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Benitez says VAR can’t come soon enough after EPL loss

“We need VAR right now. In this game it would have changed everything. How can you explain those decisions to our fans?” Perez said that the referee told him it was the ball that him in the face. Loading As for the dismissal of Yedlin, Benitez was adamant that Lascelles …

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NSW Premier rejects pill testing after music festival death

“There is now an increasing onus on those putting the event on to make sure they’re safe, and harsher penalties for those supplying the illegal drugs which can kill you,” she said. Callum Brosnan, 19, died from a suspected drug overdose after a dance music festival in Sydney’s west on …

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Hannah Gadsby touted for Oscars hosting gig

A speech she made at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment Gala last week – in which she called out Hollywood’s “good men” for mansplaining endemic misogyny – also went viral. Hannah Gadsby has been touted as a potential Oscars host.Credit:Invision Variety suggested Gadsby’s comedy, which features “social commentary on …

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Eleanor and Mary Alice review: Spotlight on women of influence in war and peace

The piece unfolds as imagined conversations between the women at two critical points in world affairs. The first is when Roosevelt arrives in Australia in 1942 as war has spread to the Pacific and she is determined to fly on to visit US frontline troops. Evatt meanwhile wants to talk …

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Australia demands release of refugee soccer player detained in Thailand

“Australia is concerned by the ongoing detention of Mr Hakeem Ali al-Araibi and calls for his immediate return to Australia,” Senator Payne said in a statement. Loading “Mr al-Araibi was granted permanent residency by the Australian Government in 2017 in recognition of his status as a refugee. Returning Mr al-Araibi …

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8@eight: ASX poised for a weaker start

The Australian sharemarket is posied for a weaker start to the week, with the SPI futures contract indicating a 30-point drop. This comes on the back of a relatively uneventful, but solid, day for the index on Friday, which managed to eke out a 0.4 per cent gain. Friday session: …

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Man shot in leg during neighbourhood dispute west of Ipswich

A man has been shot in the leg after being involved in a neighbourhood dispute west of Ipswich on Sunday. Emergency services were called to a property on Albert Street in Rosewood, 20 kilometres west of Ipswich, about 1.30pm. A dispute between two neighbours has ended in one being shot …

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Bombers pokies decision a ‘difficult’ call for Melton Council

Those four clubs are set to join North Melbourne, who for a decade have been the sole Victorian club not to profit from pokies. Anti-gambling campaigner Tim Costello urged the council to make a “brave decision” and reject the Essendon extension despite a recommendation to proceed from Melton City Council …

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‘Prepare contingency plans’: OECD warns Coalition government on falling house prices

House values in Sydney have dropped by 9.6 per cent since their most recent peak, while in Melbourne they have slipped by 5.8 per cent. But in Perth, where the median house price matched Sydney in 2008, prices have barely moved over the past decade. Noting the recent falls in …

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Be prepared for a housing market price dive, OECD warns

Soft landings in housing markets are rare and Australia should be ready to respond to the risk of a significant price dive, the OECD says. In its latest survey of Australia, the Paris-based group forecast economic growth of 2.9 per cent next year, leading to a gradual pick-up in wages …

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