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Four Iranian nationals have been charged with trying to kidnap Iranian-American rights activist and journalist Masih Alinejad in New York and take her back to Iran to be jailed Four Iranian nationals were indicted Tuesday on charges of plotting to abduct a journalist in New York and smuggle her out of the country to Iran,…

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Almost half of Tasmanian adults read below an OECD 3 level. Almost 50 per cent of Tasmania’s population is functionally illiterate, a parliamentary committee heard on Tuesday. Tasmanians are believed to be disproportionately affected by illiteracy due to intergenerational and regional disadvantage, as well as lower education attainment among young Tasmanians. Tasmania is the poorest…

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Homeschooling will continue for thousands of Greater Sydney students after the New South Wales government declared the the lockdown will continue for two more weeks. Premier Gladys Berejiklian confirmed the extension of home learning As announced this morning, New South Wales had registered 97 new cases of COVID-19. “Based on the health advice, I said…

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced an extention to Sydney’s lockdown. Picture: NCA NewsWire/Bianca De Marchi People living in Greater Sydney will be in lockdown until at least July 30 as the NSW government battles to contain the city’s outbreak of Covid-19. As 97 new cases of community transmission were announced on Wednesday, NSW Premier…

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Kiera Austin shoots for goal during the Constellation Cup series in March. Picture: Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images Cairns will host the Diamonds in a Test match for the first time in one of two Constellation Cup matches to be played in Queensland in October. The four-match series between Australia and New Zealand starts at the Brisbane…

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Government Services Minister Linda Reynolds says the federal government is “evolving” its COVID support to provide assistance which is more targeted than JobKeeper. On Tuesday, the federal government, in partnership with the NSW government, announced additional financial support for businesses and workers struggling during Sydney’s lockdown. “JobKeeper was a national program and it was designed…

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