Best of cartoons June 27, 2019

Best of cartoons June 27, 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 26, 2019 — 11.20pm 1/11 Illustration: Cathy WilcoxCredit: 2/11 Brain gym 3/11 Andrew Dyson 4/11 Matt Golding 5/11 Matt Golding 6/11 Matt Golding 7/11 Matt Golding 8/11 Matt Davidson.Credit: 9/11 John ShakespeareCredit: 10/11 Andrew Weldon 11/11 Matt Golding Politics

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NRL 2019: Flanagan, Peachey set to stay put at Sharks and Titans

But it’s understood his management is still trying to negotiate a way out of the final two years of that deal, allowing him to join the Roosters before the start of next season. The Roosters are in need of a ready-made playmaker like Flanagan, with Cooper Cronk to call time on his decorated career at the end of this season. Without Flanagan, coach Trent Robinson will almost certainly be left with little choice but to play Lachie Lam alongside Luke Keary next season. The tri-colours also recently signed talented Queensland…

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Peter Dutton says he no longer wants to be leader

Wannabe Prime Minister Peter Dutton was the only man in the room who put his hand up when Malcolm Turnbull announced a spill, and he claims his actions played a crucial part in the Coalition’s miracle win in May. In the finale of a two-part series, titled Bad Blood/New Blood, which aired on Sky News on Tuesday and Wednesday night, Mr Dutton claimed he is no longer interested in the Liberal leadership. He insisted he only put his hand up on that fateful day in August because he believed a…

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South Sydney struggling through State of Origin period, but should topple Wests Tigers, says Andrew Johns

They were pumped in the first match against Parramatta, and then Canberra put a big score on them. There’s been a lot of rain this week and that ground is slippery of a night at the best of times, so the kicking game will be important. That’s where Souths have a distinct advantage with experienced halfback Adam Reynolds, who comes back into the side after being ruled out indefinitely with a back problem. He’s got the best short kicking game in the NRL and it will be crucial here. Even…

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Knives out for ‘brilliant’ USA plan: Sheedy

Coaching great Kevin Sheedy has backed the ‘‘brilliant’’ concept of his old team the Giants seeking a home game in the US, suggesting the AFL’s youngest club had been braver than established clubs in Melbourne. Sheedy said the game had been ‘‘too slow’’ to embrace new markets, praised the Giants for their enterprise and predicted that the concept of playing in America would be criticised in Melbourne. ‘‘It’s a brilliant idea. I think we’re too slow in trying to get games overseas for four [premiership] points,’’ said Sheedy, who had…

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Wests Tigers to honour Robbie Farah’s ambassadorial deal

Tigers fans heading to Bankwest Stadium to see their club battle South Sydney on Thursday night will basically want to know how their team will look next season and beyond. Speculation highly paid players such as Reynolds and Russell Packer are being shopped around refuses to go away. Loading But a refreshed Pascoe said there had been no discussions with any players about an early release, while Farah and fellow club favourite Benji Marshall would be given time to make up their own minds about playing on next year. Should…

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Western Bulldogs want future Indigenous stars to call the west home

Goodes is one of 18 Indigenous players to play with the Western Bulldogs with three of the 18 – Joel Hamling, Jarrod Harbrow and Liam Jones – now at other clubs while former Bulldog Michael McLean is one of the most respected footballers in the club’s history. ‘‘We can’t solve that problem overnight and we have tried to take a multi-faceted approach to it,’’ Gordon said. He said he was heartened by the way the club had embraced Goodes’ initiatives and the Reconciliation Action Plan released last year underpinned their approach…

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AFLPA stands with Beams as sporting world battles trolls

“It’s disgusting some of the abuse players cop.” The World Players Association, brings together the likes of FIFPro, the National Basketball Players Association, the NFLPA and other groups including the Australian Athletes’ Alliance – of which the AFLPA is a part. The World Players is working on minimum standards for sports to endorse on social media in the hope they can go to social media companies and ask for more to be done to combat trolls. The correspondence. AFLPA general manager of player development Ben Smith said players couldn’t do…

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Missing boy, 7, in ‘imminent danger’

Phoenix White was taken from his school in Harrisdale by his dad, Shannon, at about 9.40am on Wednesday. The father, 36, was riding a red/black motorcycle, believed to be a Yamaha. “Information obtained since that time suggests Phoenix may be in imminent danger,” police said on Wednesday afternoon. Anyone with information should call police on triple-0.Source:Supplied Phoenix was last seen travelling on Tonkin Highway, near Hale Road. He is described as fair skinned, about 140cm tall, with a stocky build and blonde hair. He was wearing blue shorts, a navy…

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Out-of-fashion motivation gave NSW Blues the edge in game II

Two of the three biggest matches in the past nine months – the 2018 NRL grand final and the Perth Origin match – have now turned on team motivation … or lack of it. The Storm were “jumped” by the Roosters in the 2018 decider when the challengers scored three tries against the incumbent champions in the first half. Whether it was the distraction caused by the injury to Cooper Cronk, the escape from the judiciary of Melbourne fullback Billy Slater, the Storm’s “We Go Again” marketing campaign or the…

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