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Carlton fans would have taken a win of any sort, so cold and dark had their season become.
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has dismissed suggestions Chris Judd's interrupted preparation was a factor in the star veteran's hamstring injury.
Refusing to blame a controversial umpiring decision for Melbourne's eight-point loss to Gold Coast, Paul Roos admits he wishes the AFL's umpiring department had warned all clubs much earlier about a "dramatic shift" in the way the game is being officiated.
China is building large covert informant networks inside Australia's leading universities, prompting Australia to strengthen its counter-intelligence capabilities.
Among shelves of spare eyes, wigs and disembodied limbs, surgeon Geoff Chapman has been mending antique dolls, teddy bears and toys for more than 40 years.
With the NSW budget just seven weeks away, Mike Baird declared at his first news conference as Premier on Thursday that to suddenly hand over responsibility to a new treasurer would be ''a difficult affair'' and ''pretty much a classical hospital pass''.
A majority of apartment owners will be able to force their neighbours to sell their homes to developers under proposed laws to be taken to the NSW cabinet for approval next month.
Randwick City Council has put forward a $68 million funding package in its bid to force significant changes to the state government's tram line from Circular Quay to the eastern suburbs.
Millions of dollars in poker machine taxes taken from some of Sydney's poorest suburbs to fund "disadvantaged communities" have been used to pay for the state government's election promises.