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Australia defeats England 60-51 to reach Birmingham Commonwealth Games netball final

Australia has exacted revenge on defending champions England with a 60-51 win to reach the netball final at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games. Key points: The Diamonds led England at every change Gretel Bueta was outstanding with 43 goals from 44 attempts The Diamonds face Jamaica in the final The Diamonds will face Jamaica in the …

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Commonwealth Games opening ceremony live updates: Birmingham welcomes thousands of sport’s biggest names

“On October 7 last year, this specially created baton left Buckingham Palace to travel across the Commonwealth. Over the past 294 days it has carried not only my message to you, but also the shared hopes and dreams of each nation and territory through which it has passed as it made its way to Birmingham. …

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Australia appoints Eddie Ockenden and Rachael Grinham as flag-bearers for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

As the sun was setting in the churchyard of the medieval St Bartholomew’s Church, Edgbaston, Australian men’s hockey co-captain Eddie Ockenden and squash veteran Rachael Grinham soaked in their appointment as flag-bearers for the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. Eddie Ockenden — Kookaburras Commonwealth Games: 2010, 2014, 2018, 2022 Three hockey gold medals Four-time Olympian (one …

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Meteor showers Southern Delta Aquariids, Alpha Capricornids and Piscis Austrinids, to light up Australian skies

While we might be tempted to rug up and stay inside on Thursday night, Australians are being encouraged to head out into the backyard to view a rare trio of meteor showers. Three celestial events, Southern Delta Aquariids, Alpha Capricornids and Piscis Austrinids, will illuminate Australian skies over the next few nights, coinciding with the …

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Matt Crouch furious after Adelaide Crows meeting, won’t get new contract, deal, trade options

Adelaide midfielder Matt Crouch was reportedly left “furious” after being told he won’t be receiving a new contract – more than 12 months before his current deal expires. Nine News Adelaide reported the out-of-form midfielder met with coach Matthew Nicks last week where he was told his stay at the Crows would not be extended. …

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Small and medium businesses in Australia are at risk of underinsurance

Many small and medium businesses in Australia are at risk of underinsurance, with some so complacent that they have no plan if something bad happens, new data has revealed. Only 43 percent of small businesses surveyed said they believed they were fully covered from insurable business risks but 34 percent indicated they had no plan, …

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Wayne Byres steps down from APRA, Jim Chalmers confirms

The chair of the prudential regulator. which oversees banks, super funds and insurers, will quit the job 18 months early. Wayne Byres, who was appointed chair of the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority by the Coalition in 2014, has announced his resignation. Sources say he alone made the decision to retire early and was not pushed …

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Kim Kardashian Australia: New theory for Kim K’s Cairns trip

Celebrity gossip Instagram account, Deuxmoihas called into question the ‘real’ itinerary for Kim Kardashian’s trip Down Under with boyfriend, Pete Davidson. The reality star recently flew to spend the weekend with Davidson while he was in Cairns filming a new movie, Wizards! Since then, multiple businesses claimed to have seen or served the couple, all …

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