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Trump's chief of staff Kelly 'disgusted' his son's death has been politicised

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General John Kelly is reportedly disgusted his son's death in Afghanistan in 2010 has been dragged into a debate initiated by Donald Trump over whether former presidents called the families of slain troops.

You decide: Would you remove these children from their families?

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Can you make the impossible choice that Australian social workers make every day — whether a child should be taken away from her parents for safety reasons.

'Skid-marks on the pathway of progress': The crash that killed the entrepreneur

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The 1987 share crash wiped out fortunes and empires. The Business asks those who were there — brokers, corporate raiders and the treasurer — what went wrong and what they learnt.

Mitchell is looking for a job — any job — but he's been unemployed for a year

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Australia is in the midst of a 'jobs boom', with 54,000 new full-time positions created last month. But those seeking entry-level employment are facing more competition than ever, according to a new report from Anglicare.

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Turnbull wants us to bet on an energy trifecta without seeing the detail

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It's impossible to make a definitive judgement on the National Energy Guarantee because the policy, made on the run with obvious haste, is light on detail, Stephen Long writes.


NDIS will be rolled out late and may have staffing issues, report predicts

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The rollout of the $22 billion National Disability Insurance Scheme will be delayed and migrants might be needed to plug workforce gaps, the biggest ever review of the scheme predicts.


'It's mystifying': Richard Flanagan disinvited to Perth Festival event


Man Booker Prize winning author Richard Flanagan is angry and mystified after Perth International Arts Festival organisers invited then disinvited him to a speaking engagement in the city this week.

Compulsory jail terms for child sex offenders could have 'unintended consequences': Labor

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Labor says it will vote against mandatory sentencing for child sex offenders, saying the measure "will not make Australian children safer". But the Government has accused the Opposition of moving to "allow more paedophiles into the…


Weinstein resigns from board of his own company amid allegations


Harvey Weinstein resigns from the board of The Weinstein Company amidst allegations of sexual abuse, whilst retaining ownership of almost a quarter of stock.


Xi Jinping's speech had something for everyone, but little detail

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In the Chinese President's three-and-a-half-hour address to the nation, he promised to strengthen the military, boost prosperity and reduce disparities in wealth. But there was little detail on how he would do it, writes China…


Trump says congresswoman 'totally fabricated' comments to soldier's widow

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US President Donald Trump says he has proof he didn't tell a war widow on her way to meet her husband's casket that the soldier "knew what he signed up for".

Wannabe Aussies get green light for easier citizenship test

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Migrants wanting to become Australians have been given an assurance their applications will be processed under the current rules, after the Government fails to secure support in the Senate for its citizenship bill.


Carrie Fisher 'personally delivered' cow's tongue to sleazy Hollywood producer


Late Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher gave a cow's tongue in a Tiffany's box to a sleazy Hollywood producer two weeks after hearing that he forced himself onto a friend, a screenwriter claims.

Australians are 'binge-racing' through entire seasons in one day, Netflix says


From the Gilmore Girls to Orange is the New Black and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, the streaming service says we're increasingly watching entire seasons of television within 24 hours of them being released.

Wednesday, Oct 18

Crown Casino 'tampered with poker machines', former staff allege

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Gaming authorities vow to investigate explosive claims tabled in Parliament that Melbourne's casino altered pokies to get around regulations and reduce returns to players, which Crown denies.

Tuesday, Oct 17

'Tyrannical rule': Dumped principal at war with top girls' school

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Debra Kelliher, who once headed up one of the nation's most prestigious girls' schools, is taking her former employer and two teachers to court over allegedly defamatory emails.

Not happy with the NBN? You're not alone. Complaints have jumped 160pc

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Complaints about the NBN soar with more than 27,000 reports lodged with the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman in the last financial year.

Turnbull faces uphill battle convincing states to support new energy plan

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Victoria, Queensland and South Australia look set to make Malcolm Turnbull work hard if he wants them to support his new energy plan, with the SA Premier slamming it as a "coal energy target" and Victoria's Energy Minister calling for more…

What is the National Energy Guarantee and what does it mean for consumers?

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Malcolm Turnbull has unveiled his shiny new energy policy, complete with its own three-letter acronym to replace the doomed Clean Energy Target. Here's what it all means.

Monday, Oct 16

'A political murder': Car bomb kills Maltese journalist who exposed Panama Papers link

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An investigative journalist who exposed Malta's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers is killed in a "barbaric" car bomb so powerful it blows her vehicle into in a nearby field.

When neutron stars collide — gravitational waves lead scientists to giant deep space fireball

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For the first time, astronomers have detected a burst of gravitational waves and also glimpsed its source — in this case, an explosive collision between two dead stars — using 70 different telescopes, in what has been hailed as the dawn of…

Cabinet dumps Finkel's energy proposal for 'affordable, reliable' power plan

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A Clean Energy Target recommended by Australia's Chief Scientist Alan Finkel (pictured) will not be adopted, with the Federal Government instead proposing a new plan to bring down electricity prices.

Remains found on Victorian beach belong to missing mum

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Police say they are not treating the death of missing Melbourne mother Elisa Curry as suspicious, after confirming human remains found washed up on a beach near Anglesea in Victoria belonged to her.

Sunday, Oct 15

Julian Assange hits back at 'creepy' Clinton over Russia allegations

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Julian Assange launches a personal attack on Hillary Clinton, accusing her of lying and displaying a "cold creepiness" after the former Democratic presidential candidate tells the ABC the WikiLeaks founder is a "tool of Russian…

Where can North Korea's missiles reach?

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North Korea has threatened Australia with "disaster" — but could its missiles reach our shores? And just how much of the world is in potential danger?

Australia taking 'lead role' over threat of Chinese intrusion into universities

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The fear of Chinese Government intrusion into Western universities is sparking a push by Australia's closest allies for a more coordinated response to Beijing's aggressive tactics.

'Governments should keep out of the bedroom' says Catholic Archbishop

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Sydney's Archbishop Anthony Fisher urges parishioners in a Sunday congregation at St Mary's Cathedral in the city's CBD to maintain clarity about the definition of "real marriage".

Saturday, Oct 14

North Korea warns Australia will face disaster if it continues to support US

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North Korea criticises Australia for supporting America's tough stance on Pyongyang and says if it continues to do so, a disaster will happen.

Department of Veterans' Affairs failed suicidal veteran Jesse Bird, inquiry finds

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An official inquiry into the treatment of army veteran Jesse Bird, who took his own life, finds there were significant failings by the Department of Veterans' Affairs that increased his risk factors requiring an urgent change to protect…

Former hostage says extremists killed child, raped wife

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Freed Canadian hostage Joshua Boyle says the Haqqani terrorist group in Afghanistan killed his infant daughter in captivity and raped his wife during the years they were held hostage.

Mum of eight, two instructors killed in Queensland skydive tragedy

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Queensland woman Kerri Pike is killed during a skydive understood to have been a birthday gift from her family, along with Peter Dawson, 35, and Toby Turner, 34, while the company that employed the men suspends operations pending an…