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 2018-01-17 06:49 

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Consumer confidence jump unlikely to spark spending spree...

Consumers are feeling more confident this January, but it is not expected to translate into a spending spree....

 2018-01-17 06:38 

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[ Victoria ]

Amputees take swing at Victorian golf title...

Players at the 2018 Victorian Amputee Open tout the game as the perfect sport for people with disabilities....

 2018-01-17 06:36 

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Minister slams Perth Stadium ticket scalpers...

People trying to sell tickets to the free Perth Stadium Open Day are "mean and nasty", WA Tourism Minister Paul Papalia says....

 2018-01-17 06:25 

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Why there's nothing new about invented words like milkshake duck...

Efforts to coin words that people wish would exist have a long history and enjoyed a particular vogue in the early 1980s before the dawn of the internet....

 2018-01-17 06:15 

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The moment police stop a car driving down a Brisbane pedestrian boardwalk...

Surveillance camera footage shows the allegedly drunk and unlicensed woman driving down the busy boardwalk of South Bank for hundreds of metres, passing pedestrians and cyclists....

 2018-01-17 06:07 

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[ Western Australia ]

Historic hotel licensee jailed over arson insurance plot...

The former licensee of a historic hotel extensively damaged by fire on WA's south coast will spend 10 years behind bars for organising the insurance scam....

 2018-01-17 06:07 

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[ Western Australia ]

Albany hotel arson attack scam caught on CCTV...

The former licensee of an Albany hotel has been jailed after arranging for the pub to robbed and set on fire so he could pursue an insurance claim — with CCTV footage having shown him being accosted by two men....

 2018-01-17 05:44 

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Woman raises privacy concerns after food app driver sends 'disgusting' messages...

Privacy concerns are raised in the UK after a woman receives multiple messages from a driver after ordering food via the Just Eat app — which then offered her an $8 voucher for the "inconvenience"....

 2018-01-17 05:37 

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Person with disability left in car as temperature hit 38C...

Two cases of people with a disability being left unattended in hot cars prompt a warning from the NSW Ombudsman ahead of expected hot weather this weekend....

 2018-01-17 05:34 

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Pet dog's narrow escape as cyclone stirs up snakes...

Cyclone Joyce stirs up major snake activity around Broome, with a pet dog having a near miss with a deadly king brown on a family's veranda....

 2018-01-17 05:34 

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[ Western Australia ]

Swimming snake makes beeline for four-wheel-drive...

Reptiles are on the move in Broome after heavy rains from two recent cyclones that hit the area in the past month....

 2018-01-17 05:31 

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Two victims of Dubbo crash identified...

A 19-year-old woman and her boyfriend are identified as those killed in a crash that injured 10 other people in central west New South Wales yesterday....

 2018-01-17 05:24 

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Allianz, Suncorp to repay more than $60m over unnecessary car insurance...

Two insurance giants will refund a combined $65.2 million to more than 100,000 customers who were sold valueless add-on insurance through car dealerships....

 2018-01-17 05:23 

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Nanosatellite mission control centre to launch in SA...

While it won't be quite like NASA's Houston facility, a nanosatellite mission control centre will be established in suburban Adelaide to allow data gathering with a range of applications....

 2018-01-17 05:19 

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[ World ]

'Rambo' police pilot who hijacked chopper killed in operation in Venezuela...

Rogue Venezuelan helicopter pilot Oscar Perez is killed in a police operation along with six other militants, spurring Opposition complaints of human rights violations....

 2018-01-17 05:19 

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Funeral director will not face charges over coffin swap...

There is no evidence a Rockhampton funeral director committed a crime when he moved a woman's body into a cheaper casket after the funeral, Queensland Police say....

 2018-01-17 05:08 

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[ Victoria ]

Local market closes lower...

Alan Kohler reports the local share market fell Tuesday with losses for the big banks, miners and telcos....

 2018-01-17 04:33 

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'This is my last chance': Lyle dreams of golfing return after third battle with leukaemia...

Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle is daring to dream after a successful stem-cell transplant in his third fight with leukaemia....

 2018-01-17 04:33 

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[ Western Australia ]

Remnant of Cyclone Joyce rips through WA's Cunderdin as a severe thunderstorm...

Winds of up to 126 kilometres per hour struck a small Western Australia farming community on Tuesday as ex-Tropical Cyclone Joyce moved into the far south....

 2018-01-17 04:25 

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[ South Australia ]

Desert flower not as endangered as thought...

A recent survey in the South Australian outback has revealed new populations of the endangered Arckaringa daisy....

 2018-01-17 04:16 

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'Roadways a mess, no trains operating' on Sydney train strike day, minister says...

Transport Minister Andrew Constance admits it will be impossible to find alternatives to move more than 1 million passengers on Sydney's train strike day....

 2018-01-17 04:14 

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Bail decision delayed for Australian accused of spying in Cambodia...

Cambodia's Supreme Court delays a decision about bail for Australian filmmaker James Ricketson, accused of spying for a foreign state, until January 31....

 2018-01-17 03:47 

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'Stressed' principals to get $600 from NT Government...

Principals in the Northern Territory feeling under pressure can apply for $600 to go towards gym memberships and wellness programs, but concerns are raised about whether making a claim could impact an individual's career....

 2018-01-17 03:35 

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Where the slang term 'lit' came from and how big brands ruined it...

In the good old days to say that something was "lit" meant the object of discussion was somehow illuminated. But at the start of the 20th century, all of a sudden, to be "lit up" meant something entirely different....

 2018-01-17 03:30 

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Watch the near misses occurring around Brisbane's train tracks...

Nearly 200 people risked life and limb on railway crossings in Queensland this past year, with the release of footage showing just how close some motorists, pedestrians and cyclists came to disaster....

 2018-01-17 03:30 

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[ Queensland ]

Near misses with trains caught on camera...

Queensland Rail releases a sample of the almost 200 near misses its trains had with motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists in 2017....

 2018-01-17 03:09 

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Samson and Delilah director tackles the Western in powerful new film...

Sweet Country — a film that competed at last year's Venice Film Festival where it won a special jury prize — sees Australian filmmaker Warwick Thornton artfully tackle the Western, a genre well suited to examining issues of race and coloni...

 2018-01-17 02:58 

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Why Australians should worry about a housing crash...

History shows it's misguided to predict an imminent Australian housing crash, but also that it's sheer folly to write-off the possibility....

 2018-01-17 02:40 

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Man charged with sexual assault after Gold Coast joggers allegedly groped...

A Hope Island man will face court on sexual assault offences after two women complain of being touched inappropriately while out jogging....

 2018-01-17 02:37 

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[ Queensland ]

A 40-year-old man has been charged with sexual assault...

A 40-year-old man allegedly grabs a jogger on the bottom on the Gold Coast in January 2018...

 2018-01-17 02:32 

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No risk assessment carried out on prisoner before suicide, inquest finds...

All prisoners who return from court in a distressed state should be assessed, a coronial inquest into the suicide of an Adelaide Remand Centre prisoner who was subjected to lengthy court delays recommends....

 2018-01-17 02:05 

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Why we need to 'climate proof' our sports stadiums...

The Australian Open tennis and the recent Ashes series show why our sporting stadiums need to be "climate-proofed" to deal with extreme heat....

 2018-01-17 02:04 

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PM and Victorian Deputy Premier's awkward exchange over crime...

In Geelong to announce a cooperative project between state and federal governments, the Prime Minister and Victoria's Deputy Premier instead have an awkward exchange about the state's handling of youth crime....

 2018-01-17 02:04 

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[ Tasmania ]

Total fire ban for Tasmania's south...

Temperatures forecast to reach the mid-30s across the state's south and in some northern areas, combined with dry and windy conditions, prompt a total fire ban from midnight tonight....

 2018-01-17 02:04 

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[ Victoria ]

James Merlino and Malcolm Turnbull's awkward press conference...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's declaration there was "love bursting out all over the place" seemed to crumble when Victorian Deputy Premier James Merlino brought Matthew Guy into the picture....

 2018-01-17 01:59 

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Duterte's latest move against the media is straight out of a dictator's playbook...

The Philippines are one step closer to full authoritarianism, as the Duterte regime attempts to shut down a major independent news outlet, writes David Lozada....

 2018-01-17 01:55 

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After the panic in Hawaii, it might be time to bring back Bert the Turtle...

Joseph Siracusa was traumatised as a child having to practice taking shelter under his desk in case of a nuclear attack on Chicago, but after the panic in Hawaii over the weekend, he says it may be time to revive the Cold War-era safety mascot Bert the Tu...

 2018-01-17 01:49 

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Ukraine's 15yo prodigy Kostyuk dumps Rogowska from Australian Open...

We may have witnessed the birth of a brand new star as Ukraine's Marta Kostyuk, just 15 years of age, dumps local hope Olivia Rogowska from the Australian Open to continue her incredible entrance to the big time in women's tennis....

 2018-01-17 01:41 

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Home loans rebound as prices cool...

First home buyers continue to jump into a market being vacated by investors....

 2018-01-17 01:41 

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Home loans rebound as prices cool...

First home buyers continue to jump into a market being vacated by investors, lured in by new stamp duty discounts in the major markets....

 2018-01-17 01:24 

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Only a quarter of fibre-to-the-node NBN connections will reach 100Mbps...

A former NBN executive describes fibre-to-the-node connections as an obsolete technology that will "never deliver the speeds expected by consumers"....

 2018-01-17 01:14 

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SA Liberals announce anti-bullying policy with less focus on LGBTI students...

The South Australian Liberal Party announces its plans to tackle bullying in schools if it wins office, saying the Safe Schools program is too narrow and places too much emphasis on LGBTI students....

 2018-01-17 01:09 

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Pump turns to dump — bitcoin and cryptocurrency prices plummet...

Cryptocurrencies have been heavily sold off, amid fresh fears of a major regulatory crackdown in South Korea....

 2018-01-17 01:09 

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Woody Allen renounced by growing number of Hollywood stars...

A-list actors are distancing themselves from Woody Allen and his next film, heightening questions about the future of the prolific 82-year-old filmmaker in a Hollywood newly sensitive to allegations of sexual misconduct....

 2018-01-17 01:08 

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Train strike taunts: 'Belligerent Transport Minister ought to be put in a cupboard'...

The NSW Opposition Leader criticises the Government's handling of the "shambolic" train crisis, as the Sydney Business Chamber says the strike planned for later this month could cost the state $100 million....

 2018-01-17 01:08 

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[ New South Wales ]

NSW Labor calls for Premier to intervene in train driver dispute...

NSW Opposition Leader Luke Foley wants Transport Minister Andrew Constance sidelined and for Gladys Berejiklian to 'roll her sleeves up' to prevent drivers going off work later this month....

 2018-01-17 01:05 

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[ Queensland ]

History made as first live export of northern cattle heads to China...

Two years after a landmark free trade pact was signed, northern Australian cattle are en-route to China from Townsville....

 2018-01-17 00:54 

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[ Victoria ]

Tennis crowd mocks Aryna Sabalenka's grunts...

Ashleigh Barty's opening Australian Open win has been marred by her opponent Aryna Sabalenka's screeching, prompting a mocking rebuke from the Rod Laver Arena crowd....

 2018-01-17 00:53 

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What anti-vaccination groups tell us about Facebook's filter bubbles...

Did Facebook invent the "filter bubble"? Or is it created by our tendency to seek out views that fit us snugly like a well-worn T-shirt?...

 2018-01-17 00:45 

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Former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies in hospital...

Former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died in hospital, three weeks after the Boxing Day crash on the NSW south coast that claimed the life of her family members....

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