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‘A deeper purpose than football’: Dustin Martin’s spiritual connection

“His story’s incredible and I look forward to him wanting and being able to tell a lot of what he’s been through the last couple of years,” Cotchin told RSN on Friday. “He’s just found a deeper purpose than just football and I think that’s what he struggled with early …

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Morrison government bracing for fresh cabinet retirements ahead of election

Asked at a press conference on Friday whether it was possible he could not recontest the May poll, Mr Pyne responded: “I have dismissed this question for weeks, so it doesn’t seem to matter what I say in response to the question, the speculation seems to continue. Loading “I’m not …

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YouTube to ban comments on videos featuring kids to fight exploitation

YouTube’s move comes two weeks after a video blogger documented how the site had enabled what he called a “soft-core paedophile ring.” In many cases, apparent paedophiles took advantage of YouTube’s comments system, where they would post time stamps so that others could skip ahead to moments when kids are in compromising …

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ToeJam & Earl Back in the Groove review: too retro for its own good

Of all the retro game franchises to see a revival in the post-HD era, ToeJam & Earl is perhaps the strangest. A cult favourite though the original 1991 game may be, it’s obtuse, clumsy and painfully slow even by ’90s standards. The new game, Back in the Groove, makes no real …

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Morrison government heralds the hydrogen revolution

Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel is a vocal proponent of the technology, describing the potential export of solar-produced hydrogen as “shipping sunshine” to the world. Dr Finkel is developing a national hydrogen strategy with the support of the Council of Australian Governments. The government will on Friday release a discussion …

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The Defence Force is developing killer robots (with hearts of gold)

The idea is to identify what humans believe to be right and wrong and then program that into machines so they behave in the way humans would want them to. If a human would not shoot at schoolchildren crossing a market square, the researchers want to find a way of …

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And the winner of the political broken promises award goes to …

Thanks to Kevin Rudd and the changes he made in 2013, the Labor caucus now has leadership rules that make spills more difficult. If in government, Labor can only hold an election for a new leader if this is supported by at least 75 per cent of the federal parliamentary …

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O’Dwyer to crack down on ParentsNext providers

“The swimming lessons were clearly not an appropriate activity and the department took action as soon as it became aware of it,” Ms O’Dwyer said. Loading However, she defended the program, which she said would reduce intergenerational welfare dependency and provide a pathway into employment. “No government program is perfect, …

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Trump-Kim summit takes dramatic turn: lunch cancelled, signing in doubt

Earlier, in a major break with diplomatic protocol, Trump had allowed White House reporters to question Kim ahead of a meeting between the two sides. Kim had told reporters he would not be in Hanoi meeting with Trump if he was not committed to denuclearisation on the Korean peninsula. “If …

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World’s smallest baby boy goes home five months after birth

The child, whose name has not been released by hospital authorities, now weighs 3.2 kilograms, more than 12-times his original birth weight. But the baby is still lighter than the average full-term baby boy in Australia, who would weigh in at 3.3 kilograms. Loading The boy was so tiny at …

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