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What’s on TV: Monday, May 27

“Taking the world of online dating offline,” is the tag for this Kiwi production putting 16 lissom youngsters on a tropical island, plying them with alcohol and pairing them up for a chance at a $100,000 prize for the last couple standing. You could say they’re monetising The Bachelor in …

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What’s on TV: Tuesday, May 28

Michael Mosley’s Reset SBS, 10pm He may not have practised medicine for 25 years, but Michael Mosley has gone to the bank in his tangential career of translating modern health sciences for a concerned middle-aged and Boomer audience (and a big hello to anyone who’s bought his diet book The …

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What’s on TV: Wednesday, May 29

Made to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the successful 1967 referendum recognising the rights of Aboriginal people to be recognised as citizens in their own country, this doco thoroughly deserves to be repeated on May 27 each year. A painstaking record of the long, slow fight over more than a …

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What’s on TV: Thursday, May 30

Ambulance Australia Ten, 8.40pm It’s Straya Day, which means a busy shift for the paramedics dealing with the blood, guts and puke of our national celebration. The season finale of this fly-on-the-wall-of-the-ambulance doco sees the unflappable crews dealing with a young lad who’s partied too hard (27 standard drinks, onya!), …

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Brimbank council to crack down on pokies after topping state in losses

The Alliance for Gambling Reform said Brimbank’s new policy was one of the strongest in the state and could set a precedent for councils across Australia. However Brimbank does not go as far as Darebin Council, which bans groups that operate a pokies venue from using council property, including sporting …

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We can’t let voluntary assisted dying negate our commitment to the ill

Today, my eyes, ears, hands and a chair are now my tools. I am intrigued by the strong smell of sweet pea and hyacinth that wafts through the first room I enter. “From our garden,” he informs me, “planted after the death of our second child.” He recalls their first meeting …

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Some cyclists are real jerks – and the rest of us pay for it

Why the aggro about a bit of gridlock?Credit:Alamy Not long after, a middle-aged man in Lycra on a bike that probably cost as much as a small Korean car stopped at an intersection in North Carlton. The traffic was backed up across the “Keep Clear” sign painted on the tarmac. …

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No fairytale finish for Muscat, Valeri as Hiroshima see off Victory

And rarely does an A-League club like Victory attract a foreigner of the calibre of Keisuke Honda, who was also playing the last game in his season long contract with the team. Given Muscat’s status as a bona fide legend not just of the club but the entire competition, it …

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Groin injury may sideline Joe Daniher

Star Essendon forward Joe Daniher has been added to the club’s injury list amid fears he’s had a recurrence of a groin injury that derailed his 2018 season. Daniher has played just four matches for the Bombers this season, making a surprise return to the AFL as a late call-up …

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Shorten finds himself in midfield

“As my mother-in-law Nella Hickey approaches her 105th birthday, I am curious as to who is Australia’s oldest living resident,” says Warwick Huntsdale of North Narooma. “Census details didn’t help but I have great faith in Column 8 readers to provide the answer.” There’s plenty of advice around regarding Jenny …

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