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From the Archives, 2019: Pies hold off Dons in Anzac Day thriller

As on grand final day last year, Collingwood looked in control and rolled out to a confident lead. As on grand final day, the opposition came back – and suddenly the confidence disappeared. As on grand final day, the Pies were stung by a goal of brilliance. In Essendon’s case …

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Virus and favourable weather delivers clear skies over Sydney

In sites such as Randwick in the east, Macquarie Park in the north and Liverpool in the south, readings averaged between 4-6 per cubic metre in those two months, compared with 20-30 or higher in December when bushfires raged near the city. Late 2017 was the last time the sites …

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Massive rise as 382 players seek help for mental wellbeing

“I didn’t recognise Tomi for hours, which was terrible,” Johnston said. He spoke at length about his issues, including mental health and some substance abuse, to the AFLPA website in a frank video. The significant rise in the use of psychologists or psychiatrists during 2019 was consistent across AFL men …

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Inmate dies after stabbing at Parklea Correctional Centre

An inmate has died after he was stabbed at a correctional facility in Sydney’s northwest. Emergency services were called to the Parklea facility after reports of an assault about midday on Wednesday. Nine News reports the inmate was 33-year-old Michael Black who was supposed to appear at Wollongong Local Court …

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Ruby Princess health log updated after passengers disembarked

In the maritime arrival report, the ship’s doctor Ilse Von Watzdorf said there were 24 people with a temperature over 38 degrees. It was only after passengers had disembarked on March 19 that an updated log was provided to NSW Health, the commission heard. In an email extract read to …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Australia records lowest COVID-19 case numbers in 24 hours since early March, Ruby Princess scheduled to depart Port Kembla on Thursday as nation’s death toll stands at 74

Restrictions on dental check-ups, filings and orthodontic treatments will be lifted from Monday. Since late March, dentists have been limited to treating only patients with emergency cases such as severe pain or serious damage due to trauma in a bid to preserve medical supplies and stop the spread of COVID-19. …

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Retail giant threatens action against tenants who close doors

“We do acknowledge that this decision was based on protecting the health and safety of your employees … but we have to acknowledge that your decision to close does represent a material breach in our commercial agreement and we reserve our rights in this regard.” Mr Thompson added: “We acknowledge …

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NRL planning to send spies to clubs as Bennett cancels sessions

Marks later met with Foxtel boss Patrick Delany, with the game’s powerbrokers hopeful of broadcast clarity in time for Friday’s innovation committee meeting pencilled in to discuss the season structure. Interim chief executive Andrew Abdo confirmed to clubs that “long term security” was a priority in discussions with its broadcast …

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Footy re-set: Clubs don’t need big homes, says Peter Jackson

He said player wages, but also executive wages at the AFL and at clubs as well as coaches and allied industry incomes would all have to be recalibrated and reduced on the basis of the new football economy. Jackson said the loss of crowds this year would be damaging to …

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Victoria could host all 18 teams as AFL reveals testing protocols

“So there’s a few options in front of us, we don’t control all the variables here, we don’t pretend to control all the variables, so we’re in the hands of government largely and the community generally as to when they think it’s right for us to start a game. “All …

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