McGowan calls Portman a ‘fraud’

The New York Post reports that the actress and Harvey Weinstein accuser, 46, called out Portman in a lengthy Facebook post, accusing her of not taking the actions to support women in the industry. Actress Rose McGowan. Picture: GettySource:AFP Natalie Portman’s cape with the names running down the lapel. Picture: APSource:AP Portman, 38, attended the awards show wearing a black and gold Dior dress with a cape embroidered with the names of the female directors who were snubbed by the Academy: Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Greta Gerwig…

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Gladys Liu’s message for Australia: ‘Don’t be scared’

“My message is to encourage people to go about their normal lives. Don’t be scared. There is nothing to panic about.” The number of coronavirus deaths surged by 242 in China on Thursday, double the previous daily record, taking the total death toll past 1360 with 60,000 confirmed cases. In Japan, more than 200 Australians remain trapped aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. At least 12 Australians from the cruise ship have contracted the disease and are being treated in hospitals in Yokohama. In an interview with The Sydney Morning…

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MPs hit back at Fierravanti-Wells’ call to ditch bill

Senator Paterson, who sits on the government’s backbench committee that will look at the bill before it is taken to the Coalition party room, added it would take “years” to get a national anti-discrimination law framework and “the final product is almost certain to be inferior”. Loading Queensland senator Amanda Stoker, who chairs the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee that will examine the bill once it is introduced to Parliament, agreed a consolidation project was “unrealistic” and a “long way off”. The former barrister, who spoke of freedom of…

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Jim Carrey says reporter is only thing left on his ‘bucket list’

Carrey, 58, was being interviewed about his role in Sonic the Hedgehog by Charlotte Long of Heat Magazine when the journalist asked Carrey about his career. “In the film, Sonic has a bucket list, I was wondering, after all you’ve done in your career and in your life, is there anything still left on your bucket list?” Long, who posted the interview on Twitter, asked. “Just you,” Carrey responds, as Long laughs and covers her mouth. “That’s it, it’s all done now.” “Wow, Long responds. “I don’t know what to…

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Best of cartoons, February 14, 2020

Best of cartoons, February 14, 2020 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 7 Images Our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day. February 13, 2020 — 9.44pm 1/7 Illustration: Oslo Davis 2/7 Illustration: Matt Golding 3/7 Illustration: Simon Letch 4/7 Illustration: Matt Golding 5/7 Illustration: Jim Pavlidis 6/7 Illustration: Matt Golding 7/7 Illustration: Matt Golding Politics

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Kids in school uniform hospitalise man at train station

The victim, believed to be in his late teens or early 20s, suffered serious head injuries in the attack on Thursday afternoon. He was taken to Royal Perth Hospital and is in critical condition. Police believe the students were all wearing their school uniform. It is also believed there may have been an incident on a bus travelling to the station which may have been linked to the assault. Anyone with information has been asked to contact Crime Stoppers. The victim is in a critical condition at Royal Perth Hospital.Source:istock…

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Queensland kayaker dead as floods shut schools

A 75-year-old kayaker was found dead in the swollen Mary River in the Sunshine Coast hinterland amid heavy rains across the state. Meanwhile, the search for a woman who disappeared in the Gold Coast hinterland has resumed after being suspended due to rain. Yang Chen, 26, went missing near Gorge Falls on Wednesday.Source:Supplied Yang Chen, 26, was reported missing on Wednesday morning by a man she was walking with near Gorge Falls in the Tallebudgera Valley. He told police he lost sight of her and it’s not clear if she…

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Nearly half of sports grants ineligible

The probe also heard there was no legal obligation to document the reasons particular projects were chosen. Auditor-General Grant Hehir gave evidence on Thursday on the first day of public hearings of an inquiry into the so-called sports rorts affair, which led to the resignation of former sports minister Bridget McKenzie. Brian Boyd, from the audit office, revealed 43 per cent of applications that received funding were ineligible. He said those projects were initially assessed by Sport Australia as eligible, but circumstances changed by the time the funding was signed…

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NRL 2020 – Humble beginnings help kept Josh Reynolds’ drama in perspective: Moses Mbye

Mbye is close friends with Reynolds after playing four seasons together at the Bulldogs and he admired the way the playmaker handled the unenviable scenario over the summer. “He’s just got a great attitude to life. He comes from humble beginnings and he doesn’t take anything for granted,” Mbye said. “He appreciates the little things in life and he had a great attitude throughout the whole thing. He had his moments where he was a bit down but overall he’s been so good to have around. He hasn’t affected anyone…

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Queensland man killed wife by driving into river

Edward Kenneth Lord, 56, is awaiting sentencing in the NSW Supreme Court after pleading guilty to the manslaughter of his wife Michele in October 2015. He failed to apologise in a Sydney courtroom packed with her family and friends on Thursday, despite having the opportunity to express remorse for the first time. Lord’s barrister, Jason Watts, claimed the concreter acted spontaneously when he drove their Nissan coupe into the Tweed River and the couple had previously enjoyed an “excellent” day together. However, court documents reveal he had proposed to a…

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