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Rampe, Parker and Kennedy to lead the Swans in 2019

Two-time club best and fairest, Parker, 26, has played 173 senior games, including the 2012 grand final win, kicking 142 goals. Loading Local product Rampe, 28, who last week inked a three-year contract extension, has played 138 games and like Parker was named an All-Australian representative in 2016. “Josh has …

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The Year in Google: what Aussies searched for in 2018

Curious fans also wondered “Why is State of Origin on Sunday?”, while keeping a close eye on the antics of disgraced West Coast Eagle “Andrew Gaff” and former Australian cricket captain “David Warner”. Those who weren’t sure asked “What is ball tampering?”, presumably wondering about Warner and not “Barnaby Joyce”. …

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Thousands left without power as storm hits Sydney

About 750 properties in Warragamba, Silverdale and Wallacia in Sydney’s west were without power overnight due to the widespread damage of the storm, Endeavour Energy said in a statement. “We are continuing to contact customers with home medical equipment to check on their welfare and provide them with the latest …

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Major delays after truck crashes into power pole

A truck that crashed into and snapped a power pole at Ashgrove is causing major delays on the roads during morning peak hour. The crash happened about 6.30am on the intersection of Hibiscus Avenue and Waterworks Road on Friday. A traffic crash is set to cause major delays in Brisbane.Credit:Rob Homer Queensland …

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Annabel Sutherland making a name for herself in the family business

Annabel Sutherland is at the end of year 11 studies at Methodist Ladies College. Born a few months after her father became CA chief, Annabel is a prodigy in the truest sense. Annabel Sutherland, part of a cricket family.Credit:Simon Schluter She made her Women’s Big Bash League debut for the …

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Markets are sending a worrying signal about the Australian economy

A slew of weaker indicators, including evidence of a housing downturn so harsh that Sydney house prices are dropping the most in three decades, has spurred concern at global fund managers BlackRock and T. Rowe Price. The most recent consensus among economists was there’s no move coming from RBA Governor …

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Teen, 15, arrested after alleged aggravated burglary with axe

Police have fired a shot during the arrest of a 15-year-old boy, who allegedly carried out an aggravated burglary with an axe in Melbourne’s south-west. Residents of a home at La Coruna Gardens in Point Cook alerted police when an intruder entered the house with an axe about 3.40am. A 40-year-old …

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Bus passenger ‘headbutts driver’ in Brisbane’s north

A bus driver has been punched and headbutted by a man following an argument on a bus in Brisbane’s north, police allege. Police said the male bus driver demanded the passenger get off the bus on Barrett Street in Bracken Ridge during an argument on Thursday afternoon. A new code …

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WTA to offer increased ranking protection for returning mothers

The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) will offer greater protection to the rankings of mothers returning to the sport after giving birth, British media reported on Friday (AEDT). Players returning from maternity leave or injury will now be able to use their previous ranking to enter 12 tournaments over a three-year …

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Man dies, woman trapped in car hit by train in NSW

A man has died after a car was hit by a train in central western New South Wales, NSW Ambulance says. An ambulance spokesman said that a woman, aged 50, was trapped in the car. Her condition is serious, the spokesman said. “Our crews are responding urgently to the incident and the …

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