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 2018-06-25 02:06 

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Coroner opens inquest into 2016 deaths from thunderstorm asthma...

A coronial inquest into the thunderstorm asthma event that killed ten people in November 2016 has opened in Melbourne today....

 2018-06-24 20:05 

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims Turkish presidency...

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has just claimed victory in his bid for a presidency with expanded powers....

 2018-06-22 22:07 

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NSW dodges confessional seal in child abuse sentencing reforms...

The New South Wales government has created new laws around sentencing and the criminal justice process in cases of child sexual abuse, but it hasn't acted on forcing Catholic priests to break the confessional seal in cases of child abuse....

 2018-06-22 22:05 

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Major European companies warn UK to speed up Brexit talks...

Aerospace company Airbus and the car manufacturer BMW are warning the UK they're facing difficult decisions that could cost jobs if Brexit discussions don't make more progress....

 2018-06-22 22:01 

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Trump holds media conference on crime committed by immigrants...

Donald Trump has held a media conference with victims of crime committed...

 2018-06-22 21:00 

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Pacific Review...

A roundup of major stories from the Pacific this week, featuring the people involved and affected....

 2018-06-22 08:30 

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Gov't loses court case to confiscate mobiles from immigration detainees...

Detainees in immigration detention centres around the country will be allowed to keep mobile phones. A Federal Court ruling today put an end to efforts by the Turnbull Government to confiscate their link to the outside world....

 2018-06-22 08:30 

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Australia's largest live sheep exporter's license suspended...

In a new blow to the live export industry, the export company Emanuel Exports has had its licence suspended today. It's the company at the centre of public outrage earlier this year over scenes of dead and heat-stressed sheep in a shipment to the Midd...

 2018-06-22 02:05 

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Labor promises by-elections will ruin Turnbull's tax win...

Malcolm Turnbull is heralding the Coalition's income tax cuts as a win for all Australians, but Labor argues the real test of whether the public buys that claim will come in five weeks' time in a series of by-elections....

 2018-06-21 20:07 

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Melania visits child camp, GOP split on immigration reform...

Melania Trump made a surprise tour of a child immigration facility on the US-Mexican border to see conditions for herself as her husband, President Trump, deals with the fallout from the controversial policy of family separation....

 2018-06-21 08:30 

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Millions of Australians to benefit from personal income tax cuts...

The Federal Government has passed its $144 billion personal income tax cut package with the help of the crossbench. The Prime Minister says it's a fair plan but Labor says it benefits the high end of town....

 2018-06-21 02:05 

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Senate passes income tax cuts by $144 billion over the next 7 years...

The Senate is on the cusp of passing the Federal Government's $144 billion income tax cuts, after the Coalition secured the support of two senators from One Nation and two from the Centre Alliance....

 2018-06-20 21:00 

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PNG: PM calls for calm in troubled Highlands region...

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill is calling for calm in the tense Southern Highlands region, amid growing concern for the safety of travellers and especially women in the region....

 2018-06-20 20:05 

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Tax cuts expected to pass Senate...

Personal income tax cuts worth billions of dollars are likely to pass the Senate today, with One Nation confirming its support. Party leader Pauline Hanson has told AM her party will back the tax package in full....

 2018-06-20 08:30 

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The fallout from Telstra's job cuts...

Telstra's corporate restructure has sparked one of the biggest rounds of job cuts in Australian history. About 8,000 employees and contractor positions are expected to go in the name of efficiency....

 2018-06-20 02:06 

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Telstra defends decision to shed 8,000 jobs...

Eight thousand staff will go from Telstra over the next three years - but Australia's largest telecommunications company argues it's making the decision in the best interests of customers....

 2018-06-19 22:01 

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Telstra to shed 8,000 jobs in major restructure...

Eight thousand Telstra employees are set to lose their jobs in what is a major restructuring of the telecommunications giant that will include the hiving off of its infrastructure business....

 2018-06-19 22:00 

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Most Australians not concerned by threat of foreign interference...

The Federal Government wants to stamp out foreign interference in our political system, but a new poll shows a majority of Australians don't believe it poses a critical threat....

 2018-06-19 22:00 

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Julian Assange's health is declining due to six year stint in Ecuadorean embassy...

Supporters of Julian Assange have gathered at a vigil in London to mark the sixth anniversary of the Wikileaks founder entering the Ecuadorean embassy to seek asylum....

 2018-06-19 08:30 

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Chinese ambassador accuses some in Australia of having a cold war mentality...

Australia's relationship with China has been the subject of a conference in Parliament House in Canberra today just as that relationship's been coming under increased strain....

 2018-06-19 02:06 

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Chinese ambassador hosts forum for Australian businesses...

Australian businesses hoping to get a foothold in China have travelled to Canberra today for a rare audience with the Chinese Ambassador Cheng Jingye....

 2018-06-18 22:01 

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Angela Merkel under pressure to limit influx of refugees...

The ongoing refugee crisis in Europe is likely to make for a tumultuous meeting of EU leaders this month, with Angela Merkel now under pressure to restrict entry at Germany's border....

 2018-06-18 20:00 

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Vanuatu: Huge win for young people as government passes "Yut bil"...

Vanuatu has become the first Pacific nation to establish a National Youth Authority; what does it mean for young people in the country and how much power will the new body have?...

 2018-06-18 08:31 

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Thousands to gather for Eurydice Dixon vigil...

Thousands gathered tonight for a vigil at Princes Park in Melbourne to pay tribute to young comedian Eurydice Dixon, who was raped and murdered on her way from performing in a stand-up gig last week....

 2018-06-18 08:30 

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Clive Palmer launches fresh political tilt...

Clive Palmer has returned to Parliament House two years after he left as the member for Fairfax after his Palmer United Party had all but collapsed - so why is he back?...

 2018-06-18 02:13 

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Fed Govt says ABC will 'always' be well-resourced...

The Coalition has unambiguous ruled out privatising the ABC, saying the national broadcaster will always be well-resourced and in public hands. But some cross-bench senators have advised the Liberal Party to listen to its members and wind back the reach o...

 2018-06-18 02:05 

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Dreamworld inquest: Ride broke down several times before fatal accident...

An inquest into the deaths of four people on a ride at the Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld two years ago has heard the ride had broken several times on the day of the accident....

 2018-06-17 22:00 

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Farmers push for wild deer numbers to be controlled...

You might think deer are cute and 'bambi' comes to mind. But wild deer are causing big problems for farmers in New South Wales, destroying everything from crops and grazing land to the flowers in backyards....

 2018-06-17 22:00 

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Labor yet to support the Government's signature tax packages...

The Government is anxious to have two of its signature tax packages passed, in the final session of Federal Parliament before the long-winter break....

 2018-06-17 20:00 

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PNG government under fire from political rivals amid Highlands crisis...

PNG's Southern Highlands remains in a state of emergency after a plane and a courthouse in Mendi were set alight in a dispute over election results....

 2018-06-15 22:21 

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Dispute breaks out between Lebanon's Foreign Minister and UN...

A bitter dispute's broken out between the UN refugee agency and Lebanon's foreign minister who accuses the UN of undermining Lebanese sovereignty....

 2018-06-15 22:01 

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China tariffs, North Korea and Manafort: US President...

Overnight, Donald Trump slapped billions of dollars of tariffs on China, saw his former campaign manager jailed and defended his deal with North Korea....

 2018-06-15 21:30 

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Australian Country Style...
 2018-06-15 21:00 

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Pacific Review...
 2018-06-15 07:02 

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ASIC launches action against Westpac over financial advice...

Australia's corporate regulator has launched legal proceedings against Westpac. The Federal Court will hear claims that one of the bank's financial planners provided advice that was not in the best interests of Westpac's clients....

 2018-06-15 02:06 

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Stop making women responsible for men's violence: Jane Gil...

Police warnings to women in the wake of the murder of Eurydice Dixon has sparked public anger. Author Jane Gilmore says the message from police and the media is always that women are responsible for keeping themselves safe from violent men; never that men...

 2018-06-15 01:00 

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The women of the Brooklyn Navy Yards...

Jennifer Egan time travels to the New York of WW2...

 2018-06-14 22:01 

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Special Forces soldier who gave evidence to inquiry threatened...

A threatening letter has been sent to a Special Forces soldier who gave evidence to an inquiry into the conduct of troops in Afghanistan. The inquiry is investigating the behaviour and culture of the SAS regiment, and the ADF....

 2018-06-14 20:05 

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Memorial services mark one year since Grenfell Tower fire...

Throughout Britain, memorial services have been held to remember the 72 people who died in the blaze that ripped through a West London housing block last year....

 2018-06-14 07:02 

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Pompeo seeks to calm relations with Asian allies...

In the wake of the Trump-Kim summit, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denying claims from North Korean media that the US will ease sanctions as the regime starts to de-nuclearise. He says sanctions will ease only after North Korea has completely scrap...

 2018-06-14 02:07 

Radio Australia

Nazi flag reveals lip service to ADF diversity: military expert...

Condemnation of the ADF has been swift after news that Australian soldiers flew a Nazi swastika flag over a military vehicle while on duty in Afghanistan in 2007. Defence expert Ben Wadham says there is a long association of right-wing sympathisers in the...

 2018-06-13 22:07 

Radio Australia

University funding freeze to hit regional campuses hardest...

Universities struck by a Federal Government funding freeze will be forced to go without up to 15 per cent of their base funding. Data obtained by the ABC reveals regional universities will be hit hard, the impact greater than Australia's top-ranked in...

 2018-06-13 22:00 

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Jewish community 'revolted' by photo of Aust military vehicle flying swastika flag...

The Jewish community says it's revolted by a photo showing an Australian military vehicle flying a Nazi swastika flag. The ABC's Investigations Unit has obtained the photograph, which was taken in Afghanistan in 2007....

 2018-06-13 20:00 

Radio Australia

Pacific kids go to Russia for the FIFA World Cup...

When Russia takes on Saudi Arabia in Moscow, among the crowd will be a small group of children from the Pacific, who have travelled across the globe to experience the World Cup first hand....

 2018-06-13 08:31 

Radio Australia

Confusion surrounds reaction in Canberra to nuke summit...

There are differing interpretations from members of the Government to President Trump's announcement of an end to war games between American and South Korean militaries....

 2018-06-13 02:05 

Radio Australia

Gov't accepts 104 recommendations from the Child Sexual Abuse Royal Commission...

The Federal Government has accepted 104 of the 122 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse. Survivors have also been told they will soon be able to apply for financial assistance and a formal apology will be issued in October....

 2018-06-12 22:00 

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US Democrats slam Trump's US-NK summit meeting...

In Washington, Democrat leaders have slammed Donald Trump's meeting with Mr Kim, criticising the president for legitimising a brutal dictatorship and securing no concrete guarantees in return....

 2018-06-12 20:00 

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Gold medal decision still pending for Toua...

PNG Weightlifting Federation still waiting for confirmation that Dika Toua has been upgraded from Commonwealth Games silver to gold, after her Indian opponent failed a dope test following her victory in the 53 kilogram category on the Gold Coast....

 2018-06-12 07:21 

Radio Australia

Trump-Jong-un meeting "astonishing to watch"...

The devil, of course, will be in the detail of this historic meeting between North Korea's Kim Jong-un and US President Donald Trump. PM speaks to Stephen Nagy, a Distinguished Fellow at the Asia Pacific Foundation....

 2018-06-12 02:18 

Radio Australia

Social robots teaching students life skills...

A new breed of social robot is being trialled with children and young people on the autistic spectrum. Researchers at UNSW and CSIRO say the reliability and predictability of robots can reduce anxiety about social interaction for children on the spectrum....

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