due to psychosis.

US Marines’ strict Aussie quarantine requirements revealed

premium_icon US Marines’ strict Aussie quarantine requirements revealed

US Marines arriving in Australia have been warned they could face disciplinary action if they don’t adhere to quarantine requirements.

Law student’s bizarre response to police charges

premium_icon Law student’s bizarre response to police charges

When this woman was issued a notice to appear, she put her legal studies to use, responding with a rambling letter from a non-existent UK firm.

The weird COVID rules set to govern weddings

premium_icon The weird COVID rules set to govern weddings

Weddings are set to be whole lot less fun under regulations proposed by the industry to get hospitality back to work again after the coronavirus pandemic.

‘Stevie Wonder could’ve picked him’

premium_icon ‘Stevie Wonder could’ve picked him’

Rookie Tesi Niu has been working for this moment since he was 13. And the teen's fierce commitment has convinced Broncos staff he is destined for great things.

If your dream is to own a footy club, now’s your chance.

premium_icon If your dream is to own a footy club, now’s your chance.

Shares are now available in the New York rugby league franchise set to join the English league in 2022.

Mystery caller saved sailors stranded

premium_icon Mystery caller saved sailors stranded

A mystery caller alerted the Coast Guard to a flare set off by sailors, after the boat they were trying to get the attention of missed their distress signal.

Can you pronounce the name of this pantry staple?

Can you pronounce the name of this pantry staple?

An Aussie food blogger was shocked to discover she has been pronouncing this popular pantry item wrong for 25 years.

Sick tactic white supremacist used to drum up fear and hate

Sick tactic white supremacist used to drum up fear and hate

A shadowy neo Nazi group has been busted posing as anti-fascist coalition Antifa in a bid to incite violence and racial tensions across the US.

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