SA, Tas should leave federation: senator

South Australian and Tasmania are so-called “beggar” states which should exit Australia’s federation in a “Begxit”, a crossbench senator has argued. Liberal Democrats’ David Leyonhjelm took aim at governments he says are not pulling their weight on GST as he debated changes to the tax’s distribution on Monday night. Legislation …

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Foster wins over crowd at FFA board forum

Former Socceroo captain Craig Foster has positioned himself as the populist choice to chair Football Federation Australia into a new era at a candidates’ forum in Melbourne. A week out from the AGM that will elect a new chairman for Australia’s most played sport, seven candidates attended Monday night’s talkfest …

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Djokovic too good for Isner at ATP Finals

Novak Djokovic has made an impressive start to his campaign for a sixth ATP Finals title by dismissing John Isner in their opening group match. A day after a ceremony to mark ending the season as world No.1, Djokovic underlined his status in a near-faultless 6-4 6-3 victory in one …

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Belmont racecourse to undergo $three.8b transformation

Long-held ambitions to transform the ageing Belmont Park racecourse into a high-rise precinct are set to become reality with work on the $3.8 billion development to start today. In a move it says will “revolutionise” inner-city development in Perth, Hong Kong-based Golden Group said site works for the Belmont Park …

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