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Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, January 17

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



Editorial cartoon

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:01:08 GMT

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



Fewer students make the grade for teaching courses as new standards take effect

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:45:00 GMT

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Victorian students are abandoning teaching courses as tough new entry standards come into force.



First round offers: It's getting harder to get into university

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:52:02 GMT

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Students are flocking to nursing, Victoria's most popular university course has become easier to get into and medicine remains the most competitive degree.



You didn't receive an offer - what happens now?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:30:05 GMT

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Not everyone will receive a course offer today. Here's what you can do if your name hasn't been published.



Tertiary offers: Your questions answered

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:00:00 GMT

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Frequently asked questions about the first round of tertiary offers.



How the offer system works

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:00:00 GMT

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While some courses select by ATAR, few rely solely on this single measure.



Did you get a first round university offer for 2018?

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:57:02 GMT

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Receiving an offer does not confirm your enrolment in the course. Accepting an offer does not stop reduce your chances for future offers.



No Channel Seven, Cottrell is no 'right wing activist'. He's dangerous

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 00:05:03 GMT

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Men like Cottrell, smart enough to present as having genuine alternatives to a failing system, are more dangerous than all the bellowing idiots with death’s head tattoos.



The university courses the most people are applying for this year

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:59:04 GMT

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More than 65,000 people have applied for a tertiary place through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre, seeking a place in one of more than 1800 courses. These are the most popular courses.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, January 16

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



Australian Bahais fear for relatives in Yemen after detainee sentenced to death

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:16:06 GMT

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The mayor of Hornsby in Sydney's north, Philip Ruddock, has spoken of his horror at the death sentence.



Pregnancy really does make women more forgetful: Study

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 20:50:02 GMT

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"Baby brain" during pregnancy is a significant phenomenon that requires more analysis, researchers say.



Radford College introduces compulsory building levy for 2018 school year

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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Radford College has made compulsory a $1190 building levy for new families ahead of an ambitious campus redevelopment aimed at expanding the school by 25 per cent.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, January 15

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 11:57:02 GMT

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



'Is this it?': Australian mother feared for her life during Hawaii missile false alarm

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 06:42:05 GMT

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Missile threat was an 'emotional rollercoaster', says angry Aussie in Hawaii.



Alarm over drug companies' extravagant spending and influence on doctors

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 05:15:04 GMT

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Sponsoring "educational activities" for doctors is so financially lucrative that drug companies are spending upwards of $200,000 on a single event, sparking fresh calls for a ban.



Facebook is making a big change to your news feed

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMT

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Facebook is radically altering the formula that determines what bubbles to the top of people's news feed.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday January 14

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



FSANZ apologises to nanotechnology experts for misrepresenting views about nanoparticles in baby formula

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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The Food Regulator had to apologise to its own nanotechnology expert advisory group for misrepresenting their views in a public statement about nanoparticles in baby formula, internal emails reveal.



Bunnings to pull pesticide allegedly linked to bee deaths

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 02:12:02 GMT

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A controversial pesticide allegedly linked to bee death will be pulled from Bunnings' shelves by the end of this year, a spokesman has confirmed.



Code breaker: cracking the tech industry glass ceiling

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:15:00 GMT

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Tech entrepreneur Ally Watson has turned her passion for teaching coding to girls into a full-time business.



Cartoonist Ron Tandberg a clever and liberating mischief-maker

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 21:01:03 GMT

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Ron Tandberg once told me that he likened his role to that of a heckler: the irreverent, nimble voice from the crowd who was able to cast an enlightening or corrupting spell of hilarity upon an audience, bringing the whole show into well-deserved ridicule



Target, Saturday January 13

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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Word buffs: test yourself with today's Target.



Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 10:58:02 GMT

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In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass Strait in south-eastern Australia, scientists have unearthed fossils of a two-legged, turkey-sized, plant-eating dinosaur apparently swept away in a large, powerful ancient river.



Family of Amy 'Dolly' Everett urges people to 'be kind' at teen's funeral

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 08:32:10 GMT

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The devastated family of Amy "Dolly" Everett has issued an emotional plea for parents to do all they can to stamp out bullying as they fondly remembered their own "kind, gentle, loving little girl".



Superquiz and Target, Friday, January 12

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



Thousands claim compensation for misleading Nurofen products

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:42:02 GMT

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Thousands of compensation claims have been lodged over Nurofen products that were purported to tackle specific types of pain but which all contained the same active ingredient.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday January 11

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 08:01:05 GMT

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



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, January 10

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



Record warmth in the east made 2017 Australia's third-hottest year on record

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:21:09 GMT

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Australia's posted its third-warmest year on record in 2017, with the eastern half including NSW and Queensland notching their hottest annual readings.



'Alarm bells ringing': Rising temperatures turn turtles all female, study finds

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 18:27:05 GMT

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A new study has found that warming temperatures are turning one of the world's largest populations of green sea turtles all-female.



'Quite surprising': Near-record hot 2017, heat burst point to warming world

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:22:09 GMT

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Another year of near-record global temperatures and the recent heat spike in major Australian cities should serve as warning of the vulnerability of populations to global warming, a leading climate researcher said.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, January 9

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



Superquiz and Target, Monday, January 8

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



The life and loves of Craig McLachlan

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 02:31:04 GMT

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Craig McLachlan left school to pursue his dream of being an actor. He auditioned unsuccessfully for TV commercials and screen tested with Nicole Kidman.



Labor calls on Agriculture Minister David Littleproud to reverse APVMA relocation

Sun, 07 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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Labor plans to keep up the pressure over a key decision of Barnaby Joyce.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday January 7

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



'All happening very quickly': Tesla battery sends a jolt through energy markets

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 10:15:06 GMT

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When it comes to hype, there is probably nobody as outlandish as US-based billionaire Elon Musk and his Tesla corporation.



Australian nutritionist urges parents to ignore snack food advice from Britain

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 04:11:05 GMT

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In England, parents are being urged to limit snacks to two a day. But an Australian health expert says this advice is worrying and shouldn't be followed.



Target, Saturday January 6

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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Word buffs: test yourself with today's Target.



Defence criminal investigations hamstrung by discipline laws: prosecutor

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:00:00 GMT

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Military prosecutors should take a more active role in investigating case facts, a prosecutor argues.



Gallery of Fairfax photos of the week

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 10:19:28 GMT

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A week in photos from award winning Fairfax photographers for the week ending January 4, 2018



Superquiz and Target, Friday, January 5

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



'Disoriented' Australian man Kris Larsen rescued in homemade boat off Hawaii

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 06:24:05 GMT

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Kris Larsen's homemade boat was knocked off course on a journey from Panama to Australia.



ATAR results: International Baccalaureate students receive their scores

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 22:25:06 GMT

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Hundreds of Australian students have received their International Baccalaureate results today, almost three weeks after their VCE and HSC counterparts.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday January 4

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



Charge of the batteries: Pressure on NSW as Victoria joins line for large-scale battery

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 22:31:04 GMT

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The Victorian government has signed a "support agreement" for a 20-megawatt battery for the Bulgana Green Power Hub.



Flight from hell: Couple complain to Jetstar about homophobic slurs from passenger

Wed, 03 Jan 2018 13:25:59 GMT

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Melbourne couple claim they were subjected to a barrage of homophobic actions on a flight from Melbourne to Perth.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, January 3

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



McGrath Foundation Pink Test aims to raise $1.3m to help breast cancer patients

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 22:31:05 GMT

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When Kristy Herschell was going through her breast cancer battle, she always had the physical, psychological and emotional support of a McGrath breast care nurse.



Bupa slams comparator websites for diverting funds from healthcare and demands transparency

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 22:47:03 GMT

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One of Australia's biggest health funds has accused comparator websites of being a "significant cost on the system", diverting $200 million a year from healthcare to their own bottom line.



Australian child sex abusers on notice in Thailand

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 04:49:04 GMT

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Thailand had become the "webcam centre for child pornography", warns experts.



'Full might': Low-lying coastal areas inundated as sun, moon join to lift tides

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 02:26:06 GMT

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A combination of astronomy and meteorology is bringing tidal floods to low-lying regions.



Man killed by lightning at Kings Canyon

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 23:00:03 GMT

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A man was killed after he was hit by lightning during a family walk along a popular track in central Australia on New Year's Day.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, January 2

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 13:01:00 GMT

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



Tasmania Police charge man over alleged Marion Bay Falls Festival assault

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 10:42:02 GMT

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A 32-year-old man has been charged in relation to an alleged assault at the Marion Bay Falls Festival.



70 years ago today, the 40-hour, five day working week began

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 05:56:06 GMT

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This article was first published in The Age on January 1, 1948



Why do we have so many flies in Australia? Here's swat's what

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 02:49:05 GMT

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As you wave flies away from your face for what feels like the thousandth time, console yourself with this thought: without them, we'd probably be up to our necks in poo.



Credit card debt: Typical balance at a 10-year low prior to Christmas

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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It was once routine for our collective credit card bill to smash records during the festive season. But consumers are now more cautious.



Much of nation should expect summer to turn damper, cooler to kick off 2018

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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A looming heatwave in early 2018 is unlikely to augur an exceptionally hot year for Australia as a weak La Nina in the Pacific will start to tilt the odds to relatively cool and wet conditions for much of the nation.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, January 1

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



What sugar really does to your brain

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 07:07:05 GMT

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That craving you feel for something sweet might be a harmful addiction.



Screening in the skies above you: the new year's 'supermoon trilogy'

Sun, 31 Dec 2017 05:46:04 GMT

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All new years start with a bang, but the special effects rolled out in the night sky this January will be astronomical.



Observatory Hill: Sydney's unique repository of data on stars and storms

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 23:07:08 GMT

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Sydney's Observatory Hill has witnessed a few storms over the years, and not all of them were meteorological.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday December 31

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 13:48:02 GMT

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



Teenager sexually assaulted in Falls Festival mosh pit

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 11:48:02 GMT

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A teenager has been sexually assaulted in a mosh pit at the Tasmanian arm of the music festival.



2017: The year Canberra went troppo, #MeToo mattered and Trump troubled all

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 07:38:15 GMT

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2017 was a year on a bender, for better and worse - and with that as the theme we were left staggering in its wake, trying to keep up.



Australian Defence Force on alert after Russian military exercise

Sat, 30 Dec 2017 04:10:02 GMT

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Defence personnel were operating under "increased readiness" in Darwin earlier this month after Russian bombers reportedly flew out of an Indonesian military base and close to Australia, it has been revealed.



Target, Saturday December 30

Fri, 29 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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Word buffs: test yourself with today's Target.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, December 29

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 02:56:02 GMT

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



Malaysian prosecutors appeal against Australian grandmother's acquittal

Thu, 28 Dec 2017 07:53:05 GMT

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Maria Elvira Pinto Exposto will not be allowed to return home for months after prosecutors lodged an appeal.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday December 28

Wed, 27 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, December 27

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 13:06:02 GMT

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



Auction house Mossgreen enters voluntary administration

Tue, 26 Dec 2017 08:02:04 GMT

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Gallery and auction house Mossgreen 'will continue' despite debt woes.



Ipsos poll: Only 18 per cent think Turnbull government is doing a good job on climate change

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Only 3 per cent of Australians rate the Turnbull government's response to climate change as "very good."



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, December 26

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Spanish consular staff in Australia continue Christmas strike

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Staff at the Spanish consulate in Sydney have continued industrial action over the Christmas period.



Man in red suit breaks into homes, leaves gifts for children

Sun, 24 Dec 2017 20:25:02 GMT

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Police are on the hunt for a fat man with a bushy white beard in a distinctive red suit, after a number of homes were broken into across the world overnight.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday December 24

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



'This republic breaks all borders': a dialogue with Behrouz Boochani on Manus

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT

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"What did the resistance give us? The place was the same, and we were even close to death, but we were free, we had control over our lives for the first time."



Target, Saturday December 23

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 11:59:41 GMT

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Word buffs: test yourself with today's Target.



Four NSW men charged over record 1.2 tonnes of meth in WA

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 08:22:06 GMT

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Authorites say the methamphetamine – the biggest seizure in Australian history – was destined for the east coast.



Billion-dollar catch: Record 1.2 tonnes of meth seized in WA

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 06:36:06 GMT

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Eight men have been charged after a staggering 1.2 tonnes of meth was intercepted in WA - the biggest seizure in Australian history.



Superquiz and Target, Friday, December 22

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



Christmas comes early for animals at National Zoo in Canberra

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 04:45:05 GMT

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Your Christmas morning challenge: unwrap your present faster than Aceh the tiger.



The big improvers: the schools jumping up the VCE rankings

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:23:04 GMT

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An Age analysis of more than a decade of VCE performance data has identified 10 standout schools that have improved their results over that time.



How riding to work is becoming a pursuit of the wealthy

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Bike commuters are likely to be male, well-paid and live within eight kilometres of the CBD.



How did your school perform? The top schools in the 2017 VCE

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:04:01 GMT

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The list of the top government, Catholic and Independent schools for VCE results.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday December 21

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



VCE results 2017: here's how your school ranked

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 13:07:01 GMT

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INTERACTIVE: See which schools have done best with their VCE results in 2017.



Alleged North Korean agent Chan Han Choi to spend Christmas behind bars

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 01:11:04 GMT

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A 59-year-old man who allegedly provided services to a "weapons of mass destruction program" on behalf of the rogue North Korean regime has appeared in court.



VCE & ATAR Results 2017: The schools that excel at English and maths methods

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:15:00 GMT

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Almost 15,000 VCE students achieved a study score of 40 or above in one of their subjects this year. The data shows that some schools stand out when it comes to performance in key subjects such as English and maths



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday, December 20

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:01:00 GMT

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



VCE & ATAR Results 2017: Amber's bittersweet success

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:00:00 GMT

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Her mother and father had been in a horrific motorbike accident back home in Vietnam.



Victoria, NSW accuse SA of holding communities 'hostage' over Murray-Darling Basin plan

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 06:04:33 GMT

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Victoria and NSW water ministers accuse South Australian counterpart of holding communities hostage over water flows.



2017 VCE student honour roll

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 13:26:01 GMT

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INTERACTIVE: Search for the best-performing students to complete the 2017 VCE.



AFP investigating itself after details of arrest accidentally broadcast

Tue, 19 Dec 2017 02:32:05 GMT

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The Australian Federal Police are investigating themselves after details of an operation to arrest an alleged North Korean agent were accidentally broadcast on social media.



A million Australians abuse prescription drugs

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT

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Almost a million Australians are abusing and misusing pharmaceutical drugs.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, December 19

Mon, 18 Dec 2017 13:33:02 GMT

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