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by Toyah Cordingley has been remembered as a kind soul who had a deep affinity for animals after her body was discovered on a beach north of Cairns yesterday. The 24-year-old pharmacy worker was reported missing along with her large dog on […]

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by Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologises to victims of child sexual abuse Prime Minister Scott Morrison has apologised, on behalf of the nation, for failing and abandoning the thousands of survivors of institutional child sex abuse. In an address to Federal Parliament, […]

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by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19 Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s personal website has been taken over and redesigned to feature an obscene pop-punk song about a teenage love affair called Scotty Doesn’t Know. Mr Morrison’s web domain www.scottmorrison.com.au currently hosts a picture of Mr […]

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by THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18 Nineteenth-century laws making abortion illegal in Queensland have been scrapped, in one of the state’s biggest legislative reforms. The ABC reports the Government’s controversial plan to decriminalise pregnancy termination passed through state parliament with a comfortable margin of […]

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by Ian Kiernan, Clean Up Australia founder and yachtsman, dies aged 78 Ian Kiernan, an environmental campaigner who grew to international fame for his work and as a yachtsman, has died aged 78 after being diagnosed with cancer in late July. He […]

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by TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 Cosmopolitan magazine to stop publishing its Australian edition after 45 years The local edition of Cosmopolitan, which alongside Cleo became a pioneering magazine for women, will close this year after 45 years of publishing. December’s issue will be […]

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by Prince Harry, Meghan arrive in Sydney ahead of Invictus Games The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have landed in Sydney for the start of their first official royal tour. Key points: Prince Harry and Meghan arrived early this morning and were […]

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by Australian shares ease, defying another Wall Street slump Australian shares continue to be caught up in the global sell-off, but early falls are a lot smaller than Wall Street’s slide overnight. The local bourse drooped by a modest 0.5 per centshortly […]

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by Wednesday, October 11 The Morrison Government is promising to fast-track its legislated tax cuts for small and medium-sized businesses, costing $3 billion and setting up a fresh battle with Labor ahead of the next election. The tax rate for companies with […]

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by Tuesday, October 9 Google+ social media service to shut down after private data of at least 500,000 users exposed Alphabet Inc’s Google will shut down the consumer version of its failed social network Google+ and tighten its data-sharing policies after announcing […]

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by Cancer Council calls for Australian review amid Roundup cancer concerns Australia’s peak cancer body is calling for an independent review into the world’s most popular weedkiller, which has been linked to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Cancer Council Australia is concerned there has not […]

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by Scouts Australia apologises to child abuse victims SCOUTS Australia has apologised to those who were sexually abused as children by members of its organisation. The apology is part of Scouts Australia’s commitment to acknowledge and address the harm some members suffered […]

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by Tampon tax to go, with states and territories agreeing to remove GST from sanitary products After an 18-year campaign, the 10 per cent tax on tampons and pads will be removed after states and territories agreed to make sanitary products exempt […]

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by Australia’s surveillance laws could damage internet security globally, overseas critics say Australia’s new technology surveillance laws are drawing increasing scrutiny from international privacy groups and technology companies. Crimes, smartphone applications and data can cross borders thanks to the internet, and the […]

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by Scott Morrison says he will nominate Dr Kirstin Ferguson to be the ABC’s acting chair, after a week of unprecedented chaos at the national broadcaster. Key points: The nomination comes after chairman Justin Milne resigned amid accusations he interfered with the […]

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by THURSDAY,  September 27 US President Donald Trump says he could change his mind about Brett Kavanaugh and withdraw his nomination for the Supreme Court based on upcoming testimony about alleged sexual misconduct. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused  Mr Kavanaugh of […]

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by Wednesday, September 26 Comedian Bill Cosby has been sentenced to three to 10 years in jail for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Cosby, 81, was found guilty in April of three counts of […]

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by FRIDAY, September 21 Indigenous people and culture would be celebrated on a new public holiday, under an idea being floated by Prime Minister Scott Morrison. The proposal comes amid renewed debate over national celebrations being held on January 26, the date […]

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by Fake doctor exposes serious security risks at Queensland Children’s Hospital A fake doctor who roamed the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) in Brisbane has sparked a security overhaul that included a crackdown on swipe-card access and revealed the entire CCTV network needed […]

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by A large fire destroyed a home at Mount Beppo, west of Brisbane, on Thursday afternoon, Queensland fire authorities say. Twenty-five crews, including waterbombers, worked to control the fast-moving blaze that travelled east from Mount Beppo near the Brisbane Valley Highway towards […]

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