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New laws in Hong Kong are expected to effectively ban pro-democracy candidates from seeking office and rig local elections to ensure that a pro-Beijing candidate is always installed as the chief executive | @ErykBagshaw 

‘Australia is my country’: AstraZeneca chief pushed for local vaccine production | @ViscountBrooky 

Opinion: Let’s start by putting aside the bugbear that it is even possible to “cancel” children’s author Dr Seuss. Instead, let's look at the rest of the picture

Exclusive: The end of the $90 billion JobKeeper program on March 28 is expected to result in thousands of businesses failing, pushing 125,000 to 250,000 people out of work

Before he was 25, former professional poker player Philip Newall wrote two books on Limit Hold ’Em poker and bought two houses with cash. Now, a behavioural economist, he says gambling makes you unhappy | @juliepower 

Exclusive: The NSW government’s property development arm agreed to pay $258 million for an 873-hectare block in Sydney’s hinterland last year – $102 million more than it was valued at 12 months earlier | @Mattonews 

Exclusive: AustralianSuper’s chief investment officer Mark Delaney is set to boost the fund's investment team as part of a strategy to cut costs by dumping external managers

Parents have been frustrated by inconsistent rules between schools and have been asking why they cannot enter school grounds when there has not been a new case of coronavirus in NSW for more than a month | @JordsBaker 

Exclusive: With 36 million orders on food delivery apps in NSW every year at an average value of $22.10 per transaction, a proposed new levy could raise $31.7 million | @LucyCormack 

Almost one year to the day that the Sydney Theatre Company shut its doors due to COVID-19, NSW Health has approved the state’s first 100 per cent capacity performances | @LindaMorrissmh 


Hong Kong riot police fired tear gas at thousands of protesters, many wearing masks and reindeer horns, as anti-government rallies escalated into chaos on Christmas Eve.

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has released a statement urging police and protesters to find a peaceful outcome | @fergushunter 

Incredible - and frightening - photos are emerging from Mallacoota, a small town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria, where about 4000 people are sheltering near water, protected by CFA tankers. Visit @theage 's live blog for updates: #vicfires 

Breaking: NSW koalas on course to be extinct in the wild by 2050, inquiry finds | @p_hannam 

China should be sued under international law for trillions of dollars for its initial cover-up of the coronavirus pandemic which has caused more than 60,000 deaths and trillions of dollars in economic damage, a new report says | @latikambourke 

Harper Lee, 88, to release second novel 50 years after To Kill a Mockingbird.

Sydney schoolboys take down Martin Shkreli, the 'most hated man in the world'.

UK reviews Huawei decision in the wake of coronavirus pandemic | @latikambourke