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AFL 2020 Live updates: Magpies and Tigers play out draw

“Draws are a hollow feeling at the best of times, but a draw in front of no crowd is an interesting feeling. “It did get dewier as the night went on. Ball handling was an issue for both sides. Asked what he learned from the game, the Pies coach said: …

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Manly of steel: Gritty Sea Eagles dig deep to run down Broncos

“Last week was deflating, but to do it again and get the result is really satisfying,” Cherry-Evans said. “The big lessons we need to learn is how we play our first half of footy. It’s chalk and cheese compared to the second half two weeks in a row now. “We …

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National cabinet to consider charging travellers for hotel quarantine

The prospect of forcing returning travellers to pick up the quarantine bill has been raised informally at meetings of national cabinet and the states are now awaiting advice from the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee. The NSW government has spent more than $16 million since March 28 on quarantine accommodation …

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Fans not there but TV coverage lifts ‘spirits’ on AFL return

Seven’s cameras tried to capture the action, without showing the stands fans can’t enter due to the coronavirus pandemic. Credit:AAP In the pre-game show, boundary commentator Daisy Pearce said Seven wanted the fans to feel they were “here in spirit” – and it wasn’t long before that felt like the …

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Sydney refugee rally prohibited by NSW Supreme Court

Speaking outside court, the rally’s organiser James Supple said there are no plans to appeal the decision and the event will go forward as planned. “We’ll still be holding an event this Saturday. We’re urging people to come and participate,” he said. “As the court said, it doesn’t actually make …

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Australian uni continuing work on Chinese plane linked to espionage claims

Senior federal government sources said the university needed to be careful about collaborating on the design of a jet that has been linked to an allegedly significant industrial espionage campaign by the Chinese government. Alex Joske, an analyst with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, said COMAC’s close ties to China’s …

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As it happened: Melbourne Black Lives Matter protest attendee contracts COVID-19 as NSW rolls back restrictions, Australian death toll stands at 102

UPDATED: It may be impossible to trace all the close contacts of a protester who tested positive for coronavirus after attending Melbourne’s Black Lives Matter protest, Victoria’s top health official says. The man, in his 30s, wore a mask to the protest last Saturday but developed symptoms in the 24 …

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Footy returns with a matter of respect and solidarity

Loading The special effects – that is, the extraordinary effects to simulate the normal effects – probably worked on television, but at the ground, they served only to highlight what was missing. The cardboard cut-outs, you might be surprised to know, looked and sounded like cardboard cut-outs: static, placid, unmoving, …

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Forests of urban myths and some shameless spruiking

“Brian Collins will be browned off to know that not all our native trees are evergreen (C8),” writes Paul Keys of Clouds Creek. “The red cedar is definitely deciduous.” Also affirming the deciduous nature of the native red cedar and decrying “the perpetration of the dangerous urban myth” that Australia …

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