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More flow, less clutter: who will benefit from new AFL rules

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size To quote Bob Dylan, The times they are a changin’. Footy will have a new look this year. The league has unveiled a package of rule and interpretation changes after almost a year’s consultation and analysis. “We have listened to our fans, …

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Singer R. Kelly due in court on assault charges

Grammy-winning R&B singer R. Kelly, who for years has faced allegations that he abused women and underage girls, is due in court in Chicago to hear charges that he sexually assaulted four people, including three teenagers. The 52-year-old, whose real name is Robert Kelly, was charged with a 10-count indictment …

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Smile: Some airliners have cameras on seat-back screens

A passenger on a Singapore flight posted a photo of the seat-back display last week, and the tweet was shared several hundred times and drew media notice. Buzzfeed first reported that the cameras are also on some American planes. A United spokeswoman repeatedly told a reporter on Friday that none …

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Heritage fight looms over hallowed ground

Illustration: Matt Golding “It’s a very important building in a very historic site and we don’t want to see it turned into a business,” Mr Craig said. “It wasn’t gifted to [the Anglican Church] by the state of Victoria, but by the colony of Victoria.” The proposed 117-place childcare centre …

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Local favourites star as Crows demolish the Dockers in Darwin

Adelaide have inflicted a first AFLW defeat on Fremantle after cruising to a 42-point win in Darwin on Saturday. The inspired South Australians prevailed 9.11.65 to 3.5.23 at TIO Oval in front of a crowd of 1734, with local favourites Danielle Ponter, Stevie-Lee Thompson and Angela Foley playing starring roles. …

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Nostalgia rules as Tim Ross helps put old-school motels back on the map

“Even if you went to a 1960s motel in 1978 it still felt really fresh and new,” Tim Ross says.Credit:Dominic Lorrimer In the middle of that moment is Ross, who is extolling the virtues of the sentimental family holiday in his new show, Motel, which celebrates the roadside pit stop. …

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Thursday Picks: Secrets of Harrods, Trust Me, Miss Fisher

This latest in SBS’ series of documentaries charting the histories of some of the world’s most enduring commercial enterprises goes behind the counter at London’s famous department store. There are some fascinating tidbits about the structure of the building and the store’s connection with historical events such as Scott’s expedition …

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Friday March 1 Picks: The Heights, The Erectionman, Neighbours

With vital plotlines and fleshed out characters, this housing commission soap is fast becoming essential Friday-night viewing. Tonight, heavy themes of belonging, loss and loneliness are explored, as the future of the abandoned baby, “Patch”, dangles in the hands of the authorities. Even the minor players have clearly done their …

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Critics’ Choice: Trust Me, Miss Fisher, Tin Star

Miss Fisher looks as much fun to make as it is to watch.Credit:Seven There’s a cheeky reference to some Australian media icons in this episode of the groovified Miss Fisher franchise. A television host called Billy Carson and a network owner called Rupert Maddox are wrapped up in a case …

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He was Federal Parliament’s first libertarian senator. Is he the last?

“And there is another factor – I don’t much enjoy being famous. I liked it when I was a more private person.” Loading Leyonhjelm is famously consistent. He is frustrated about any interference with his personal freedom, whether from government or infamy. In his political work, too, he has a …

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