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South Australia’s health commissioner was booed and jeered by anti-vaccination activists as she left the Supreme Court in Adelaide.

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Camden Area Flood Evacuation Order issued

The NSE SES has ordered the evacuation of the following areas in and around the exterior sydney Suburb of Camden, due to rising tides. If you can’t see the tweet, these areas are:

  • Sheathers Lane and Kirkham Lane
  • Poplar Caravan Park
  • Menangle Road near Racecourse Road can be isolated

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Mike Bowers

A few more shots from our photographer Mike Bowersdown south sydney.

Residents along Loftus Creek, which empties into the Woronora River, brace for flooding and more rain forecasts later in the day. Photo: Mike Bowers/The Guardian

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Some images of a landslide that closed a lane of traffic on Lawrence Hargrave Drive near the Seacliff Bridge in Coalcliff, south of sydney.

A landslide closes a lane of Lawrence Hargrave Drive at Seacliff Bridge in Coalcliff, south of Sydney, Thursday April 7, 2022. A flood warning has been issued for several saturated river basins across NSW, with heavy rain and thunderstorms forecast for the future days .
Photo: Dean Lewins/AAP
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Christopher Knaus

Christopher Knaus

That’s according to a survey of more than 10,000 Australians overwhelming support for a range of integrity reforms, including the establishment of a strong and well-resourced federal anti-corruption commission. The #OurDemocracy campaign, organized by a network of leading non-profit organizations, polled 10,375 Australians across all federal constituencies to gauge their support for reform Donation laws, political advertising and the lobbyist regime.

A stunning one 96.7% agree or strongly agree that a state anti-corruption agency will be in place should be introduced, something the coalition promised but failed to legislate.

More than 98% agreed or strongly agreed that Australia should introduce truth into political advertising laws at the federal level. The same proportion of those surveyed wanted transparency with regard to political donations. About 96% agree or strongly agree that they would like more transparency about how lobbyists and politicians interact.

The Australian Democracy Network, the group behind the poll, said the poll was conducted through letterboxes, face-to-face interactions in town centers, engaging with neighbors and surveying membership and supporters of its nonprofit partners. Executive Director of the Australia Democracy Network Saffron Zomer called:

Whoever forms the government after the election will have a strong mandate to make a robust, federal integrity commission a legislative priority.

Activist for the Australian Conservation Foundation for Democracy Jolene Elbert called:

Gathering the results of this survey was in itself a massive exercise in community engagement, with hundreds of community members writing to mailboxes, speaking to fellow residents in city centers and involving their neighbors in what they wanted to see to improve Australian democracy .

You can see that… full poll results here.

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Live Australian news updates: Marise Payne meets NATO members to discuss Ukraine; 30 Covid deaths | News from Australia

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