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Superquiz and Target, Friday, December 15

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:10:02 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



VCE & ATAR Results 2017: the wait is over for thousands of students

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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After 13 years of schooling and an anxious wait following exams, more than 50,000 students will receive their VCE results today.



Editorial cartoon

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:01:08 GMT

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The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of the Fairfax cartoonists.



Race against time for Australia’s first same-sex wedding

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:04:05 GMT

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Cas Willow and Heather Richards will make history on Monday, when it is likely they will become the first same-sex couple to marry in Australia.



How Tim Fischer ended an armed siege and made a promise to a refugee

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:12:10 GMT

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Tim Fischer called the other day. Among the detritus of the past he'd found a photo he thought might stir a memory. It was a picture he had taken of me.



VCE results do not tell students, schools or universities what was really achieved

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:49:02 GMT

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From 7am on Friday, more than 51,000 students across Victoria will log on to receive their VCE results.



Royal Commission's message to Australia

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:09:02 GMT

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The final sitting of the royal commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse was overflowing when Justice Peter McClellan walked into the room to a standing ovation.



Unis enrolling students with ATARs considerably below clearly-in scores

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 22:14:10 GMT

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Victorian universities are enrolling students with ATARs as low as 31 into some popular courses, new data has revealed.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday December 14

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



'Lost the plot': Fans may provide low-cost heat relief that is often ignored

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 19:53:05 GMT

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Public health guidelines that recommend turning off fans when temperatures exceed 35 degrees are likely flawed and may unnecessarily expose vulnerable people to health effects during heatwaves, researchers at the University of Sydney say.



ACT year 12 students to receive ATAR on Wednesday

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Lulu Peate acknowledges her year 11 and 12 studies were perhaps a little tricker than most.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, December 13

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Phase out shark nets and switch to smarter, less-lethal devices, inquiry finds

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 09:02:05 GMT

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The NSW and Queensland governments should phase out shark nets and immediately replace lethal drum lines with more-sophisticated gear to limit unnecessary harm to marine wildlife, a Senate inquiry has concluded.



Medical bodies urge Turnbull government to help Manus Island asylum seekers

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 22:00:05 GMT

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Doctors representing 61,500 of their peers are demanding the Turnbull government to immediately provide care and treatment to the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, December 12

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.



'Impossible' to shop around: Patients struggling to get information about costs from surgeons

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 04:28:05 GMT

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We're often told to shop around, but for private hospital patients this can be extremely difficult, stressful and time-consuming.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, December 11

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.



Tide turns for endometriosis sufferers as federal government announces National Action Plan

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 01:57:05 GMT

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One in 10 Australian women are believed to have endometriosis, but a lack of awareness has meant doctors are struggling to identify it, research is scarce, and thousands of women are suffering in silence.



Calls to ban 'inhumane rodeos' after bull snaps leg at Adelaide event

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:43:02 GMT

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Footage captured at the event shows the bull bucking frantically before its back leg snaps.



Red Cross launches new campaign to fight loneliness this Christmas

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:58:05 GMT

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When his wife of 45 years died, Ken Wilson found himself suddenly alone. For the first time in many years, the 82-year-old had to get used to living on his own.



'Existential threat': climate change risks finally grab Australia's attention

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:15:14 GMT

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This year is closing with a flurry of activity on the climate front - including the release of the Turnbull government's review of climate policies.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday December 10

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



'The court is not King Solomon,' judge tells parents feuding over son's body

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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For almost two months the body of a disabled teenager has remained with the State coroner in Newcastle while his family has waged a bitter war over what to do with his remains.



Couple who planned to divorce if same-sex marriage passes back down on promise

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Nick and Sarah Jensen caused controversy in 2015 with their promise to split if same-sex marriage passes.



'It's worth the challenges': More Australian families have both parents working

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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In the ACT, there has been a two per cent increase in one year in the number of families with both parents working.



Best of the world in pictures

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:59:03 GMT

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The best photos from the international wire agencies.



Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 01:50:04 GMT

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Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found.



Art for heart's sake: Australia says 'I do'

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:40:05 GMT

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A range of original works commemorate marriage equality becoming a reality in Australia.



Life has been getting better in 2017

Sat, 09 Dec 2017 12:13:03 GMT

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Australia's collective wellbeing has improved but not everything is moving in the right direction



Missing DNA fragments found to be important predictors of childhood leukaemia relapse

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Georgia Burgess was four and seemingly winning her leukaemia battle when her right eye started turning inwards. A lumbar puncture revealed the awful reason why.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday December 9

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



'We need a #metoo moment': Self-defence class for abuse survivors launches in Canberra

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:21:06 GMT

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'We need our own #metoo moment," Caitlin Figueiredo says of fellow child abuse survivors.



'Vandalism': NSW gives way on Snowy oversight as wild rivers flow briefly again

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:00:00 GMT

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Three years after abolishing an independent oversight body for the Snowy scheme, the government may finally be getting around to its replacement.



Sydney teenager allegedly left barbecue, killed grandmother court hears

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 06:34:02 GMT

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A teenager arrested in Victoria over his grandmother's murder in Sydney is accused of stabbing her to death in a frenzied attack using several knives.



Man in wheelchair jailed for smuggling $293,000 worth of meth in adult nappy

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 22:27:29 GMT

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James Pollock Walden claimed his offending as a drug courier was motivated by a desire to make quick money.



Man in wheelchair jailed for smuggling $293,000 worth of meth in adult nappy

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 21:53:02 GMT

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James Pollock Walden claimed his offending as a drug courier was motivated by a desire to make quick money.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, December 8

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Water bills headed 'same way as energy' as population gains, climate change bite

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 18:44:06 GMT

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Rising population and climate change could translate into much higher water bills without action being taken now.



Small towns report gives 'F' to psychologist, dentist, preschool teacher access

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 00:30:07 GMT

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Report reveals how Australia has fared in providing basic services to people in small towns.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday December 7

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Neediest non-government schools being short-changed by vast sums

Fri, 08 Dec 2017 05:43:04 GMT

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Catholic and other non-government school systems are short-changing some of their neediest schools by hundreds of thousands of dollars a year, a scathing audit has found.



Little legacy lost after school wipes former archbishop's name from school building

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:24:04 GMT

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Former Melbourne Archbishop Frank Little will will have his name removed from a building at his old school for his role in orchestrating a culture of secrecy that allowed scores of children to be sexually abused.



ACCC sues Voltaren makers GlaxoSmithKline and Novartis for misleading consumers

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 22:21:04 GMT

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Two global pharma giants have been taken to court for allegedly misleading osteoarthritis sufferers into paying more for a "more effective" product that offers "targeted relief", when this was not the case.



Long Tan cross gets a home at the Australian War Memorial

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 00:01:01 GMT

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The cross has been given to Australia permanently.



Canberra man arrested over huge drug haul bound for Fyshwick

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 06:12:10 GMT

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A Canberra man has been arrested over a major drug haul in Sydney, police said on Wednesday morning.



Patients waiting four times longer than private patients for some operations at public hospitals

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The situation of private patients in public hospitals is getting worse and worse. The damning numbers tell us the story.



Fair Work Commission sets February date for hearing of super union merger

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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The Fair Work Commission will conduct a hearing in early February to decide if the national construction and maritime unions can merge, giving the federal government little time to block the new super union.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, December 6

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Australia's reading levels improve significantly, but only for the top readers

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:00:00 GMT

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Australia's year 4 students have made significant improvements in their reading levels and have leapfrogged several countries in the latest international testing, but students with low literacy skills are not making any gains.



Fast fashion: Seventy five per cent of Australians tossing clothing in the bin

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 07:27:05 GMT

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One in five Australian have thrown away clothing worn just once, a study into fast fashion by YouGov Omnibus shows.



Report shows 34 NSW hospital patients died or suffered harm in sentinel events in one year

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 06:53:05 GMT

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Nine hospital patients in NSW have had to undergo further surgery after medical instruments were left inside them in 2015-16, a new report reveals.



Dozens of native plant species at 'immediate risk' from fungus import: botanist

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 11:21:04 GMT

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Travellers could inadvertently spread a fungus that is a threat to as many as 380 native flora species.



Businesses warned against sponsoring union picnic day

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:13:03 GMT

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Businesses have been warned it could be illegal for them to sponsor the donkey ride, sausage sizzle, climbing wall, children's face painting, the petting zoo or toy train at a family picnic day organised by trade unions.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, December 5

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 13:27:05 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.



Unusual hot spell for Victoria and Tasmania driven by warm seas, stable systems

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 06:38:05 GMT

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It might be a fading memory after the weekend's rain but last month broke many records for heat.



It might be summer, but it's snowing in Tasmania

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 19:29:04 GMT

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Up to 40cm of snow fell in the central highlands of Tasmania overnight.



New trial aiming to repair injured spinal cords gives new hope to paralysed Australians

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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A trial will begin in Sydney next year where scientists will use electrical currents to jump-start the broken spinal cords of quadriplegics.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, December 4

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.



Study to examine impact of mother's diet on children's long-term health

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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A growing body of evidence links a mother's poor diet during pregnancy to long- term health problems in children.



Five injured as car hits pedestrians in Adelaide

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 14:35:02 GMT

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Four women have multiple injuries after a car hit them in Adelaide's city centre, with the driver also taken to hospital.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday December 3

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



The time to strike against sexual abuse is now, says ACTU chief

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 06:11:02 GMT

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The wave of ugly revelations of widespread sexual harassment in the workplace in Australia and around the world is a good first step, says the ACTU president, Ged Kearney.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday December 2

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Despite Weinstein, Burke and more, little has changed inside the ordinary workplace

Sat, 02 Dec 2017 22:22:06 GMT

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High-profile cases have attracted massive public attention but not much has changed inside the average Australian office.



Australian cricketer charged with rape in the UK

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 20:17:02 GMT

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A young Australian cricketer has been charged with two counts of rape in England's west.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, December 1

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Review of alleged water theft in NSW warns reforms could be 'watered down'

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 06:48:04 GMT

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Water management reforms in NSW could be undermined by pressure from "certain important stakeholders" and insufficient funds and staff, according to a former official tasked with investigating water mismanagement in the state.



'At great risk': $13 billion Murray-Darling plan headed for failure, report says

Thu, 30 Nov 2017 03:10:04 GMT

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The $13 billion reform to restore the health of the Murray-Darling Basin is "at great risk", an independent report has found.



Fairfax Media wins 11 Walkley Awards, including the top prize for excellence in journalism

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 22:47:06 GMT

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The Age has claimed the top prize for excellence in journalism at the prestigious annual Walkley Awards.



Son of slain Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh seeks release for MS treatment

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:59:09 GMT

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The son of slain Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has multiple sclerosis and has asked for limited release from psychiatric detention for treatment.



Bank workers want a royal commission to clean up 'toxic' culture

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 06:19:11 GMT

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Bank employees have called for a royal commission to restore the public's confidence in the sector.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday November 30

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:58:02 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Worse than worst case: Keen pollies, poor planning blow billions on infrastructure

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 04:50:02 GMT

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The sad reality of our major road infrastructure projects is that most of them run wildly over budget. A sadder reality is that governments appear unable to learn from past mistakes.



Teens charged in South Australia for allegedly planning 'catastrophic' school massacre

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 21:26:04 GMT

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Two teenage boys have been charged by South Australia police after allegedly planning an attack at a school in the Riverland region.



50 years ago today, Australia entered the space club

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 03:44:07 GMT

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First published in The Sydney Morning Herald on November 30, 1967



Bali's Mount Agung volcano: Major eruption possible, 120,000 stranded

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 01:49:05 GMT

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Hundreds of thousands of holidaymakers remain stranded in Indonesia as Bali's Mount Agung threatens to erupt.



Robust coral sites offer 'life-support' for the wider Great Barrier Reef: paper

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:00:00 GMT

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Some 100 coral reefs within the Great Barrier Reef have been identified as having particular resilience that could help corals recover from bleaching and other threats.



Sydney renters continue to feel the pain of property market

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Sydney remains the least affordable region in Australia for renters.



Don Burke campaigned against domestic violence in 1993 despite complaints from women

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 20:57:04 GMT

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When the federal government launched its "Real men don't bash or rape women" in 1993, four iconic Australian men were featured as "ambassadors" during the campaign.



'Basis for divorce' - super union won't pay CFMEU's fines

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:07:03 GMT

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The prenuptial agreement governing the marriage of the nation's militant construction and maritime unions will preclude the sharing of legacy multimillion dollar legal fines that may eventuate from the building union's court battles.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, November 29

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



New class action for underpaid workers aims to recover more than $100 million

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:08:02 GMT

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A national class action will be launched on behalf of thousands of Australians who have been allegedly paid well below the legal minimum wage for door-to-door sales and charity fundraising.



Federal police didn't 'fully appreciate' the law when accessing journalist's phone records

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:55:02 GMT

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Federal police who accessed a journalist's phone records to find a story's source did not "fully appreciate" their legal responsibilities, a report has found.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, November 28

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, November 27

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia buffs: test your knowledge with today's interactive superquiz.



Parents kept in the dark on school funding under government changes

Sun, 26 Nov 2017 06:46:02 GMT

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Australians will be kept in the dark about taxpayer funds earmarked for individual Catholic school.



More women getting lung cancer surgery as effects of smoking show up in new data

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 02:25:06 GMT

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The number of women undergoing lung cancer surgery in Australia is escalating fast, reflecting the tobacco industry's aggressive marketing of feminised products in the 80s and 90s.



No admission: Inside story on Salvation Army sex abuse settlement

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:35:04 GMT

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Merrin Wake is perhaps the only Salvation Army "officers' kids" in Australia to speak publicly about sexual abuse



Superquiz and Target, Sunday November 26

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



Queensland election: One Nation sags as Labor starts to party

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 13:03:05 GMT

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When Malcolm Roberts was told on live TV he would not be a Queensland MP, the word "denial" got a whole new meaning.



Snake tank sparks Adelaide house fire

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 10:41:02 GMT

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A house fire that started in a snake tank has left a man in hospital in Adelaide.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday November 25

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.



More Australians fear nuclear attacks and health epidemics than average: Ipsos

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 07:00:05 GMT

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International poll finds even the proportion of South Koreans fearing a nuclear attack was 15 percentage points lower than Australia.



David Rowe named 2017 political cartoonist of the year at Behind the Lines

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:38:05 GMT

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Donald Trump provided a constant source of inspiration this year for the award-winning cartoonist.



Dead at 61, former senator Steve Hutchins was 'a stalwart of the Labor movement'

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 04:01:02 GMT

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Former Labor senator Steve Hutchins, husband of Victorian minister Natalie Hutchins, has died.



Could Pauline Hanson's One Nation hold the balance of power in Queensland?

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:32:07 GMT

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Behind all the public stances in this campaign lie deep shadows and the knowledge that none of the parties have much reason to boast of being saviours.



Matt made a lot of stupid decisions, but there was no going back from this one

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 08:48:08 GMT

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Men are at much greater risk of drowning than women, and alcohol and risk-taking play a big role.



Domestic violence victims to be given national protection from Saturday

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 19:27:03 GMT

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Victims of domestic violence who have taken out a restraining order against an abusive partner will no longer be unprotected when they cross state lines from Saturday.



Complaints about health care in NSW surge, with one practitioner triggering 16 investigations

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:35:02 GMT

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The number of complaints about NSW's health care providers has doubled in the past 10 years, in what some have described a "system at breaking point".



Superquiz and Target, Friday, November 24

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.