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Fact check: The Government's crackdown on illegal tobacco

Liberal Democrats senator David Leyonhjelm says that the expected increase in revenue generated in the Government's "Black Economy Package - combating illicit tobacco" relies on people who smoke illicit tobacco switching to legal tobacco. RMIT ABC Fact Check clears the air.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jun 2018 | 9:31 am

Proposed Murray-Darling water laws a 'recipe for killing the river'

The NSW Government has watered down changes to laws governing the Murray-Darling river system that were proposed in the wake of the water theft and corruption investigations, according to Labor and the Greens.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jun 2018 | 8:10 am

We're living longer but getting sicker

Australians are living longer but half of us have a chronic health condition which impacts our quality of life, a report finds.

Source: ABC News | 20 Jun 2018 | 7:11 am

Puan, oldest known Sumatran orangutan, dies in Australia

Puan left an "incredible legacy" of descendants for the critically endangered species, keepers say.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Jun 2018 | 5:04 pm

Apple fined for misleading customers in Australia

The company breached consumer law by refusing to fix devices once serviced by third parties.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Jun 2018 | 2:33 pm

Huawei rejects Australia security concerns

The Chinese telecoms company says worries about who controls it are "ill informed".

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Jun 2018 | 12:26 am

Eurydice Dixon: Vigils held for murdered Australia comedian

Eurydice Dixon's alleged rape and murder has prompted an outpouring of grief in Australia.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jun 2018 | 9:11 pm

Fatal Dreamworld ride had previous malfunctions, inquest hears

A long-awaited inquest into the Australian theme park tragedy hears of previous malfunctions.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jun 2018 | 6:11 pm

Ireland ready for 'cup final' in Australia

Ireland are treating their decider against Australia as a cup final as they seek a first southern hemisphere series win since 1979, says Rob Kearney.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Jun 2018 | 5:08 am

The provocative festival changing Tasmania's image

Once the focus of police concern, Dark Mofo has changed how Tasmania presents itself to the world.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 16 Jun 2018 | 3:06 am

What a load of crocs!

Wade Kelly's drone captured dozens of the reptiles on camera this week, sunbathing by the Daly River in Australia.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 16 Jun 2018 | 2:02 am

Using tech to stop phone-wielding drivers

Trial laws in Australia will allow automated cameras to scan motorists for dangerous behaviour.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 14 Jun 2018 | 8:37 pm

Antarctica loses three trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years

Satellites observing the White Continent detect a jump in the rate of ice being lost to the ocean.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 14 Jun 2018 | 5:01 am

Surfers Ride Waves Along Florida Coast Ahead of Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto was due to make landfall along the Florida panhandle on Monday, May 28, but the storm was weakening as it approached land. With a maximum wind speed of 50 miles per hour, Alberto was expected to come ashore in Destin, Florida, in the afternoon, a news report said. Some tropical storm warnings in Alabama had been canceled as the storm approached the mainland. Rough conditions didn’t stop surfers in Navarre, Florida, near Pensacola, from hitting the waves Monday as the storm approached. Credit: Moona Joyner via Storyful

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

Daughter of ambulance worker shares story about father’s suicide (ABC Q&A)

Kim, an audience member on the ABC’s Q&A program, told the panel on Monday night that her father Tony had recently taken his own life and how she feels like the system didn't do enough to help. CREDIT: ABC/Q&A

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

RUSH HOUR: Hugging illusion baffles internet

Live: Rush Hour

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

Rainbow Shines Over Panama City Beach Before Alberto’s Arrival

A rainbow appeared across the sky as Subtropical Storm Alberto approached Panama City Beach, Florida, on Monday, May 28. The storm was still about 50 miles southwest of the city on Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Tropical storm warnings had been issued across the Gulf Coast ahead of the storm. Heavy rain was expected in Florida, Alabama and Georgia on Monday with the possibility of a storm surge along the coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tornadoes and waterspouts were also possible. Credit: Woody Thornton via Storyful

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

Energy policy sets Coalition back in latest Newspoll

The latest Newspoll has revealed more voters trust Labor to deliver lower power prices and secure supply than the Coalition. The poll shows 39 per cent trust Labor, 37 per cent back the coalition, while 24 per cent remain uncommitted to keep prices down and secure supply, the Newspoll conducted for The Australian showed. It comes as the federal government has pushed its NEG while facing mutiny in the partyroom over coal-fired power stations, such as Liddell.

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

Nationals hail shock Senate recruit in Tasmania

The Nationals have hailed a shock Senate recruit in Tasmania. Steve Martin has joined the party, three months after replacing his one-time party leader Jacqui Lambie after dual citizenship forced her to resign. The move marks a boost for the government's numbers in the upper house. Meanwhile, the Tasmanian Liberals will reportedly refuse to let the new National share their Senate ticket.

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

Man charged for allegedly murdering neighbour with a hammer

A man has been charged with murder in Adelaide after allegedly beating his 74-year-old neighbour to death with a hammer. It is alleged the attack on Dion Hewitt occurred inside his Flinders Park home. His 33-year-old neighbour has been charged and is due to face court today.

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

Superannuation industry exposed in landmark report

A report by the Productivity Commission has found Australians are losing $2.6 billion a year in fees and insurance premiums on extra superannuation accounts. The landmark inquiry into the super industry has found a third of accounts are unintended multiple accounts. The commission wants people to only be placed in a default fund when they enter the workforce and for Australians to be given a ‘best in show’ list of 10 high-performing funds identified by an independent expert panel.

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

Neighbour charged after ‘hammer’ attack

A MAN has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his neighbour during a violent attack in Flinders Park.

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

Killer laughs before pleading guilty

A FORMER Bandidos bikie has been convicted of murder for a second time after he admitted killing Gold Coast father Greg Dufty.

Source: AAP National | — Australia’s #1 news site |

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