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Mike Willesee, a shy genius who sensed his destiny

As a result of the Labor Party split of the mid-50s, his family would move sharply away from the church, coinciding with puberty for young Michael. “Lying in bed one night I had a moment of clarity,” he would later write. “I was attracted to girls. Which led to the …

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B.One Eazy is a super simple smart home hub

Get smart In return for its compact design, the little Eazy forgoes the Bluetooth, Zigbee and Z-Wave wireless standards supported by the more expensive B.One Hub. This might leave you in the lurch if you have a home full of low-powered smart devices such as door and window sensors. It …

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How will you feel if Pell’s appeal is successful?

Cardinal George Pell was a divisive figure over his career. Confident in his own beliefs, he came over as stubborn, arrogant, conservative and incapable of moving with the times. His views on abortion and homosexuality put him at odds with people like me. Actually, I was reasonably confident I wouldn’t …

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Steven May to make his Demons debut next week

The 27-year-old was co-captain at the Suns before Melbourne handed over selection six to secure May and Kade Kolodjashnij from the Gold Coast. Loading The Demons will be without speedster Jeff Garlett who dislocated his shoulder for the next two to three weeks. Goodwin said Garlett had suffered similar injuries …

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Morrison government announces funding for community environment projects

He said a strong economy enabled the government funding and “only the Liberal and Nationals government can protect the environment without raising taxes”. Loading Under the program, up to 20 projects in every electorate will receive grants of $2500 to $20,000. Local clubs, Indigenous groups, Landcare groups, schools and other community …

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Tigers happy for Tom Lynch to tell them when he is ready to play

Lynch has not played since round 14 last season and arrived at Richmond via free agency, with the Tigers aware he would need to recover from his knee injury. Loading In doubt for round one he told reporters last week he wanted to play but conceded he wasn’t sure whether …

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Record smashed at packed auction of Mirka Mora’s works

The mixed media piece, depicting human faces, birds, fish and snakes, hung in Mirka and husband Georges’ Tolarno restaurant in the 1970s. Hundreds of art collectors, and art lovers seeking their own piece of Mirka, as her son William put it, packed Leonard Joel’s South Yarra auction house over a …

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‘Disgusting’: Wallaroos captain caught in Super W biting scandal

“That’s pretty damning from that vision we’ve just seen,” Mitchell said. “I think we will hear more and we should. That is disgusting and it’s not a part of our game, especially from an Australian representative and a captain at that.” Clough reported the alleged incident to match referee Lara …

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Don’t write us off, says Saints chief

It was only a pre-season game but after a week of woe it was a crucial win to correct the perception the Saints’ season was sliding before it began, St Kilda CEO Matthew Finnis told the players after they beat North Melbourne in a pre-season clash on Saturday. Finnis was …

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