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I door-knocked Jehovah’s Witnesses to find out more about Rance’s retirement

Were there specific parts of his faith that spoke to a conflict between elite competitive sport and religion? Rance, a premiership player and one of the great defenders of his generation, also said at the time of his sudden retirement in December that he was prioritising family over football, which …

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Afterpay settles with US regulator over alleged ‘illegal loans’

Afterpay has settled with Californian regulators over allegations that it was offering illegal loans in the state. The buy now pay later juggernaut said it has finalised an agreement with the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) which requires to to offer its service under a finance lender’s licence and …

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Not sweet 17: Most players want 22-game season

Loading But the players, who were surveyed by the AFL Players’ Association on Monday night, signalled a willingness to accept the AFL’s radical re-shaping of the fixture and the highly flexible arrangements – including shortened breaks between games, expanded playing lists (via a mini-draft) to help with shortened turnarounds and …

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Morrison government faces legal challenge over Adani pipeline plan

Loading Similarly, it viewed the pipeline proponent, Adani Infrastructure Pty Ltd, as “a different legal entity” from the coal mine proponent, Adani Mining Pty Ltd. The foundation plans to test both reasons for the failure not to activate the water trigger in court, arguing that the government made an error …

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Man arrested after allegedly planning terror attack on electrical substation

Mr Lee said it was believed Mr Lucas had been considering a number of plots, including using an improvised explosive device to disrupt an electrical substation on the South Coast. Police searched two properties over the weekend in relation to an alleged terror plot. Credit:NSW Police “That would have had …

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AFL clubs to face ‘double hit’ with pokies downturn

Leon Wiegard, the president of Community Clubs Victoria, the state’s peak body for poker machine venues, said AFL clubs faced a nervous time. “They will take a hit like everybody else in the turnover because people just don’t want to take a risk and go to any hospitality venues,” he …

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‘Stressful’: Hiku opens up on decision to leave Warriors and return to NZ

“What made it tougher was the amount of time we were given to make the decision. Geez, they didn’t give us time to come up with a plan B.” Earlier on Saturday, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that all travellers arriving in the country after Sunday night would …

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‘It’s my whole world’: Club owner fears for future as coronavirus bites

Speaking on Monday, Mr Udorovic said summer had been incredibly difficult because of the bushfires. “We ran a bunch of festivals, both live music and dance music, that ended in the negative. Finally, in March, we came out of the bushfire period and we thought, ‘at last, a bit of …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australia death toll rises as travel restrictions come into effect

Retailers are taking extraordinary measures to ensure normal operations. Pizza seller Domino’s told investors it would move fully to “zero contact” delivery in all markets if necessary. Zero contact delivery is an option for customers where the delivery driver places the pizza on the ground upon delivery and steps two …

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While other countries lost precious time, Taiwan mobilised to keep COVID-19 at bay

While Australia’s reported cases raced to 350, Taiwan has kept its cases to 59, 20 of them recovered, with one death. Schools and workplaces are running mostly as normal, face masks are rationed but widely available, and supermarket shelves have enough sanitiser and toilet paper for everyone. Taiwan learned hard …

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