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‘Outrageously talented’ Ugle-Hagan will need time: Wallis

“It is probably going to be a little bit of a slower burn than most anticipate but he has certainly got the capacity to do it. It is just about getting a little bit bigger fitness base under his belt, then learning our system and how to impact games.” Wallis …

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Labor launches new campaign highlighting aged care horror stories

Australia’s “fundamentally broken” aged care system – and its impact on grandparents, parents and children – will be highlighted in a new campaign federal Labor will launch on Monday. The campaign consists of a series of short videos and amounts to a pre-emptive strike against the Morrison government on the …

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Suaalii’s $1 million-a-season demand was the last straw for Rabbitohs

Even in the first year of the proposed deal, the 17-year-old was seeking almost half that amount, about $480,000, with the asking price rising significantly in each of the ensuing seasons. The Rabbitohs could potentially have come close to meeting Suaalii’s expectations for the initial years of the deal, given …

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V’landys wants top cop to keep organised crime out of NRL

“It has been something we have been worried about and there have been instances where these kind of people have been associated with NRL players,” V’landys said. “There is no one better to help the NRL through this kind of thing than Mick. The players need to know that these …

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Frydenberg, Facebook negotiating through the weekend on new media laws

“Our respective teams have followed up the discussion over the course of yesterday [Friday] and the weekend,” he said. “I reiterated the Morrison government’s commitment to implementing the code and seeing journalists rewarded for generating original content.” Google has struck deals with major Australian media companies including Nine Entertainment (the …

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Prince Charles visits father Philip in hospital

London: Prince Charles, heir to the British throne, on Saturday visited the hospital where his father Prince Philip is being kept as a precaution after feeling ill, a Reuters photographer at the hospital said. He appeared sombre and sad, with bloodshot eyes as he left the hospital after spending 30 …

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The family tragedy driving Australian swimming star’s bid for Games glory

McKeown is exactly the kind of character you would expect to inhabit the youthful ranks of the Australian swimming team. She’s bright, effervescent, absurdly fit and impossibly motivated. Along with the likes of world champion Ariarne Titmus, she’s at the vanguard of a new wave of athletes that could herald …

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‘Bludgers watching Netflix’? Bosses, be more constructive with your feedback

In the greatest remote-morale passion killer of Victoria’s recent past, Mr Cartwright reportedly named the “bludger factor” as a problem among at-home workers and implied people were pretending to work while secretly vegging on the couch. As one of the multitude for whom 2020 was such a peak year of …

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Call her Ms Higgins: the PM’s over-familiarity is revealing

Loading It may not have been deliberate, but the persistent use of Higgins’ first name, and Morrison’s comments about consulting his wife Jenny on how to handle the alleged rape, all gave the impression that this was a matter to do with Women’s Feelings. Women’s Feelings is a private emotional …

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Mick Fuller to sit on the ARL Commission? It’s madness

Loading Indeed, it was only nine days ago that Fuller quit the board of Police Bank, a financial institution for the law enforcement community, “due to the increased commitment and workload of his role” as Commissioner. Surely that speaks for itself? This is a man whose dance card is already …

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