Why I’m letting my daughter watch the Oscars red carpet ceremony this year
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Why I’m letting my daughter watch the Oscars red carpet ceremony this year

As kids get older, it’s harder to control what media they’re exposed to. When my daughter was young, I could shield her from any red carpet hoopla during the Oscars and all the sexist messages it sends: rating…

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Brisbane Traffic: M1 at a crawl thanks to broken down truck
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Brisbane Traffic: M1 at a crawl thanks to broken down truck

Traffic is crawling for more than 13 kilometres after a truck broke down on Queensland’s busiest stretch of road. The two left lanes were blocked on the M1 northbound at Yatala after the crash about 6.15am, slowing traffic…

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8@eight: Markets on the move
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8@eight: Markets on the move

Many may remember the tech wreck of 1999 and 2000 only to be followed by the September 11 events, my recollection at the time was – when would the volatility ever end.?Then suddenly on the 10th of March…

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Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dies in New York
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Russia’s UN envoy Vitaly Churkin dies in New York

New York: Russia’s combative ambassador to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, has died suddenly in New York after being taken ill at work, the Russian Foreign Ministry says. The ministry gave no details on the circumstances of his…

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Woman missing after house fire in Bangor in Sydney’s south
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Woman missing after house fire in Bangor in Sydney’s south

A woman is unaccounted for after fire tore through a house in Sydney’s south early on Tuesday morning, police say. Emergency services were called to Paringa Place in Bangor just before 5am to reports that a two-storey house…

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Corey Norman: My mistakes cost me the Parramatta Eels captaincy
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Corey Norman: My mistakes cost me the Parramatta Eels captaincy

Through the deafening noise, it was the silence from coach Brad Arthur that rung loudest. Corey Norman isn’t afraid to tell his coach when he disagrees with him. Nor does Arthur fear telling his star playmaker when he’s…

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Ex-cop in Philippines says he led death squad at Rodrigo Duterte’s behest
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Ex-cop in Philippines says he led death squad at Rodrigo Duterte’s behest

Manila: A retired police officer wracked with guilt over the murders of two of his own brothers has reversed himself and confessed to leading the Philippine death squad that killed them, saying that he was acting on the…

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Trump mocks Sweden’s immigration policies as Pence reassures EU it has US support
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Trump mocks Sweden’s immigration policies as Pence reassures EU it has US support

President Donald Trump has continued to spotlight Sweden’s immigration policies, using Twitter to sardonically suggest the Scandinavian country’s acceptance of migrants is not working. The president tweeted on Monday that: “The FAKE NEWS media is trying to say…

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Coalition MP tasked with improving housing affordability says ‘highly paid job’ is ‘first step’ to home ownership
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Coalition MP tasked with improving housing affordability says ‘highly paid job’ is ‘first step’ to home ownership

The Coalition MP tasked with tackling Australia’s housing affordability problems has said a “highly paid job” is the “first step” to owning a home during an interview on Monday night. The federal Victorian MP Michael Sukkar, who is…

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Cutting Sunday penalty rates would threaten Coalition in marginal seats: poll
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Cutting Sunday penalty rates would threaten Coalition in marginal seats: poll

The Turnbull government would likely feel an electoral backlash in marginal seats if Sunday penalty rates are cut, polling suggests. The long overdue decision of the Fair Work Commission on streamlining weekend pay rates is expected imminently, setting…

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