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Job creation centrepiece of 2016 Budget

Courier Mail - ‎6 hours ago‎
TREASURER Scott Morrison has pinned the Government's re-election hopes on job creation, tax cuts, and a steady return to surplus.
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Budget 2016: youth package focuses on work experience, wage subsidies

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Rick Morton is the social affairs writer at the The Australian with a particular policy focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme, aged care and population, but also writing on homelessness, social trends, drugs, and religion.
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Julie Hare, Kylar Loussikian

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Julie Hare has spent 15 years specialising as an education journalist. An arts graduate from the University of Newcastle, she has won numerous awards for writing and editing.
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Budget 2016: ABC cops a $48m hit, $163m in relief for commercial networks

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
Mitch Fifield said the continuation of base funding for both public broadcasters recognised previously achieved efficiencies. Picture: Stuart McEvoy.
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NSW government promises biodiversity win from land clearing laws

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
NSW "is not Queensland" when it comes to a controversial overhaul of land clearing laws, the state government has insisted, while promising to reverse decades of biodiversity decline.
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When Dutton's face became an ever-evolving meme

The Age - ‎2 hours ago‎
You'd think the staffers working for one of Australia's most prominent politicians would have known by now, that asking a journalist to censor content - and then allowing them to report this - will almost certainly trigger immediate intrigue.
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Man charged with murdering Mildura woman Karen Belej

Herald Sun - ‎4 hours ago‎
A MAN has been charged with the murder of a Mildura woman found shot dead on Sunday night. The 36-year-old Cardross man will face an out-of-sessions court hearing at Mildura Police Station tonight.
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CSIRO should delay deep job cuts until 'thorough review', Senate committee finds

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
CSIRO should halt the implementation of deep job cuts including to climate science programs until a "thorough review" of the process, a Senate committee investigating the agency found.
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John Kaye, a tireless champion of public education

The Australian - ‎2 hours ago‎
The NSW Greens have lost their most prominent MP with the death of John Kaye after a short battle with cancer. Dr Kaye was the intellectual leader of the NSW parliamentary Greens, with a particular interest in public education, renewable energy and a ...
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Sacked minister used LNP money: report

SBS - ‎11 hours ago‎
Former Turnbull government minister Stuart Robert funded the campaigns of independent Gold Coast council candidates using LNP money, it has been reported.
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BUDGET 2016: The NBN's costs could blow out even more - and it's fast running out of money

Business Insider Australia - ‎5 hours ago‎
The NBN is running out of money, with its final $8.8 billion of public funding set to be delivered by the end of the 2016/17 financial year, the 2016 federal budget reveals.
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Australia's oldest man dies aged 110

9news.com.au - ‎7 hours ago‎
February 09, 2015: At 109 he's Australia's oldest man and still with it. He's known for being a skilled and keen knitter, a craft he recently used to help little penguins affected by oil spills.
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Two injured in Pyrmont as car veers onto footpath

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Two people were sent flying over a stone wall after a car veered onto a footpath in Pyrmont just before 5pm on Tuesday. The two men were flung five metres into the air by the car's impact, witnesses said.
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The Office Of The Australian Information Commissioner Has Been Saved By The 2016 Budget

Gizmodo Australia - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner has been spared by the 2016 Federal Budget, after repeated attempts by government to de-fund and shut down the office were stymied by Opposition in the Senate.
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Border Force under fire over escape

Sky News Australia - ‎12 hours ago‎
Australian Border Force needs to 'front up' and explain how a convicted rapist being detained at a Darwin detention centre was able to escape while on a day trip to an aquarium, the chief minister says.
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Police seek witnesses after man grabs boy in primary school toilets at Grovedale

The Age - ‎8 hours ago‎
A boy has told police of how he fled from a hooded man who grabbed his arm in the toilets of a Geelong primary school. Police were informed after the student told teachers how he was grabbed on the arm by a man in the toilets of Mandama Primary School ...
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Wind gusts well over 100km/h are battering Victoria, generating massive swells

Herald Sun - ‎8 hours ago‎
WE suffered a wild ride with the weather today, amid fallen trees, high waters, power cuts; and transport, alpine and coastal areas all hit.
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Unconscious man found injured on Gold Coast road identified

ABC Online - ‎13 hours ago‎
A 26-year-old man found unconscious and with serious injuries in a road in the Gold Coast hinterland has been identified by police.
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