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The familiar faces you’re about to see turning chairs on The Voice

“It’s so scary when you’ve been there before because you’re expected to nail it,” she said. But experience “doesn’t mean anything in that quiet room”. Anything can happen. Viewers will see other familiar faces, including Young Talent Time’s Joey Dee and Lee Harding, who placed third in the 2005 season …

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Police ‘forgot’ to inform the royal commission about Gobbo’s history as an informer

Loading The royal commission’s initial terms of reference were to examine Ms Gobbo’s role as a registered source from 2005 to 2009, and how her informing may have compromised the convictions of dozens of clients. The professed blunder raises fresh concerns about the competence of Victoria Police to manage investigations …

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Morrison calls for more civil debate after ‘nasty’ campaign

Loading The recent incident in which a One Nation van was set alight in Tasmania, was “not Australian”, Mr Morrison said. Mr Morrison’s win, which comes on the back of his almost solo campaign, has been described as a chance for the Prime Minister to establish a new agenda for …

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The Chaser fights for the right to poke fun at Queensland pollies

While people are generally free to poke fun at politicians – within the boundaries of defamation law – footage of MPs from the Queensland Parliament cannot be used for satire or ridicule, political advertising or commercial advertising, under the terms and conditions of its use. Loading Reucassel, a member of …

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How comfortable are you with your phone tracking your every move?

“They’d both been geo-located at the courts for the same time over several days, thanks to their locations being turned on,” she said. The data gathered by apps on how we move around during our day-to-day activities is immensely valuable to app developers, who can sell it to third parties, …

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Shock Coalition win set to boost housing sentiment

“With the Labor government no longer being a possibility, it’s back to normal,” Mr Le Mesurier said. White Funds Management managing director Angus Gluskie said that although the banks still faced challenges, the election result “removes one of the growing areas of risk”. Loading “People’s concerns about the further weakness …

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Hawke’s departing tip

When news emerged of a UAP volunteer allegedly exposing himself at a polling place, Phil Sinclair of North Turramurra wondered if they were perhaps “seeking to bring new meaning to the term democracy sausage?” Well, there goes our appetite. Paul Taylor notes that “here in Murwillumbah last week, our drinking …

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It may be awkward, but Andrews and Morrison need to co-operate

While Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews was keen on Sunday to mollify a re-elected Coalition federal government, the new detente did not last long. Yesterday morning, the state’s Transport Infrastructure Minister, Jacinta Allan, flatly rejected Scott Morrison’s $4 billion campaign pledge to resurrect the East West Link and refused Josh Frydenberg’s …

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Coles to start selling ‘ugly’ fruit and vegetables at a discount

Prices seen by The Age indicates that shoppers could save between 10 and 30 per cent on products in the range, however, a Coles spokesman said that there were no hard and fast rules about how big the discounts would be. Coles says the “I’m Perfect” products will always be …

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Fittler set to lock in Blues team before final auditions

The group have ramped up their conversations in recent weeks but know it would take a miracle performance, injury or suspension to get them to alter their line-up. It happened last year when prop David Klemmer played the house down for Canterbury on the final weekend and cemented his spot. …

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