‘Undemocratic, un-Australian’: Welcome to local government elections

Voting rights based on owning property were last seen in many democracies in the late 19th century, but they live on in most Australian local government elections.

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Sydney Roosters tipped for NRL dynasty if they win back-to-back premierships

The Sydney Roosters may be on the verge of a dynasty should they get past the Canberra Raiders in tomorrow’s NRL grand final and win their second-straight premiership, according to some of the club’s greats.

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Sydney Roosters tipped for NRL dynasty if they win back-to-back premierships

The Sydney Roosters may be on the verge of a dynasty should they get past the Canberra Raiders in tomorrow’s NRL grand final and win their second-straight premiership, according to some of the club’s greats.

         October 04, 2019 at 09:07PM https://ift.tt/2odYDnq

‘I’m going to miss it terribly’: Jon Faine’s career of holding power to account

A career on Melbourne radio was never part of the plan for Jon Faine. Ahead of his final week on air, the master interrogator reflects on three decades of grilling leaders and pushing the boundaries.

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The remains of a ‘sensible little town’ are being exposed as this dam dries up

As the waterline recedes, it uncovers sunken forests, garden beds and other relics from the town sacrificed to create one of the country’s biggest dams.

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Rex threatens to walk away from key western NSW route

Regional Express threatens to scrap flights or reduce their frequency on its popular route from Sydney to Dubbo due to a dispute over increased airport fees.

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‘I think they’re crazy’: Why is North Korea testing missiles again — and should we be worried?

Pyongyang has reportedly conducted 11 missile tests after talks broke down at the second US-North Korea summit in Hanoi in February — but why isn’t there any “fire and fury” from US President Donald Trump?

         October 04, 2019 at 08:06PM https://ift.tt/353rCLj

Life in Australia’s mortgage belts: Long commutes and sweating on rate cuts

This middle-class family is doing better than many Australians, but dig a little deeper and the hopes that an education and hard work will return a good standard of living are far from being met.

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Rate cuts? The banks won’t pass them on, because you don’t force them to

More interest rate cuts are forecast, but people with mortgages will feel less benefit because banks will be working to keep their profits from sinking, writes Daniel Ziffer.

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Rate cuts? The banks won’t pass them on, because you don’t force them to

More interest rate cuts are forecast, but people with mortgages will feel less benefit because banks will be working to keep their profits from sinking, writes Daniel Ziffer.

         October 04, 2019 at 08:05PM https://ift.tt/331Ks3I