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Coalition announces $1.2bn for schools but Labor says funding 'inadequate'

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Minister Malcolm Turnbull meets school children at Parliament House in Canberra last month. Photograph: Lukas Coch/EPA. Gabrielle Chan · @gabriellechan.
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LNP spill: Springborg too 'boring' to lead

Brisbane Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg faces a leadership challenge within a week, LNP sources told Fairfax Media on Sunday. Despite Mr Springborg telling media on Sunday morning such a move would cause "ire" among his colleagues, insiders say ...
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Budget 2016: Extra $1.2b for schools to be announced in Tuesday's speech

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
Treasurer Scott Morrison before being interviewed by Laurie Oakes on the Weekend Today program, at Parliament House in Canberra. Picture Kym Smith.
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Firefighters obstructed and ambulance damaged as boy injured at party: police

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
An 18-year-old has capped off his birthday celebrations with a criminal charge after he allegedly doused an ambulance in petrol when emergency service workers were called to his party to extinguish a bonfire and treat a teenager for burns.
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Two hikers trapped on Mount Beerwah

Brisbane Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Two men remain trapped on Mount Beerwah with low cloud and rain preventing rescuers from reaching them. The pair became stuck when one of them became injured and rescuers have so far, been unable to reach them.
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Plan to cull Snowy Mountains brumbies

Sky News Australia - ‎30 minutes ago‎
Ninety per cent of the Snowy Mountains brumbies would be culled over the next two decades, under a plan released by the NSW government.
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Hundreds Arrested For Protesting 'Nazi Propaganda'

The Inquisitr - ‎3 hours ago‎
Hundreds of protesters were arrested and briefly detained by German riot police outside a congress meeting for Germany's anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party on Saturday.
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Rugby tribute for NSW teen killed in Bali

Sky News Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Hundreds of people have gathered at a rugby match in the central western NSW town of Orange to honour 16-year-old Lochie Connaughton who died in a scooter crash in Bali.
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There is a God. And He votes for Malcolm Turnbull - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
There's not much faith left in Australian politics these days but this week it emerged that there is a God and He votes for Malcolm Turnbull.
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Boy points fake gun at police officer in NSW

Sky News Australia - ‎10 hours ago‎
A teenager has been charged after allegedly pointing a fake gun in the face of a Sydney police officer. Police said the 15-year-old boy pulled what appeared to be a silver-grey coloured pistol on a sergeant in Hornsby on Saturday afternoon, dropping it ...
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Another sad day

The Monthly (subscription) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
On Tuesday we will have a budget. Months of speculation will end. Wednesday will see a media frenzy. On Thursday, the opposition leader will deliver his reply to the Budget.
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6 LJ Hooker branches have shut in Melbourne over reports of misused trust funds

Business Insider Australia - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Six LJ Hooker branches in Melbourne have been shut by Victoria's consumer watchdog over reports that agents had mismanaged client funds.
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Writers and publishers voice opposition to new copyright proposals

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The book industry industry has reacted with horror to the Productivity Commission's interim report into intellectual property, which recommends scrapping parallel-import restrictions on books and the adoption of the US system of "fair use" of copyright ...
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Qantas flight delayed over 'online threat' to plane - ‎53 minutes ago‎
A Qantas flight from Melbourne to Perth was delayed last night after a passenger raised concerns to staff, reportedly over an online threat.
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Leica's Ridiculous Screenless Camera Actually Makes Sense

Forbes - ‎11 hours ago‎
Leica's new M-D (Typ 262) has baffled many, not for its customarily high Leica price, but for the fact that unlike every other digital camera you're likely to have seen, it has no LCD screen.
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McLaren offers up sub-3000-mile, Concours-condition F1

Gizmag - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
McLaren hasn't listed the price of the 1998 F1 on offer, but expect it to break eight figures. View gallery (18 images). The McLaren F1 was the most exciting supercar of its time, and not many cars since have had its level of panache.
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Splatoon: New Set of Squid Sisters Amiibo of Nintendo to Release in July

Australia Network News - ‎1 hour ago‎
The popular lineup of Amiibo figures will get its new additions. Nintendo has announced that new characters will be introduced to its popular Wii U shooter Splatoon and will be immortalized in plastic.
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The big weapon in Australia's TV war - ‎18 hours ago‎
ONLY once in a blue moon does a television show so totally captivate an audience like Game of Thrones, and Australians can't get enough of the medieval fantasy epic.
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Why MasterChef won't be 'bigger and better' - ‎6 hours ago‎
FOR a program that's been on our screens for eight seasons and is described as the “old lady of television” by one of its judges, you'd think MasterChef Australia would be telling its viewers to expect an even bigger series this year.
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Fiery debate erupts on Sunrise - ‎6 hours ago‎
A FIERY debate erupted in the Weekend Sunrise studio when commentator Mark Latham and co-host Andrew O'Keefe clashed over feminism.
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NSW lockout laws government review revealed

Sky News Australia - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A proposal to extend NSW's controversial lockout laws across the state are among hundreds of suggestions submitted to a government review.
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Qantas unveils new uniforms

Sky News Australia - ‎19 hours ago‎
The Qantas flight deck is coming into some turbulence with a stunning new fashion shake-up. Australia's national carrier revealed their new pilot uniform on Friday, with more than 50 proud captains parading down a runway in front of 400 fashion ...
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Waratahs beat Stormers 32-30 in Cape Town thanks to late try to Michael Hooper

ABC Online - ‎51 minutes ago‎
Skipper Michael Hooper scored a late try to help the Waratahs triumph 32-30 over the 14-man Stormers on Sunday (AEST) in a Super Rugby thriller in Cape Town.
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NRL poised to make call on fresh Parramatta Eels/Anthony Watmough TPA drama

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎18 hours ago‎
EXCLUSIVE. Caught in the middle: It is likely Anthony Watmough did not benefit financially from the third-party agreement. Photo: Getty Images.
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Warriors put traumatic week behind them with victory over Dragons

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Against all the odds the Warriors pulled off a 26-10 win over the Dragons on Sunday to end a cataclysmic week for the club. The side, half filled with second string players, produced one of the best performances by the team this season for a ...
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New York Jets sign Aussie punters

ninemsn - ‎41 minutes ago‎
The New York Jets have set up an Aussie versus Aussie duel for their punting job. A day after the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos picked up Melbourne defensive lineman Adam Gotsis at the NFL Draft, the Jets selected 196cm tall Mornington ...
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How NASA Scientist And Yellow Puppet Explore Greenland's Melting Glaciers?

National Daily Press - ‎20 minutes ago‎
For a sign that Josh Willis isn't your typical NASA scientist, let's start with the name of his major new climate study: Oceans Melting Greenland.
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Dozing 'dragons' could change how we think about sleep

Tribune-Review - ‎3 hours ago‎
An electronic monitor hooked up to its brain shows activity spiking across it. Somewhere inside its reptilian subconscious, a dream may be playing out - of enjoying a satisfying meal or relaxing on a sun-baked stone.
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There's a new hypothesis about how Earth's oldest crystals were formed

ScienceAlert - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Peering back through the millennia isn't easy, and scientists working in Ireland think they've come up with a better hypothesis for how the oldest crystals on Earth originally formed.
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Reef checkers present reality of coral bleaching

The Cairns Post - ‎11 hours ago‎
A diver surveying bleached coral at Hastings Reef, off Cairns. Photo by Reef Check Australia. HERE is what is really happening to our Great Barrier Reef.
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Calls for second police commissioner in Queensland to reduce Indigenous incarceration rates

ABC Online - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Queensland Government is being petitioned to appoint a second police commissioner in Queensland, one of Indigenous heritage, to help tackle high incarceration rates.
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If you look a little older than your age, your DNA may be to blame

Miami Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
People who carried a specific gene looked two years older on average than those who did not carry this gene, according to a study published last week in Current Biology.
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Government declares $15m war on carp

Sky News Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
The federal government has declared a $15 million war on the imported fish described as one of the country's most devastating pests.
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Another Study Links Depression And Anxiety With Social Media Use

The Inquisitr - ‎1 hour ago‎
Social media - Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and others - have gone global, and that was the point after all, to keep individuals connected with others both near and far.
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