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by THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7. Cheap government loans with interest-free periods will be offered to drought-affected farmers and regional businesses as part of a $500 million federal government drought stimulus package.  Anticipating the announcement today, ABC’s political editor Andrew Probyn said in an […]

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by WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6. More than 11,000 scientists around the world have signed a scientific paper declaring a climate emergency, that the climate crisis “has arrived” and is “accelerating faster than most scientists expect”. The scientists from 153 countries who put their […]

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by TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 5 The Matildas will earn the same pay as Socceroos players under a landmark deal set to be announced by Football Federation Australia. The deal will give the Matildas an equal share of commercial revenue with their male counterparts. […]

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by MONDAY, 4 November  Ash Barty has claimed the biggest winner’s cheque in tennis history, beating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-3 to win the WTA Finals title and a $AUS 6.4 million prize packet.  Barty is the first Australian woman to win […]

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by THURSDAY, October 31 All primary and high schools should have a full-time teacher with the responsibility for “mental health and wellbeing” of the children in the schools’ care according to a billion-dollar proposal put forward by the Federal Government’s key economic […]

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by WEDNESDAY, October 30 Woolworths has revealed it has underpaid thousands of its workers across Australia by as much as $300 million over the past 10 years. In a statement to the stock exchange, Woolworths said it discovered about 5,700 salaried staff […]

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by Tuesday, Oct 29 Gold Coast Schoolies organisers have been blasted for partnering with dating app Tinder and encouraging teenagers to use it to date total strangers. The Courier Mail reported today that the mother of a Year 12 girl at prestigious […]

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by MONDAY October 28  A 38-year-old mother of two young sisters who were found dead in their Perth home on Friday has been charged with two counts of murder.  The woman, who police have not named, was being treated for self-inflicted wounds […]

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by FRIDAY, Oct 25 British police have confirmed the 39 people – 31 men and eight women – found dead in the back of a truck near London were Chinese. The revelation came as police continued to question Northern Ireland  driver of […]

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by THURSDAY, Oct 23 Police were called to President Donald Trump’s impeachment hearings in Washington when a posse of Republican politicians forced their way in and refused orders to leave. The Republicans, encouraged by President Donald Trump to get tougher in fighting […]

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by WEDNESDAY, Oct 22 The impeachment of US President Donald Trump took a giant step forward overnight when a top US diplomat dobbed him in big-time during closed-door hearings. William Taylor, the senior American envoy to Ukraine, told  three Democratic-led House of […]

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by Tuesday, Oct 22 A new Newspoll has revealed that a majority of Australian voters don’t want Australian jihadi brides and their children returning Down Under. There are currently 20 women and 46 children held in detention camps in northern Syria and […]

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by MONDAY, October 21 A teenager and his friend have been charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend’s father after allegedly hitting the 49-year-old man with a pistol and leaving him to die in southeast Queensland.  Queensland Police allege the two 19-year-olds, […]

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by Thursday, Oct 17 Target and Cotton On have stopped getting cotton from China’s Xinjiang province which the United Nations described as resembling a “mass internment camp”, the ABC reports. Four Corners reported in July that Uyghur Muslims were being rounded up […]

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by Wednesday, October 16  A Perth mother is at loggerheads with the West Australian education authorities over their insistence that her four-year-old son starts school next year, the ABC reports. Rebecca Trent has vowed to leave WA and move interstate with Darcy,  […]

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by TUESDAY, October 15 Police have revealed the cause of a tragic accident that left a three-year-old girl dead in a Melbourne childcare centre car park. The girl and a 26-year-old woman, both from Broadmeadows, were hit by a car in the […]

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by Thursday, October 10 Israel’s Supreme Court has overturned a decision to release alleged paedophile Malka Leifer on bail. Ms Leifer has fought against her extradition on mental health grounds since 2014 Victoria Police is seeking to extradite Ms Leifer to face […]

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by Thursday, October 10 Eating tomatoes could help treat fertility problems in men, according to UK scientists. A dietary supplement containing lycopene – a pigment that gives tomatoes their red colour – has been shown to boost overall sperm quality with improvements […]

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by WEDNESDAY, October 9. The future course of Australia’s Rugby World Cup campaign could be subject to the ferocity of typhoon threatening Japan if it continues on its current course. A “Super Typhoon”,  threatening to wreak havoc across Japan, could potentially result […]

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by Tuesday, October 8 Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demanded the return to the UK of an American diplomat’s wife who fled after a teenager died when his motorcycle and her car collided on a country road. Police said that the […]

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