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Ten years’ jail for priest who raped boy to gratify ‘depraved desires’

Loading “Your acts deserve utter condemnation. “Your abuse of [the] family’s trust and your callousness in taking advantage of their dire situation in order to meet your lascivious and depraved desires is utterly disgraceful. Your supposed calling as a priest can only be seen as a part of this whole …

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Small improvements for new AirPods, but they’re still the best buds

Battery life has always been excellent, and has improved with this second generation, so you can listen for up to five hours on a single charge. In real world usage, I find I can get through an entire day without worrying about battery; starting with a 90 minute commute listening …

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A record share of Australians say humans cause climate change: poll

Only 4 per cent say “there is no such thing as climate change” – a share that has remained steady for the past decade. The survey found a record 65 per cent say climate change is already affecting Australia and is not just a challenge for the future. An all-time …

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Coal-fired power, coal mines continue to head toxic pollutants list

“All power stations should be required to install continuous stack monitoring,” James Whelan, an EJA researcher, said. Victorian power stations continue to dominate emissions of such toxins as mercury. Of the three brown-coal fired Latrobe Valley power stations, Alinta’s Loy Yang B plant emitted 280 kilograms, AGL’s Loy Yang A …

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New rules have changed the game and it’s harder to coach, says Scott

“I thought we had ourselves in a winning position for most of the game, but the game’s changed,” Scott said. “I mean, it’s a different game now. Going on last year’s averages, both teams could expect to score about nine points from centre bounces, and today with the rules the …

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‘Wild ride’: 43 revellers busted with drugs at Melbourne music festival

Police sniffer dogs caught 43 revellers carrying drugs at an electronic music festival that promised “a wild ride” at Flemington Racecourse on Saturday night. Thirty-nine of those arrested at the Paradigm Festival were issued with a caution. Three people have been charged on summons with possessing a drug of dependence. Meanwhile a …

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Systems, not resources causing emergency department backlog: Minister

Shadow health minister Sean L’Estrange cited recent communications from Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital bosses that an avoidable death would happen if the hospital wasn’t resourced properly. Mr L’Estrange said health experts had told the government they were under-resourced but it was ignoring them. “This is a government which loves to …

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Dogs come from clouds to down winged Hawks

But that shouldn’t take away from the spirited Dogs, who were led brilliantly in the midfield by Lachie Hunter and Jackson Macrae, both of whom had massive last quarters. Tom Liberatore was inspirational too, snapping a beauty in the pocket to extend the Dogs’ lead to 12 points, while Josh …

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Award in honour of Chautauqua would only add to The Championships

The award would only be given when a horse, trainer or jockey turn in a performance that is remarkable or unmatched. It might not be awarded every year. In the past five years, the recipients would have been Chautauaqua (of course), Godolphin’s Polarisation for winning the Sydney Cup twice after he …

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‘Can’t wait for slowest country’: Sims rebuffs Zuckerberg global plea

Australian competition tsar Rod Sims has rebuffed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s near-term hopes for national governments to treat social media giants and personal data in the same way with globally consistent laws. The Facebook chairman published an opinion article in The Washington Post on Sunday, pushing for more regulation around …

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