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‘He knew something was wrong with his brain’: Shane Tuck had severe CTE

Tuck was the son of Hawthorn legend Michael Tuck and his mother Fay is Gary Ablett senior’s sister. His diagnosis came as a kind of solace to his family, including sister Renee and brother Travis, and his wife Katherine and two children in Adelaide. Shane Tuck lived with his parents …

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Zendaya rises to the occasion in new film – but what’s the point of it?

Malcolm (John David Washington) is an up-and-coming director whose new movie, about an addict trying to get clean, has just been unveiled and looks set to be his breakout success. Back at his swanky open-plan home in Malibu, he’s full of himself and his own triumph, even as he sounds …

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Recognising the hurt and pain of our First Peoples

It is smug, dismissive, minimising and selfish. Denial of hurt only perpetuates the hurt. Empathy and recognition go a long way. Privilege is thinking that something is not a problem because it does not affect you personally.Nick Richardson, Blackburn North It is time to stop tearing down our nation I …

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‘Risks are too high’: Readers respond to the Australian Open

Players wait in front of the Grand Hyatt Melbourne, with staff in full PPE.Credit:Getty Scott Spits, the sports reporter for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald who broke the news of the first positive cases linked to the grand slam can understand readers’ responses to the news. “The decision …

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Cast out by their universities, vagabond scholars are now saving the world for free

We still do not know what causes schizophrenia, how to test for it or how to treat it, except by administering powerful anti-psychotics, drugs which cause so many terrible side effects – including sexual dysfunction, weight gain, incontinence and drooling – that often the cure seems worse than the malady. …

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Not just about a date: Australia Day debate overshadows more profound question

And every year it’s guaranteed some new twist will emerge. This year it’s been the recommendation by Cricket Australia to remove Australia Day branding from January 26 Big Bash League matches, sparking another bout of ritualistic jousting. As shock jocks fulminated, Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggested CA keep its nose …

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Only surprise is that anyone can compete with India at all

It was a magnificent victory by India in trying circumstances; on and off the field. It was a great credit to Ajinkya Rahane and coach Ravi Shastri, who not only held the group together after Kohli left but also instilled self-belief. Hundreds of millions in India were delirious with the …

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Why Carey would rather be on the bench than playing

Alex Carey is prioritising the Test tour of South Africa over the T20 series in New Zealand.Credit:Getty Images Carey would be in the box seat to tour South Africa as Paine’s understudy if the underperforming Wade is to be dumped. If Carey misses out, he would be a strong chance …

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‘It will never be fast enough for me’: Optus boss speed dials success

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size It was hardly the first day Kelly Bayer Rosmarin had imagined when she agreed to take on one of the biggest jobs in Australia, the chief executive position at telecom carrier Optus. The 44-year-old former Commonwealth Bank executive had spent a year …

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Australia cannot shirk ‘moral obligation’ to tackle climate change: Brian Schmidt

Federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley is representing Australia at the summit, which is also being attended by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng, French President Emmanuel Macron and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Loading Professor Schmidt said the coronavirus pandemic had reinforced the …

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