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Healthscope cuts guidance as independent expert gives nod to $4.4b deal

Private hospital operator Healthscope has downgraded its earnings guidance for fiscal 2019 as an independent expert found Canadian investment group Brookfield’s $4.4 billion takeover offer for the group was “fair and reasonable”. Healthscope is now targeting full-year earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation for the core hospital business of …

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We can’t afford to be complacent about gun laws

How many of these illicit weapons are stashed away in suburbia is unknown, though the commission conservatively estimates there may be about 260,000 unregistered or prohibited firearms out there, including fully automatic and semi-automatic assault rifles. In 2017, the Home Affairs Department conducted another national gun amnesty, though it did …

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Ashlee can’t move her legs but she’s a certified scuba diver

Ms Florrimell was one of four participants of the eight-day RAIDaptive scuba diving course for people with paraplegia or quadriplegia, hosted by Sargood on Collaroy, which offers specialist accommodation for people with spinal cord injury, and run by Snorkel and Dive Safari Swansea. Loading Sargood hosted Australia’s first course last …

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It’s a funny game, but the same teams are laughing in 2019

The Broncos were predicted to be the team most likely to capitalise on the Annesley revolution. But Brisbane are 1-4, as are Queensland’s other two NRL teams, the Titans and the Cowboys, both of whom have halves who prefer the playground style. It’s the clinical teams – the Storm, the …

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Tiger’s triumph inspires surf great Slater

But two years ago, Slater suffered the worst injury of his career when he badly broke his foot.He was candid on Tuesday, saying this might be the last time he competes at Bells Beach. But just as Woods stared down his rivals in a dramatic fourth round at Augusta’s Amen …

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Key defender Brayden Maynard to remain a Pie until 2022

Maynard’s extension will mean he will be a free agent, restricted or unrestricted, when that contract runs out – if he does not extend it in the meantime. The deal will take him up to the end of the current collective bargaining agreement, when a new pay deal will be …

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Magpies set to go head-to-head with Neale

Neale has emerged as one of this year’s Brownlow Medal favourites after a barnstorming start to the season for the Lions, racking up 40 or more disposals in each of his last three games. Neale was tagged by Greenwood in round 23 last year – which turned out to be …

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Man stabbed in chest in Bunbury beach carpark

A man was stabbed in the chest in one of two separate beach carpark muggings in South Bunbury on Saturday. Police said a man armed with a knife approached victims at 12pm and 1.30pm in the carpark at Mindalong Beach. One victim in his 40s received life-threatening injuries, the second an …

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Burns anointed Inglis’ long-term heir as Souths eye short-term fixes

While Burns is seen as the long-term centre by his teammates, the club is understood to be still keen on luring Broncos youngster Gehamat Shibasaki to the club. There have also been talks about bringing Bryson Goodwin back from Warrington. They are likely to remain in the hunt for a …

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Theatre fans with autism ready for ‘relaxed performance’ of West Side Story

“It’s great, as you get to relax and enjoy it as a family,” Ms Green said. “Usually you’re on edge all the time, wondering if he’ll yell out and get up. It takes the pressure off.” Louisa Robertson, Opera Australia’s executive producer of major projects, spearheaded the idea after consulting …

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