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Silo Art Trail attracts international attention photos

Silo Art Trail’s fame builds Sheep Hills silos
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Irene and Authur Eichler, Warracknabeal, visit the Brim silos.

Brim General Store’s Wavell McPherson.

Kevin Hoffmann, Jackson, 9, and Harry, 7, of Horsham visit the Brim silos.

Don and Sue Flynn from Roxby Downs watch on as Fitzroy artist Adnate works on a silo project at Sheep Hills.

Jordan Weidemann features on the Rupanyup silos.

Sheep and wheat farmer Nick Hulland, who is depicted on the disused silos at Patchewollock, with his dog Wally. Photo: Eddie Jim

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Rupanyup silos

Rupanyup silos

Sheep Hills silos

Sheep Hills silos

Sheep Hills silos

Artist Adnate painting the Sheep Hills silos

Artist Adnate painting the Sheep Hills silos

Artist Adnate painting the Sheep Hills silos

Artist Adnate painting the Sheep Hills silos

Brim silos

Guido van Helten painting the Brim silos.

Brim silos.

Guido van Helten painting the Brim silos.

Fintan Magee paints the Patchewollock silo

Fintan Magee paints the Patchewollock silo

Patchewollock silos

TweetFacebookYARRIAMBIACK Shire’s Silo Art Trail is continuing to attract international attention, despite there being two silos left to complete.

The trail includes painted silos at Brim, Patchewollock, Sheep Hills and Rupanyup.

Silos and Lascelles and Rosebery will be painted later this year.

The project has now gained attention from international travel guide Lonely Planet, with articles about the silos appearing on its website.

Brim General Store’s Wavell McPherson.

One Lonely Planet article said the huge murals were drawing travellers from all over the world to drought-stricken regions of north-west Victoria.

“Melbourne is globally renowned for its street art scene centred on its laneways, but towns around the region have been stealing some of the metropolis’ glory – and in ways a big city can’t match,” the article said.

Yarriambiack Shire chief executive Ray Campling said the project had gone beyond anyone’s expectations.

“It’s been very positive so far,” he said. “It’s proven to have quite an impact.”

TOURISM: Don and Sue Flynn from Roxby Downs visit silos at Sheep Hills as they were being painted. Picture: OLIVIA PAGE

The shire received $200,000 from both the state and federal governments last yearfor the project.

Council contributed $50,000 and GrainCorp donated the canvases.

Mr Campling said the completed silos were amazing.

He said theywere bringing people to the region from all over the state.

Jordan Weidemann features on the Rupanyup silos.

“I was up at Patchewollock not long ago and ran into a couple from Cedunawho had heard about the silos and wanted to come for a look,” he said.

“People are coming from all over the place.

“From talking to the public, it’s clear the silos are having a regionalimpact and bus loads of tourists have been coming and stopping in our towns for lunch.”

Sheep and wheat farmer Nick Hulland is depicted on the silos at Patchewollock, with his dog Wally. Picture: EDDIE JIM

Mr Campling said council tried to promote the silos locally, regionally and internationally and the Lonely Planet attention would assist in that promotion.

“In Rupanyup, we also had a few other murals that were painted around town, which also helps bring in tourists,” he said.

Mr Campling said Lascelles silos would be painted later this month.

Full cuts to Sunday penalty rates delayed until 2020

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The landmark cuts to weekend penalty rates in several industries will be phased in over the next four years, in a decision that has angered retailers and unions alike.

‘s workplace umpire, the Fair Work Commission, has ruled that the reductions to existing penalty rates of up to “double time” paid to retail, fast food, hospitality and pharmacy staff will be phased in gradually and not take full effect until 2019 and 2020.

The first penalty rate cuts of five percentage points will begin next month.

Since the commission decided in February to slash Sunday penalty rates, the trade union movement and the business community have been at odds over how quickly the changes should be implemented.

“Retailers need a break and they need it now,” National Retail Association chief Dominique Lamb said.

A shorter transition to reduced penalty rates would have been a “welcome relief”, she said, as it would have allowed retailers to focus on improving customer service by having “more employees on the floor”.

Russell Zimmerman, head of the n Retailers’ Association, said businesses had been hoping for a two-year phase-in for the cuts, and were bitterly disappointed.

“Retailers wanted this phased in much more quickly so we can get on with the job of employing more people,” he said. “What this will do is create an incredible amount of extra work for retailers, who won’t be able to employ more people as quickly as they would like.

For full-time and part-time workers in the retail and pharmacy sectors, Sunday penalty rates cuts from 200 per cent to 150 per cent will be staggered until 2020.

Fast-food employees will have their 150 per cent Sunday rates cut over the next three years until 2019.

Hospitality workers’ Sunday pay will gradually fall from 175 per cent to 150 per cent over that period.

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said the decision “confirmed the worst fears of workers” – that cuts would begin next month. He called on the Turnbull government to support his private members’ bill to stop the cuts.

“This is an appalling decision and comes at a time when wages are falling in real terms,” Mr Shorten said. “It doesn’t matter if the cuts are phased in over two or three years, the damage is the same – people will be losing real money.”

But Employment Minister Michaelia Cash said the decision would help small business while affecting only three to four per cent of ‘s workforce.

“The adjustments to Sunday penalty rates will even the playing field for ‘s small businesses, which have to pay more for staff on Sundays than big businesses who do deals with big unions. This will help thousands of small businesses open their doors, serve customers and create jobs on Sundays,” she said.

She called on Labor to respect the commission’s independence and ditch its “scare campaign”.

Trade unions have been fiercely fighting against the Fair Work Commission’s decision to slash Sunday pay rates.

“n workers area already suffering as a result of stagnant wage growth,” said n Council of Trade Unions secretary Sally McManus. “They can’t afford a $1.42 billion wage cut.”

Hospitality union United Voice said the decision to begin the cuts from July 1 this year meant 700,000 low-paid ns who worked Sundays and public holidays and would now face their first pay cut within weeks. National secretary Jo-anne Schofield confirmed the union would be appealing the commission’s “unfair” decision to cut Sunday rates at all.

“The system has completely failed the hundreds of thousands of ns who give up their time with their loved ones to work on weekends and public holidays,” Ms Schofield said.

Employers in the hotel and tourism sectors said they would have preferred a two-year phase-in period but they welcomed the certainty provided by the commission’s ruling.

Former Labor minister and ACTU leader Martin Ferguson, now chairman of industry group Tourism Accommodation , said he realised that reforming penalty rates was a tough decision “but ultimately this was essential.”???

The Greens’ Adam Bandt said the decision was “devastating news” for low-paid workers: “With profits up a massive 40 per cent this year but wages only 0.9 per cent, it beggars belief that business says it can’t afford to pay penalty rates.”

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BIG QUESTIONS: Where do you need to love more? What are you going to do about it?
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They love theirindustry– that’s where their passion comes from. They lovemakinga difference and influencing outcomes.

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They love theirpeople– they want to see them grow, develop and be happy.

They love that they are providing an environmentinwhichtheir people feel like they belong and canmakea contribution beyondjust earning money.

They love theirfamilies– that’s why they strive for and achieve balance between their career and time for their loved ones.

They are mindful that whatever they do, it must be sustainable

They love theircommunities– they give back and theymakesure that their organisations are good corporate citizens. They care for individuals, community groups and the environment.

And finally, they lovethemselves– they look after their physical and mental health, they challenge themselves to grow and develop and they want to be the best they can be.

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London attack: What we know so far

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Seven people were killed and 48 injured after a terrorist attack in London. Three terrorists also died in the attack.

What we knowTerrorists carrying large knives drove a white van into pedestrians on London Bridge on Saturday night before heading to the busy restaurant area of Borough Market, where they slashed and stabbed patrons.Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick confirmed that seven victims are dead, as are the three men involved in the attack.London Ambulance Service has taken48 people to five hospitals and treated scores of others for less serious injuries at the scene. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says two ns are “directly affected” by the attack: one is in hospital, but the condition of the second is unknown. One of the first officers on the scene was an on-duty British Transport Police officer, who responded to calls for help from the public coming from the London Bridge incident. He was stabbed, receiving serious but not life-threatening injuries to his head, face and leg. He is being treated in a London hospital.Police were called to London Bridge at 10.08pm, responding to reports of a vehicle crash with pedestrians.Shortly after, they responded to reports of stabbings in the Borough Market area. Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said the three attackers were shot dead within eight minutes of the first call. Around 50 bullets – which he said was an “unprecedented number” – were used on the three suspects.The attackers were wearing what looked like explosive devices – including canisters strapped to their bodies – but Assistant Commissioner Rowley says these were revealed to be hoaxes.At 12.25am, the incident was declared a terrorist attack.A Vauxhall stabbing initially thought to be part of the London Bridge and Borough Market attacks was unrelated, police say.At 0025hrs 4/6/17 the incidents at #LondonBridge & #BoroughMarket were declared as terrorist incidents.??? Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017Photo of suspected attacker shot by police , note cannisters wrapped around his body + other people on floor #LondonBridge#boroughmarketpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/4fpDw6XqvK??? Back the BBC (@back_the_BBC) June 4, 2017#Londonbridge#boroughmarket#vauxhallpic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/a7OciBEBjH??? Metropolitan Police (@metpoliceuk) June 3, 2017London police are amazing.had us in lockdown then evacuated us past the site. Horrific scenes. (2of3)??? Sam Dastyari (@samdastyari) June 3, 2017My statement on the cowardly terrorist attack in London tonight: https://t苏州夜场招聘/PaGXogN60N Please continue to follow @metpoliceuk for updates pic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/AcGaju2Svp??? Mayor of London (@MayorofLondon) June 4, 2017

Injured emergency services workers welcome inquiry

HOPE: Former police officer, paramedic and NSW Ambulance call taker Cindy Modderman is hoping the parliamentary inquiry is just the beginning. Picture: Max Mason-HubersRebecca* will pay for the nearly 20 years she served as a police officer for the rest of her life. She grapples every day with memories of the bad jobs; murders, crashes, assaults and dead babies, as well as the loss of two colleagues to suicide and the feeling of hopelessness that comes with not being able to have helped them.
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Her daily battle with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is compounded with another fight – for the condition and the bullying that followed her speaking out to be acknowledged by her former employer.

It is a fight that has taken up much of her time, energy and emotional reserves. In short, she says the ordeal has ruined her life.

“It’s too late for me” the former Newcastle and Lake Macquarie officer said. “You only have so much fight in you.”

But she has joined other formerand current emergency services workers battling the illness incautiously welcoming the parliamentary inquiry into bullying in the sector.

“It’s not too late for the future ones,” Rebecca said.“It’s way too late for me, it’s 20 years too late for me, butyou know what, we all need a voice.”

The inquiry, announced last month, will look at the prevalence of bullying, harassment and discrimination in the state’s emergency services, as well as the effectivenessof the procedures in place to resolve complaints.

For former paramedics and police officers the Herald has spoken to, the inquiry has brought hope that their stories may finally be heard.

Cindy Modderman is a former police officer and paramedic who has spoken out about bullying in the NSW Ambulance Service, the way the workers compensation system traumatises people and the way intrusive surveillance can prevent people getting well.

Ms Modderman hoped the inquiry would expose the “rife” bulllying within NSW Ambulance and eventually lead to a royal commission.

“They will be surprisedby the number of submissions,” Ms Modderman said. “I am just hoping that we will get people doing their submissions because some people will be scared.

“There are a lot of people who are bullied that can … still go to work, so they are frightened that if they start talking their job is gone, which is another form of bullying in itself.”

Ambulance call taker Sarah*, who has slammed bullying at the Northern Control Centre in Charlestown, hoped the inquiry was just the beginning.

“I’m hoping and praying with everything I have in me that there’s a royal commission at the end of it,” she said. “I want them to read my submission and I want them to know that they’re not just hurting people, they’re not just breaking people down mentally, they are damaging people’s lives.

“It’s an organisation that is meant to care about people’s health but the ironic thing is that not only do they not care about their people’s health, they are doing things to diminish it.”

– former police officer Rebecca

Rachel*, a former police officer who said she was destroyed by bullying in the force, hoped she could muster the courage to revisit her trauma to write her submission.

“I really want to make one (a submission). But it’s just digging up old stuff,” she said.

“Even though I live it every day, I try to avoid thinking about it but if I was to sit down and try and actually write about it I think it would make me worse and I’m really bad at the moment and I’m scared. But I do need to get it off my chest, I know I should do it.”

Former paramedic and founder of support group No More Neglect, Steve McDowell, also hoped the inquiry would be a stepping stone to a royal commission.

“I think it’s a step in the right direction,” he said.“My hope is that the portfolio committee … literally can’t cope with the number of submissions and have to call a royal commission.

“This is abhorrent what’s going on and the public need to know.

“There are lives at stake and they can’t keep doing nothing.”

He said he would be helping with submissions of some of his support group’s 3200 members.

“You’ve got people in their darkest hour who call 000 for and expect these people who turn up will be in the best of health, not being bullied, not having mental health issues. The public needs to be aware that the emergency services are being neglected by these government agencies.

“The day that this thing starts will be one of the happiest days in this state because some of the people have waited decades, literally decades, for this. They are retired now and they never thought they would see this day.”

Rebecca, who has criticised the NSW Police Force for the way it targets injured workers in a bid to manage them out, said the force had plenty of policies about how to help workers struggling, but had done little to address a culture where mental health issues are frowned upon and officers are ostracised, seen as weak and targeted if they admit they need help.

“They’ve got all the policies in the world and they don’t use any of them,” she said.

“They know that a drop in work performance or an increase in sick leave, an increase in disharmony in the workplace are all symptoms and they know all this but they treat you as disciplinary issues.”

She encourarged all traumatised emergency services workers to muster the strength and make a submission.

“If I could say one thing to all of those cops, it is if this ends up beating you and you end up dead, they are going to strip you bare at coroner’s court. They are going to rip into you and you are not there to defend yourself. This is possibly the one and only opportunity that you can try to make a change. There’s no point complaining to the cops …but this is your one and only chance, so do it.”

The NSW Police Force said it had “no tolerance for any form of bullying and harassment”.

“Constant vigilance and education is required to stamp out this type of behaviour in the workplace,” a spokesperson said.

“The NSWPoliceForce does not hesitate to take the most serious management action when this type of behaviour occurs. We have strong and specific policies to deal with these matters.

“These issues were examined in the Ronald’s Report of 2006 and subsequent recommendations were acted upon, including providing appropriate avenues for employees to report unacceptable behaviour.”

“Ongoing education is a must,” the spokesperson said. “The NSWPoliceForce is currently rolling out the Respectful and Inclusive Workplace campaign as part of continuing education and early intervention efforts.

“No organisation the size of the NSWPoliceForce could ever claim to have completely eliminated all instances of unacceptable workplace behaviour, however the appropriate avenues for reporting, investigation, the imposition of sanctions and ongoing education are key to ensuring staff are safe and supported in the workplace.”

A spokesperson forNSW Ambulance said the organisation “does not accept bullying and harassment in the workplace and fully supports the Parliamentary Inquiry”.

“As an organisation tasked with the care of others, we have a responsibility to promote a healthy workplace,” the spokesperson said.

“NSW Ambulance encourages staff to speak up about unacceptable behaviour. Only by being proactive, can staff help strengthen the policies, training and supports already under way.

“All personnel were advised of the Inquiry and invited to make a submission.”

Submissions to the inquiry are open until July 23 and can be made via parliament.nsw.gov.au/committees/inquiries.

For crisis support contact Lifeline 13 11 14.

*Names were changed

Wonder Woman breaks ‘superhero glass ceiling’

That ol’ argument that female superheroes don’t sell? Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman has given it a final death blow. Or, more accurately, around 300 million of them.
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The blockbuster film, Warner Bros’ long-anticipated pitch at the genre, has pulled in a record-setting $US223 million ($300 million) across the global box office.

Not only has the film instantly recouped its $US149 million ($200 million) budget and then some, but it’s become among the biggest superhero film openings ever, Deadline reports.

The film, starring Gadot as the beloved Amazonian warrior, had a stronger opening than a number of its male-focused Marvel counterparts, including Iron Man, Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America and their sequels, and DC predecessor Man of Steel.

It also broke the opening box office record for a movie directed by a woman, pulling in around $US101 million ($136 million) at the US box office alone, easily eclipsing the previous record held by Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey, which debuted to $US85.1 million in 2015.

In Hollywood where money talks, there’s belief the film’s massive response might finally end the traditional apprehension around female-led superhero blockbusters – not to mention, female leads and directors.

Ahead of the film’s opening, director Jenkins discussed the opportunity to reverse the big studios’ gender bias when it came to the genre, citing failed attempts at female superhero films like Halle Berry’s Catwoman and Jennifer Garner’s Elektra in the mid-’00s.

“Money moves the world and I think the tentpole industry started and there was a belief system, that was true for a long time, that teenage boys were driving that,” Jenkins told Business Insider last week.

“I really do think the trepidation was there were failed attempts and then that wasn’t who you were targeting for such a massive movie, so I think that has really changed.”

The industry has slowly listened to audience enthusiasm at addressing the imbalance, with a Captain Marvel movie starring Brie Larson, a Batgirl movie directed by Joss Whedon, and Gotham City Sirens, an all-female DC villains film led by Suicide Squad’s Margot Robbie, among the upcoming projects.

Despite the stellar box office and strong reviews (the film’s currently at a ludicrous 93 per cent on Rotten Tomatoes), Wonder Woman’s debut was not without its predictable controversies.

At least seven official legal complaints have been filed against Austin, Texas theatre Alamo Drafthouse, after the cinema hosted a series of ‘women’s only’ screenings of the film over the weekend.

Last week, the city’s mayor went viral after replying to complaints from local men crying “reverse sexism” with a tongue-in-cheek letter mocking their “uninformed and sexist rantings”. 52% of the audience for #WonderWoman was female. Proves once again: women affect box office, men WILL watch female leads & it can make big $ pic.twitter苏州夜总会招聘/3mhXkmQpEg??? Alicia Malone (@aliciamalone) June 4, 2017

REVIEW: San Cisco – Cambridge Hotel – Sunday, June 4

San Cisco’s great pop escape TweetFacebookThe How Much Does Your Love Cost singer sounded flat and appeared disinterested.
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The heaving “San Cisco” chant before show time, at the work and school-friendly time of 7.30pm, guaranteed this would be a high-energy evening.

San Cisco opened with the new songDid You Get What You Came For?and the crowd responded with a definite “yes” by dancing up a storm.

Over the next 70 minutes San Cisco kept the pace energetic, introducing a host of infectious new material from their third album The Water, and a selection of their most popular tracks like Run, Fred Astaire and Too Much Time Together.

The female-dominatedcrowd lapped upevery minute. Over the course of the evening the amount of girls sittingon their partner’s shoulders sprang up like daisies in a meadow.

Frontman Jordi Davieson handled the majority of the vocals and even delivered a solo acoustic version of Waiting For The Weekend in the encore, but drummer Scarlett Stevens is the real star of the band.

Whenever she joined Davieson on vocals in tracks likeToo Much Time Togetherand SloMo the harmonies soared. Stevens had her own moment to shine on the sugary Magic andproved she’s definitely under utilised.

One criticism generally slinged atSan Cisco is their lack of danger. They appeared like four sweet kids-next-door types when they broke onto the scene in 2012 with their single Awkward and little has happened since tochangethat perception.

The Water continues the development of dark sexual energy San Ciscobegan to exhibit on their 2014 album Gracetownin songs like Run. The Water’s title track and The Distance were propelled along by a throbbing bass line andsynths, giving it a more sinister edge than their cleaner studio versions.

There aren’t many n indie acts doing pop better than San Cisco. And right now we all need a pop song.

Giants climb to the top of the ladder with win over Essendon

Giants take down Bombers | Photos Jeremy Cameron of the Giants celebrates with fans after winning the round 11 AFL match against the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium on June 3. Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images
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Matt de Boer of the Giants celebrates kicking a goal during the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium.Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Adam Tomlinson of the Giants kicks the ball during the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images

Shane Mumford of the Giants handpasses the ball during the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images

Toby Greene of the Giants takes a mark in front of Mark Baguley of the Bombers during the round 11 AFL match at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images

Brendon Goddard of the Bombers walks out onto the ground with his son for his 300th game. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images

Dyson Heppell of the Bombers is tackled during the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images

Lachie Whitfield of the Giants handpasses during the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Toby Greene of the Giants marks the ball during the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images

Harrison Himmelberg of the Giants marks the ball during the round 11 AFL match at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images

Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti of the Bombers is tackled by Sam J Reid of the Giants. Photo by Mark Metcalfe/AFL Media/Getty Images

Jeremy Cameron and Lachie Whitfield of the Giants celebrate winning the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Giants players sing their team song after winning the round 11 AFL match against the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Heath Shaw of the Giants reacts during the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

Harrison Himmelberg of the Giants celebrates with fans after winning the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium. Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images

TweetFacebook Giants take down BombersHighlights from the round 11 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Essendon Bombers at Spotless Stadium on June 3. Photos: Getty ImagesGreater Western Sydney haven’t yet scaled Everest, but after five-and-a-half seasons, they have reached the summit of the AFL’s K2.

For the first time in the expansion club’s history, the Giants will end a round atop the ladder after they beat Essendon by 16 points at Spotless Stadium on Saturday, their fourth win in a row.

The Bombers were far from embarrassed in veteran Brendon Goddard’s 300th game, and gave the Giants a scare when Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti kicked goals in quick succession midway through the final quarter as Essendon, with the marginclosing to just nine points, but the men in red and black are again in the red, having lost two in a row, falling to 5-6, with a game against in-form Port Adelaide at Etihad Stadium to come before the Dons’ bye.

The Dons will rue some untidy kicking for goal and weren’t helped by some dubious umpiring, but that shouldn’t detract from the Giants’ achievement.

They have reached this summit despite a horrendous run of injuries during the first half of the season, and a look at who’s to return before the finals–Steve Johnson, Brett Deledio, Rory Lobb, Jacob Hopper, Ryan Griffen, Nick Haynes, Devon Smith and Stephen Coniglio –should send a shiver down the spine of all their premiership rivals.

This GWS win was all the more meritorious given they were coming off a six-day break, and had returned from a trip to Perth last weekend.

Despite their casualties, the Giants are still fielding a team with plenty of supremely talented players every weekend.

Surely none have been moreinfluential in their climb to the top of the ladder than Josh Kelly, who at this rate could be underpaid next year regardless of whether he chooses to stay at GWS, or head back to Victoria to join North Melbourne or St Kilda.

This GWS win was all the more meritorious given they were coming off a six-day break, and had returned from a trip to Perth last weekend.

Despite their casualties, the Giants are still fielding a team with plenty of supremely talented players every weekend.

Surely none have been moreinfluential in their climb to the top of the ladder than Josh Kelly, who at this rate could be underpaid next year regardless of whether he chooses to stay at GWS, or head back to Victoria to join North Melbourne or St Kilda.

The highlight of that early period came from Tom Scully, who having missed last weekend’s win against West Coast returned with a beautiful running goal from just inside the boundary line 40 metres out.

Essendon were struggling to string the ball together with much fluency, but with little warning they clicked into gear. Zach Merrett and David Zaharakis were proving highly effective, while veterans Jobe Watson and Ben Howlett both showed signs they aren’t yet spent causes with classy baulks to set up majors for Conor McKenna and Orazio Fantasia respectively, as the Dons shot ahead with four majors in seven minutes.

GWS midfielders Callan Ward, Shiel and Scully had all been quiet, and coach Leon Cameron gave his charges a tongue-lashing at the quarter-time huddle.

The second term was a frustrating one for the Dons, who failed to take their chances in front of goal.

The Giants –despite their long injury list –still have too much class to let a team get off the hook.

GWS clawed their way to 16-point lead at half-time on the back of brilliance from the supremely talented Greene, Kelly and Whitfield.

Greene’s freakish efforts –which included a stunning overhead mark –appeared more remarkable given he looked to be labouring early in the game with an ankle injury.

The Giants threatened to break the game open but Essendon were determined, never allowing the margin to get beyond 27 points.

Merrett was terrific and a big reason his side threatened in the last quarter, while Martin Gleeson was solid in defence, and Watson found plenty of the ball in the clinches.

But for the fourth week in a row the Giants won a game by less than three goals.

GREATER WESTERN SYDNEY 3.3 10.5 15.5 18.9 (117)

ESSENDON 5.3 7.7 10.10 15.11 (101)

GOALS: Greater Western Sydney–Greene 3, Scully 3, Williams 3, Lloyd, Shiel, Perryman, Cameron, Kelly, Whitfield, De Boer, Kennedy, Taranto.Essendon–Green 3, McDonald-Tipungwuti 2, Hooker 2, Fantasia 2, Bellchambers 2, McKenna, Myers, Daniher, Colyer.

BEST: GWS–Kelly, Greene, Williams, Whitfield, Shiel, Tomlinson.Essendon–Merrett, Gleeson, Watson, Bellchambers, Hooker.

INJURIES: GWS–Nil.Essendon:McKenna (leg).

UMPIRES:Donlon, McInerney, Fisher, O’Gorman.

CROWD:13,671 at Spotless Stadium.

The story, Giants climb to the top of the ladder with win over Essendon, first appeared on the Sydney Morning Herald.

Suns forward Peter Wright kicks winning goal against West Coast

Gold Coast secures thrilling win | Photos Suns player Will Brodie is sprayed with Gatorade as he celebrates victory against the West Coast Eagle. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)
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The Suns players celebrate victory after the round 11 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Sam Mitchell of the Eagles in action during the round 11 AFL match against the Gold Coast Suns. Photo by Jason O’Brien/AFL Media/Getty Images

West Coast Eagles player Mark Lecras takes a mark during the round 11 AFL match at Metricon Stadium. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Suns player Peter Wright celebrates with team mate Gary Ablett after kicking the winning goal against the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Suns coach Rodney Eade congratulates Tom Lynch after the round 11 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium. Photo by Jason O’Brien/AFL Media/Getty Images

Suns player Peter Wright takes a mark before going on to kick the winning goal during the round 11 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Will Brodie and Pearce Hanley of the Suns are sprayed with Gatorade as they celebrate victory. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

West Coast players look dejected after losing the round 11 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Suns player Steven May and West Coast Eagles player Jeremy McGovern compete for the ball. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

West Coast Eagles player Eric Mackenzie attempts to break away from the defense of Suns player Sean Lemmens. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Suns player Tom Lynch gets above the pack during the round 11 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

Suns player Jarrod Harbrow attempts to break away from the defence at Metricon Stadium. Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images

TweetFacebook Suns edge out EaglesHighlights of the round 11 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the West Coast Eagles at Metricon Stadium on June 3, 2017. Photos: Getty ImagesThe Gold Coast Suns have held out the West Coast Eagles for their fourth win of the year, in a tight but mostly tame contest that, for long periods, it seemed neither side wanted to win.

It is the first time the Suns have beaten the Eagles since entering the competition in 2011.

The hero was Peter Wright, who snatched back the lead for his side with just 90 seconds remaining after being hit by Jarrod Harbrow, who played a superb game off half-back.

Gary Ablett also responded to renewed criticism of his form and commitment with 36 possessions, playing a critical role to get his side over the line in the dying minutes, while Pearce Hanley played his best game in the Suns colours since crossing fromthe Brisbane Lions.

Forward Tom Lynch provided excellent leadership and kicked three goals.

But boy, did they make hard work of it.

After taking a 15-point lead into the final quarter and dominating the Eagles around the ground for most of the game, they watched the Eagles cut the margin and then take a seven-point lead with JoshHill kicking his second with 20 minutes gone.

From there, the Suns finally found some urgency.

They squandered multiple opportunities, but eventually Brandon Matera chopped the lead back to four before Wright’s winner.

West Coast had been flat, with a long list of passengers, but the Suns would have only had themselves to blame had the Eagles pinched it.

The Suns had the better of the run of play in the first quarter, trouncing the Eagles’ disposal count and bettering them for clearances thanks to the dominance of Jarrod Witts in the centre square, but were inefficient with the ball, with the Eagles doing well to stymie their run off half-back.

When opportunities presented themselves, they were too often squandered.

Wright, normally a beautiful kick, hooked a long set shot; Michael Barlow attempted a banana from a set shot when a drop punt would have sufficed and Adam Saad and Lynch missed regulation snaps that both should have eaten.

Without Josh Kennedy at the other end, the Eagles made the most of half-chances.

Elliot Yeo threaded a snap from deep in one pocket while being corralled by Jesse Joyce; LukeShuey was left alone outside a contest for another and full-back Will Schofield crept forward and got away from Lynch for the Eagles’ third.

The visitors began to creep away early in the second quarter, with Jamie Cripps and Jeremy McGovern extending the Eagles’ lead to 14 points, McGovern ramming the latter shot home from 55 off a step.

But the Suns dominated possession again for the rest of the quarter, albeit much of it chipping across half-back and around the centre.

They had a stroke of good fortune when Lynch was the beneficiary of an absurd ruling against Eric McKenzie for rushing the ball out of bounds as he was all but falling over the line (the square-up came 10 minutes later when McGovern escaped sanction for a blatant handball out of play in the opposite Suns pocket).

Jarryd Lyons got another back for the Suns from a sharp handball into the corridor by Aaron Hall, and Wright gave the home side the lead when he converted from a pass by former Eagle Matt Rosa as the Suns began to break the Eagles’ defensive lines.

The third quarter see-sawed for 12 minutes, with multiple lead changes as both sides tried to press their claims on the match.

Yeo kicked two more for the Eagles, the first a clean set shot after a very short Sam Mitchell chip, while the second found him on the end of a coast-to-coast chain of possessions through the middle.

It was the Suns who were able to wrest the initiative and the advantage, with Lynch snapping truly for his third and Aaron Hall pinning Brad Sheppard in the goal square.

Then Lynch found a running Ablett in the centre, whose kick found an open Alex Sexton.

Harbrow extended the Suns lead to a game-high 15 points late in the quarter, and he was also instrumental in defending that lead to the end of the quarter.

They’ve got a favourable run home, but on the evidence of this game neither of these aspirants look like genuine finals quality.

GOLD COAST 2.5 5.10 9.10 11.14 (80)

WEST COAST 3.3 5.5 7.8 11.11 (77)

GOALS:Gold Coast –Lynch 3, Wright 2,Lemmens, Lyons, Hall, Sexton,Harbrow, Matera.West Coast–Yeo 3, Hill 2,Schuey, Schofield, Cripps, McGovern, Petrie,Jetta.

BEST:Gold Coast–Ablett, Hanley, Lyons, Harbrow, May, Lynch.West Coast–Mitchell, Yeo,Shuey, Sheed, Jetta, Gaff.

UMPIRES:Stephens, Nicholls, Hay, Glouftsis.

CROWD:11,402 at Metricon Stadium

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Roosters hold off fast-finishing Broncos to win thriller

Boyd Cordner’s Herculean week ended on Saturday with a two-try, 80-minute effort as his Sydney Roosters held off a fast-finishing Brisbane for an 18-16 win at Allianz Stadium.
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The Roosters and Blues captain played 160 minutes in 72 hours, with Saturday’s thriller coming only three nights after Cordner scored a try as he led NSW to a massive win in the State of Origin series opener at Suncorp Stadium.

Cordner’s three-try week also included more than 300 run metres and 65 tackles in an effort Roosters coach Trent Robinson labelled “incredible”.

“The week that he’s had and then to go and play 80 minutes again – he needs to be lauded for what he did out there tonight and broke open the game to score that try in the first half and then to take it away,” Robinson said.

Cordner’s second try came from a Jake Friend grubber that Jordan Kahu spilled on his own goal line, allowing the Roosters back-rower to scoop up the ball and score what proved to be the match-winner. But the win was soured by a groin injury to winger Daniel Tupou, who left the field early in the second stanza.

The home side led 18-6 with seven minutes to go in front of 12,236 fans before Queensland Origin representative Corey Oates and then Tautau Moga scored late on to erode the margin to two.

Cordner and Oates were two of nine players backing up from Wednesday night, and it was the Roosters quartet who fired the best shots with Queenslanders Aidan Guerra and Dylan Napa, and NSW’s Blake Ferguson also playing strong games.

“That’s who we are, we pride ourselves on backing up, play a tough game of Origin but we want to turn up for the boys here,” Cordner said.

“This is where we invest a lot of our time, all of our time, this is our home. I pride myself on turning up for the boys no matter what. Aidan, Dylan and Fergo all played really good games tonight.

“We’ll enjoy our rest now, a couple of days off we might get and then we’re back into next week.”

Cordner said backing up from Origin so quickly had been beneficial for his mental approach to the Broncos game.

“To tell you the truth, I don’t find it too difficult, probably physically more than mentally,” Cordner said.

“I thought mentally I was really good today with the game on Wednesday night and how it went, it was obviously a really physical game. I wasn’t at 100 per cent physically but mentally I was sweet and I think that’s what got me through.

“It might sound a bit weird but I don’t mind backing up. I find that sometimes you find through the game physically, you find it easier. I don’t know how it works, I don’t mind it.

“I wouldn’t have minded playing last night. I think it’s because you’re really calm going into the game, you’re not thinking about it all week and you don’t have to spend all that nervous energy worrying about plays or the opposition as much. You just go in with a clear head and sometimes it works good for you.”

The Roosters leapfrogged Brisbane into the top four with their ninth win of the season, and still have two byes up their sleeve.

Oates, Sam Thaiday, Darius Boyd, Matt Gillett and Josh McGuire all backed up for the Broncos after playing for Queensland on Wednesday.

“When you coach the Broncos you never give up, they keep at it, I thought we could’ve pulled it off,” Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett said.

“Tough game and both teams came to do their best here tonight. It finished up being the two points. When it comes down to one play in the last second of the game, it’s not what you want.”