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by THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12 Nature played a cruel trick on Queensland last night when Brisbane, one of only a few areas in the state not gripped by drought, was hit by a massive downpour which dumped more than 100 millimetres of rain on […]

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by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11  New Zealand police attempts to fully identify the victims of the devastating volcano eruption are being hampered because of the horrific skin and internal injuries they all suffered. A sixth person has been confirmed dead after the eruption […]

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by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10  Up to 11 Australians are believed to have died in the volcanic explosion on New Zealand’s White Island. Three Australians are among five people confirmed dead after being caught in the eruption. Prime  Minister Scott Morrison said eight […]

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by MONDAY December 9 After going relatively quiet for the past two months, climate change activist group Extinction Rebellion is back and planning major Brisbane CBD disruptions this week.  Plans included marching from South Bank across to State Parliament on Wednesday before […]

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by FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6  A Newcastle teenager is fighting for his life in a Bali hospital after almost drowning in a concrete sewerage drain after a motor scooter accident.. A special ABC report says Lawson Rankin, 18, was holidaying in Bali to […]

#SheDiscovers What’s New This Week!

by #SheSociety rounds up this week’s newest finds Years and Years On SBS Starring Emma Thompson, this audacious drama follows an ordinary Manchester family and catapults them through the next 15 years. As the Britain of this imaginary drama is rocked by […]

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by THURSDAY, DECEMBER 5  United States President Donald Trump has called Justin Trudeau “two-faced” after the Canadian PM was apparently caught on camera joking about his press appearances during a chat with other world leaders. At a Buckingham Palace reception for NATO […]

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by WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4  Controversial Tasmanian Senator Jacqui Lambie has voted with the government to end the medevac laws that allow refugees to come to Australia for medical treatment. It was a major win for the government in the last parliamentary sitting […]

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by Andrew “Greedy” Smith, founding member and songwriter of the 80s Australian new-wave pop-rock band is dead after suffering a heart attack in his car. Band manager Grant Bartlett confirmed Smith, 63, had died unexpectedly. “He was a lovely bloke — one […]

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by THURSDAY,  November 28 An international manhunt has been launched for the husband of a woman whose body was found stuffed in a freezer in the couple’s Sydney apartment. The man, Haoling Luo, a Chinese national, flew out of Sydney International Airport […]

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by WEDNESDAY,  November 27 After five years in a Malaysian jail – 18 months of that on death row – a Sydney grandmother has been released and is heading home. Malaysia’s highest court yesterday acquitted Maria Exposto who had been sentenced to […]

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by TUESDAY, November 26 Relatives and friends of two baby girls who died in a hot car in the front yard of their Logan, Brisbane, home at the weekend, say they made multiple attempts to raise concerns with authorities without seeing any […]

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by FRIDAY November 22  A man who smothered his wife to death with a pillow in their Sydney home after she reconnected with a high school sweetheart on Facebook has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.  Warren Rogers, 71, was found […]

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by THURSDAY, November 21 Prince Andrew has been “red carded” by The Queen as pressure mounted on him and the Royal Family over his disastrous TV interview about his friendship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. In a contrite statement which was […]

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by Wednesday, November 20 The Federal Government has decided to pump nearly $4 billion worth of infrastructure spending across the country to help boost the economy. The massive investment has been brought forward in response to Australia’s struggling economy. In a speech […]

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by Tuesday, November 19 Donald Trump has tweeted that he is “strongly” considering answering a challenge from opposition Democrats to testify in his own impeachment investigation. The tweet followed speaker of the lower house, Nancy Pelosi, suggesting that the US President tell […]

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by MONDAY November 18 The fire emergency facing Queensland is still not over and won’t be for weeks, according to the Acting Fire Commissioner who says it will take a heavy dose of rainfall to get the 70 fires under control.  Today’s […]

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by THURSDAY, November 14 Donald Trump is facing the most hazardous period of his three year Presidency with the impeachment hearings against him entering the public arena. The televised inquiry before the House Intelligence Committee in Capitol Hill is seeking to make […]

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by WEDNESDAY, November 13 The High Court has granted Cardinal George Pell special leave to challenge his conviction for child sex abuse offences which resulted in him being sentenced to six yars in jail. The High Court appeal, which will not be […]

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by TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 As fire conditions across NSW worsened by the minute today threatening highly populated areas around Sydney, Wollongong and Newcastle, equally under siege Queensland firefighters were boosted by the arrival of international fire crews and help from the Army. […]

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