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Carlton, Collingwood coaches in the dark over AFLW rule change

Loading “The umpires came into the rooms to have a chat to us about the game, and remarked upon the new interpretation, and I said ‘what are you talking about’? “That’s something we’ll bring up with the umpiring department. We’d like to know a touch earlier than half an hour …

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Victoria bushfires: Homes lost, residents told to ‘too late to leave’ as Bunyip, Gembrook fires burn

The two homes have also been lost in Budgeree-Wilsons Promontory fires, near Morwell, incident controller for those blazes, Peter West, told ABC radio. “Unfortunately we’ve had confirmed two house loses with the fire and some unconfirmed reports about other assets,” Mr West said. Authorities have confirmed three property loses so …

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Graduate course builds nurses’ confidence, skills

Barr, an Alfred Health nurse, is part of an annual intake of about 175 nurses who complete Alfred Health’s graduate nurse program. The program is designed to support first-year registered nurses to develop knowledge and skills to further their careers. Barr, who completed his nursing degree at the Australian Catholic …

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Michael J. Fox opens up about battle with Parkinson’s disease, recent spinal surgery

“I was having this recurring problem with my spinal cord. I was told it was benign but if it stayed static I would have diminished feeling in my legs and difficulty moving. Then all of a sudden I started falling – a lot. It was getting ridiculous,” he said. Things …

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Top 10 gardening books

TOP 10GARDENING #1YATES TOP 50 INDOOR PLANTS AND HOW NOT TO KILL THEM!Angie ThomasHarperCollins $35. #2HABITATA.B. BishopMurdoch Books $39.99 #3AUSTRALIAN DREAMSCAPESClaire TakacsHardie Grant $70. #4THE LITTLE BOOK OF HOUSE PLANTS AND OTHER GREENERYEmma SibleyQuadrille Publishing $12.99 #5THE VILLAGEMatt Purbrick & Lentil PurbrickPlum $45. #6RHS PRACTICAL CACTUS AND SUCCULENT BOOKZia Allaway …

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Dance Massive performers and choreographers share their childhood dance memories

Contemporary choreographer Lucy Guerin (centre) with dancers Jessie Oshodi and Benjamin Hancock. In Guerin’s first dance performance, aged 5, she fell off the stage.Credit:Josh Robenstone ? When I was about six years old, I did a solo classical eisteddfod and Mum had choreographed my routine. But suddenly at the end, …

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The disturbing case of the man behind The Woman in the Window

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. Plagiarism in fiction is difficult to prove, and rarely prompts copyright lawsuits. Most intellectual property experts agree that plots and ideas aren’t protected by copyright, because there are so many familiar tropes, and writers often draw inspiration from earlier works. At Morrow, …

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Books that Changed Me: Matt Howard

Obviously a classic and still much-revered, the themes of this novel are timeless and resonate just as strongly today. Set during the Great Depression, the story follows a family of “Okies” – poor migrant farmers from Oklahoma – as they head west seeking work. Its last few pages are unforgettable. …

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‘Do not disturb while driving’: bid to block Wi-Fi on drivers’ phones

This could include a new function built into smartphones that would block calls and messages if the phone detects that a driver is travelling above a certain speed. Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack has written to Telstra, Apple, Google and Optus asking them to consider new driver safety technology. “I …

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No longer an ‘optional extra’: the Liberal Party faces its ‘woman problem’

In 2016, the Liberals set a non-enforceable target of 50 per cent female candidates by 2025. But senior members of the party, including federal president Nick Greiner, concede it is unlikely to be met. “It’s tough from where we are now, given the realities of the timetable,” Greiner said last …

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