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Shorten's tax the rich election plan - ‎1 hour ago‎
BILL Shorten has set the platform for a class warfare election by proposing to tax the successful, reverse the Coalition's corporate tax cuts and cap loans to private colleges.
Budget 2016: Shorten to block PM's tax cuts for business
Shorten outlines Labor savings plan
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Police believe man found lying in middle of Sydney street was assaulted - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man found lying on a road in Sydney's north was likely assaulted, police say. The 56-year-old man was found in the middle of West Street in Crows Nest just before 11pm last night.
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Canadian wildfire explodes in size, forces more evacuations

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Lac La Biche, Alberta: A catastrophic wildfire that has forced all 88,000 residents to flee Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, exploded tenfold in size on Thursday, cutting off evacuees in camps and shelters north of the city.
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Woman to appear in Waverley Local Court after $4.6 million 'wrongly transferred' into account - ‎15 hours ago‎
THE boyfriend of Christine Jiaxin Lee said he was in shock over allegations his girlfriend was mistakenly given $4.6m in a banking blunder that made her an accidental millionaire.

Monitoring a fragile truce in Syria - ‎7 hours ago‎
Russian servicemen in sand-coloured fatigues sit by phones and computer screens at a base in northwestern Syria, monitoring a ceasefire often on the brink of collapse.
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Doctors Without Borders pulls out of UN humanitarian summit

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
PARIS (AP) - The international medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders has pulled out of the first U.N. humanitarian summit, saying the meeting won't address the growing needs caused by war and violence across the world because of its non-binding ...
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Pakistani woman killed for 'helping friend elope' - ‎9 hours ago‎
A PAKISTANI woman was drugged, strangled and then her body set ablaze because she helped her friend elope, police said overnight, announcing the arrest of 14 people in a twist on the grim practice of “honour killings”.
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Man falls from building during police pursuit

Sky News Australia - ‎2 hours ago‎
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after falling several storeys from a building after running from police in Southbank in inner Melbourne.
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Police investigate roadside death

Courier Mail - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The woman was treated at the scene by paramedics but her condition deteriorated and she died at the scene. File Picture: Brendan Radke.
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New prison to replace Sydney's Long Bay - ‎16 minutes ago‎
The NSW government will build a new jail in southwest Sydney to tackle the rising inmate population. Minister for Corrections David Elliott says Long Bay prison, which sits on prime real estate in Sydney's eastern beaches, will be sold and replaced by ...
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It took 10 years but NAB now poised to perform

The Australian Financial Review - ‎12 hours ago‎
For the first time in 10 years National Australia Bank is offering investors a pathway to earnings growth thanks to the disposal of its poor performing bank in the United Kingdom and its life company.
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News Corp posts loss after settlement

The Australian - ‎36 minutes ago‎
News Corp has swung to a loss in its third-quarter after it reached a one-time settlement charge of $US280million at its News America Marketing unit.
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Singapore troops to train in Aust - ‎26 minutes ago‎
Townsville and Rockhampton are set to receive a cash injection as Singapore eyes a $2.25 billion expansion of existing military facilities in Queensland.
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RBA deputy Philip Lowe 'the perfect person' for bank's top job

The Australian - ‎7 hours ago‎
Reserve Bank deputy governor Philip Lowe has been appointed to replace Glenn Stevens when his 10-year term as governor ends in September, in the latest of a long line of inside appointments to the position.
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Seven serious cyber attacks spotted monthly

New Zealand Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Budget will include $20 million to establish a Computer Emergency Response Team. Photo / Dean Purcell. Seven potentially significant cyber intrusions aimed at New Zealand organisations are being detected by a Government security agency every ...
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Uncharted 4 and the Boundless Joys of Easy Mode

WIRED - ‎1 hour ago‎
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, coming May 10 for PlayStation 4, is (they say) the final entry in the flagship Sony franchise. Narratively, it certainly closes the book on the adventures of explorer Nathan Drake, he of the perpetual half-tucked, totally ...
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The BMW i8 Will Reportedly Get More Power and Range - ‎May 3, 2016‎
Details are still scarce, but it appears the BMW i8's mid-cycle refresh will include quite a few improvements. Most importantly, it will be getting more power.
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BMW Profit Slips as Battle With Mercedes Means Cheaper Cars

Greenville News - ‎7 hours ago‎
BMW AG's profit slipped 2.5 percent in the first quarter as car prices dropped amid a battle with Mercedes-Benz to retain its status as the world's biggest maker of luxury vehicles.
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Radio host apologies for Foran rumour

ninemsn - ‎22 minutes ago‎
Sydney radio host Jackie Henderson has apologised for suggesting Parramatta rugby league star Kieran Foran was the not father of his ex-partner Rebecca Pope's 11-week-old son.
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Flume celebrates new album with world tour - ‎21 hours ago‎
Sydney electronic artist Flume has announced an Australian tour later this year as part of a world trek to celebrate the release of his upcoming album, Skin.
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Iron Maiden - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, 4/05/16

Music Feeds - ‎21 hours ago‎
Seeing Iron Maiden live was a bit of a bucket list event for me. I'm not a through and through metal fan, but I believe you should see the best of pretty much any genre of music live.
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Foxtel inks delayed broadcast deals with six EPL giants

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎7 hours ago‎
Foxtel has struck back at Optus, after losing English Premier League rights to it last year, by signing new deals with six of the competition's biggest teams to broadcast the clubs' own channels.
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Damien Oliver fails breath test and stood down from riding duties at Warrnambool carnival

Herald Sun - ‎10 hours ago‎
Horse Racing: Damien Oliver was not allowed to race due to failing a breath test. May 5th 2016; 16 hours ago; /video/
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Richmond vs Hawthorn: Friday Night Forecast

The Roar - ‎4 hours ago‎
The Hawks face their bogey side on a Friday night, with a chance to remind the AFL universe who are the champions. Equally, though, the Tigers might as well pack it in for this season if they cough up another four points.

Sky abuzz with meteors, super new moon and Mercury transit

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
If the predicted clouds part and the rain holds off, sky watchers are in for a rare celestial treat this weekend. From early on Friday, and throughout the small and late hours of Saturday and Sunday, meteors will streak across the sky while, at night ...
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Climate change: Does a warming climate mean more wildfires? - ‎2 hours ago‎
While the forest fire raging in Fort McMurray, Alta., can't be blamed on climate change, it does give us a glimpse into what the future could look like.
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Scale of carp infestation in River Murray largely underestimated, fertiliser founder says

ABC Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
The creator of a fish-based fertiliser has warned carp numbers in the River Murray have been vastly underestimated and that culling them could leave a stinking problem.

The Health News – 5 May 2016

Health Professional Radio (press release) (blog) - ‎May 4, 2016‎
... • Scott Morrison's first budget will see the Federal Government save $51.4 million over the next four years by removing or amending items it pays rebates for on the Medicare Benefits Schedule (MBS).
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Source of Sydney legionnaires' disease outbreak to be known next week

ABC Online - ‎20 hours ago‎
The source of three Sydney cases of legionnaires' disease will not be known until next week when test results become available, NSW Health's Director of Communicable Diseases says.
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Do newborn babies imitate adults? New study says 'no'

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
Newborn babies do not imitate us - we imitate them - according to a new study that reignites a long-standing debate over whether or not babies are born with the ability to copy adults.
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Biotech Starpharma rises 6pc on Zika virus product

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎19 hours ago‎
Melbourne-based biotech Starpharma could play a key role in halting the sexual transmission of the dreaded Zika virus, which can cause serious complications for babies in utero.
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