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12/17/2018
Andrew Broad used taxpayer funds for part of his bombshell Hong Kong 'sugar baby' trip - The Sydney Morning Herald
Andrew Broad used taxpayer funds for part of his bombshell Hong Kong 'sugar baby' trip  The Sydney Morning Herald

The Morrison government is facing a growing scandal over former assistant minister Andrew Broad, amid revelations he used taxpayer funds for part of his travel ...

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12/16/2018
Labor barely mask their Broad grins amid Morrison's latest unexpected hell - The Sydney Morning Herald
Labor barely mask their Broad grins amid Morrison's latest unexpected hell  The Sydney Morning Herald

Labor MPs, union leaders and delegates could barely keep from breaking into a schaudenfreude-fueled jig. It was the second day of their national conference in ...

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12/17/2018
Labor conference commits to refugee platform as Peter Dutton forecasts disaster - The Guardian
Labor conference commits to refugee platform as Peter Dutton forecasts disaster  The Guardian

Labor commits to increase in refugee intake and boost in funding for regional processing and resettlement.

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12/16/2018
More mirage than good management, MYEFO fails to hit its own targets - The Conversation AU
More mirage than good management, MYEFO fails to hit its own targets  The Conversation AU

When assessed by the government's own rules, MYEFO fails. The government is spending the latest revenue windfall even though it promised not to.

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12/17/2018
Tigerair flight to Melbourne turned around after ‘threat’ - NEWS.com.au
Tigerair flight to Melbourne turned around after ‘threat’  NEWS.com.au

A Tigerair flight from Sydney to Melbourne turned back mid-flight due to a possible safety threat on board last night.

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12/16/2018
Brisbane, Sydney weather: Some calmer days but storm threat increasing - NEWS.com.au
Brisbane, Sydney weather: Some calmer days but storm threat increasing  NEWS.com.au

Australia's weather has been wild, now it's wacky. On Monday lunchtime thick fog rolled onto Sydney's Bondi Beach and proceeded to smother the Harbour ...

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12/16/2018
Another male soldier as GG? PM fluffs the diversity test - The Sydney Morning Herald
Another male soldier as GG? PM fluffs the diversity test  The Sydney Morning Herald

Why does it not surprise me that our current unimaginative Prime Minister should select yet another male member of the military (''Scott Morrison picks former ...

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12/17/2018
Former union boss convicted of destroying tonnes of evidence to pre-empt royal commission - The Guardian
Former union boss convicted of destroying tonnes of evidence to pre-empt royal commission  The Guardian

Former Queensland CFMEU president David Hanna's trial heard he asked staff to burn files, which were then dumped in tip.

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12/16/2018
Pressure builds on May for second Brexit referendum - The Sydney Morning Herald
Pressure builds on May for second Brexit referendum  The Sydney Morning Herald

British ministers are sticking to the script, insisting there will be not be a second referendum to break the Brexit impasse, for now.

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12/17/2018
Saudis condemn US Senate for blaming Khashoggi murder on crown prince - NEWS.com.au
Saudis condemn US Senate for blaming Khashoggi murder on crown prince  NEWS.com.au

Saudi Arabia has denounced US Senate resolutions calling for an end to US military support for the war in Yemen and blaming Crown Prince Mohammed bin ...

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12/16/2018
Arab countries discuss 'Australia situation' after recognition of West Jerusalem - The Guardian
Arab countries discuss 'Australia situation' after recognition of West Jerusalem  The Guardian

Australia's recognition of West Jerusalem as capital of Israel put on agenda of meeting at request of Palestinians.

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12/15/2018
Feud Be Damned, Meghan And Harry Will Spend Christmas With The In-Laws - Pedestrian TV
Feud Be Damned, Meghan And Harry Will Spend Christmas With The In-Laws  Pedestrian TV

Over the past few weeks, the UK tabloids have worked themselves up into a right royal frenzy over rumours of a palace feud, with Meghan Markle and Prince ...

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12/17/2018
NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn to take extended leave - The Australian Financial Review
NAB CEO Andrew Thorburn to take extended leave  The Australian Financial Review

National Australia Bank chief executive Andrew Thorburn will take an extended period of leave from the bank after a bruising year of scandals at the big four ...

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12/16/2018
High-tech cameras to catch Sydney drivers using their mobile phones - The New Daily
High-tech cameras to catch Sydney drivers using their mobile phones  The New Daily

Sydney motorists illegally using their mobile phone while driving will be caught by road cameras in a 90-day pilot of new technology by the NSW government.

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12/17/2018
Aussie astronaut takes aim at Virgin Galactic - 9news.com.au
Aussie astronaut takes aim at Virgin Galactic  9news.com.au

Australia's first professional astronaut to enter space has taken aim at Richard Branson's plan to send tourists into space. Just a week after Virgin Galactic's ...

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12/16/2018
Jetstar named 'worst offender' as Qantas, Virgin and Tigerair also investigated for misleading refund policies - ABC News
Jetstar named 'worst offender' as Qantas, Virgin and Tigerair also investigated for misleading refund policies  ABC News

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tigerair are reviewing their refund policies after an ACCC investigation reveals they refused to offer refunds even if a flight ...

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12/17/2018
Ford Endura review: prices, specifications - NEWS.com.au
Ford Endura review: prices, specifications  NEWS.com.au

Welcome to the cluttered Australian SUV market, Ford Endura.

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12/17/2018
Fitbit OS 3.0 brings more third-party app support, including Couch to 5K - The Verge
Fitbit OS 3.0 brings more third-party app support, including Couch to 5K  The Verge

Fitbit is updating its Ionic and Versa watches today with the latest version of Fitbit OS, which adds support for a handful of new third-party apps. Fitbit OS 3.0 will ...

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12/16/2018
Aston Martin Valkyrie supercar with the heart of an F1 racer - Warwick Daily News
Aston Martin Valkyrie supercar with the heart of an F1 racer  Warwick Daily News

Aston Martin's new 'hypercar' promises extreme performance — and an exhaust note that harks back to old-school F1.

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12/16/2018
Bundy school's big plans for solar-powered classrooms - Northern Star
Bundy school's big plans for solar-powered classrooms  Northern Star

IN A move to reduce their environmental footprint and lower energy costs, St Luke's Anglican School is installing 792 solar panels.



12/17/2018
'SNL': Miley Cyrus joined by Mark Ronson, Sean Lennon for 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)' - 9Honey
'SNL': Miley Cyrus joined by Mark Ronson, Sean Lennon for 'Happy Xmas (War Is Over)'  9Honey

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The last SNL of 2018 was one of reflection and hope, and that included the final song by musical guest Mark Ronson and Miley ...

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12/17/2018
"We left because it was sh*t." Karl Stefanovic's son on what actually happened at the wedding. - Mamamia
"We left because it was sh*t." Karl Stefanovic's son on what actually happened at the wedding.  Mamamia

Karl Stefanovic son: Karl and ex-wife Cassandra's son Jackson has spoken for the first time about what happened at his dad's wedding to Jasmine Yarbrough.

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12/16/2018
Geoffrey Rush denies inappropriate behaviour claims - SBS News
Geoffrey Rush denies inappropriate behaviour claims  SBS News

Geoffrey Rush has responded to allegations made in a US publication and on the ABC about his behaviour toward fellow actor Yael Stone.

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12/17/2018
Catriona Gray of the Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2018 - The Sydney Morning Herald
Catriona Gray of the Philippines crowned Miss Universe 2018  The Sydney Morning Herald

Bangkok: Australian-born model Catriona Gray of the Philippines has been named winner of the Miss Universe 2018 competition in Bangkok. She bested ...

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12/17/2018
Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Test series - cricket.com.au
Prithvi Shaw ruled out of Test series  cricket.com.au

Teenage batting prodigy Prithvi Shaw has been ruled out of the remainder of the Domain Test series, with talented allrounder Hardik Pandya and upcapped ...

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12/17/2018
Horan: Positives, pitfalls of new Wallabies structure - Fox Sports
Horan: Positives, pitfalls of new Wallabies structure  Fox Sports

That's the biggest takeaway for Wallabies legend Tim Horan in analysing Rugby Australia's high performance restructure and the appointment of former ...

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12/16/2018
Casillas takes swipe at Mourinho after United lose to Liverpool - The World Game
Casillas takes swipe at Mourinho after United lose to Liverpool  The World Game

Iker Casillas appeared to aim a broadside at Jose Mourinho following Manchester United's 3-1 Premier League defeat to Liverpool.

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12/17/2018
Josh Hazlewood praises Tim Paine's leadership and character - Herald Sun
Josh Hazlewood praises Tim Paine's leadership and character  Herald Sun

The ever-growing presence of Tim Paine as Test captain is giving his teammates the sort of confidence that could carry an emerging group to bigger and better ...

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12/16/2018
NASA proposes nuclear-powered ‘tunnelbot’ to search for life under Europa’s ice - PerthNow
NASA proposes nuclear-powered ‘tunnelbot’ to search for life under Europa’s ice  PerthNow

It's the most enticing destination in the solar system. It looks little more than a giant snowball. But now NASA thinks it can probe it.

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12/16/2018
High-tech 'backpack sensors' help farmers and biologists track bees - The Sydney Morning Herald
High-tech 'backpack sensors' help farmers and biologists track bees  The Sydney Morning Herald

Scientists have been using tracking devices for decades to study animals' habits. Now, researchers have figured out how to put tracking sensors on bees.

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12/17/2018
The discovery giving the Great Barrier Reef a fighting chance - SBS News
The discovery giving the Great Barrier Reef a fighting chance  SBS News

Australian scientists say they have discovered the world's largest meadow of carbon-absorbing deepwater seagrass - equivalent to the size of Switzerland.



12/16/2018
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary teams up with Hobart airport in drive to reduce roadkill - The Mercury
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary teams up with Hobart airport in drive to reduce roadkill  The Mercury

WILDLIFE experts hope a new partnership with Hobart airport will help to slow the slaughter.



12/17/2018
US teens dump drugs and turn to electronic cigarettes - The Australian
US teens dump drugs and turn to electronic cigarettes  The Australian

Twice as many US high school students used electronic cigarettes this year compared with last year, an unprecedented jump in an annual survey of teen ...

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12/17/2018
Nutrition research this year shows many paths to wellbeing - The Sydney Morning Herald
Nutrition research this year shows many paths to wellbeing  The Sydney Morning Herald

The research on healthy eating in 2018 reveals there are many pathways to good health and good nutrition.

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12/16/2018
Victorians need to get sun smart: study - The Mercury
Victorians need to get sun smart: study  The Mercury

Victorians are dropping the ball on skin protection from harmful UV rays, a study reveals.



12/16/2018
Poker run raises money for Breast Cancer Support Group - The Inverell Times
Poker run raises money for Breast Cancer Support Group  The Inverell Times

The support group sent a huge thank you to the MC.



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