Hansen gambles on new caps to face France

The All Blacks are banking on four uncapped players to step up when they face France in the third and final Test in Dunedin. Centre Jack Goodhue and flanker Shannon Frizell will start on Saturday while five-eighth Richie Mo’unga and lock Jackson Hemopo are on the bench as coach Steve …

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Libs could cross floor on vitality: Abbott

Tony Abbott once ran the country but now says he could vote against his own government to sink the national energy guarantee. The former prime minister has been campaigning to build a new coal-fired power station and is ramping up his efforts to change the coalition’s energy plans. “I hope …

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Natalie Joyce slams Barnaby’s TV deal

Barnaby Joyce’s estranged wife says she felt like throwing a brick through the TV while watching an interview with his staffer-turned-partner Vikki Campion. Natalie Joyce has given an unpaid interview to the Australian Women’s Weekly, which was set up before news broke about Mr Joyce and Ms Campion’s $150,000 TV …

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Telstra boss expects fewer customer calls

Telstra’s boss insists customer service will not suffer in the face of 8000 jobs slashed from the telco giant. Telstra will axe one in four of its executive and middle management jobs and consolidate its back-office operations as it cuts 25 per cent of its 32,000 strong workforce over the …

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Killer drivers face tougher penalties uner Charlotte’s Law

Killer drivers will face tougher penalties under changes — to be known as Charlotte’s Law — being introduced into State Parliament today, after an outcry over the death of a Perth teenager. The parents of Charlotte Pemberton have been campaigning for stronger deterrents since last year when the unlicensed, speeding …

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Why Rob Wiley quit as East Fremantle coach

The loss to Perth last Saturday was the final straw for Rob Wiley. A week after East Fremantle president Mark Stewart declared the coach’s position was safe despite the club’s dire season, Wiley agreed to quit with a year to go on his contract to give the Sharks the chance …

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