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Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:47:25 +1100
Two people die after passenger train derails near Wallan north of Melbourne
The Country Fire Authority confirms the train had come off the rails near the town of Wallan, 45km north of the Victorian capital.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 16:32:08 +1100
'She was just screaming': Witness recalls confronting car fire and trying to help Hannah Clarke
Matt Gee-East was working nearby and ran to help when a car fire took hold, claiming the lives of Hannah Clarke and her children.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:05:23 +1100
Bernie Sanders answered yes to the most important question of the debate. Here's why everyone else said no
Towards the end of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas, a pretty innocuous question was thrown at the candidates. It didn't generate any fireworks. Yet, it could be the most important one asked. ...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:12:53 +1100
'Ignoring it doesn't solve the problem': Mother posts story of son's relentless bullying to Facebook
Quaden Bayles's mother posted a video of her distraught son after relentless bullying, which has now been viewed millions of times, prompting an outpouring of support from "all around the world". ...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 17:41:26 +1100
Australia extends China travel ban another week amid coronavirus threat
The Federal Government extends its coronavirus travel ban for another week until Saturday February 29.

Brisbane Times Headlines

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1000
Electorate staffer puts hand up for Labor pre-selection in Bundamba
For decades Steve Axe has worked for Bundamba MP Jo-Ann Miller as her electorate secretary and advisor. Now he wants her job.

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:00:00 +1000
'Strong judicial independence' as consensus on High Court hits low point
The percentage of High Court matters decided unanimously by its judges hit a seven-year low last year, a University of NSW study reveals.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:59:00 +1000
Why you may 'see' your thoughts (in Times New Roman)
A viral tweet about how one half of a couple 'hears' their thoughts, while the other 'sees' them has people talking about how we think.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:50:55 +1000
Private equity firm buys controlling stake in Victoria's Secret
Victoria's Secret – beset by falling sales and uncomfortable questions about its billionaire founder – is being sold off.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:47:51 +1000
'It was horrendous': Derailed train passengers were tossed around in crash
Two people have died after the Sydney to Melbourne XPT train believed to carrying 160 passengers came off the tracks near the town of Wallan about 45 kilometres north of Melbourne.

Canberra Times

Independent Australia

Fri, 03 Jan 2020 16:44:00 +1000
#1 TOP STORY OF 2019: 'We’re fed up and we will not obey you': Rebellion strikes cities across the world
The climate emergency has, here in Australia, turned into a nationwide bushfire calamity. This November article by Dr Lee Duffield well expresses the frustration felt around the world by the inactivity of leaders, receiving 94,000 unique view...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 15:30:00 +1000
Scott Morrison's politics of division
The Australian Government has fallen into one that encourages divisiveness among its citizens rather than promoting unity. read now...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +1000
Australia's unemployment crisis: The job-seeker’s game of musical chairs
Our economy has become one in which the demand for employment exceeds the number of suitable vacancies. read now...

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 07:00:00 +1000
Australia adapts to ridding itself of the Morrison Government
Nine months into his first term as elected Prime Minister, has the “miracle” man lost his halo and is Morrison’s Government on the nose? read now...

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +1000
Gas and resource companies prevail over common good
The Government has prioritised the interests of resource companies over rural communities and the environment, writes Shay Dougall. read now...

Otago Daily Times

Wed, 19 Feb 2020 17:30:16 +1200
Ammonia spill in Hawera, Taranaki - stay indoors, authorities say
One person is suffering from chemical burns after a "significant" ammonia leak at a Taranaki meat processing plant.Cordons stretching to around 1km are surrounding the site of the spill at Silver Fern Farms on Tawhiti Rd.Fire...

Tue, 18 Feb 2020 21:50:50 +1200
Elton John forced to can Auckland shows, concerts rescheduled for next year
An "incredibly disappointed" Elton John has been forced to postpone his two remaining Auckland shows.A statement released by the tour promoter said John's two Auckland shows on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour have been rescheduled...

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 18:05:27 +1200
Crews contain fire after it rips through 40 hectares in Rolleston, Canterbury
Crews have contained a large scrub fire between Rolleston and Canterbury.Four helicopters, six fire appliances and eight tankers battled the blaze, which was reported around 4.30pm.It quickly spread across 40 hectares and up to...

Sydney Morning Herald National News

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 01:00:00 +1100
'Strong judicial independence' as consensus on High Court hits low point
The percentage of High Court matters decided unanimously by its judges hit a seven-year low last year, a University of NSW study reveals.

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:47:51 +1100
'It was horrendous': Derailed train passengers were tossed around in crash
Two people have died after the Sydney to Melbourne XPT train believed to carrying 160 passengers came off the tracks near the town of Wallan about 45 kilometres north of Melbourne.

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:40:45 +1100
'I am a strong woman': Hannah Clarke spoke of determination, self-worth
"I am a survivor, not a victim," Hannah Clarke wrote on Instagram as she shared her story on the social media platform.

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:15:00 +1100
Ministers accuse federal government of prioritising budget surplus over NDIS
Liberal and Labor ministers from NSW and Victoria are demanding the federal government release $1.6 billion in NDIS funding.

Fri, 21 Feb 2020 00:10:29 +1100
There is still no place for nuclear energy in Australia
Nuclear power is expensive, slow, inflexible, uninsurable, toxic and dangerous at a time when renewable energy generation and storage is becoming faster, cheaper and more efficient.

Sydney Morning Herald World News

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:40:01 +1100
Frankfurt mass shooter 'motivated by far-right beliefs'
A man suspected of fatally shooting nine people in the German city of Hanau was found dead at his home.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 23:38:55 +1100
Best of the world in pictures
The finest photos from the wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 20:07:08 +1100
South Korea reports first coronavirus death as 2.5 million urged to stay home
The mayor of South Korea's fourth-largest city urged residents to stay indoors after a rise in new infections was traced to a church that had an infected attendee.

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 19:30:00 +1100
Spectacular, expensive, complicated: how the Democratic primaries work
Who will go up against Trump at the presidential elections in November? Democrats are deciding in a series of contests involving rock bands, streamers and fierce debate. How do the primaries work?

Thu, 20 Feb 2020 18:20:32 +1100
Gallery: The best photos from around the world
The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by our picture editors.

The Age

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

The Australian

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Course set for vote failure
Progressive politics is close to killing off the worthy idea of constitutional recognition of the indigenous peoples.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Labor props up budget with raids
Queensland Treasurer Curtis Pitt has ordered sweeping raids to prop up the cash-strapped state’s ailing budget.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:15:00 GMT
‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

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