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Referees need more respect: Greenberg

Todd Greenberg says everyone involved in rugby league must show more respect for referees for the greater good of the game. The NRL’s head of football hopes the fallout from the so-called `Bad Friday‘ scenes at ANZ Stadium – when match officials were pelted with bottles and shocking player conduct led to several Canterbury stars suspended and sanctioned – has provided ...

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NRL come down hard on Canterbury

The NRL has sent out a strong message to players who berate match officials by slapping three Canterbury players with contrary conduct charges on Monday. With the fall-out from the explosive Good Friday encounter with South Sydney still raging, Bulldogs skipper James Graham, fellow prop David Klemmer and hooker Michael Lichaa were all sanctioned by the NRL match review committee for comments made ...

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Breach of G20 leaders’ personal details

World leaders, including Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin, had their personal details accidentally shared before last year’s G20 summit in Brisbane. But Australia’s immigration department determined it was not necessary to notify the presidents, prime ministers and other representatives of the privacy breach. Passport numbers, visa details and dates of birth of leaders attending the Brisbane summit last November were ...

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Baird warns upper house to pass power bill

NSW Premier Mike Baird has put opposition parties on notice that he expects them to honour his mandate to partially privatise the state’s electricity assets. Mr Baird wants to introduce into parliament as soon as possible the legislation to lease 49 per cent of the NSW electricity network for 99 years for about $13 billion, helping create a $20 billion ...

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Labor claims renewal in election defeat

Luke Foley has lauded NSW Labor’s renewal and claimed the party is once again a credible opposition following Saturday’s election result. Speaking to party faithful in Sydney’s inner west, Mr Foley said he expected the defeated Labor party to finish with a number of seats in the mid-30s after winning only 20 at the 2011 poll. “We’ve gone from a ...

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Baird claims NSW victory

A triumphant Mike Baird claims he’s been handed a mandate for his controversial power sell-off plan after being comfortably returned as NSW premier. Mr Baird confirmed his status as the Liberal Party’s golden boy by securing the coalition a second term in government despite the Labor reclaiming lost ground. “We sought a mandate to make NSW great and tonight the ...

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Bob Carr: “It’s time we recognise the Palestinian state”

  Bob Carr, former New South Wales Premier (1996-2006) and former Australian Foreign Minister (2012-2013) has had his fair share of time in the political limelight, but his latest role advocating for the recognition of a Palestinian state is arguably his most controversial. While some say Bob Carr is moving with the times, others claim Bob Carr, who launched Labor ...

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NRL refs told to let game flow

NRL referees have come under fire after failing to let the action flow in Canterbury’s 16-12 win over Manly at Brookvale Oval on Friday night. Manly players remonstrated on-field and premiership-winning coach and commentator Phil Gould likened the officiating to that of under-6s game after the Sea Eagles were repeatedly called back to play the ball for walking off the mark. The ...

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NSW Election 2015: Reverend Fred Nile responds to the critics

Rev. Fred Nile has been in parliament for over 34 years, and as leader of the Christian Democratic party he says he is often misquoted and misunderstood. Whilst on the campaign trail, Rev. Nile spoke exclusively to El Telegraph Weekend about what his party stands for and what he thinks is the right political direction for Australia. “I have often ...

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Bitesize World News Update: What you need to know

Relief teams have finally reached Vanuatu’s island of Tanna, once a verdant paradise, but now a twisted wasteland of browns and grey, blacked-out and broken by Cyclone Pam. ELSEWHERE: CILACAP – Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are awaiting Jakarta’s next move after another death row convict was granted an appeal that will take months. PADUA – An Italian policeman accused ...

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