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Channel Nine left with no summer sport after pulling out of tennis talks

Australian Open Nine Network lost cricket rights to Seven and Fox Sports earlier this year <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The collapse in Australian Open talks comes after Nine earlier lost cricket rights to Seven and Fox Sports. Photograph: Paul Crock/AFP/Getty Images Channel Nine is facing a summer without sport after the free-to-air network pulled out of negotiations with ...

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Not mincing words: Nationals denounce vegetarian product in meat aisle

Vegetarian food and drink Nutritionist Rosemary Stanton chides MPs for overreacting to 100% plant-based mince <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Australian MPs from the National and Labor party have said that the idea of vegetarian products being sold as mince in the meat aisle is concerning. Photograph: Alamy Leading nutritionist Rosemary Stanton has chided Nationals MPs for “overreacting” to ...

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Wayne Swan outpolls Mark Butler to be elected Labor national president

Labor party The former treasurer ran on a progressive platform despite being a member of the party’s right faction <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Wayne Swan: Labor’s success ‘won’t be determined by tinkering with internal processes or by the outcome of votes over single issues at national conference’ Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP The former deputy prime minister and treasurer Wayne ...

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Man who implanted Opal travel card chip has conviction overturned

New South Wales Sydney biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow was convicted for fare evasion but argued card was in his hand <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Biohacker Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow: I’ve ‘won the moral victory’ over the Opal card. Photograph: Peter Rae/AAP The Sydney biohacker who fell foul of the law when he implanted a NSW travel card ...

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Scientists scramble to stop bananas being killed off

Natural resources and development British firm races to produce bananas resistant to fungus sweeping global plantations <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Banana plantations in Australia, south-east Asia, Africa and the Middle East have been ravaged by the ‘fusarium wilt’ fungus – and Latin America could be next. Photograph: Jacek Sopotnicki/REX/Shutterstock A British company has joined the race to develop ...

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Dreamworld staff told not to worry about emergency stop button, inquest hears

Gold Coast On inquest opening day, court also hears of earlier incidents on fatal Thunder River Rapids ride <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Several earlier incidents occurred on Dreamworld’s Thunder River Rapids ride, inquest told. Photograph: Glenn Hunt/Getty A Dreamworld staff member claimed she’d been told not to “worry about” an emergency stop button for the ride on which ...

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Flood your world with unique stay ideas

Take a look at some of the Great Southern’s interesting and unique accommodation, from a WWII plane to a tree house and a converted mill, writes Jessica Cuthbert The Ark of Denmark Camera Icon View from The ArkPicture: Ark of Denmark Set among the treetops of Denmark sits the Ark of Denmark, one of the small town’s most interesting accommodation ...

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ABC will always be in public hands: PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared the ABC will always be in public hands, after members of his Liberal Party voted to sell it off. “The ABC will always be in public hands. It will never be sold. That is my commitment. It is a public broadcaster. It always has been and it always will be,” Mr Turnbull told reporters ...

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Event a fundraiser for one-stop breast cancer centre

Kalgoorlie-Boulder residents are being urged to dress in pink and enjoy a night of live entertainment and nibbles to raise money for a one-stop breast cancer centre in Perth. Something Pink was started by breast cancer survivor Katrina Tedge and breast cancer patient Gai Robinson last year with an aim to contribute as much as possible to the Breast Cancer ...

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Boost for aged-care training

Job-training opportunities in Kalgoorlie-Boulder will get a big boost next month when one of WA’s biggest aged-care providers opens a new facility in the city. The Kalgoorlie Amana Living Training Institute is set to open on July 12 to provide Goldfields people with the opportunity to enter one of the State’s booming industries. Amana Living chief executive Stephanie Buckland said ...

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