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National

Cyclone Oma's Coastal Hazards Increase Dangerous Surf Conditions

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Upgraded to a Category 2 system on Saturday, people in southeast QLD and northeast NSW are being warned to "stay out of the water."

News

News

Saudi Sisters Stuck 'In Hiding' In Hong Kong Seek Asylum In Australia

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Going by the aliases Reem and Rawan, the siblings -- alleged victims of family violence -- were en route to Melbourne on Australian tourist visas when Saudi officials "attempted to kidnap them" at Hong Kong airport.

National

National

Watch This Snake Slither Up An Antenna To Eat A Bird

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In what is arguably video evidence that absolutely nowhere is safe from Aussie snakes, a python has been captured attempting to chomp down on a large bird while dangling above a NSW roof.

National

National

Extinction Of Tiny Aussie Rat 'Shames' Australia To The Rest Of The World

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Bramble Cay melomys, whose small population survived for years on a remote, isolated island, have become extinct.

Life

Life

Ladies and Gents, This Is Officially 'Straya's Best Sausage Roll

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The humble sausage roll is an undisputed Aussie food icon -- and now we know where to chow down on the best one in the country.

National

National

Homeless Teens Left Hungry Due To 'Emergency Relief' Cuts

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With emergency relief funding for Brisbane Youth Services being cut after this year, the city's young homeless population may go hungrier than ever.

News

News

Kids Are Being Badly Burned On Dangerously Hot Play Equipment

3 min read

Warning: Graphic images.

Sport

Sport

NRL Legend Mal Meninga Calls For Referendum On National Anthem

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The Indigenous All Stars had a big win against the Maoris, but it is not the impressive scorecard that is making headlines.

News

News

On Hate: Australia's Reluctance To Talk About It, Let Alone Deal With It

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Former Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane knows the subject of his newly published fifth book, On Hate, all too well.

National

National

New 'Dark Figures' Reveal Extent Of Human Trafficking And Slavery In Australia

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Research from the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) has revealed thousands of cases of human trafficking and slavery victims in Australia.

National

National

The Collective Fight To Save 'Other Hakeems' Is Far From Over

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Hakeem al-Araibi's return to Australia was a big celebration. But his case was not an isolated one, and advocates say the fight for ‘other Hakeems’ isn’t over.

National

National

How To Spot The Email Scam Targeting Optus Customers

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We're being warned to be on the lookout for a malicious email scam hitting inboxes around the country.

National

National

The Hidden Meth Scourge Infesting Suburban Aussie Homes

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Our health and home could be affected by the nation's growing meth problem, and we may not even know it.

National

National

Bad News: A Coles Hot Chook Will Now Cost You An Extra Buck Buck Buck

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A hot BBQ chicken from Coles will now cost you a tenner after the supermarket giant followed Woolworths' lead and raised the price of a hot chook. 

National

National

The Aussie Town Where Motor Neurone Disease Is 7 Times The National Average

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The rural New South Wales town of Griffith has a startling rate of the deadly condition, also known as ALS.

News

News

Here's A List Of All The Aussie Faves Downsized Over The Years

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On Thursday we received heartstopping news from Cadbury, their family blocks are shrinking by a whopping 20 grams.

National

National

Thailand Blames Australia For Hakeem Al-Araibi's Plight

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Thailand has laid the blame for the arrest of refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi squarely at the feet of Australia, saying he was detained at its request.

Kelly O'Shanassy

Kelly O'Shanassy

When It Comes To The Environment, ScoMo Could Learn A Lesson From China

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The United States is known for audacious ideas. Some make little sense but are pursued relentlessly, like a border wall that will cost billions.

National

National

Foxtel Went Down Across Australia And People Did Not Cope

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Australian Foxtel customers experienced widespread outages on Monday night and were not having a bar of it.

National

National

Is Australia's Multiculturalism Going Through A Mid-Life Crisis?

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Almost 50 years since Australia adopted multiculturalism as a government policy, and its premise is still being debated. One conservative thinker says "promoting diversity for its own sake" is no longer good enough.

World

World

Thai Court To Hear Bahraini Extradition Request For Hakeem Al-Araibi

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A Thai public prosecutor on Friday submitted to a criminal court Bahrain’s extradition request for jailed footballer Hakeem al-Araibi, who fled his country amid political upheaval and has refugee status in Australia.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Woman Charges Cheating Ex $180 To Talk To Her

2 min read

All the news you need to know this Friday.

Jim Stanford

Jim Stanford

Sorry, ScoMo, But A Million Jobs Ain't What They Used To Be

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A million seems like a big number.

National

National

Australia Ranked Second Worldwide For Shark Attacks

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Australia has received the unfortunate title of being the country with the second highest number of unprovoked shark attacks in the world.

World

World

Australia Slips In World Corruption Survey

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Australia has slipped significantly in an annual corruption survey in which Denmark and New Zealand come out on top and the US has been knocked out of the 20 "cleanest" countries.

World

World

'If I ...Disappear Again, Remember My Articles': Detained Aussie's Secret Letter

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An Australian-Chinese writer detained on espionage charges left a letter calling for a more democratic China with instructions to release it if he was ever arrested.

Life

Life

Just Some True Blue Food Combos That All Aussies Love

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Beetroot on burgers. A cuppa and a Tim Tam. Vegemite on ... everything and anything. These fair dinkum foods are a match made in culinary heaven -- if you live down under, at least.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

Why Strayan English Is The Best Bloody Kind Of Talking There Is

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It should be no surprise that a study has found that immigrants from non-English speaking backgrounds adopt Australian idioms more readily than those from Anglophone countries.

World

World

Aussie Refugee Footballer 'Losing Hope' In Thai Prison

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Hakeem Al-Araibi has been locked up in a Thai prison for close to three months but is still no closer to finding out whether he will be allowed to return to Australia or extradited to Bahrain.

World

World

'Courageous' Australian Writer Detained In China

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Australian consular officials are seeking to gain access to Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun who has been detained in China.

Ryan Sheales

Ryan Sheales

Frock This For A Joke! Women Have It Easier Than Men With Summer Officewear

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Men are fools -- we all know that -- but still, there is simply no good explanation for what hundreds of thousands of Australian office-working blokes did this morning.

Amy Thunig

Amy Thunig

Australia, Who The Bloody Hell Are You?

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As January 26 approaches for 2019, there has been an increase, more perhaps than in previous memory, of public discussion and impassioned debate about the event we have come to know as ‘Australia Day’.

News

News

How The World's Weakening Economy Affects Australia

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The latest World Economic Outlook projections of slowing global growth -- especially China's economic downturn -- do not bode well for the average Australian.

News

News

Pet Owners Warned After Snakes Swallow Pet Cats Whole

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Snake catchers are urging Aussies to keep their cats inside after a python deadset ate a family pet.

Mark McCrindle

Mark McCrindle

Australia Is In For Some Big Changes This Year

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Seismic shifts in Australia’s demographics this year will mean that Generations Y and beyond (Australians born since 1980) will become the largest proportion of the population.

Crime

Crime

MDMA Found Concealed In Champagne Bottles Being Imported From Europe

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Australian Border Force (ABF) officials have found 96 litres of MDMA concealed in bottles imported from Europe.

Sport

Sport

Matildas Coach Booted Over 'Unsatisfactory' Team Environment

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Matildas coach Alen Stajcic has been sacked after surveys revealed players were unhappy with the environment and culture of the team.

Politics

Politics

Brexit Could Make Your London Holiday More Expensive

5 min read

The Brexit process might bring down the British PM, but what does Britain leaving the EU mean for Australia?

National

National

Mosquitoes Are Here To Ruin Not Just Summer, But Beer Drinking Too

3 min read

On the altar of health and science, Dr Cameron Webb sacrifices himself to mosquitoes.

Ben Pobjie

Ben Pobjie

How Lazy Does A Dole Bludger Have To Be For Us To Starve Them?

4 min read

Language is a funny thing, isn’t it?

News

News

The (Dangerously) Close Ties Between Sports And Politics

3 min read

Soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi's plight has highlighted the nebulous relationship between the two worlds of sport and politics.

Sport

Sport

Cricket Heart-Throbs Fired From Tour Over Sex Boast

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India has suspended Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul "from playing any form of cricket" after their comments on a talk show.

Richie Merzian

Richie Merzian

Australia Just Marked Its Third Hottest Year Ever, And ScoMo Is Making It Worse

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It’s getting hot in here.

Sport

Sport

FIFA Demands Release Of Refugee Footballer Detained In Thailand

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International demand is growing for the release of refugee footballer Hakeem Al Araibi, who has been detained in Bangkok since November.

Irfan Yusuf

Irfan Yusuf

How Can We Explain The Culture And Faith This Saudi Teen Is Trying To Escape?

5 min read

Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun is an 18-year-old from an influential Saudi family. She has decided to renounce her ancestral faith.

Politics

Politics

Rahaf Al-Qunun Given Refugee Status By UNHCR... Ball In Australia's Court

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The UN's refugee agency has ruled Saudi woman Rahaf Al-Qunun is a refugee.

Views

Views

Forget Merging SA And The NT. This Is The New State Australia Needs.

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The Proposed SA/NT Merger Doesn't Go Far Enough

News

News

Australia's Population Set To Reach 25 Million 24 Years Earlier Than Expected

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It was previously predicted Australia would hit 25 million people in 2042.