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Controversial, yes, outrageous for many, but on balance the best possible ending on the Kurtley Beale saga.
Pakistan have Australia in a position they have seldom been in during the past year.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has issued a call to arms to state premiers to participate in a grown-up debate about reforming the Federation, the funding of health systems and the tax system in a Sir Henry Parkes commemorative address to be delivered on Saturday.
It starts with the defending champion San Antonio Spurs and it doesn't get much easier from there. The SouthWest division is easily the hardest in the NBA.
Oklahoma City will again dominate the NorthWest division even with MVP Kevin Durant missing at least the first month of the season with a broken foot.
Wallaby back Kurtley Beale has been fined $45,000 by an independent tribunal, but has avoided suspension.
A national news-chat show - based partly on The Project - looks likely to replace state editions of 7.30, Fairfax Media can reveal.
A Yarra Ranges pub was reduced to rubble after a fire in the early hours of Saturday morning.
A man has died after attempting to cross the Maroondah Highway in Ringwood on Friday night.