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Coronavirus updates LIVE: COVIDSafe downloads continue to rise, global COVID-19 cases top 3.7 million as Australian death toll stands at 97

Cricket Australia’s proposal to make cuts to its domestic competitions this season is expected to meet resistance from players, in another potential source of tension between the two parties. As reported in the Herald last week, the governing body is looking to scrap the Sheffield Shield final and shorten the …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria records 13 new cases in Cedar Meats cluster

For Jeff Anderson, 61, working from home during the coronavirus pandemic has been a respite from office politics and the chatter around the copy machine. But as the push to reopen the economy intensifies, so do feelings of dread at the idea of returning to the office, said Anderson, a …

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Lidia Thorpe to run for Richard Di Natale’s old federal Senate seat

“More than ever we need to fight for a Green New Deal, that gives us a plan for the future – clean energy, fixing inequality, squashing corporate influence in politics, addressing the harms of the past and making sure every Australian starts from the same starting line and has the …

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No footy on Queen’s Birthday, but that won’t stop plans for the Big Freeze

The money raised has gone directly to support research to find a cure for motor neurone disease. Daniher revealed in August 2014 he had been diagnosed with MND and his determined advocacy has given prominence to the issue, with the match a centrepiece of the FightMND Foundation’s efforts to raise …

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Mafia-linked family warned not to shield wanted man over South Melbourne killing

While Queensland’s borders remain closed due to COVID-19, homicide squad boss Detective Inspector Tim Day said they’d called in neighbouring police departments to search for Mr Barbaro across all of Australia with fears he may have fled interstate. “We have a young female, 26 years of age, who has died …

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Garbage truck driver found not guilty of grandmother’s death charge

The woman suffered extensive crushing injuries and died at the scene. Her grandson was found unharmed in his pram in a nearby driveway. The court was told some of her final words were: “The baby, the baby. Where?” Later that day, Tekii sobbed as he told police he hadn’t seen …

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Anxious wait on football department cap as club reps brief AFL

They gave McLachlan an indication of what football departments would look like with different budgets and the extent of potential job losses inside clubs with many expecting development programs and data analysis to be hard hit. AFL club strategy manager David Grossman is understood to also be involved in the …

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AFL return plan ‘not the safest model’

The AFL’s proposal to re-start the season is “just not the safest model”, according to Western Australia’s Health Minister Roger Cook, creating a giant headache for the league. Cook joined the WA Premier in making it clear government won’t ease border restrictions to allow AFL teams to enter the state …

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Inner west school to spend millions on public park upgrade under council deal

This would force Saturday morning summer cricket to relocate, but popular evening slots would be preserved for local sports teams. Mayor Darcy Byrne said the council would match Newington’s “very significant” contribution, and each party would fund one synthetic field each. The value of the agreement has not been disclosed, …

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‘Resistance’: Players expected to oppose mooted cuts to domestic game

It is one of the major stakeholders in the sport who have expressed scepticism over Jolimont’s dire financial forecast, which led to 200 full-time staff last month being stood down until the end of June. CA chief Kevin Roberts had indicated to players they would be asked to share the …

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