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Man, 24, is charged with murder after fatal cop shooting – Yahoo News Australia

A man has been charged after two officers were shot in New Zealand.

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Heading back to the playground? 10 tips to keep your family and others COVID-safe – The Conversation AU

While it can be difficult to get young kids to follow instructions around social distancing, there are a few things parents can do to minimise the risk of any COVID-19…

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In some Australian states, kids have been back on slides, swings and monkey bars for months. But in Victoria, many families are only now getting back to playgrounds, after they were closed for much of the second lockdown.
With lots of kids running around, and parents looking on, how can you ensure your trip to the playground is COVID-safe for you, your children and others?
A good place to start is to understand how COVID-19 spreads, and what you can do to interrupt it.
Droplets big and small
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ASX moves higher; Blackmores up 10% – The Sydney Morning Herald

Consumer stocks, healthcare, and information technology have helped pushed the ASX to flat after the index dropped as much as 0.5% at the open.

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Annual inflation dropped to minus 0.3 per cent, only the third time since 1949 that it had been negative over a 12-month period.
The Reserve Bank’s preferred measures of inflation showed moderate increases. The trimmed mean lifted by 0.4 per cent to 1.2 per cent over the past 12 months while the weighted median increased by 0.3 per cent to 1.3 per cent.
The head of the ABS’ prices statistics, Andrew Tomadini, said the end of free childcare was the major factor in the result.
“In the September quarter…

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Former Brisbane Lions player Justin Clarke named Queensland’s 2021 Rhodes Scholar – ABC News

Former Brisbane Lions player Justin Clarke, who was forced to retire from the AFL at 22 because of a concussion incident, has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes…

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Former AFL player Justin Clarke has been named Queensland’s 2021 Rhodes Scholar.

  • Mr Clarke was forced to retire from AFL at just 22 because of a concussion incident
  • He will graduate from the University of Queensland in December with degrees in engineering and science
  • The scholarship will enable him to pursue a doctorate at Oxford, modelling hypersonic pulse tunnels

The Rhodes Scholarship gives young people from around the world a chance to study at Oxford University in England.
Mr Clarke will graduate…

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