‘Petrol everywhere’: Horror triple-0 call

This is what was running through Jacqui Barker’s head when her partner of four years threw petrol over her in their kitchen. Speaking to Nine’s Tara Brown on 60 Minutes, Ms Barker relived the terrifying moment she believed her partner, Marc Jacobs, was going to kill her. The Queensland mum started dating Jacobs in 2011 but said their relationship started to become more frightening over the years they were together. She said everything came to a head on the night of November 20, 2015, with an argument over their relationship…

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Kyle Sandilands’ health bombshell fail

The segment, which was filmed over a six-month period in both Sydney and Los Angeles by reporter and Sandilands’ buddy Karl Stefanovic, failed to impress viewers, even prompting an angry response from fellow radio shock jock Derryn Hinch. RELATED: Kyle Sandilands details his health battles RELATED: Kyle Sandilands breaks down in tears RELATED: Jackie O reveals she almost left Kyle Sandilands 60 Minutes had earlier this week used the “health battle” in its promotional material, questioning if the “loudmouth of the airwaves is about to be silenced”. But the reveal…

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AFL players still not allowed visitors, despite easing

AFL players will not be allowed to have visitors to their homes from May 31 and for a while yet, despite the Victorian government permitting up to 20 visitors to homes from that date. The AFL will stick with the tight social restrictions on players, meaning that footballers and relevant staff at AFL clubs will not enjoy the same freedom of movement that the rest of the community will enjoy in Victoria from midnight on May 31. The AFL’s position, at this stage, is that the footballers and support staff…

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Virus originating at Wuhan lab ‘pure fabrication’, China claims

Wang Yanyi told state media on Sunday the institute did not have any knowledge of the coronavirus, in terms of researching or keeping the virus, prior to it being officially reported and a global pandemic. “We didn’t even know about the existence of the virus, so how could it be leaked from our lab when we didn’t have it?” he said. This aerial view of the P4 laboratory (centre) on the campus of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan. Picture: Hector Retamal/AFPSource:AFP His comments come following repeated claims from…

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Why the Canberra Raiders can’t get a fair crack at free-to-air TV

Other observers may have responded slightly less fervently, but they might still note the stark incongruity between the club’s sharp rise in popularity and on-field quality, and Nine’s seemingly static response to it. The reality is the Raiders are unlikely ever to be given significantly more than those three games, and the reason comes down to market size. There is only one NRL powerhouse in this department: Brisbane. A one-team city makes for soaring ratings and explains why Nine will broadcast a staggering 15 of the Broncos’ remaining 18 matches.…

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Who plays who in the AFL’s return round: Fixture details revealed

North Melbourne will be pitted against Greater Western Sydney in the return round, according to football sources. They will meet at Giants Stadium on Sunday afternoon. Over the same weekend, Adelaide and Port Adelaide will face off for a “showdown” at Adelaide Oval, with the AFL making arrangements for the umpires at that game to go into quarantine for 14 days straight after the game. The broadcasters for that game – whether it is Seven or Foxtel/Fox Footy – would be able to get the cameras and on-site staff to…

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Cocaine Cassie’s dramatic transformation

Cassie, who looked noticeably fitter in the footage, seemed keen to show off her body and was happy to talk about it when asked by a fan. “Exercise and diet. That’s what you need to do,” she said, in response to a query about her post-prison figure. Sainsbury was jailed in April 2017 after anti-narcotics police received a tip-off that she was carrying 5.8kg of cocaine concealed inside headphones in her luggage in Bogota. Cassie, who was 22 when she was sentenced, had been facing a sentence of more than…

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Bateman lifts lid on contract saga with Raiders

“Tell me which person in day to day life wouldn’t think about leaving their job if they could get more money for potentially double the length of time? Of course you think about it. It doesn’t mean I want to leave, but you look into it. I’m sitting here with my fingers crossed hoping something does change at Canberra. “When I’m 45 and struggling to stand up, or trying to put my daughter through university, no one is going to ring me and say ‘you know that extra few hundred…

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Jack Steven’s welfare must come first, says Geelong Cats captain Joel Selwood

“Especially in the situation that this is or any other guy that’s going through, whether it’s mental illness or anything like that, we’ll always have them at front of mind. “And we’ll take as long as we need; I think that’s the important part. “The journey that Jack’s been on is obviously one he’s been on for a while and with that we’ll take as long as we need. “We need him smiling when he walks in the doors at the Geelong footy club and when he’s out there playing…

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V’landys aims for crowds from July 1

Teams will play behind closed doors, as they did in round two before the season was suspended, but as coronavirus restrictions ease, the NRL has its sights set on taking the next step much earlier than had been anticipated. The league will watch closely the impact of the NSW Government’s decision to permit up to 50 people in pubs and restaurants from June 1 and, if there is no spike in the infection rate, the plan is to lobby for crowds to return to NRL games in limited numbers by…

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