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Scott defends fitness staff after star forward’s hamstring injury

Jeremy Cameron was subbed out of the round 16 game before half-time.Credit:Getty Images “But his hamstring has been fine. Even the way he played today … he was the best player of all-time if he had a significant injury and was doing what he was doing. “The one criticism I’ll …

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Underquoting? Auction results soar above quoted price guides

No comparable sales were provided for the property, but Mr Morrell said he bought a similar property around the corner for $5 million just months earlier. He said the regulator never responded. “There needs to be greater compliance and regular checks,” he said. “It’s demoralising for those looking to buy.” …

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When 47 car parks, $660 million and one election collide

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size On Monday morning, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg used the new intergenerational report to warn of the spending pressures facing the country over the next 40 years. Deficits over the next four decades, increasing government debt and an older, smaller Australia meant his key …

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While Josh hails the bounce-back, I hail a taxi: the big disconnect between pollies and business

For many voters, bounce-back feels enough like recovery to brush aside the worries of business. Consumer confidence is high as Australians enjoy the savings they amassed during the height of the pandemic in 2020. House prices are high, interest rates are low and rents are manageable because immigration has ground …

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Ex-Liberal MP Julia Banks opens up on bad behaviour of former colleagues

Former Liberal MP has Julia Banks has alleged she was touched inappropriately by a male Coalition minister and faced attempts from the Prime Minister’s office to paint her as an emotional, overwhelmed woman during her time in Parliament. In a blistering extract from her book Power Play: Breaking Through Bias, …

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Pfizer is key to Australia’s path out of the pandemic, but most doses still months away

Deliveries of Pfizer will roughly double in the week of July 12, and drastically ramp up with 2.8 million doses delivered across the month. Lieutenant-General John Frewen said now that states have vaccine delivery projections, he would be meeting with them on Tuesday to “wargame” a plan for the weeks …

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Dirty money: How the banks and AUSTRAC are fighting back against financial crime

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size Earlier this year in the National Australia Bank’s Docklands headquarters, a fraud officer noticed a suspicious pattern of transactions made by a 70-year-old woman. The officer opened the bank account and saw more than 20 transfers to Coinspot, an Australian cryptocurrency exchange. …

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Mad AZ hell: Too many cooks and not enough vaccines leaves public in the lurch

Yet that was mild compared with the extraordinary attack launched at Morrison by Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk and her chief health officer, Dr Jeannette Young, on Wednesday morning. “I don’t want an 18-year old in Queensland dying from a clotting illness who if they got COVID, probably wouldn’t die,” a …

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Black Hats, tax havens: Australia’s biggest insider trading probe revealed

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size On September 30, 2020, a car mysteriously pulled up at a postbox in Golden Four Drive in Bilinga, a tiny coastal town in Queensland, just over the NSW border. The driver, having mailed his missive, turned around and drove back south. The …

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Around the world people ask: “Can we get home?”

Daniel Andrews, imagine your daughter (Australian-born) is older, partnered, with two sons (Australians also) and lives in the UK. They have not seen their Australian family since January 2019. Finally, they are on an aeroplane in August, ready for two weeks quarantine to relocate home. Both parents are fully vaccinated. …

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