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Petrol prices set to rise over holidays

Anyone hitting the road these school holidays had better fill up quick, with petrol prices already at a four-month high expected to rise again this weekend.

Worlds ban on Russia athletes extended

Russia will miss the World Athletics Championships for the second time in a row after the sport's governing body extended the ban against country's federation on Monday.

Aboriginal groups reject cashless cards

The chief executive of Darwin's only Aboriginal-owned health organisation has described cashless welfare cards as "dangerous and harmful" and warned against plans to expand their use nationally at a Senate inquiry.

Slater urges Papenhuyzen to forget Tedesco

Retired superstar Billy Slater says Melbourne's rookie fullback Ryan Papenhuyzen needs to forget he's playing against Sydney Roosters ace James Tedesco in Saturday's NRL preliminary final.