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Steyn has fear factor, Oz batsmen admit
Steyn has fear factor, Oz batsmen admit Cape Town - As they prepare for a three-Test series against South Africa, Australia's top order batsmen remain wary of facing Proteas paceman Dale Steyn. Steyn, who has taken 416 Test wickets at an average of 22.24, lost his top ICC ranking earlier this month, falling behind India's Ravichandran Ashwin. Australia captain Steve Smith has faced Steyn many times, but remains wary of facing him. "When Dale comes on to   Read More ...
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4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park
4 killed on river rapids ride at Australian theme park SYDNEY — Four people were killed on Tuesday in an accident at a popular theme park on Australia's east coast, officials said. Two men and two women died while on a river rapids ride at Dreamworld, a park on Queensland state's Gold Coast, Queensland police officer Todd Reid told reporters. The Thunder River Rapids ride whisks people in circular rafts along a fast-moving, man-made river. A malfunction caused two people   Read More ...
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Dreamworld accident: 4 dead in Queensland theme park ride malfunction
Four people were killed when an Australian theme park ride malfunctioned at a park in Queensland, trapping two patrons and throwing the others from the ride, Queensland Police said in a statement. The incident happened at the Dreamworld theme park on the state's Gold Coast. "Police were called to the site at Coomera around 2.20 p.m. (12:20 a.m. ET) following reports that a number of people had been injured by   Read More ...
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Australia coach Lehmann to 'chat' with aggrieved Khawaja
Australia coach Lehmann to 'chat' with aggrieved Khawaja MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia coach Darren Lehmann will have a 'private chat' with Usman Khawaja after the top order batsman publicly criticised selectors for dropping him during the Sri Lanka tour. Khawaja and opener Joe Burns were omitted for the third and final test in Colombo, which Australia lost to slump to a 3-0 series whitewash. Although both the Queenslanders struggled for runs, Khawaja told local media over the weekend   Read More ...
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Asbestos, waste from demolished Carlton pub found at developer's western suburbs property
Asbestos waste from Carlton's illegally demolished Corkman Irish Pub has been found at the owners' western suburbs property. The owners of the pub site and the western suburbs property now face a new fine of more than $750,000. Historic Carlton pub illegally bulldozed Corkman Irish Pub opposite Melbourne University's law building has been demolished after being sold to a local developer for $1.56 million above its reserve in 2014. (Video   Read More ...
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Pokie payouts a 'myth': landmark legal action
Australia's voracious gaming machines are facing a landmark legal test, with a former pokie addict set to challenge the industry's assurance that players are returned a minimum 85 per cent of their stake. In the Federal Court on Wednesday, Adelaide-based lead applicant Shonica Guy will seek a declaration against industry giants Crown casino and pokie manufacturer Aristocrat that the machines she played for 14 years were misleading and deceptive. In   Read More ...
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North Melbourne and Western Bulldogs to clash in historic Good Friday match
The AFL has made the historic decision to stage a twilight match on Good Friday between North Melbourne and Western Bulldogs. The league announced it would break with tradition to hold a game on the religious day in Round 4 at Etihad Stadium next year as a way of providing a key fundraising event for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal. But the Roos and Bulldogs will not have   Read More ...
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Canberrans named entrepreneurs of the year
Founders of the Canberra-based global healthcare organisation Aspen Medical, Glenn Keys and Dr Andrew Walker, have shared a lot of memories throughout their 40 years of friendship – from high school, to the military, to their weddings – they now also share the title of 2016 Australian Entrepreneurs of the Year. It marks the first time in the 30-year history of the Entrepreneur of the Year awards that a Canberra   Read More ...
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Carlton delist Canberra's Jason Tutt
Carlton head of football Andrew McKay says Jason Tutt was in the "twilight" zone – too good for the VFL, but not good enough to crack their AFL team. Canberra's Tutt was one of six players the Blues delisted on Tuesday, along with former Sydney Swan Andrejs Everitt, Dillon Viojo-Rainbow, Mark Whiley and rookies Andrew Gallucci and Billy Gowers. Tutt found out Carlton's decision on Tuesday morning as he was   Read More ...
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'He was saying help, help, help, help': the horror crash that killed Luke Lee, 15
'He was saying help, help, help, help': the horror crash that killed Luke Lee, 15 The five teenagers were out in the white VS Commodore with mag wheels late on Monday night, the quietest night of any week. The oldest of them was 17, the youngest 13. Three boys and two girls. Luke Lee, who was driving and only 15, is dead. The car hit a tree at speed beside a suburban road in Sunshine West about 10pm. Police plea with parents after road tragedy   Read More ...
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Australian Boomers star Patty Mills puts Spurs culture and NBA dreams ahead of contract talks
Patrick Mills will put NBA championship dreams ahead of his individual contract ambitions as he prepares for one of the biggest seasons in his eight-year career in the world's best league. The Canberra basketballer will join the San Antonio Spurs on the road for their season-opener against the all-star Golden State Warriors on Wednesday afternoon (AEDT). It's the start of a huge campaign for Mills as the three-time Olympian readies   Read More ...
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Perth has a win helping grieving mother restore son's grave
Earlier this year Geraldton mother Tracey Carter found herself in a bureaucratic tangle she'd never imagined possible - being ordered to remove a hand-made cross from her son Daniel's grave three years after she buried him. "I had to prove that it was treated, I had to prove the date it got treated, which was 3 years ago now, so there is no way on God's earth that I would   Read More ...
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Motorcyclist killed at Gundagai
New South Wales Police are investigating a crash between a car and motorbike that killed a man at Gundagai on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services were called to the Hume Highway near Sheehan Bridge at South Gundagai about 2.30pm. Early investigations indicated a white Toyota Corolla and motorcycle collided, killing the unidentified motorcyclist. The 20-year-old female Toyota driver was uninjured but taken to Gundagai hospital for mandatory blood and urine testing.   Read More ...
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Police forcibly remove Sydney College of the Arts student barricade after 65 days
Police forcibly remove Sydney College of the Arts student barricade after 65 days Student activists who barricaded themselves inside a University of Sydney building to protest proposed cuts to the Sydney College of the Arts have been forcibly removed after 65 days. The students had occupied the top floor of the administrative building since August 22 in opposition to planned campus, course and staff cuts, before they were evicted by police and security guards on Tuesday morning. Students fight for SCA Sydney College   Read More ...
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Woman killed after Princes Way, Longwarry North crash with truck
Woman killed after Princes Way, Longwarry North crash with truck A WOMAN has died after a smash with a truck near a major freeway in Victoria’s southeast today. The woman was turning right onto Princes Way, Longwarry North when her van collided with the oncoming truck that was travelling west. The male truck driver from Warragul was not injured but taken to hospital for observation. Victoria Police are investigating the incident and traffic diversions are in place at Sand Rd   Read More ...
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Women drinking more than men putting themselves at risk
Women drinking more than men putting themselves at risk For years TV newsreader Talitha Cummins masked her alcoholism, until her drinking spiralled out of control. Now four years sober, she describes herself as the modern face of alcoholism: young, professional and high functioning. Courtesy: ABC. WHEN newsreader Talitha Cummins told her story of spiralling into alcoholism a fortnight ago, she was praised for her bravery. Secretly, many women will have winced at her description of reckless, hedonistic binges and   Read More ...
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Australian man found guilty of paedophile crimes in ‘one of heaviest sentences’ ever handed down in Bali
Australian man found guilty of paedophile crimes in ‘one of heaviest sentences’ ever handed down in Bali AN Australian man has been found guilty of multiple paedophile crimes against young girls in Bali and sentenced to 15 years in jail. In a damning decision, Judges in the Denpasar District Court today found former Melbourne man Robert Andrew Fiddes Ellis guilty and gave him what is believed to be the heaviest custodial sentence in the history of Bali for such crimes. The 70-year-old, who had been living in   Read More ...
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The emerging areas that provide opportunities for Australia to benefit from China’s rise
The emerging areas that provide opportunities for Australia to benefit from China’s rise THE next time you see a Chinese tourist, give them a smile. That’s the advice from New South Wales Premier Mike Baird, one of the speakers at the Sydney China Business Forum on Monday, who highlighted how good Chinese tourists were for the Australian economy. “The Chinese ... are the perfect business because they like to stay for a long time, they also like to spend a lot of money,”   Read More ...
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Support for Australian PM falls, sets scene for potential leadership tensions
SYDNEY – Support for Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is at its lowest level since his election last year, according to an opinion poll on Tuesday, fueling speculation of more political upheaval in a country that has seen four leaders in six years. The Australian newspaper poll showed Turnbull’s net satisfaction rating, which measures the difference between those who are satisfied and those who are dissatisfied, had fallen to 29   Read More ...
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Eyewitness describes harrowing Dreamworld accident as rapids ride 'flipped' leaving woman 'hanging by her foot' on Australia's Gold Coast
Eyewitness describes harrowing Dreamworld accident as rapids ride 'flipped' leaving woman 'hanging by her foot' on Australia's Gold Coast An eyewitness has described the horror of the disaster at an Australian theme park which left four dead. A malfunction on the Thunder River Rapids Ride ride at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast in Queensland has sparked a major police and emergency worker operation. The four who have died are two men and two women, all understood to be adults and possibly from the same family. For all the latest   Read More ...
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