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Secret documents contradict claims by NSW Premier over US trade job

The US trade job saga continues as documents released to the NSW parliament cast doubt over previous statements given by Premier Dominic Perrottet and Trade Minister Stuart Ayres.
Dominic Perrottet and Stuart Ayres

Modelling shows Queensland COVID hospitalisations will peak in late August amid third Omicron wave

New modelling shows COVID-19 hospitalisations are likely to peak in late August at around 1,660 cases as the state records another 21 deaths today.
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Viral junk food 'challenges' targeting teens on TikTok, researchers say

Experts say new research highlighting the "insidious" tactics companies are using on TikTok to target young users should prompt government action on junk food advertising.
A screenshot of a TikTok social media video advertising Pepsi.

Liberal MP Bridget Archer says she is ready to rebel again in support of government's climate bill

Bridget Archer, who rebelled against the former government on key pieces of legislation, says she is prepared to do so again in support of enshrining a 43 per cent emissions reduction target into law.
Bridget Archer squints into the sun as she talks into a microphone.

Wall Street a mixed bag ahead of rate hike decision, ASX rising

Australian shares are rising on Tuesday, despite Wall Street wavering ahead of another likely rate hike later this week.
A blurred photo of the share trading boards at the Australian stock exchange

analysis: A new deal between Ukraine and Russia may show a path to the end of the war

While the Russian attack on Odesa is hardly an auspicious beginning and is indicative of the lack of trust between the belligerents, there are some important takeaways from the agreement, writes Mick Ryan.
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Federal parliament is back with a new government, new agenda and a lot of new faces. What can we expect?

Parliament House is buzzing as first-time politicians get to grips with its labyrinthine corridors and complex procedures. Here's what to expect as the 47th Parliament of Australia sits for the first time.
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New US ambassador to Australia confirms she will travel to Solomon Islands next week

Caroline Kennedy is sworn in as the new United States ambassador to Australia in Canberra. She will travel to the Solomon Islands next week to mark the Battle of Guadalcanal and suggests the US will continue to expand its Pacific footprint.
Caroline Kennedy addresses the media in Canberra

WA misses out on international air race after state government rejects proposal

Plans to bring the Air Race World Championship back to Western Australia have been grounded after six months of negotiations.
Pilot Matt Hall at Royal Ascot

Sniffer dogs, x-ray machines to scan mail for foot-and-mouth disease

Expecting mail from China or Indonesia? The government says absolutely everything coming into Australia will be scanned for biosecurity threats.
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ASX flat, EML plunges 22pc while Flight Centre jumps on upbeat forecast

By business reporter Samuel Yang and wires
Australian shares struggle for momentum as gains in miners on the back of firm commodity prices counter losses in technology and financial stocks.
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'Quite a shock': NSW Deputy Opposition Leader diagnosed with kidney cancer

The member for Londonderry in north-western Sydney takes leave after a sudden cancer diagnosis but says she will return to parliament after her treatment.
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Barilaro says he's being 'harassed' as police look into bar scuffle with cameraman

Police are investigating a public scuffle between former NSW deputy premier John Barilaro and a cameraman outside a Manly bar on Saturday night. 
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'Desperate, extreme measure': Defence support in aged care extended as COVID outbreaks continue

By political reporter Jake Evans
With more than a thousand Australian aged care facilities facing COVID-19 outbreaks, the federal government has extended support from defence force personnel to September.
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Two Australian Defence Force nurses, both wearing masks.

Twelve young Kimberley people died by suicide. School was touted as a solution — but what happened in Halls Creek?

By Ted O'Connor for Regional Investigations team
WA's Education Minister Sue Ellery once described efforts to address a truancy crisis in Halls Creek as "amazing". Now her department is investigating as families accuse the government of botching school attendance plans.
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