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The Age
The proposal for a new home for elite women's sportAlan Marsh, will be replaced by Fahey, who seemingly enjoys challenging roles,
The proposal for a new home for elite women's sport
The Age / Posted 10 hours ago
Alan Marsh, will be replaced by Fahey, who seemingly enjoys challenging roles, such as Minister for Finance in the Howard government, chair of WADA and, even more onerously, patron of Men of League. But Fahey's new seat is not a gilded... Read more
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TheBull
Share valuations' expensive: Future Fundis the only way of achieving that target." Mr Murray described the performance
Share valuations' expensive: Future Fund
TheBull / Posted yesterday
is the only way of achieving that target." Mr Murray described the performance of the fund, which was set up by the Howard government in 2006 to cover future superannuation liabilities of public service workers, during the financial crisis... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Don't be fooled by the private health insurance industry's pitch to 30-oldsworth $950,154 after 45 years. A more modest 5 per cent rate would yield $202,4
Don't be fooled by the private health insurance industry's pitch to 30-olds
Daily Liberal / Posted 4 days ago
worth $950,154 after 45 years. A more modest 5 per cent rate would yield $202,422. The LHC loading was introduced by the Howard government in 2000 with the goal of boosting the number of younger people in private health insurance. It... Read more
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Herald Sun
'My work is done,' says Huntclimate policy centrepiece. He also claims credit for "putting in place" the r
'My work is done,' says Hunt
Herald Sun / Posted 6 days ago
climate policy centrepiece. He also claims credit for "putting in place" the renewable energy target, which was actually a Howard government policy and was slashed on Mr Hunt's watch. His successor moves over from the resources portfolio after the... Read more
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News.com.au
'My work is done,' says Huntclimate policy centrepiece. He also claims credit for "putting in place" the r
'My work is done,' says Hunt
News.com.au / Posted 6 days ago
climate policy centrepiece. He also claims credit for "putting in place" the renewable energy target, which was actually a Howard government policy and was slashed on Mr Hunt's watch. His successor moves over from the resources portfolio after the... Read more
3 related stories
6d
Perth Now
'My work is done,' says Huntclimate policy centrepiece. He also claims credit for "putting in place" the r
'My work is done,' says Hunt
Perth Now / Posted 6 days ago
climate policy centrepiece. He also claims credit for "putting in place" the renewable energy target, which was actually a Howard government policy and was slashed on Mr Hunt's watch. His successor moves over from the resources portfolio after the... Read more
3 related stories
6d
The Courier Mail
'My work is done,' says Huntclimate policy centrepiece. He also claims credit for "putting in place" the r
'My work is done,' says Hunt
The Courier Mail / Posted 6 days ago
climate policy centrepiece. He also claims credit for "putting in place" the renewable energy target, which was actually a Howard government policy and was slashed on Mr Hunt's watch. His successor moves over from the resources portfolio after the... Read more
3 related stories
7d
Canberra Times
Don't be fooled by the private health insurance industry's pitch to 30-oldsworth $950,154 after 45 years. A more modest 5 per cent rate would yield $202,4
Don't be fooled by the private health insurance industry's pitch to 30-olds
Canberra Times / Posted 7 days ago
worth $950,154 after 45 years. A more modest 5 per cent rate would yield $202,422. The LHC loading was introduced by the Howard government in 2000 with the goal of boosting the number of younger people in private health insurance. It... Read more
7d
The Register
Australia gets one-quarter of a minister for national infosecany particular grasp of infosec: he's a political scientist by education, and g
Australia gets one-quarter of a minister for national infosec
The Register / Posted 7 days ago
any particular grasp of infosec: he's a political scientist by education, and government held roles as an adviser to the Howard government on tourism, small business, and trade. So what will terrify the black-hats and nation-state malicious... Read more
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8d
The New Zealand Herald
Only ego not enough for Kevin Rudd to run the worldwould seem to have more than most. Photo / Getty Images For such a wily campai
Only ego not enough for Kevin Rudd to run the world
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 8 days ago
would seem to have more than most. Photo / Getty Images For such a wily campaigner Kevin Rudd (he beat the long serving Howard Government in a landslide ending Labour's decade in the wilderness) has left his run late for the world's top... Read more
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8d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Porter denies Coalition rift over superannuation planABCC bills and the Registered Organisations Bill. ABCCThe Australian Building
Porter denies Coalition rift over superannuation plan
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 8 days ago
ABCC bills and the Registered Organisations Bill. ABCCThe Australian Building and Construction Commission was set up the Howard government in 2005 as an independent watchdog to monitor the construction industry. It came into being after the... Read more
9d
The Courier
Australian federal election 2016: The 'perfect storm' that explains Pauline Hanson's thundering comebackTurnbull's new economy but in the old economy. He was effectively sending them
Australian federal election 2016: The 'perfect storm' that explains Pauline Hanson's thundering comeback
The Courier / Posted 9 days ago
Turnbull's new economy but in the old economy. He was effectively sending them a message that they're buggered." Former Howard government minister turned political commentator Peter Reith cited the economic protectionist message as the foremost... Read more
9d
Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Turnbull to unveil ministry changesABCC bills and the Registered Organisations Bill. ABCCThe Australian Building
Turnbull to unveil ministry changes
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 9 days ago
ABCC bills and the Registered Organisations Bill. ABCCThe Australian Building and Construction Commission was set up the Howard government in 2005 as an independent watchdog to monitor the construction industry. It came into being after the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Minister insists Liberals united behind Turnbull despite 'noise about the traps'of the day very seldom have a majority in the Australian Senate, there was only
Minister insists Liberals united behind Turnbull despite 'noise about the traps'
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
of the day very seldom have a majority in the Australian Senate, there was only a brief period of time under the Howard government when that was the case," he said. "So it's always incumbent on the government of the day to make their... Read more
14d
Sydney Morning Herald
US airmen, Border Force members allegedly join crime gangs involved in smugglingand some are likely to be dismissed, a departmental spokesman said. Meanwhile,
US airmen, Border Force members allegedly join crime gangs involved in smuggling
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 14 days ago
and some are likely to be dismissed, a departmental spokesman said. Meanwhile, a leading security expert appointed by the Howard government to review port security, Neil Fergus, said he was "perplexed" that successive governments had not acted on... Read more
14d
Daily Telegraph
Greyhound industry prepares all-out battlelegal battle to save the industry. Mr Bennett is one of the most respected barr
Greyhound industry prepares all-out battle
Daily Telegraph / Posted 14 days ago
legal battle to save the industry. Mr Bennett is one of the most respected barristers in Australia and represented the Howard Government before the High Court in Mohammed Haneef terrorism case, the Tampa refugee stand-off and the constitutional... Read more
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15d
Perth Now
Tasmania faces an uncertain futureterritory for the state not to have a Cabinet minister, with Senator Abetz the
Tasmania faces an uncertain future
Perth Now / Posted 15 days ago
territory for the state not to have a Cabinet minister, with Senator Abetz the only one since Jocelyn Newman in the Howard government. “The fact that it is finely balanced will mean that other voices and Senate cross-benchers and even... Read more
15d
Herald Sun
Tasmania faces an uncertain futureterritory for the state not to have a Cabinet minister, with Senator Abetz the
Tasmania faces an uncertain future
Herald Sun / Posted 15 days ago
territory for the state not to have a Cabinet minister, with Senator Abetz the only one since Jocelyn Newman in the Howard government. “The fact that it is finely balanced will mean that other voices and Senate cross-benchers and even... Read more
15d
Junkee
The 60 Greatest Australian TV Shows Of All TimeDave Hughes joined then-triple j breakfast host Wil Anderson, on a weekly panel
The 60 Greatest Australian TV Shows Of All Time
Junkee / Posted 15 days ago
Dave Hughes joined then-triple j breakfast host Wil Anderson, on a weekly panel show primarily concerned with ripping the Howard government to shreds. The Glass House was the ABC at its finest: unconcerned with appearing particularly likeable,... Read more
17d
Daily Liberal
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Daily Liberal / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
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17d
The Border Mail
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
The Border Mail / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
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17d
Illawarra Mercury
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
The Courier
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
The Courier / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
Northern Daily Leader
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
The Young Witness
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
The Young Witness / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
Western Advocate
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Western Advocate / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
Kiama Independent
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Kiama Independent / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
Manning River Times
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Manning River Times / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
Goondiwindi Argus
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
The North West Star
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
The North West Star / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
Brisbane Times
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
Brisbane Times / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
WA Today
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
WA Today / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
17d
The Age
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus paystaff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal b
'No, minister': How senior public servants knocked back Coalition's bonus pay
The Age / Posted 17 days ago
staff, saying they help get the best out of them. Seven in 10 senior federal bureaucrats received bonuses under the Howard government. The average payments in 2007 was $9900 for the lowest level (SES band 1) and $19,600 for SES band 3... Read more
13 related stories
18d
The Courier
Overlapping health system just helps to 'jump queue'federal health minister, Michael Wooldridge, who oversaw efforts to boost priva
Overlapping health system just helps to 'jump queue'
The Courier / Posted 18 days ago
federal health minister, Michael Wooldridge, who oversaw efforts to boost private insurance membership under the Howard government, says opposition to the model is "nothing more than ... ideological". "I see [duplication] as being a... Read more
18d
Illawarra Mercury
Lettershad reduced the need to collect the correct amount of tax to run the country an
Letters
Illawarra Mercury / Posted 18 days ago
had reduced the need to collect the correct amount of tax to run the country and left an underlying budget deficit. The Howard government sold revenue earning assets to cover the deficiencies of previous governments of both political parties'... Read more
19d
TheBull
The outlook for Australia's AAA credit rating is downgradedthe outlook downgrade is a wake-up call to the entire Federal Parliament and sh
The outlook for Australia's AAA credit rating is downgraded
TheBull / Posted 19 days ago
the outlook downgrade is a wake-up call to the entire Federal Parliament and shows that the great work of the Howard Government in eliminating our national Federal Government debt has been completely undone. It is now almost like it... Read more
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News.com.au
Howard named in damning reporthas said the report should be enough to see the three leaders tried. “We know
Howard named in damning report
News.com.au / Posted 19 days ago
has said the report should be enough to see the three leaders tried. “We know this now more clearly than ever that the Howard Government took us to war on a lie,” he said on Thursday. “No wonder John Howard and Tony Blair and George W. Bush do... Read more
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19d
Queensland Times
Wilkie says we created Islamic Stateindependent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege an
Wilkie says we created Islamic State
Queensland Times / Posted 19 days ago
independent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege and the Bali bombing at the feet of the Howard Government. The former intelligence analyst turned politician spoke out this morning in the wake of the British... Read more
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19d
The Morning Bulletin
Wilkie says we created Islamic Stateindependent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege an
Wilkie says we created Islamic State
The Morning Bulletin / Posted 19 days ago
independent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege and the Bali bombing at the feet of the Howard Government. The former intelligence analyst turned politician spoke out this morning in the wake of the British... Read more
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19d
The Courier
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australiain Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australia
The Courier / Posted 19 days ago
in Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the eight-year military mission after the then Howard government joined the US-led "coalition of the willing" to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Their comments... Read more
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19d
News Mail
Wilkie says we created Islamic Stateindependent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege an
Wilkie says we created Islamic State
News Mail / Posted 19 days ago
independent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege and the Bali bombing at the feet of the Howard Government. The former intelligence analyst turned politician spoke out this morning in the wake of the British... Read more
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19d
Daily Examiner
Wilkie says we created Islamic Stateindependent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege an
Wilkie says we created Islamic State
Daily Examiner / Posted 19 days ago
independent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege and the Bali bombing at the feet of the Howard Government. The former intelligence analyst turned politician spoke out this morning in the wake of the British... Read more
44 related stories
19d
Northern Daily Leader
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australiain Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australia
Northern Daily Leader / Posted 19 days ago
in Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the eight-year military mission after the then Howard government joined the US-led "coalition of the willing" to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Their comments... Read more
44 related stories
19d
The Young Witness
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australiain Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australia
The Young Witness / Posted 19 days ago
in Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the eight-year military mission after the then Howard government joined the US-led "coalition of the willing" to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Their comments... Read more
44 related stories
19d
Western Advocate
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australiain Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australia
Western Advocate / Posted 19 days ago
in Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the eight-year military mission after the then Howard government joined the US-led "coalition of the willing" to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Their comments... Read more
44 related stories
19d
Kiama Independent
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australiain Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australia
Kiama Independent / Posted 19 days ago
in Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the eight-year military mission after the then Howard government joined the US-led "coalition of the willing" to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Their comments... Read more
44 related stories
19d
Manning River Times
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australiain Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australia
Manning River Times / Posted 19 days ago
in Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the eight-year military mission after the then Howard government joined the US-led "coalition of the willing" to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Their comments... Read more
44 related stories
19d
Goondiwindi Argus
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australiain Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the
Chilcot report: Andrew Wilkie blames Iraq invasion for Lindt Cafe siege as inquiry sets off aftershocks in Australia
Goondiwindi Argus / Posted 19 days ago
in Australia's decision-making and failure to reflect on the lessons out of the eight-year military mission after the then Howard government joined the US-led "coalition of the willing" to topple Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Their comments... Read more
44 related stories
19d
Northern Star
Wilkie says we created Islamic Stateindependent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege an
Wilkie says we created Islamic State
Northern Star / Posted 19 days ago
independent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege and the Bali bombing at the feet of the Howard Government. The former intelligence analyst turned politician spoke out this morning in the wake of the British... Read more
44 related stories
19d
The Daily Mercury
Wilkie says we created Islamic Stateindependent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege an
Wilkie says we created Islamic State
The Daily Mercury / Posted 19 days ago
independent MP Andrew Wilkie says, laying the blame for the Lindt Café siege and the Bali bombing at the feet of the Howard Government. The former intelligence analyst turned politician spoke out this morning in the wake of the British... Read more
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