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Final questions: Can the Lions finally topple the Tigers?

Only Richmond has more wins since the start of last season, and the Lions have beaten every team since then except for the Tigers. If this does represent a mental edge that the Tigers have over the Lions there really is no excuse that it shouldn’t be overturned in this …

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Polmans’ run ends, Djokovic barely breaks a sweat to advance

As in his first round against young Swede Mikael Ymer, the 33-year-old met minimal resistance and with 153rd-ranked Colombian Daniel Galan up next, his only concern will be that he might arrive in the second week without a meaningful test. Berankis, ranked 66th, managed only five games in his previous …

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Scott fires up over ‘lazy’ criticism of Cats’ poor final records

“I think the criticism is a bit lazy, personally. “We consistently come up with reasons that we think are more valid than any of those [from critics]. Cats skipper Joel Selwood after the loss to Port Adelaide.Credit:Getty Images “You’re playing the best teams at the end of the year in …

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The Nathan Cleary play the Roosters can’t stop

Then there’s the Roosters, who were humiliated 60-8 against Souths in the final round. They made 200 more tackles than the Rabbitohs. I’ve rarely seen possession stats, particularly for a team of such quality, so one-sided. Roosters coach Trent Robinson said he was “embarrassed” by the performance. How will the …

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Australia Post gave Pauline Hanson VIP tour as crucial Senate vote loomed

In written answers provided on Thursday to a Senate committee, Australia Post confirmed the attendance of the high-power quartet at the July 22 tour. Loading “A visit to the Brisbane Parcel Facility was offered to Senator Hanson by Australia Post, as the Brisbane Parcel Facility is a significant facility in …

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‘Loss carry back’: The scheme to help businesses on the brink

A string of rich nations have introduced or expanded their loss carry-back provisions this year because of the losses inflicted on usually profitable companies by the pandemic. They include the United States, Britain, Germany, Austria, Japan and New Zealand. Loading Prime Minister Scott Morrison told the National Press Club on …

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‘A win-win’: New rooftop solar technology could boost household earnings

Also, most rooftop panels lack technology to regulate supply into the grid and ramp output up or down in response to the network capacity, which reaches peak load in the middle of hot days. Loading Because those panels cannot regulate output, to avoid overload, networks have to set limits calculated …

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‘Diminished capacity’: Australia tipped to lose one in 10 university jobs

The University of Melbourne, La Trobe University and Monash University are among the hardest hit. Melbourne is expected to lose $1 billion in revenue in 2020-22, La Trobe up to $520 million in the long term, and Monash around $350 million this year alone. Credit:Eddie Jim The research paper, Australian …

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Dear politicians: be less tribal and ignore vested interests

Loading Every day, we hear about infrastructure investment. Government talking points always refer to “shovel ready” projects. Try “shovel worthy”. A new coal mine could be “shovel ready” but why invest in it? Morrison’s back-flip on the NBN is a classic example of “shovel worthy” but also shovel ready. As …

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Trump’s disregard for democratic systems

Ensuring that next time, candidates will listen Here is an idea for the next debate. Put the candidates in sound-proof boxes with control of each microphone given to the moderator. There will be no opportunity for interruption. Each candidate will have no option but to listen, and present a counter …

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