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Welcome rains boost Basin’s fortunes but water wars are far from over

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Ian Cole, the scion of a late cotton baron, was in the lift of a hotel in Sydney’s Martin Place in early March when he heard a familiar voice approaching and held the door open. “What are the odds?” asked Chris Brooks, …

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Call of the wild: listen up, people, time is running out

Daughter: “Mummy, what’s that smell?” Mother: “It’s nature, darling.” Daughter: “It’s like all the birds are wearing perfume.” Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size You notice these things when you’re young, or still capable of retaining a childlike sense of wonder, or you find yourself, as I do …

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Tatt’s it – zombie woman and the lotus flowers are going, going gone

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size The tattoo on Colin Stark’s* neck is meant to symbolise his struggle to escape the poverty and violence of his early life. “Sink or Swim” runs the legend across his throat, below images of a “zombie woman” (denoting sinking) and a cheerful …

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Premier’s Belt and Road adviser helped land Labor donation

The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald this week revealed the Andrews government failed to consult the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade before signing a key Belt and Road agreement with Beijing in October last year. The Belt and Road deal will allow for Chinese investment in Victoria and …

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CNN reporter arrested live on air by Minnesota police, released an hour later

The incident took place as Jimenez and his team had just shown a protester being arrested when about half-a-dozen white State Patrol police officers surrounded them. “We can move back to where you like,” Jimenez told the officers wearing gas masks and face shields, before explaining that he and his …

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Chook, line and sinker as Tedesco reels in Mitchell and Rabbitohs

It looked ordinary and Mitchell was filthy with himself. Mitchell should have been angrier with himself late in the game when he took it upon himself to whack Kyle Flanagan off the ball, which sparked a melee as Jake Friend helped himself to a try with nobody at the back …

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As it happened: COAG abolished in place of national cabinet; Victorians asked to dob in their bosses

The Prime Minister will hold a press conference imminently. These are other issues dominating the federal conversation: The Council of Australian Governments will be abolished in place of national cabinet, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced. The Morrison government is also announcing a five-year hospital agreement between states and territories …

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As the day unfolded: COAG to be replaced by national cabinet as NSW eases COVID-19 restrictions on weddings, funerals; Australian death toll stands at 103

The Prime Minister has announced: The Council of Australian Governments will be abolished in place of national cabinet. A five-year hospital agreement between states and territories to provide $131.4 billion of federal funding across the country. The government is also considering revamping elements of its JobKeeper wage subsidy scheme to …

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NRL 2020 as it happened: Roosters, Cowboys claim Friday night spoils

That’s full time. The Roosters were far too good for their arch rivals, claiming a 28-12 win. After a slow start to the season, that performance was much closer to the level of football they played on their way to last year’s premiership. Souths were off kilter from kick off …

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‘A dud deal’: Opposition promises to scrap BRI deal with China if elected

“On that assessment, the deal with the Chinese government is not in Victoria’s interests and a Michael O’Brien-led Liberal Nationals government will end it.” Loading Earlier on Friday, Premier Daniel Andrews reaffirmed his government’s commitment to the deal on China’s signature infrastructure and development plan. The federal government open opposes …

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