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Joker in the pack: Crown watchdog missing in action

It established that Crown’s Melbourne lapses were so serious that it was not fit and proper to hold a licence in Sydney. The Victorian regulator seemed unaware of the exact same deficiencies and bad governance, even though it is their statutory responsibility to detect and police it. Multiple Crown directors …

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Mum’s cancer fight was the inspiration behind Cordner’s toughness

Loading “From Dad and the rest of the family, we were brought up to be givers and not takers,” Dane said. “Dad sacrificed for us and we were given so much love by all of our family. “As boys we saw how we were given so much by them, and …

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‘Hold on to that hatred’: Boomers aren’t to blame for Australia’s property mismatch

Baby Boomers are often blamed for Australia’s housing affordability crisis, but empty-nesters living in large homes are just a symptom of Australia’s property and policy mismatch. Rather than dampen housing prices, COVID has seen costs soar. In fact, the growth in house prices doesn’t look like abating. The great Australian …

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‘I really struggled’: How Bomber worked his way back from hub blues

“I felt like my body was going to let me down. Even though in the later parts of the year I wasn’t feeling the issue, still in my mind I felt like it was going to let me down.” Loading In some respects, Redman is a microcosm of the Bombers …

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From bad things, better things grow: Essendon’s silver linings playbook

It’s a scenario that the Bombers, themselves, did not envisage, with their new president Paul Brasher having – quite shrewdly – talked this season down in the short-term as one designated for “development”. Today, there’s a slightly giddy optimism about the Dons, who have turned the worries of the 2020 …

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A profound encounter at Lourdes

Years ago, backpacking around Europe, our train broke down in the south of France. By the time it was fixed it was too late to complete our journey to Biarritz, so we left the train at Lourdes and sought accommodation. It was after 10pm but the hostel had beds available. …

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Bags of money and the old school tie: Private schools and their impact on Melbourne

The nation’s most prestigious private schools have never been more financially secure, nor have they invested so heavily in facilities to attract new students. But how influential really is the old school tie these days? And why are taxpayers paying? A city and its schools A few years before Bailey, …

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‘Irrigation hunger games’: Battle over Australia’s food bowl soon to heat up

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size On a recent wintry morning, farmer Paul Porter surveyed a dying stand of grey box trees lining Mirrool Creek that meanders 15 kilometres through his “Mywurlie” property near Booligal in the NSW Riverina. Paul Porter, a fifth-generation farmer, sits under a dead …

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Bidens announce death of ‘first dog’ Champ

Washington: President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden on Saturday announced the passing of their German shepherd Champ, who they called a “constant, cherished companion” for 13 years. “In our most joyful moments and in our most grief-stricken days, he was there with us, sensitive to our every unspoken …

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