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Hawthorn set to enter 2020 without a Tasmanian on their list

Hawthorn’s existing agreement with the Tasmanian Government runs for two more seasons and they are keen to extend their relationship although momentum continues to build for the state to have a stand-alone team. The Tasmanian AFL Taskforce submitted their business case for a team to the Tasmanian Government just before …

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The strangest of thought experiments: What would prime minister Tony Abbott have done during the bushfires crisis?

“While we still seem to be in the grip of a climate cult, the climate cult is going to produce policy outcomes that will cause people to wake up to themselves,” he said. “Sooner or later, in the end, people get hit over the head by reality.” Historical changes to …

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Jobs must be redesigned to suit older workers

Fair Work commissioner Bernie Riordan said his employer’s concern that Mr Jones was not strong enough to do the job “defies logic” and was “inappropriate and condescending”. Dismissal due to his age was “unsound, capricious and fanciful”.  Mr Jones was found to be “legally entitled to work and clearly capable …

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Childcare centres raising revenue with ‘extreme’ withdrawal policies

Balmain Care for Kids did not respond to request for comment.  The Sun-Herald also spoke to a mother called Mel (surname withheld by request) who found her refundable bond withheld by a long daycare centre in western Sydney. She provided her official notice in writing and was then informed the …

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Tate stars as shaky Kings roar back to life

It was the second game in a row he’s led the scoring for the Kings after a bright performance in their New Year’s Eve shocker at the Illawarra Hawks. Casper Ware was quiet by his usual standards, tipping in 12 points off 4-16 shooting – but the Kings had other …

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Fires continue to rage as heatwave conditions ease

64/98 Mogo, a town on the NSW south coast has been devastated by bushfires earlier. Grant, managed to save his property along the Princess Highway. After saving his place, he moved onto his elderly neighbours place to save it. It became too late and he was engulfed in flames. He …

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NSW braces for worst as Sydney swelters

But by 5pm there had been no reports of properties lost and the immediate threat in the Sydney basin had eased, with three fires under control. RFS tankers at Moruya on standby on Saturday.Credit:DEAN LEWINS Briefing the media last night, Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said vital infrastructure in …

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Beware Tyrannosaurus rex teenagers and their growth spurts

The researchers focused on two tyrannosaur specimens known as Jane and Petey. Both were found in the early 2000s at the Hell Creek Formation in the western United States, and are housed at the Burpee Museum of Natural History in Rockford, Illinois. Each is about the size of a horse. …

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Phoenix off to flyer in bid for perfect January with win over Mariners

The three points cemented Wellington’s place in the top six. The Kiwi side will finish the round in fourth or fifth place and hoping to capitalise on a friendly schedule in January. Coach Ufuk Talay has challenged his players to win four from four games this month – all against …

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Victorian bushfires LIVE: Six people remain missing in East Gippsland

There are currently 13 emergency warnings and two ‘Evacuate Now’ directives active in Victoria, all of them in the East Gippsland area.  The emergency warnings are active as at 8.30pm for: Buchan, Buchan South. (Take shelter indoors)  Brookville, Omeo, Swifts Creek, Ensay, Ensay Valley and surrounds. (Take shelter indoors)  Benambra, …

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