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Zali Steggall wants national ICAC after sports rorts scandal

“She’s completely lost if she doesn’t think she needs to acknowledge that there’s something wrong with cheating kids and community sports clubs … I just think it’s disgusting,” Ms Steggall told ABC radio on Friday. Senator McKenzie is refusing to apologise, insisting no rules were broken. Ms Steggall took aim …

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WA environmental group flags more protests, legal challenges against big LNG projects

He warned that not only would protests become more frequent, backers stumping up cash for new or expanded LNG projects would also be targeted. He said the council was exploring legal options to ‘delay or block’ huge new developments with long lifespans such as Woodside’s $30 billion Browse field gas …

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ASX closes at record levels, materials hit 9-year highs

That’s it for the Markets Live blog for today, and the week. Thanks to everyone who stopped by during the session.  After a frantic few days, I’m looking forward to putting the feet up for a bit. Lucy will return on Monday, refreshed after a short break.  Have a great weekend.  …

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Grundy signs huge seven-year deal with Collingwood

“I sort of called him up and said, ‘What’s up, what are you doing? I want to come around and have a chat’, and he just made me a couple of ham-and-cheese sandwiches,” Grundy recalled. “We went out the back and ate the sandwiches and I just said I was …

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8@eight: ASX set to rise again as US continues record run

4. ECB minutes opens door to more QE: The European Central Bank released the minutes from its last monetary policy meeting overnight. The ECB struck a generally optimistic tone in the document, citing its expectations that industrial activity and inflation ought to pick-up slightly in the period ahead. The market …

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Whatever happened to Sign in with Apple?

Sign in with Apple was one of the most exciting new things announced at Apple’s WWDC last year, promising a mandatory privacy conscious alternative in apps that otherwise require you to connect to Facebook or Google. But half a year later, very few services are actually using it. So, where …

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Australia, the jalopy nation: why we’re having car trouble

The big idea to save money and help the environment was steered into a ditch on the side of the road. Nobody even bothered to lift the hood and attempt some repairs. The idea was left there, waiting for a day when someone might try to restart the engine. Loading …

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It’s not mad to believe in aliens, life is out there somewhere

Loading The mathematical probability of life forms existing beyond our planet is overwhelming. This isn’t just idle musing: scientists have worked to quantify the odds. The Drake equation – devised in the 1960s as a way of estimating the number of technological civilisations in the universe based on factors thought …

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Silent summer: Towns far from fires struggling as tourists stay away

He estimates sales are about a third of what they should be at this time of year. The situation is similar for other businesses in Mansfield, which is suffering from a major downturn even though it has been spared the wrath of the flames directly. Mr Wallis, who supplies meat …

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Prince Harry appears in public for first time since royal split

The public announcement caught the rest of the royal family by surprise and left the Queen and other senior Windsors hurt and disappointed, according to royal sources. A friend of Harry and Meghan said the couple felt they had been driven out. Following a family summit on Monday at her …

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