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Hawks continue Giants’ MCG woes with emphatic win

The loss continued the Giants’ woes at the home of football, where they have now lost seven of their past eight games for an overall record of two wins from 16. The ground should suit their style but at no stage did they appear up for the fight against a …

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Budget and economy threat grows for election victor

While the budget is predicated on wages growing by 2.75 per cent in 2019-20 and then 3.25 per cent, the RBA predicts wages will rise by 2.5 per cent next year and then a modest 2.6 per cent in 2020-21. Wages, and the personal income tax revenue they deliver, are …

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‘The wave is breaking at the right moment’: Labor targets undecided voters in final week

As Shorten begins the final week of the campaign, his pitch to voters has a new urgency. “There are now six days to win this election … and change the country for the better. Australians are tuning in, people are making up their minds,” he said. For Labor, the focus …

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TV networks to run election ads on streaming apps during blackout

Free-to-air networks will still show election advertising on television during the so-called blackout period this week by allowing paid political campaigns to be watched through their digital catch-up apps or on smart TVs. A legally-enforced blackout period will be in place from 12am on Thursday until the polls close on …

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Gunmen storm five-star hotel in Pakistan, killing guard

The military said Saturday that one security guard was killed in the attack and that all guests were safely evacuated from the Pearl Continental hotel in Gwadar. Senior security officials had said the four attackers were killed. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity as they were not authorised to …

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Germany’s Angela Merkel should serve full term, says heir apparent

Merkel, 64, has run Germany since 2005 but agreed to step down as CDU leader after losing votes in the 2017 general election to the far-right Alternative for Germany, which ran on an anti-immigration platform. Kramp-Karrenbauer, known as AKK for short, has since struggled to make an impression. Support for …

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Rampe to learn fate for goal post climb

AFL laws stipulate “a free kick shall be awarded against a player or official who intentionally shakes a goal or behind post (either before or after a player has disposed of the football)”. The free kick would have been awarded on the goal line, which would have meant a certain …

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Brexit Party has more support than Theresa May’s Conservatives: poll

The party, fronted by Farage and founded only last month, would take 34 per cent of the vote in the May 23 election, compared with 21 per cent for Labour and just 11 per cent for May’s Conservatives. The Liberal Democrats would get 12 per cent. Opinium’s separate poll asking …

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A federal election is just six days away – apparently policy purity will have to come later

It has all the hallmarks of a fiscal stimulus measure. It pulls forward into the market those people earning less than $125,000 who currently face saving a little bit more to reach the 20 per cent threshold. Loading That’s a group of people coming into the market who, bidding against …

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Class wins out as Cats keep valiant Roos at arm’s length

Jordan Clark celebrates a goal for Geelong.Credit:AAP North kept pressing, even well into the final term. Brown, however, summed up their day when he fumbled as he tried to gather while running into an open goal. He attempted to salvage the situation, but a toe poke also came up short. …

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