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Rich to lose tax breaks on super-sized super under future Labor government

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎8 minutes ago‎
Superannuation tax concessions for the wealthy would be wound back under a future Labor government as Bill Shorten seeks to position Labor as the party of fairness while also finding savings for a revenue-depleted budget.
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Migrant Boat Captain Steered Toward Tragedy in Mediterranean, Authorities Say

New York Times - ‎39 minutes ago‎
MINEO, Sicily - When the Italian Coast Guard first got a call Saturday night from a fishing boat alerting it to large vessel carrying migrants in the Mediterranean between the Libyan coast and Italian island of Lampedusa, it radioed the nearest commercial ship, ...

NZDF personnel leave for Australia on way to Iraq

New Zealand Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
NZDF won't say when the group will be heading to the Middle East for security reasons.. Photo / NZDF. A large contingent of Defence Force personnel to be deployed in Iraq left Ohakea Air Force Base today for Australia, the Defence Force says.
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Australia should 'get off sidelines' with 30 per cent emissions cut by 2025: report

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎11 minutes ago‎
Analysis: the case for deeper emissions cuts. Australia has been urged to rapidly accelerate its cuts to greenhouse gases, with the independent Climate Change Authority recommending the Abbott government adopt an ambitious 30 per cent reduction target ...
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Co-payment ruled out as Sussan Ley announces wide-ranging Medicare review

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Health Minister Sussan Ley has ruled out a co-payment as she prepares to launch a wide-ranging Medicare review with no major changes to be introduced until at least 2016.
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Former SS Member, on Trial in Germany, Says He Was 'Morally Complicit' at ...

New York Times - ‎22 minutes ago‎
LÜNEBURG, Germany - Seven decades after the liberation of Auschwitz, a 93-year-old former SS member at the Nazi death camp shuffled into a German court on Tuesday to answer charges of complicity in the murder of 300,000 mostly Hungarian Jews in ...
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DEA Chief to Resign Under Pressure

Wall Street Journal - ‎1 hour ago‎
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration will announce her resignation soon, according to people familiar with the matter. Michele Leonhart, who has led the agency since 2007, has been under growing pressure to depart.
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Somali militants kill at least 10 in car bomb attack on restaurant

Daily Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
MOGADISHU, April 21 (Reuters) - A suicide bomber from the Somali militant group al Shabaab on Tuesday rammed a car laden with explosives into a busy restaurant in the capital Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people and wounding more than a dozen others ...
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Locals close up shop for Stephanie Scott

Sky News Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Leeton shops and businesses will close at 1pm, the time of Stephanie Scott's funeral, as a sign of respect for the young teacher believed to be murdered.
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Radical overhaul of social policy needed to tackle 'disgraceful' levels of poverty ...

ABC Online - ‎16 hours ago‎
Government policies aimed at getting severely disadvantaged Australians into work are failing "miserably" and are in need of a radical overhaul, a report has found.
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Seeney demands committee snub explaination

Brisbane Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says Jeff Seeney would not be the right choice to head the parliamentary committee. Photo: Glenn Hunt.
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Alan Jones sued for defamation by Andrew Stoner

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Former NSW deputy premier Andrew Stoner says broadcaster Alan Jones defamed him by saying he "sold out" his farming constituency and gave favourable treatment to mining and resources companies in return for political donations to the Nationals.
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Bank inquiry roams all over the place

The Australian Financial Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
A Senate committee actually achieved some positive outcomes on Tuesday by revealing the double-edge sword involved in seeking financial advice from a financial planer employed by a major Australian bank.

Metgasco court ruling to put Mike Baird gas policy under scrutiny

The Australian - ‎6 hours ago‎
NSW Premier Mike Baird has so far dodged much flak for his gas industry policy, or lack thereof, but Friday's Metgasco court ruling could put it firmly in the spotlight.
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Farmers offer cautious welcome to Murray Goulburn capital raising plan

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Basil Ryan has been farming too long to believe that Murray Goulburn's $500 million capital raising plan will secure a bright future for the Australian dairy industry.
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Iron ore exports shrink as demand blamed for price collapse

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
Australian iron ore exports almost certainly shrank in the first three months of 2015, suggesting the 28 per cent fall in iron ore prices over the same period was influenced more by weak demand in China than supply growth from Australian miners.
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Android Wear update takes on Apple

iAfrica.com - ‎5 hours ago‎
The latest update is probably the most significant one yet, bringing much-needed WiFi support to Android Wear, so you can now access the internet and get notifications without a phone.
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This Apple Watch with gold band is not for sale

USA TODAY - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Apple Watch that's been drawing the latest buzz is one that's not available for purchase. The smartwatch in question is an Apple Watch Edition -- the high-priced option starting at $10,000 -- with an all-gold link bracelet.
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How to Keep the YouTube App If You Have an Old iPhone or iPad

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you're still clinging to your first iPhone from 2009, Google is giving you one more reason to upgrade. The company is ending support for its YouTube app on many devices manufactured before 2013, including a number of Apple gadgets, because of ...
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Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are at World's End but couldn't be closer

mirror.co.uk - ‎34 minutes ago‎
Hollywood star Johnny Depp and new wife Amber Heard looked the picture of happiness in Oz. The couple landed on a private jet in Brisbane, Australia, where the Pirates of the Caribbean star is due to resume filming the latest film in the franchise.
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Margot Robbie To Play 'Barbie' In Live-Action Film?

The Inquisitr - ‎2 hours ago‎
Margot Robbie has reportedly been picked out to portray Barbie in a live-action film that will revolve around the Mattel doll. This information was made public in the latest release from Wikileaks, which published 170,000 emails they'd gathered from the Sony ...
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Up to 2500 passengers and crew stranded outside Sydney Harbour as massive ...

New Zealand Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The time of their lives has turned into the holiday from hell for up to 2500 passengers stranded on a cruise ship, the Carnival Spirit, outside Sydney Harbour and riding a constant flow of smashing waves of more than nine metres.
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Tour news: Ed Sheeran thinks big for NZ return

New Zealand Herald - ‎54 minutes ago‎
British pop sensation plans to perform at Mt Smart Stadium in December - but says he'll still be playing solo. Ed Sheeran enjoyed the country after finishing his recent tour.
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Cooper leaves Australia to play in France

Fijivillage - ‎10 minutes ago‎
Wallabies and Reds flyhalf Quade Cooper has agreed to leave Australia and play in France for two seasons with on option for a third season with Toulon.
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Australian farmer discovers 100 million year old dinosaur fossil

Manila Bulletin - ‎4 hours ago‎
SYDNEY, April 21 (PNA/Xinhua) - An Australian farmer has found the remains of a 100 million-year-old dinosaur on his property. The giant marine predator dominated Australia's great inland sea and Robert Hacon said he was very surprised to discover ...
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Oldest evidence of life on Earth is wrong, claim Bristol scientists

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Analysis of the so-called 'world's oldest fossils' - the 3.46 billion-year-old Apex chert microfossils - suggests they aren't fossils at all.
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Australian scientists announce clinical trials of Hepatitis B virus (HBV) treatment

The News Reports - ‎9 hours ago‎
Australian scientists from Melbourne's Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research have come up with a potential cure for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infections that promises a new treatment - a combination of an antiviral drug and an anti-cancer drug.
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