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Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:42:42 +1000
Optus hands rest of World Cup group matches to SBS after streaming debacle
Optus announces all World Cup matches will be simulcast on SBS from tonight until the end of the group stage and customers who have already paid to access their coverage during the tournament will receive refunds. ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:13:16 +1000
'Having a pet die is an absolutely terrible thing': Senate announces inquiry into pet food industry
Australia's $4 billion pet food industry will be scrutinised by a parliamentary inquiry after reports plastic, metal and mould was found in some foods and one popular brand being implicated in more than 100 dogs falling ...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 20:18:18 +1000
Tax cut plan's first two stages passed by Senate
The Senate passes the first two stages of the Government's income tax cut plan, but rejects the final part of the plan, which could take effect in seven years and apply to high-income earners.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:44:30 +1000
'I'm doing this so the girls feel empowered': Joyce's wife speaks publicly
Natalie Joyce, the wife of former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce, speaks for the first time since his affair with staffer Vikki Campion became public.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 19:56:40 +1000
700 jobs lost as Toys 'R' Us shuts its doors
Administrators failed to secure a buyer for the chain of 44 toys and baby goods stores, which entered voluntary administration in May.

Australian World News

Tue, 08 May 2018 10:48:15 +1000
Melania Trump launches 'Be Best' campaign targeting cyberbullying
The first lady launches her 'Be Best' public awareness campaign, despite criticism her husband has worsened online bullying — one of the issues she hopes to combat.

Tue, 08 May 2018 09:22:57 +1000
Iran deal or no deal? Donald Trump facing serious pressure
Opposing the Iran deal was one of Donald Trump's signature campaign platforms, but as the deadline looms for him to either re-certify it or dump it the President is under serious international pressure not to do it, writ...

Tue, 08 May 2018 08:19:56 +1000
'Mission accomplished': Hezbollah makes big gains in Lebanon elections
Shia group Hezbollah and its political allies pick up seats, giving another boost to Iran's allies in Lebanon and Syria, where Tehran's influence has grown in recent years.

Tue, 08 May 2018 06:33:35 +1000
Trump to reveal fate of Iran nuclear deal
Donald Trump says he will announce his decision on whether to keep the US in the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday (US time) as European allies make last-ditch efforts to convince the US President not to pull out of the agree...

Tue, 08 May 2018 06:03:17 +1000
Critics say plastic capture system will trap marine life, add more garbage to ocean
Young entrepreneur Boyan Slat is getting ready to send a huge clean-up device to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but some experts believe it's already doomed to fail.

Brisbane Times Headlines

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:56:06 +1000
Walkers over cars: Council proposes drastic changes to make CBD more pedestrian friendly
Signal changes to reduce waiting times for walkers, getting rid of some parking lanes and introducing a 30km/h speed limit are all ideas being considered to create a "pedestrian priority CBD".

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:54:20 +1000
'She’s the one!': Joshua Davies texted friend to say he couldn’t wait to be a dad
Landmark Queensland decision brings hope out of tragedy for Toowoomba woman Ayla Cresswell.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:54:04 +1000
Almost 550 Telstra jobs in Queensland 'in the firing line', union says
The Community and Public Sector Union is particularly concerned about up to 540 jobs in Telstra's Townsville and Maryborough call centres.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:53:03 +1000
Bail hearing for accused child sex abuser Malka Leifer postponed again
A third and final bail hearing has been set for July 1 to decide whether Ms Leifer was faking a mental illness.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:29:56 +1000
Residents say Brisbane has good weather, bad public transport
People love Brisbane’s weather and loathe the public transport system but can’t decide if the overall quality of life is on the improve or decline.

Canberra Times

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 23:03:00 +1000
Never mind the tax, it's wage growth that's making us glum
Why do politicians keep going on and on about tax when they must know it’s not our real concern?

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:56:06 +1000
Walkers over cars: Council proposes drastic changes to make CBD more pedestrian friendly
Signal changes to reduce waiting times for walkers, getting rid of some parking lanes and introducing a 30km/h speed limit are all ideas being considered to create a "pedestrian priority CBD".

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:54:20 +1000
'She’s the one!': Joshua Davies texted friend to say he couldn’t wait to be a dad
Landmark Queensland decision brings hope out of tragedy for Toowoomba woman Ayla Cresswell.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:54:04 +1000
Almost 550 Telstra jobs in Queensland 'in the firing line', union says
The Community and Public Sector Union is particularly concerned about up to 540 jobs in Telstra's Townsville and Maryborough call centres.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:53:03 +1000
Bail hearing for accused child sex abuser Malka Leifer postponed again
A third and final bail hearing has been set for July 1 to decide whether Ms Leifer was faking a mental illness.

Independent Australia

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +1000
Fiercely protecting the ABC and Michelle Guthrie
Is ABC Managing Director Michelle Guthrie a public champion for the cause? Senior editor Michelle Pini reports. read now...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 16:30:00 +1000
Eurydice Dixon: Changing the culture of sexual entitlement
Jane Salmon was assaulted as a young girl. She shares her very personal response to the murder of young comedian, Eurydice Dixon. read now...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:00:00 +1000
CARTOONS: The ABC of Mark David
Mark David goes to a blue-tied brawl. read now...

Tue, 19 Jun 2018 12:00:00 +1000
Press Council refuses to investigate The Australian over multiple falsehoods
The Australian Press Council has declined in investigate an article in The Australian by its former editor, Chris Mitchell, attacking Julia Gillard, despite the piece containing at least five clear errors of fact. read now...

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 08:00:00 +1000
Australia, 2018: Lies, cover-ups and suppression of free speech
Propaganda about an endless "war on terror" and a succession of enemies has led to the slow creep of suppression of inquiry. read now...

Otago Daily Times

Wed, 01 Nov 2017 15:19:43 +1200
Lawyer: Korean triple murder suspect agrees to extradition
A man wanted in connection with murders of three of his family members in South Korea has agreed to be extradited, his lawyer has confirmed.Sungkwan Kim, 33, appeared at the North Shore District Court today where his name suppression...

Sydney Morning Herald National News

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:56:06 +1000
Walkers over cars: Council proposes drastic changes to make CBD more pedestrian friendly
Signal changes to reduce waiting times for walkers, getting rid of some parking lanes and introducing a 30km/h speed limit are all ideas being considered to create a "pedestrian priority CBD".

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:54:20 +1000
'She’s the one!': Joshua Davies texted friend to say he couldn’t wait to be a dad
Landmark Queensland decision brings hope out of tragedy for Toowoomba woman Ayla Cresswell.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:54:04 +1000
Almost 550 Telstra jobs in Queensland 'in the firing line', union says
The Community and Public Sector Union is particularly concerned about up to 540 jobs in Telstra's Townsville and Maryborough call centres.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:29:56 +1000
Residents say Brisbane has good weather, bad public transport
People love Brisbane’s weather and loathe the public transport system but can’t decide if the overall quality of life is on the improve or decline.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:28:12 +1000
Queensland turns winter wonderland during record-breaking winter week
Thursday will be a dark day in Queensland as we reach the shortest day of the year, with 10 hours and 24 minutes of daylight expected.

Sydney Morning Herald World News

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 22:53:03 +1000
Bail hearing for accused child sex abuser Malka Leifer postponed again
A third and final bail hearing has been set for July 1 to decide whether Ms Leifer was faking a mental illness.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 18:27:24 +1000
Hoping for $2000 for families separated at the US border, they raised over $10 million
A couple from San Francisco were hoping they could make bail for a single parent, but they've now given hope to thousands.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:31:43 +1000
Mafia snitch reignites hunt for Caravaggio work missing for 50 years
Nearly 50 years after it vanished, Italy has opened a fresh investigation into the theft of a Caravaggio that would today be worth $23 million.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 17:18:51 +1000
China rolls out red carpet for Kim Jong-un in Beijing
Xi Jinping and Kim toast with red wine as the Chinese leader says he will support 'socialist reform' in North Korea.

Wed, 20 Jun 2018 15:54:17 +1000
Canadian senate passes weed bill
The Canadian Senate has passed a government's bill to legalise cannabis, making the country soon to be the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.

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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