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‘God spoke to me’: Folau’s explanation to tribunal revealed

The Herald has also confirmed that Folau rejected overtures from RA that the parties enter into settlement talks before the code of conduct hearing started on May 4. Loading He then later told the tribunal, through his legal representatives, that he was willing to admit to a low-level breach of …

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Presence of a capable future leader hints at a possible revival for an exhausted party

Former prime ministers were absent because at least two of them are unsettling reminders of bitter civil war. The party’s only real parliamentary rock star, Julie Bishop, was absent for the same reason that its fastest-rising female talent, Kelly O’Dwyer, was missing, both retiring with a sense of hopelessness that …

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Forget humans, more than 1m could be using robots for financial advice

Mr Watson said Australia was a “laggard” in the uptake of robo-advice, but in other markets, the product had quickly gone from being on the fringes to the mainstream, and the same could happen here. He predicted the royal commission would “undoubtedly” accelerate the process, by hitting consumers’ trust in …

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No guarantee of a recall for Roughead, says Clarkson

“Five goals is a good effort. It’s a measure of the man he was able to go back and do that. We had a discussion on Wednesday around his omission, we spoke about the importance of carrying himself really, really strongly. He did that within the walls of our footy …

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‘I can see a disaster’: Principals concerned about online NAPLAN test

Philip Cachia, principal of Our Lady Help of Christians School in Brunswick East, said he wasn’t feeling confident. “I can see a disaster on the first day of NAPLAN,” he said. Students at his Catholic school spent up to 30 minutes trying to log on to the platform during nationwide …

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Myanmar passenger jet lands safely on nose after landing gear fails

The captain followed emergency procedures to dump fuel to reduce the landing weight, and made a safe landing at 9:09 a.m., said the statement. Video apparently was shot by one of the passengers and posted online showed an urgent but orderly evacuation of the passengers and crew. Passengers were seen …

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UN chief Antonio Guterres says climate change fight fading

He said he admired the solidarity New Zealand showed after the attack, and praised Ardern for helping implement new gun control laws and for urging other world leaders and tech companies to find a way to prevent acts of extremism from being shown online, after the gunman livestreamed his attack …

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Feted Cat Tim Kelly at peace with failed trade move to West Coast

Tim Kelly believes there was an element of fate behind his failed bid to join West Coast at the end of last year. The mature-age sensation from South Fremantle continued his red-hot start to 2019 on Sunday, racking up 36 disposals, 21 contested possessions, 11 clearances, eight inside 50s and …

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Melbourne woman dies after falling from a cliff in Japan

A Melbourne woman has died after falling from a cliff in Japan. The woman was walking the Kumano Kodo in Wakayama prefecture on May 10 with a friend when she fell, Japanese media has reported. A section of the Kumano Kodo trail, a sacred trail in Nachi, Wakayama, Japan.Credit:Credit: Shutterstock …

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Trump’s trade war may force RBA’s hand

Recent comments from RBA governor Philip Lowe have highlighted the importance the central bank is placing on the labour market as a determinant for its monetary policy decisions. In particular, Lowe flagged that a lift in the unemployment rate could be a decisive factor for a move lower to 1.25 …

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