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Disgraced former MP Milton Orkopoulos accused of breaching parole

59 min 43 sec ago
The convicted paedophile will have to face court and could return to prison after allegedly failing to comply with his parole conditions.
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Dokic warns Barty to be wary of opponents who'll now 'swing freely'

1 hour 32 sec ago
Jelena Dokic warns Ashleigh Barty will now confront opponents who have “nothing to lose” as she strives to handle the pressure of trying to end Australia’s singles drought at the Australian Open.
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Specialists and funds must come clean on health costs

1 hour 2 min ago
A website to help people with information on their private health insurance is a very small step in the right direction.
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Pot and pills: more older Aussies reaching for illicit drugs

1 hour 8 min ago
Almost twice as many older Australians are using illegal drugs, with increasing numbers of people aged 60 and over reaching for illicit substances like cannabis and black market pharmaceuticals.
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Treasurer: Climate's economic threat requires 'balanced approach'

1 hour 12 min ago
Josh Frydenberg says the Coalition will not compromise "the strength of the economy" to manage rising environmental concerns.
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Landowners unexpectedly double the price of Bali bombing memorial site

1 hour 13 min ago
After a decade of negotiations, there has been another twist in the campaign for a peace park to honour the victims of the 2002 terror attack.
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Labor MP seeks to bankrupt real estate agent over $115,000 debt

1 hour 18 min ago
Bankstown MP Tania Mihailuk is seeking to bankrupt a Yagoona real estate agent and former council candidate over a legal bill totalling almost $115,000.
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APRA could oversee Facebook's controversial cryptocurrency play Libra

1 hour 19 min ago
Mark Zuckerberg wants customers to be able to spend Libra through a Facebook-owned digital wallet, Calibra.
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Academic accused of threatening biological hazard in letters to university

1 hour 23 min ago
Outside court, a lawyer for Dianne Jolley said police clearly believe such threats were made, but "my client didn't do that".
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ASX snaps record streak as China virus spooks Asian markets

1 hour 28 min ago
The local bourse paused for breath on Tuesday after tapping fresh record highs for five sessions straight, edging lower as Woolworths closed above $40 for the first time.
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Perth man fighting for life after being allegedly stabbed by son

1 hour 50 min ago
Police were called to a home in Britannia Avenue in Beeliar about 4.15pm on Sunday following reports of a family altercation.
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School hall at Lane Cove Public School catches fire

1 hour 56 min ago
Multiple fire crews have been called to a northern Sydney public school after its hall went up in flames on Tuesday afternoon.
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A shark walks into a (sand)bar: New species of 'walking shark' found

1 hour 59 min ago
The sharks can use their fins to walk in shallow water while hunting, but beachgoers can relax - the sharks are less than a metre long and prefer small fish.
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The local coaches on Western Sydney Wanderers' radar

2 hours 1 min ago
Hundreds of CVs have already landed in the inbox of the Wanderers but the club will likely look for a local coach to replace Markus Babbel.
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Country facing a lost decade of growth, warns the ANZ

2 hours 2 min ago
Australia faces a lost decade of growth, the ANZ has warned, that will keep a lid on living standards and hurt plans for budget surpluses.
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Award-winning Oz filmmaker attacks 'dinosaur ally' Morrison at Davos

2 hours 7 min ago
The world needs new leaders and "despite my prime minister's appreciation of coal it is a fossil he is holding", Lynette Wallworth tells world leaders.
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Widow pleads for clues after husband and his guide dog killed in crash

2 hours 10 min ago
The widow of a man who was killed along with his guide dog when he was hit by a car last year has appealed to anyone with information about the crash to contact police.
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Crime, punishment and just mercy, Alabama-style

2 hours 24 min ago
Distilled from a true story, Just Mercy is a gripping death row thriller which frames Kafkaesque shortcomings in the US criminal justice system.
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The country kitchen table: the scene of drought despair ... and hope

2 hours 35 min ago
Grace Brennan's idea to connect struggling, drought-stricken rural businesses to big consumer markets through social media has paid bigger dividends.
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Heatwave conditions to hit worst at night as further SEQ storms loom

2 hours 41 min ago
Though the mercury in Brisbane dropped to around 25 degrees overnight, moisture in the atmosphere left it feeling above 30.
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