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Breaking: Buildings shook across Victoria on Tuesday morning just after 9am, with residents from metropolitan Melbourne to Geelong to Gippsland reporting violent shaking. #earthquake 

Even the government’s tax cuts won’t stop Australians from facing higher average tax rates over the next decade, the Parliamentary Budget Office has revealed. #auspol  #taxcuts  #covid19  #economy 

The Doherty Institute’s modelling has been endlessly debated, dissected and criticised. Here, scientists speak for themselves, as they answer the big questions about the report. | ANALYSIS #DohertyInstitue  #covid19  #lockdowns 

“I certainly understand that people are fatigued, they’re tired, they have got grievances and they’re frustrated, but now is not the time for protest,” Chief Commissioner of Police Shane Patton says.

Controversial backbench MP George Christensen must think “long and hard” about his actions, says Nationals Leader Michael McCormack. | Rob Harris#auspol 

“No police commissioner anywhere in the world can give any guarantee when you have a large group of several thousand angry men predominantly intent on taking over an area or being confrontational with police,” Shane Patton said. #Melbourneprotest 

A fellow Demon defender has explained how hard conversations between once-unfit full-back Steven May and senior coach Simon Goodwin have produced a critical turnaround in the career of the 2021 All-Australian defender. | Jake Niall#Demons  #AFL 

Breaking: More than 1000 Victorian homes are without power across the state, including a concentration in Windsor in Melbourne’s inner south-east. Follow all today's news in our live blog. #earthquake  #SpringSt  #COVID19Vic 


By unilaterally deciding to impose draconian national security legislation on Hong Kong, China’s rubber-stamp parliament dealt a severe blow to the city, writes Ben Bland. | OPINION

Federal agents have raided the Sydney home of a NSW Labor MP amid allegations Chinese government agents infiltrated his office to influence Australian politics. | EXCLUSIVE by Nick McKenzie and Joel Tozer.

BREAKING: In a major strategic victory for Australia, more than 100 countries will co-sponsor a motion calling for an independent inquiry into the coronavirus, clearing the way for the measures to pass the World Health Assembly.

Twice a week the volunteers distribute dishes such as creamy mutter paneers (a curry with peas and fresh cheese), vegetable kormas, saag (a leaf vegetable dish) and alu pakora (fried potato slices) from a caravan park and car park in Frankston.