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West Coast Eagles stars Kennedy and Hurn sign new deals

Kennedy, 31, had been hoping for a two-year deal to take his career to 2021. The powerhouse goal-sneak is in the closing stages of a rehabilitation program after suffering toe and foot soreness early into the New Year while approaching his 14 th AFL season. He had a delayed start to …

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Greens pick barrister to fight Labor in seat formerly known as Batman

Mr Risstrom did not answer calls. Loading The announcement comes three weeks after Ms Bhathal sensationally quit the Greens’ Victorian branch after 18 years, saying she had been forced out by a “brutal” and “sanctimonious” internal culture that sabotaged the party’s chances of winning Batman from Labor. Ms Bhathal nominated …

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Reserve Bank says falling house prices will not derail the economy

He said while there had been a correction in the Sydney and Melbourne housing markets, prices there were still up to 70 per cent higher than where they stood a decade ago. “I understand that these swings in housing prices are difficult for some in our community. We should, though, …

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Hickey ready to step up for Cats at home

She finally got back on the park in last weekend’s 29-point loss away to Adelaide. “To be honest, last week we got hit really hard, really early and I feel like we all went into shock,” Hickey said at the adidas Ultraboost 19 launch. Geelong’s Melissa Hickey (right) is looking …

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Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Buds and Watch Active

Having spent around an hour listening to them, I’m impressed by their sound quality to size ratio. The bass sounds pretty strong, and the high notes are clear, displaying the delicacies of Dario Marianelli’s Dawn and the anguish of Pvris’ What’s Wrong with equal skill. They’re definitely a step up …

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‘Shot in the face’: Man fights for life, gunman on the run, after shooting in Point Cook

A gunman is on the run after reportedly shooting a man in the face in Point Cook in the city’s south-west overnight. The shooting occurred at a house on Spraypoint Drive in Sanctuary Lakes just before 11pm on Thursday. Police have been told that the victim, a 53-year-old Point Cook man, was …

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Melbourne Express, Friday, February 22, 2019

And that’s it from us today, and for the week. Bourke St killer James Gargasoulas will soon hear his fate in the Supreme Court, while the first AFLX match will be played tonight. Check back to The Age website for updates throughout the day. Have a lovely weekend. Enjoy the …

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China, not Iran, still the main suspect in hacking of Australia’s political parties, say sources

But Australian sources with detailed knowledge of the hack, who are not allowed to speak on the record about the information to which they are privy, said the Mabna link was an unlikely theory and that China remained the suspect. They said that the sophistication of the attack meant only …

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Labor vows to dramatically expand bank compensation scheme

This will include allowing consumers to get their case reheard if they feel they missed out in the past because of a “bad decision” by the banking industry’s own ombudsman or by the courts. Labor says it will expand the compensation scheme. Credit:Jessica Shapiro “Labor will make the big banks …

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The coal, hard facts: Australia could follow Germany’s phase-out model

The commission is made up of representatives of utilities, electricity users, local communities, NGOs, academics and state and federal governments. Loading The coal commission has recommended that Germany phase out the use of coal for electricity by 2038 or perhaps 2035, starting with a rapid reduction in coal power plant …

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