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Footy flashback: Pressure, damp no obstacle for Pies, Bombers

Two minutes and two seconds remained. Essendon tried to despatch bodies back, but heavy legs got only halfway. The ball spilled to the back of a pack in the Collingwood goal square and Jarryd Blair slid in to toe-poke it across the line. It was such a near thing the …

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Anzac Day poll: Which of these classic matches was the best?

Now, it’s time for you to decide which clash was the best of them all. Have a read of our match summaries and vote in our poll below. 1995 Fans were locked out of the MCG, but the ones that got a seat were able to witness an all-time classic, …

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‘Kick them into action’: Fire group takes EPA to court over climate

Loading EDO chief executive David Morris said the case, in the Land and Environment Court, would seek to force the EPA, which does not have a climate policy, to use its powers to keep communities safe from the increasingly severe impacts of a warming world. Mr Morris said the EPA …

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As it happened: Daniel Andrews says school shutdowns may be reviewed, Victorian grandfather remembered, Greg Hunt hails ‘genuine flattening of the curve’

NSW Deputy premier John Barilaro says the Berejiklian government’s regional sport and recreation centres could house Queensland and New Zealand NRL players as he continues his push for the season to resume. Mr Barilaro, who has previously strongly urged anyone against visiting the bush amid the coronavirus crisis, said the …

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Thousands of council workers stood down or terminated as virus hits

Union secretary Lisa Darmanin said the Andrews government needed to secure the jobs of 52,000 workers in the local government sector. “The Andrews government must direct Victorian councils to retain all their employees,” she said. “This could include training and redeploying some staff in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.” The …

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COVID-19 arrest: Teenager accused of threatening to cough on police

A teenager who allegedly told police he had coronavirus and threatened to cough on them was arrested for repeated breaches of the pandemic lockdown regulations. Police say Jack Attwell, 18, breached the stay-at-home directions four times in Melbourne’s west in less than two weeks before he was arrested in Caroline …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Liberty Victoria expresses concerns over tracing app, paramedics brace for surge

We must make sure the advent of online schooling does not equate to a loss of the essence of great teaching and learning. Can vital teacher interactions be replicated in an online classroom? Great teachers bring to the classroom knowledge, skills, and a sense of wonder that their fortunatestudents enjoy, …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australia’s COVID-19 deaths rise to 71, WHO defends China’s revised death toll

Captain Tom Moore, a 99-year-old British war veteran, has now raised more than 25 million pounds ($49 million) for the health service by walking 100 laps of his garden. The World War II veteran, who has used a walking frame with wheels since breaking his hip, set himself the target …

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One World review: Superstars milk nostalgia

Reviewed by Divya Venkataraman How many celebrities does it take to conquer a global pandemic? International movement Global Citizen has been nudging its superstar friends to perform one-off gigs in support of the fight against COVID-19 for weeks. This weekend, it rallied its biggest lineup yet. Lady Gaga performs during …

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Family’s plea after death of ‘larger than life’ grandfather

“We’re a close family and are always in contact but I hadn’t seen him since restrictions came in. Loading “The day he got sick I hadn’t seen him for maybe four weeks, but touched base daily, even if just for 60 seconds. I just needed to know he was safe. …

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