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Australian Medical Association wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:39:04 GMT

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Australia has shut access to the centre, leaving the men without sufficient food, clean water, power or medical care.



Coalition aims to help ADF veterans move from military into civilian careers

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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The Australian Veterans Employment Coalition aims to establish a close working relationship with the ADF and support programs to help veterans moving from military careers to the civilian workforce.



Editorial cartoon

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:01:08 GMT

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



Australia’s workforce still highly segregated by gender: WGEA report

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:45:21 GMT

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Sally Snow had dreams of becoming a ballerina, but her love of maths and father's influence led to her becoming a racetrack bookie.



First charges laid in Unaoil bribery scandal

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:19:06 GMT

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The charges against two former managers of Unaoil come 18 months after Fairfax Media exposed Unaoil's role as a facilitator running a global network of middlemen fronting for Western companies.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, November 17

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Geelong Cats champion footballer Gary Ablett Senior at centre of Victoria Police sexual assault probe

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 10:19:02 GMT

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Geelong Cats former champion footballer Gary Ablett Senior is being investigated by police over historic sexual assault allegations.



Marriage equality: How the yes vote prompted one man to get down on his knee

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 08:36:04 GMT

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James Brechney had more reason than most to feel anxious as he joined the crowd gathered at Sydney's Prince Alfred Park on Wednesday.



New mum wakes from coma months after being struck down by the flu

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 09:13:04 GMT

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A Victorian mother, struck down the flu and unaware she had given birth has woken from an induced coma months later.



Father of four fights for life after being struck down by flesh-eating bug

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 00:23:07 GMT

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Moe labourer barely noticed the scratch. Now he's in a coma as doctors remove kilos of black dead flesh. But he's a fighter and his family have been told he's improving.



'Ringing alarm bells': Australia near the bottom of the heap for climate action

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:00:00 GMT

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Australia ranks as one of the world's worst performing nations when it comes to climate action, with only South Korea, Iran and Saudi Arabia faring worse among 56 countries scrutinised by 300 international analysts.



'Diversity is a wonderful thing': Carrie Graf celebrates marriage survey result

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 06:55:04 GMT

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The champion player and acclaimed basketball coach says she felt more emotional at the result than she'd expected.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday November 16

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:54:05 GMT

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



The school that backed the yes vote

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 05:57:05 GMT

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Indigo Rule wore a veil to school, hoping to witness an historic moment.



'We will not be scapegoats': Stoush erupts between independent, Catholic schools

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 03:59:10 GMT

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An ugly stoush has erupted between Victoria's private and Catholic schools over the contentious issue of funding.



Same-sex marriage survey: 'No' campaign calls for respect in wake of defeat

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:39:04 GMT

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"No" campaigners have vowed to continue defending what they say are the rights of parents and children.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, November 15

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Million-dollar visa scam leaves migrants $50,000 out of pocket, boss drives Porsche

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:54:10 GMT

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A million-dollar jobs and visa scam that promised to help find work for hopeful migrants in regional areas has left dozens up to $50,000 out of pocket while the plan's architect lives in a $3 million mansion and drives a brand-new Porsche.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, November 14

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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World-leading scientist and teenage inventor among Australians of the Year

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 08:56:04 GMT

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Scientists dominate the 2018 NSW Australian of the Year Awards.



Child car restraints instructions too hard to follow: Neuroscience Research Aus

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:24:04 GMT

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So many child car restraints are wrongly installed because parents can't follow the instructions.



Chinese ice is flooding the Australian market: AFP

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 03:19:02 GMT

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Australians are the world's biggest consumers of ice on a per capita basis, inquiry told.



Indigenous Australians travelling 1000 kilometres for kidney dialysis: report

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 16:33:08 GMT

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Aboriginal Australians with kidney disease are in need of equitable access to life-saving treatments.



One in two Australians fear young people are not equipped for jobs of the future

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Kiara Salmon has adapted her skills in property development to a virtual environment which allows her to take clients on tours through buildings before they are even built.



Free speech fears after book critical of China is pulled from publication

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Allen & Unwin has ditched a book on Chinese Communist Party influence in Australian politics and academia.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, November 13

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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



The changing face of trade unions

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 00:52:07 GMT

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Union leaders are spending more time campaigning in favour of marriage equality and paid domestic violence leave than bargaining with employers on wages and conditions.



Farmers rush to cash in on booming prices for wool

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 19:51:12 GMT

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Wool prices are rising faster than Sydney house prices and farmers are rushing to cash in.



Push for veterans to join the job ranks

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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A coalition of high-profile Australian companies is helping veterans make the transition from the Defence Force to a civilian career.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday November 12

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Just be more real: Backlash against social media

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 06:32:03 GMT

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When a follower criticised an Instagram post by model Georgia Gibbs, posing with her best friend, she fired back.



At APEC Canada is AWOL while America 'stays home playing with its guns'

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 07:44:02 GMT

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The no-show of Canada's Prime Minister to a critical meeting on the Trans Pacific Partnership was indicative of something far more significant than poor diplomacy.



The human touch: Australian eyes that 'can't look away' from Manus

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:30:00 GMT

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"Our role," says Janet Galbraith, "is to echo their resistance through our acts in Australia, and urge them to take care. What we've done is reach out and listen."



Future warfare: when robots join the battle, who decides who lives and dies?

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:15:15 GMT

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The Tempest is a new, fearsome-looking drone that can carry 80 rocket-propelled grenades – but who will make the ultimate "kill" decision?



History should be a brutal warning to today's politicians: '60,000 dead'

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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In a year with plenty of sabre-rattling, the endless Australian war cemeteries should stand as a warning to politicians, says Ken Corke.



Hoddle Street killer Julian Knight's school cartoons show his deadly fantasies

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 04:48:04 GMT

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In the final drawing the once skinny hero has bulked up and is pictured with a machine gun surrounded by blood-soaked corpses. Two years later, Knight lived out this fantasy.



Iranian regime's censorship of films is easing, says director Hamid Nematollah

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Iranian director Hamid Nematollah has navigated the tricky censorship terrain in Iran for more than 30 years, but says restrictions are loosening.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday November 18

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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



Sacked driver takes Iraqi Embassy to Fair Work Commission

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Iraq's Ambassador to Australia is tangled-up in an unfair dismissal stoush with his former driver.



How they saved Dave: Worker sacked over undies protest wins back his job

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 07:58:03 GMT

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Dave McLachlan was sacked for organising a protest where workers stripped down to their underpants. Now he's got his job back.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, November 10

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Activists try to unfurl 'Evacuate Manus #BringThemHere' banner on Sydney Opera House

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:53:06 GMT

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Five activists climbed the Sydney Opera House on Thursday morning and attempted to unfurl a banner displaying the words "Evacuate Manus #BringThemHere".



Federal government was preparing to sell Lobby Restaurant before occupation

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:06 GMT

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Police are attempting to remove Aboriginal Tent Embassy activists from the Lobby Restaurant.



Supervision lacking or faulty in every single case of backyard drownings, says Royal Life Saving Society

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Those supervising swimming children can't be sitting there on their phones - a child can drown in as little as 10 to 20 seconds.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday November 9

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



'Talking is not enough': Indigenous exhibition reveals the legal power of art

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:51:05 GMT

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For Indigenous painter and clan leader Djambawa Marawili, art carries a lot more meaning than aesthetics alone.



Negotiations fail over Aboriginal Tent Embassy occupation of Lobby Restaurant

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 06:25:04 GMT

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The federal government requested the building to be vacated during tense negotiations with Ngunnawal elders and the AFP.



High Court tears up prenuptial agreement between property developer and online bride

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 05:23:38 GMT

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"It is the worst contract I have ever seen. Don't sign," a lawyer told the bride before she signed the agreement.



Survey reveals how widespread sexual harassment is in Australia

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 04:45:03 GMT

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The ABS survey of 21,000 men and women is considered a more complete picture of violence than police data.



Abandoned by his father, Sir Ninian Stephen remembered as 'a great Australian'

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 07:31:06 GMT

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'This was a man who made everyone with whom he engaged feel better for the experience.'



Right of entry permit stripped from swearing CFMEU official

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:52:05 GMT

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A construction union official who called non-union workers "f---ing dog c---s" at the Gorgon Gas LNG project has been stripped of his right of entry permit.



Why are flags flying at half-mast today in Canberra?

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 02:27:11 GMT

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If you found yourself double checking the date at the sight of Canberra's flags flying at half-mast this morning, you're not alone.



The ten things companies can do to promote women to the top

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 23:06:04 GMT

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Australian companies that lead the way in promoting women's leadership do 10 things in common a new study has found.



Unions raise fears about security of community sector jobs

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Social Services Minister Christian Porter has criticised community sector employers for hiring staff in permanent positions knowing that their government contract had an end date.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, November 8

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Hobart Airport closed after fatal helicopter crash

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 10:18:01 GMT

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One person is dead and another critically injured in a helicopter crash at Hobart Airport.



Melbourne Cup: The race that stops a nation now stops the world

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 08:04:03 GMT

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For a few brief minutes on Tuesday, the world turned its attention to Melbourne.



Millennial men can help women break through the glass ceiling: new study

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Daniel Selikowitz is among the Millennial men who are turning into great allies for women wanting to break through the glass ceiling.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, November 7

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Cyber armies, info wars and fake news add to Syria's suffering

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 07:36:04 GMT

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In Syria's info wars even aid convoys are "broadcast live" via social media



Notorious 'bushranger' Mark Stocco to appeal 40-year sentence for murder, shootings

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 05:28:04 GMT

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Mark Stocco and his father Gino are notorious for spending years on the run. Now, Mark is making another dash for freedom.



Less is more when it comes to productive hours at work, says BHP CEO

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 01:33:09 GMT

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Younger employees often put in long hours, cutting back on sleep to get ahead, and chief executives usually lead the charge with a ferocious attitude to red-eyed invincibility.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, November 6

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Australia's health watchdog accused of 'too close' relationship with industry

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:40:03 GMT

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Australia's drug and medical device watchdog, the Therapeutic Goods Administration, needs a complete overhaul to distance it from the health industry and allow consumers to sue it for negligence, say academics and consumer advocates.



'Smoke money' offers an unexpected way forward for Indigenous communities

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 04:06:08 GMT

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Funding to give greater independence for struggling Indigenous communities is coming from a surprising source.



Confusion about child car restraints raises risk of injury

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:15:20 GMT

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Moving a child into an adult car seat too soon can increase the risk of a serious injury in a crash by 30 per cent, yet more than half of all parents are confused about when to do so.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday November 5

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Australian Bureau of Statistics to conduct one of its largest surveys outside of census

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Particpants have been randomly selected out of 9 million households to take part in the survey.



Vote to allow ACT to make own euthanasia laws could happen in 2018: Leyonhjelm

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 22:43:10 GMT

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NSW senator David Leyonhjelm is calling for the controversial "Andrews Bill" to be overturned.



New hope for families affected by spinal muscular atrophy, with TGA approving drug

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 03:56:02 GMT

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The Therapeutic Goods Administration has approved a drug which can extend the life of sufferers of spinal muscular atrophy.



Murky business: Australia's defence industry is growing, but at what cost?

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 03:59:29 GMT

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Australia's defence sector has hugely expanded in recent years with barely any public discussion, let alone debate in federal parliament.



Should we really hear the truth about our war in Afghanistan?

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 00:55:07 GMT

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Celebrated Australian investigative journalist Chris Masters' book on the Special Forces in Afghanistan has sparked controversy. Now Masters responds in print.



Photos of the week

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:35:11 GMT

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A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday November 4

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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



Australian teenager arrested in Lebanon, suspected of trying to join Islamic State in Syria

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 06:00:02 GMT

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The 18-year-old from Sydney was caught by the Lebanese Internal Security Forces two days before his planned departure to Syria.



Sophie Monk’s stalker jailed in Tasmania over assault on police officer

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 02:29:04 GMT

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Sophie Monk's stalker is the first person jailed under Tasmania's mandatory sentencing laws for assaults on police.



Five Australians arrested over $200 million ice and cocaine bust

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 05:00:05 GMT

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During the raids, police allegedly seized more than $50,000 in cash, designer watches and gold and silver bullion.



Melbourne Cup's Birdcage: exclusive or just excessive?

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 23:48:02 GMT

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On Melbourne Cup day, there's only one place to be seen: Flemington Racecourse's famous birdcage enclosure. Just don't bet on everyone being classy.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, November 3

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Four men arrested in Sydney, Adelaide after more than 100kg of ‘ice’ seized in Mexico

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:50:08 GMT

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An investigation into the importation of drugs to Sydney has led to four arrests.



Lockout of Taubmans paint workers enters fourth month

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:19:02 GMT

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Workers who make Taubmans, Bristol and White Knight paints have accused the company of "starving them out" as its lockout of staff now stretches into a fourth month.  



Greyhound racing to be banned in Canberra from next April

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 07:57:03 GMT

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Greyhound racing will be illegal in the ACT from April 30 next year, if two draft bills pass the Legislative Assembly.



Young woman who fled from North Korea to Australia had to relearn everything

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:20:39 GMT

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Five years ago Eunhee Park had not heard of Australia, much less Melbourne. Now the 26-year-old lives here.



Sunshine Harvester lingers in Australian life as the minimum wage

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Generations of Australian schoolchildren were taught that the Sunshine Harvester was one of the nation's greatest achievements.



ACTU calls for minimum wages to be replaced with a new living wage

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:06:02 GMT

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The peak national union body will push for the minimum wage to be dismantled and framed around a new living wage to help workers avoid poverty.



Bioethicists raise alarm about conflicts of interest in Australia's IVF industry

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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The IVF industry has been accused of increasingly placing profits over patients.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday November 2

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



'Heart of gold': Canberra man who died after being Tasered by police remembered

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 23:46:08 GMT

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The family of a Canberra man who died after being Tasered by police have paid tribute.



Uluru closed to climbers after vote of national park board

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 05:26:07 GMT

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Uluru will be closed to climbers after the board of the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park voted to close the climb to the summit of the rock.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, November 1

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Private health insurers under pressure to limit premium rises and be more transparent

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 01:50:06 GMT

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Health insurance premiums have been going up by about 5 per cent each year. Funds are now under pressure to limit it to 2 per cent.



Classified CIA documents into JFK assassination reveal Canberra connection

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 02:29:06 GMT

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Classified documents reveal an extraordinary link between Canberra, the CIA and President Kennedy.



65 years on: Sydney farewells the "Little Digger"

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 00:10:12 GMT

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This article has been compiled from several first published on November 1, 1952 in the Sydney Morning Herald.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, October 31

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Albert 'Tibby' Cotter: The Australian Test star who died on the battlefield

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 09:41:03 GMT

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One hundred years ago Albert Cotter was shot and killed - the only Australian Test cricketer killed in action in the First World War.



Delayed clamping of umbilical cord could save thousands of premature babies' lives: study

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMT

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Just waiting 60 seconds before clamping a premature baby's umbilical cord can dramatically improve its chances of survival, Australian researchers say.



Balnaves Foundation withdraws financial support from Venice Biennale

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:14:04 GMT

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Arts donors are in revolt against the Australia Council, criticising "ill-conceived" changes to Australia's participation in the Venice Biennale.



Death on the Derwent: Trio 'came out of nowhere, on a dinghy', man tells court

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 06:26:04 GMT

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Dramatic appeal hearing for woman jailed over partner's murder sees tears, denials and new evidence.



Death on the Derwent: Witness weeps, claims she signed statement 'out of fear'

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 01:05:02 GMT

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Key witness in the appeal of a woman convicted of murdering her partner has left a courtroom in tears.



All Canberra secondary public school students to get Chromebook in 2018

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:47:02 GMT

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The ACT government has announced the successful tenderer for a 2016 personal device election commitment.