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Humpback whale remains trapped in rope off Barwon Heads

Specialist staff from the DELWP and Fisheries Victoria approached the whale in boats and have been attempting to free it. Dallas D’Silvia from Fisheries Victoria said the rope came from a deep-water lobster pot that was tied to a buoy. The department has reminded boaters, jet skiers and swimmers that …

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Brad Scott set to depart North Melbourne by mutual agreement

The football department cap is not considered an issue for the club despite Scott being contracted until the end of 2020, with the coach expected to do what is best for the club. An exact departure date had not been discussed however the expectation is that he is unlikely to …

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Vivid 2019: Artist behind Opera House projection had never seen the sails before

The Opera House burst into life this evening in a display of Australian flora to celebrate the opening of Vivid 2019. Los Angeles artist Andrew Thomas Huang created the artwork, which combines floral imagery with motion-captured movement from a dancer. The sails of the Opera House are lit up with …

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When a shout was better than a scream

Doubtlessly, some drove home the worse for wear. Upstairs at that time, worse-for-wear big wigs were given privileged directions about how to drive home, avoiding booze buses. And the going interest rate was 17 per cent. The landscape has changed out of all recognition. Today, interest rates are negligible, and …

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New AFL plans to deal with mental health

Hocking envisaged clubs employing full-time nurses, additional psychologists and doctors and counsellors and even psychiatrists on a part-time basis. ‘‘It’s amazing how motivated the clubs have become,’’ said Hocking, ‘‘and the clubs will be the centrepiece for this. ‘‘This is one of the biggest issues facing the industry and it’s …

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Traffic light timing crucial in death of pedestrian hit by cyclist

On Friday, a coronial hearing into Mr Mackenzie’s death was told VicRoads data shows the pedestrian crossing signal was red when the elderly man was hit, while the set of traffic lights facing cars were green. However, the coroner was also told all witnesses unanimously said that shortly before and …

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By gum, Victoria’s Tree of Year won by a eucalyptus facing hard road

A 300-year-old gum set to be felled for Melbourne’s North East Link could put the brakes on the multi-billion dollar road project after it has been voted the state’s favourite tree. The River Red Gum in Bulleen has been named 2019 Victorian Tree of the Year by the National Trust …

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‘Parramatta is not the end of the world’: SRU defend Shute Shield call

“We’re going to have all four grades there with fantastic food and beverage and a great atmosphere,” Papworth said. Loading “Yes it’s a gamble but we think it’s one worth taking. If the rugby community won’t move more than five kilometres from the coast we’ve got bigger problems than we …

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For 33 years they had waited. Then the news finally came

“It impacts on everything,” she said. Debbie, who changed her name and moved interstate after the attack, spoke publicly for the first time last month. She couldn’t use her real name, her voice was changed and she appeared as a silhouetted figure sitting on a chair. Debbie spoke out about …

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Melbourne staying test offers path to Cup for truish-bluish types

The upside with Surprise Baby, a four-year-old, is that from his seven starts he has notched four wins, including the 3200m Adelaide Cup on March 11. He’ll stay 3200m but he’ll quicken up at the 800 like a 1200m horse. You don’t get stayers like that. Dean Holland on Surprise …

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