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The truth: Scott Morrison has no cunning plan

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
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Company tax cuts to cost $48 billion, Treasury reveals
corporate tax cuts to cost almost $50 billion over 10 years
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Foxtel CEO Peter Tonagh blasts Optus in open letter to EPL fans

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Foxtel's new chief executive has penned an open letter to English Premier League fans telling them that Optus rejected a deal that would have allowed the pay TV provider to continue offering live coverage of the sport.
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Wildfire may stall Canada's 2Q growth - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Production cuts in Alberta's oil sands forced by a raging wildfire may cause Canadian growth to stall in the second quarter, economists warn, predicting this would help keep the central bank on hold and weigh on the Canadian dollar.
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Man fleeing police falls seven storeys at Southbank car park

The Age - ‎2 hours ago‎
A man is critical after falling around 20 metres from a balcony while fleeing police, and the incident will be the subject of an internal police investigation.
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Big boost for Singapore training in Aust - ‎54 minutes ago‎
Singapore plans to more than double the number of troops training in Australia and triple the time they can spend training. Under new arrangements Singapore will pay $2.25 billion to upgrade facilities at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area and Townsville ...
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Sydney's Long Bay jail to close when Australia's biggest prison built

The Guardian - ‎22 minutes ago‎
The NSW government will build a new prison in Sydney's south-west and close Long Bay jail. Photograph: Action Press/Rex Features.
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Air strikes kill 28 at Syrian camp

Sky News Australia - ‎5 hours ago‎
Air strikes on a camp housing Syrians uprooted by war have killed 28 people near the Turkish border, a monitoring group says, and fighting has raged in parts of northern Syria despite a temporary deal to cease hostilities in the city of Aleppo.
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Things to Know About North Korea's First Congress in Decades

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea's elite are gathered in Pyongyang ahead of their biggest political conference in decades. The Congress of the Workers' Party of Korea, the seventh of its kind and the first in 36 years, comes after months of animosity ...
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Pakistani woman killed for 'helping friend elope' - ‎12 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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Turkish PM to quit amid reports of party rift

Sky News Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says he will step down as head of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), clearing the way for him to be replaced as head of government.

Man and woman attacked with cricket bat - ‎1 hour ago‎
A man and a woman are in hospital after being beaten about the head with a cricket bat. A man and a woman have been assaulted with a cricket bat during a home invasion in Granville overnight.
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Bail, but still jail, after $4.6m bank error - ‎31 minutes ago‎
THE boyfriend of the woman who went on a multi-million dollar spending spree after a lucrative banking error has made another attempt to free her.
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Toddler dies in car rollover police describe as 'horrific'

ABC Online - ‎56 minutes ago‎
A car rollover that killed a toddler is one of the most horrific accidents police in western New South Wales have attended, officers say.
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Man beaten and left on busy road - ‎2 hours ago‎
A MAN found injured on a busy road in Sydney had been assaulted and abandoned, police have said. At about 11pm on Thursday, a 56-year-old man was discovered with head injuries lying on West Street in Crow's Nest on Sydney's north shore.
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Government shifty on budget and taxes

Switzer Financial News - ‎2 hours ago‎
After all the speeches, interviews, tirades and tweets this week, neither side of politics has been entirely honest about how we're actually going to get back to surplus.
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News Corp posts loss after settlement

The Australian - ‎4 hours ago‎
News Corp has swung to a loss in its third-quarter after it reached a one-time settlement charge of $US250million at its News America Marketing unit.
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Macquarie makes record $2.06bn profit - ‎27 minutes ago‎
Macquarie Group's annual profit has soared to a record $2.06 billion and the financial giant expects more of the same in the year ahead.
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QIC buys cattle station business NAPCo in deal bigger than S.Kidman & Co

The Australian Financial Review - ‎2 hours ago‎
QIC has purchased 80 per cent stake in the North Australian Pastoral Company - a deal bigger than S.Kidman & Co. Glenn Campbell.
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VIDEO: Samsung's flashy new SSD T3 is -the- Flash drive to USB-C

iTWire - ‎1 hour ago‎
Samsung's new next-gen SSD T3 will shock you with its shock-resistance, multi-terabyte capacity, insane performance and UBS 3.1 Type C connectivity to standard USB connector.
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Seven serious cyber attacks spotted monthly

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers have developed a game that simulates a cyber attack on corporations. Photo / Dean Purcell.
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Uncharted 4 and the Boundless Joys of Easy Mode

WIRED - ‎4 hours 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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Bill Shorten still hasn't outlined Labor's NBN plan clearly

Business Insider Australia - ‎1 hour ago‎
Labor leader Bill Shorten promised a “first-rate fibre National Broadband Network” in his budget reply last night, but stopped short of detailing whether it would be full fibre.
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Bitcoin: Craig Wright backtracks on promise to provide more evidence he created digital currency

ABC Online - ‎6 hours ago‎
Australian Craig Wright has backtracked on a promise to provide further proof that he created Bitcoin because he is "not strong enough" for the public scrutiny, raising fresh doubts over his claim.
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Michelle Guthrie rules out ads on ABC

The Australian - ‎3 hours ago‎
The new managing director of the ABC Michelle Guthrie has shut the door, in the medium term, on advertising or subscription services for the public broadcaster.
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Jackie O apologises on KIIS 1065 to Parramatta Eels NRL star Kieran Foran

Daily Mail - ‎21 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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Current affairs program anchor makes red-faced apology after dining segment shows genitalia

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The anchor of New Zealand current affairs program Story faced an embarrassing live broadcast situation on Wednesday night. Co-host Duncan Garner made a red-faced apology to viewers after the program's segment on nude dining showed a close-up of ...
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Parramatta Eels allowed to accrue NRL points while directors pursue legal action

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
Assuming the Parramatta Eels can make adjustments and come in under the salary cap, they will be allowed to accrue competition points while five directors pursue legal action against their sacking after the NRL had a last-minute change of heart.
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Maroons great backs Pearce to skip Origin

Fox Sports - ‎2 hours ago‎
IT'S not often a Queenslander jumps to the defence of a New South Welshman, especially when it comes to Origin but that's exactly what former Maroons great Steve Renouf has done.
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AFL: Nick Riewoldt expected to re-sign with St Kilda Saints "reasonably soon"

The Age - ‎26 minutes ago‎
St Kilda coach Alan Richardson would not be surprised if inspirational captain Nick Riewoldt signed a new contract with the club "reasonably soon".
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Scale of carp infestation in River Murray largely underestimated, fertiliser founder says

ABC Online - ‎May 4, 2016‎
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.
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Collective Framing of Climate Change Causes More Effective than Individual, UC San Diego Study Suggests

AZoCleantech - ‎16 hours ago‎
What can you do about climate change? The better question might be: What can we do about climate change? University of California San Diego researchers show in a new study that framing the issue collectively is significantly more effective than ...
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Coral bleaching kills off half of Great Barrier Reef in far north Queensland

Daily Mail - ‎28 minutes ago‎
More than half the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef is dead or dying due to the most severe severe coral bleaching event in its history, the chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority said.
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Crackdown on 'dangerous' claims made by rogue chiropractors

ABC Online - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Victorian Government is cracking down on rogue chiropractors, following claims the health practitioners can cure colic, autism and other behavioural issues.

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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Do newborn babies imitate adults? New study says 'no'

ABC Online - ‎6 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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