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Australia’s top federations prioritise income security in renegotiated rights deals  

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 19: Marcus Bontempelli of the Bulldogs handballs whilst being tackled during the round 3 AFL match between the Western Bulldogs and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Marvel Stadium on June 19, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Australia’s top domestic federations have accepted significant short-term rights-fee cuts in renegotiated deals with domestic broadcasters, prioritising income security in the aftermath of the Covid-19 shutdown.

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