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NSW coronavirus cases increase by 13 as Sydney COVID cluster grows ‘significantly’ – ABC News

Health authorities in NSW say a coronavirus cluster in Sydney’s CBD linked to the City Tattersalls Club, where more than a dozen people have already been infected, is growing “significantly”.

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Qld election live results: Annastacia Palaszczuk’s father Henry says older voters are repaying his daughter – NEWS.com.au

Qld election live results: Annastacia Palaszczuk’s father Henry says older voters are repaying his daughter

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Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuks father says voters have repaid his daughter for keeping them safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.While not ready to declare victory for a third time for his daughter, former Labor minister Henry Palaszczuk said he was “encouraged” by early results.
Mr Palaszczuk put the statewide swing towards Labor down to older voters.
“Annastacia’s kept people safe, especially the elderly people and I think they are repaying her,” he told Channel 7.
Mr Palaszczuk said COVID-19…

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New Zealand Greens accept Ardern’s offer of ‘cooperation agreement’ – The Guardian

Deal with Labour stops short of a coalition but will see Green’s co-leaders, James Shaw and Marama Davidson, hold ministries outside of cabinet

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New Zealands prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, has agreed on a governing cooperation agreement with the Green party, offering two ministries and agreeing to a handful of shared policy priorities for her second term an offer they accepted late on Saturday.
Labour won the general election in October with an outright majority, meaning they could govern alone. But Ardern invited the Greens into a cooperation agreement, saying it would allow the government to benefit from the expertise of Green party members…

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A Melbourne Cup that’s full to the brim: Your horse by horse guide – The Age

Get the rundown here on all 24 horses competing in the race that stops the nation.

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SIR DRAGONET
Rarely do Cox Plate winners back up in the Melbourne Cup, but the Ciaron Maher/David Eustace-trained import looks the ideal type to do so. Formerly trained in Ireland by Coolmore master Aidan O’Brien, Sir Dragonet is another who would not mind if the heavens opened on Cup Day. He was well suited by the soft surface at the Valley on Cox Plate day, and his best win in England as a younger horse was on a heavy track at Chester. That was impressive enough to see him start favourite for…

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