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This AFL season is as legitimate as any other

Loading For some the compromise has been too much. Back in June former AFL coach Mick Malthouse wrote: “I hate to say it, but it is virtually a non-season,” adding, “There are too many restrictions and too much compromise for it to be fair and even for all.” His premiership …

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Blues have talent and game style to play finals: Teague

“For a weeks there, earlier in the year, it was losing contests like today, get the ball forward and they scored. That was what happened. We couldn’t get the ball out of our back half.” The Blues finished the campaign with a 7-10 record – the same number of wins …

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Our coal-fondling PM switches his prop to gas, but is anything really different?

Loading “It was dug up by men and women who work and live in the electorates of those who sit opposite,” Morrison continued in 2017. “From the Hunter Valley, as the member for Hunter [Joel Fitzgibbon] would know.” Morrison said Labor had “an ideological, pathological fear of coal”. “There is …

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This is a moment for universities to shine. Instead they’re in crisis

Many older workers will likely choose to upskill or retrain during the downturn. Education is a smart choice with the labour market so tight and travel restricted. Loading The spike in demand for post-school education is a national opportunity. Australia can use the pandemic to invest in our collective know-how. …

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Faith column: Dreaming of a Quinn Christmas

Recently my younger son had an iso-birthday. We arranged a trivia night with his older brother acting as quiz master from a distance of 1600 kilometres. On the appointed day, five households gathered together – Brady-Bunch-style – on my laptop. Our lockdown household of four was the largest, squeezing together …

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Bureaucrat denied Andrews’ request for infected travellers to quarantine away from CBD

Instead, Melissa Skilbeck, then Professor Sutton’s boss as deputy secretary of the health department, said one hotel had already agreed to take infected guests – the Rydges on Swanston. “At this late stage of planning it would be risky to seek to convince another hotel to contract to take such …

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Job losses across inner city could last years

They have fallen 7 per cent in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, by 6.8 per cent in the inner south-west and by 5.7 per cent in Parramatta. Payrolls are down by 7.8 per cent across Victoria but they have tumbled by 10.3 per cent in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, by 8.2 per cent …

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Coronavirus LIVE updates: Victoria records 21 new COVID-19 cases, seven deaths for Saturday as new cluster raises concerns, Australia boosts overseas flights, NSW records numbers

Data journalist and COVID-19 blogger Craig Butt has produced some updates graphs showing the path of the 14-day averages in regional and metro Victoria up to today. Metro Melbourne: Regional Victoria: Unemployed Australians will have to wait beyond the October budget for a crucial decision on the JobSeeker rate despite …

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AFL live updates round 18: Melbourne Demons fighting for finals survival in do-or-die clash with Essendon Bombers

Here’s how The Age chief football writer Jake Niall sees today’s crucial clash for the Demons. Daniel Talia (Adel) – 200 games Daniel Talia.Credit:Getty Images Hello and welcome to our rolling coverage of today’s AFL action. The first match is the most consequential contest of the day as Melbourne find …

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