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‘The board expects that further increases in interest rates will be needed’:Lowe

‘The board expects that further increases in interest rates will be needed’:Lowe

The Reserve Bank has lifted the official interest rate to 3.35 per cent as it continues to fight ongoing inflation pressures.

‘Painful squeeze’:RBA lifts interest rates for record ninth consecutive meeting

The RBA board began raising rates in May last year when the cash rate was at a historic low of 0.1 per cent.

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NRL 2023

NRL official accused of covertly recording players in pay war

NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo and RLPA boss Clint Newton.

The NRL Players Association has fired off an angry letter to ARL chairman Peter V’landys,detailing what has been described as an “immoral” and “unethical” act.

ClubsNSW drops Troy Stolz legal action

Troy Stolz and ClubsNSW were involved in three separate litigation matters in the Federal Court.

Troy Stolz and ClubsNSW signed a confidential settlement on Tuesday morning.

AFL legend sued over historical child sex abuse claims

Australian Football Hall of Fame legend Barry Cable has been accused of abusing a teenage girl when he was at the height of his career in the 1960s and 1970s.

Deadly earthquakes hit Turkey.

The deadly Turkey earthquakes explained in four maps

Two strong quakes have devastated wide swaths of Turkey and Syria,killing thousands of people. Here’s the science behind the catastrophe.

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Earthquake death toll passes 4000 amid frantic search for survivors

Earthquake in Syria.

Turkey and Syria are struggling to respond to an unfolding crisis after some of the biggest earthquakes to hit the region in almost a century

In pictures:quake devastates parts of Turkey,Syria

Emergency teams are searching through the rubble after an estimated 3000 buildings were destroyed when the quakes struck.

Half-blinded but grateful:Rushdie speaks for the first time about stabbing attack

Author Salman Rushdie - months after being stabbed.

“I’ve been better,” he told The New Yorker. “But,considering what happened,I’m not so bad.”

Head of Russian Orthodox Church ‘was a spy for KGB’

Between ski trips to the Alps,Patriarch Kirill reportedly used a posting to Switzerland to collect information for the spy agency.

Clontarf at Balmain Shipyards in October.

New Manly ferry suffers catastrophic engine failure on Sydney Harbour

The Clontarf ferry will be out of service for weeks because the engine will now have to be replaced.

Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Putin is raiding his piggy bank as his cash woes grow

With his oil and gas revenues drying up,Vladimir Putin is being forced into desperate measures to keep funding his war. They will weigh heavily on Russia’s future.

Stephen Bartholomeusz
Stephen Bartholomeusz

Senior business columnist

Bobi beats Bluey to become the world’s oldest dog

Bobi beats Bluey to become the world’s oldest dog

Not much links the tiny Portuguese village of Conqueiros and the Australian town of Rochester,but both now have their names etched into the history books thanks to two dogs.

The first scene of That ’90s Show reveals a big problem

Debra Jo Rupp as Kitty Forman in That ’90s Show.

TV revivals are a powerful reminder that no matter how hard streaming executives try,comedy will never be a sausage roll.

World’s best restaurant winner is coming to Sydney

Former world’s best restaurant winner Mirazur will take over The Gantry at Walsh Bay’s Pier One hotel for a three-week residency in March.

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Former Liberal MP Daryl Maguire leaves court on Tuesday.

Maguire fronts court on cash-for-visas conspiracy charge

The 63-year-old former MP,who previously had a secret relationship with former NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian,told reporters he was “well” as he left court.

Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo faces additional complaints

Neurosurgeon Charlie Teo faces additional complaints

The initial complaints were deemed to be so serious that,after an urgent hearing of the NSW Medical Council in 2021,conditions were placed on his ability to practise.

Bungled NSW train project fast running off the rails

Upgrades to refuelling facilities at Melbourne’s Southern Cross station are among many works necessary for NSW’s new train fleet to operate.

A confidential review of the project warns of the failure to properly plan for $300m million in upgrades necessary for them to run on rail lines from Sydney to Melbourne,Brisbane,Canberra and across the state.

Cheaper childcare won’t create more places:MP

Cheaper childcare won’t create more places:MP

Independent MP for Fowler,Dai Le,says the government needs to attract more workers to the early childhood education sector.

Lendlease pushes to mandate social,affordable housing at new projects

Tom Mackellar,managing director of development at Lendlease.

Infrastructure giant Lendlease says the government should require future developments to contain at least 30 per cent affordable,social and build-to-rent homes.

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Analysts say Joe Biden and his Democrats are preparing for a fight.

Biden will say the state of the union is strong. It’s a stretch

Bruce Wolpe
Bruce Wolpe

Senior fellow at the United States Studies Centre and former political staffer

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NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo and RLPA boss Clint Newton.
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NRL 2023

NRL official accused of covertly recording players in bitter pay war

The NRL Players Association has fired off an angry letter to ARL chairman Peter V’landys,detailing what has been described as an “immoral” and “unethical” act.

Aaron Finch with wife Amy and daughter Esther.

‘A pretty cool journey’:Retiring Finch has message for selectors

Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch says farewell to international cricket,but offers his suggestion as to the candidates the selectors should consider as his replacement.

Latrell Mitchell and Jack Wighton.
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NRL 2023

Too big for his handcuffs:Inside story of Mitchell and Wighton’s night out

Play-wrestling is all fun and games - until the police arrive.

Andrew Webster
Andrew Webster

Chief Sports Writer

Sergio Aguero after hitting the goal that won the Premier League title in 2012.

‘Aguero moment’ forever tainted if Manchester City charges proved

The striker’s title-winning goal in May 2012 is often voted the most iconic moment in Premier League history,but if City are found guilty,will it ever be viewed the same?

Australian NFL star Jordan Mailata.

Mailata’s first Super Bowl dream was to sing at halftime

Jordan Mailata’s first Super Bowl dreams had him performing as a musical act,not as a player in the game.

Meet Jason Gillbee,aka the GWS ‘Milk Man’.

‘It’s mainly just a taste thing’:Why Giants rookie replaced his water intake with full-cream milk

Three years ago,Jason Gillbee made an executive decision to stop drinking water and drink milk instead. Full-cream,preferably.

‘Emotional’:Lachie Swinton returns for the Waratahs after a year-long injury lay-off.

‘Really proud of myself’:Swinton conquers the unknown in NSW return

There were long periods when Lachie Swinton didn’t know if he would play again after suffering nerve damage in his shoulder last year.

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