Gladys Liu’s election victory was more miraculous than that of the Morrison government

Persistence, she would discover, pays off in politics. Her long journey to Canberra is testament to that. Loading Liu had fought half a dozen bruising Liberal Party preselection battles over 16 years before finally contesting the seat of Chisholm, in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, when all hopes of retaining it seemed lost at the May 18 election. Her victory, after the seat was abandoned by former Liberal MP Julia Banks in a blaze of controversy, was in retrospect even more miraculous than the Morrison government’s itself. She fought accusations of homophobia,…

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Innovative Rugby League World Club 9s rules could feature in NRL

But most notably, a 20-40 rule in addition to the longstanding 40-20 law. If successful, the competition committee could look at introducing the 20-40 law to NRL matches. Loading “There is always opportunities for the competition committee to look at innovations. To be fair, I think we have done that over the last few years [with] things like shot clocks and other changes we have brought into the game to make sure the game is entertaining and free-flowing,” Greenberg said at the tournament launch in Parramatta on Monday. “If the…

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Childish Gambino visits Unley cafe

In a story posted by staff member Mel Birdseye on Instagram, cafe co-owner Josh Baker is seen laughing and making coffee in the foreground, as the video zooms in on Gambino. Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) at Whistle & Flute, Unley. Picture: Mel Birdseye, InstagramSource:Supplied “He just rolled in … unexpected, completely out of the blue,” Josh says. “All the staff went a little bit crazy. He sat on a really nice table and he had his minder there, and a couple of other guys. “He had a nutritious brekky bowl…

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Nicole Kidmans' Big Little Lies admission

Speaking exclusively to News Corp Australia while on holiday to visit her mother Janelle and sister Antonia this week, Kidman said “I think we would love to do a season three because there is certainly ideas,” adding “but we would not do it without all of the same people involved … even the kids.” The powerhouse, female-driven blockbuster HBO drama — adapted from the best-selling book of the same name by Sydney author Liane Moriarty — has fans around the world in a Game Of Thrones-style frenzy over the season…

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Corey Norman poised for fullback switch as Gareth Widdop nears return for struggling St George Illawarra Dragons

Only hours after a brutal video review of the hiding they took from the Panthers on Friday, Norman indicated he would slot straight back into the No.1 spot as Widdop prepares for his final fling at the club before taking up a Super League deal with Warrington next year. Corey Norman could go to fullback for the Dragons.Credit:AAP “Hopefully Gaz is back this week, so that would be a massive inclusion for us,” Norman said. “He is our captain, he has been at our club for so long and he…

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Reality star’s secret rehab fight

After moving into a two-bedroom Tribeca loft ahead of her first year at New York University — a transition captured by Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cameras — Hamlin began “having terrible depression,” she said in an Instagram story. “This time last year I was in rehabilitation,” she admitted in a series of posts on her Instagram story, according to Page Six. “I moved to New York to start my journey as a student at NYU. Not long after I moved to New York I began having terrible depression. I…

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Ninja Warrior hosts reel over brutal ‘mic-drop moment’

It comes one episode after contestant Trudie Horskins was booted out of the competition when her shoe fell in the water — a ruling Horksins’ supporters angrily protested in scenes that did not make it to air. West Australian rock climber Zed Colback was the first contestant to attempt the course during Monday’s semi-final, with expectations high as he’d finished third in his heat. Zed Colback prepares to take on the course.Source:Channel 9 Newly married, he’d even postponed his honeymoon to compete. Colback coasted through the first few obstacles with…

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Todd Greenberg, John Sidoti ‘very close’ to keeping 2021 GF in NSW

Loading The difference in capacity will cause a significant reduction in gate takings for the 2021 and 2022 deciders, as well as Origin matches in both years. Some powerful voices within the NRL are subsequently pushing for the 2021 grand final to be sold to the highest bidder but Greenberg is leading the discussions with the government and he is hopeful of agreeing to new terms which would keep the final game of the season in Sydney. “Our conversations with them have been ongoing for a number of weeks and…

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Trump working with Swedish PM to release rapper

Trump tweeted that during “a very good call” with Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, he also “assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk.” WHY IS A$AP ROCKY IN JAIL? The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist has been in custody since early this month over an alleged fight in Sweden. Justin Bieber is part of a long line of celebrities who want A$AP Rocky out of jail and the Sorry singer used the opportunity to call on the President to free the children of illegal immigrants. I want my friend out.. I…

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