It’s Wighton’s chance to put Origin blue behind him

ENGLISH MUSTARD The Viking Clap will be heard all over the ACT tonight — and hopefully it will generate some heat in GIO Stadium because the weather forecast is for zero degrees. That will suit the English players in Ricky Stuart’s team. That brings them into play because they’ll think they’re back in the north of England. I’m not entirely sure what “Stick” did over the off-season, but he said after last Friday night’s 28-0 win over the Wests Tigers that defence was something they had really worked on. You…

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Pair shot by police may have terror links

According to the Herald Sun, the men had outlaw motorcycle gang links and had converted to Islam while in prison in NSW. They were of low-level interest to counter-terrorism police. The men were taken to hospital with serious injuries after being shot near a camping ground by Victorian police near the NSW border. The men were shot after police tried to intercept a vehicle at Barnawartha North about 3pm on Wednesday. The exact circumstances surrounding the shooting are still being established but police say there is no threat to the…

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Collingwood mid-season report card

The danger with winning regularly despite not firing on all cylinders is that weaknesses can be overlooked. The Pies kept notching wins even though they were playing patchy football. Rejoining Collingwood’s midfield, Dayne Beams has been largely unable to capture his best form, even though he is averaging 25 disposals across nine games. But after a quiet showing in the round 11 loss to Fremantle, his spot in the Pies’ 22 was coming under question, a point coach Nathan Buckley acknowledged publicly. Ultimately that became a moot point, because Beams…

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Police issue infringements after teen passengers found snuggling in back seat

But police shared the photos taken at a traffic stop yesterday, saying the two passengers were breaking the law when they tried to catch 40 winks. The BMW X5 was pulled over by Southern Tablelands Highway Patrol about 2pm yesterday in Jindabyne, a popular winter destination town near the Snowy Mountains in southeast NSW. Police officers found two teenagers, 18 and 19, in the fully “reclined flat” rear passenger seats rugged up in doonas and jackets and resting on pillows. Both the teens were asleep when police stopped the car.…

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Best of cartoons June 13, 2019

Best of cartoons June 13, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 11 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. June 12, 2019 — 8.26pm 1/11 Cathy WilcoxCredit: 2/11 John Shakespeare 3/11 Matt Golding 4/11 Matt Golding 5/11 Matt Golding 6/11 Matt Golding 7/11 John ShakespeareCredit: 8/11 Dionne Gain 9/11 Andrew Dyson 10/11 Matt DavidsonCredit: 11/11 Andrew Weldon Politics

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ANZ Stadium to host Origin in 2020 before makeover

“The NSW government is committed to playing a State of Origin game in Sydney in 2020,” NSW Minister for Sport John Sidoti said. “We are working very closely with the NRL to host that game at ANZ Stadium before redevelopment commences. “The planning process for redevelopment of ANZ Stadium has begun as the NSW government continues to deliver world class venues for the state, further enhancing our position as a global and sporting destination.” The NSW government is committed to playing a State of Origin game in Sydney in 2020.…

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Teen died in ‘inhumane’ circumstances

Queensland Northern Coroner Nerida Wilson delivered her findings in a report today and states that the care provided to Holly at the Laura Rodeo and Races weekend in 2015 was “inadequate”. The 17-year-old was attending the annual event with her family when she had a cardiac arrest and died. In a disturbing series of events, the Coroner found that an ambulance did not arrive at the scene, about 300km north of Cairns, for almost two hours after Holly went into cardiac arrest on June 27. Despite the annual event being…

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Shock jock Alan Jones makes rare admission of regret

But that’s exactly what the controversial 2GB broadcaster did on Anh Do’s Brush With Fame when asked about his vile comments regarding former prime minister Julia Gillard. In 2011 Jones said on his radio show that Ms Gillard should be “put in a chaff bag” and dumped at sea. He offered a half-hearted apology later in the year after an address to the National Press Club, saying, “Sometimes in the heat of what you’re doing — you’re going at a 100 miles per hour — these things are said. “We…

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Sydney Swans chairman Andrew Pridham dismisses reports of North Melbourne bid for John Longmire

“This happens every year – stuff goes on about players and coaches and you’ve just got to focus on what you’re doing.” Longmire dismissed links to North Melbourne when asked last month, pointing to his contract with Sydney, where he is in his ninth year as senior coach, having previously served as an assistant since 2002. True grit: The Swans celebrate a Lance Franklin goal against West Coast on Sunday.Credit:AAP The Swans expect him to sign an extension at some stage this year, but are yet to open formal negotiations,…

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Anti-wool activists PETA stage disturbing protests

Two female protesters from PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) held up signs reading “Sheep suffer — ditch wool” and “Sheep kicked and beaten for wool” as they urged shoppers at Pitt Street Mall not to buy wool this winter. The organisation directed people to its “video exposés of the wool industry around the world, including Australia”, which it said showed shearers punching sheep in the face, stamping on heads and necks, and jabbing them with electric clippers. The protesters urged shoppers in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall not…

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