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GRAMGood Morning. Schools in New South Wales and Victoria may open their doors next week, but teachers worry that not enough has been done to welcome them back safely. Restaurants and bars are also slowly reopening as restrictions ease, but many found a lucrative side hustle during closure: fashion.

Teachers warn that some students will literally be left outside in the cold when schools return next week., as plans to make classrooms safe for Covid will not be ready. Concerns have been raised about poor ventilation, lack of air filters, and lack of guidance on how to safely manage class sizes. Principals say they will not be able to accommodate all students in classrooms if they adhere to the NSW government ventilation report, which says how many students should be in each classroom. “We have situations where the classroom capacity leaves eight to ten students out in the cold, literally,” said NSW Federation of Teachers Senior Vice President Amber Flohm. Schools in New South Wales and Victoria have been promised air purifiers and fans, but currently do not have them.

Rural liberals are backing the “benefits” of climate action and a move toward a net zero emissions target despite warnings from some within federal nationals that regional Australia would “pay the cost” of decarbonizing the economy. Liberal MPs are speaking in favor of more ambitious goals ahead of a crucial Nationals meeting on Sunday where MPs will consider the Morrison government’s plan to cut emissions. Liberal Representative Rowan Ramsey said he did not believe the regions would “run on the neck” of the policy change after Senate Nationals leader Bridget McKenzie said this week that the regions would “pay the cost.” .

A bow and arrow attack that left five dead in Norway appears to have been an “act of terror”. Police said the 37-year-old suspect was a Muslim convert with a criminal record and had previously been singled out as a possible extremist. “The events in Kongsberg currently appear to be an act of terror, but the investigation … will determine in more detail why the acts were motivated,” said the PST intelligence service.

Australia

Australian supplies of hydroxychloroquine were depleted as it was considered a possible Covid treatment, before being disproved by medical studies. Photographer: George Frey / Reuters

Lupus sufferers asked for more supplies of hydroxychloroquine before the federal government told Clive Palmer that it did not want more than the 33 million doses it wanted to donate as possible treatment for Covid.. In some cases, patients with a legitimate need for the drug were unable to fill their prescriptions due to shortages.

Financially subsidizing egg freezing for non-medical reasons has widespread support among Australian womensuggests a new study. The process, which costs about $ 10,000 per cycle, is only subsidized for women with medical conditions.

Political donations from gambling agencies have skyrocketed and there are allegations that the Australian horse racing industry has received special treatment with regard to allowing crowds at major events.

The Labor Party has accused the Coalition of playing politics with the lives of “women and children” after pressure to pass the controversial visa cancellation bill. Labor Sen. Kristina Keneally has called on the government to do more to protect victims of domestic violence with temporary visas.

There is mounting pressure for the government to toughen its “toothless tiger” from a proposed federal integrity commission, Amid criticism from a growing number of Liberal MPs, the crosshairs and experts that the bill is too weak.

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Protesters are demanding the removal of Tarek Bitar, the chief judge in the investigation of the port explosion near the courthouse in Beirut.
Protesters are demanding the removal of Tarek Bitar, the chief judge in the investigation of the port explosion near the courthouse in Beirut. Photographer: Mohamed Azakir / Reuters

At least six people have died in the worst street violence in Beirut in 13 years.. The clashes, which forced much of the city to close due to heavy fighting, were sparked by a protest against a judicial investigation into the massive explosion at the city’s port last year.

A Chinese has been sentenced to death after a court found him guilty of killing his ex-wife by dousing her with gasoline and setting her on fire while she was broadcasting live on social media.

A UK police commissioner has resigned after being told there was a “catastrophic lack of confidence” in his position. after the guilty remarks he made after Sarah Everard’s murder.

A Canadian woman is “thankful to be alive” after a meteor crashed against her ceiling and onto her bed, missing her for little.

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The Valentinas café in Marrickville, in the inner west of Sydney, began selling merchandise when it first opened.
The Valentinas café in Marrickville, in the inner west of Sydney, began selling merchandise when it first opened. Photographer: Carly Earl / The Guardian

Fashion has become a vital “side hustle” for Australian bars and restaurants fighting the blockade. The restrictions have forced the hospitality industry to go into survival mode, giving you wearing your local joint on your sleeve, or in your purse or on your head, a certain commotion. It’s not just about limited runs or smart design; These items say that you care about your city. Souvenir T-shirts now have a greater meaning for consumers. There is a mutual understanding of helping neighborhood hangouts and the unspoken influence of using restaurant products, ”says Kraggy, a mononymous print and graphics strategist.

While researching portrayals of miscarriage in popular culture, Isabelle Oderberg found herself rewatching Six Feet Under. and the episode of the series in which the character Brenda suffers a miscarriage the day before her wedding. It was honest and nuanced, and even after two decades, the show still feels ahead of its time, Oderberg says. “There are many problems that we do not treat well, as individuals and as a society. At the top of the list must surely be death … So it was quite a challenge for Alan Ball to put on a full show at a funeral home. And even more so to open each episode of the drama with a death. Sometimes these deaths are heartbreaking; sometimes they are comically dark; sometimes they are just Ordinary. But it worked. It still does. “

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What do you do when the existential threat of climate change lands on your doorstep? In the first episode of this three-part series, we watch as Pacific families, communities and leaders grapple with important decisions about the future of their islands and try to figure out whether or not they can stay on their land. Forced to leave.

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Farhad Bandesh made wine in Iran before being forced to flee. Now you have brought that ancient tradition to Australia. Lifestyle editor Alyx Gorman recommends this story about one of the many ways asylum seekers and refugees contribute to Australia’s vibrant food and wine culture for today’s episode of Australia Reads.

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Taste of freedom: a Kurdish winemaker’s journey from Manus Island to the Yarra Valley

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sports

Immortal rugby league Norm Provan passed away at the age of 89. “He was an idealized version of the ultimate player in the game: strong and tough, skilled and collected, dedicated and selfless. Except there was this idealized version of man. He played and it was really phenomenal, ”writes Nick Tedeschi.

Media Summary

Dreamworld is suing the engineer that certified the Thunder River Rapids ride was safe just one day before the disaster that killed four tourists, reports the mail. A woman has been arrested after allegedly posing as a doctor and delivering over 600 bogus waivers for Covid testing, vaccinations and use of masks, according to the Brisbane Times.

Going up

A trial expires today in a NSW vaccine mandate trial case.

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Actor Daniel Craig has revealed that he frequents gay bars to avoid the “aggressive cock swinging” of straight spaces.

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