GWS Giants player Brittany Tully returns after break for financial reasons

When softball was yanked from the Olympics two years after after the 2008 Games, a young Brittany Tully was suddenly at a loss as to where he sports career was headed. At just 16 years of age, the now Giants AFLW player had put all her childhood efforts into the sport she loved. “It was pretty hard … at that stage but we were all in the midst of a good [softball] program, an access program in Canberra, and it got all shut down when it was taken out of…

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First Peoples’ triumph or two-edged sword?

Perhaps, but for the purposes of Australia’s constitution, an alien is a person who doesn’t belong here. Until now, that generally has meant a person who isn’t an Australian citizen. Until now, your Australianness depended on whether you were a citizen. Until now, race was irrelevant. And, until now, if you’re in Australia, you’re not a citizen, and you commit a serious crime, the federal government will deport you. That’s the policy. Illustration: Jim PavlidisCredit: But what about a case of someone who is all of these things – a…

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Best of cartoons, February 15, 2020

Best of cartoons, February 15, 2020 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 19 Images Our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day. February 14, 2020 — 10.49pm 1/19 Illustration: Simon Letch 2/19 Illustration: Michael Leunig 3/19 Illustration: Matt Golding 4/19 Illustration: Alan Moir 5/19 Illustration: John ShakespeareCredit: 6/19 Illustration: Jamie Brown 7/19 Illustration: Andrew Dyson (vintage) 8/19 Illustration: Dionne GainCredit: 9/19 Illustration: Jim Pavlidis 10/19 Illustration: Simon Letch 11/19 Illustration: Jim Pavlidis 12/19 Ilustration: Simon Letch 13/19 Illustration:…

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Demons make a statement in biting win over Bulldogs

That the home-and-away campaign is only eight rounds means an undefeated opening fortnight has the Demons primed to make the finals, for only the top three teams from each conference progress. The Demons knew they had an advantage in pace over the tough-in-the-contest Bulldogs and were keen to move the ball quickly. They did that early, the Dogs lacking composure, and led by two goals at half-time. The lead could very well have been more had the Demons converted several opportunities. They finished the night with a 34-15 advantage in…

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Australians on Diamond Princess offered transfer to mainland Japan

“Passengers would be separated into single rooms, with a shower and toilet,” the email said. “You would be required to stay in these rooms, and stay separate from partners and other friends or family.” Menu options at the facility would be restricted to Japanese bento boxes and the facility would be run by Japanese-speaking staff with “limited English”. The DFAT email said it was “unclear whether there would be access to telephones and Wi-Fi”, but a similar email sent to British passengers by consular staff in Tokyo said neither telephones…

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Cats look to ‘bulletproof’ Nakia Cockatoo

Geelong are aiming to bulletproof dynamic midfielder Nakia Cockatoo before they unleash him in 2020 as he continues to put together a solid pre-season. Cockatoo has had an injury-riddled career at the Cats playing 34 games. He has not played a senior match since round three in 2018, with a series of soft tissue injuries hampering his progress. Geelong has been cautiously optimistic about his progress this pre-season but midfielder Patrick Dangerfield said they are not going to be rushed into playing the 23-year-old. Nakia Cockatoo. Credit:Wayne Ludbey “He is…

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‘Deep fears’: Tyrrell family blast police

Jubelin is defending four charges of illegally recording elderly neighbour Paul Savage during an investigation into the 2014 disappearance of the three-year-old from NSW’s mid-north coast. Mr Savage, 75, denies any involvement in William’s disappearance. Outside court on Friday, a spokeswoman for the family detailed their “grave concerns” over the investigation’s mismanagement since Jubelin was stood down in 2019. “We hold deep fears for those families coming behind us and question how they might trust senior police to put their personal agendas, ambitions and bias aside to focus on solving…

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Two virus patients leave SA hospital

The couple, both aged 60, arrived in South Australia from China last month on a direct flight. They were admitted to the Royal Adelaide Hospital where they were held in isolation for the past two weeks. SA Health said on Friday the pair had recovered and had since returned negative results to multiple tests for the virus. “There is no risk to the public as they have been fully cleared of the virus,” the department said in a statement. Another 21 people in SA are still waiting for the results…

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Mitchell, Patton impress during Hawthorn practice match

Exactly 400 days since he broke his leg, Tom Mitchell ran out onto Waverley Park under grim, foreboding skies, lightning and of course rain (it is after all Waverley). Mitchell went straight to the middle of the ground for the first bounce where he also found young father-son recruit Finn Maginness. Mitchell was straight into the action in the first bit of play. He had his first kick within minutes and played the game without rust, nor any apparent concern to favour his leg. His kicking was unaffected. Tom Mitchell under…

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Restaurants reopened under new management

But now, the popular fast food chain has confirmed the restaurants at the heart of the scandal have been reopened – under new management. The saga began last week when leaked photos emerged which appeared to show a breach of food handling standards. The images shared on Facebook show a pile of cooked chickens stuffed into the back of a branded hatchback outside a store in Forrestfield in Perth. The unsanitary process was made even more alarming as the birds were reportedly being transported on a day when temperatures had…

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