Todd Greenberg says ‘no-fault’ stand down rule helped deliver NRL $30m profit

“And without it, I don’t think that I’d be sitting here today as buoyant about our financial situation. I think it was a very, very important decision to protect us this time last year. “We are currently in a formal dispute process with the RLPA (Rugby League Players’ Association) on this rule but it is important to note that the ‘no-fault’ stand-down rule is protecting the game’s revenues in order to pay the players and the financial upside we will achieve is shared 25 per cent with the players. NRL…

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Best of cartoons, February 28, 2020

Best of cartoons, February 28, 2020 Skip to sections navigationSkip to contentSkip to footer 7 Images Our talented team of artists, illustrators and cartoonists give us their very own humorous version of the news of the day. February 27, 2020 — 10.47pm 1/7 Illustration: Matt Golding 2/7 Illustration: Jim Pavlidis 3/7 Illustration: Matt Golding 4/7 Illustration: Oslo Davis 5/7 Illustration: Matt Golding 6/7 Illustration: Simon Letch 7/7 Illustration: Matt Golding Politics

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All of Australia’s foreign aid deals are over or set to expire

The nation’s peak aid group has called for a complete reset of the development program, urging the Morrison government to create 10-year “development cooperation agreements” with nations to ensure money is better targeted including on climate change, education and health. Foreign policy analyst Allan Gyngell, former head of Australia’s top intelligence agency, the Office of National Assessments, said letting the aid agreements expire was symptomatic of the fact “we haven’t got our act together to deal with an international environment that is more uncertain than at any time in the…

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Unis not ready for looming Costello baby boom

The former Labor government partially uncapped places from 2010 and then put in place a fully demand-driven system from 2012. From the start of 2018, the Coalition government froze funding. From this year, funding will be indexed to population growth and subject to university performance measures. Loading Universities are also facing billions of dollars in losses as the coronavirus travel ban strands tens of thousands of Chinese students offshore while the academic year begins in Australia. The sector is weighing up drastic contingency plans to absorb the financial blow. ANU…

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“Really?” Pooch Perfect jokes slammed on Twitter

The 39-year-old daughter of professional dog handlers held an enthusiastic approach to the rather bizarre new reality show, which follows 10 professional dog stylists from around the country as they compete in a series of themed challenges to transform their beloved fur babies. The winner — determined by a panel of industry experts — will take home $100,000. RELATED: Hilarious reason filming Rebel Wilson’s Pitch Perfect scenes was difficult RELATED: Rebel Wilson flaunts amazing weight loss transformation But while the program has been angled as family-friendly weeknight watching, a couple…

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Goods train hit car at level crossing in South Australia

Around 3pm on Thursday, a Pacific National goods train travelling south towards Adelaide collided with a Ford 4WD at a level crossing just south of Mallala. The two occupants of the car were pronounced dead at the scene. Major Crash Investigators have attended the scene of the collision and are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash. Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. The two deaths brings the number of lives lost so far this year to 19, compared to 17 at…

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Emmy Rossum looks completely unrecognisable while filming new show

The brunette Shameless alum, 33, donned an oversized blond wig, massive chest prosthesis and a series of teeny-tiny hot pink outfits to transform into La-La Land’s local legend. RELATED: Blake Lively is unrecognisable in selfie promoting her latest movie RELATED: Rebel Wilson flaunts amazing weight loss transformation The 33-year-old Shameless star’s resemblance to L.A. billboard diva Angelyne is uncanny. Picture: Backgrid.Source:BackGrid Before there was Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton, Angelyne was the original “famous for being famous” starlet. She willed herself into LA’s limelight starting in the mid-80s with a…

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Scott Morrison learns lesson from bushfire mistake

Illustration: Matt GoldingCredit: Australians who are waiting for elective surgery will probably have to wait longer so hospital beds can be used for an influx of people. Health Minister Greg Hunt says this is about putting “surge capacity” into the health system and something he will discuss with his state counterparts at a meeting on Friday. The travel ban on China will last for weeks and possibly months. Morrison said the latest advice to the national security committee of federal cabinet was the ban should not be extended to other…

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Vile cockroach infestation caught on video

Nuflow Technologies, a Gold Coast-based pip repair franchise, warned residents that the recent heavy rain and flooding has brought an onslaught of creepy crawlies into drains and pipes. The company revealed that the wet weather means thousands of cockroaches and mosquitoes are taking refuge in residential water systems and if pipes are cracked or disjointed it means they can find their way into homes a lot easier. The video shows hundreds of roaches running through the pipe. Picture: Nuflow TechnologiesSource:Supplied A video taken inside a drain system connected to a…

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Pussycat Dolls suffer embarrassing tech bungle during live TV performance

Appearing on BBC’S The One Show, the group stood with their backs to the audience for a full 30 seconds as the track – including vocals – played overhead. Nicole Scherzinger and the rest of the band were on the program to perform new single React, but failed to turn around when the song started. RELATED: Viewers shocked by Pussycat Dolls’ racy comeback performance RELATED: Pussycat Dolls ‘censored’ during racy TV performance The Pussycat Dolls seemed to miss their introduction, remaining with their backs to the audience as the backing…

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