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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 taken […]

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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 after […]

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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 a […]

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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 that […]

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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 been […]

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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 and […]

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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 from […]

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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 proposed […]

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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 ABC’s […]

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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 a […]

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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 aggravated […]

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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 the […]

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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 to […]

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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 the […]

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THURSDAY, September 20 A Tasmanian tourist bitten by a shark in the Whitsunday Islands region of north Queensland has been saved by the actions of an emergency department doctor, according to an Australian Associated Press report in News.com. Dr John Hadok from […]

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People have taken to social media to share their inventive strawberry recipes and urge others to support farmers, giving rise to the trending tag #SmashaStrawb. As the needle contamination scare continues to play havoc for the strawberry industry in Australia, the owners […]

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Tuesday, September 18 Emmys 2018: The winners Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie: Sara Bareilles (Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert) Penelope Cruz (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story) Judith Light (The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American […]

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Police shoot man armed with knife dead outside Ipswich train station A 24-year-old man armed with a knife has been shot dead by police at Ipswich train station, west of Brisbane, following a stand-off with officers. The incident occurred on one of […]

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Three more Queensland strawberry punnets found contaminated with needles Another brand of strawberries will be pulled from shelves after three more punnets were found contaminated with sewing needles, Queensland Health has confirmed. The strawberries are understood to have come from Donnybrook strawberry […]

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THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13  A woman has died in her home after reportedly being sent home just two days after giving birth in a Brisbane hospital, the ABC reports. The Brisbane Mater Mothers’ Public Hospital is investigating the death. It’s understood the woman […]

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