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Friday, February 27, 2015

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Clarke replaces Bailey in Aussie line-up to face Black Caps

George Bailey has made way for captain Michael Clarke in Australia's XI to play New Zealand in Auckland.



$12m drug seizure in Perth 'biggest in 5 years'

Police in Perth believe they have smashed an international drug syndicate following the seizure of 12 kilograms of methylamphetamine with a street value estimated at $12 million.



Tasmania's Treasurer reveals 668 full-time jobs axed

Tasmania's public sector shrinks by 668 full-time jobs, figures from the Treasurer reveal.



Islamic State militants' destruction of ancient artefacts 'like tearing down Colosseum'

A rampage by sledgehammer-wielding Islamic State militants in an Iraqi museum is being compared to "the tearing down of the Colosseum brick by brick".



Asbestos fears in remote Galiwinku after Cyclone Lam

Galiwinku woman Yvonne Gananbarr is sleeping on the floor of a school hall after Cyclone Lam made her asbestos-riddled public housing property unliveable.



Off-field dramas threaten NRL's bottom line

ARLC chairman John Grant is concerned poor off-field behaviour will hinder an opportunity to grow the game's fan base.



Junaid Thorne granted bail over false name charges

An Australian self-styled Islamist preacher appears in the Perth Magistrates Court on charges of using a false name to book a flight and travel interstate.



New restrictions unveiled for anglers in Northern Territory

Northern Territory anglers face new bag limits, while catching large barramundi and king threadfin is to be banned in some areas.



Hodges named Broncos skipper for 2015 season

Justin Hodges has been appointed as the sole skipper of the Brisbane Broncos for the 2015 season.



Man jailed after crashing into Carlton North cafe

The driver of a stolen car that ploughed through the front of a busy Melbourne cafe, injuring two people and sending tables flying, is jailed for four and a half years.