AUSMAT worker in Howard Springs quarantine

The Northern Territory has recorded another positive COVID-19 case after an infected AUSMAT worker returned to Australia from East Timor. The Australian Medical Assistance Team member returned from Dili on Wednesday and has tested positive for the virus, NT Health said on Friday. The worker is undergoing 14 days of …

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City to use A-L finals move as motivation

Captain Scott Jamieson has labelled the decision to move Melbourne City’s home semi-final to Sydney “utterly disappointing”, but says the A-League premiers will take an “anyone, anywhere, anytime” approach to their finals campaign. With crowds currently banned in Melbourne, City had hoped to play their home semi-final behind closed doors …

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NSW cop-shooter banned from nursing

A “completely delusional” ice user who shot a police officer and security guard at a Sydney hospital’s emergency department wants to resume nursing in future. Michael De Guzman, a registered nurse, is being detained at a forensic hospital after a NSW District Court judge found him not guilty in 2018 …

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Qld govt consults on media shield laws

Journalists will be protected from revealing confidential whistleblower sources under laws being prepared in Queensland. Attorney-General Shannon Fentiman has released a discussion paper on proposed media shield laws after the government pledged to bring in new laws in August. Queensland and Tasmania are the only states without specific media shield …

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A Short Girl, Feeling Unseen, Fixates on a Boy Who Vanished

MATASHABy Pamela Erens It’s not likely that the lineup of guests appearing on “The Tonight Show” in Pamela Erens’s thoroughly winning novel “Matasha” will mean much to most of its readers, since George Gobel, Cloris Leachman and Truman Capote don’t tend to be household names to today’s 10- to 14-year-old …

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