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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 –┬ásome 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.

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Thursday’s news wrap

Take a look at all of today’s news and sport!

National

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.

National

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

DFES authorities in WA are still advising people a danger remains and the bushfire in the south-west is not controlled.

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2 arrested in counter-terror raids this morning

A 20 year old and 15 year old have been arrested and charged with terror offenses today.

World

Angela Merkel named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year”

-NRN/Reuters Time magazine named German Chancellor Angela Merkel its 2015 “Person of the Year” overnight, noting her resilience and leadership when faced with the refugee crisis and turmoil in the

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

An 11 year old girl has suffered a violent death overnight, while her mother has also died.

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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.