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Jordan De Goey escapes with mid-foot sprain

Collingwood forward Jordan De Goey is in doubt for the season opener after suffering a mid-foot sprain when he landed from a marking attempt during match simulation at the Holden Centre on Friday. Injured: Jordan De Goey.Credit:AAP The Magpies will be in a better position to determine a likely return …

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Injury scare: De Goey to have scans

He enjoyed a breakout season last year, kicking 48 goals in 21 games and playing a pivotal role in the Magpies’ resurgence. Twelve of his goals came during the finals series, including three in the five-point grand final loss to West Coast. Jordan De Goey (centre) has had an injury …

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Indonesia-Australia to sign free trade agreement

Loading “Indonesia is the third largest democracy in the world with a fast growing economy, making the strengthening of our ties both strategically and economically important,” he said. “This a strong deal for both our countries, which will increase the two way flow of trade and investment, creating more opportunities …

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Embarrassment of snitches: Eight legal figures leaked to police, royal commission told

Loading In the commission’s first directions hearing on Friday morning, it was revealed police have referred another seven people who could have breached professional privilege. But Commissioner McMurdo said only one of the police contacts, a male solicitor who met with officers in April 2014, was identified by the force …

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Man robs Tooradin service station with sawn-off shotgun

A man purporting to purchase flavoured milk pulled out a sawn-off shotgun from underneath his shirt at a service station counter before fleeing with cash and cigarettes in a terrifying hold-up in in Melbourne’s outer south-east. The man, clad in a Furphy beanie and a Nina and Pasadena brand t-shirt, …

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Amazon’s Echo Sub adds bass, if not depth, to your smart speaker sound

The Sub works with any Echo, Echo Plus or Echo Show, as well as the new 3rd-gen Echo Dot. Unfortunately the older Echo Dots aren’t invited to the party. Loading Amazon’s subwoofer is more than capable of rocking a large room or outdoor area, thanks to a downward-firing 6-inch woofer …

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Left for dead: Man fighting for life after Epping hit-run

An unlicensed driver who left a man for dead at a set of traffic lights in Melbourne’s north on Thursday night has handed himself into police. A 26-year-old pedestrian was crossing High Street in Epping about 8pm when he was struck by a car, causing serious head injuries. He remains …

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Time for listening: government must listen to Indigenous people

On the one hand, Mr Morrison promised a new approach of genuine consultation with Indigenous people, putting an end to “lofty goals and bureaucratic targets” devised in Canberra that were “set up to fail”. In future he said Closing the Gap would put consultation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander …

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Expanding access to psychologists ‘would cost $2 billion’

Report author Sebastian Rosenberg, a fellow at the Australian National University’s Centre for Mental Health Research, said both scenarios were possible given that the Medicare benefits review had recommended “removing all constraint” of access to Medicare rebates. “The higher growth scenario is not unrealistic – it is a real possibility,” …

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‘Welfare to nowhere’: Senate committee slams government job program

Unemployed Australians are finding work in spite of, not because the government’s $7.3 billion job-seeker program, a Senate committee has found. The Jobactive program, which has already been slated for overhaul by the government, was labelled “not fit for purpose” and “failing those it intended to serve”. A review into …

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