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Oscars 2019 LIVE: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s show-stopping moment

Actor in a Leading Role Christian Bale, ViceBradley Cooper, A Star Is BornWillem Dafoe, At Eternity’s GateRami Malek, Bohemian RhapsodyViggo Mortensen, Green Book Winner: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody It’s always such a bittersweet moment, the in Memoriam segment. It’s great to pay homage to all those heavyweights who have died in …

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‘A free-for-all’: Riewoldt lashes players over AFL illicit drug policy

The AFL is set to review its contentious “two-strike” policy this year. Long-time Saints captain Riewoldt, who retired in 2017, said the issue was “out of control”. “The AFL, by their own admission on their own website, what the policy is designed to do is to identify players with substance …

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Victims rue Vatican ‘damp squib’ summit as bishops promise action

There would be new laws for the Vatican city state and the Curia – the Vatican bureaucracy – on the protection of minors. These laws, Lombardi conceded, had been worked on for months already. There would be new taskforces around the world to help national bishops deal with allegations of …

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Oppo to launch 5G smartphone with 10x ‘lossless’ zoom

Both the main camera and the telephoto camera use optical image stabilisation, which should keep blurry shots at bay. In testing out a prototype phone with the new camera I was impressed with how well it coped with camera shake while zoomed in, despite my intentional attempts to put the …

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On Samsung’s tail: Huawei unveils foldable 5G phone

The Mate X is the answer to a question Huawei faced as it sought to satisfy smartphone users’ demands for bigger screens and longer battery life, said Richard Yu, CEO of the company’s consumer business group. “How can we bring the more big innovation to this smartphone industry?” Yu said …

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Scott Morrison pledges $2 billion, 10-year boost to Direct Action fund in election climate pitch

Critics will interpret the extra investment as a concession Australia was not on track to meet its obligations to reduce emissions by 26-28 per cent by 2030 “in a canter”, as Mr Morrison has said repeatedly since becoming Prime Minister in August. However, government sources said the $2 billion-plus plan …

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Labor to slug banks with $640 million ‘fairness fund’ to support financial counselling

Labor’s financial services spokeswoman Clare O’Neil said the fund would help “rebalance the power between consumers and players in the sector”. “The people that use services like financial counselling are some of the most vulnerable in Australia,” she said. “There just aren’t enough supports there for them at the moment.” …

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‘Lot of grief’ as acute water shortages threaten drought-hit NSW towns

“There’s an acute water shortage in a substantial amount of western NSW,” says James McTavish, the state’s new Town Water Supply Coordinator who is three weeks into the job. The so-called northern wet season from October to March has brought little rain to ease drought across inland NSW. Credit:Bureau of …

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On climate change, Scott Morrison is embracing politics as the art of the possible

Scott Morrison has spent his six months as Prime Minister quietly working to craft a policy response that balances the differing views inside his divided administration and counters the public’s doubts over the government’s climate change credentials. Loading The final product – a $2 billion injection over 10 years – …

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Dan Tehan warns against crackdown on admissions standards for teaching degrees

“That is why I am opposed to any policy that would restrict Indigenous, rural and regional students from studying teaching. Supporting non-metropolitan students to become teachers is essential to address the needs of rural, regional and remote communities,” he will tell the summit. Loading “That is why I strongly believe …

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