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‘Confused and unsure’: Young Swan opens up on concussion scare

In keeping with concussion protocols, the Swans sent McCartin for scans after the hit. They revealed an abnormality at the back of his brain. “They thought this abnormality could’ve been from the incident,” McCartin, who makes his return to senior football on Saturday, says. At the time, McCartin was still …

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This is serious. Campbellfield burns, Andrews must act

There was the one last year in West Footscray that forced more than 50 schools and childcare centres to close after an illegal chemical dump site was set alight. Then in 2017, there was the blaze at the Coolaroo recycling depot that burnt for a week. Turns out Friday’s Campbellfield …

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‘We’re making a stand against online trolls’: Melbourne run through ‘mean tweets’ banner

Melbourne have run through a banner featuring ‘mean tweets’ ahead of their crunch clash with Essendon at the MCG on Friday night. The banner, prepared in conjuction with youth organisation Reach, was designed to tackle the growing issue of online abuse of players. It read: “We’re making a stand against …

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Super W rivals hoping for no repeat of last year’s incredible final

For Queensland captain Kiri Lingman, she’d rather get the job done by the 80-minute mark; something her side have never managed to do against an undefeated NSW team. “Playing 100 minutes of footy to being nipped at the end there is heartbreaking to say the least,” Lingman said. “For those …

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Barty leads Queensland-flavoured Fed Cup charge

Either way the red-hot outfit will be chock-full of local talent when they take on a strong Belarus side in Brisbane on April 20-21. “For us it is an opportunity; you don’t get to play Fed Cup at home often,” Barty said of the Queensland connection. “Some of the girls …

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‘You shouldn’t have to sell the roof over your head’: Labor pledges to slash cost of cancer treatment

The Labor stance rejects about $140 billion of the government’s $158 billion tax cuts from Tuesday’s budget, leaving enormous scope to propose alternative tax cuts, redirect the money to spending programs or post bigger budget surpluses. Loading Mr Shorten used his budget reply on Thursday night to promise greater tax …

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Farewell to what was a truly weird Parliament

By Thursday evening, Spender – hastily appointed to fill the Liberal Democrat Party seat left vacant by David Leyonhjelm’s nifty transfer to the NSW state Parliament – was gone with all the MPs, and in his case, most unlikely to return. Prime Minister Scott Morrison was heading off, too, preparing …

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Bill Shorten will throw out up to $143 billion worth of Scott Morrison’s planned income tax cuts

Illustration: Matt GoldingCredit: The second phase is scheduled to begin in 2022 and would lower the tax rate for at least 1.1 million people earning between $90,000 and $120,000. A worker on $120,000 a year would enjoy $2200 more tax relief under the Coalition than what Labor is currently offering. …

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‘Shameful workshop’: anti-gay sheikh to speak at university event

A fundamentalist Muslim sheikh who has slammed gay marriage and homosexuals will speak at a University of Wollongong workshop. Sheikh Jamil El-Biza will speak at the “Understanding others through narrative practices” event conducted by the new School of Liberal Arts, where the controversial Ramsay Centre degree will operate. Fundamentalist Muslim …

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Perth restaurants team up for eclectic extravaganza at Good Food Month

Lallah Rookh. Lalla Rookh guests can enjoy a main of Market Fish with Red Braised Vegetables and Herbs with a glass of Soave or Valpolicella, a pint of Colonial Kolsch or soft drink. Each year, Good Food Month invites Perth’s best restaurants to curate and host their own unique experiences …

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