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Blonde, blind and beautiful: rare marsupial mole sighted

By Tracy Sorensen While some of Australia’s marsupials are international stars – the kangaroo and the koala spring to mind – some are barely known and rarely sighted. The marsupial mole

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Federal government considering a state income tax

The federal government is floating a proposal to allow states and territories to levy their own income taxes. The plan is understood to let states and territories charge some income

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Thursday’s news wrap

SENATORS PREPARE FOR MARATHON SITTING Protracted debate has been foreshadowed in the Senate today over changes to the way the Upper House representatives are elected at a federal election. Senators

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Cardinal George Pell gives evidence to Royal Commission about abuse in Ballarat

Australia’s most senior Catholic figure Cardinal George Pell has told an inquiry he cannot recall being told by parents of abuse that was occurring by priests in Ballarat. Cardinal Pell

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Indonesia faces a drop in tourism following attacks

-NRN/Reuters Indonesia faces a drop in tourist numbers, at least in the short term, following yesterday’s attack in central Jakarta claimed by Islamic State, in a blow to Southeast Asia’s

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WA authorities warn fire threat is not over

While an emergency bushfire warning has been downgraded in Western Australia’s south west, authorities are still advising people a danger remains and the bushfire is not controlled. More than 71,000

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2 arrested in counter-terror raids this morning

A man and a young boy have been arrested today by the Joint Counter Terrorism Team in Sydney as part of the ongoing investigation into the alleged planning of a

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11 year old girl and mother found dead in apparent murder-suicide

Queensland police have confirmed an 11 year old girl has suffered a violent death, after her body was discovered in the bathroom of her family’s apartment this morning. The child’s

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Screen Australia launch Gender Matters campaign to boost female participation

Screen Australia has today announced a $5 million plan to address the gender imbalance in the Australian film industry. The package of initiatives will be rolled out over the next

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Anti I.S. fighter released by government officials

An Australian man, who fought against the Islamic State for Kurdish forces, has been released by the Australian government without charge. Ashley Dyball left Brisbane in May this year to