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NSW water woes worsen with river to dry up as tomato town faces crisis

Burrendong Dam “could run dry before June 2020 without significant rainfall”, WaterNSW said in a statement. That prediction includes taking into account transfers from Windamere Dam, near Mudgee, which is itself just below one-third capacity. Garry Hall, a farmer near the Macquarie Marshes downstream from Warren, said the Macquarie River …

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Attempted murder charge after cop allegedly stabbed with scissors

“His family is with him. Police are with him but he is currently in theatre,” she said. “He is in a stable but serious condition.” The dramatic incident began when police were questioning a man at Inala Civic Centre about 2.10pm on Sunday, a police spokeswoman said. “They were speaking …

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‘They wanted to put it right’: Corica says revenge inspired thrashing

That’s for them to worry about now – the Sky Blues can look forward to another grand final, on Sunday night at Optus Stadium against Perth Glory. One more win will cap off Corica’s rookie season as coach in the best possible fashion. Loading “I’m excited, mate,” Corica said. “I’m …

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Freddy and the dreamers: Blues picture clearer after magical weekend

As this column understands it, the momentum is with Reynolds, who played two losing matches for NSW in 2016. Reynolds and Keary make sense, not just because they combined at Souths to win the 2014 premiership before Keary joined the Roosters and won a comp there, too. He plays on …

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Witnesses in case of accused child abuser Malka Leifer denied court time

In what was scheduled to be a full day in an open court, Sunday’s hearing in Jerusalem was closed for one hour and ended in less than two hours. While two prosecution witnesses appeared to provide evidence for cross-examination, Judge Lomp ruled they would submit in writing in order to …

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Three domestic violence orders broken every hour in Queensland

Extra conditions can be added to the order, such as a ban on contacting the aggrieved or coming within a certain distance of them. Across the state in 2001 there were 6500 breaches compared with 27,499 in 2018 — an increase of 323 per cent. In the greater Brisbane area, …

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Brumbies top Australian conference after try blitz over Sunwolves

It also silenced those who criticised the Brumbies for using their rolling maul as an attacking weapon, even though the ACT side has scored more tries than any of its Australian rivals. Loading The players were undeterred by the external talk and while they hit top gear in attack, they …

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Sydney FC has a new breed of obsession with ‘bling’

For the 12,141 fans who braved a cold Sunday night, it was perfection. That it was on display against their fiercest rivals made it all the sweeter, and it was delivered with a ruthlessness absent in their infancy. It began with sustained pressure and, inside three minutes, successive set-pieces prized …

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Fresh calls to introduce cages to boost bus driver safety

The Parker Simmonds Solicitors and Lawyers litigation director said taxi drivers experienced similar issues, including passenger abuse. Mr Simmonds said he had acted for WorkCover claims from drivers subjected to drunken assaults and king hits, as well as verbal abuse and spitting. “Protective driver compartments in buses and taxis are …

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