Australia Day: let’s agree to disagree on the date
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Australia Day: let’s agree to disagree on the date

This Australia Day I’ll be watching out for brown snakes and bushfires, waiting for the annual fly-over of black cockatoos and the hatching of the rufous fantail’s eggs. In one way the choice of January 26 doesn’t mean much…

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Robo debt: Centrelink staff hand out protest material in response to debt recovery program
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Robo debt: Centrelink staff hand out protest material in response to debt recovery program

Centrelink public servants have stepped up their internal resistance to the welfare agency’s controversial “robo-debt” program, with staff handing out protest material to clients at offices around Australia on Wednesday. The move came as the welfare agency lashed out, again,…

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Taronga Zoo welcomes first cotton-top tamarin in 10 years
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Taronga Zoo welcomes first cotton-top tamarin in 10 years

Meet Taronga Zoo’s newest addition  – one of the world’s tiniest and rarest primates, a mohawk-sporting baby cotton-top tamarin. The newborn, whose sex and name are yet to be determined, is the only one of its kind born at Taronga Zoo in 10 years. It’s also a…

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BBQs, fireworks and a world record attempt: Australia Day in Perth
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BBQs, fireworks and a world record attempt: Australia Day in Perth

Perth is all set to celebrate Australia Day on Thursday with celebrations across the city ranging from the biggest fireworks displays to backyard barbeques and parties. The public holiday will see thousands of people receive Australian citizenship in ceremonies across the…

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Hottest 100: Flume might have short odds but don’t rule out Childish Gambino
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Hottest 100: Flume might have short odds but don’t rule out Childish Gambino

Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown is on the horizon and the contest for top spot is heating up. With a group of Australians in the mix, it appears likely that there will be a historic fourth consecutive local…

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Racing: Winx rated third in the world, Cox Plate second-best race of 2016
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Racing: Winx rated third in the world, Cox Plate second-best race of 2016

In a massive boost for Melbourne’s spring carnival the Moonee Valley Cox Plate won last year by Winx has been has been declared the second-strongest race run anywhere in the world in 2016 while the Australian wonder mare…

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Oscars not so white, but still very male
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Oscars not so white, but still very male

Is it time for #OscarsSoMale? A racially diverse slate of acting nominees saved the film academy from an #OscarsSoWhite three-peat, but the list of nominated directors and writers was overwhelmingly male. There were no women in the directors’…

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Canberra’s East Hotel rated one of the best in Australia by TripAdvisor
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Canberra’s East Hotel rated one of the best in Australia by TripAdvisor

Canberra now boasts one of the best hotels in the country according to a mammoth nationwide survey.  The East Hotel in Kingston was ranked sixth in TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice awards, based on the strength of visitor reviews given in the…

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8@eight: Red hot sector; inflation ahead
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8@eight: Red hot sector; inflation ahead

The story in Australia is clearly the moves in commodities and the materials sector. The bottom line is that if you are a momentum, trend trader or even a quant guy this space is flashing red hot right…

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How the Centrelink debt debacle failure rate is much worse than we all thought
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How the Centrelink debt debacle failure rate is much worse than we all thought

It has become the most widely cited figure in the Centrelink robo-debt debate: that 20 per cent of the debts identified by its data-matching machine are wrong. But the figure itself is wrong. The true number of mistakes…

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