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 2018-09-21 20:36 

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[ World ]

Doomsday Vault needs to plug leak caused by climate change...

Climate change in the Arctic is happening so quickly, the Norwegian Government has been forced to spend $A17 million to fix a subterranean vault that is preserving the world's seeds....

 2018-09-21 20:36 

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[ World ]

Critically endangered birds hitch ride on plane in last-ditch conservation effort...

There are only a few dozen orange-bellied parrots left alive in the wild, so this species will be flown to Tasmania by plane, rather than migrating naturally, in a desperate effort to prevent their extinction....

 2018-09-21 20:34 

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[ World ]

Waves of discontent as storm hits Perth-based renewable energy darling...

The home-grown technology of Carnegie Clean Energy to harvest the power of waves has, until now, been irresistible to politicians of all stripes and thousands of small investors, but a storm has hit and the wave energy dream appears in doubt....

 2018-09-21 20:10 

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[ Tasmania ]

Mayor grateful no lives lost in train derailment as clean up begins...

Efforts begin to clear the site of a deliberate train derailment in north-west Tasmania after operators of a driverless train lost control of the locomotive before deliberately crashed it into fencing....

 2018-09-21 20:00 

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From toxic dump to wedding venue — how abandoned mines can be reborn...

More than 50,000 abandoned mine sites dot Australia, but they can be transformed into valuable assets from solar farms to lakes and even wedding venues, writes Mohan Yellishetty....

 2018-09-21 19:35 

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The impact of cancer on sex something not talked about enough...

A cancer diagnosis is traumatic curve ball no-one expects, but the effect the disease and subsequent treatment can have on a person's sex life is something rarely talked about. Patients say having that information at the outset is crucial....

 2018-09-21 19:32 

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How Buddhism helped this cancer doctor care for his dying patients...

Jonathan Page's relationships with his patients were once characterised by "coldness ... and a lack of grieving". But a mental health crisis that led him to Buddhist meditation helped change that....

 2018-09-21 19:32 

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Ladies in Black is a love letter to Sydney's refugee-enriched postwar culture...

Director Bruce Beresford has a special connection — in fact, several — with Madeleine St John's tale of shopgirls, friendship and love across cultures....

 2018-09-21 19:25 

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Stem cells can help us 'build a human heart in a dish' — but what are they, really?...

Researchers around the world have been working overtime to understand what stem cells are, how to control them, and — most importantly — what can be done with them to improve medicine for everyday people. Now, their hard work is starting to pa...

 2018-09-21 19:24 

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[ World ]

The head-spinning divide between truth and lies in Donald Trump's America...

When ABC Radio Melbourne's Rafael Epstein travelled to the United States to talk to its bewildered citizens about their media, he expected cynicism and tribalism. But he wasn't expecting the doomsaying....

 2018-09-21 19:23 

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[ World ]

Scott Morrison is urging MPs to 'make the boat go faster' but he still faces drag...

Inside the Liberal party this week there has been less paddling of individual canoes than we saw in the dying days of the Turnbull era, but it hasn't all been smooth sailing for the Good Boat Morrison, writes Laura Tingle....

 2018-09-21 19:23 

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[ World ]

'They just want a token white face': Unqualified Australians teaching English causing alarm...

Education experts in Australia voice concern over the number unqualified foreign English teachers hired overseas based on their "white face" and who are teaching simply to make some money to "stay afloat"....

 2018-09-21 19:22 

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[ World ]

A diplomat, a 'spy', and a Trump staffer walk into a London bar......

The inside story of that meeting between Australia's then High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer and Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos....

 2018-09-21 19:19 

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[ World ]

Trump questions whether alleged assault by Kavanaugh 'was as bad as she says'...

Abandoning his previous restraint, President Donald Trump challenges the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault, declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement....

 2018-09-21 18:47 

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'Australian Antiques Roadshow' uncovers ancient artefacts found by farmers...

On Australian farms, families have been uncovering ancient Aboriginal artefacts for generations and now they're being encouraged to show them to researchers....

 2018-09-21 14:49 

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'We cannot make progress': May says Brexit talks at an impasse...

British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union must offer a counterproposal to break the current impasse in Brexit negotiations after EU leaders rejected her proposals for leaving the bloc without offering an alternative....

 2018-09-21 14:04 

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Japanese PM to make historic visit to Darwin 75 years after World War II bombings...

Seventy-five years after his nation's imperial forces bombed Darwin, Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will make a historic visit to the city to help cement modern day relations with Australia....

 2018-09-21 14:03 

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Got a welfare debt? You might be banned from travelling overseas...

Human Services Minister Michael Keenan says travel bans will be used as a measure of last resort in a bid to recoup debts totalling more than $800 million across the country....

 2018-09-21 11:45 

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[ World ]

Calls for dowry abuse to be recognised as domestic violence under Australian law...

The disturbing number of women experiencing domestic violence and even being killed by their partners as a result of dowry-related abuse is an "alarming" problem that requires an urgent national response, the first hearing of the Senate inquiry in...

 2018-09-21 11:06 

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Australian filmmaker James Ricketson pardoned for espionage...

Cambodian authorities have pardoned Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, who was last month sentenced to six years in prison for espionage....

 2018-09-21 09:29 

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Craig McLachlan to access witness phone records in sexual harassment defamation lawsuit...

Lawyers for Craig McLachlan are granted access to look through phone records and documents that have passed between people making sexual harassment allegations against him, including journalist and #MeToo campaigner Tracey Spicer....

 2018-09-21 09:24 

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AFL finals live: Can Collingwood upset the reigning premiers Richmond at a sold-out MCG?...

Collingwood take on Richmond in a blockbuster Friday night preliminary final at a sold-out MCG with a spot in the grand final up for grabs. Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary....

 2018-09-21 09:24 

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Mason Cox the X-Factor as Collingwood stuns Richmond to reach grand final...

Collingwood produces one of the great preliminary final upsets, demolishing Richmond in the first half and holding on to end the Tigers' 22-game winning streak at the MCG....

 2018-09-21 09:21 

ABC Australia

[ South Australia ]

Powell-Pepper apologises for sharing 'private image' on Instagram...

Port Adelaide's Sam Powell-Pepper is forced to publicly apologise for releasing a "private image" of him and his girlfriend in bed via his social media account....

 2018-09-21 09:18 

ABC Australia

[ New South Wales ]

The surprising bond forged by overnight radio listeners while everyone else is sleeping...

The night owls who tune in to Overnights with Rod Quinn celebrate each other's birthdays, mourn the death of a fellow listener and don't mind telling a producer not to mess with the program....

 2018-09-21 09:13 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

NRL finals live: Expect sparks to fly as the Storm host the Sharks...

Will the Sharks beat the Storm for the third time this season to book a spot in the grand final? Or will the Storm get the upper hand in the latest edition of this heated rivalry? Follow all the live scores, stats and commentary....

 2018-09-21 09:13 

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Slater stars as Storm beat Sharks to reach NRL grand final...

Billy Slater says farewell to AAMI Park with two tries, but he could be in trouble with the judiciary as Melbourne Storm seals a spot in the grand final with a comfortable win over Cronulla....

 2018-09-21 08:42 

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Retired bishop Philip Newell too ill for church disciplinary hearing, lawyer says...

An abuse survivor organisation says an application from retired Tasmanian bishop Philip Newell to suspend church tribunal proceedings against him is further traumatising for victims....

 2018-09-21 08:24 

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Malcolm Turnbull describes Tony Abbott as 'very right wing, to say the least'...

Speaking at an event in Manhattan, Malcolm Turnbull says he was the first Australian prime minister to have been in favour of same-sex marriage, and compares himself to his predecessors Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott....

 2018-09-21 08:24 

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[ World ]

Malcolm Turnbull describes Tony Abbott as a 'right-wing character, to say the least'...

Speaking at an event in Manhattan, Malcolm Turnbull says he was the first Australian prime minister to have been in favour of same-sex marriage, and compares himself to his predecessors Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott....

 2018-09-21 08:18 

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Man charged with animal cruelty over emu hit and run rampage...

A 20-year-old man who allegedly used his 4WD to mow down a mob of emus in Victoria's north-west has been charged with animal cruelty....

 2018-09-21 07:56 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Miners to launch new class actions against labour hire firms over allegedly unpaid entitlements...

The mining industry is facing four new class actions alleging that more than 25,000 workers were not paid their proper entitlement, worth up to $325 million....

 2018-09-21 07:47 

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Perth's Christmas shopping hours scaled back...

Perth shoppers will have fewer hours to complete their Christmas gift-buying in store this year as the Government scales back extended retail trading hours over the festive period, but the decision draws the business lobby's ire....

 2018-09-21 07:33 

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Adelaide man charged over false report of strawberry contamination...

South Australian police charge a man with making a false report after alleging that his daughter had bitten into a strawberry that contained a needle....

 2018-09-21 07:29 

ABC Australia

[ Western Australia ]

Jail for Catholic teacher who 'preyed on children' in chat room with ex-A Current Affair reporter...

A former teacher at a Catholic primary school in Perth could walk free within six months after being jailed for his involvement in a paedophile chat ring that included former A Current Affair journalist Ben McCormack....

 2018-09-21 07:20 

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'Exploitation via an app': Workers rights in the gig economy to come under review...

A former Fair Work ombudsman will head a Victorian Government inquiry into the exploitation of workers in the state's emerging gig-economy and on-demand industry....

 2018-09-21 07:16 

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Minister says she would back the random drug testing of NT parliamentarians...

A Northern Territory minister says she would support alcohol and drug testing for parliamentarians as well as other parts of the public service....

 2018-09-21 06:39 

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Rabbitohs announce no players breached code of conduct, contract over alleged lewd video saga...

South Sydney's alleged lewd video saga ends with the club announcing an investigation has concluded no Rabbitohs player has breached NRL rules, their playing contract or the code of conduct....

 2018-09-21 06:27 

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Disgraced MP Barry Urban charged with fraud after lying about qualifications...

Former WA Labor MP Barry Urban is arrested and charged with a dozen forgery, false evidence and attempted fraud offences following his resignation from Parliament....

 2018-09-21 06:19 

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Message in a bottle travels from Tasmania to Queensland military training site 2,000kms away...

A Tasmanian girl says she's shocked a letter she placed in a bottle two years ago has been found washed up on a Queensland beach more than 2,000 kilometres away....

 2018-09-21 06:03 

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Validity of South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption's warrants questioned...

The validity of warrants used by South Australia's Independent Commissioner Against Corruption has been thrown into doubt, following a decision by an Adelaide Magistrate....

 2018-09-21 05:52 

ABC Australia

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Fears over whether staff will come forward for ACT health review...

The Australian Medical Associations raises concerns that not enough is being done to ensure confidentiality in a systemic review of ACT Health....

 2018-09-21 05:30 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Can Brett Kavanaugh really sit on the US Supreme Court dishing out morality now?...

Supreme Court justices need to be squeaky clean to dictate everyone else's behaviour. Whatever the truth of the allegations against him, doubt has been cast on Brett Kavanaugh's character....

 2018-09-21 05:18 

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Man who burnt down Peacock Centre to be held indefinitely...

A Hobart man who burnt down the Peacock Centre mental health facility in 2016 will he held indefinitely for treatment at a secure unit at the Risdon Prison complex....

 2018-09-21 05:17 

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Fears SA children are living with 'sexual predator' known to authorities...

An investigation warns of South Australia's ongoing failure to protect children from sexual abuse, with a known sexual predator continuing to care for children in the state....

 2018-09-21 05:13 

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'Left untreated to die in pain': Coroner slams treatment of elderly men in Darwin...

The Top End Health Service is criticised for its poor communication with families and an apparent lack of of urgency in making a diagnosis that left a man to die untreated in pain, following an inquest into the death of two men in Darwin....

 2018-09-21 04:57 

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S&P raises Australia's budget outlook to stable, reaffirms AAA credit rating...

S&P says the stable outlook reflects the ratings agency's expectation the general government fiscal balance will return to surplus in the early 2020s....

 2018-09-21 04:57 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

The 12-year-old shark attack victim arrived in Brisbane on Friday, accompanied by her father....

The girl was transferred from Mackay Base Hospital to Lady Cilento Children's Hospital for treatment....

 2018-09-21 04:48 

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Strawberry sales increase as consumers rally behind farmers...

Strawberry sales bounce back after a week that featured dumped strawberries, social media-driven strawberry recipe campaigns and strong support for the industry from state and federal leaders....

 2018-09-21 04:39 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Elderly prospector unearths $110k 'Duck's Foot' nugget...

An experienced prospector discovers a large gold nugget in the shape of a duck's foot buried 800 millimetres beneath the surface in WA's northern Goldfields containing more than two kilograms of gold....

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