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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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by MONDAY November 11 The NSW Premier has declared a seven-day state of emergency, predicting “the most dangerous bushfire week this nation has ever seen”.  Last night, Rural Fire Service (RFS) Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons wrote to Gladys Berejiklian asking her to grant […]

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by FRIDAY November 8 Hollywood icon, James Dean, is due for a cinematic resurrection after it was announced that the actor has been “cast” in a Vietnam war drama about military dogs.  According to the Hollywood Reporter, directors Anton Ernst and Tati […]

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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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