Boomers captain wishes NBA draftee Dyson Daniels ‘long successful career’

Maryborough’s Matthew “Delly” Dellavedova will captain the Australian men’s basketball team for the first time when the Boomers begin its World Cup qualifying campaign this week. Key points: Bendigo sports stars make waves on international sporting stage Basketballers Matthew Dellavedova to captain Boomers while Dyson Daniels is drafted to the NBA Swimmers Col Pearse and Jenna Strauch … Read more

Australia feels need for speed in first Test clash with Sri Lanka

Australia expects their pace bowlers to be a point of difference against Sri Lanka, with Mitchell Starc ready to deliver the same performance that helped him star in 2016. Key points: Australian coach Andrew McDonald will resist the temptation to use an extra spinner in the first Test against Sri Lankia in Galle Mitchell Starc and Cameron … Read more

‘I’d like to get to know her more’: Fatima Payman open to Pauline Hanson meeting over Muslim views

Newly elected Labor Senator Fatima Payman says she wants “to get to know” One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson to better understand her views on Islam and Muslims in Australia. Senator Payman – a 27-year-old former refugee from Afghanistan – is the first Afghan-Australian and the first hijab-wearing Muslim woman in parliament. READ MORE Speaking with … Read more

Australia’s aged-care sector losing 65,000 workers every year, report finds

Australia‘s aged-care sector is short of 35,000 workers, with about 18,000 staff members having left the industry since August, a new report has revealed. The report from the Committee for Economic Development of Australia highlights a staffing “crisis” in Australia’s aged-care sector, which has been significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The report has found … Read more

Thanasi Kokkinakis wins in Wimbledon to set up clash with Novak Djokovic

Thanasi Kokkinakis “can’t wait” after breaking his Wimbledon hoodoo to set up a second-round blockbuster with three-time defending champion and world number one Novak Djokovic. Key points: Kokkinakis was the only Australian to advance on day one of Wimbledon and will face reigning Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic in the second round James Duckworth’s centre-court clash ended … Read more

Ex-police officer who shot Australian woman walks free

The former Minneapolis Police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman while responding to her 911 call in 2017 has been released from prison after serving over three years behind bars, according to online records from the Minnesota Department of Corrections. Mohamed Noor, 36, was convicted in April 2019 of third-degree murder and manslaughter … Read more

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