Diligence pays off for pinpoint North Melbourne forward Ben Brown

North Melbourne’s famous elimination final win over arch rivals Essendon in 2014 will forever evoke memories of Drew Petrie’s emotion-charged “Frank the Tank” celebration. The Hollywood-inspired fist-pumping came after Petrie, who had barely had a touch to three-quarter-time, kicked the first of his two crucial goals late in the final term that helped drag the Kangaroos over the line. But ...

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Queensland Firebirds to team up on West Coast Fever star Jhaniele Fowler

Queensland Firebirds coach Roselee Jencke has warned her side can’t rely solely on veteran goalkeeper Laura Geitz to blunt West Coast Fever trump card Jhaniele Fowler in tomorrow’s clash in Brisbane. Jencke denied the showdown between the teams first and fourth in Super Netball would be a shootout between Fowler and her Jamaican teammate Romelda Aiken. The towering pair are ...

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Live sheep export ban during Middle East summer ‘unlikely’ under WA laws

Agriculture Minister Alannah MacTiernan has conceded that she is unlikely to have the power to ban live sheep exports during the Middle East high summer under WA laws, removing any imminent threat to the multi-million-dollar trade. She said yesterday that she believed moves for a Federal ban on the trade would ultimately succeed but she would push her Canberra colleagues ...

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Perth Fashion Festival events face the axe if City of Perth signs off on funding cuts

Perth Fashion Festival’s free public events are facing the axe if the City of Perth goes ahead with plans to slash funding by more than $200,000. A three-day program of CBD runway shows and events will be cancelled if the City cuts sponsorship to just $50,000, the Fashion Council WA has warned. The City, which contributed $255,000 in cash and ...

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Ricciardo quickest in Monaco practices

Daniel Ricciardo lapped Monaco’s metal-fenced streets in record time as Red Bull dominated practice for Formula One’s most glamorous grand prix. The 28-year-old Australian was fastest in the opening running on Thursday before setting a record-breaking lap later in the day to cement Red Bull’s status at the pre-race favourites. That compared to Kimi Raikkonen’s 2017 pole position of 1:12.178 ...

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Horn says crash won't hurt fight prospects

World boxing champion Jeff Horn says a serious car crash in Brisbane won’t hurt his chances of beating American Terrence Crawford in two weeks’ time. Horn says he felt an enormous hit in the back and his head snapped back when he was rear-ended in a three-car pile-up at Rocklea on Wednesday afternoon. “It could have been much worse … ...

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Dust, smoke frustrates Albany emergency efforts

Families living near Albany abandoned their properties as flames tore through bushland and engulfed homes during widespread bushfires overnight. At 3am at least 42 people had registered at an evacuation centre set up at the Albany Leisure and Aquatic Centre, by which time up to four houses were believed to have been destroyed by fire. No human deaths have been ...

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Stosur misses out on Strasbourg semi-final

Being stripped of her Strasbourg International title has failed to douse Samantha Stosur’s fire ahead of the veteran’s 15th French Open assault. Australia’s defending champion fell short in her quest to join top-seeded compatriot Ashleigh Barty in the semi-finals of the Roland Garros lead-up event. Stosur’s three-year, 13-match winning streak in Strasbourg came to a halt with a 6-4 6-3 ...

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Bank inquiry to focus on family left indebted to Suncorp following father’s death

[unable to retrieve full-text content]The banking royal commission will today examine the case of a family left with numerous debts, including a business loan after the father died. The Financial Ombudsman Service determined Suncorp irresponsibly made the business loan. A family member will give evidence to the royal commission today, along with representatives from Suncorp and the Financial Ombudsman Service. ...

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Socceroos bolter cleared for World Cup

[unable to retrieve full-text content]FIFA has cleared Croatia Under-21 international Fran Karacic to switch eligibility and play for Australia at the World Cup. Click here to Read from the source

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