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‘Gentle soul’: Teen in coma after being bashed by group in broad daylight

Following the assault, the teenager stumbled back home, before being rushed to hospital by his sister. “He could have been killed. I am just grateful that he is still breathing really. He was very disorientated, he didn’t know his name or what had happened,” the teen’s mother said. The 15-year-old …

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The suburbs hardest hit by Sydney’s lengthening storm season

More than a third of NSW storm-damage claims were made by residents of Sydney’s outer northern and north-west suburbs and the Sutherland and St George region. Luke Gallagher, NRMA Insurance’s executive general manager for claims, said a combination of bushfire claims and heavier storms and hailstorms caused an overall increase …

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Guthrie claims maiden Carji Greeves Medal

Cameron Guthrie’s career-best season has ended with the Geelong midfielder winning his first Carji Greeves Medal as the Cats’ best and fairest. Guthrie, 28, played all 21 games for Geelong this season, earning his maiden All-Australian selection on the back of an outstanding home and away campaign, which continued into …

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Crows and Saints sweat on compensation, Broad set to stay a Tiger

The free agency window opens on Friday morning, from which time the Saints can make their submission to the league. Outgoing AFL compliance officer Ken Wood and legal counsel Andrew Dillon are among the tiny group of people that know the league’s top-secret free agency compensation formula which is based …

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Balme looks off-limits as Dons seek experienced new football chief

In a statement released on Thursday after The Age revealed the news of Richardson’s sacking, the Bombers said they would “undergo a targeted and thorough search to find an experienced and senior replacement for this critical football leadership role”. Loading Eseendon’s initial preference for a new GM of footy, who …

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Business calls on all Victorians not to flout COVID-safe rules

Premier Daniel Andrews said people who saw something wrong should complain to the coronavirus hotline, and it would be referred to the most appropriate agency among Victoria Police, WorkSafe or Health Department authorised officers. A complaint about a hairdresser, for instance, would be treated differently to a call about an …

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Richardson sacking raises questions of Bombers

Chief executive Xavier Campbell’s role at the club must be scrutinised. It was Campbell’s decision to bring in Richardson and empower him to turn over the football department and prosecute change. Richardson brought changes, many of them not popular but they were his commission. It was Campbell’s decision to back …

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Flying Doctor ambulance paramedics and nurses take industrial action

“The work they have performed has been pivotal,” Mr Hill said. “It is shameful that RFDS would target them in this way.” Loading The Flying Doctors’ actual flying services will not be impacted by the dispute, which relates only to the crews in road ambulances that the RFDS is contracted …

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Supreme court halts controversial roadworks for three weeks

Ms Thorpe’s lawyer, barrister Ron Merkel, QC, told Justice Forbes on Thursday that his client would also be making reference to the Australian Charter of Human Rights in later hearings. “At the moment the Djab Wurrung people have been removed from that area, which is sacred to them, and a …

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Poll Call: LNP releases $5 billion in ‘fully funded, fully costed’ promises

The LNP has finally unveiled its costings today, revealing it would use some of Labor’s borrowings to fund its own promises, while also revealing that it’s two major projects are up to 15 years away. Deputy LNP Leader and Shadow Treasurer Tim Mander delivering the LNP’s election costings at Queensland …

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