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Roo sidelined for six weeks as Giant cops suspension for off-the-ball bump

It’s a match many are already predicting the Kangaroos to be playing in as two convincing wins against Carlton then GWS leave them atop conference A with a dominant percentage of 256.4. It’s a devastating blow for 22-year-old Riddell in her debut AFLW season, after Kangaroos coach Scott Gowans picked her …

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Senate passes refugee medical transfer bill 36 votes to 34

“It will only apply to people who are there [currently],” the Victorian senator said when explaining his decision. “The Home Affairs department they assured me today they [the refugees] will remain in detention in some manner or form – they will not be coming here and wandering around the streets …

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Not a charade: Bill, Melinda Gates defend billionaire philanthropists

Though the foundation’s worldwide contributions to combatting diseases like polio and malaria are indisputable, some see the couple’s influence as unchecked and resulting in mixed success. Loading The latest criticisms are more existential, challenging whether their level of wealth is good for society and whether it’s functional to rely on …

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If Beale Street Could Talk: A sublime love story to make you angry

It’s a sublime movie, no question. Jenkins take James Baldwin’s 1974 novel, set in New York City, and finds a tone that pays respect to Baldwin’s tough but elegant prose, without losing sight of the filmmakers’ creed: make it your own, not just highlights of the book. Jenkins is well …

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Derryn Hinch throws future of refugee medical transfer bill into doubt

Loading “I’ve made it quite clear I still believe offshore processing. But I just want to see before I make any decision where everything is at.” Senator Hinch, who backed the bill when it cleared the Senate in December, said he would make a decision after receiving the Australian Security …

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How Xbox’s ‘Netflix for games’ is expanding players’ horizons

By the numbers In fact Matt Percy, head of planning for Game Pass at Microsoft, says players’ game time generally increases 20 per cent once they join Game Pass, and the number of different games they play goes up by 40 per cent. Microsoft’s Matt Percy, head of planning for …

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Melbourne Express, Wednesday, February 13, 2019

We’re logging off – have a lovely day everyone. Transport network and traffic aren’t looking too bad, and it’ll stay cool all day, so dust off your winter jacket. Also, it’s world radio day today, which UNESCO says is the anointed day to “celebrate radio as a medium”. So pull …

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Vulnerable women trapped by changes to bail laws

The legislation was introduced as a way to counter injustice for women who were terrified for their lives following often chronic abuse, who were being convicted of murder. In fact, a review of the legislation after five years showed that 25 men were sentenced under the defensive homicide legislation, primarily …

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Labor pledges new Health Reform Commission to safeguard Medicare

“It will transcend our three-year federal election cycle, while also finding ways to forge consensus across the Commonwealth-State divide. “Its job will be to shepherd important innovations from their conceptual stage to reality – even when they take many years to deliver.” The opposition health spokeswoman will seek to portray …

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Murray-Darling water flows worsen despite $8.5 billion cash splash, analysis finds

Research by the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists has found that despite about 2000 billion litres of water being recovered for the environment under the basin plan so far – 63 per cent of the plan’s total – water flows have generally not improved or have become worse. This is …

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