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Eurydice Dixon’s killer Jaymes Todd loses bid for less jail time

They also argued at appeal that Todd’s sentence was disproportionate to the severity of his crimes. Chief Justice Ferguson said given Todd’s limited prospects for rehabilitation, and the seriousness of his offending, a life sentence with a 35-year minimum was appropriate. Jaymes Todd after his arrest.Credit:AAP She described Todd’s actions …

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‘Overheating our planet’: Andrews government urged to set emissions target for critical decade

The global scientific consensus is that steep emissions reductions in the next decade are critical to limiting the worst of the damage that will be wrought by climate change, and ‘Victoria’s laws require it to set an emissions target by the end of March – arguably one of the most …

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Baby boom for rare turtle on the edge of extinction

“During the breeding season we check the nests daily,” Mr Skidmore said. “We then remove the eggs, weigh and measure them and place them in our incubator. We then check on them daily and wait for them to hatch, which can take up to 70 days.” An egg incubator, with …

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Good work, Bulldogs – because you can’t train against stupid behaviour

Another day, another NRL sex scandal. Many of us are feeling disheartened, disillusioned and dog-tired at the news that two Bulldogs players took two schoolgirls back to their hotel. But before we throw the members’ passes in the bin, we need to reflect on the significance of how Bulldogs management …

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Second woman set for AFLPA board spot

The number of women on the AFL Players’ Association board is set to double with Gold Coast AFLW co-captain Leah Kaslar poised to be elected at the player union’s annual general meeting on Thursday. With the next round of collective bargaining agreement negotiations on the horizon, Suns veteran Kaslar will …

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Slain Queensland teen tried to blackmail lover

“She asked for some financial assistance to pay her debts. It didn’t seem overly high so I thought ‘Sure, why not’.” Mr Turner said he decided to end the relationship in April 2015 after Tiffany’s requests for money became “more demanding”. “I told her I was no longer interested and …

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Witness in William Tyrrell inquest acquitted of murdering schoolgirl

His interactions with various people connected to the township are being examined at the inquest. The day after the body of Taree woman Margaret Cox was found in the Manning River at Old Bar, Abbott’s arms were covered in scratches, his former boss Iris Northam told the inquest on Wednesday. …

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Bernie Sanders’ dreams of a revolution crash into reality

The problem is that reality didn’t match the theory. While some of Sanders’ more conspiratorial supporters will blame the “Democratic establishment” for stealing the nomination from him, the truth is more prosaic. His voting coalition, while deep, was not broad enough to win the Democratic nomination – except in an …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Travel ban placed on Italy as Australia records rise in cases

Three more people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Western Australia as the state government releases its updated pandemic plan. The two men and one woman from Perth had separately travelled to Europe, the UK and US. WA Health Minister Roger Cook.Credit:Lauren Pilat They are all stable and in home …

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