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Sandilands supports rucks as Dockers tinker with coaching set-up

Retired Dockers ruckman Aaron Sandilands has been called upon to help emerging Dockers ruckmen Sean Darcy and Lloyd Meek as new coach Justin Longmuir tinkers with his support team ahead of his first season as a senior coach. Sandilands is expected to be in one day a week for the …

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New Macbook Pro fixes the keyboard and increases the screen size

Apple has also reinstated a physical escape key and, most surprising, the arrow keys have returned to an inverted T layout. I’m disappointed this new keyboard is only available in the 16-inch MacBook Pro. It needs to spread to Apple’s entire laptop line as soon as possible so I can …

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‘No room for complacency’: Frydenberg urges states to embrace productivity reforms

With pressures from international events and the drought hitting the budget, now is the time to press on with structural changes to the economy, he will say. Loading “The global economic headwinds are real and the devastating drought at home is impacting on the budget and weighing negatively on business …

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Please, Jacqui Lambie, it’s down to you: let Medevac go on saving lives

Twelve people died under the old system. A coronial inquest found at least one death was due to delayed medical treatment. Importantly, the new rules only apply to the existing cohort of refugees and asylum seekers in PNG and Nauru, now below 600 people. Loading Senate estimates recently heard that …

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‘Not always living up to high expectations’: Robert to release final stage NDIS plan

“The NDIS is already having a profound impact on the lives of people with disability,” his speaking notes say. “Unfortunately, I have also heard the NDIS is not always living up to high expectations.” The government’s updated plan is expected to have an increased focus on including people with disability in …

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Stronger protections for uni students and research under new foreign interference strategy

“The Morrison government is working with universities to ensure they have the necessary protections for students, research data, and academic integrity,” Mr Tehan said. Loading Under the guidelines, universities are urged to examine the backgrounds of research partners to establish their ethical record and ties to foreign governments. They will also …

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‘How good is this carbon tax!’ Psst, PM’s speech falls off the back of a truck

Unfortunately, John Howard did not remain prime minister long enough to see such a scheme implemented. It fell to the Rudd and Gillard governments to take up the mantle of designing a policy to price the damage done to our environment and economy caused by the increasing concentration of greenhouse …

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‘Like a genie’: Researchers scramble to adjust to rising fire extremes

Loading David Bowman, a University of Tasmania researcher of environmental change, said Australia and other regions such as California in the US were in a transition from preparing for “over the horizon” climate change predictions to coping with “surprises” embedded in what was unfolding. “As scientists, nobody knows how this …

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NSW fires LIVE updates: RFS issues Hillville Road residents with emergency warning, says ‘more than 300 homes’ destroyed

Some residents of Nana Glen, the town ravaged by Tuesday’s fire, have been allowed back to the town to collect emergency supplies. Cooper and Jasmine Hill at home for the first time in 14 months in Nana Glen last week, before fleeing the fires. Ms Linda Hill, who evacuated with …

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Law firm boss appeals sexual harassment payout

The boss at a country NSW law firm found to have “relentlessly” harassed a former employee with “unwelcome sexual advances” has appealed a judgment ordering him to pay his victim $170,000. Anthony Morris QC told the Federal Court in Brisbane that Judge Salvatore Vasta had erred when he concluded Bangalow …

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