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Australia news LIVE updates: Anthony Albanese to address Parliament in federal budget reply as NSW and Victoria continue to tackle COVID outbreaks

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The Opposition Leader will deliver the traditional budget reply speech tonight as Victoria scrambles to contain the potential fallout from an interstate-acquired case of COVID-19. »more

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Fleeting or structural: What’s behind the surge in US inflation?

Investors are worried because the Wall Street boom has been built on the assumption central banks will keep rates at record lows. Even relatively modest increases in rates in the US or Europe to combat inflation could cause bond and equity prices to crash.
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Made in Vietnam: why Hanoi wants to make its own vaccine

Vietnam is facing a fresh battle with the virus but with fewer than 4000 total cases among its nearly 100 million people, it has stood out from the pack.
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NSW Police investigate sexual violence allegations against NSW MP

Police said the alleged incidents were reported to have occurred from 2013.
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Arsenal dent Blues’ Champions League push, Ronaldo nabs 100th at Juve

Arsenal seized on a Chelsea mistake to win in west London for the first time in a decade on a day when Cristiano Ronaldo and Paulo Dybala joined the Juventus 100 club.
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‘A missed opportunity’: Readers respond to federal budget spending
Ross Gittins’ budget-night column spurred many readers to share their thoughts on areas and sectors they believed were neglected.
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Why Patrick Cripps is worth at least $1 million a year
A once-mighty club is in a seemingly endless rebuild, but their out-of-contract captain is not the problem.
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Gareth Ward allegations will be a test for Gladys Berejiklian - and the Coalition
NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro sent a very clear message to the Premier. She must insist on the resignation of Disabilities Services Minister Gareth Ward
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Never mind who started it, it’s clear who benefits from the violence in Gaza and Israel right now
A little war now and then is good for Hamas and for Binyamin Netanyahu.
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