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Why the Giants can’t win from the Cameron deal

Since trading Treloar to the Pies five years ago, the Giants have taken 11 players in the top 16 of the draft. They are the sort of numbers that a rebuilding team in recent years, such as Melbourne or Carlton, would have been proud of. But this is a team …

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Fitzgibbon quits Labor frontbench amid growing climate fight

He said Labor had taken two climate and energy policies to the past two elections and both were rejected by Australians. “The Labor Party has had at least six climate change/energy policies since the 2006 election. Only one of them was ever adopted by a Labor government. And, of course, …

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Miles Morales makes for a sensational second spider story

An early unmasking twist will be called by most a mile away, but as with the original game it’s not the identity of the villain that makes things interesting but their motivations and the deeply personal stakes that develop for our hero. The performances here are all top notch, and …

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Australia suddenly isolated in the new global climate

In a statement congratulating Joe Biden, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said: “We also look forward to working with President-elect Biden to … develop new technologies to reduce global emissions as we practically confront the challenge of climate change.” An uncharitable observer might see this as code for continued inaction – …

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Coroner probes five cases where killers were under court orders

Ms Cay’s boyfriend, Justin Garry Turner, pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 12 years in prison. Turner was the subject of an intervention order and was also on a community corrections order for family violence offences when he killed Ms Cay. Counsel assisting the coroner Rishi Nathwani told …

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‘Tasted beautiful’: Surf’s up as liberated Melburnians hit the coast

“It felt separated for ages and it’s good to be back.” For Ms McKenzie, a first-year nursing student, lockdown was particularly stressful. She had done one of her placements at a nursing home – a sector hard hit by the coronavirus. Ms McKenzie worried about the risk of spreading the …

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Victoria’s recovery push should target those most in need

The Andrews government had turned its “big build” projects into a central plank of its policy agenda, and it paid off when it trounced the opposition in the 2018 election. But cost overruns are starting to take the shine off such projects. The three biggest projects – the North East …

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Coronavirus updates LIVE: Victoria, Queensland and NSW record no new COVID-19 cases; global infections exceed 50 million; Australian death toll stands at 907

On Saturday, the 14-day case average for Victoria fell below New South Wales for locally acquired infections for the first time in more than six months, and that gap has widened since then. There have been six cases confirmed in Victoria over the past two weeks (leading to a 14-day …

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Trade podcast: ‘Difficult to see how that gets done’

Jack Higgins has requested a trade to St Kilda. But how will the Saints be able to get the deal done with the Tigers? On Monday’s episode of the Real Footy podcast, Michael Gleeson and Daniel Cherny discuss the options on the table for the Saints and whether Richmond are …

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