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AFL close to list size cuts as end of trades looms

The AFL is likely to hand responsibility for applying the cut to player contracts to clubs and will not mandate the reduction as a flat across the board percentage. This idea has angered clubs who believe it now opens up weeks and months of pain and renegotiation of contracts with …

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No happy ever after for Melbourne as city’s JobSeeker fairytale ends

Much of the cash flowed to outer-urban areas including Hume, Wyndham, Whittlesea, Casey and Brimbank – which also had 43 per cent of the city’s COVID-19 infections – prompting Professor Hayward and his team to conclude the payments came not only at the right time but in the right places …

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One Giant leap: Enigma Hogan reveals whirlwind of leaving Freo

“All the boys I have spoken with at GWS say they barely get recognised, nobody really seems to care too much about footy. “It doesn’t mean you go over there and I think you can do whatever, but it will just be nice to go for a beer or just …

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PM’s pivot on ‘bonk ban’ misses the point

If this revolutionary moment has shifted the balance of terror in office romances to the point that it’s now men, and not their female juniors, who are more likely to lose their jobs in the fallout, then about time. While people shouldn’t lose their jobs for simply being human, I’m …

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IBAC says it won’t investigate George Pell Vatican wire transfer claims

Victoria’s anti-corruption agency says it will not investigate allegations that Vatican funds were used in an attempt to secure child sex abuse charges against Cardinal George Pell, finding there was not enough merit in the claims. Italian newspapers La Repubblica and Corriere della Sera published stories in October claiming a …

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‘Unviable’: La Trobe proposes cutting humanities and education courses

The bachelor of arts would also be offered as a purely online degree at La Trobe’s regional campuses, staff were told. Loading In the school of education – where La Trobe last month celebrated leaping 42 places to 62nd in the Times Higher Education World University rankings by subject – …

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State of Origin 2020 LIVE: NSW Blues v Queensland Maroons, game two

Origin… there’s nothing like it. And how good is end of season Origin? Hello? Is this thing on? Anyway, if you’re out there, we’re in here bringing you all the action from game two at ANZ Stadium. Qld took the lead with a surprise win in game one, although if …

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‘You cop that criticism’: Blues halfback Howard feeling the pressure

Nathan Cleary, Howard’s counterpart in the NSW men’s team, was subject to a mountain of criticism after the the Blues’ shock defeat to Wayne Bennett’s Maroons last week. Some senior voices in the game called for him to be dropped, while others said the 22-year-old hadn’t recovered from the grand final …

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Six-week, 10-team trans-Tasman Super Rugby set to be played in 2021

Round 1 Queensland Reds v NSW Waratahs, Friday 19 February, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Western Force v Brumbies, Friday 19 February, HBF Park, Perth Round 2 Queensland Reds v Melbourne Rebels, Friday 26 February, Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Brumbies v NSW Waratahs, Saturday 27 February, GIO Stadium, Canberra Round 3 NSW Waratahs …

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The races still running in the US election

What’s Uncalled: Presidential race, Senate race, one House seat (at-large) Alaska didn’t start counting mail ballots until this week, making it impossible to call its Senate race and at-large House race. Its three Electoral College votes are also uncalled, although the national outcome is clear: Joe Biden is the President-elect. …

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