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Naitanui floored as scans confirm ruptured ACL

Nic Naitanui will miss the rest of the season and possibly all of next year after scans confirmed the star ruckman has ruptured his right ACL. Naitanui landed awkwardly in a ruck contest with Brodie Grundy and immediately went to ground, clutching at his right leg. Coach Adam Simpson was …

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Bangarra Dance big winners at this year’s Helpmann Awards

Bangarra Dance Theatre, the nation’s premier indigenous performing arts company, was the big winner at the 18th annual Helpmann Awards, held over the past two nights in Sydney. The Sydney-based dance company won seven awards including best new Australian work and best dance production for Bennelong, which tells the story …

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Trump, Putin meet for private talks in Helsinki

US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have met and shaken hands at Finland’s Presidential Palace for a much-anticipated summit. Putin arrived minutes earlier than Trump at the palace in Helsinki for the summit, which consists of a one-on-one meeting and a larger working lunch, and will …

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Lost 1956 Kubrick screenplay found

A script co-written by Stanley Kubrick has been found by a British film academic who was researching the legendary director’s last movie, “Eyes Wide Shut.” The screenplay, “Burning Secret,” is an adaptation of a 1913 novella by Austrian novelist and playwright Stefan Zweig. It was written by Kubrick and author …

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Samira keeps plates spinning after MasterChef elimination

An elimination close to the MasterChef Australia finale has not dashed Samira Damirova’s dreams. Work is piling up so fast the Azerbaijan-born, Margaret River-based food blogger and mother-of-two can barely keep up. “I have so many plans, there’s so much going on right now,” Damirova said after her ousting last …

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CEO paypackets hit record high

The paypackets of CEOs at Australia’s 100 biggest companies have swollen to their fattest since before the global financial crisis, a new study shows. After years of relative restraint, CEOs have enjoyed a surge in bonus payments that boosted their average reported pay to $5.5 million in 2017 – levels …

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Unions meet in Brisbane for ACTU Congress

More than 1000 unionists have descended on Brisbane for the Australian Council of Trade Unions Congress where the peak body’s new president will be elected. Long-time Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union boss Michele O’Neil is the favourite to become the next ACTU president on Tuesday when the two-day meeting officially …

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