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Saints’ ‘maturity’ on show by agreeing to pay cuts: Geary

“We didn’t think as a playing group it was fair that some players were going to have to take a nine per cent pay cut and others were going to take a 3.5 per cent pay cut,” Geary said on Friday. “We felt it was right to bring it in …

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Song a Day guy: “70% are mediocre, 20% suck and 10% are awesome”

It’s 8.15 on a Thursday evening in a home studio in Hartford, Connecticut. Jonathan Mann, a nervy, talkative 38-year-old wearing a black baseball cap with the word “songs” emblazoned across the front, wrote and recorded a song in here earlier today, inspired by online footage of a woman in a …

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Crown woes leave NSW facing $400m in lost tax revenue

The independent Bergin inquiry found that Crown Resorts is unfit to hold a casino licence in NSW, with a scathing report released this week confirming Crown had “facilitated money laundering”. Gambling regulators in NSW and Victoria earlier took aim at Mr Barton and Mr Demetriou for their refusal to resign …

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Health experts back treating juice as ‘soft drink’ as industry fights star rating change

Citrus Australia CEO Nathan Hancock said he was concerned “that sends a poor message to consumers … that you should be drinking diet soft drink rather than natural juices at a time when Australians are under-consuming fruit and vegetables. ” Mr Hancock said that, at the last meeting of the …

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Sydney toll road profits grow despite pandemic as public transport usage dropped

The company operates six toll roads in Sydney alone, and is eyeing a second Sydney Harbour tunnel, set to be built by 2026. Transurban chief executive Scott Charlton said Australia, and particularly NSW, was proving a fertile market for the tolling giant. Commuters are continuing to use toll roads, such …

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Microsoft urges Biden administration to back media bargaining laws

Mr Smith said the Biden administration had to consider whether it was wrong to compensate news for the benefits tech giants receive from content. “Facebook and Google persuaded the Trump Administration to object to Australia’s proposal,” he said. “But as the United States takes stock of the [US Capitol attack] …

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Trump impeachment LIVE updates: Trial continues against former US president Donald Trump over Capitol Hill riot

House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin is concluding his presentation by imploring senators to consider how much worse it will be if Donald Trump is acquitted and continues to incite his supporters to carry out more violence. House impeachment manager Jamie Raskin said that Trump “assembled, inflamed and incited” the January …

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NSW remains open as other states close to Victoria

In the early hours of Friday morning, Brunetti cafe at Terminal 4 of Melbourne Airport was added to the list of Victorian exposure sites. Anyone who was there between 4.45am and 1.15pm on Tuesday, February 9, must get tested and isolate for 14 days regardless of the result, Victorian health …

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Holiday Inn quarantine hotel cluster grows to 13 amid N95 mask rollout

COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria Commissioner Emma Cassar has met health officials to discuss rolling out N95 masks more broadly across the state’s hotel quarantine program after it was hit by a spate of infections at the Grand Hyatt, Park Royal and Holiday Inn. A senior health source, who spoke to The …

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Unruly spectator ejected from Rod Laver Arena after berating Rafael Nadal

After a couple of points in the game, she again interrupted play and was subsequently removed by security. Security officials ask the spectator to leave the stadium during Nadal’s match against Mmoh.Credit:Getty Images Asked during his on-court interview if he knew the spectator, a giggling Nadal said: “No. And honestly, …

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