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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30 The construction of three dams around the Mitchell River catchment in far north Queensland could make the region a giant food bowl, a new report from the CSIRO says. The CSIRO study mapped three key river systems in northern […]

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THURSDAY, August 23 The House of Representatives has been suspended as the Liberal leadership struggle descends into chaos. With key ministers deserting Malcolm Turnbull, Treasurer Scott Morrison looks set to run against Peter Dutton if another spill is called. Mr Turnbull is […]

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THURSDAY, August 16 The husband of Dreamworld victim Cindy Low says he and his family were just “unlucky” and he does not blame the ride attendants for what happened that day. On October 25, 2016, Mrs Low, Kate Goodchild, her brother Luke […]

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died of cancer aged 36. It comes just eight days after he decided to end his treatment to go into palliative care. Lyle had been undergoing his third stint of cancer treatment after a […]

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THURSDAY 2 AUGUST Coles has set a deadline for its extended free plastic bags handout, after bowing to customer pressure in backing down on reusable bags, ABC News reports. On Wednesday, Coles said it would continue handing out thicker reusable plastic bags […]

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THURSDAY, July 26 Fairfax and Nine have announced a merger that will create an integrated media giant across television, online video streaming, print, digital and real estate advertising. Nine will be the dominant partner, with its current shareholders holding 51.1 per cent […]

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Thursday, July 19 “How many of you?” asked British divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton. The faint voice of 14-year-old Adul (Adun) Samon answered instantly in clear English. “Thirteen,” he said in the triumphant moment caught on camera that captured the hearts […]

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THURSDAY 12th JULY Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg has signalled the coalition government could financially back new power generation as part of a suite of measures to tackle skyrocketing power costs, the ABC reports. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has recommended […]

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Thai cave rescue: Authorities beg for mercy of ‘rain god’ in mission to save remaining boys With eight of the 12 boys who were trapped with their soccer coach now freed from the flooded cave complex in northern Thailand, authorities say the […]

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The gunman responsible for fatally shooting two teenagers at a home in Sydney’s north-west last night has been found dead at another house, NSW police say. The ABC reported it understood the gunman is the father of the two teens — a […]

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THURSDAY,  July 5 The Federal Government wants to adopt a new model for carving up the billions of dollars in GST revenue, but will have to chip in cash to ensure no state is worse off. Treasurer Scott Morrison will today unveil […]

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THURSDAY, June 28 A man remains on the run after fleeing police before dumping a car that contained the body of a woman inside a barrel, the ABC reports. The man drove off in a black ute when officers arrived at an […]

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WEDNESDAY, June 27 The US Supreme Court has handed Donald Trump one of the biggest victories of his presidency, upholding his travel ban targeting several Muslim-majority countries and rejecting the idea it represented unconstitutional religious discrimination. The 5-4 ruling, with the court’s […]

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TUESDAY, JUNE 26 Bill Shorten’s asset-rich front benchers who have led attacks on the personal wealth of Malcolm Turnbull, will continue to have access to the benefits of negative gearing on dozens of investment properties under Labor’s plans to axe the lucrative […]

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June 25, 2018 Hunt announces $160m for mental health A national funding boost will help address service gaps for Australians with mental illness and psychosocial disability to who aren’t covered by the National Disability Insurance Scheme, according to a peak mental health […]

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Thursday, June 21 Personal income tax cuts worth billions of dollars are set to pass today, with One Nation confirming it will support the Federal Government’s $144 billion package and Centre Alliance conditionally backing it. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson told AM […]

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Wednesday, June 20 The United States has withdrawn from the United Nations Human Rights Council accusing it of a “chronic bias against Israel”, a move that activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with US Secretary of […]

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Tuesday, June 19 Evidence on day one of the coronial inquiry into the Dreamworld tragedy, where four people were killed on a family-friendly ride at the theme park on Queensland’s Gold Coast, could damage the theme park’s reputation for good, media and […]

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Wednesday June 13 While the talks between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un in Singapore focused on denuclearisation and peace on the Korean Peninsula, the North Korean leader’s human rights record was also on the agenda. Mr Kim has been accused of committing […]

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image: news.com.au Witness protection and new identity for man whose apartment fire sparked Grenfell tower disaster  The man whose apartment caught fire and sparked the Grenfell tower disaster has been offered witness protection and a new identity, an inquiry in London has […]

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