On Indigenous recognition, the PM has already drawn a line that might be impossible to cross

“I don’t support a third chamber,” Morrison told Radio National host Fran Kelly on September 26. “It’s not a third chamber they’re talking about necessarily,” Kelly replied. “It’s a representative body.” “No, it really is,” said Morrison. On this point he was adamant. “People can dress it up any way they like but I think two chambers is enough.” The Uluru statement was not specific about the structure for this voice, although it is also true that advocates for the change say it is likely to be a national representative…

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Text exchange squashed NSW star Damien Cook’s nerves seconds before warm-up

In a game-changing line break, Cook hit the afterburners and crashed over the line at 30kmh to pull the Blues to a strong 18-8 lead in a critical part of the match. Pulling a fast one on Maroons fullback Cameron Munster, Cook joked that the move was simply training for the arrival of his first child in November. “I’ve been probably a little bit hesitant every now when I run out, not backing myself sometimes,” he said. “Once I finally got into the clear all I wanted to do was…

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James Tedesco crows about Sydney Roosters and Wests Tigers lick their wounds

If Tedesco was to hit the open market today, he would arguably become the first NRL player to fetch $1.5 million a season. It was only 18 months ago Tedesco was still at the Tigers, and club favourite Robbie Farah – who represented NSW alongside the No. 1 – said the sight of him running around elsewhere was still tough to take. “It kills me [he’s not here],” Farah said on Thursday. “I remember when I first watched him play, I went away and told my family and friends ‘I’ve…

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Carlton defender Liam Jones remains true blue through 2022

“It’s been great to hone my defensive craft with Dale Amos who has backed me since day one and encouraged me to do it my way. “The Club has shown great belief in me since I walked through the doors and I’m looking forward to working hard every day to help this group achieve success over the next three seasons.” Jones’ career has been on the brink of ending on at least two occasions. After 66 games with the Western Bulldogs over the course of five seasons, he joined Carlton…

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Flock of over 50 native birds die after falling from the sky bleeding from their eyes

Dozens of native corella birds have died overnight after they fell from the sky in an Adelaide outer suburb. Bleeding from their eyes and beaks, more than 50 gravely ill birds began falling from the sky at a soccer oval in One Tree Hill, a suburb on the outskirts of Adelaide, about 2.30pm yesterday. Volunteers from Casper’s Bird Rescue, founded by Sarah King, desperately tried to help the long-billed corellas, running to the oval and calling out for extra help on Facebook. Ms King originally received a tip the birds…

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Hannebery to miss again for St Kilda with injury

‘‘Even though I did train strongly and got through it and had no general soreness, I guess with the history and missing a week and missing a few sessions, it was decided to have a week off at this stage.’’ Hannebery has played two games in the seniors, collecting 27 disposals in his debut against Brisbane and following it up with 23 touches against Richmond. It’s a significant blow for the Saints, with their embattled coach understood to be facing the axe if his team are blown out of the…

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Eleven months out and the NSW halfback race is already a Blue beauty

While Pearce did not name names, Cronulla captain Paul Gallen, who also skippered the Blues teams when ‘Junior’ was playing, wrote an online column that touched on the very issue. “At the Roosters, Mitchell shared a dressing-room with internationals and State of Origin players. That won’t be the case at the Knights and I fear Mitch’s rep career may be a casualty of having to do it all at club level,” Gallen wrote in a column for sportingnews.com. Pearce said after his Origin salvation: “It’s nice to get back in…

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Best of cartoons July 12, 2019

Best of cartoons July 12, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 8 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. July 11, 2019 — 8.34pm 1/8 Andrew Dyson 2/8 Matt Golding 3/8 Matt Golding 4/8 Matt Golding 5/8 David Pope 6/8 Vintage Cathy WilcoxCredit: 7/8 Matt Golding 8/8 Oslo Davis Politics

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Cronulla Sharks’ Andrew Fifita praises Brisbane Broncos’ Matt Lodge for showing restraint after knee from Kyle Flanagan

“I was sitting in the crowd [on Sunday] and at the time I was like, ‘what’s going on?’ But once I saw it in slow motion on the replay, I was expecting three to four weeks from that. If it was vice versa and Lodge did that to my half, mates or no mates, I’m flying in and giving it to him. “I told Lodgey after the game, what you did with your team and the way you led your team, that’s the kind of leadership you look for. Lucky…

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