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Daily Archives: November 19, 2020

Koala bill block by dissident Liberal prompts NSW Nationals meeting

It is the second time Ms Cusack has lost her role as parliamentary secretary. She resigned as parliamentary secretary for education and the Hunter in 2017 after sending Ms Berejklian a nine-page letter criticising members of her cabinet. The koala planning policy issue threatened to split the Coalition in September, …

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Noble still hot favourite for Kangas job after final trio interviewed

Giansiracusa, who was headhunted by the Bombers to improve their relationships between players and coaches, is said to have made a strong impression in his presentation to the panel which includes former Sydney and Melbourne coach Paul Roos, but is still well and truly an outsider for the job, like …

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Investing in public housing will help the homeless and the economy

Governments looking to stimulate the economy aim to create jobs, boost consumer confidence, support industries, or deliver support to our most vulnerable. Sometimes, there are investments and initiatives that do all of the above. The Andrews government’s announcement last weekend that it will invest $5.3 billion to construct more than …

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‘No reason Australia won’t be coming’: Return to Pakistan edges closer

“By then a lot of cricket will have been played in Pakistan. “There’s been no formal announcement at the moment because there is still a lot of cricket to be played. But all things going well, we’re looking forward to welcoming them in 2022.” Cricket supporters in Pakistan were deprived …

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Bennett’s three-week coaching masterclass proves why he’s simply the best

There was so much to like about Queensland’s game three triumph at Suncorp Stadium and after the game, Bennett was more than happy to take a back seat, let the players luxuriate in their efforts and dry out from his Gatorade bath at full-time. Yet, it is abundantly clear that …

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Lenny the poodle reunited with family, as rescue flights bring pets home

“He was well cared for, but you look at the cost overall, wondering how long you can keep it up,” said Tracey. “You keep thinking ‘soon they will open the borders, soon it will happen’ … it was getting to that point wondering ‘well what are we going to do?’.” …

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Victoria closes border for first time in pandemic as opposition calls for ADF

The majority of police will travel to the border from Melbourne, drawing criticism from the Victorian opposition, who called it a waste of police resources. Opposition police spokesman David Southwick said Mr Andrews should call on the Australian Defence Force to enforce the hard border. “Certainly we’ve got to do …

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Australian soldiers could face prosecution and medals stripped as an SAS squadron is disbanded

The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald have previously reported that one of the key focuses of the inquiry was war hero and Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith. The Federal Court heard recently that then Chief of Defence Force, Mark Binskin, referred the former SAS soldier to the police in …

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Dame Margaret Guilfoyle, the first female cabinet minister, dead at 94

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1926, her family migrated to Australia two years later where they settled in Melbourne. Dame Margaret’s father died when she was 10 and her mother faced the difficult task of raising the children without the help of extended family. Finance minister Dame Margaret Guilfoyle …

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