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‘Unfairly criticised’: Selectors back Paine for South Africa tour

‘Unfairly criticised’: Selectors back Paine for South Africa tour

Australian selector delivers broadside to captain’s critics and says Tim Paine’s position was ‘never in question’

  • by Andrew Wu

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Got a job for me? Phone call that reunited Benji and Bennett at Souths
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NRL 2021

Got a job for me? Phone call that reunited Benji and Bennett at Souths

The phone call between Benji Marshall and Wayne Bennett that lured the supercoach’s special player out of retirement to Redfern.

  • by Michael Chammas
Why John Millman wanted to be put back into hotel quarantine

Why John Millman wanted to be put back into hotel quarantine

Millman has already done two weeks of hotel quarantine, but that didn’t stop him trying to do it again, partly because he thinks conditions at Melbourne Park will be very different this year.

  • by Sam McClure
Regional property price rises set to continue

Regional property price rises set to continue

The regions and smaller cities close to Sydney and Melbourne are among those seeing the biggest increases in property prices.

  • by John Collett
Nationals’ coal crusade an expensive political fantasy
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Energy

Nationals’ coal crusade an expensive political fantasy

A Nationals’ backbench policy for a new coal-fired power plant doesn’t stack up and puts Michael McCormack in a difficult spot.

  • by Mike Foley
Sport voices growing louder in vaccine debate

Sport voices growing louder in vaccine debate

Sporting bodies around the world are becoming bolder in their quest for COVID-19 vaccines. Where they fit into the schedule is an issue that will only intensify.

  • by Phil Lutton
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Two-track Xi reveals China is in no mood for reconciliation

Two-track Xi reveals China is in no mood for reconciliation

The Chinese leader’s 25-minute Davos speech was a masterclass in double-speak.

  • by Eryk Bagshaw
In second impeachment, Democrats push resistant Republicans to convict Trump

In second impeachment, Democrats push resistant Republicans to convict Trump

Despite the changed nature of Washington, Trump’s second impeachment trial appears destined to end just as his first did.

  • by Matthew Knott
One and free? Why First Nations people struggle with Australia Day

One and free? Why First Nations people struggle with Australia Day

It’s supposed to be a celebration of a nation, but many Indigenous Australians find January 26 a deeply troubling day. They explain why.

  • by Karl Quinn and Henrietta Cook
History Test: Langer, coaches deserve share of blame for repeating mistakes

History Test: Langer, coaches deserve share of blame for repeating mistakes

Captain Tim Paine has carried the can for Australia’s loss, but questions are also being asked about coach Justin Langer and his backroom staff.

  • by Andrew Wu
Only surprise is that anyone can compete with India at all

Only surprise is that anyone can compete with India at all

The tourists' series victory came as a shock to many in the Australian media, but India's virtually bottomless player pool coupled with massive investment in the game has created a conveyor belt of Test-ready talent.

  • by Greg Chappell