Morrison closes in on majority

As counting continued on Sunday night, the first batches of postal votes looks set to shore up the Sydney seat of Wentworth and Boothby in South Australia for the Liberals, taking the Coalition’s numbers to 75. A win in the Tasmanian seat of Bass, where the Liberals’ Bridget Archer leads Labor MP Ross Hart by 437 votes, could deliver Mr Morrison a majority in the Lower House. RELATED: Pauline Hanson’s One Nation truck set alight RELATED: Bill Shorten’s pick for new Labor leader At 9pm on Sunday, Independent MP for…

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The Chase host Andrew O’Keefe due to return after two-month break

In April, The Sunday Telegraph revealed the TV personality would be taking extended leave after becoming “emotionally exhausted”. O’Keefe is due to start filming new episodes of The Chase in the first week of June after he signalled to Seven he was ready to return to production. RELATED: Andrew O’Keefe filmed in court scuffle RELATED: Why Andrew O’Keefe almost walked away from The Chase Australia O’Keefe took extended leave to deal with “personal issues”.Source:News Corp Australia O’Keefe’s manager Mark Klemens confirmed at the time the host was taking a break…

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Retiree tax, the policy that helped Labor lose the election

The MP, who Liberal sources said was now in line for a ministry, harnessed a taxpayer-funded campaign to fuel resentment about the policy around the country. Mr Wilson said the policy was a game changer because it put voters’ “bank balance on the ballot”. “A lot of those seats from the Central Coast [in NSW] to the Sunshine Coast [in Queensland] it was a big factor,” he said. Labor’s failure to hold seats in Queensland and Tasmania with large retiree populations cost Bill Shorten the election on Saturday after a…

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Expert predicts how Game of Thrones ends

Now Thrones 360 host James Mathison is predicting the finale in the war of Westeros will be fought and likely won by another woman — Sansa Stark, killing off dragon queen, Daeneyrs. The Foxtel presenter told News Corp Australia “you sort of have to expect the unexpected in this show, but I have a gut feeling that Sansa takes the throne by killing Daeneyrs with the dagger Arya gave her” adding fan favourite, “Jon [Snow] won’t have the bottle to kill the woman he loves.” British actress Emilia Clarke arrives…

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Bill Shorten’s old mate who understands true disaster … and survival

“Bill” is Bill Shorten, who was the national secretary of the Australian Workers Union when Brant Webb and Todd Russell were trapped by a cave-in deep within Beaconsfield’s gold mine. Fellow miner Larry Knight was killed. The rockfall was on Anzac Day, April 25, 2006. May 9 is the day when Webb and Russell were rescued, emerging from 925 metres beneath the surface blinking into the light, punching the air with the exhilaration of deliverance. It was the biggest news story in Australia. Bill Shorten would be swept up in…

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St George Illawarra Dragons coach Paul McGregor steaming about Jack de Belin decision, set to swing selection axe

“Certainly he is a big part of our lives. But he wasn’t there today and there 17 players and coaching staff who didn’t do what they needed to do.” McGregor revealed the club expected de Belin to be available for the match in Mudgee on Sunday, such was the Dragons’ confidence in the Federal Court challenge of the NRL’s new no-fault stand-down policy. De Belin’s court bid failed last Friday. “To be totally honest we all expected him to be available today, but he wasn’t so we had to move…

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MAFS star explodes: ‘Someone is going to die’

Ms Verrall appeared on season two of MAFS in 2016, but struggled with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts following her time on the show. She accused producers of bullying, manipulation, selective editing and forgoing a duty of care for contestants that left her suicidal. “I didn’t sign up to be bullied to the point where I want to kill myself,” she told Channel 7’s Sunday Night program. “I didn’t sign up to have no support. I didn’t sign up to have my life completely ripped to shreds.” Ms Verrall claims…

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Best of cartoons, May 20, 2019

Best of cartoons, May 20, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 15 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day. May 19, 2019 — 10.16pm 1/15 Illustration: Pat Campbell 2/15 Illustration: Jim Pavlidis 3/15 Illustration: John Shakespeare 4/15 Illustration: Matt Golding 5/15 Illustration: Matt Golding 6/15 Illustration: Matt Golding 7/15 Illustration: Matt Golding 8/15 Illustration: Matt Golding 9/15 Illustration: Matt Golding 10/15 Illustration: Matt Golding 11/15 Illustration: Matt Golding 12/15 Illustration: Matt Golding…

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Wild fan theories on GoT finale

Yet even investing hundreds of hours is no cast-iron guarantee when it comes to the world of Westeros. So, for better or worse, here are their tips on how it will end. Warning: Spoilers. BRONTE COY With former hero Daenerys Taragaryen’s rapid descent into madness in the penultimate episode, it seems fairly safe to say she’s no longer the endgame when it comes to the Iron Throne. But the idea of Jon Snow — who doesn’t even want to rule — being scuttled in as the next best alternative would…

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GetUp and unions claim just two seats despite record spend

GetUp national director Paul Oosting said the result was “obviously disappointing as it shows fear campaigns have successfully divided us. But our members are telling us today that they’re proud of what they’ve achieved and ready and keen to change things for the better”. Mr Oosting also said the campaign in Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s seat of Dickson had been partially successful because the swing to him was weaker than the swing to the Coalition across the rest of Queensland. Opponents say GetUp’s $4 million election spend was misguided…

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