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Italian language is on the decline in Australia — but could the next generation save it?

Italian is on the decline in Australia, but experts say younger generations of Australian Italians who are showing increased interest in the language and embracing their culture could reverse that trend.

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Council bans inflatables after Hillcrest tragedy

Waratah-Wynyard Council says it is safeguarding its community by banning jumping castles on its land.

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Husband charged with murdering wife, six-year-old daughter in stabbing attack

Police have charged 40-year-old Prabhal (Raj) Sharma with two counts of murder.

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Keys unlocks Krejcikova as Nadal edges toward 21 Slams

Madison Keys continued her impeccable start to the 2022 season with a straight-sets destruction of fourth seed Barbora Krejcikova on Thursday to set up a potential Australian Open womens semi-final against Ashleigh Barty.

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When Roberts-Smith trial will return

Ben Roberts-Smith‘s defamation trial of the century appears certain to return after the ravages of the pandemic forced it into hibernation for months - but doubts still linger over some of the key SAS witnesses.

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Qld integrity commissioner's laptop wiped

The Queensland premier is being urged to explain why the integrity commissioner's laptop was allegedly seized and wiped without permission. Dr Nikola Stepanov...

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Albanese promises COVID-19 inquiry, federation reform

Anthony Albanese has promised a royal commission or some other inquiry into the nation’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic, and pledged to try to reform the federation.

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Bunbury COVID cluster grows to seven, six in one family

Bunbury’s first COVID-19 cluster in nearly two years has now grown to seven cases, Premier Mark McGowan revealed today.

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How cars took over our cities

Andrew Chuter reviews two books by Peter Norton that trace the rise and rise of the private car.

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PM's 'lost' WeChat account speaks volumes about our changing Sino relations

One analyst says the way Scott Morrison's account was treated is a sign of his and Australia's reputation being in China's garbage bin.