AFL trades 2018: Fremantle pull out of the Jesse Hogan deal

Fremantle have dropped a trade period bombshell, withdrawing from the chase for Melbourne forward Jesse Hogan. Newly appointed Dockers Football manager Peter Bell said the Dockers would not be able to meet Melbourne’s asking price, believed to be two first round draft picks. “We have been undertaking a due diligence …

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Tasmania rejects federal dive site plan

A federal offer to turn a decommissioned warship into a dive site off the east coast of Tasmania has been scuttled by the state’s government. The plan to sink ex-HMAS Darwin at Skeleton Bay was not financially feasible or in the best interests of the state, State Growth Minister Peter …

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Perth Wildcats mourn loss of Eleanor Bendat

Eleanor Bendat, the wife of Perth Wildcats chairman Jack, has passed away, aged 92. The club confirmed the news this morning, offering their deepest sympathies to the Bendat family, who have owned the NBL franchise since 2007. “Eleanor was a regular attendee at both Perth Wildcats and Perth Lynx home …

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Final round action at cup

The final round of the inaugural Scroungers Winter Cup was held on Sunday, September 30 at the Karratha Golf Club. The competition spanned 12 weeks, with a fluctuating field of about 50 players fighting to qualify by playing at least seven of the 12 rounds. Each week after seven weeks …

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Encryption law will have oversight: Dutton

Police trying to get access to terrorists’ encrypted messages will have to check with a judge or another authority, if proposed changes become law. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is pushing for new laws requiring tech companies to hand over encrypted messages when authorities are investigating crimes. Spy agencies say …

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