Half-built blots on the landscape are testimony to the construction slowdown ... and it will get uglier

The oversupply of apartments is starting to bite, with 40,000 jobs lost and abandoned projects piling up. But it's likely to get worse before it gets better, writes Phillip Lasker.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 10:02 am

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Litter, pollution, pests and urban development putting Yarra River at risk, report warns

The Yarra River's environmental health is being put at risk due to litter, pollution and invasive species, with nearly 180 tonnes of rubbish being collected from the river system over a four-year period, a comprehensive report warns.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 8:00 am

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National Press Club heads to Wodonga for historic regional event

For the first time in its 55-year history, the National Press Club has headed out of the big smoke and has been held in a regional city.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 3:59 am

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'Why put them back in danger?': Koalas dying as stakeholders debate relocation policy

The Queensland Government is being urged to expand the controversial practice of koala translocation, despite previous programs having a high mortality rate. But some disagree.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 3:53 am

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Biosecurity boss gave RSPCA chief 'talking points' after polo pony deaths, RTI reveals

A Tasmanian Government department told the independent RSPCA how to respond to media inquiries regarding the deaths of 16 polo ponies, the day after its boss called on the department to urgently release details about the case.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 3:32 am

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Roundup found to be 'substantial factor' in causing US man's cancer

A unanimous decision in a Californian court find the weed killer caused a 70-year-old man to develop non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after he used it for nearly 30 years on his property.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 2:45 am

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Tayla Harris says trolls have — at the very least — started a conversation
Carlton forward Tayla Harris says she doesn't have problem with trolls critiquing her football, but the personal abuse posted on her picture on social media went too far.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 2:28 am

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Victorian MPs mull ending century-old tradition by axing Lord's Prayer

At the start of every day, the Speaker and President lead the Lord's Prayer in Victoria's Upper House and Lower House, but Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews is flagging opening Parliament with a multi-faith ceremony instead.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 2:07 am

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Jobactive gets digital overhaul as jobseekers survive on 'one per cent hope'

The Federal Government has unveiled the biggest changes to employment services in two decades, including a digital self-service portal and access to opportunities online.

Source: ABC News | 20 Mar 2019 | 1:01 am

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Child sex-accused swim instructor kept job despite complaint, court told

A swimming instructor charged with more than 30 child sex offences was allegedly allowed to remain in the job despite a complaint being made against him nine months earlier, a Sydney hears.

Source: ABC News | 19 Mar 2019 | 8:47 pm

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Man who tackled 'Eggboy' wanted over incident at NSW church

A far-right activist who restrained a teenager after he egged Senator Fraser Anning is wanted by police on charges of disturbing a place of religious worship.

Source: ABC News | 19 Mar 2019 | 6:31 pm

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Former Australian swimmer dies in hospital after telling people he felt unwell at training camp

Swimmer Kenneth To, who won medals for Australia at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and famously beat one of Ian Thorpe's underage records, dies in hospital after authorities said he began feeling unwell during a training camp in Florida.

Source: ABC News | 19 Mar 2019 | 4:35 pm

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Australia's entry to 'Olympics of art' will present a vision of democracy in action

The Australian Pavilion at this year's Venice Biennale will house an artwork inspired by the democratic ideal — even as the world grapples with divisions.

Source: ABC News | 19 Mar 2019 | 4:19 pm

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Leaked audio shocked embattled Dastyari (AAP)
Labor leader Bill Shorten has told Senator Sam Dastyari to stand down from his positions in parliament'supper house.

Source: Australian News - Yahoo7 News | 29 Nov 2017 | 6:03 pm

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CIMIC's Leighton gets $390m HK contract (AAP)
CIMIC Group's Leighton Asia joint venture has secured a $390 million contract for construction work at Hong Kong international airport.

Source: Australian News - Yahoo7 News | 29 Nov 2017 | 6:03 pm

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Melbourne bag snatcher grabbed by police (AAP)
A man has been arrested in connection to an alleged bag snatching in Melbourne which left a 72-year-old woman with a black eye and cuts to her face.

Source: Australian News - Yahoo7 News | 29 Nov 2017 | 5:59 pm

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Oliver and Olivia top Aussie baby names (AAP)
Baby names originating from 'olive' are proving the most popular with Australian parents, with Oliver and Olivia topping an annual top 100 list.

Source: Australian News - Yahoo7 News | 29 Nov 2017 | 5:57 pm

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ACCC won't help retailers hit by Amazon (AAP)
The ACCC warns it will not bail out retailers hit by competition from US online retail giant Amazon, saying the behemoth's arrival will be good for consumers.

Source: Australian News - Yahoo7 News | 29 Nov 2017 | 5:57 pm

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Aussie bid to win Harry's buck's party (AAP)
Australia's tourism minister has made a shameless pitch to have Prince Harry hold his buck's party Down Under, or perhaps honeymoon here with Meghan Markle.

Source: National News - The West Australian | 29 Nov 2017 | 4:30 pm

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Bali flights to resume: Qantas, Jetstar (AAP)
Thousands of stranded Australian tourists should be able to fly home from Bali on Thursday, with Jetstar and Qantas announcing relief flights.

Source: National News - The West Australian | 29 Nov 2017 | 4:03 am

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Hope for 4000 passengers as Qantas, Jetstar to resume Bali flights (AAP)
Thousands of stranded Australian tourists should be able to fly home from Bali on Thursday, with Jetstar and Qantas announcing relief flights.

Source: National News - The West Australian | 29 Nov 2017 | 3:19 am

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Syrian city taken off Aust travel ban list (AAP)
The federal government has lifted the ban on Australian citizens travelling to al-Raqqa in Syria without a legitimate purpose.

Source: National News - The West Australian | 28 Nov 2017 | 5:36 pm

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UK tourist attacked by crocodile in Qld (AAP)
A young British tourist has been bitten by a crocodile in far north Queensland and survived the attack with just a bite on the thigh.

Source: National News - The West Australian | 27 Nov 2017 | 11:04 pm

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Decision time for bank investors
Major brokers are cutting bank recommendations after a strong rally.

Source: The Australian | News | 11 Jan 2017 | 8:17 pm

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Culleton lodges appeal
The ex-senator launches a last-ditch bid against a bankruptcy ruling, hoping to regain the seat he officially lost yesterday.

Source: The Australian | Politics | 11 Jan 2017 | 7:14 pm

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Culleton lodges appeal
The ex-senator launches a last-ditch bid against a bankruptcy ruling, hoping to regain the seat he officially lost yesterday.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 7:14 pm

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Culleton lodges appeal
The ex-senator launches a last-ditch bid against a bankruptcy ruling, hoping to regain the seat he officially lost yesterday.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 7:14 pm

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Chamberlain funeral next week
Michael Chamberlain, who has died at 72, will be farewelled at Cooranbong, on the NSW Central Coast.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 7:03 pm

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Chamberlain funeral next week
Michael Chamberlain, who has died at 72, will be farewelled at Cooranbong, on the NSW Central Coast.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 7:03 pm

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Pharmas whacked by Trump
CSL, Mayne Pharma and Mesoblast took a hit as Trump accused the sector of “getting away with murder”.

Source: The Australian | News | 11 Jan 2017 | 6:53 pm

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Pair found after month at sea
A yachtsman who went missing at sea with his six-year-old daughter has revealed details of their ordeal.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 6:21 pm

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Pair found after month at sea
A yachtsman who went missing at sea with his six-year-old daughter has revealed details of their ordeal.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 6:21 pm

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Bali chaos as Tiger row deepens
Tigerair has again cancelled flights in and out of Denpasar, and there is no sign of the dispute being resolved.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 5:29 pm

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Bali chaos as Tiger row deepens
Tigerair has again cancelled flights in and out of Denpasar, and there is no sign of the dispute being resolved.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 5:29 pm

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Turnbull dinner cost $30k
An Iftar dinner party thrown by the PM and attended by a controversial Islamic preacher cost taxpayers more than $30,000.

Source: The Australian | Politics | 11 Jan 2017 | 5:22 pm

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Turnbull dinner cost $30k
An Iftar dinner party thrown by the PM and attended by a controversial Islamic preacher cost taxpayers more than $30,000.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 5:22 pm

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Turnbull dinner cost $30k
An Iftar dinner party thrown by the PM and attended by a controversial Islamic preacher cost taxpayers more than $30,000.

Source: The Australian | The Nation | 11 Jan 2017 | 5:22 pm

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Open up on US refugee deal: ALP
Labor has urged Malcolm Turnbull to be more transparent about the deal reached to resettle refugees in the US.

Source: The Australian | Politics | 11 Jan 2017 | 8:00 am

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Gas search ban ‘stumbling block’
The Grattan Institute has warned Victoria’s gas moratorium may have to be partially lifted to save the smelter.

Source: The Australian | Politics | 11 Jan 2017 | 8:00 am

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Security focus for Abe visit
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will arrive in Sydney tomorrow for a weekend meeting with Malcolm Turnbull.

Source: The Australian | Politics | 11 Jan 2017 | 8:00 am

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‘Dole destiny’ for STEM grads
Efforts to increase the number of people studying science and maths are wrongheaded, says Productivity Commission.

Source: The Australian | News | 14 Jun 2016 | 10:15 am

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Fears over Brexit wipe $30bn
Shares fell yesterday, wiping more than $30 billion in value, as investors braced for a British vote to leave the EU.

Source: The Australian | News | 14 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am

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Shorten veers left on treaty, boats
Bill Shorten has sparked a political storm over sudden policy moves that appeal to the Labor Left.

Source: The Australian | News | 14 Jun 2016 | 10:00 am

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Realtor McGrath shares in trading halt
Newly listed real estate firm McGrath has placed its shares in a trading halt as it reviews the progress of its earnings against its prospectus forecasts.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines | 15 Apr 2016 | 2:07 am

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Major egg supplier fined over free range
The Federal Court has fined Free Range Egg Farms $300,000 because some of its hens did not have enough outdoor access to be called free range.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines | 15 Apr 2016 | 2:03 am

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PM defends govt 'crocodile tears' for workers
The PM hits out at claims the govt is crying 'crocodile tears' for sacked workers at Qld Nickel.

Source: Top Stories | 15 Apr 2016 | 1:37 am

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Turnbull set to meet President Xi Jinping
The Prime Minister is due to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for talks on trade and security.

Source: Top Stories | 15 Apr 2016 | 1:21 am

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Mortgage rate rise inevitable, says broker
Home owners with mortgages and those looking to buy are being told to prepare for a rate rise sooner rather than later.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines | 15 Apr 2016 | 12:53 am

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Nine dead, hundreds injured in Japan quakes
Nine people are dead and hundreds have been left injured after multiple earthquakes in Japan.

Source: Top Stories | 15 Apr 2016 | 12:21 am

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Free Range Egg Farms fined $300,000 for misleading shoppers with false claims

Shoppers who paid extra to "taste freedom" in their free range eggs were ripped off and misled, a court has found, with an egg company penalised $300,000.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines | 15 Apr 2016 | 12:16 am

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Raunchy KFC ad campaign removed in an hour

The mastermind behind fast-food chain KFC's latest marketing stunt is either in hot water or in line for a big promotion.

Source: The Sydney Morning Herald National Headlines | 15 Apr 2016 | 12:08 am

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Qld Nickel mess Palmer's fault: Cash
The government will take unprecedented action to ensure Clive Palmer repay's money stripped from Qld Nickel.

Source: Top Stories | 14 Apr 2016 | 11:50 pm

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Treasurer plays down budget tax hikes
Treasurer Scott Morrison has sought to play down speculation of tax hikes in his first budget.

Source: Top Stories | 14 Apr 2016 | 11:12 pm

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Ropes stop sunken Qld trawler’s lifeboats
Two fishermen may have died after a simple turnbuckle broke when their net snagged, rolling their prawn trawler in the dark, in heavy seas off Queensland.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

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Nationals push for rapid regional growth
Nationals deputy leader Bridget McKenzie has declared it's time for a new generation of Australian regional cities to emerge, as the coalition tries to boost population outside bulging capital cities.

Source: National Breaking News | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

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Government plan off the rails: Labor
Labor says Australia needs "genuine" high-speed rail project to link big cities with regional centres.

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COMMUNITY REUNITED: Mosque to reopen a week after Christchurch horror
It was the scene of unprecedented violence and where a “river of blood” flowed out the doors - but Christchurch’s Masjid Al Noor is set to reopen tomorrow.

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Busted: Cheater destroyed with payback
Struggling to maintain her compoised demeanour, Married At First Sight’s nasty cheating wife is decimated by a cocky and balding grown man before her affair is discovered by a new arch nemesis.

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ALP leader’s comments racist: NSW premier
The NSW Labor leader's comments on Asian migration are "absolutely" racist, Premier Gladys Berejiklian has said in an escalation of her attack on Michael Daley.

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Project fights PM’s ‘ugly’ claims
The Project has hit back at Prime Minister Scott Morrison in a fierce rebuttal, accusing Australia’s most senior politician of dragging Waleed Aly into “an ugly political fight”.

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