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Recalled bowler Jackson Bird’s cheeky dig at Rod Marsh after second Test selection debacle

JACKSON Bird has revealed he was as confused as the rest of Australia when selectors dropped the bombshell that his batting wasn’t good enough to make the Test team. To say Bird was left slightly disillusioned would have been an understatement, but the wheel turns quickly, and the proud No.11 batsman is now within touching …

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David Warner backs strict ICC stance following du Plessis charge and takes swipe at South Africa’s behaviour

DAVID Warner has backed the International Cricket Council’s decision to charge Faf du Plessis for ball-tampering and taken a swipe at South Africa’s off-field behaviour. Reformed enfant terrible Warner will leave it for the ICC to judge du Plessis’ culpability but he welcomes the governing body’s stricter approach to on-field incidents. The ICC has long …

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Matthew Dellavedova’s path to NBA champion to become movie, production to start in 2017

The story of Australian basketball scrapper Matthew Dellavedova is set to get the Hollywood treatment, with a movie to start production next year. In a statement from his management said Dellavedova’s story of going from a kid in regional Victoria to an NBA champion could be compared to sporting cinema smashes like Gene Hackman’s Hoosiers …

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Interest rates have hit bottom, bond markets suggest

Donald Trump rode to victory in the US presidential election by pledging to “make America great again”. “We are going to fix our inner-cities and rebuild our highways, bridges, tunnels, airports, schools, hospitals. We are going to rebuild our infrastructure,” he said in claiming victory two weeks ago. While he is still only President in …

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Backpacker tax: Coalition settles on 15pc rate for working holiday-makers

Backpacker tax: Coalition settles on 15pc rate for working holiday-makers The furore over the backpacker tax could soon be over, with federal Treasurer Scott Morrison announcing the Coalition will compromise again on the rate, and push for 15 per cent. Key points: Treasurer Scott Morrison announces the Coalition will push for a 15 per cent …

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Dame Quentin Bryce’s portrait joins images of other prominent Australians at National Portrait Gallery Posted Fri at 6:19am

A portrait of former governor-general Dame Quentin Bryce has been unveiled at the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra, in recognition of her work in equality and human rights. The piece, painted by Queensland artist Michael Zavros, was commissioned by the gallery to recognise the prominent Australian. When the portrait was unveiled this morning at the …

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Anzacs behaving badly: Scott McIntyre and contested history

Sacked for tweeting remarks about Anzacs that are considered “inappropriate” and “disrespectful”? Let me try and put SBS sports journalist Scott McIntyre’s tweets in historical perspective. Over the Anzac Day weekend, McIntyre was fired from SBS for a series of tweets about the grimmer aspects of Australian military history. Read more

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