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Survivor of serial sexual abuser James Geoffrey Griffin calls for national review

A victim of a nurse who preyed on and abused sick children in the Launceston General Hospital has called for a national review into how that abuse was allowed to
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BBC ‘one of the most woke’ organisations in the UK

Sky News host Paul Murray says the BBC is “well and truly” one of the “most woke organisations in the UK”. Thank you for dropping in and checking out this
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Susan Neill-Fraser’s appeal against her conviction for murdering Bob Chappell could go one of three ways

On the 26th of January, 2009, Bob Chappell disappeared from his yacht, moored off the Hobart suburb of Sandy Bay. He was never seen again. There was no body, no
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Storm Leaves Layer of Hail on Seattle Streets

A storm in Washington State left a layer of hail on Seattle streets on February 26, when local residents also reported seeing lightning. This footage shows hail falling on Friday
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Keelie McMahon can’t understand why police ignored years of allegations against paedophile nurse James Geoffrey Griffin

Keelie McMahon is angry and cannot fathom why it took so long for Tasmania Police to charge a paediatric nurse with child sex offences, as complaints piled up against him.
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Small Steps multigenerational support program helps young mothers get back on their feet

Just weeks out from her baby being born, 17-year-old Taia Ayers was living in a caravan. Key points: Small Steps provides young mothers with supported accommodation and parenting and life
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Half-Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Arrive in Ivory Coast

Some 504,000 doses of the AstraZeneca/Oxford COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Ivory Coast on February 26, part of the global COVAX initiative, sponsored in part by the United Nations. Ivory Coast
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Calls for UTAS to reintroduce midwifery courses amid nationwide shortage

King Island mother Jess Loane is a long way from home but she is preparing to have the closest thing she can to a home birth. Key points: Tasmanian women
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Tasmania Police took years to charge alleged paedophile nurse who worked with children, review finds

An internal review into how Tasmania Police handled its investigation into an alleged paedophile nurse has revealed the police were told of allegations he was abusing children as early as
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NATIONAL NEWS

Calls for ‘deep systemic investigation’ into parliament culture after Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation

Gender Equity Victoria has launched a campaign calling for a broad and independent systemic investigation into parliament culture for female MPs and staffers. The ‘Enough is Enough’ campaign is calling
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Political leaders’ failure to report allows cycle to continue

How much longer can Scott Morrison ignore the stench of the abuse of women within his party? He should grow a backbone and force the senior minister named in the
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Top End firefighter pleads guilty to beating up wife, two other women

THE former officer in charge of the Jabiru fire station who beat up his wife and two other women in a drunken stupor has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault. Thank
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Best of cartoons, March 1, 2021

The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists. Thank you for dropping in and checking this story involving National news and updates called “Best
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Liberal senator Sarah Henderson refers rape allegation against unnamed Labor MP to AFP

Victorian Senator Sarah Henderson has referred a rape allegation against an unnamed Labor MP to the Australian Federal Police. In a statement posted to her Twitter account on Sunday evening,
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Federal MPs Daniel Mulino and Celia Hammond reveal they were aware of historical rape allegation against Cabinet Minister who was named in anonymous letter

Two more federal MPs — one Liberal and one Labor — have revealed they were aware of a historical rape allegation made against a Cabinet Minister before it became public
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Australian university study hubs keep students engaged in China

A UNSW spokeswoman said 100 science and engineering students were attending in Yixing and another 50 students from non-STEM disciplines are starting in Shanghai. “Both centres are designed for students
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Sydney on track to have nearly 60 suburbs where $3 million prices are the norm

A property in North Bondi sold for a staggering $6.1m on the weekend. Picture: Sam Ruttyn The number of Sydney suburbs where you need $3 million just to get in
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Eight-year-old Monty lives with a rare disease. Here’s what his family want you to know

Monty Hui has long dreamed about swimming in his school swimming carnival.     But for an eight-year-old boy living with pontocerebellar hypoplasia, a rare disease that affects the development
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AUSTRALIAN SPORT

Practice match analysis, scratch matches, new faces, recruits, draftees, every club’s new players, injuries, latest news

From the dream debuts, to the worrying starts, to the surprising kids. Last week’s scratch matches saw dozens of fresh faces making their first appearance in club colours. Here’s how
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Rule change under fire after 50-metre penalty for standing on the mark in practice match

Former Adelaide and Carlton player Sam Kerridge commented that it was “horrible, hard to watch”. Dual Sydney premiership player and AFL life member Bolton, added to the All-Australian panel this
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North Melbourne, Adam Saad, Tony Jones and more

On SEN’s the Captain’s Run, Kane Cornes was posed five over or under scenarios about the upcoming sporting landscape. Cornes was asked to declare his thoughts on the scenarios and
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Sydney Swans unsure if new rule will force Lance Franklin to change goalkicking routine

But it also has implications for Franklin and players like him, who tend to run in an arc favouring their kicking foot to generate extra power. Loading Umpires are now
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Brisbane ends Fremantle’s 11-match AFLW winning run, Western Bulldogs too strong for Giants

Fremantle’s record 11-match AFLW winning streak is over following an upset loss to the Brisbane Lions. Key points: The Lions triumphed 3.7 (25) to 1.8 (14) over the Dockers in
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Call racism out to stamp it out, says Melbourne University Professor of Sociology Karen Farquharson

“If someone is experiencing racism and want to stop it and make a complaint. It does not go well for them usually,” Farquharson said. People’s claims are often denied or
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Super Rugby news 2021, Queensland Reds vs Melbourne Rebels, result, score,

The Queensland Reds used their get out of jail free card to take down the Melbourne Rebels but it was a try that wasn’t scored by new recruit Suliasi Vunivalu
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Eagles, Dockers want bigger home crowds but quarantine looms for Freo players

Three non-Victorian clubs are fixtured to play at Optus Stadium in the first three rounds of the regular season but it was Fremantle’s round one fixture against Melbourne at Marvel
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WORLD NEWS

The New Literary Western: Hernán Diaz, C Pam Zhang, Téa Obreht

Read: Americans are living in an alternate history The protagonist of Hernán Diaz’s 2017 novel, In the Distance, for example, takes the opposite of a traditional hero’s journey; instead of
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Thousands demonstrated on the French island of Martinique against a looming statute of limitations that may hurt their compensation case for widespread harm done by a highly toxic insecticide. The chemical, chlordecone, was widely used between 1972 and 1993 to protect banana plantations : worldnews

This is the best tl;dr I could make, original reduced by 79%. (I’m a bot) Thousands demonstrated on the French island of Martinique at the weekend against a looming statute
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Go big or go home – Donald Trump thrived by painting Democrats as soft on immigration | United States

MANY IMMIGRATION activists would have cheered President Joe Biden had he merely spent his first month in office signing nine executive actions that reverse some of Donald Trump’s most hostile
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Pension plan chief’s resignation renews debate over vaccine queue jumping

Breadcrumb Trail Links FP Street One veteran corporate director said he doesn’t think ‘shaming people’ for getting vaccinated reflects well on Canada or its politicians Author of the article: Barbara
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Alleged Satellite Images Show Extent of Damage Done by US Airstrike in Syria Ordered by Biden

After a little over a month in office, the Democratic president gave his first order for military action targeting facilities in an Arab state where American troops have been illegally
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Germany Coach Joachim Loew Opens Door To Return For Exiled Trio

Germany coach Joachim Loew opened the door Sunday to a surprise summer return for Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels, the trio of veteran World Cup winners
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Paul Gascoigne will use two-month I’m A Celeb stay to overcome fear of snakes

Paul Gascoigne will use his Italian I’m A Celeb stint to finally overcome his lifelong fear of snakes. He is jetting off to Hondouras to take part in their version
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El Salvador votes with Bukele allies polling strong

SAN SALVADOR: Salvadorans went to the polls on Sunday (Feb 28) to elect new lawmakers and mayors in a vote that could see President Nayib Bukele’s backers secure an absolute
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WORLD SPORT

‘An accident is not a crime’: Tiger Woods will not face charges in crash

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies inspect the vehicle of golfer Tiger Woods, who was rushed to hospital after suffering multiple injuries, after it was involved in a single-vehicle accident in
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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez cruises past Avni Yildirim in Florida

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez retained his world titles after comfortably beating Avni Yildirim Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Turkish challenger Avni Yildirim to defend his WBC and WBA super-middleweight titles in Florida.
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City win 20th straight game to lead Premier League by 13 points

It was City’s 14th win in a row in the league – only the sixth time that has been achieved in English top-flight history. Three of those have been attained
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Manchester City 2-1 West Ham United: Pep Guardiola’s side claim 20th straight win

John Stones’ third league goal of the season secured the points Manchester City Manchester City extended their winning run to 20 matches and moved 13 points clear at the top
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Suns’ Devin Booker replaces Anthony Davis in All-Star Game

FILE PHOTO: Feb 14, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker (1) smiles on the court during the second half against the Orlando Magic at
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WGC-Workday Championship: Brooks Koepka holds one-shot lead after day two

Brooks Koepka bettered his opening-round 67 by one to move into the lead at Concession -11 B Koepka (US); -10 B Horschel (US), C Morikawa (US), C Smith (Aus); -9
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Alex Mafi match winner, Matt To’omua miss after final siren overshadow Suliasi Vunivalu debut

Powell’s boot just beat Vunivalu’s outstretched hand to the ball, earning the Reds a drop-out which eventually proved pivotal. Vunivalu had a handful of other touches in a frenetic final
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England in New Zealand: Tourists secure series with another assured victory

England opener Tammy Beaumont scored her second half-century in a row New Zealand 192 (49.5 overs): Halliday 60 (80); Sciver 3-26 England 194-3 (37.4 overs): Beaumont 72* (112), Sciver 63
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