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'It's a real tough day': Brett Lee pays tribute on TV hours after trying to save Dean Jones

Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, right, attempted to revive Dean Jones, left, after he collapsed at their hotel.

Lee rushed to Jones' side when he collapsed inside their hotel in Mumbai, performing CPR in a desperate attempt to revive him. Hours later, Lee bravely fronted up on pre-game coverage of the IPL to pay tribute to his friend.

  • by Chris Barrett

Simpler lending rules for home loans and credit to free up the economy

Simpler lending rules for home loans and credit to free up the economy

Customers will be promised faster access to loans under simpler rules that aim to free up credit and lift the economy by ending confusion over lending obligations.

  • by David Crowe

Nationals MP at centre of fresh koala policy controversy

Nationals MP at centre of fresh koala policy controversy

Stephen Bromhead relayed concerns to the Planning Minister on behalf of property developers and Coalition donors connected to a major venture in NSW.

  • by Tom Rabe and Alexandra Smith
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'Strategically moronic': Union lashes divided Labor over gas opposition

Australian Workers Union boss Daniel Walton.

The boss of Australia's oldest union is warning Labor will kill off blue-collar jobs and any chance of winning government if it does not embrace gas.

  • by Rob Harris

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'I'm shattered': Cricketing world in shock after sudden death of Dean Jones

'I'm shattered': Cricketing world in shock after sudden death of Dean Jones

Jones was in Mumbai as part of the Indian Premier League's broadcasting commentary crew when he suffered a major heart attack and collapsed at his hotel, prompting tributes from around the cricketing world. 

  • by Jon Pierik, Andrew Wu and Chris Barrett
US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

'Vote him out': Crowd boos, jeers as Trump visits Ruth Bader Ginsburg's casket

People chanted "vote him out" as the President and first lady stood near the late Supreme Court Justice's casket.

  • by Kevin Freking
Cardinal George Pell.

Pell breaks (garlic) bread at Circular Quay Italian diner

It wasn't quite the last supper but Cardinal George Pell celebrated his freedom with about a dozen guests.

  • by Samantha Hutchinson and Stephen Brook
Performing arts companies will be able to significantly boost capacity as COVID-19 restrictions are eased.

Theatres to increase audience numbers as restrictions ease in NSW

Live performances will be able to return to NSW from next month as the cap on audience numbers doubles. 

  • by Alexandra Smith and Kate Aubusson
The man who began an affair with Bradley Edwards' first wife while he lived with the couple has spoken of his experience with the accused Claremont killer. Picture: Nine News Perth 

Secret lover of Claremont killer's first wife reveals paternity bombshell

The flatmate whose affair ended Bradley Edwards' first marriage is sickened by the thought his actions could have triggered the Claremont killings.

  • by Emma Sheridan and Ben Avery
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Coronavirus pandemic

Nine Lacy and her eight-month-old son, Luca, have flown to meet her husband's family in Adelaide.

'It was a relief': Families reunite as borders - and the skies - open again

Thursday was not only eight-month-old Luca's first time in a plane, but also the first time he met his grandparents.

  • by Laura Chung
A man has reported a woman to the AFP after she offered a child for sexual abuse over Whatsapp.

The WhatsApp messages behind the hiring of security firms for hotel quarantine

From talk of industry cowboys to contacting company bosses over LinkedIn, messages reveal the scramble to find security for Victoria's quarantine hotels.

  • by Tammy Mills

Sydney

Chilly start to school holiday as first total fire ban issued for the season

Chilly start to school holiday as first total fire ban issued for the season

Sydney will reach temperatures of 25 degrees on Friday before a cold front moves across the city.

  • by Laura Chung

Last year 80,000 students marched for the climate. In COVID-19, they're trying something different

Veronica Hester, Imogen Kuah and Natasha Abhayawickrama are leading student climate actions on Friday.

More than 500 individual events are planned, ranging from a live-streamed Q&A and Instagram concert to socially distanced protests.

  • by Natassia Chrysanthos

Ex-Seven star Simon Reeve seeks 'at least $500k' from network, court told

Former Seven Network presenter Simon Reeve.

The presenter has accused his ex-employer of not paying him annual leave or redundancy pay.

  • by Georgina Mitchell

Three people injured after car drives off cliff onto Newcastle beach

A car landed on Bar Beach in Newcastle on Thursday after driving over the edge of a cliff.

Emergency services were called to Bar Beach about 10.25am following reports that a car had gone off a cliff.

  • by Laura Chung
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Crime

Crashed car focus of investigation into 'targeted' fatal stabbing

A man has died after he was found with stab wounds at a reserve in Emu Plains on Thursday morning.

Police believe the events leading up to a black car crashing into a creek in western Sydney could help them understand why a man was fatally stabbed nearby.

  • by Mary Ward and Laura Chung

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Politics

Tony Perich, right, and his son Mark Perich on their dairy farm, which is the subject of an audit report over the Commonwealth's handling of its $30 million purchase.
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Development

'They reviewed themselves': New investigation into $33 million land deal

The Infrastructure Department has ordered a new investigation after it originally cleared itself of wrongdoing in a $33 million land deal near the Western Sydney Airport.

  • by Katina Curtis and David Crowe

Business

Westpac is one of many banks around the world to fall afoul of anti-money laundering laws, but until recently that didn't mean much in Australia.

Hardening up: How AUSTRAC became the toughest cop on the beat

AUSTRAC has secured a record-breaking fine from Westpac and is now cemented as the toughest regulator in Australia. But up until a few years ago it was barely on the radar of Australian companies.

  • by Sarah Danckert

World

US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Crowd boos as Trump pays his respects to Ruth Bader Ginsburg

People chanted "vote him out" as the President and first lady Melania Trump stood near the late Supreme Court Justice's coffin.

  • by Kevin Freking
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Will property still be overpriced after house prices have fallen?

Some economists predict prices to fall 10 per cent from their peak, but experts say that would still leave property overpriced, and unaffordable.

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Renters, owners search for cheaper housing as welfare cuts loom

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The Makarrata Project, a collaborative mini-album, has the stated intention to keep the Uluru Statement from the Heart at the forefront of our national conversation.

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Wayne Bennett isn't going anywhere ... or is he?
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NRL 2020

Why the Bennett circus is becoming a distraction for Souths

The supercoach says he's staying at Redfern. Or is he? The typical circus that follows Bennett is starting to become a distraction for the Rabbitohs.

  • by Andrew Webster
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'Deano's' passing will leave the cricket world a greyer place

Australian and world cricket has been left stunned by the sudden death of Hall of Famer Dean Jones.

  • by Greg Baum
Darius Boyd's (left) final NRL game, against the Cowboys, ends in defeat.
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Brisbane clinch wooden spoon as dire season ends with another loss

Darius Boyd tried his best in his farewell game but it wasn't enough to prevent Brisbane finishing with their first wooden spoon.

  • by Phil Lutton
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'Wonderful soul': Tributes pour in for former Australian cricketer Dean Jones

The local and international cricket community joined political leaders and sports lovers on social media to grieve Jones' death.

  • by Paul Sakkal
The Australian women's team wore an Indigenous jersey for a match against England earlier this year.

'Easy thing to do is nothing': Players to take stand against racism

Meg Lanning's team will form a Barefoot Circle before their game against New Zealand in recognition of the inequality between black and white Australia.

  • by Andrew Wu
Gavin Badger says his proudest moment in rugby league has been sharing his story.

'Rugby league saved my life': Badger bows out with message of hope

As he prepares to officiate his final match this weekend, veteran referee Gavin Badger has opened up about how rugby league saved him from a dark place.

  • by Adrian Proszenko
Cricket's broadcasters have dealt the game's governing body a blow, refusing to pay in full.

Cricket Australia offers Seven discount but deal a long way off

Cricket Australia has indicated a willingness to give ground in the game's broadcast war with Seven West Media but a peace deal remains a distant prospect.

  • by Chris Barrett and Jon Pierik

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