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From Hollywood set to Aussie streets

A brutish Hollywood co-star is up for grabs in Australia this weekend. The gun-metal grey Chevelle SS coupe driven by Vin Diesel in the 2009 blockbuster, The Fast and Furious 4, is scheduled for auction in Sydney on Saturday. “We expect this car to reach six figures … but what …

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Government flags eased rules for borrowers

Relaxed rules around property loans are expected to help thousands of Australians get into their first home sooner. However, Labor has warned despite the benefits of more people being to be able to access finance, the government must ensure lending is responsible and Australians don’t get in over their heads. …

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‘Unprecedented’ budget to treat virus woes

The federal budget will be a “titanic effort” to pull Australia out of its COVID-19 economic crisis, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says, as his government is accused of stripping millions from the economy through cuts to unemployment payments. The 2020/21 budget, to be delivered on October 6, will be the …

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Tokyo Olympic meaures to stay in place

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and local organisers have agreed on dozens of simplification measures for the delayed Tokyo Games. The IOC and the Tokyo Olympic organising committee agreed on about 50 such measures, which include cutting the number of visiting officials, the number of transportation services and local organisers’ …

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Tsitsipas through to Hamburg semi-finals

Greek second seed Stefanos Tsitsipas has beaten Dusan Lajovic in straight sets to reach the Hamburg European Open semi-finals. The 22-year-old, world No.6 recovered from 5-3 down in a first-set tie-break to win 7-6 (7-5) 6-2 in an hour and 38 minutes. “It was a perfect day; sunny, good people, …

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Pippie leads throughout to win Moir Stakes

A carefully devised plan to make the Moir Stakes a major spring target for flying mare Pippie has come to fruition after she ran her rivals off their legs in the Group One sprint. The race appeared to have an abundance of speed on paper but Pippie pinged the gates …

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Goldfields gardens: how to get the best out of your cabbage patch

Cabbages, Brassica oleracea, are pale-dark-green, red, or purple biennials with crinkle leaf, loose-headed and smooth leaf, firm-headed varieties. They are closely related to broccoli, cauliflower and Brussels sprouts. Cabbages were domesticated from wild cabbage in Europe before 1000BC. Savoys were not developed until the 1500s. Cabbages are selectively bred for …

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