Two Kerobokan escapees captured

Two of four prisoners, including an Australian man, who tunnelled to freedom from Bali’s Kerobokan jail have been recaptured and will soon be back behind bars.

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The pair, Bulgarian national Dimitar Nikolov Iliev, who was serving seven years for money laundering and Sayed Mohammed from India who was jailed for 14 years for drug offences, were found in East Timor at 2pm local time, Badung District Police Chief Yudith Satriya Hananta told AAP.

Fairfax reports the pair were found at a luxury resort in East Timor’s capital Dili.

However Perth man Shaun Davidson, 33, and Malaysian man Tee Kok King remain at large.

Kerobokan governor Tony Nainggolan says the recaptured pair are still in the hands of police pending their return to Kerobokan.

“We shall see if the police would hand them over to us immediately or the police would need more statements from them like how they escaped, who helped them,” he told AAP.

It’s believed the four squeezed through a narrow tunnel to make their escape.

Nainggolan said authorities are continuing to question prisoners inside the jail who they believe may have been involved in the escape.

“We’re questioning several prisoners who are suspected (of being) involved in the escape of these four prisoners.

“We suspect them of making the tunnel. Who’s the mastermind … up to now, no one’s confessed yet.”

Davidson, who was sentenced for immigration offences last year after using another man’s passport, had just two months and 15 days left to serve.

He was going to be deported to Australia where he is facing a number of drug charges in Perth.

Turnbull government’s Gonski 2.0 overhaul secures Senate support

The Turnbull government’s Gonski 2.

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0 overhaul of school funding all but passed the Senate late on Thursday following a marathon debate.

Labor and the Greens voted against the package, but the government secured the 10 crucial crossbench votes needed to get its funding shake-up over the line.

Debate on the amended bill wrapped up late just after 10pm, with only procedural votes still ahead.

The Turnbull government’s school funding package will go to the House of Representatives to be rubber stamped, before being sent back to the Senate for a final vote

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The new deal, negotiated with crossbenchers, will mean schools receive an extra $5 billion over the next 10 years, lifting the total funding boost to $23.5 billion.

Under-funded schools will reach funding targets in six years instead of 10 and $50 million will be spent on a transition fund for Catholic and independent schools over 12 months.

The government has also agreed to a new watchdog conducting a review of the schooling resource standard, which is the basis of the new needs-based funding model, and a guarantee the states won’t withdraw their funding as more federal money flows through.

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These concessions helped to secure support from the Nick Xenophon Team.

They are similar to demands from the Greens, with education spokeswoman Sarah Hanson-Young claiming credit for securing a better deal for public schools.

Despite that, the minor party’s nine senators opposed the bill because of the transition package for Catholic and private schools.

The National Catholic Education Commission urged the Senate to reject the package, saying a meeting with Education Minister Simon Birmingham on Wednesday night failed to ease its concerns.

Dreyer gets debut as Boks test out tightheads

Jesse Kriel returns at centre after sitting out the second test because of concussion and Francois Hougaard and Jean-Luc du Preez come in as injury replacements as the Springboks seek a whitewash of the series.

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“We wanted to keep changes in the starting team to a minimum because we have huge respect for this powerful French side,” said Coetzee at a news conference.

“But the inclusion of Ruan in the starting team gives us an important opportunity to build capacity in the tighthead position. This is a very important position.”

Dreyer replaces Frans Malherbe, who is the Springbok first choice at tight head.

Kriel regains his position after Lionel Mapoe stood in for him in the 37-15 victory at King’s Park Rugby Stadium last Saturday, which sealed the series for the home team.

“Kriel’s combination with Jan Serfontein exemplifies the strong bond they have both on and off the field,” Coetzee said.

Concussion suffered by flanker Oupa Mohoje and scrumhalf Ross Cronje last Saturday in Durban has handed the opportunity to Du Preez and Hougaard.

“France will want to take some pride out of the series and they will come out all guns blazing,” the coach said.

“But we have to make sure we win the battles among the forwards and use our possession to get points on the board.”

Team: 15-Andries Coetzee, 14-Raymond Rhule, 13-Jesse Kriel, 12-Jan Serfontein, 11-Courtnall Skosan, 10-Elton Jantjies, 9-Francois Hougaard, 8-Warren Whiteley, 7-Jean-Luc du Preez, 6-Siya Kolisi, 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Ruan Dreyer, 2-Malcolm Marx, 1-Tendai Mtawarira

Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Coenie Oosthuizen, 19-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20-Jaco Kriel, 21-Rudy Paige, 22-Frans Steyn, 23-Dillyn Leyds

(Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Alison Williams)

Hawks stun Crows in AFL

Ball magnet Tom Mitchell has inspired Hawthorn to an upset 14-point victory against AFL ladder-leaders Adelaide.

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Mitchell collected 38 disposals and kicked a clutch goal as the Hawks won 14.12 (96) to 12.10 (82) on Thursday night at Adelaide Oval.

Emerging star Ryan Burton, Shaun Burgoyne, Paul Puopolo, ex-Crow Ricky Henderson and Tim O’Brien kicked two goals each for the unfancied Hawks.

Adelaide (nine wins, four losses) blew a chance to consolidate at the top of the table – they led in the last quarter but couldn’t close the deal.

Instead, Hawthorn’s Puopolo, Adelaide discard Henderson and the influential Burgoyne kicked the last goals of the game for a stirring win for the visitors.

“It wasn’t a pretty game … we needed to compete really well,” Hawk coach Alastair Clarkson said.

“We did that for the best part of the night which was really pleasing.”

Henderson (30 disposals) was prominent in Hawthorn’s fifth win, with ball-winner Mitchell’s midfield colleagues Burgoyne (26 disposals) and Liam Shiels (21 touches) also busy.

They helped stifle a Crows side overly reliant on brothers Matt and Brad Crouch, who had 64 disposals between them.

Rory Atkins (28 possessions), link-man Tom Lynch and Rory Laird (28 disposals) battled gamely while Josh Jenkins kicked three goals.

But the Crows were on the back foot from the start – Hawk stalwarts Burgoyne and Jarryd Roughead goaled inside four minutes.

Adelaide, before a 45,312-strong home crowd, drew level by quarter-time, 4.2 apiece, and their vaunted attack found fluency in the second stanza with keys Taylor Walker and Jenkins kicking two majors each.

Their scoring helped Adelaide craft an 18-point halftime advantage and the competition pacesetters appeared in control.

But the plucky Hawks rallied after the break, booting three consecutive goals – the last two uplifting on-the-run efforts by Burton, giving the visitors a two-point lead.

Adelaide’s Hugh Greenwood, a former NBL player turning in his best AFL game, replied as the Crows went five points ahead at three-quarter time.

But new Hawk Henderson, in his 100th AFL game and against his former club, and the influential Mitchell goaled before Andy Otten struck back for the Crows.

After a tense scrap of behinds, Hawthorn veteran Puopolo converted for a seven-point break before Henderson and Burgoyne struck the sealers.

“It was a disappointing night,” Adelaide coach Don Pyke said.

“Our execution tonight was miles off the level (required).”

Dreyer gets debut as Boks test tightheads

South Africa have handed prop Ruan Dreyer a first cap after including him among four changes in the team to face France in their third and final Test.

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Jesse Kriel returns at centre for Saturday’s clash at Ellis Park after sitting out the second Test because of concussion and Francois Hougaard and Jean-Luc du Preez come in as injury replacements as the Springboks seek a whitewash of the series.

“We wanted to keep changes in the starting team to a minimum because we have huge respect for this powerful French side,” said coach Allister Coetzee at a news conference on Thursday.

“But the inclusion of Ruan in the starting team gives us an important opportunity to build capacity in the tighthead position. This is a very important position.”

Dreyer replaces Frans Malherbe, who is the Springbok first choice at tight head.

Kriel regains his position after Lionel Mapoe stood in for him in the 37-15 victory at King’s Park Rugby Stadium last Saturday, which sealed the series for the home team.

“Kriel’s combination with Jan Serfontein exemplifies the strong bond they have both on and off the field,” Coetzee said.

Concussion suffered by flanker Oupa Mohoje and scrumhalf Ross Cronje last Saturday in Durban has handed the opportunity to Du Preez and Hougaard.

Team: 15-Andries Coetzee, 14-Raymond Rhule, 13-Jesse Kriel, 12-Jan Serfontein, 11-Courtnall Skosan, 10-Elton Jantjies, 9-Francois Hougaard, 8-Warren Whiteley, 7-Jean-Luc du Preez, 6-Siya Kolisi, 5-Franco Mostert, 4-Eben Etzebeth, 3-Ruan Dreyer, 2-Malcolm Marx, 1-Tendai Mtawarira Replacements: 16-Bongi Mbonambi, 17-Steven Kitshoff, 18-Coenie Oosthuizen, 19-Pieter-Steph du Toit, 20-Jaco Kriel, 21-Rudy Paige, 22-Frans Steyn, 23-Dillyn Leyds.