NSW Breakers become first fully-professional women's team in Australia

NSW Breakers become first fully-professional women's team in Australia

Posted October 06, 2016 10:29:40 Photo: International stars like Ellyse Perry will now likely be earning in excess of $100,000 a year. (AAP: Dean Lewins) The NSW women’s cricket team has smashed through the glass ceiling to become the first fully professional female team in Australian domestic sport. In a major breakthrough, all Breakers squad members will be on full-time contracts, with international players having the potential to earn more than $100,000 per year. The minimum wage will be $35,000. The move outdoes the effort of Netball Australia which announced…

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The $3.2m racehorse that's never ran

The $3.2m racehorse that's never ran

The colt was purchased Tuesday for 2.6m guineas (£2.73m.) A guinea is equivalent to $1.5 and is an amount used during horse auctions. He was sold on day one of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale on the strength of his pedigree out of sire Dubawi, the Irish 2000 Guineas winner and Epson Derby third, and Group Two Coronation Stakes winner Fallen for You. Lot 39 attracted interest from bidders in Australia, Qatar, South Africa and the UK, but it went to John Ferguson, a former trainer and Dubai ruler Sheikh…

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Samsung phone catches fire on plane

Samsung phone catches fire on plane

A Southwest Airlines flight was canceled Wednesday after a passenger’s Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone caught fire on board. And the owner says he already replaced his phone after the recall of Note 7 phones for the same issue. The federal Consumer Product Safety Commission said it is investigating the incident, which occurred on a Baltimore-bound flight before it departed from the Louisville International Airport Wednesday morning. The owner of the Note 7, Brian Green, told WAVE 3 News that his phone was powering down when he put it in…

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Labor calls for Brandis' resignation amid stoush with solicitor-general

Labor calls for Brandis' resignation amid stoush with solicitor-general

Updated October 05, 2016 22:15:13 The second-highest law officer in Australia has publicly criticised Federal Attorney-General George Brandis, claiming he was not consulted on marriage equality and citizenship laws. Key points: Solicitor-general had concerns his work had been “hampered” in 2015 Senate currently examining a direction that would block solicitor-general providing legal advice without Attorney-General’s permission Shadow attorney-general calling for Senator Brandis to step down over “power grab” Solicitor-general Justin Gleeson SC made the revelation in a submission to a Senate inquiry, which is examining a direction blocking the solicitor-general…

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Dancers keep Indigenous culture alive at Sydney Opera House

Dancers keep Indigenous culture alive at Sydney Opera House

Posted October 05, 2016 18:27:50 Photo: The Djaadjawan dance group from Narooma has dancers of all ages. (ABC News: Mazoe Ford) Indigenous dance groups from around Australia will come together in Sydney this weekend for Dance Rites, a national competition outside the Opera House. Key points: Competitors showcase their dancing outside the Sydney Opera House In 2015, there were more than 150 competitors Dancers came from QLD, NSW and the Torres Strait The best groups will receive a share of prize money, but every competitor is gaining something far more…

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