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2014/08/01 01:39
2014/08/01 01:39
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Indigenous business would be given tax-free status, parents would lose family payments if their children wagged school and welfare recipients would be prevented from spending their benefits on drugs...
2014/08/01 01:39
2014/08/01 01:39
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An Australian journalist had a machine gun pointed at his head during a terrifying run-in with a pro-Russian rebel near the crash site of flight HM17 overnight. An Australian journalist had a machine...
2014/08/01 01:34
2014/08/01 01:34
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A HOSPITAL in America is preparing a special isolation unit to receive its first patient with the deadly Ebola disease “within the next several days”. “We do not know at this time when the patient...
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2014/08/01 01:24
2014/08/01 01:24
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Taiwan gas explosion kills 15 Taipei: Gas leaks triggered a series of powerful explosions in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, killing at least 15 people and injuring more than 230, with the...
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Gas explosions kill 22, injure 270 in Taiwan
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Gas blasts kill 22, injure 270 in Taiwan
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Gas explosions kill 20, injure 270 in Taiwan
moments ago ON Honolulu Star-Advertiser
2014/08/01 01:17
2014/08/01 01:17
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THE White House described the Israeli shelling of a UN school which killed 15 people as "totally unacceptable and totally indefensible". A spokesman said there appeared to be little doubt "whose...
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2014/08/01 01:12
2014/08/01 01:12
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Our future might be in safe hands, with Australian teenagers rating very well in a global survey of financial literacy, but the rest of us might be thankful for a new national plan aimed at helping us...
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ASIC plan aims to make us smarter with our money
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ASIC plan aims to make us smarter with our money
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ASIC plan aims to make us smarter with our money
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2014/08/01 01:12
2014/08/01 01:12
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Thailand's junta has moved to weaken the powers of politicians and reinforced its tight control of the country, appointing a military-dominated interim legislature. Bangkok: Thailand's junta has...
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2014/08/01 01:05
2014/08/01 01:05
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Clive Palmer wants Australian Federal Police recalled from the operation to retrieve the remains of victims of the MH17 disaster, saying the risk is too great. 'I just don't think it's realistic to...
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2014/08/01 00:55
2014/08/01 00:55
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Alan Kohler is one of Australia’s most experienced business commentators. Alan has been a trusted source of investment advice to Australians for many years, and in 2005 he founded Eureka Report -...
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Govt to loosen tax laws on employee share schemes
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PM downplays Forrest welfare report
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Kathmandu earnings set to recover
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Manufacturing sector expands in July
moments ago ON Business Spectator
2014/08/01 00:36
2014/08/01 00:36
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AT JUST 23, Jedd Louis Morrison has been convicted and jailed on his fourth serious assault offence. In what District Court Judge David Reid described as cowardly, unprovoked and incomprehensible,...
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Man jailed for brutal, 'cowardly' head kick
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Man jailed for brutal, 'cowardly' head kick
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Man jailed for brutal, 'cowardly' head kick
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Man jailed for brutal, 'cowardly' head kick
3 hours ago ON Toowoomba Chronicle
2014/08/01 00:29
2014/08/01 00:29
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YOU know that Packer-Bloom love square? Well, it just keeps getting bigger. More pictures have emerged of Orlando Bloom and Erica Packer frolicking on the beach in the Spanish islands. The beautiful...
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2014/08/01 00:18
2014/08/01 00:18
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Never let it be said that really bad movies don't make good TV. Sharknado 2: The Second One, the second chapter of what looks like becoming a bona fide franchise for the SyFy channels worldwide, drew...
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2014/08/01 00:15
2014/08/01 00:15
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Hours of pain-staking negotiations with Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels pared the time that the first Australian investigators – just two of them – could spend at the MH17 crash site to just 85...
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2014/07/31 23:36
2014/07/31 23:36
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TROOPER will be horsing around more than usual today. It's his birthday. In fact, it's all horses' birthdays. About 4500 equines on the Sunshine Coast will be sharing the event with all horses in the...
Read more at Northern Star, The Daily Mercury, Toowoomba Chronicle, The Morning Bulletin, + 3 more articles
Happy birthday horses of the world!
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Happy birthday horses of the world!
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Happy birthday horses of the world!
28 minutes ago ON The Morning Bulletin
Happy birthday horses of the world!
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Happy birthday horses of the world!
44 minutes ago ON Daily Examiner
2014/07/31 23:23
2014/07/31 23:23
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IT'S a strong plan for a future plan. Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller hit out against the government's Queensland Plan announcement on Wednesday, calling it an excuse to use "tax payers' money to promote its...
Read more at Toowoomba Chronicle, Queensland Times, The Morning Bulletin, News Mail, + 5 more articles
2014/07/31 23:15
2014/07/31 23:15
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The federal government is expected to ditch one of its most controversial budget measures. Education minister Christopher Pyne has received advice from leading education economist Bruce Chapman that...
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Unpopular uni debts likely to be reversed
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Unpopular uni debts likely to be reversed
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Unpopular uni debts likely to be reversed
5 hours ago ON Western Advocate
Unpopular uni debts likely to be reversed
6 hours ago ON Kiama Independent
Unpopular uni debts likely to be reversed
6 hours ago ON Manning River Times
2014/07/31 22:57
2014/07/31 22:57
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Nationals MP Andrew Broad has slammed part of a federal government scheme that will force jobseekers to apply for 40 jobs a month. Nationals MP Andrew Broad has slammed part of a federal government...
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2014/07/31 22:46
2014/07/31 22:46
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US SCIENTISTS have identified a gene mutation that appears to be common in people who attempt or commit suicide, a finding that could lead to a blood test to predict risk. The discovery is based on a...
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Scientists take step toward blood test for suicide risk
an hour ago ON Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Simple blood test may show risk of suicide
2 hours ago ON Sydney Morning Herald
Simple blood test may show risk of suicide
2 hours ago ON Canberra Times
2014/07/31 22:46
2014/07/31 22:46
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A MENTAL health patient allegedly bashed to death another patient with an electric guitar at Shellharbour Hospital yesterday. Staff found the 47-year-old man with severe head injuries in the Eloura...
Read more at Daily Telegraph, The Border Mail, Illawarra Mercury, The Courier, + 12 more articles
2014/07/31 22:36
2014/07/31 22:36
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ALMOST one in five of Central Queensland's expectant mums are smoking during their pregnancy. Alarming new statistics show that 22% of women who visited their doctor in the first trimester in the...
Read more at Northern Star, Toowoomba Chronicle, Queensland Times, The Morning Bulletin, + 26 more articles
2014/07/31 22:13
2014/07/31 22:13
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HUNDREDS of Hastings Deering workers in Rockhampton are on edge as the company looks to cut 400 jobs across its Queensland workforce. While the company issued a statement yesterday confirming the...
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More jobs are set to go
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More jobs are set to go
2 hours ago ON Queensland Times
More jobs are set to go
2 hours ago ON News Mail
2014/07/31 22:05
2014/07/31 22:05
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West Africa's Ebola-hit nations have imposed stringent new rules to tackle the world's worst-ever outbreak of the tropical virus and agreed to launch a $US100 million ($A108 million) response plan at...
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2014/07/31 21:46
2014/07/31 21:46
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... public service news to start the day... The South Australian government has hired high-profile Australian Public Service casualties Mike Deegan and Don Russell for senior roles in the...
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Axed public servants head south
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Axed public servants head south
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Axed public servants head south
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Axed public servants head south
9 hours ago ON Kiama Independent
Axed public servants head south
9 hours ago ON Manning River Times
2014/07/31 21:15
2014/07/31 21:15
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More than a few observers have noted the similarities between the flag of Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine and the Confederate battle flag of the US Civil War. More than a few observers have...
Read more at Illawarra Mercury, The Border Mail, The Courier, Northern Daily Leader, + 12 more articles
2014/07/31 20:35
2014/07/31 20:35
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ATTRACTING the defence force, business migrants and shifting government departments will play a large role in boosting the population in Queensland's regions. How far it will go towards doubling the...
Read more at The Daily Mercury, Toowoomba Chronicle, Queensland Times, The Morning Bulletin, + 7 more articles
2014/07/31 17:55
2014/07/31 17:55
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The Coalition's plan to water down race hate laws has been rejected by a marked majority of respondents to a government review. The Coalition's plan to water down race hate laws has been rejected by...
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Few back change to race laws
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Few back change to race laws
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Few back change to race laws
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Few back change to race laws
6 hours ago ON Manning River Times
Few back change to race laws
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2014/07/31 17:55
2014/07/31 17:55
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The Immigration Department told medical experts to suppress new statistics showing alarming rates of mental health problems among a significant number of children in detention, an inquiry has...
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2014/07/31 17:55
2014/07/31 17:55
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Clive Palmer says his Senate team is prepared to vote to block supply to prevent Treasurer Joe Hockey's $6 billion asset recycling fund, designed to pay state governments to privatise assets. Clive...
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2014/07/31 15:19
2014/07/31 15:19
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A Sydney jihadi wanted on terrorism offences has issued an extraordinary statement, threatening a terrorist attack on Australian soil and claiming he would have carried out one, had he not left for...
Read more at The Border Mail, Illawarra Mercury, The Courier, Northern Daily Leader, + 96 more articles
2014/07/31 15:16
2014/07/31 15:16
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He’s the son and spitting image of the late wildlife campaigner and international celebrity Steve Irwin, but now 10-year-old Robert Irwin is stepping into the limelight to host a TV show all of his...
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Robert Irwin to star in own TV show
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Robert Irwin to star in own TV show
8 hours ago ON Northern Daily Leader
Robert Irwin to star in own TV show
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Robert Irwin to star in own TV show
8 hours ago ON Western Advocate
Robert Irwin to star in own TV show
9 hours ago ON Kiama Independent