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Border barrier: Queensland Premier pours cold water on NRL return

But there is mounting pressure from government officials for the NRL to delay any return, with Australia’s chief medical officer Professor Brendan Murphy, when asked about the NRL, saying he thought it was “premature to be planning things, but that is a matter for NSW”. The NRL had floated the …

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‘More questions than answers’ on Magpies’ player contracts

“That’s a good example where we need the answers and we don’t have them yet nor are expecting them yet,” Anderson told ABC Grandstand on Sunday. “But we will need those answers in regard to what our list numbers look like and how we fit the salary cap within that. …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria’s state of emergency extended until May 11, Andrews says too soon for AFL

Community legal centres have blamed inconsistent government messaging and rapidly changing rules for dozens of Victorians inadvertently breaking the law during the crackdown on freedom of movement designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Police have carried out 550 checks and fined a further 92 people in the 24 …

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Jogger sent home as confusion over lockdown laws leaves Victorians in breach

“I told the officer ‘yes’ and she said ‘driving to exercise is not permitted’.” Loading An athlete who exercises daily and has recorded times just 10 seconds short of qualifying for the national competition, Nikki thought she was abiding by the social distancing laws passed during the lockdown. “She’s like …

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‘We don’t have jobs’: Unprecedented demand for emergency food relief

Supermarkets have been buying greater amounts from suppliers and selling more to consumers, reducing the amount of surplus food and lowering donations to charities like Foodbank by 25 per cent. More than 20 Victorian organisations offering food relief have shut their doors due to a lack of volunteers as people …

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NEW AGE OF POLITICAL GROWN-UPS: Unique co-operation should be harnessed

Waleed Aly (“Politicians, finally, acting grown-up”, 10/4), rightly cuts to the chase when he states that the Morrison government’s end aim of massive government spending is “not to remake our economy but to preserve it”. Putting aside whether coronavirus will co-operate with this strategy, it is surely worth asking the …

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‘Absolutely committed’: Castle sure Rennie will take up Wallabies post

“I know that Dave and [assistants Scott Wisemantel and Matt Taylor] are working really hard doing the groundwork to make sure the Wallabies are going to be as prepared as they can be and we have a world class practitioner in John Pryor leading our athletic development program. I’m really …

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Rolling down the corridors: Antarctic cruise ordeal ends for NSW family

The tumult endured by 112 Australian passengers on the Greg Mortimer cruise ship ended on Sunday morning after nearly four weeks at sea, when they arrived in Melbourne. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said “a significant number” had tested positive for COVID-19. Two have remained in Montevideo due …

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Dhoni’s T20 World Cup hope ‘hinges on IPL’

“I am not going to be diplomatic … If the IPL does not happen then his chances are very, very bleak,” Srikkanth, also a former chief selector, told the Star Sports television channel. Loading “In my opinion, K.L. Rahul will be the wicketkeeper-batsman … I believe Rishabh Pant is highly …

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