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PM says budget must be passed - ‎1 hour ago‎
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the budget must be passed and the government will "carefully, courteously, patiently" negotiate what remains of it through parliament.
Families, elderly big losers in Budget
Report shows govt spending to outstrip income
Budget emergency remains: Cormann
Mark Nussbaum
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I just want to share an article that was written on April 14, 2014 which was shared by someone touting President Obama's prowess at cutting the national budget deficit. Let’s all give a hand to President Obama on the great job! According to Treasury Direct the budget deficit now sits at $883,730,617,511 and we still have September to rack up more of President Obama's cut in the budget deficit FY - FISCAL Year starting October 1, 2013 ...
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Mars mission: Australian scientist to help NASA choose samples brought back to ...

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
An Australian leading a scientific team on NASA's next mission to Mars will play a key role in choosing what could become the first samples brought to Earth from the red planet.
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BHP Billiton: After the break-up

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Andrew Mackenzie's initial response suggested a grain of truth, if only a grain. When asked if a spinoff of BHP's weakest assets was already in his mind in 2012 when he was campaigning to become chief executive of the world's biggest miner, he stalls.
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Victims' remains from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 return home

Washington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
Malaysia mourns as 20 bodies are brought back more than a month after Ukrainian rebels shot down their plane. Aug. 22, 2014 Malaysia soldiers carry the body of a victim from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash after arriving at Kuala Lumpur International ...
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Shi'ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

Reuters UK - ‎2 hours ago‎
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen machine gunned minority Sunni Muslims in a village mosque on Friday, killing dozens just as Baghdad was trying to build a cross-community government to fight Sunni militants whose rise has alarmed Western ...
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Obama faces calls to strike at Islamic State positions in Syria

The Australian - ‎55 minutes ago‎
THE US has signalled a broader military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria. A senior White House official said the US would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security.
Countering the call to British Muslims to jihad
May to bring in anti-extremist laws
Al Arabiya News - English
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Britain on Friday ruled out working with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to combat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), a day after the United States signaled it might extend airstrikes against the militants beyond Iraq.
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Jokowi to get tough on illegal fire-starters

Jakarta Post - ‎34 minutes ago‎
President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has vowed tough law enforcement to fix the recurring haze problem, making it clear that the local authorities know who the culprits are.

What lies beneath

Sydney Morning Herald
13 hours ago
Written by
Stephanie Wood
An Aboriginal boy went swimming in a Kakadu billabong. A Darwin man launched a tinnie at a waterhole in pursuit of barramundi. Each one, immersed in the pleasures of this land, this water.
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Released: David Eastman's murder conviction quashed after two decades

The Canberra Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
David Eastman has been released on bail after a court ruled he did not get a fair trial on charges he murdered Police Commissioner Colin Winchester.
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Jihadist was a 'muscle for hire'

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Exclusive. Khaled Sharrouf (in dark grey top) with Mike Tyson and George Alex (far. Underworld clash: Khaled Sharrouf (in dark grey top) with Mike Tyson and George Alex (far right).
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Three dead and girl, 4, fights for life after Sunshine Coast crash

Brisbane Times - ‎40 minutes ago‎
A woman and two children are dead and a 4-year-old girl is clinging to life after a horror crash on the Sunshine Coast. Investigations are continuing into the crash, which occurred at Glenview overnight.
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Yellen emphasizes caution as Fed considers raising rates

Dallas Morning News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Federal Reserve symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., attracted people such as European Central Bank President Mario Draghi, who talked with Janet Yellen on Friday.
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Financial advisers finally told to get smart

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
It has taken far too long, but the Australian financial planning industry may have crossed a Rubicon this week with AMP, NAB, Westpac and Macquarie indicating that they are moving to impose much tougher education standards on financial advisers.
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Xero shares could halve and still be overpriced - Aussie analyst

National Business Review (subscription) - ‎5 hours ago‎
Xero's XeroCon conference in Sydney has drawn crowds of partners, but not all analysts over the ditch are onboard. The latest to give the online accounting software company the bash is Select Equities' Mark Southwell-Keely.
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Former Japanese PM Naoto Kan urges Australia to wean world off uranium ...

ABC Online - ‎4 hours ago‎
Japan's prime minister during the Fukushima disaster says Australia should be trying to wean other countries away from nuclear power, not increase exports of uranium.
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Security spending gets boost from mobile, social and cloud, says Gartner

PCWorld - ‎15 hours ago‎
The increased adoption of mobile, social and cloud computing is driving growth in security spending among organizations that are also becoming more aware of threats on all those fronts.
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AC/DC Drummer: “There Is A Tour Planned For The 40th Anniversary”

Music Feeds
2 hours ago
Written by
Gregory Moskovitch
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has confirmed that the band plan on touring to celebrate their 40th anniversary. While promoting his new solo project, Rudd said the band is “ready to fire up on all cylinders again.

Bobby Bare and Mary Taylor "500 Miles and the Answer Song"

ABC Online (blog) - ‎Aug 20, 2014‎
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BREAKING: NRL Breaks Silence On ASADA Bans

TripleM Sydney - ‎36 minutes ago‎
The NRL has broken its silence on ASADA's sanctions to 12 Cronulla Sharks players who were part of the 2011 squad. NRL CEO Dave Smith says the acceptance of the bans does not mean this process is over but is happy they can move on the focusing on ...
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NRL Round 24: Parramatta upsets Manly | Photos

Wingham Chronicle - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Tim Mannah and Tepai Moeroa of the Eels tackle Justin Horo of the Sea Eagles during Parramatta's 22-12 win over Manly. Picture: Mark Kolbe/Getty Images.

Melanie Schlanger typifies Olympic reaction to Sharks bans

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎14 minutes ago‎
Following the Australian swimming orientation camp in April, after the national selection trials, swimmers were told to ready themselves for a flu shot.
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Whincup breaks Brock's V8 pole record

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎23 minutes ago‎
Five-time champion Jamie Whincup has broken the record for most pole positions in V8 Supercars championship history. The Holden star and series leader racked up pole No.58 at Sydney Motorsport Park on Saturday for the round's first 100km race, ...
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Swimming: Boyle chuffed with 800m silver behind US star

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Having won three world championship medals last year, and gold and silver at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow last month, she collected the 800m silver medal on the opening night of the Pan Pacific championships on the Gold Coast.
Lauren Boyle secures another medal chance
Lochte, Phelps vie for individual gold at Pan Pacs
Team USA
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Go Team USA!!  Congrats Matt Mclean, Ryan Lochte, Michael Phelps and Conor Dwyer for bringing home the GOLD in the Men's 4 x 200-meter freestyle relay final at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia!
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Rise of the urban 'bee'

The Weather Network - ‎14 hours ago‎
Reports showed that less than half of the bee colonies survived until the spring and now research is also linking the use of certain pesticides to bee deaths.
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Dumping Ban Urged for Australia's Iconic Reef

Thomson Reuters Foundation - ‎Aug 21, 2014‎
Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. Increased effort is needed to protect Australia's iconic Great Barrier Reef, which is in serious decline and will likely deteriorate further in the future, according to ...
The Great Neglected Reef
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Fly and cruise the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You’ll take a scenic helicopter tour from Cairns over the striking Great Barrier Reef, then cruise, snorkel and dive the reef. Book your travel activities:  #Travel   #Australia   #Cairns  #GreatBarrierReef 
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Abbott joins Greens, ALP, PUP in rejecting AMA's co-payment

Northern Star - ‎22 hours ago‎
THE Australian Medical Association's answer to the contentious GP co-payment scheme the Government is trying to get through the Senate, may not be much of an alternative after all.

It's Daffodil Day today!

Bundaberg News Mail - ‎Aug 21, 2014‎
TODAY is Cancer Council's Daffodil Day - a day when Bundaberg locals will turn the town yellow! Cancer Council Queensland is calling on the community to purchase a bunch of fresh daffodils or wear a pin to help grow hope for better treatments, hope for ...
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