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Fremantle coach Justin Longmuir backs sole AFL hub in Victoria

“I just want to get us back to playing footy, so however that happens as a footy club we’ll negotiate the difficulties of that.” West Coast CEO Trevor Nisbett on Thursday wanted the Eagles to play a major role in any hub set-up, while WA Premier Mark McGowan has welcomed …

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Who says crime doesn’t pay? Welcome to the Naked City podcast

Tell it to the Walkley judges. Her worst mark in secondary school was when I helped her produce a newspaper-style project. I was shattered. She was delighted. Damn you Miss Tridle. Thank goodness she missed out on the present home schooling model. She would have ended up a psychopath. For …

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Making her mark: how a photo brought Aussie Rules star Tayla Harris’ A game to the trolls

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Tayla Harris greets me in her lounge room, but also in my kitchen. Which is to say that we meet each other – for the first time – via screens. Her blonde hair is pulled back into a single tight ponytail, and …

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The week that Virgin Australia hit the ground hard

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It was getting close to 8pm on Thursday, April 16, when Paul Scurrah finally accepted the airline he leads was unlikely to avoid financial collapse. The Virgin Australia chief executive was attending a virtual meeting inside the makeshift office in his Brisbane …

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Me and my moggy, just another day not at the office

Australians, like cats, generally do not appreciate being confined. Some of us are seemingly as creative as cats in finding ways to break out or ignore the current restraints placed upon us. Climbing barriers to surf on closed beaches, drinking cold ones on rooftops away from the prying eyes of …

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Australia’s China challenge in the post-coronavirus world

The stickers are a statement. A direct response to the Chinese Communist Party’s increasingly assertive “Wolf Warrior diplomacy” that has seen it attempt to buy political capital in Australia, take aggressive steps in the Pacific, exchange barbs with the United States and wield influence over the World Health Organisation. These …

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The quiet diplomacy of Marise Payne

After a stint as the vice-chair of the Australian Republican Movement, serving under chairman Malcolm Turnbull, she was elected to the Senate on the NSW Liberal ticket in 1997. It would be a long spell on the backbench in the Howard government. While her progressive brand of liberalism annoyed some …

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‘Systematic failing’: Children need special services in bushfire aftermath

“There was a systematic lack of understanding of children’s specific need for adequate mental health and psychosocial support in the immediate aftermath, to support their longer-term recovery and their resilience and ensure their uninterrupted psychosocial, emotional and cognitive development,” it says. Matt Gardiner, Save the Children’s executive director of Australian …

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Architecture that seeks to empower young women

The main administration wing, with its stucco tower, is a reminder of the school’s past. MCR‘s scheme, the result of a limited competition, responded to both Hudson and Wardrop design, with its cloistered courtyard, as much as to Edna Walling’s gardens. MCR was also keen to empower young women through …

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Expect sharp rise in office vacancies as jobs disappear

“This will see a substantial increase in incentives, of about a 50 per cent increase in Sydney and Melbourne and reduction in face rents of 10 per cent over the next 12-18 months,” he said in a note to clients. The job cuts will also result in net effective rents …

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