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Gallen casts a spell on Suncorp as Sharks win Magic Round opener

Fifita was meant to celebrate 200 career games back in the Shire next Sunday afternoon but looks certain to join the likes of Wade Graham, Shaun Johnson, Aaron Woods and Matt Moylan in the casualty ward. At least Moylan is some chance to return next weekend against Manly. Cronulla clung …

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Archie ‘will be a prince – but not while the Queen reigns’

The Queen could have chosen to make an immediate exception to the rule. In 2012 she issued Letters Patent declaring that all the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s children would be styled Prince or Princess and would have the title of “royal highness”. But the Standard reported that Harry and …

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Wallaby selectors meet to discuss Cup as Qantas boss backs action on Folau

‘‘We don’t sponsor something to get involved in controversy. That’s not part of the deal,’’ Joyce told the AFR. ‘‘We expect our partners to take the appropriate action.’’ It’s an issue for every potential sponsor for Rugby Australia, ever. They have to manage it . . . and shame on …

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NSW keen to poach Magic Round from Queensland

Bankwest is already scheduled to host the Rugby League World Cup 9s on October 18-19 this year and will be in the mix to attract other local and international events. The redevelopment of Allianz Stadium could also be completed by the time Magic Round is next up for grabs, providing …

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Ben Wyatt, the lucky treasurer with a debt legacy he can’t quite shake

But if you thought all of this good luck money was going towards paying off debt, you’d be wrong. In the years and months before and after the 2017 state election, Premier Mark McGowan and Mr Wyatt rightly criticised the massive extent of the debt weighing down the state budget. …

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How the American bald eagle could play a role in saving our koala

“The plight of the Koala now falls on his shoulders.” The Australia Koala Foundation wants similar legislation to the United States’ Bald Eagle Act which has protected its fauna emblem, the bald eagle, since 1973. In the United States, the bald eagle – which was reduced to 417 breeding pairs …

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Queensland coroner calls for prisoner mental health reform following deaths

Mr Ryan particularly questioned the service’s policy of giving prisoners toiletries that could be used for self-harm within the first month of them being admitted to prison. 2014 death in custody The 54-year-old man, a former firefighter and psychiatric nurse with a successful 16-year career in Toowoomba, had a long …

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No rules against Queensland Labor mining ads, but move could backfire

Loading The ads were run in areas of the state where the federal Labor campaign has struggled to gain traction due to the perception Labor is anti-mining. Political law expert Professor Graeme Orr said there was nothing in the rules which prevented the state Labor government from running ads using …

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New A-League expansion teams to be given bigger salary cap

It grants a small but significant advantage to the new teams and is a sign that all stakeholders recognise the A-League’s 11th and 12th teams must be given every opportunity to succeed from the start, with another round of failed expansion likely to have disastrous consequences for the sport. Loading …

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Bursting the tree frog bubble

“I hate to burst a cherished bubble but frogs (C8) are not the cute and cuddly creatures we are encouraged to believe they are,” advises Michael Fox of Gerringong. “Tree frogs, in particular, are real gutses and will attempt to swallow any other living creature they can catch and stuff …

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