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Father of missing Australian boy, 7, arrives in Barcelona as hopes fade

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:10:02 GMT

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Hopes are fading for missing seven-year-old Australian boy Julian Cadman as Spanish authorities revealed they were not searching for any missing children.



Will Australia's new laws stamp out modern slavery?

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Complex offshore supply chains expose many Australian businesses to the possibility they are benefiting from forced labour.



Convicted of drug trafficking, Bronwyn Atherton arrives home in Sydney after eight years in a Peruvian jail

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Unlike Schapelle Corby, convicted drug trafficker Bronwyn Atherton arrived home in Sydney to no fanfare, no flashing lights, no paparazzi.



Under-6 soccer players have more discipline than today's media-chasing MPs

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:05:00 GMT

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Twenty years ago, before social media and 24-hour cable news, there really was no outlet for backbenchers and ministers to ventilate their opinions on matters of state. This was good, because nobody cared.



Australian terror threat: National strategy to protect crowds unveiled

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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From architects to bar staff, Australians involved in managing crowds will be urged to plug security into their everyday thinking to prevent terror attacks under a national strategy that will embed long-term changes into the country's public spaces.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday August 20

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



The 71-tonne drug seizure that showed up the farce of Border Force

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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Former ABF member tells inquiry that key Australian agencies vastly underestimate problem of illicit tobacco.



Nick Xenophon joins list, takes aim over citizenship furore

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 09:42:07 GMT

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Even as Nick Xenophon was confessing, he was making terrible puns. 



Shot in the hip, doctor Jemilah Mahmood sewed herself up and helped save others

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 07:59:03 GMT

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When doctor Jemilah Mahmood was shot in the hip in Iraq, she sewed up the wound herself and then delivered a baby by c-section, but she mantains she's no hero.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday August 19

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 15:02:06 GMT

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Barcelona terror attack: Malcolm Turnbull urges Australians to pray for Julian Cadman

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 17:40:27 GMT

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Seven-year-old Julian Cadman is missing in Barcelona after Friday morning's terror attacks, his family say.



Superquiz and Target, Friday August 18

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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High Court decides if Hoddle Street killer will spend life behind bars

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 01:58:02 GMT

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Victorian mass killer Julian Knight will spend the rest of his life in jail after the High Court found retrospective laws to keep him locked up did not breach the constitution.



Kids cured of peanut allergy in Australian research breakthrough

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 22:30:07 GMT

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Australian researchers have made a breakthrough in the treatment of the deadly peanut allergy in children.



Husband takes his life after police tell him his wife was likely murdered

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:50:13 GMT

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The husband of a woman missing in South Australia has taken his life after police told him they believed she had been murdered.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday August 17

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Islamic State fighter Khaled Sharrouf and sons believed killed in Syria

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 11:08:03 GMT

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Australian authorities believe that notorious Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf has been killed in Syria.



Big business will be forced to report annually on slavery in supply chains

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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The proposed new laws are designed to thwart human trafficking, debt bondage and forced labour.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday August 16

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Teens want to be business managers and professionals when they grow up

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 01:45:05 GMT

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You may have wanted to be an astronaut or fireman when you grew up, but most children today have their sights set on business management and professional jobs.



'Black hole': Pollution from coal-fired power worse than overseas, survey finds

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 20:59:04 GMT

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Australia's biggest coal-fired power stations are permitted to dump toxic pollutants on nearby populations far in excess of overseas counterparts, even those in China, a survey by Environmental Justice Australia reveals.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, August 15

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 10:20:02 GMT

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Home 'owned by God' to be auctioned after owners fail to pay rates

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:43:10 GMT

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The owners of the Melita Honey Farm in Tasmania will have their home auctioned in three weeks after failing to pay their council rates since 2010 because they believe the land is owned by God.



Child sexual abuse disclosed in confession should be reported: royal commission

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 06:47:02 GMT

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The sex abuse royal commission has recommended sweeping legal reforms to protect children from harm.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, August 14

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Victorian snow is the coolest for hot huskies from Perth

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 09:44:02 GMT

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Sled dog races at Dinner Plain on the weekend included huskies from Perth, where there is no snow.



Homeless in Sydney: The letter from the Department of Housing that made AJ see red

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 19:25:02 GMT

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AJ knows well what it means to be homeless in Sydney and to fight for years for public housing. This is his story.



Superquiz and Target, Sunday August 13

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:00:11 GMT

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'Trash left in limbo': Fears for refugees on Manus after detention centre closes

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 15:02:06 GMT

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A refugee on the island says no one feels safe, and there is no plan for what will happen to them after October 31.



Solar panels inactive for five years, after crucial form failed to reach retailer

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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William Holdsworth's solar panels were on his roof for five years before he realised they were never connected to the grid.



Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Telecommunications woes link to NBN: Is 2017 the year of the customer complaint?

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:56:02 GMT

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In a world of uncertainty, there remain some constants; taxes, Donald Trump's tweets – and complaints about telecommunication services.



Sage, smoke, and questions: Justine Damond remembered at moving memorial

Sat, 12 Aug 2017 06:12:11 GMT

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The father of an Australian woman killed by a US police officer choked back tears at her public memorial service as he spoke.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday August 12

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:58:02 GMT

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Photos of the week: August 12, 2017

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 15:44:15 GMT

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



Apology to Ali Jomaa

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 01:12:04 GMT

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Fairfax Media apology to Ali Jomaa.



Pizza Hut head office slammed for failure to act on underpayment of delivery drivers

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:15:17 GMT

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Pizza Hut head office has been blasted for failing to respond to warnings about the underpayment of delivery drivers and for allowing allegedly unlawful activity to spread through its network to in-store staff.



Superquiz and Target, Friday August 11

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



ACCC raises concerns about after-school care merger between two biggest players

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 09:00:00 GMT

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Parents could be hit with higher fees for after-school care if Australia's two biggest providers of school-based care merge, the consumer watchdog has warned.



Border Force head defends agency after corruption arrests

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 02:40:05 GMT

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A corruption problem within the Australian Border Force has been "cauterised" with the arrests of two customs officials accused of facilitating an international drug syndicate, according to the body's acting head.



Sydney crime arrests: the inside story of corruption in Australian Border Force

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 03:59:07 GMT

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Two members of a cell of allegedly corrupt border force officers have been arrested this week.



Bluescope Steel wins appeal against decision to stop it using contract labour

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 01:07:06 GMT

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Bluescope Steel has won the right to appeal a decision over its use of contract labour without union consent to cope with a spike in demand at one of its mills.



Superquiz and Target, Thursday August 10

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Border Force tackles internal corruption as officers suspected of helping alleged crime ring

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 19:46:05 GMT

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Australian Border Force is launching an anti-corruption overhaul amid concerns that a cell of its officers has been working with a notorious international drug and tobacco syndicates for a decade.



Bill Quinn weeps as he casts a wreath into the sea for those who died in WWII battle

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 00:28:04 GMT

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Hit by Japanese fire, HMAS Canberra sank to the bottom of the ocean, taking 84 Australian lives with it.



Unions and employer groups face fines up to $105,000 for missing reporting deadlines

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Unions and employer organisations have been warned they face fines of up to $105,000 if they fail to meet new financial reporting guidelines in time.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday August 9

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



Lack of sleep is costing the economy more than $66 billion

Tue, 08 Aug 2017 00:52:09 GMT

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New research shows sleep deprivation cost the economy an estimated $66.3 billion in health bills, lost productivity and wellbeing.



Mining industry push for individual work agreements

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Typical mining industry workers would be able to opt out of union-bargained agreements and instead negotiate individual contracts under a new push from the mining industry.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, August 8

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Wreckage of US Marines Corp MV-22 Osprey found off Queensland

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:33:05 GMT

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The wreckage of a US Marines heli-plane that crashed during a training exercise north of Rockhampton on Saturday has been found.



Determined to be ignorant: the drongos who climb Uluru

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 08:36:07 GMT

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Uluru is a sacred place. So why are so many so crudely disrespectful?



Bill Shorten's argument on inequality isn't new, but it could prove effective

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Bill Shorten has been been preparing to fight an election campaign based on his argument that inequality has reached the point where it is threatening the nation's social fabric.



Superquiz and Target, Monday, August 7

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Today's cartoons: The illustrated news

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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The news of the day as interpreted in the work of our award-winning cartoonists.



ALP plan to name and shame businesses that rip off workers

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 14:00:00 GMT

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Businesses would have to publicly display minimum wage rates and face being named and shamed if they underpaid workers under NSW Labor Party policy.



More claims of excess water extraction by NSW irrigators surface

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 11:35:05 GMT

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More evidence has emerged of changes to water licences giving a handful of irrigators in north-western NSW the ability to extract huge volumes of river water even during dry periods.



Leader in exile: Tibetan president calls for Australia's support

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 09:29:09 GMT

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He demanded China allow Tibetans to vote for their Chinese leaders.



Push to extend foster care support from the age of 18 to 21

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 06:09:04 GMT

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A simple reform to extend foster care from the age of 18 to 21 would help young people and save the government tens of millions of dollars.



Death of indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu was preventable, according to his doctor

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 10:35:06 GMT

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The loss of Australia's most prominent indigenous musician Dr G Yunupingu to kidney disease has shone a light on the "largely preventable" renal health nightmare afflicting remote communities, his doctor says.



Trump briefed on US military crash off Queensland

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 23:48:03 GMT

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US President Donald Trump has been briefed at his New Jersey golf club on the search for three missing US Marines off the Queensland coast after their military heli-plane crashed into the sea.



Australia's biggest union attacks 'reprehensible' shoppies wage deals

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Australia's biggest union, the nurses' federation, has condemned the "reprehensible conduct" of the 'Shoppies' union over sweet-heart deals that left hundreds of thousands of workers underpaid



The Enigmatic Mr Deakin: How a handsome young man with a silver tongue became PM

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 15:05:06 GMT

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By 1888, when the centenary of the First Fleet's arrival was celebrated, Victoria was far and away the leading Australian colony and Marvellous Melbourne a world-class metropolis. Thirty-two-year-old Alfred Deakin was chief secretary, a political wunderkind who had been a member of parliament for almost a decade. Ned Kelly was already dead, hanged on November 11, 1880 for murdering a policeman. Deakin saw the hanging, most likely as a reporter for The Age, one of the 50 men allowed inside the Melbourne Gaol to witness the drop.



Search under way after US military heli-plane 'mishap' off Queensland coast

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 21:58:04 GMT

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A search is under way after a US military heli-plane crashed off the coast of Queensland.



Prescription opioid epidemic coming to Australia

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 13:44:03 GMT

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Prescription opioid painkillers were so common on the streets of Sydney's Darlinghurst and Kings Cross that recovering addict John*, 49, found them easier to buy than heroin, his "stone" of choice.  



Pray and act: Church leaders, lobby groups battle Victorian euthanasia bill

Sun, 06 Aug 2017 20:18:05 GMT

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Right to Life is not known for its subtlety in a fight.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday August 5

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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War on wages: Australians are working harder and going backwards

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 23:26:04 GMT

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Feeling the pinch? You're not alone. In real terms, Australian workers are being paid less now than in 2009. As house and energy prices skyrocket, our fabled standard of living is under attack.



CommBank ATM scandal syndicate linked to the biggest ice haul in WA history

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 08:24:05 GMT

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Money laundering syndicates linked to the CBA compliance scandal worked with drug smugglers who imported ice worth $315 million in 2015.



Centrelink accused of intimidating clients with AFP letters

Sat, 05 Aug 2017 07:56:03 GMT

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The letters bearing the AFP logo have been attacked for intimidating welfare recipients.



Record 1.5 tonnes of cocaine worth $322 million seized from Australia-bound yacht

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 03:57:05 GMT

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A massive cocaine haul bound for Australia in the hull of a yacht has been intercepted by the French Navy in the South Pacific.



Superquiz and Target, Friday August 4

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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Superquiz and Target, Thursday August 3

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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More climate scientists urgently needed for Australia, academy says

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 20:58:04 GMT

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Australia's climate research is in "urgent" need of dozens more scientists to help prepare for global warming.



Nurofen settles $3.5m class action

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:35:04 GMT

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Australians who bought a packet of Nurofen between 2011 and 2015 could be compensated after the company that makes the popular painkillers agreed to settle a consumer class action.



Husky pups immortalized as Antarctic landmarks

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 11:59:02 GMT

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Dozens of huskies used in an early exploration of Antarctica have been immortalised in the latest naming ceremony of Antarctic landmarks.



Man arrested over 'Sydney terrorism plane bomb plot' released without charge

Wed, 02 Aug 2017 13:42:03 GMT

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One of the men arrested in connection with an alleged terrorist plot to bring down a plane has been released without charge.



Interest rate risk for under-40s as debt burden balloons

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:15:00 GMT

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Home owners under 40 are "much more sensitive to interest rate changes" than in the past.



Superquiz and Target, Wednesday August 2

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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'Working for nothing': Childcare crisis pushes Sydney parents to the brink

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:23:03 GMT

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Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.



Childcare costs and availability worries plague parents, long-term survey finds

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 23:11:02 GMT

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Most parents are experiencing substantial difficulties with the financial burden and lack of availability of childcare, as costs have more than doubled for some families in just over a decade.



Australia blows away July daytime temperature records as rain bands stay south

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 05:56:02 GMT

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Australia smashed its daytime temperature records for July as another poor month for rains left skies relatively clear.



Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, August 1

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 14:01:00 GMT

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National Missing Persons Week: The search for Ursula Barwick

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 01:09:04 GMT

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Crime fiction novel created the momentum that saw the case reopened by police and Ursula found.



Mourners honour Thredbo victims on 20th anniversary of landslide

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 08:05:06 GMT

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Family and friends of the 18 people killed in the Thredbo landslide say they're still confronted by the tragedy.



Australian Defence Force launches push for more diversity in Australian military

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 07:03:04 GMT

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Defence Minister Marise Payne has launched the ADF's latest push for diversity in recruitment.



Government agrees to subsidise cancer drug Opdivo

Sun, 30 Jul 2017 03:56:05 GMT

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Thousands of Australians fighting renal and lung cancer will soon get easier access to a new drug.



Heroes of Thredbo: How Stuart Diver's rescue unfolded

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 14:15:15 GMT

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Stories of courage and survival from the Thredbo landslide, 20 years on.



Dynasties, diamonds and trusts: politics is increasingly a family affair

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 09:32:49 GMT

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How thrilling to learn the reboot of 1980s sitcom Dynasty will hit Australian television screens, via Netflix, in early October.



Chris Lilley condemned for reposting ‘Squashed N***a’ clip after Elijah Doughty verdict

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 15:13:04 GMT

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Comedian Chris Lilley has come under fire for reposting an old music clip called Squashed N***a tovia his Instagram account.



Final destination

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:04:02 GMT

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Justine Betteridge has the privilege of spending time with people who have no time to spare.



Murray-Darling: testing times expected as extended dry period approaches

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 23:16:04 GMT

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The project to reverse ecological damage in the Murray-Darling Basin is not going well.



Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday July 29

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 05:20:03 GMT

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Julia Banks citizenship doubts: Punters hang on for wild ride in swinging seat of Chisholm

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:49:02 GMT

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Voters in Julia Banks' Chisholm electorate were standing by her amid citizenship doubts.



Heinz snack has too much sugar: ACCC

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:12:04 GMT

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Product marketed to kids is not healthy and too high in sugar content, Federal Court hears.