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by Sydney weather sparks road chaos, as drivers rescued and flash flooding inundates homes NSW Police have lashed Sydney’s “idiotic” drivers as the biggest November downpour in more than three decades wreaked havoc on the Harbour City’s roads. Key points: Parts of […]

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by Two homes have been lost and at least four others damaged as hundreds of residents flee their properties amid a dangerous bushfire burning north of Bundaberg, with conditions expected to worsen today. Rural Fire Service area director Craig Magick said fire […]

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by Walkley Awards: Hedley Thomas, Slade Gibson win 2018 Gold Walkley for true crime podcast Journalist Hedley Thomas and producer Slade Gibson have won the 2018 Gold Walkley Award for The Teacher’s Pet podcast series. It is the second time The Australian […]

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by David Eastman, who spent nearly 20 years in jail over the killing one of the country’s top cops, has been found not guilty of the murder after a retrial. A jury determined Mr Eastman did not murder senior Australian Federal Police […]

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by TUESDAY, November 20 Thousands of hectares of state forest appear to have been logged or earmarked for logging illegally, an ABC investigation has found, amounting to what some say is the mass “theft” by a government-owned for-profit logging company. Key points: […]

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by TUESDAY, November 20 The Federal Government is likely to cut Australia’s permanent migration cap, in a move it says will ease congestion in the major cities. Prime Minister Scott Morrison, in a speech on the future of Australia’s cities, said Sydney […]

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by MONDAY November 19 Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a nine-month-old baby girl whose body was discovered on a popular Gold Coast beach overnight, less than a kilometre from the schoolies celebrations hub. Police said a couple who are known […]

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by Rebel Wilson’s legal battle ends as High Court rejects appeal over defamation payout Hollywood actress Rebel Wilson has failed in her bid for her appeal case to be heard in the High Court of Australia, bringing her legal battle “to a […]

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by THURSDAY, November 15 A kayaker has been sent flying after a four-metre tiger shark rammed and then sank its teeth into his tiny crafton Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. The man, aged in his 30s, was fishing from his kayak off Moffat Beach […]

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by TUESDAY, November 13 Men continue to earn more than women across the workforce and while the gender pay gap is decreasing, it is not moving in the right direction in all sectors, reports the ABC.. The Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) […]

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by Strawberry needle contamination: Accused woman faces 10 years’ jail A farm worker accused of sparking the strawberry needle saga faces a maximum 10 years in prison if she is found guilty of contamination of goods. Key points: The 50-year-old has been […]

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by Conjoined twins Nima, Dawa undergo separation surgery in marathon procedure A marathon procedure to separate conjoined 14-month-old twins Nima and Dawa is underway at Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital, with doctors saying the operation is “all about the connections”. Key points: The […]

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by THURSDAY, November 8 An ABC journalist has confirmed an incident involving NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley at a Christmas party in 2016, the ABC reports.. In a statement, reporter Ashleigh Raper said Mr Foley placed his hand down the back of […]

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by WEDNESDAY, November 7 The polls are starting to close in the 2018 US midterm elections. Though he isn’t on the ballot, President Donald Trump has taken a deeply personal interest in these races, which are widely viewed as a referendum on […]

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by TUESDAY  November 6 The Spice Girls are coming back for a 2019 British stadium tour without fashion designer Victoria Beckham, who performed as Posh Spice during the group’s 1990s pop heyday. The band said Beckham would not take part because of […]

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by Petrol prices surge 20pc this year, but analysts say not much can be done about it Petrol prices have hit their highest levels in a decade. High global prices and a weak Australian dollar are being blamed for a 20 per […]

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by Thursday, November 1 Barbra Streisand says she isn’t afraid of losing fans through her latest album, which contains songs attacking US President Donald Trump. The Oscar, Grammy, Emmy and Tony award-winning artist is preparing for the release of Walls, which features […]

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by Wednesday October 31 US President Donald Trump, shrugging off objections from some that he was unwelcome, has offered condolences at the Pittsburgh synagogue where 11 Jewish worshipers were shot dead. Mr Trump, who opponents say has stoked a toxic political climate […]

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by TUESDAY,  OCTOBER 30 The US military will deploy more than 5,200 troops, including armed soldiers, to bolster President Donald Trump’s efforts to secure the border with Mexico as a caravan of migrants treks toward the frontier, a senior US general said. […]

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by Guinea pigs seized by RSPCA looking for new homes in Brisbane The RSPCA is trying to find homes for more than 200 guinea pigs seized from harmful conditions in Brisbane, following a complaint to the cruelty complaint line last week. It […]

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