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Intergenerational Report: political reaction

The Australian - ‎20 minutes ago‎
1.15pm: Here's a big story out of the IGR from Adam Creighton: Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry chief executive Kate Carnell says increased skilled migration is needed to deliver “significant benefits” in the long term, as well as greater ...
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Prisoner swap offer can't spare Bali pair

The Australian - ‎15 minutes ago‎
12.45pm: JULIE Bishop is concerned that Michael Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's execution would have implications, not just in Australia but more globally.
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Karmichael Hunt, Jamie Dowling and Beau Falloon face court on drug charges

Brisbane Times - ‎33 minutes ago‎
A Southport magistrate has adjourned drugs charges against Gold Coast Titans players Beau Falloon and Jamie Dowling until May. But code-hopping Queensland Reds player Karmichael Hunt is yet to appear.
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Eurovision 2015: Let's hope Europe's attitude to Guy Sebastian has improved ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎56 minutes ago‎
OPINION. Guy Sebastian will represent Australia at the 2015 Eurovision song contest. Photo: Supplied. Guy Sebastian to represent Australia at Eurovision 2015 · How Twitter reacted to Guy Sebastian as Eurovision selection · How Australia can write a ...
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Opposing Pictures of Defendant at Boston Marathon Bombing Trial

New York Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
BOSTON - Almost two years after a pair of homemade bombs brought terror and carnage to the Boston Marathon, the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev opened on Wednesday with the dramatic admission by his lead defense lawyer that her client had in fact set off ...
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ACCC targets Reckitt Benckiser over 'misleading' Nurofen claims

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎56 minutes ago‎
Fast-growing Aldi threatens Woolies and Coles. The consumer watchdog has launched legal action against drug giant Reckitt Benckiser, alleging it misled customers over claims its range of Nurofen products targeted specific areas of pain when they all ...
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Russian Activist Vows to Publish Nemtsov's Ukraine Findings

Voice of America - ‎1 hour ago‎
Russian opposition activists say they will publish documents gathered by opposition leader Boris Nemtsov before his February 27 murder that purport to show Russia's direct military role in Ukraine.
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US ambassador to South Korea injured by attacker

BBC News - ‎16 minutes ago‎
US ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert has been injured by an attacker in Seoul, officials say. The attack happened as Mr Lippert, 42, was about to attend a breakfast meeting in the capital.
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Accused murderer's 'thrill kill' fantasy

NEWS.com.au - ‎13 hours ago‎
MORGAN Huxley's alleged killer revealed a chilling murder fantasy to his psychiatrist before the Neutral Bay businessman's death, saying “it would probably be a total random, with a knife,” the Supreme Court heard yesterday.
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A 27-year-old Australian woman has died in an avalanche in Austria.

ABC Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
State police confirmed that a group of four Australians were off-piste (backcountry) snowboarding in the district of Landeck in Tyrol when they were hit by a 150-metre-wide avalanche.
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NSW state election 2015: Luke Foley invokes Annastasia Palaszczuk's victory on ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
With one foot planted in NSW and the other in Queensland on Thursday, Labor leader Luke Foley's attempt to hitch onto Annastasia Palaszczuk's thunderbolt win north of the border could not have been more literal.
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Single punch in Kings Cross: Irish tourist Patrick Lyttle calls for prosecution of his ...

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
An Irish tourist who was nearly killed when his brother felled him with a single punch in Kings Cross has called for the prosecution to be dropped, declaring that he loves his brother and just wants "to go home".

Retail sales lift 0.4% in January

The Australian - ‎1 hour ago‎
A post-New Year splurge has lifted Australian retail sales in January, continuing a rise from a pre-Christmas funk. Australian Bureau of Statistics data showed retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 0.4 per cent in January to $23.88 billion.
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Central banks can't do it alone, says RBA's Philip Lowe

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎17 minutes ago‎
Central banks need more help to encourage fearful businesses and households to open their wallets, says Reserve Bank deputy governor Philip Lowe.

Markets Live: ASX sinks below 5900

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
1:01pm: How Australia will change over the next 40 years, according to projections in the newly released Intergenerational Report: DEMOGRAPHY.
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Fortescue Seeks to Extend $4.9 Billion Debt as Ore Slumps

Bloomberg - ‎1 hour ago‎
(Bloomberg) -- Fortescue Metals Group Ltd., the world's fourth-biggest iron ore supplier, is seeking to extend the maturity on debt of $4.9 billion beyond 2021 as the plunge in raw material prices curbs profits.
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Woodside gets ACCC clearance for Apache deal

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
Woodside Petroleum got the go-ahead from the competition regulator to buy Apache's Western Australian liquefied natural gas and oil assets, part of a $US3.75 billion ($4.79 billion) deal agreed in December.
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Netflix takes it on the chin on net neutrality

Business Spectator - ‎1 hour ago‎
Netflix is finally here and on March 24 the US streaming giant is finally going to open its doors to an Australian market that has been surreptitiously accessing the service for some time now.
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Give your feet some raging bull inspiration - Lambo runners!

The Queensland Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
YOU may not be able to achieve 0-100kmh in less than four seconds, but at least you'll look fast in these new Lamborghini running shoes.
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Tony Abbott is a car crash of a human being, says comedian John Oliver

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎37 minutes ago‎
Prime Minister Tony Abbott may have survived a recent challenge to his leadership, but his days are numbered, John Oliver says. "It's like watching a truck jack-knife on a road," Oliver says, clearly relishing the suspense.
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REMI Wins the 2014 Australian Music Prize

Rolling Stone Australia - ‎33 minutes ago‎
"It wasn't even in the scope. We were just rocking up there because we didn't want to look like assholes". On a lunch break at his day job in Melbourne after taking a flight home last night straight after the ceremony in Sydney, 23-year-old rapper, REMI, talks of ...
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Watson future in doubt after Aussie run riot

SuperSport - ‎3 hours ago‎
Australia captain Michael Clarke says Shane Watson coped well with his axing from Wednesday's World Cup clash against Afghanistan, a decision which may have signalled the end of his one-day career.
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"Living dinosaur" moth discovered in Australia

CBS News - ‎6 hours ago‎
A moth with iridescent gold and purple wings that dates back to at least 40 million years ago has been discovered in Australia. About the size of a small coin, scientists are calling Enigmatinea glatzella a living dinosaur.
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2 new spider species dubbed 'Sparklemuffin' and 'Skeletorus'

KSL.com - ‎1 hour ago‎
AUSTRALIA - Peacock spiders are popular for their bright colors and intricate dances, and two new species received quirky names to match.
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Dealing badly with stress even as a teen 'increases risk of heart disease'

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
A new study suggests the worse a person deals with stress when young, the more likely they will develop heart disease later in life.
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Australian science research facilities prepare for shutdown as government ...

The Guardian - ‎32 minutes ago‎
More than two dozen research facilities are preparing to shut down as administrators warn Australian science is suffering “immense” damage as a result of the federal government's refusal to guarantee critical infrastructure funding.
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