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Step inside studio of a genius

Visiting Robert Juniper’s former house, studio and galleries in the Perth Hills is a bit like visiting any one of those other famous artists’ houses — Brett Whiteley’s in Lavender Bay or Frederick, Lord Leighton’s in Kensington, London, say. Everything feels of a piece, not quite arts and crafts or …

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Classy pair headline Pride parade at Ascot

Sydney trainer Joe Pride is planning a dual-pronged assault on the Ascot carnival with in-form sprinter Ball Of Muscle and New Tipperary. Ball Of Muscle bounded into Group 1 Winterbottom Stakes (1200m) contention with a tough win in the Group 2 Schillaci Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield on Saturday. New Tipperary, …

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All Blacks unveil mammoth tour squad

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has mined the depth of New Zealand rugby to name 51 players for their tour of Japan and Europe. A 32-strong group, at close to full strength, will head to Yokohama for the third Bledisloe Cup Test on October 27 before an additional 19 players …

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Stressed public servants fuel compo claims

Mental stress claims by public servants have risen by 40 per cent in two years with work pressures, harassment and exposure to violence and trauma behind more than $28 million in compensation claims lodged with the Insurance Commission of WA. In its annual report the commission has warned that more …

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New-look vests for Vic police on the beat

AAP Monday, 15 October 2018 9:27AM Camera IconVictorian police are getting new-look, lightweight ballistic vests with space for body-worn cameras. Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon The new year will bring a new look for police on the beat in Victoria. The force on Monday revealed restyled ballistic vests, due to …

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US embassy apology after cat pyjama invite

The United States’ embassy in Canberra has apologised for a “training error” after distributing a fake meeting invitation, complete with a photo of a pyjama-wearing cat. The email, titled “meeting”, featured a photo of a tabby cat wearing a blue Cookie Monster outfit and holding a plate of choc-chip biscuits, …

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Call to protect gay teachers at private schools from sack

Labor will move to prevent religious schools from sacking gay teachers and staff, Bill Shorten has announced. In his party’s second policy shift on the issue within days, the Federal Opposition Leader urged the Morrison Government to “go further” with its plan to strip faith-based schools of the right to …

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