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The race is on: Which teams are best-placed to make the eight?

60 points 132.6% RUN HOME: Giants (H), St Kilda (H), Melbourne (H) WE SAY: With their final three matches at GMHBA Stadium, the Cats have all but secured a top-four spot already. It’s been an incredible season and if you take away their round 15 brain fade against Brisbane, the …

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Court ‘gag’ to be removed to allow families of sexual assault victims to speak out

David Hodson shot Carol, his step-daughter, outside her workplace in Mordialloc in 1997, months after Carol had reported to police that, like her sister, she had been sexually abused. Ms Page said the laws struck the right balance between privacy for families that wanted it and allowing others to speak …

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Opposition calls for sacking of Townsville MP after assault charge

Queensland’s LNP opposition has called for Townsville-based Labor MP Les Walker to be sacked after he was charged with assault just months after being fined for his involvement in an earlier fight in the regional city. Police have issued Mr Walker with a notice to appear for common assault and …

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Dismal Dogs belted by Titans to move closer to club’s sixth wooden spoon

The pair spent the first half trying to send cross-field kicks to Jayden Okunbor but barely created a contest for their tall winger. The kicks were either too shallow or from too far out, allowing the Titans to diffuse the situation with ease. Jack Hetherington and Jarrod Wallace get into …

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Tokyo Olympics LIVE updates: 62-year-old Aussie wins silver medal; Biles to compete

Andrew Hoy, 62, at his eighth Games, with a clear round and that’s a silver medal at least for Australia. Andrew Hoy in action.Credit:AP Team gold in the eventing for Great Britain and silver for Australia after the show jumping. Hoy a wonderful story in a staggering eighth Olympic Games. …

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Australia news LIVE: NSW records 207 new local COVID-19 cases; Queensland lockdown extended as cases grow by 13

A Sydney private school has told parents it will require every student to take a rapid antigen COVID-19 test on its grounds immediately before each HSC trial exam, and has taken matters into its own hands by securing its own supply of tests. Since the NSW government revealed the tests …

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Student at elite Brisbane girls school tests positive to COVID-19

A Brisbane Girls Grammar student has tested positive to COVID-19. The news comes after the school said on Saturday they were advised a parent had tested positive to the virus, and they had previously attended the school on Friday from 5.25pm to 8.30pm. Brisbane Girls Grammar School in Spring Hill. …

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‘He expects to win’: Peter Bol’s journey to an Olympic final

Rinaldi said Bol had a great 2019 season before COVID-19 hit. “Winning just builds belief that you will win,” he said. “He goes out expecting to win races now. And he is embracing it. He is not too arrogant, it’s a quiet arrogance that he will win.” Bol is charismatic …

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Wallabies set to face Eden Park demons twice in seven days

The other option being considered by NZR is playing the second Test on Sunday, August 15, given Rugby Australia have also indicated they’re prepared to push the Perth Test back to August 28. Playing the third and final Test on the 28th is dependent on the AFL, who have first …

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Injury blows for Bombers, concerns for Blues in finals race

Fellow ruckman Marc Pittonet (ankle) is still returning to full fitness and with forward-ruckman Levi Casboult (knee) yet to confirm his availability, the Blues faced the prospect of being without a key big man against the Suns. The undersized Jack Silvagni was used as De Koning’s back up and then …

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