Fornaroli wins battle of the strikers, as Glory besiege City

Maclaren, who has been in red-hot form in his four appearances this season, tried his luck early but his third-minute flick from the left from a cross by Javier Cabrera flew wide of Liam Reddy’s goal. Connor Metcalfe, restored to the starting line-up after missing the win against Western Sydney Wanderers, fed Cabrera down the left and Craig Noone got on the end of his cross only to direct a header on goal which Reddy gathered easily. But it was the visitors who had the best early opportunity to take…

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Scott Morrison to pump funding into IT in public service shake-up

Amid a fierce backlash from the public sector unions and the Opposition, Mr Morrison axed four departments and five senior public servants on Thursday and flagged more changes to come to establish a “lean and mean” bureaucracy. Loading From February 1, the number of federal departments will be reduced from 18 to 14 to “bust bureaucratic congestion”, creating four super departments in the most significant restructure of the public service since Bob Hawke cut 28 departments down to 18 and abolished the public service board following the 1987 election. Sources…

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Tim Tszyu belts Jack Brubaker as Jeff Fenech throws in towel to protect his fighter

The result could set up another local showdown, against the winner of this month’s Jeff Horn-Michael Zerafa rematch. It’s also another step towards Tszyu’s ultimate ambition, of winning a world title. Team Tszyu has already been sounded out by the camp of interim WBO junior middleweight world champion Patrick Teixeira about the prospect of hosting a world title fight in Sydney next year. “I was just getting started, it was only a warm up. I could do another 10 more rounds,” Tszyu said. “The main thing is all the fans…

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Brits in Aussie gold rush amid Brexit fears

Britain has sailed past China as the biggest single purchaser of Australian gold. Through the first nine months of the year, the UK has purchased $9 billion of gold compared to China’s $5.8 billion. London is the world’s gold trading capital, with the Bank of England (BoE) holding 400,000 bars of the precious metal worth more than $200 billion. The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) 80-tonne gold holding is stored with the BoE. The RBA confirmed it had not sold any of its holdings. It is understood almost none of…

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Lussick knocks out Hodges in first round

“I knew when I landed it he wasn’t going to get up,” Lussick said. “It felt good, I don’t know how else to say it.” The end game for Hodges was a crack at Paul Gallen. That plan was for that to be his last fight, but instead it was this one. Darcy Lussick celebrates victory over Justin Hodges.Credit:Getty Lussick can’t lay claim to being the best fighter in his footy side. Few can, when marquee signing Sonny Bill Williams is your Toronto Wolfpack teammate. But the fiery forward can…

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Victim confused attacker with boyfriend

Bradley Robert Edwards recently pleaded guilty to deprivation of liberty during a break-in at Huntingdale in Perth’s southeast in 1988, but denies murdering Sarah Spiers, 18, Jane Rimmer, 23, and Ciara Glennon, 27, in 1996 and 1997. The victim testified in the Western Australia Supreme Court on Friday, saying her boyfriend, who is now her husband, was upset when he left her family’s home after they spent Valentine’s Day together. So when she woke that night, feeling someone on top of her as she lay on her stomach, she thought…

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Taipans strike against Breakers in NBL win

Cairns showed more intensity from the outset and it was reflected on the scoreboard. In the first half, the Snakes shot at 64 per cent from the field compared to New Zealand’s 42 per cent. The half-time lead of 17 points grew by five in the third term before the Breakers took some pride in their performance to reduce the margin to 10 at the final break. New Zealand managed to reduce the deficit to eight points early in the last quarter before three-pointers from Scott Machado and Majok Deng…

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Adam Scott misses cut alongside Sergio Garcia as Matt Jones holds lead into weekend

But the weekend galleries were robbed of some serious star power as Scott (even par) missed the cut by one shot, ruing a horror four-over 75 under smoky skies on Thursday. Loading Spaniard Garcia (+2) never found his groove playing alongside Scott and Casey, booking an early ticket home after struggling to a three-over 74 on Friday. Speaking before his fate was sealed late in the second round, Scott said he would take some positives to Royal Melbourne where he has put his hand up to “stick it” to Tiger Woods,…

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How Kings import Didi Louzda took right path.

Normal text sizeLarger text sizeVery large text size They shared the same name, lived in the same zone in the same Brazilian city, and played on the same basketball team. Marcos was three years younger than his good friend, who is better known as “Didi”, and when they weren’t playing, they were at the Louzada household along with other members of the team. “Our house was always full of kids,” says Rosane Assunta Louzada, 56, Didi’s mother. “It was a project to help kids to come from the street. It…

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Best of cartoons December 7, 2019

Best of cartoons December 7, 2019 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 14 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their humorous version of the news of the day. December 6, 2019 — 8.40pm 1/14 Simon Letch 2/14 Matt Golding 3/14 Andrew Dyson 4/14 Alan Moir 5/14 Jim Pavlidis 6/14 Simon Letch 7/14 Jim Pavlidis 8/14 illustration by Dionne Gain for Saturday Business Oped by Ross Gittins 7/12/19Credit:Dionne Gain 9/14 Robin Cowcher 10/14 Andrew Dyson 11/14 Michael Leunig 12/14 Simon LetchCredit:Simon Letch 13/14 Simon…

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