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Arm injury forces Barty out of Italian Open in quarter-finals

Barty was up during the second set when she called a physio and had her right-arm strapped with a compression sleeve. She eventually decided against continuing the match, allowing Gauff to reach her first WTA semi-final. “As tough as it is, I hate withdrawing, I mean I hate pulling out …

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Waiting six hours with a bleeding bowel: Leaked email exposes the extent of WA’s health crisis

St John Ambulance staff can’t offload patients at a hospital unless there are free beds, which means patients are often placed under the care of paramedics until a spot becomes available. Sometimes they have to wait inside the ambulance, others are strapped to a trolley and kept in a corridor. …

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AFL backs Rioli to return as twin blockbusters fixtured for Perth

Shuey said he was notified of Rioli’s arrest before his teammates and was yet to speak to him about his latest indiscretion. But he said he had been in contact with the 2018 premiership player while he served a two-year suspension for tampering with a urine sample and stayed mainly …

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Perfect time to sow but farmers warn ‘it’s a long time until spring’

Despite the favourable early conditions, challenges are never far away. Thankfully the farm has managed to avoid the mouse plague ravaging parts of NSW but rodent numbers are increasing. The farm’s operations manager Jonathan Collins says there have been more mice recently, particularly in and around sheds. “It’s been a …

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Snow and strong winds on Victoria’s coldest day of the year

Victoria is shivering through its coldest day of the year, with heavy rainfalls and severe weather warnings for damaging winds plaguing the state’s east. Around 7.4mm of rain fell over Olympic Park, just outside the Melbourne CBD from midnight on Saturday. At sunrise, the temperature in the city was hovering …

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Man critical after being struck by light-truck south of Brisbane

A man is in a critical condition after he was struck by a light-truck in Logan, south of Brisbane on Friday night. Police were investigating the crash, with initial information suggesting the incident happened shortly after midnight when the truck drove from a Logan Street car park onto Albert Street. …

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Treasurer to whack landlords, high-end property buyers with $2.4b tax hike

But the pre-budget announcement could invite accusations that Mr Pallas is waging a class war, and it is certain to prompt a ferocious response from the state Liberal opposition, which has long criticised the Andrews government as running the nation’s highest-taxing jurisdiction. The revenue boost comes after November’s delayed COVID-19 …

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Giteau, Ashley-Cooper join former Wallabies selling rugby to Los Angeles

Says Ashley-Cooper, 37, who played 121 Tests: “It means a lot to the local guys, and the supporters who come and watch, they’re very patriotic. But ‘Gits’ is right: it’s different.” As rugby slowly wrestles its way out of years of drudgery on these shores, a handful of Australians are …

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Travails of Tokyo 2020 recall the lost Games of 1940

With the future of the rescheduled 2020 Tokyo Olympics in doubt, it is interesting to consider the parallels with Australian athletes of the late 1930s. For them, the 1940 Tokyo Olympics were planned and they would have thought that it was their time to shine. A poster for the ill-fated …

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Libs excise fiscal rectitude from their political arsenal

Josh Frydenberg may now lend his name to budgets that clock up astronomical debt.Credit:Alex Ellinghausen And whether you ask the cool-headed, apolitical technocrat Ken Henry or the hot-headed, right-wing populist Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce, the answer is that this government is not managing it well. The former Nationals leader is …

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