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Can online ‘save our show’ campaigns ever actually save a show?

Money. Either not enough people in the target demographic watch the show relative to other shows on the same ad-supported network, or not enough subscribers watch the show to justify the cost of another season. Sometimes there are issues with licensing from a non-network owned studio. But the answer is always …

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Adani no saviour of India’s poor, despite the rhetoric

Loading Landry could have convinced us that her passion for India’s poor was believable by simply speaking about it in Parliament. In her two terms, she has mentioned India approximately seven times. Between 2015 and now, she’s devoted five full speeches to talking about the jobs and economic benefits that …

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From the Archives: Officials drag Mrs Petrov into aircraft

The Prime Minister, Mr. Menzies, said early this morning that the Government would provide Mrs. Petrov, at Darwin and elsewhere, with the opportunity to say whether she wants to return to Russia. There was no evidence that she left Sydney under other than her own volition. Police, security officers, and …

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Key economist cited in climate row lends weight to Labor’s policy

With Prime Minister Scott Morrison accusing Opposition Leader Bill Shorten of posing a risk to the economy with his climate plan, the election debate has turned to the volume and price of the permits needed to meet the target. Loading Mr Morrison is ruling out an economy-wide carbon price and …

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‘Scare campaigns’ and ‘propaganda’: Why a fed-up Bill Shorten has turned on News Corp

And, facing growing scrutiny over the economic cost of driving down greenhouse gas emissions, the Opposition Leader lashed the “News Corp climate change deniers and of course their ally, the Prime Minister”. The public attacks follow his declaration that he has no intention of meeting Murdoch personally, breaking with the …

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The Cranberries farewell album: One more time with Dolores

The Cranberries’ Dolores O’Riordan, who died last year aged 46. And as Hogan listened back to them a month later he could hear something there that felt right, “like a gift that Dolores had left behind”, he says now. Could they? Should they? When the estates and record companies of …

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Doctors slam ‘reckless’ Qld pharmacy trial

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners president Dr Harry Nespolon warned that allowing pharmacists to prescribe antibiotics could drastically increase the risk of antibiotic resistance and create superbugs. “Antimicrobial resistance is a real community risk, which has seen GPs become the stewards of antibiotic prescribing,” he said. “Governments should be …

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Good riddance to Super Rugby’s silly team names

Scheduling several tour matches in a short time frame puts players and coaches under pressure to come up with good results. In previous decades, countless capable Wallabies were discovered in tough midweek matches. This is more rewarding than meaningless training camps where a never-ending list of coaches try to justify …

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Izzy-sized shadow hangs over Hooper’s century at the SCG

“I think for the Waratahs, for me I just feel sad in the situation that’s happened with Israel,” Wessels told media in Melbourne. Loading “I don’t know him personally so I can’t comment on the personal side of things but what I do know is he’s the number one try …

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Top Queensland judge criticises prosecutor

The other ground for appeal was that the judge erred in telling the jury not to consider that Ferri might have suffered a momentary loss of consciousness following the coughing fit. In a unanimous judgment that included two other justices, president of the court Justice Walter Sofronoff said the prosecutor …

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