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‘Conflict fatigue’: Albanese rises with a message for the suburbs

Shattered by the election loss to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, senior Labor figures have thrown open a debate on every major policy, including a rethink on franking credits, negative gearing and whether to propose a market mechanism to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The policy review will follow the formal deadline …

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Why did so many working class suburbs back the Liberals?

Riverwood has a median household income of about $1000 a week, roughly $425 below the national median. While other parts of the electorate look out on the Georges River, the view from Riverwood is more likely to be the M5 freeway. The Liberal member for Banks, David Coleman, could have …

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David Speers moves to the ABC’s Insiders in a blow to Sky News

Speers is reported to be among Sky’s highest paid hosts while his new employer, the ABC, is facing an $84 million budget cut that managing director David Anderson warned would produce staff cuts and disruptions to the national broadcaster’s content. The ABC’s Michael Rowland, co-host of the national broadcaster’s TV …

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Cleary gets Panthers home, but has he won over Fittler?

For weeks now, Blues coach Brad Fittler has been talking until he’s blue in the face about Cleary’s effort. In that second-half minute, now we all realise what he’s been saying. Now does he gamble, like Cleary did back on half-way, and pick a playmaker whose side has only just …

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Modi’s nationalists secure historic election victory, promises inclusive India

Modi’s victory boosted financial markets as investors expect his government to continue to pursue economic reforms. He will be under pressure to provide work opportunities for the tens of millions of young people coming on to the job market in the next few years and to boost depressed farm incomes. …

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Folau battle not the only threat to Castle’s wall

The turbulent Israel Folau cloud will hover over Raelene Castle’s head for some time. But Rugby Australia’s chief executive has several other major issues she also has to be right on top of. While the Folau issue has divided Australian rugby, the threat of Foxtel substantially cutting rugby’s lush broadcasting …

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Queensland artists are victims of interstate ‘bias’, portrait prize director says

“I do a bit of portrait painting myself, in dealing with other artists a lot have ended up sending portraits interstate for a prize and they were invariably sent back because the interstate competitions have locational bias,” she said. “We thought we don’t we have something here [Brisbane]. It would …

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US Defence Department funds Queensland concussion research study

“They actually put a call out for people interested in looking at post-trauma headache, and since we’d already noticed a number of our patients had been susceptible to concussion we thought this was something worth looking at. “We have the expertise to deal with this, we have a number of …

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Drongos of a feather

Brian Roach’s double-yolk bonanza (C8) is due to the inspector at his egg supplier being “asleep on the job”, according to Colin Thornton of Federal (ACT). “The simple reason double-yolkers appear to be so rare in pre-packed form is that commercial egg producers generally remove them at source as some …

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Adam Coleman returns for Rebels in must-win clash with Sunwolves

Coleman will come back into the starting side after battling a shoulder injury, while veteran back Tom English returns to the bench after a calf issue replacing Campbell Magnay who has battled migraines in recent days. Hooker Anaru Rangi looked tired this week so Rebels coach Dave Wessels opted to …

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