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en-AUCopyright 2019, Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Tous les droits sont réservés.Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 08:13:06 +1100Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 08:13:06 +1100http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssNewson1ine@abc.net.au (ABC News)ABC Newshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/image/8413416-1×1-144×144.pnghttp://www.abc.net.au/news/justin/Lorsque la population d'une petite ville a triplé, des mesures drastiques ont été prises pour éviter l'effet Gold Coasthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/mandurah-growing-pains-as-population-soars-and-bushland-dwindles/11765802
Jongler avec le développement et la conservation est un acte délicat pour les conseils locaux, mais la ville à la croissance la plus rapide de l'État de Washington s'attaque à ce dilemme en rachetant des terrains à des promoteurs pour préserver son environnement naturel.
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Benjamin GubanaJeu., 05 déc. 2019 08:13:06 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/mandurah-growing-pains-as-population-soars-and-bushland-dwindles/11765802EnvironnementPolitique environnementaleGestion environnementaleDéveloppement urbain et planificationCommunauté et sociétéLa région de Mandurah et de Peel a connu une croissance sans précédent au cours de la dernière décennie. (ABC News)
La grandeur perdue de Shipwreck capturée pour la première fois dans des détails qui «changent la donne»http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/ss-brisbane-shipwreck-captured-in-detail-by-nt-researchers/11764672
Les drones et la technologie photogrammétrique documentent un naufrage au Top End il y a près de 140 ans que le capitaine s'était égaré et avait fait échouer le navire.
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Matt GarrickJeu., 05 déc. 2019 08:05:19 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/ss-brisbane-shipwreck-captured-in-detail-by-nt-researchers/11764672HistoireCommunauté et sociétéLes accidentsMaritimeLe vapeur SS Brisbane était un cargo de première classe, rempli d’articles de luxe comme des miroirs dorés et des tables à cartes. (Fourni: Gouvernement australien)
La mine d'Outback, une des cinq du genre au monde, ferme pour la deuxième fois en trois anshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-05/harts-range-garnet-mine-australian-abrasive-minerals-shuts/11764474
Près de 50 personnes ont perdu leur emploi après que le propriétaire d'une mine de grenat du centre de l'Australie a été placé dans l'administration pour la deuxième fois en deux ans et demi.
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Jack PriceJeu., 05 déc. 2019 08:00:22 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-05/harts-range-garnet-mine-australian-abrasive-minerals-shuts/11764474RuralIndustrie minièreMines (rurales)La mine de grenat Harts Range est située à environ 200 kilomètres au nord-est d'Alice Springs. (Fourni: Minéraux Abrasifs Australiens)
Notre ciel nocturne est-il sur le point de changer pour toujours? SpaceX prévoit de lancer des constellations de satelliteshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-05/spacex-satellites-australia-impact-on-optical-radio-astronomy/11761484
SpaceX d'Elon Musk est l'une des nombreuses entreprises qui ont l'intention de lancer des constellations de petits satellites. Mais qu'advient-il de notre ciel nocturne?
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Ariel BogleJeu., 05 déc. 2019 07:54:08 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-05/spacex-satellites-australia-impact-on-optical-radio-astronomy/11761484Science et technologieInformation et communicationInformatique et technologieLa technologie InternetAstronomie (espace)Communauté et sociétéLes astronomes s’inquiètent du fait que, grâce à SpaceX, nous sommes sur le point de perdre un ciel noir. (Fourni: Zoe Morling)
Après des mois de retard, le train léger sur rail de Sydney a une date d'ouverturehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/sydney-light-rail-open-date-announce-by-nsw-government/11768150
Le train léger de plusieurs milliards de dollars ouvrira ses portes au public le 14 décembre, après des mois de retard, et sera gratuit le week-end d'ouverture, annonce le premier ministre de NSW.
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Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 07:54:08 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/sydney-light-rail-open-date-announce-by-nsw-government/11768150Transport ferroviaireTransportParlement de l'EtatLe train léger sur rail pourra transporter jusqu'à 13 500 voyageurs par heure pendant les heures de pointe. (ABC News: Nick Dole)
Les actions australiennes doivent rebondir sur l'espoir d'une cessation de la guerre commerciale américano-chinoisehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/asx-rebound-investors-cling-hopes-us-china-trade-war-cessation/11768124
Les actions australiennes se dirigent vers un rebond et le président américain Donald Trump a déclaré que les négociations commerciales avec la Chine se déroulaient "très bien".
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David ChauJeu., 05 déc. 2019 07:46:31 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/asx-rebound-investors-cling-hopes-us-china-trade-war-cessation/11768124Affaires, économie et financeBourseLes marchésDeviseLes marchés ont été volatils en raison des messages contradictoires de Donald Trump sur un éventuel accord américano-chinois. (AP: Alex Brandon)
Vous voulez réduire votre consommation d'électricité et être payé pour cela? Bienvenue sur le futur réseau électriquehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/electricity-smart-meters-offer-hope-for-reliable-clean-energy/11766766
Au lieu de construire de nouvelles centrales onéreuses, le secteur de l’énergie cherche de plus en plus à inciter les ménages et les industries à réduire leur consommation d’électricité lorsque la demande est forte.
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Stephen LongJeu., 05 déc. 2019 07:34:31 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/electricity-smart-meters-offer-hope-for-reliable-clean-energy/11766766Électricité, énergie et services publicsÉnergie solaireÉnergie alternativeÉnergieChangement climatiqueDes compteurs intelligents sont en cours de déploiement afin que la consommation énergétique des ménages puisse être mesurée en temps réel. (ABC News)
Les pins Wollemi 'en forme d'arbre de dinosaure' sont en sécurité pour l'instant alors que les feux de brousse des Blue Mountains continuent de brûlerhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/wollemi-pine-trees-national-park-fires-blue-mountains/11763420
Les fonctionnaires ont déclaré que les spécimens sauvages de l’ancien pin de Wollemi, dans leur lieu secret, "sont acceptables" alors que les incendies continuent de brûler dans les Blue Mountains.
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Luke WongJeu., 05 déc. 2019 07:29:07 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/wollemi-pine-trees-national-park-fires-blue-mountains/11763420Des arbresLes fossilesHorticultureEspèces en voie de disparition et protégéesEnvironnementDes pins Wollemi ont été découverts en 1994 dans les Blue Mountains. (Fourni: Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney)
Helen a 71 ans, souffre d'ostéoporose et son poids dépasse son poids morthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/seniors-ward-off-osteoporosis-with-heavy-lifting/11763018
On a diagnostiqué l'ostéoporose chez Helen Donnellan en juin, mais ne voulant pas prendre de médicament, elle a plutôt opté pour l'haltérophilie.
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Sharnie KimJeu., 05 déc. 2019 07:28:05 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/seniors-ward-off-osteoporosis-with-heavy-lifting/11763018SantéExercice et fitnessL'ostéoporoseLes personnes plus âgéesHelen Donnellan souhaite encourager les femmes âgées en particulier à essayer l'haltérophilie pour améliorer leur santé. (ABC Far North: Sharnie Kim)
Les derniers instants de Sarah Spiers – une jeune fille au coin d'une rue qui s'est évanouie dans la nuithttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/claremont-serial-killing-trial-last-sighting-of-sarah-spiers/11767442
Le dernier homme à avoir vu Sarah Spiers en vie raconte le procès pour meurtres à répétition tenu à Claremont au sujet d'une jeune femme qu'il a aperçue au coin d'une rue, apparemment en train d'attendre quelqu'un après avoir appelé un taxi, mais lorsqu'il a été retrouvé, aucune trace d'elle n'a pu être vue.
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Andrea MayesJeu., 05 déc. 2019 07:01:20 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/claremont-serial-killing-trial-last-sighting-of-sarah-spiers/11767442Meurtre et homicide involontaireDroit, crime et justiceCours et procèsBradley Edwards et Sarah Spiers, la première femme disparue de Claremont. (ABC News)
Live: NSW Now: un homme de 21 ans traduit en justice pour crimes de terrorisme, un homme accusé après avoir donné un coup de pied à un chienhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/sydney-morning-briefing-5-december/1176767400
BRIEFING DU MATIN: Un homme de Riverwood est arrêté pour crimes de terrorisme à la suite d'une enquête de six mois et est accusé d'avoir utilisé les médias sociaux pour recruter des adolescents dans l'État islamique.
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Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 06:58:09 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/sydney-morning-briefing-5-december/1176767400Feu de brousseLes feuxCatastrophes et accidentsSantéIncidents d'urgencePoliceTerrorismeL’homme Riverwood a été arrêté à la suite d’une longue enquête. (Fourni)
Si vous ressentez une pointe d'envie chez les Kiwis, regardez de plus près le gouvernement d'Ardernhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/jacinda-arderns-nz-kiwi-envy-doesnt-stack-up/1176666600
Le monde regardait avec envie la jeune et inspirante femme dirigeante qui avait inopinément catapulté le Parti travailliste au pouvoir. Jacinda Ardern a créé une aura indéfinissable de promesse et difficile à tenir, écrit Grant Duncan.
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Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 06:30:21 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/jacinda-arderns-nz-kiwi-envy-doesnt-stack-up/1176666600Politique mondialeGouvernement et politiqueImmigrationCommunauté et sociétéLa première ministre néo-zélandaise, Jacinda Ardern, lors d'une réunion du Partenariat transpacifique (PTP) lors d'une réunion de la Coopération économique Asie-Pacifique (APEC) à Danang, au Vietnam, le vendredi 10 novembre 2017. (AAP: Mick Tsikas)
Le régime alimentaire renforcé «change des vies» mais les experts en cancer ne sont pas aussi certainshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/carnivore-diet-of-meat-and-water/11757396
Boeuf pour le déjeuner, boeuf pour le dîner et peut-être un peu de bouillon d'os pour le petit déjeuner? Cela ressemble à un cauchemar de médecin, mais le soi-disant "régime carnivore" gagne du terrain – si les médias sociaux sont tout ce qu'il y a à faire.
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Malcolm SuttonJeu., 05 déc. 2019 06:29:59 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/carnivore-diet-of-meat-and-water/11757396Maladie cardiaqueChangement climatiqueGaz à effet de serreSantéSecteur agroalimentaireCancerLes cultures agricolesBovins de boucheriePolitique de santéAlimentation et nutritionLes participants sont invités à manger autant de viande rouge qu'ils le souhaitent sans limitation. (ABC Rural: Lara Webster)
Les changements de programmation ABC Radio Sydney 2020 révéléshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/abc-radio-sydney-lineup-change-valentine-bath-warhurst-macdonald/11757060
Sarah Macdonald a été désignée comme remplaçante de Chris Bath sur ABC Radio Sydney et le spectacle de James Valentine sera prolongé afin de boucher le trou laissé par Myf Warhurst.
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Harriet TathamJeu., 05 déc. 2019 06:19:50 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/abc-radio-sydney-lineup-change-valentine-bath-warhurst-macdonald/11757060RadioRadiodiffusionabcSarah Macdonald (en haut à droite) remplace Chris Bath (en haut à gauche), tandis que la sortie de Myf Warhurst voit le spectacle de James Valentine prolongé. (ABC)
L'ironie risible au cœur de la "colonisation" du rugby avec Folauhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/israel-folau-rugby-union-clash-over-but-sports-scores-unsettled/11766800
Le fiasco d'Israël Folau a aspiré de l'oxygène et de l'argent du rugby à un moment où il ne peut plus se le permettre, après des années de catastrophes pour le sport. Le désordre résultant a mis en évidence à quel point le sport a chuté et combien il est en jeu, écrit Mary Gearin.
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Mary GearinJeu., 05 déc. 2019 06:14:11 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/israel-folau-rugby-union-clash-over-but-sports-scores-unsettled/11766800DiscriminationCommunauté et sociétéLGBTReligion et croyancesUnion de rugbysportMercredi, Israël Folau et Rugby Australia ont conclu un règlement avec des excuses mutuelles. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts)
Le mot numéro un que les Australiens utilisent pour se décrirehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/australia-talks-how-we-describe-ourselves/11703510
Bienveillant, amical, loyal, honnête, heureux – ce sont des mots que plus de 50 000 Australiens se sont utilisés, mais l'un était plus important que tout autre.
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Catherine HanrahanJeu., 05 déc. 2019 06:02:38 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/australia-talks-how-we-describe-ourselves/11703510FéminismeFemmesSystèmes sociauxRôles de genreLes Australiens se décrivent comme honnêtes et attentionnés. (Unsplash: Kevin Curtis)
Il fait vraiment chaud. Le solaire est-il la meilleure option pour réduire les coûts cette saison?http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/solar-panels-rebates-energy-is-it-worth-it/11738270
Cette année, les Wilkes ont réuni les fonds nécessaires à l’installation de systèmes solaires. Mais ont-ils pris la bonne décision? Découvrez si l'utilisation de l'énergie solaire est l'option la plus abordable pour vous.
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Emily StewartJeu., 05 déc. 2019 05:59:32 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/solar-panels-rebates-energy-is-it-worth-it/11738270Énergie solaireÉnergie alternativeEnvironnementLa famille Wilkes a réuni assez d’argent pour acheter des panneaux solaires. (ABC: Marton Dobras)
Prisonnier 123458: l'un des épisodes les plus extraordinaires de l'histoire juridique australiennehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/witness-j-revealed-secret-trial/11764676
Le gouvernement fédéral ne voulait pas que vous sachiez à propos du témoin J. Voici le récit de son procès secret, de sa condamnation et de son emprisonnement.
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Andrew ProbynJeu., 05 déc. 2019 05:36:04 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/witness-j-revealed-secret-trial/11764676Gouvernement et politiqueDéfense et sécurité nationaleLa sécurité nationaleDroit, crime et justiceLa situation difficile du témoin J est apparue. (ABC News: Emma Machan)
Le Premier ministre bloque le mouvement du personnel alors que les problèmes d'eau se posent au sein du gouvernementhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/departmental-shakeup-looms-with-water-as-drought-continues/11766914
Le bouleversement de la fonction publique a pris un faux départ, avec plus de 100 employés d'un ministère et partis pour un autre, avant de se faire dire qu'ils n'allaient nulle part après l'intervention de Scott Morrison à la onzième heure.
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Brett Worthington et Kath SullivanJeu., 05 déc. 2019 05:30:57 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/departmental-shakeup-looms-with-water-as-drought-continues/11766914Gouvernement et politiquePolitique agricoleEauGestion de l'eauParlement fédéralGouvernement fédéralScott Morrison est intervenu pour empêcher le personnel de l'eau d'accéder au département du vice-premier ministre Michael McCormack. (ABC News: Nick Haggarty)
Une bataille de plusieurs décennies pour poursuivre un chauffeur de taxi abusifhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/a-dda-fwomans-fight-for-justice-after-her-taxi-driver-abused-her/11711318
Les autorités voulaient que Mélanie garde le silence sur le traitement qui leur avait été réservé après avoir été agressée de manière indécente. Maintenant, la femme profondément sourde riposte, essayant de rendre le système plus équitable pour ceux qui ont le plus besoin d'aide.
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James OatenJeu., 05 déc. 2019 05:25:24 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/a-dda-fwomans-fight-for-justice-after-her-taxi-driver-abused-her/11711318Inconduite sexuelleCommunauté et sociétéDroit, crime et justiceInfractions sexuellesHandicapéesAuditionMaladies et TroublesSantéCours et procèsPolicela criminalitéMelanie Duggan a été agressée par son chauffeur de taxi, Ioannis Amourgianos, et la police de Victoria a reconnu par la suite que l'affaire avait été mal gérée. (ABC News: Shane Willner-Browne)
Barbara est au sommet de sa carrière, mais le «culte de la jeunesse» commence à mordrehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/cult-of-youth-older-workers-ambition/11760290
À tous points de vue, la carrière de Barbara Sharp n’a été qu’excellente. Pourtant, maintenant dans la cinquantaine, elle s'est retrouvée dans une situation inhabituelle où expérience et sagesse signifient souvent moins que l'exubérance juvénile.
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Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 05:00:39 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/cult-of-youth-older-workers-ambition/11760290Les personnes plus âgéesJeunesseScience et technologieAffaires, économie et financeCommunauté et sociétéTravailMme Sharp dit qu'il y a des avantages à être plus âgé. (Fourni)
Une enquête révèle que 629 filles pakistanaises sont vendues comme épouses à la Chinehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/investigators-reveal-hundreds-of-pakistani-women-sold-to-china/11767898
Une enquête a identifié 629 filles et femmes de tout le Pakistan vendues comme épouses à des hommes chinois au cours des deux dernières années, mais les autorités étouffent les efforts pour les aider, ont indiqué des sources.
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Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 04:39:55 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/investigators-reveal-hundreds-of-pakistani-women-sold-to-china/11767898Droit, crime et justiceTraite des êtres humainsLes enquêteurs pakistanais ont identifié des centaines de filles et de femmes de partout au Pakistan qui ont été vendues comme épouses à des hommes chinois. (AP: K.M. Chaudary)
Votre banque offre-t-elle des retraits d’argent sans carte? Les escrocs sont dessushttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/scammers-target-tar-bank-cardless-cash-feature-in-new-christmas-con/11760676
Les fraudeurs se sont tournés vers une nouvelle arnaque et redoublent d’efforts ce Noël, en visant une fonctionnalité bancaire qui permet aux gens de retirer de l’argent à des guichets automatiques sans avoir besoin d’une carte.
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Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 01:42:59 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/scammers-target-tar-bank-cardless-cash-feature-in-new-christmas-con/11760676Droit, crime et justiceFraude et crime d'entreprisePrévention de la criminalitéLa protection des consommateursLes arnaqueurs récoltent des centaines de millions d'Australiens chaque année. (ABC: Michael Janda)
Trump critique le "double visage" de Trudeau après que le premier ministre canadien se soit moqué du président américain devant la camérahttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/donald-trump-hits-back-at-justin-trudeau-at-nato-meeting/11767582
Donald Trump appelle Justin Trudeau "à deux visages" et affirme que d'autres alliés clés sont des "délinquants", mais que le sommet de l'OTAN près de Londres a été un succès, selon des responsables.
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Jeu., 05 déc. 2019 00:42:23 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-05/donald-trump-hits-back-at-justin-trudeau-at-nato-meeting/11767582Politique mondialeGouvernement et politiqueDonald Trump et Justin Trudeau discutent au sommet de l'OTAN. (Reuters: Kevin Lamarque)
Greenpeace déclare que des points chauds de radiation ont été détectés lors du relais de la flamme aux Jeux olympiques de Tokyo 2020http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/radiation-hot-spots-found-at-tokyo-2020-olympic-games-greenpeace/11767258
Des points chauds de radiation ont été découverts au centre sportif J-Village de Fukushima, où débutera le relais de la flamme olympique de Tokyo 2020, a annoncé Greenpeace Japon.
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Mer., 04 déc. 2019 21:09:37 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/radiation-hot-spots-found-at-tokyo-2020-olympic-games-greenpeace/11767258Accident nucléaireQuestions nucléairesPollution, Désastres et SécuritéIntéret humainJ-Village a été utilisé comme base d'opération lors du nettoyage de l'énergie nucléaire. (Reuters)
Les pompiers contrôlent les incendies près d'une communauté autochtone dans le nord-est de Perthhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/cullacabardee-bushfire-warning-downgraded/11767520
Les autorités rétrogradent l'avertissement d'un feu de brousse qui s'est déclaré près des habitations de la petite communauté autochtone de Cullacabardee, dans le nord-est de Perth.
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Mer., 04 déc. 2019 21:00:23 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/cullacabardee-bushfire-warning-downgraded/11767520Feu de brousseLes feuxCatastrophes et accidentsL'incendie a menacé des maisons de la communauté autochtone de Cullacabardee. (ABC News)
Un «fonctionnaire» de la fonction publique s'est présenté après le prétendu scandale de corruption, d'un montant de 25 millions de dollarshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/paul-whyte-wa-corruption-accused-public-servant-lost-trust/11767012
Le responsable du département des communautés de l'État de Washington a déclaré que l'arrestation de Paul Whyte était un "moment de crise" qui a envoyé une "onde de choc" sur le personnel et que beaucoup de travail est nécessaire pour restaurer la confiance du public dans l'organisation.
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Frances BellMer., 04 déc. 2019 20:19:05 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/paul-whyte-wa-corruption-accused-public-servant-lost-trust/11767012la corruptionGouvernement et politiqueCours et procèsCommunauté et sociétéPaul Whyte est interrogé par les médias lors de sa première comparution devant le tribunal. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)
Un policier "bien intentionné" a emmené le jeune neveu en prison pour le "sensibiliser" à un comportement répréhensiblehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/police-officer-who-asked-nephew-stripsearched-no-conviction/11766428
Un ancien policier tasmanien était sous la pression de sa famille de réfugiés quand elle a emmené son neveu de 11 ans en prison et lui a demandé de subir une fouille à nu et d'être traitée "comme un détenu adulte", a déclaré un magistrat, lui évitant une condamnation.
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Jessica HayesMer., 04 déc. 2019 19:56:10 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/police-officer-who-asked-nephew-stripsearched-no-conviction/11766428Droit, crime et justicePoliceMaurine Riziki, la première femme policière de Tasmanie originaire de réfugiés, pointe une arme d'entraînement à Hobart. (Fourni par Rebecca Thomson)
Deborah Mailman, vedette des AACTA Awards, invite les émissions américaines à la "chasser"http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/aacta-awards-ceremony-sam-neill-netflix-the-king/11766430
The Nightingale remporte le meilleur film aux AACTA Awards annuels, qui comprennent un prix d'excellence pour Sam Neill, alors que la controverse autour d'une production de Netflix domine le débat sur le tapis rouge.
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Penny Timms et Michaela BolandMer., 04 déc. 2019 19:35:42 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/aacta-awards-ceremony-sam-neill-netflix-the-king/11766430Les arts et le divertissementFilm (Films)FilmTélévisionPrix ​​et récompensesDeborah Mailman a sorti sa sixième AACTA mercredi soir. (AAP: Joel Carrett)
Il fait si chaud en Australie occidentale que le miel fond sur les murs d'une maison de banlieuehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/so-hot-in-wa-that-honey-is-melting-out-of-the-walls-of-this-home/ 11766244
Il faisait si chaud à Geraldton que Gabby Forrester a découvert que le miel fondait le long du mur de sa maison, révélant un grand essaim d'abeilles à l'intérieur des murs de sa cheminée.
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Laura MeachimMer., 04 déc. 2019 18:46:51 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/so-hot-in-wa-that-honey-is-melting-out-of-the-walls-of-this-home/ 11766244ApicultureRuralCommunauté et sociétéRégionalÉcologieScience et technologieConditions météorologiquesDepuis son retour chez ses parents, Gabby Forrester a décidé de laisser les abeilles dans sa cheminée, laissant près de dix ans de nid d'abeille pour la remplir à ras bord. (ABC Midwest et Wheatbelt: Zachary Bruce)
Les fans repèrent une erreur dans The Mandalorian cachée par un éclairage de mauvaise humeurhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/mandalorian-disney-flagship-show-boom-mic-mistake/11765936
Certains fans de l'émission phare de Disney +, The Mandalorian, ont remarqué que quelque chose n'allait pas dans une scène du quatrième épisode, mais la possibilité de le voir dépend des paramètres de votre écran.
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Dannielle Maguire Mer., 04 déc. 2019 18:35:32 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/mandalorian-disney-flagship-show-boom-mic-mistake/11765936TélévisionLes arts et le divertissementLa culture populaireCertains téléspectateurs ont remarqué que quelque chose n'allait pas avec cette scène. (Disney +)
Quand un chauffeur de Telstra a pris Annabelle près de Claremont, elle a eu un «fort instinct de sortir»http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/claremont-serial-killings-bradley-robert-edwards-trial-day-8/11765176
Une femme qui a accepté l'ascenseur d'un homme dans une voiture portant la marque Telstra à l'apogée des meurtres en série à Claremont a déclaré qu'elle avait prétexté une excuse pour sortir de la voiture après avoir ressenti un "fort instinct de sortir".
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Andrea MayesMer., 04 déc. 2019 18:12:03 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/claremont-serial-killings-bradley-robert-edwards-trial-day-8/11765176Meurtre et homicide involontaireDroit, crime et justiceCours et procèsBradley Robert Edwards est accusé du meurtre de trois femmes disparues de Claremont dans les années 1990. (ABC News: Anne Barnetson)
Avec Murray robinet ouvert, Irrigator se retrouve dans un autobus scolaire pour joindre les deux bouts.http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-04/irrigator-forced-to-find-work-off-farm/11757522
Un irrigateur de Riverina a déclaré qu'il était "déchirant" de regarder Murray couler le long de sa propriété, qui dispose d'une allocation en eau de zéro pour cent. Avec l'agriculture presque impossible, il a été forcé de trouver du travail loin de ses terres.
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Cara JefferyMer., 04 déc. 2019 18:08:33 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-04/irrigator-forced-to-find-work-off-farm/11757522IrrigationRuralBléLes cultures agricolesL'irrigateur de Barooga, Wayne Brooker, a été contraint de trouver un revenu non agricole, entraînant des pertes de charge sur d'autres fermes, faute de ressources en eau disponibles pour exploiter sa ferme dans la région de NSW Murray. (ABC Rural: Cara Jeffery)
Une fausse nouvelle pour le gardien électoral des élections australienne, mais un expert affirme qu'il sera impuissanthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/queensland-council-elections-fake-news-watchdog-observer-iceo/11766778
Un nouvel organe mis en place pour diffuser de fausses informations lors des élections du conseil du Queensland ne contribuera guère à aider les électeurs à distinguer les faits de la fiction, a déclaré un expert des médias sociaux.
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Talissa SigantoMer., 04 déc. 2019 17:45:36 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/queensland-council-elections-fake-news-watchdog-observer-iceo/11766778Gouvernement localGouvernement et politiquela corruptionLes libéraux, les travailleurs et les verts utilisent tous la publicité sur Facebook dans le cadre de leurs stratégies électorales dans l'État de Washington. (Fourni: Cannings Purple)
Des habitants d'un village de retraités frappés par un courrier haineux anti-allemandhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/retirement-village-german-residents-targeted-by-racist-letters/11761110
La guerre n’est pas terminée pour l’auteur de courrier haineux anti-allemand dans un village de plus de 50 ans de la Sunshine Coast, certains résidents recevant des lettres remplies de propos excessifs.
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Tim Wong-See et Kathy SundstromMer., 04 déc. 2019 17:35:05 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/retirement-village-german-residents-targeted-by-racist-letters/11761110DiscriminationLes personnes plus âgéesAprès 60 ans en Australie, Manfred Thurow a reçu un courrier haineux lui demandant de retourner dans son pays natal. (Les explosifs ont été censurés dans cette image.) (ABC Sunshine Coast: Kathy Sundstrom)
La golfeuse néerlandaise, 21 ans, entre dans l'histoire en tant que première joueuse à l'Open d'Australiehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/australian-open-gold-daphne-van-houten-dutch-woman/11764460
Cela a pris plus d'un siècle, mais Daphne van Houten deviendra la première golfeuse à concourir pendant le tournoi, qui remonte à 1904 et a été remporté par certains des plus grands de ce sport.
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Patrick GallowayMer., 04 déc. 2019 17:22:19 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/australian-open-gold-daphne-van-houten-dutch-woman/11764460sportLe golfHandicapéesFemmesDaphne van Houten fait tomber les barrières dans le golf, devenant la première femme à se rendre sur le parcours à l'Australian Open. (ABC News: John Gunn)
Des biens détruits alors que les feux de brousse de la Nouvelle-Galles du Sud se poursuivent sous une attaque féroce et enfuméehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/bushfires-threaten-homes-in-nsw-wisemans-ferry/11766892
Au moins une propriété a été engloutie par l’incendie de Three Mile dans la région de Wisemans Ferry, dans la banlieue nord de Sydney, tandis que d’autres bâtiments sont immédiatement menacés.
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Sarah ThomasMer., 04 déc. 2019 17:17:56 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/bushfires-threaten-homes-in-nsw-wisemans-ferry/11766892Feu de brousseLes feuxCatastrophes et accidentsIncidents d'urgenceSantéUne propriété à Wisemans Ferry complètement engloutie par les flammes. (ABC News)
Des enfants profitent de la technologie qui rend les téléphones silencieux à l'école SAhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/south-australian-school-trials-phone-blocking-technology/11764782
Une technologie simple appréciée des interprètes et comédiens de Broadway, Hannah Gadsby, est saluée comme un moyen d’obtenir les étudiants sans téléphone.
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Ben NielsenMer., 04 déc. 2019 17:13:20 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/south-australian-school-trials-phone-blocking-technology/11764782ÉcolesÉducationScience et technologieSantéTéléphones portablesInformation et communicationInformatique et technologieLes poches bloquent l'accès au téléphone dans certaines salles de classe australiennes. (Fourni: Trent Nelson)
Il y a une faille avec les identifiants de connexion – et malheureusement c'est voushttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/fingerprint-login-secure-defence-but-we-dont-use-it-properly/11766398
Touch ID était censé améliorer la convivialité et la sécurité de votre téléphone – mais la plupart des gens ne savent pas pourquoi, écrit Nalin Asanka Gamagedara Arachchilage.
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Mer., 04 déc. 2019 17:11:16 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/fingerprint-login-secure-defence-but-we-dont-use-it-properly/11766398La technologie InternetScience et technologieInformatique et technologieCommunauté et sociétéTouch ID était supposé améliorer à la fois la convivialité et la sécurité de l'appareil. (Reuters: Jason Lee)
«Voyage de cauchemar»: Pipecon sera jugée pour violations présumées en matière de santé et de sécuritéhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/pipecon-committed-to-stand-trial/11765852
La société de construction Pipecon Pty Ltd sera jugée l'année prochaine pour avoir prétendument omis de fournir un environnement de travail et une supervision sûrs à ses employés.
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Sarah Jane BellMer., 04 déc. 2019 17:06:12 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/pipecon-committed-to-stand-trial/11765852Lieu de travailLes accidentsCatastrophes et accidentsCours et procèsDroit, crime et justiceMortJack Brownlee, 21 ans, a été blessé lors de la pose de tuyaux près de la route Glenelg à Delacombe et est décédé plus tard à l'hôpital. (Fourni: Collège Damas, Ballarat)
Les habitants de la région de Millmerran à Darling Downs craignent des pertes matérielles causées par un incendie. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/bushfires-milmerran-concern-property-threat/11766410
Un incendie qui se déplace rapidement et de façon irrégulière affecte les zones peuplées autour de Millmerran, dans le Darland Downs, dans le Queensland. Les autorités chargées des incendies ont déclaré que des informations non confirmées rapportaient que deux structures avaient été détruites.
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Mer., 04 déc. 2019 17:05:01 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/bushfires-milmerran-concern-property-threat/11766410Catastrophes et accidentsLes feuxFeu de brousseConditions météorologiquesIncidents d'urgencePlanification d'urgenceLe feu de brousse s'est déclaré mercredi après-midi et a menacé des propriétés autour de Millmerran.
Les co-fondateurs de Google s'éloignent de la société mère Alphabethttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/google-larry-page-sergey-brin-step-down-from-alphabet/11766300
Larry Page et Sergey Brin démissionnent, affirmant que la société qu'ils avaient créée peu après leur rencontre en tant qu'étudiants diplômés de l'université de Stanford en 1995 avait "évolué et mûri" et laissait la place à Sundar Pichai.
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Mer., 04 déc. 2019 16:45:10 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/google-larry-page-sergey-brin-step-down-from-alphabet/11766300InformatiqueLa technologie InternetGouvernance d'entrepriseAffaires, économie et financePolitique de protection des donnéesM. Brin (à gauche) et M. Page ont lancé Google en 1995 après une réunion à l'Université de Stanford. (AP: Paul Sakuma)
Qld miller, un des principaux fabricants, achète les plus grandes scieries indigènes de WA dans le cadre d’une enquêtehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-04/parkside-timber-buys-wa-nannup-timber-processing/11765958
La prise de contrôle des aciéries en difficulté du sud-ouest par Parkside Timber devrait créer des dizaines d'emplois locaux dans les années à venir, mais a été critiquée par les défenseurs de l'environnement.
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Jon DalyMer., 04 déc. 2019 16:32:10 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-04/parkside-timber-buys-wa-nannup-timber-processing/11765958Les forêtsSylvicultureEnvironnementRuralPréservationBoisIndustrieLa vente de Nannup Timber Processing intervient juste un mois après que la Commission des produits forestiers ait dénoncé à l'usine un important contrat d'approvisionnement en bois. (ABC News: Jon Daly)
«Crimes contre l'humanité»: le Parlement américain approuve un projet de loi ouïghour exigeant des sanctions contre la Chine http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/uyghur-bill-passes-us-house-of-representatives/11765684
La Chambre des représentants des États-Unis approuve à une écrasante majorité un projet de loi qui obligerait le gouvernement Trump à renforcer sa réaction à la répression menée par la Chine à l'encontre de sa minorité musulmane, ce qui entraînera une condamnation rapide de Pékin.
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Mer., 04 déc. 2019 16:16:31 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/uyghur-bill-passes-us-house-of-representatives/11765684Religion et croyancesCommunauté et sociétéGouvernement et politiqueDroit, crime et justiceDiscriminationIslamSanctions économiquesPolitique mondialeL'ONU estime qu'environ 1 million d'Oughours sont détenus dans des camps d'internement sous haute surveillance. (AP: Ng Han Guan)
Les crapauds attirent l'attention, mais un tueur invasif plus silencieux fait des ravages sur les arbres indigènes d'Australiehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-04/myrtle-rust-fungus-invive-species-killing-native-trees/11730738
Extinction is the future for many of Australia's native trees if action is not taken to control myrtle rust fungus, which causes disease and death in trees like lilly pillies, paperbarks and tea trees.
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Jo KhanWed, 04 Dec 2019 16:09:07 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-04/myrtle-rust-fungus-invasive-species-killing-native-trees/11730738Science and TechnologyLes plantesAnimalsEnvironnementAnimals and NatureEcologyThe yellow spots and discoloured leaves of this red lilly pilly are signs the invasive fungus myrtle rust has infected it. (Supplied: Geoff Pegg)
The top ranking education systems in the world aren't there by accident. Here's how Australia can climb uphttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/top-ranking-education-systems-in-world-arent-there-by-accident/11766042
Hong Kong, Singapore and other high performing countries did not improve their education system by chance. They did it by design. And we can do it too, writes Julie Sonnemann.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 15:57:12 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/top-ranking-education-systems-in-world-arent-there-by-accident/11766042ÉducationEducational GradingÉcolesIndependent SchoolsPrivate SchoolsPublic SchoolsSecondary SchoolsAustralian students were three years behind Singapore in maths and three months behind in reading. (AAP: Paul Miller)
'We decided to act early': Police swoop on alleged Sydney Islamic State recruiterhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/sydney-islamic-state-recruiter-arrested-over-terrorism-offences/11765520
A 21-year-old Riverwood man has been accused of using social media to radicalise teenagers and encouraging them into carrying out politically motivated violence.
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Kevin NguyenWed, 04 Dec 2019 15:29:19 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/sydney-islamic-state-recruiter-arrested-over-terrorism-offences/11765520TerrorismLaw, Crime and JusticeInformation and CommunicationAFP Assistant Commissioner Ian McCartney said there was no imminent threat or attacks planned. (ABC News)
Mayor complains of unsavoury treatment over birthday cake backlashhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/mitcham-mayor-under-investigation-for-baking-cake/11764300
An Adelaide Mayor will be investigated for using council premises for personal use — because she baked a cake for her son's birthday. SA's Local Government Minister says the issue is not worth probing.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:46:11 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/mitcham-mayor-under-investigation-for-baking-cake/11764300Local GovernmentOffbeatHuman InterestFood and CookingGovernment and PoliticsMayor Heather Holmes-Ross baked a chocolate cake in her council's kitchen. (flickr: Tomylees)
'Brutal and heartless': Man sentenced to life in prison for bashing murder of Townsville womanhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/james-mabo-life-sentence-murder-rosemary-russo-townsville/11764890
The son of a Townsville grandmother who was bludgeoned to death by a teenager after he broke into her home, has spoken of his family's pain after her "brutal and heartless" killing.
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Lily NothlingWed, 04 Dec 2019 14:42:15 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/james-mabo-life-sentence-murder-rosemary-russo-townsville/11764890Law, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsMurder and ManslaughterCrimeLourence Russo (centre) with family outside the Supreme Court in Townsville. The son of a Townsville grandmother who was bludgeoned to death by a teenager who broke into her home have spoken of his family's pain after her "brutal and heartless" killing. James Mabo, 22, was sentenced to life in prison for murdering childcare worker Rosemary Russo, 59, at Deeragun in December 2016. (ABC News: Lily Nothling)
New twist in Opal Tower saga as builder launches counter lawsuithttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/opal-tower-builder-launches-new-30m-crossclaim/11765280
Icon, the builder of the troubled Opal Tower at Olympic Park, lodges documents in the NSW Supreme Court alleging the infamous cracking damage was caused by "shortcomings" in its design.
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Nick SasWed, 04 Dec 2019 14:37:44 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/opal-tower-builder-launches-new-30m-crossclaim/11765280Building and ConstructionIndustrieBusiness, Economics and FinanceGovernment and PoliticsState ParliamentIt's been almost a year since Opal Tower was evacuated. (ABC: Nick Sas)
Family speaks after rescue teams find body two weeks after Claire Hockridge went missinghttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/third-missing-person-found-central-australia/11761232
The triplet sister of Claire Hockridge, found dead after 15 days lost in the Northern Territory outback, says the family is grateful to police and pastoralists who did all they could to save her.
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Chelsea HeaneyWed, 04 Dec 2019 14:37:44 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/third-missing-person-found-central-australia/11761232PoliceMissing PersonAccidents – OtherAlice Springs resident Claire Hockridge is believed to have died in the outback. (Supplied: Teagan Eden-Street)
Rugby Australia and Israel Folau settle legal dispute with mutual apologieshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/rugby-australia-israel-folau-mediation-settlement/11765866
Rugby Australia apologises to Israel Folau as part of a confidential settlement reached over his sacking, avoiding a protracted court hearing after the former Wallaby sued for wrongful dismissal.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:19:27 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/rugby-australia-israel-folau-mediation-settlement/11765866sportCommunity and SocietyDiscriminationLaw, Crime and JusticeRugby UnionIsrael Folau has been under fire for a number of social media posts. (AAP: Joel Carrett, file photo)
Ritual slaughter of thousands of animals in Hindu goddess's name sparks outcryhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/thousands-of-animals-killed-mass-animal-sacrifice-in-nepal/11764630
Despite animal rights groups condemning the large-scale killing, which takes place every five years at a temple in Bariyarpur, 150 kilometres south of Kathmandu, to worship Gadhimai, the bloodshed goes ahead again.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:12:29 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/thousands-of-animals-killed-mass-animal-sacrifice-in-nepal/11764630Animal WelfareReligion and BeliefsButchers kill animals as part of the twice-in-a-decade Gadhimai Mela festival. (Reuters: Navesh Chitrakar)
Rescue footage shows moment swimmer was 'flushed out to sea'http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/footage-surfaces-of-whalers-way-rescue-near-port-lincoln/11764930
A 26-year-old man is rescued by a commercial fishing boat after being swept half a kilometre out to sea from a treacherous swimming spot on SA's Eyre Peninsula.
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Camron SlessorWed, 04 Dec 2019 14:12:29 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/footage-surfaces-of-whalers-way-rescue-near-port-lincoln/11764930Disasters and AccidentsAccidentsAccidents – OtherEnvironnementOceans and ReefsEmergency IncidentsThe man was swimming in a rock pool when he was swept out. (News Video)
Turner Prize judges vote to give art award to all 2019 finalistshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/2019-turner-prize-judges-given-to-all-four-finalists-collective/11764776
Britain's Turner Prize — considered to be the art world's equivalent of the Booker — has awarded all four finalists the 2019 prize, but some say it's relegated the award to a "participation trophy".
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 14:11:21 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/2019-turner-prize-judges-given-to-all-four-finalists-collective/11764776Arts and EntertainmentArt HistoryVisual ArtContemporary ArtConceptionArchitectureIndustrial DesignPhotographyPerformance ArtFinalistes (gauche – droite): Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Tai Shani, Helen Cammock et Oscar Murillo. (Twitter: Turner Contemporary)
Police officer grilled after telling inquiry he 'can't remember' stripsearching child at music festivalhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/police-officer-cant-remember-stripsearching-boy-at-festival/11765028
A senior NSW Police constable accused of stripsearching a child at a music festival in Sydney's west is grilled after claiming he could not remember the incident in February.
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Lily MayersWed, 04 Dec 2019 13:57:48 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/police-officer-cant-remember-stripsearching-boy-at-festival/11765028Law, Crime and JusticePoliceCrimeLoisCommunity and SocietyDrugs and Substance AbuseA police officer repeatedly claimed he couldn’t remember conducting any strip searches at the event. (ABC News: Bruce MacKenzie)
Third K-pop star in two months found deadhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/cha-in-ha-third-korean-pop-star-in-two-months-dies/11765284
The death of 27-year-old singer and actor Cha In Ha prompts concerns about Korea's entertainment industry after the recent deaths of fellow K-pop singers Goo Hara and Sulli.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:54:29 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/cha-in-ha-third-korean-pop-star-in-two-months-dies/11765284Music IndustryLa musiqueArts and EntertainmentMortInternet CultureCha In Ha's agents said he was found dead in his home. (Instagram: chainha_715)
Socceroos to face Lionel Messi's Argentina in Copa America 2020http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/australia-drawn-with-messi-argentina-in-copa-america-2020/11764098
The Socceroos are on a collision course with one of the greatest footballers of all time, with Australia drawn in the same pool as Lionel Messi's Argentina at next year's Copa America.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:51:43 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/australia-drawn-with-messi-argentina-in-copa-america-2020/11764098SocceroosFootballsportLionel Messi and Argentina await the Socceroos at the Copa America. (AP: Petr David Josek)
No promise of extra water for farmers, as states jostle ahead of Murray-Darling Basin investigationhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/murray-darling-basin-plan-littleproud-says-no-water-promised/11764372
Water Minister David Littleproud says he has not promised more water for farmers, while states argue over a review of water-sharing arrangements.
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Kath Sullivan And Clint JasperWed, 04 Dec 2019 13:49:15 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/murray-darling-basin-plan-littleproud-says-no-water-promised/11764372Agricultural PolicyFederal GovernmentGovernment and PoliticsEnvironnementMurray-Darling BasinSustainable and Alternative FarmingIrrigationAgribusinessWater Minister David Littleproud wants the Interim Inspector-General for the Murray-Darling Basin Mick Keelty to investigate water sharing arrangements. (ABC: Mark Moore)
Woman warned to 'stay away from' Craig McLachlan at party, court hearshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/craig-mclachlan-court-told-woman-warned-to-stay-away-from-actor/11765464
A friend of a woman who has accused Craig McLachlan of indecent assault tells a court she was warned "he'd love you, stay away from him" at an after-show party.
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Karen PercyWed, 04 Dec 2019 13:44:55 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/craig-mclachlan-court-told-woman-warned-to-stay-away-from-actor/11765464Courts and TrialsLaw, Crime and JusticeSexual OffencesTheatreCraig McLachlan is accused of assaulting four women. (ABC News: Dylan Anderson)
'We are really concerned': Hopes fade for woman missing for 15 days in outbackhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/claire-hockridge-missing-search-continues-alice-springs/11765198
As the search continues for Claire Hockridge in Central Australia, still missing two weeks after embarking on a bush trek and despite her two companions being found, NT police is concerned she may have run out of water.
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Chelsea HeaneyWed, 04 Dec 2019 13:43:54 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/claire-hockridge-missing-search-continues-alice-springs/11765198PoliceMissing PersonAccidents – OtherNT Police are still searching for Alice Springs resident Claire Hockridge, 46 (right). Her partner Tamra McBeath-Riley, 52 (left), was found on Sunday. (Supplied: NT Police)
Jeff Fenech to donate post-boxing brain for concussion researchhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/jeff-fenech-to-donate-brain-for-scientific-research-concussion/11764696
One of most famous names in Australian boxing says his decision came after forgetting things straight after being told, going places without realising and having friends deteriorate to the point where they could no longer speak.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:11:31 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/jeff-fenech-to-donate-brain-for-scientific-research-concussion/11764696Medical ResearchHealthDiseases and DisordersBrain and Nervous SystemsportBoxingJeff Fenech has joined over 100 ex-athletes from multiple sports in pledging to the Australian Sports Brain Bank. (AAP: Dan Himbrechts)
Elon Musk says 'pedo guy' tweet should not be taken literallyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/elon-musk-defends-himself-in-testimony-in-pedo-guy-trial/11764726
Billionaire Tesla boss Elon Musk is the first witness to testify in a lawsuit brought by a British cave diver who gained fame during the rescue of 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave in Thailand last year.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 13:04:17 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/elon-musk-defends-himself-in-testimony-in-pedo-guy-trial/11764726LoisLaw, Crime and JusticeDes médias sociauxInternational LawElon Musk said Mr Unsworth's comments where wrong and insulting and therefore he insulted him back. (AP: Kiichiro Sato)
When a respected doctor took his own life, nobody saw it cominghttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/doctors-mental-health-mandatory-reporting-suicide-risk-fears/11760994
John Bryant never planned on becoming a mental health advocate but fell into the role when his father, a respected gastroenterologist, went to work one day and never came home.
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Lucy ShannonWed, 04 Dec 2019 13:04:17 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/doctors-mental-health-mandatory-reporting-suicide-risk-fears/11760994SuicideMental HealthDoctors and Medical ProfessionalsCommunity and SocietyAndrew Bryant's death has led his son John to lobby for cultural change in the medical profession. (Fourni)
Lauren is in debt from her power bills, but like thousands of Australians, is reluctant to shop aroundhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/some-energy-consumers-not-seeking-out-a-better-deal/11753818
Many Australians are not looking around for a better deal on energy, with almost one million stuck on the most expensive plans. And low-income households are feeling the pinch.
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Shuba KrishnanWed, 04 Dec 2019 12:50:30 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/some-energy-consumers-not-seeking-out-a-better-deal/11753818Consumer FinanceElectricity Energy and UtilitiesSolar EnergyAlternative EnergyPovertyAdelaide woman Lauren Koplin has trouble paying her electricity bills. (ABC News: Shuba Krishnan)
Nicola Gobbo 'cries most days', but loses bid to avoid royal commission grillinghttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/nicola-gobbo-ordered-to-give-evidence-lawyer-x-royal-commission/11765128
The former gangland lawyer has been ordered to give testimony over the phone in January, despite her lawyers saying she could have a "psychotic mental health breakdown" if forced to take the stand.
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Sarah FarnsworthWed, 04 Dec 2019 12:39:08 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/nicola-gobbo-ordered-to-give-evidence-lawyer-x-royal-commission/11765128Courts and TrialsLaw, Crime and JusticeRoyal CommissionsPoliceNicola Gobbo's physical and mental health is deteriorating, her legal team said. (ABC News)
Row between dog walkers ends with pet allegedly having front teeth kicked outhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/manhunt-underway-after-dog-has-front-teeth-kicked-out/11764768
Police search for a man wanted for questioning over a confrontation between two dog walkers in Sydney's The Rocks last night that allegedly resulted in one of the pets having its teeth kicked out.
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Emma Elsworthy Wed, 04 Dec 2019 12:28:54 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/manhunt-underway-after-dog-has-front-teeth-kicked-out/11764768Animal AttacksAnimalsAnimal WelfareLaw, Crime and JusticeAnimal BehaviourPolice released this image of a man wanted for questioning over the attack. (Fourni)
'To suppress the demons': Ex-NRL player Jarrod Mullen pleads guilty to cocaine chargehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/jarrod-mullen-pleads-guilty-to-cocaine-charge/11764980
The former Newcastle Knights and NSW State of Origin player tells how he spiralled out of control, taking cocaine daily, after his NRL career ended.
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Carly CookWed, 04 Dec 2019 12:02:51 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/jarrod-mullen-pleads-guilty-to-cocaine-charge/11764980Community and SocietyDrugs and Substance AbuseDrug UseHealthDrug OffencesLaw, Crime and JusticeCrimesportRugby LeagueFormer Newcastle Knight player Jarrod Mullen (right) leaves court with his lawyer. (ABC Newcastle: Carly Cook)
Trump claims he doesn't know Prince Andrew despite being photographed together many timeshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/donald-trump-says-he-does-not-know-prince-andrew/11764228
Having shared parties at Mar-a-Lago and solemn commemorations at Westminster Abbey, Donald Trump and Prince Andrew are hardly strangers. And we have the photos to prove it.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:59:24 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/donald-trump-says-he-does-not-know-prince-andrew/11764228Donald TrumpSexual OffencesRoyal and Imperial MattersImages began circulating on social media of multiple occasions where Mr Trump and Prince Andrew were photographed together over a number of years. (Twitter: @TheDukeOfYork)
'If I fall down no-one's going to see me': Seaweed up to 1 metre deep traps Gold Coast beachgoershttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/gold-coast-beaches-seaweed-sludge/11764588
Experts are baffled by the cause of an exceptionally large volume of "cornflake seaweed" that has washed up on southern Gold Coast beaches in recent days.
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Charmaine KaneWed, 04 Dec 2019 11:58:16 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/gold-coast-beaches-seaweed-sludge/11764588EnvironnementWater PlantsLes plantesClimate ChangeOceans and ReefsA passer-by came to the rescue of a runner who got stuck in the seaweed. (News Video)
NSW slammed over 'irrational' Murray-Darling Basin Plan demandshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/sa-government-lashes-out-at-nsw-demands-on-murray-darling-basin/11764302
SA's Water Minister hits back at the NSW Government over its threat to withdraw from the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, saying a suggestion that seawater be allowed back into SA's lower lakes is "nonsense".
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Camron SlessorWed, 04 Dec 2019 11:51:45 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/sa-government-lashes-out-at-nsw-demands-on-murray-darling-basin/11764302EnvironnementEauWater ManagementWater SupplyGovernment and PoliticsFederal GovernmentEnvironmental PolicyAgricultural PolicyIrrigationRiversMurray-Darling BasinStates and TerritoriesNSW wants to be made exempt from returning extra water to the system. (Supplied: Arron Hage)
If you're saving like Gretta, you could be accidentally hurting the economyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/gdp-q3-2019/11761428
Australians are hurting the economy by not spending, with household savings soaring as consumer spending plummets to its lowest level since the global financial crisis.
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Stephen Letts, Michael Janda And Phillip LaskerWed, 04 Dec 2019 11:41:03 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/gdp-q3-2019/11761428Business, Economics and FinanceEconomic TrendsIndustrieMoney and Monetary PolicyGretta Dunn and her husband are sinking as much spare income into their mortgage as they can. (ABC News: John Gunn)
Pensioner billed $10,000 for water she knows she did not usehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/pensioners-excess-water-bill-highlights-fears-of-water-theft/11760630
Questions about water security are arising after some rate payers have found themselves hit with huge bills for water they have not used.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 11:14:51 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/pensioners-excess-water-bill-highlights-fears-of-water-theft/11760630EauWater ManagementWater SupplyLocal GovernmentGardensCrimeCommunity and SocietyVerlene Johnston lives alone and does not even water her garden, yet apparently used 3 million litres of water in three months. (ABC North Coast: Hannah Ross)
Clive Palmer used rock song without permission because he 'didn't like the price'http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/clive-palmer-copyright-case-with-twisted-sister/11764526
Universal Music takes businessman-turned-politician Clive Palmer to court and accuses him of using a track by US metal band Twisted Sister during his election campaign without a licence.
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Jamie McKinnellWed, 04 Dec 2019 11:14:51 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/clive-palmer-copyright-case-with-twisted-sister/11764526Government and PoliticsBusiness, Economics and FinanceLa musiqueClive Palmer claims he owns the copyright to his own lyrics. (AAP: Darren England)
Australia's biggest new gold mine Gruyere officially openshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/gruyere-biggest-goldmine-officially-opens/11763156
The $621m Gruyere mine has opened up a new golden frontier in the WA outback as the country prospers from near-record gold prices.
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Jarrod LucasWed, 04 Dec 2019 11:11:21 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/gruyere-biggest-goldmine-officially-opens/11763156Mining (Rural)GoldBusiness, Economics and FinanceIndigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)Mining IndustryGold Road Resources managing director Duncan Gibbs. (ABC News: Jarrod Lucas)
'What sort of democracy is that?': Government under fire over 'secret' medevac deal with Lambiehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/medevac-jacqui-lambie-coalition-repeal/11745704
The crossbench senator helps the Government repeal so-called medevac laws, prompting Labor and Greens accusations that a secret deal was offered to win the crossbencher's support.
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Brett Worthington And Jade MacmillanWed, 04 Dec 2019 10:48:44 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/medevac-jacqui-lambie-coalition-repeal/11745704Government and PoliticsImmigrationImmigration PolicySenator Jacqui Lambie supported the repeal of the medevac laws. (ABC News: Mark Moore)
Woman accused of shooting death of husband of 35 years said 'I can't take it anymore'http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/debra-jane-alicia-holme-on-trial-for-murder-of-husband/11763522
A woman on trial for the murder of her husband told a triple-zero operator she had just shot him but "I don’t want him to die", a court hears.
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Georgia LoneyWed, 04 Dec 2019 10:43:25 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/debra-jane-alicia-holme-on-trial-for-murder-of-husband/11763522Murder and ManslaughterCourts and TrialsCrimeWayne Chappell died after being shot by his wife at their home in Muja near Collie in July, 2018. (Supplied: Kate Ferguson media)
Massive compensation case over faulty airbags suffers High Court setbackhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/takata-westpac-class-action-backers-suffer-blow-in-high-court/11764412
The financing company backing what is expected to be the largest class action in Australian history suffers a major blow, after the High Court ruled against a plan entitling it to 25 per cent of eventual payouts.
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Elizabeth ByrneWed, 04 Dec 2019 10:42:11 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/takata-westpac-class-action-backers-suffer-blow-in-high-court/11764412Courts and TrialsLaw, Crime and JusticeConsumer ProtectionBusiness, Economics and FinanceA Takata airbag that injured a young driver in Darwin in 2017. (Supplied: NT Police)
'My brain is suffering and I am in great fear': Final words of CY O'Connor revealed to the publichttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/culture-wa-significant-treasures-on-display-cy-oconnor-letter/11760972
A suicide note written in 1902 by the designer of the Goldfields water pipeline, CY O'Connor, is among 1.6 million of WA's most significant treasures and stories included in a new online archive.
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Rebecca CarmodyWed, 04 Dec 2019 09:57:24 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/culture-wa-significant-treasures-on-display-cy-oconnor-letter/11760972Library Museum and GalleryHistoryUrban Development and PlanningIndigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)C.Y. O'Connor took his own life before the Perth-to-Kalgoorlie water pipeline was completed. (ABC News: Rebecca Carmody)
Man who died in Melbourne street fight may have been attempting break-in, police sayhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/police-investigate-dandenong-fight-death/11764002
Police are trying to work out what happened when a resident confronted a homeless man outside his property on Monday morning. The man died from his injuries and police are looking for witnesses to corroborate the resident's side of the story.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:31:38 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/police-investigate-dandenong-fight-death/11764002CrimeLaw, Crime and JusticeAssaultA woman told her husband there was a man in her garden and he went to investigate. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella)
'Alarm bells should be ringing' over poor student test resultshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/alarm-bells-should-be-ringing-over-student-pisa-test-results/11764278
Federal Education Minister Dan Tehan tells state and territory governments to refocus on education basics after Australian students register record low results in reading, maths and science in an international report.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:23:14 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/alarm-bells-should-be-ringing-over-student-pisa-test-results/11764278ÉducationEducational GradingMathematics EducationÉcolesGovernment and PoliticsIndependent SchoolsPrivate SchoolsPublic SchoolsSecondary SchoolsThe maths skills of Australian students have fallen back at least a year compared to their international counterparts. (AAP)
Steve Smith denies claims he is 'white-anting' Test captain Tim Painehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/steve-smith-denies-he-is-white-anting-tim-paine/11764142
The star batsman says he was offering suggestions and was not trying to undermine his captain after being accused by Test great Ian Chappell of moving fielders around against Pakistan.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 09:16:12 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/steve-smith-denies-he-is-white-anting-tim-paine/11764142CricketsportSteve Smith also helped Paine with some field placings during the Ashes defence. (Reuters/Action Images: Andrew Boyers)
Yarnbombing spreads cheer in tight-knit rural townhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/yarnbombing-gives-rural-town-a-pickmeup-for-festive-season/11760398
Benches covered in red, white, and green knitting, light poles covered in crochet, and thousands of metres of bunting have created a popular attraction for a small community trying to lift spirits after a hard 2019.
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Jessica HinchliffeWed, 04 Dec 2019 08:59:42 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/yarnbombing-gives-rural-town-a-pickmeup-for-festive-season/11760398Textile ArtsLifestyle and LeisureDroughtBushfireRegionalCharities and Community OrganisationsVolunteers drape the town with green, red and white. (Facebook: Beaudesert Yarnbombers)
MPs to deploy extreme measures in final bid to pass euthanasia laws before Christmashttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/wa-voluntary-assisted-dying-bill-sparks-more-all-night-sessions/11762824
WA's bid to legalise voluntary euthanasia hits its most crucial juncture, with MPs facing two all-night sittings this week in a bid to get to a final vote on the contentious legislation.
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Jacob KagiWed, 04 Dec 2019 08:47:37 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/wa-voluntary-assisted-dying-bill-sparks-more-all-night-sessions/11762824State ParliamentStates and TerritoriesHealth PolicyEuthanasiaGovernment and PoliticsMark McGowan has announced a new jobs promise, before the last one has been achieved. (ABC News: Eliza Laschon)
Why this Australian city can't give up its love affair with the carhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/public-transport-and-congestion-hobart-cars/11728076
For an outsider's view of getting around Hobart on public transport, the tourist guides paint a grim picture: "Everyone drives everywhere. The public transport services are poor."
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James DunlevieWed, 04 Dec 2019 08:06:35 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/public-transport-and-congestion-hobart-cars/11728076Road TransportUrban Development and PlanningCommunity and SocietyHistoryTravel and TourismGovernment and PoliticsTransportHealthCars, which delivered personal freedoms in the late 1950s, are now choking Hobart. (ABC News: Peter Curtis)
Australian shares keep falling after Trump flags delay on US-China dealhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/asx-drop-donald-trump-delay-us-china-trade-deal/11764108
Australian shares see another day of major losses after US President Donald Trump says he's in no hurry to sign a trade deal with China by the end of next week.
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David ChauWed, 04 Dec 2019 07:54:49 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/asx-drop-donald-trump-delay-us-china-trade-deal/11764108Business, Economics and FinanceStockmarketMarketsDeviseThe sell-off was triggered by Donald Trump's suggestions that the US-China trade war may not be resolved soon. (AP: Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Kamala Harris ends presidential bid with a slight against billionaire running mateshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/kamala-harris-ends-democratic-presidential-bid/11763960
California senator Kamala Harris fires a parting shot at billionaire running mate Michael Bloomberg, as she formally bows out of the race to become the Democratic party's 2020 presidential nominee.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 07:44:44 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/kamala-harris-ends-democratic-presidential-bid/11763960US ElectionsPrisons and PunishmentLeadershipMs Harris said she could not "in good faith" tell her supporters that she believed she had a path forward. (Reuters: Mike Segar)
After bushfires, feral cats prey on small native animals. Could this simple design protect them?http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/bushfire-shelters-to-protect-wildlife-during-heat/11749480
Scientists say a simple structure made of chicken wire and shadecloth could prevent bushfires from causing "widespread population loss" of vulnerable native animals.
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Sian JohnsonWed, 04 Dec 2019 07:38:20 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/bushfire-shelters-to-protect-wildlife-during-heat/11749480AnimalsBushfireConservationPests, Diseases and Control MethodsInvasive SpeciesEcological ControlReptilesBirdsDesertsClimate ChangeRain Forests and ForestRavageursForestsEndangered and Protected SpeciesNational ParksMarsupialsEnvironmental ImpactMammalsEcologyAcademic ResearchDeakin University researcher Darcy Watchorn holding an agile antechinus. (Supplied: Darcy Watchorn)
Nostalgia may not be enough to save retro Gold Coast motels, threatened by high-risehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/can-the-gold-coast-motel-survive-high-rise-developments/11734300
A pool, colour TV and aircon greeted families after long-hot drives to the Gold Coast, but these classic 1960s hotels are being rapidly replaced. Est-ce que ça importe?
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Dominic CansdaleWed, 04 Dec 2019 07:24:58 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/can-the-gold-coast-motel-survive-high-rise-developments/11734300TourismeLifestyle and LeisureArchitectureHistoryUrban Development and PlanningMotels, like in this advertisement, rose to great popularity in the 1960s. (Supplied: Tory Jones)
Australia has a critical shortage of EpiPens — and it's resulted in this extraordinary stephttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/australians-with-allergies-resort-to-using-out-of-date-drugs/11763304
The Government urges parents to use expired and contaminated stocks of EpiPen Junior as the country's supply of the life-saving drug falls critically low.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 07:23:58 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/australians-with-allergies-resort-to-using-out-of-date-drugs/11763304HealthDrug UseDiseases and DisordersLes allergiesMédicamentsMaria Stipic and her son Stefan, 3, who relies on emergency treatment device. (ABC News: Sean Warren)
NSW Now: Bushfires destroy homes overnight, poor air quality sees a rise in medical demandhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/sydney-morning-briefing-wednesday-december-4/11763090
MORNING BRIEFING: A total fire ban is in place across The Greater Hunter, Northern Slopes and North Western areas due to very high fire danger across the eastern coast of New South Wales.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 07:22:51 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/sydney-morning-briefing-wednesday-december-4/11763090BushfireFiresDisasters and AccidentsGovernment and PoliticsLocal GovernmentHealthEnvironmental HealthNewlyweds Shane and Benita Andersen were evacuated from the South Coast while staying in their campervan. (ABC News: Adriane Reardon)
Democrats deliver impeachment report into Donald Trump, invoking the separation of powershttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/donald-trump-impeachment-case-revealed-by-democrats/11764040
Democrats in the US House of Representatives lay out their impeachment case against President Donald Trump, accusing him of using the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference in the 2020 election.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 07:14:01 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/donald-trump-impeachment-case-revealed-by-democrats/11764040Donald TrumpCorruptionInternational Aid and TradeEthicsMr Trump has accused Democrats of using the impeachment process to overturn the results of the 2016 election. (AP: Patrick Semansky)
'This is not normal': Authorities warn Gippsland is facing a long bushfire seasonhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/gippsland-warned-of-long-bushfire-season/11755562
Bushfires have already threatened properties and burnt thousands of hectares in Victoria's East Gippsland, and authorities warn there could be more to come.
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Sarah MaunderWed, 04 Dec 2019 06:55:00 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/gippsland-warned-of-long-bushfire-season/11755562Disasters and AccidentsFiresBushfireCFA red sky Bruthen (Supplied: Michael Airey)
What the Queensland 2011 flood class action verdict means for you as a taxpayerhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/queensland-floods-explained-everything-to-know/11757828
Almost 7,000 victims of the 2011 Queensland floods have won a landmark class action. If you don't live anywhere near Brisbane you might think the verdict doesn't affect you but there's a chance you'll be paying the State Government's bill.
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Rebeka Powell And Rachel RigaWed, 04 Dec 2019 06:44:47 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/queensland-floods-explained-everything-to-know/11757828Disasters and AccidentsFloodsCourts and TrialsLaw, Crime and JusticeGovernment and PoliticsA class action found dam operators acted negligently in the lead up to the 2011 floods. (ABC News: Giulio Saggin, file image)
Council proposes 'bizarre' local laws which would ban motorbike riding on Sundayshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/south-gippsland-shire-residents-furious-over-law-changes/11756952
Residents are left "flabbergasted" as a regional Victorian council wants to pass laws restricting residents from riding motorbikes on rural properties.
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Jane McNaughtonWed, 04 Dec 2019 06:41:07 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/south-gippsland-shire-residents-furious-over-law-changes/11756952Local GovernmentLaw, Crime and JusticeRuralRegionalAgricultural MachineryBrad Snell and daughter Olivia with her motorbike. (ABC Gippsland: Jane McNaughton)
'It will give the river more respect': Elders call for dual naming of Darling River as Baakahttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/support-for-government-proposal-dual-name-darling-river-baaka/11761352
Adding its local name Baaka would 'give the Darling River more respect': Barkindji elders welcome the NSW Government's consultation on a dual naming.
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Declan GoochWed, 04 Dec 2019 06:20:06 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/support-for-government-proposal-dual-name-darling-river-baaka/11761352RiversIndigenous PolicyIndigenous CultureStates and TerritoriesAboriginal LanguageIndigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)Badger Bates hopes dual naming of the Darling River would create more respect for the 'Baaka' among people and government departments. (ABC News: Paige Cockburn)
Operation Christmas Drop spreads festive cheer in remote communities with military precisionhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/defence-force-spreads-christmas-cheer-in-remote-communities/11762370
Christmas came early for a remote community in far north Queensland with more than a tonne of supplies parachuted out of a military aircraft dubbed the "Battle Budgie".
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Kristy Sexton-McGrathWed, 04 Dec 2019 06:13:44 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/defence-force-spreads-christmas-cheer-in-remote-communities/11762370Defence ForcesAviationArmyIndigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)The ADF is dropping supplies into remote communities ahead of Christmas. (ABC Far North: Kristy Sexton-McGrath)
'80 per cent of the economy is going backwards', and that's likely to continue for some timehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/economy-to-continue-teetering-on-the-edge-of-recession/11761358
Australia's economy is meandering into its 29th year of continuous economic expansion, but the risks of that record-breaking run being broken are rising.
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David TaylorWed, 04 Dec 2019 05:58:16 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/economy-to-continue-teetering-on-the-edge-of-recession/11761358Economic TrendsMoney and Monetary PolicyEmpty shops are a sign of the tough times for retail in many areas of Australia. (ABC News: Nathalie Fernbach)
Kitchens without sinks and $165 weekly cleaning fees: Welcome to the 'wild west' of student housinghttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/landlords-prey-on-international-students-in-australia:study/11759672
When Chinese student Jiaying Wan first arrived in Sydney last year to study accounting, she was forced to pay more than $8,000 up-front for her four-month lease and bond.
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Samuel YangWed, 04 Dec 2019 05:56:16 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/landlords-prey-on-international-students-in-australia:study/11759672University and Further EducationLaw, Crime and JusticeImmigrationLogementInternational student Jiaying Wan. (Fourni)
When the lights go out and the fridge stops humming, here's what to dohttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/electricity-blackout-what-to-do-before-during-and-after/11689630
The telly suddenly turns off, the fridge stops humming and the lights go out. There's a good chance your next thought will be: "What am I meant to do again?" Voici ce que vous devez savoir.
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Michael CollettWed, 04 Dec 2019 05:55:11 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/electricity-blackout-what-to-do-before-during-and-after/11689630Disasters and AccidentsStorm DisasterA large storm front sweeps across Melbourne on November 9, 2011. (Audience submitted: Adam Fry)
Constant pain changes the way your brain works, scientists findhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/study-shows-chronic-pain-changes-the-brain/11760024
When Daune Coogan realised pain would be her "constant companion" she spent days in tears, but a new understanding of what that pain is doing to her brain, and in turn her emotions, is providing relief.
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Sophie Scott And Mary LloydWed, 04 Dec 2019 05:52:52 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/study-shows-chronic-pain-changes-the-brain/11760024HealthPainScience and TechnologyMedical ResearchBrain and Nervous SystemNeuroscienceDuane Coogan lives with constant pain cause by Ramsay Hunt syndrome. (ABC News: Mary Lloyd)
'You destroyed my life': Freed Yazidi woman collapses while confronting her IS rapisthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/freed-yazidi-woman-collapses-after-confronting-her-isis-rapist/11763926
A freed Iraqi Yazidi woman, who was held as a sex slave by IS, comes face-to-face with her tormentor on Iraqi television, demanding an explanation for her suffering, before collapsing.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 05:30:13 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/freed-yazidi-woman-collapses-after-confronting-her-isis-rapist/11763926Government and PoliticsWorld PoliticsLaw, Crime and JusticeAshwaq Hajji Hamid confronted the ISIL man who raped her at the young age of 14. (Al-Iraqiya TV)
If you're thinking of trying veganism, read this firsthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-12-04/veganism-is-a-vegan-diet-healthy-b12-calcium-iodine-iron/11698020
For a vegan diet to meet all your nutritional needs, you really need to understand your food. Here are the critical nutrients to look out for.
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Tegan TaylorWed, 04 Dec 2019 05:30:00 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-12-04/veganism-is-a-vegan-diet-healthy-b12-calcium-iodine-iron/11698020HealthDiet and NutritionCan you get everything your body needs from a vegan diet? (Unsplash: Rustic Vegan)
'Punishment chart' shocks mother after FOI request to disability homehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/disability-royal-commission-hears-woman-punished-for-united-shoe/11762870
A woman with an intellectual disability is now "fearful of everything" after spending time in a group home where she was repeatedly punished for transgressions as minor as not tying her shoelaces, her mother tells the disability royal commission.
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Zalika RizmalWed, 04 Dec 2019 05:05:10 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/disability-royal-commission-hears-woman-punished-for-united-shoe/11762870DisabilitiesHealthRoyal CommissionsLaw, Crime and JusticeWitness AAG was shocked by the treatment of her daughter following an FOI request. (Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability)
Greta Thunberg an 'energised … angry kid' ready for climate summit after three-week voyagehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/greta-arrives-in-portugal/11763386
The teenage climate activist arrives by catamaran at the port of Lisbon after a three-week voyage across the Atlantic Ocean from the United States.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 02:14:17 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/greta-arrives-in-portugal/11763386World PoliticsEnvironnementEventClimate change activist Greta Thunberg arrives aboard the yacht La Vagabonde at Santo Amaro port in Lisbon, Portugal. (Reuters: Rafael Marchante)
'Wake up': Jacqui Lambie makes impassioned speech to Parliament about Chinese influencehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/jacquie-lambie-speaks-out-on-china-and-australia-relations/11763504
Tasmanian senator Jacqui Lambie says warnings about China's attempts to influence Australia's parliament aren't "some wacky conspiracy theory", urging support for an inquiry into the relationship.
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Nour HaydarWed, 04 Dec 2019 01:57:30 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/jacquie-lambie-speaks-out-on-china-and-australia-relations/11763504Federal GovernmentForeign AffairsFederal ParliamentMinor PartiesJacqui Lambie said both sides of politics had allowed Australia to become too economically dependent on China. (ABC News: Adam Kennedy)
Kim Jong-un opens the 'epitome of modern civilisation' — North Korea's newest cityhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/north-korean-celebrates-open-of-new-utopian-town/11763450
North Korea celebrates the completion of leader Kim Jong-un's signature construction project, a new city near the sacred mountain where his family claims its roots.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 01:40:19 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/north-korean-celebrates-open-of-new-utopian-town/11763450Human InterestCommunity and SocietyUrban Development and PlanningWorld PoliticsGovernment and PoliticsA view of North Korean township of Samjiyon County in this undated picture released by North Korea's Central News Agency. (Reuters: KCNA)
'It has to be reformed': Radical plan to overhaul private health insurancehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/private-health-insurance/11762778
There is a "fatal flaw" in Australia's private health system, according to a public policy think tank that has released its plan to make it sustainable, as more young people opt out of buying coverage.
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Stephanie DalzellWed, 04 Dec 2019 01:24:00 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/private-health-insurance/11762778Government and PoliticsHealth PolicyHealth InsuranceHealthTracy Lee Jurg says private health insurance needs to be overhauled to make it viable for people to take up. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)
Energy market operator warns 1.3 million households could lose power this summerhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/energy-regulator-warns-about-power-outages-this-summer/11762774
Extreme weather forecast for summer will reduce the reliability of power supply across Australia in the coming months, with ageing coal plants becoming less reliable, the energy market operator warns.
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Richard WillinghamWed, 04 Dec 2019 00:21:51 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/energy-regulator-warns-about-power-outages-this-summer/11762774WeatherElectricity Energy and UtilitiesÉnergieSolar EnergyFrom December until the end of February, most of Australia is forecast to have a high chance of experiencing warmer than average maximum temperatures. (Supplied: AEMO)
Trump hits out at Macron over NATO criticism, says he can't 'go around making statements like that'http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/donald-trump-rebukes-emmanuel-macron-over-nato-comments/11763424
Tensions between several world leaders emerge at a military summit in the UK, as Donald Trump hits back at criticisms from the French President.
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Wed, 04 Dec 2019 00:20:37 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-04/donald-trump-rebukes-emmanuel-macron-over-nato-comments/11763424World PoliticsGovernment and PoliticsDefence and National SecurityUS President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron. (Reuters: Neil Hall)
Amateur astronomer finds lost Indian lunar lander on the face of the Moonhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/indian-rocket-crash-site-seen-on-moon-chandrayaan-2/11763124
An IT worker's painstaking search is vindicated as NASA confirms the crash site of the Chandrayaan-2 Vikram lander, which smashed into the lunar surface.
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Dannielle Maguire Tue, 03 Dec 2019 22:22:44 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/indian-rocket-crash-site-seen-on-moon-chandrayaan-2/11763124Air and SpaceAccidentsDisasters and AccidentsSpacecraftSpace ExplorationAstronomy (Space)Science and TechnologyNASA used Mr Subramanian's tip to find the impact site. (Supplied: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University)
Coroner investigating deadly WA bushfires warns climate change increasing riskhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/esperance-bushfire-inquest-report-2015-coroner-coronial-fire/11762940
A West Australian coroner investigating the deaths of four people on the state's south coast says climate change is undoubtably intensifying bushfires nationwide, dismissing all political claims to the contrary.
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Emma Field And Emily JB SmithTue, 03 Dec 2019 21:57:45 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/esperance-bushfire-inquest-report-2015-coroner-coronial-fire/11762940BushfireEmergency PlanningEmergency IncidentsMortCourts and TrialsTom Butcher's mother Sharon Boak pays her respects at his roadside memorial. (ABC Esperance: Mark Bennett)
Man rescued by fishing boat after being swept off rocks near Port Lincolnhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/man-rescued-after-falling-off-rocks-at-whalers-way/11763136
A man spends about about an hour in the sea after being swept off rocks at a dangerous location on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 19:33:43 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/man-rescued-after-falling-off-rocks-at-whalers-way/11763136AccidentsAccidents – OtherWhaler's Way is a scenic location near Port Lincoln. (Facebook: Renee Jacobs-Mitchell)
The last thing David Savage remembers was the look of horror on the soldier's facehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/helmet-cam-footage-shows-afghanistan-suicide-bomb-blast/11757108
An Australian Defence Force inquiry found the suicide bomb blast that nearly killed David Savage in Afghanistan was an "unexpected event". Watch it play out on a helmet camera, worn by the US soldier assigned to guard him.
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Dylan Welch, Alex Palmer, Nathanael Scott And Clare BlumerTue, 03 Dec 2019 19:21:38 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/helmet-cam-footage-shows-afghanistan-suicide-bomb-blast/11757108Defence ForcesDefence and National SecurityTerrorismUnrest, Conflict and WarDavid Savage was wounded in a bomb blast in Afghanistan in 2012. (Supplied)
Safety measures were in place at Ballarat trench collapse that led to men's deaths, court toldhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/pipecon-trench-collapse-case-goes-to-court/11760958
A committal hearing begins in the case against construction company Pipecon, following a trench collapse that led to the death of two men in Ballarat last year.
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Sarah Jane BellTue, 03 Dec 2019 19:19:05 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/pipecon-trench-collapse-case-goes-to-court/11760958MortCommunity and SocietyLaw, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsWorkplaceAccidentsAn expert said the two men must have been in the trench when it collapsed. (ABC News)
Australian students slip in global maths, reading and science rankingshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/australia-education-results-maths-reading-science-getting-worse/11760880
A worldwide study of more than half a million 15-year-olds shows Australian students lag 3.5 years behind their Chinese counterparts in maths — and their performance in all three major subjects is in long-term decline.
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Brooke Wylie And Conor DuffyTue, 03 Dec 2019 19:06:51 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/australia-education-results-maths-reading-science-getting-worse/11760880ÉducationEducational GradingÉcolesIndependent SchoolsPrivate SchoolsPublic SchoolsSecondary SchoolsResearchers say the gender imbalance in STEM fields can be addressed in the classroom. (ABC News)
'This is not rocket science': Police slammed for inaccurate records of strip searches at festivalhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/nsw-police-slammed-for-strip-search-records-at-festival/11759614
Police records relating to strip searching at a Sydney music festival were inaccurate and one database indicated only one officer was involved in searches, when in reality it was "at least five or six", a misconduct inquiry hears.
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Jamie McKinnellTue, 03 Dec 2019 18:10:32 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/nsw-police-slammed-for-strip-search-records-at-festival/11759614PoliceCrimeLaw, Crime and JusticeCommunity and SocietyDrug OffencesA support person was only present for six of 31 searches performed at the Lost City festival. (Instagram: Goodlife Presents)
Townsville man who bludgeoned woman and left her to die found guilty of murderhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/townsville-grandmother-murder-trial-james-mabo-guilty/11761222
James Mabo shows no emotion as a Supreme Court jury in Townsville finds him guilty of murder for hitting a woman with a lump of wood and leaving her to die.
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Lily NothlingTue, 03 Dec 2019 17:53:31 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/townsville-grandmother-murder-trial-james-mabo-guilty/11761222Law, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsMurder and ManslaughterCrimeForensic police at the scene of the fatal attack on Rosemary Russo. (ABC News)
'My home is touched by the sea': Climate change displacing one person every two seconds, Oxfam sayshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/climate-change-displacing-one-person-every-two-seconds-oxfam-say/11756070
Fijian man Kelepi Saukitoga is planning to move house. He has no choice — the ocean is lapping at his doorstep. He is one of 20 million people displaced by climate change each year, according to Oxfam.
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Erin HandleyTue, 03 Dec 2019 17:44:27 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/climate-change-displacing-one-person-every-two-seconds-oxfam-say/11756070Climate ChangeEnvironnementClimate Change – DisastersForeign AidUnrest, Conflict and WarWorld PoliticsKelepi Saukitoga's home is under threat from rising sea levels in Fiji. (Supplied: Josephine Prasad)
Deckhand pleads guilty over drunk sex with yacht captain that led to $140k damage billhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/gold-coast-deckhand-guilty-of-negligence/11762630
A Gold Coast woman has admitted negligence over a drunken tryst on a luxury yacht bound for the Gold Coast. Without anyone acting as lookout the vessel hit several objects, including another yacht.
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Gemma SapwellTue, 03 Dec 2019 17:37:22 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/gold-coast-deckhand-guilty-of-negligence/11762630MaritimeAccidentsCrimeCourts and TrialsCheya Handley, who aspired to work for Border Force, admitted to 10 minutes of negligence. Her lawyer said no damage was caused in that time. (ABC Gold Coast: Gemma Sapwell)
Only one type of mask protects you from bushfire smokehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-12-03/face-masks-for-bushfire-smoke-haze-pollution/11760618
Face masks are a familiar sight in countries like China and Japan. Should Australians consider them to protect their lungs from bushfire smoke?
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Olivia Willis And James BullenTue, 03 Dec 2019 17:20:37 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-12-03/face-masks-for-bushfire-smoke-haze-pollution/11760618HealthBushfireRespiratory DiseasesP2 masks come in a variety of sizes and shapes, and are professionally rated to filter certain particles. (Getty Images: Justin Sullivan)
No relief from Perth's sweltering start to summer, with heat to return 'with a vengeance' on Fridayhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/perth-hot-weather-smashes-december-heat-record/11762656
Perth posts its earliest 40-degree day in December on record as a bushfire threatens homes and the city experiences a scorching start to summer.
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Irena CeranicTue, 03 Dec 2019 17:17:56 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/perth-hot-weather-smashes-december-heat-record/11762656WeatherPerth has suffered through its earliest 40-degree December day on record. (AAP: Kelly Barnes)
Developer coached councillors 'in real time' with texts during council meetings, inquiry hearshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/ibac-casey-corruption-scandal-hears-developer-coached-via-text/11761064
An inquiry into corruption at the City of Casey hears text messages were sent to two councillors by staff of developer John Woodman, telling them what to do to promote his interests during council meetings.
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Bridget RollasonTue, 03 Dec 2019 17:15:24 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/ibac-casey-corruption-scandal-hears-developer-coached-via-text/11761064Local GovernmentCorruptionThe IBAC hearing is investigating money paid by developer John Woodman to City of Casey councillors Sam Aziz (left) and Geoff Ablett. (City of Casey)
Runaway cow that escaped slaughter is rehomed to restock a family farmhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/runaway-brahman-escapes-transportation-and-slaughter/11760074
Daisy the cow escaped a cattle truck travelling from the NT to SA for slaughter and will now help rebuild a drought-stricken family farm.
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Shannon CorvoTue, 03 Dec 2019 17:12:15 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/runaway-brahman-escapes-transportation-and-slaughter/11760074Farm LabourLivestockBeef CattleCattle FeedlotsRural WomenDroughtJennifer Reschke is hoping Daisy can help re-stock her family's farm. (ABC North and West: Shannon Corvo)
Cruise company apologises for fake Maori welcome ceremonyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/fake-powhiri-moari-welcome-at-new-zealand-port/11761244
Princess Cruises says no offence was intended when men in crude costumes mimicked a traditional Maori welcome for passengers when their ship docked at a New Zealand port.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:59:01 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/fake-powhiri-moari-welcome-at-new-zealand-port/11761244TourismeIndustrieTravel and TourismRace RelationsCommunity and SocietyPrincess Cruises said it took immediate steps to address the "sensitive situation". (Facebook: Steve the Maori)
Restrictions tightened after claims Wannon Water discharging 'fatballs' and 'nurdles' on Warrnambool beachhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/epa-cracks-down-on-fatbergs-and-plastics/11760996
Residents are claiming victory over a water authority they say is pumping microplastics and oils into the ocean at Warrnambool in south-west Victoria.
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Matt NealTue, 03 Dec 2019 16:54:12 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/epa-cracks-down-on-fatbergs-and-plastics/11760996EnvironnementEnvironmental ImpactWater Pollutionla pollutionRegionalOceans and ReefsPlastics and RubberColleen Hughson says she's found enough fat on the beach to fill a two-litre bucket. (ABC South West Victoria: Daniel Miles)
Motel gunman made hostage threat before being fatally shot, inquest toldhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/coronial-inquest-examines-fatal-shooting-of-gunman-at-motel/11760940
A fugitive shot dead by police during an Adelaide motel siege had fired two shots and shouted to police that he had a hostage before he was killed, an inquest is told.
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Stacey LeeTue, 03 Dec 2019 16:53:09 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/coronial-inquest-examines-fatal-shooting-of-gunman-at-motel/11760940Law, Crime and JusticeCrimePoliceMatthew Kim Morgan was shot dead at the Tollgate Motel in October 2017. (ABC News: Dean Faulkner)
Joe Denly's dropped catch for the ages the 'highlight' in NZ vs England drawhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/joe-denly-drops-catch-in-england-vs-new-zealand-draw/11761124
England's Joe Denly hits the headlines for all the wrong reasons, as his unfathomable dropped catch gives NZ skipper Kane Williamson a life on the way to a century on day five in Hamilton.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:49:54 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/joe-denly-drops-catch-in-england-vs-new-zealand-draw/11761124sportCricketJofra Archer had the easiest wicket of his career snatched away, after Joe Denly (out of shot) dropped NZ skipper Kane Williamson. (AP: Mark Baker)
Former deputy mayor facing indecent assault charges delivered flowers to alleged victim's high school, court hearshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/frank-james-pardon-councillor-historic-sexual-offences/11761172
Noosa councillor Frank James Pardon, a former deputy mayor, is facing numerous historical indecent assault charges for acts alleged to have occurred in the 1990s, including assaulting a child under the age of 16.
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Tara CassidyTue, 03 Dec 2019 16:49:54 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/frank-james-pardon-councillor-historic-sexual-offences/11761172Courts and TrialsLaw, Crime and JusticeSexual OffencesFrank James Pardon is facing 11 charges, including indecent treatment of a child under 16. (ABC News: Tara Cassidy)
Top bureaucrat jailed for CV lies that landed her Department of Premier and Cabinet jobhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/veronica-theriault-gets-12-months-jail-for-lying-to-get-job/11761316
A former top Adelaide bureaucrat who lied on her curriculum vitae to secure an SA Government position that paid $270,000 a year, and fraudulently acted as her own referee, is jailed for at least 12 months.
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Meagan DillonTue, 03 Dec 2019 16:37:46 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/veronica-theriault-gets-12-months-jail-for-lying-to-get-job/11761316Fraud and Corporate CrimePublic SectorGovernment and PoliticsCourts and TrialsInformatiqueVeronica Theriault was charged with numerous offences after being arrested by SA ICAC officers.
ICAC says SA Health 'ripe for exploitation by corrupt employees'http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/sa-health-taskforce-on-corruption-and-maladministration/11760598
A new taskforce will be deployed to crack down on corruption and maladministration in SA Health, following a scathing ICAC report.
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Leah MacLennan Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:17:29 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/sa-health-taskforce-on-corruption-and-maladministration/11760598Health AdministrationHealth PolicyPublic SectorGovernment and PoliticsState ParliamentCorruptionCommissioner Bruce Lander wants funding for a wider inquiry. (ABC News)
Director told McLachlan to apologise over alleged jaw grab during performance, court hearshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/craig-mclachlan-court-case-told-of-lingering-kiss-accusation/11761368
Australian actor Craig McLachlan told a cast member he could make sure she never worked again after after she complained about a lingering kiss on stage, a witness tells an indecent assault hearing.
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Sarah FarnsworthTue, 03 Dec 2019 16:15:08 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/craig-mclachlan-court-case-told-of-lingering-kiss-accusation/11761368Law, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsArts and EntertainmentSexual OffencesCraig McLachlan has consistently denied the allegations of indecent assault. (AAP: James Ross)
WA's mermaid community welcomes rare new memberhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/inclusiveness-exists-even-under-the-sea/11758298
Professional merfolk can be found from sea to sea, but most of them are women. At a tourist hotspot in WA that has just changed, and the mermaids say the inclusion of a merman is a "real step forward."
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Anthony PanciaTue, 03 Dec 2019 16:15:08 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/inclusiveness-exists-even-under-the-sea/11758298TourismeLifestyle and LeisureOffbeatUnderwater friends Sherri Daniels, AKA Mermaid Nixie, and Anthony Prum, now known as Merman Inky. (ABC South West WA: Anthony Pancia)
'I honestly thought I was going to die': Edwards's victim breaks her silencehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/claremont-serial-killings-trial-told-of-telstra-car-in-cottesloe/11761280
A social worker describes fighting for her life as she fended off an unprovoked attack from accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards at a Perth hospital in 1990.
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Andrea MayesTue, 03 Dec 2019 16:09:20 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/claremont-serial-killings-trial-told-of-telstra-car-in-cottesloe/11761280Murder and ManslaughterLaw, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsBradley Robert Edwards denies committing the crimes known as the Claremont serial killings. (ABC News: Anne Barnetson)
Woman allegedly killed and burnt in a steel drum had lifestyle that posed 'risk', lawyer claimshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/rebecca-delalalande-murder-trial-told-risky-sex-worker-lifestyle/11761434
A woman allegedly murdered by her boyfriend who then burnt her body in a 44-gallon drum lived a "high risk" lifestyle as a drug user and sex worker before she vanished 18 years ago, a trial is told.
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Joanna MenaghTue, 03 Dec 2019 16:08:12 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/rebecca-delalalande-murder-trial-told-risky-sex-worker-lifestyle/11761434Law, Crime and JusticeProstitutionMurder and ManslaughterCourts and TrialsPolice discovered Rebecca Delalande was missing as they probed another cold case murder. (Supplied: WA Police)
NSW bushfires threatening properties as hot, windy conditions stoke flameshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/nsw-bushfire-emergency-warnings/11762260
More than 100 fires were burning across NSW on Tuesday night due to warm and windy conditions, with an emergency situation continuing at the Currowan fire on the South Coast.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 16:04:27 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/nsw-bushfire-emergency-warnings/11762260BushfireFiresDisasters and AccidentsEmergency IncidentsDroughtA spot fire flares up near Kioloa, between Bateman's Bay and Ulladulla, on Tuesday. (AAP: Dean Lewins)
Scientists lure fish to dead reefs using speakers playing healthy coral soundshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-03/great-barrier-reef-coral-fish-acoustics/11760016
Underwater speakers playing healthy coral reefs noises double the amount of fish on damaged reefs, giving scientists hope that sound could be used to help restore them.
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Nick KilvertTue, 03 Dec 2019 15:26:58 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-03/great-barrier-reef-coral-fish-acoustics/11760016Science and TechnologyPoissonClimate ChangeGreat Barrier ReefEcologyEnvironnementTwice as many fish came to reefs where sounds were played. (Supplied: Queensland Museum – Gary Cranitch)
Cleanskin has a new meaning, and it has nothing to do with winehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/macquarie-dictionary-shortlist-word-of-the-year/11759484
Do you enjoy eating while livestreaming to an online audience? There's a word for that and it is one of Macquarie Dictionary's words of the year, writes Roslyn Petelin.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 15:11:21 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/macquarie-dictionary-shortlist-word-of-the-year/11759484Aboriginal LanguageLanguagesAnglaisPopular CultureThe Macquarie Dictionary has announced the shortlist for its Word of the Year. (flickr: Caleb Roenigk)
Byron Bay's weed problem just won't quithttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/byron-bay-cornflake-weed-problem-lingers/11760478
The normally pristine beaches of the northern NSW tourist hot spot are being smothered by a blanket of cornflake weed that just won't go away.
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Bruce MacKenzieTue, 03 Dec 2019 14:50:04 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/byron-bay-cornflake-weed-problem-lingers/11760478Marine BiologyMarine ParksJasmin Sezer plays in the cornflake seaweed at a Byron Bay beach. (Supplied: Michelle Pullen)
'We just don't have any more to give': NSW, South Australia at war over waterhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/nsw-government-threatens-to-leave-murray-darling-basin-plan/11760752
NSW's Deputy Premier issues an ultimatum to the Federal Government over the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, and argues South Australia has benefited at the expense of his state.
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Ashleigh RaperTue, 03 Dec 2019 14:47:14 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/nsw-government-threatens-to-leave-murray-darling-basin-plan/11760752Murray-Darling BasinIrrigationAgricultural PolicyEnvironmental PolicyWater ManagementGovernment and PoliticsAn aerial view of the Murray River at Renmark, South Australia. (Flickr: Michael Storer)
Home buyer 'FOMO' contributes to Reserve Bank no-gohttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/rba-keeps-rates-on-hold-house-price-jumps-household-debt-fears/11759930
The Reserve Bank had hopes its three rapid rate cuts might boost a cooling economy, but so far only the property market appears to have responded — again raising concerns about unsustainable household debt.
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Stephen Letts And Stephanie ChalmersTue, 03 Dec 2019 14:29:34 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/rba-keeps-rates-on-hold-house-price-jumps-household-debt-fears/11759930Business, Economics and FinanceEconomic TrendsHousing IndustryMoney and Monetary PolicyRate cuts and homebuyers' "fear of missing out" have driven a recent rebound in property prices. (ABC News: Angela Lavoipierre)
'Shoddy soap opera': Beijing dismisses spying claims, denies torturing Australian citizenhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/beijing-dismisse-spying-claims-denies-torturing-australian-man/11759670
China dismisses claims Beijing is ramping up its espionage efforts, and that detained Australian citizen and pro-democracy activist Yang Hengjun is being held in inhumane conditions.
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Alan WeedonTue, 03 Dec 2019 14:10:13 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/beijing-dismisse-spying-claims-denies-torturing-australian-man/11759670Security IntelligenceTreaties and AlliancesPrisons and PunishmentEthicsHuman RightsRightsForeign AffairsChinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying. (Supplied: MOFA)
Former banking watchdog staffer bitten by corporate regulatorhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/former-banking-watchdog-staffer-bitten-by-corporate-regulator/11760896
Lyndon Allen Kingston was recruited directly from APRA to run the Bananacoast Community Credit Union, but they sacked him in 2017 and he is now charged with providing false documents.
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Josh RobertsonTue, 03 Dec 2019 13:55:06 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/former-banking-watchdog-staffer-bitten-by-corporate-regulator/11760896Corporate GovernanceFraud and Corporate CrimeCourts and TrialsBancaireMr Kingston was sacked by the Bananacoast Community Credit Union in 2017. (Facebook: Anna Kingston)
Widow of hammer attack victim 'will never forgive' meth addict neighbourhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/meth-addict-who-killed-man-with-hammer-placed-under-supervision/11760122
The widow and daughter of an elderly man who was fatally struck with a hammer at his Adelaide home tell a court of their heartbreak, as the killer is placed on a supervision order for life.
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Meagan DillonTue, 03 Dec 2019 13:45:27 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/meth-addict-who-killed-man-with-hammer-placed-under-supervision/11760122Law, Crime and JusticeCrimeMurder and ManslaughterCourts and TrialsPrisons and PunishmentPatricia and Deon Hewitt, who was killed with a hammer by his neighbour. (Fourni)
'75K made today, no biggie :D': Emails expose WorkCover agents celebrating 'wins' when stopping payoutshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/victoria-workcover-system-failing-injured-workers-ombudsman-find/11759874
Victoria's workers compensation scheme has been failing long-term injured workers in "downright immoral and unethical" circumstances, the state's ombudsman finds.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:25:42 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/victoria-workcover-system-failing-injured-workers-ombudsman-find/11759874Law, Crime and JusticeGovernment and PoliticsCommunity and SocietyHealthStates and TerritoriesWorkWorkplaceDeborah Glass said fairness had gone out the window in the state's WorkCover system. (ABC News: Billy Draper)
Indigenous soldier identified 103 years after dying in France during WWIhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/digger-identified-103-years-after-death/11759992
Private Charles Gage's brother erected a grave for his sibling, who was killed by shellfire in December 1916, but left off his identity. A century later, Private Gage is honoured with a headstone bearing his name.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 13:17:43 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/digger-identified-103-years-after-death/11759992World War 1HistoryCommunity and SocietyUnrest, Conflict and WarIndigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)At least 1,000 Indigenous Australians served in World War I. (Giulio Saggin, file photo: ABC News)
Why there won't be a double jeopardy trial over this 1987 murderhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/queensland-double-jeopardy-murder-trial-rejected/11760196
Prosecutors relying on new DNA testing results linking a man to a murder scene have their application to retry the man rejected by the Court of Appeal.
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Melanie VujkovicTue, 03 Dec 2019 12:53:52 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/queensland-double-jeopardy-murder-trial-rejected/11760196Murder and ManslaughterCrimeLaw, Crime and JusticeProsecutors were relying on new DNA testing results which became available after the original trial. (ABC News: Brendan Mounter)
Five men killed in Kakadu crash were from remote Aboriginal communityhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/five-men-confirmed-dead-in-kakadu-crash/11760000
Northern Territory Police say the single-vehicle rollover which claimed the lives of five men from the remote community of Gunbalanya was one of the worst they had seen in recent memory.
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Chelsea HeaneyTue, 03 Dec 2019 12:21:25 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/five-men-confirmed-dead-in-kakadu-crash/11760000PoliceAccidents – OtherRoadThe crash site where five people were killed in a single vehicle rollover. (ABC News: Kristy O'Brien)
Pastoralist who found second missing man says he was 'just so lucky' to have found waterhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/missing-man-phu-tran-found-alive-in-outback/11760070
Ted Fogarty found Phu Tran emerging from a concrete pipe, after going looking for the missing group on the 'off-chance' they could be lost on his remote cattle station.
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Samantha JonscherTue, 03 Dec 2019 11:31:00 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/missing-man-phu-tran-found-alive-in-outback/11760070Missing PersonPoliceThe concrete pipes that missing man Phu Tran used to shelter in during the night. (ABC News: Hamish Harty)
'Disturbing on many levels': Young LNP members suspended over 'racist' Schoolies videohttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/young-liberal-national-party-president-disciplined-racist-video/11759976
The Liberal National Party suspends three members of the Young LNP after a video was posted online showing one of its branch leaders smirking at a racist slur.
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Josh BavasTue, 03 Dec 2019 11:27:14 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/young-liberal-national-party-president-disciplined-racist-video/11759976Race RelationsCommunity and SocietyGovernment and PoliticsPolitical PartiesLiberal National PartyGold Coast Young LNP chair Barclay McGain and Gold Coast Young LNP vice-chair Patrick Riches filmed a segment at Surfers Paradise during Schoolies 2019. (Supplied)
Could climate inaction unleash 'dark forces' that threaten democracy — and lead to war?http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/climate-change-international-security-risk/11714284
Political action to address climate change has come far too late, according to an expert, who predicts that any response now will be so abrupt it will threaten democracy — or lead to armed conflict.
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Farz Edraki And Ann ArnoldTue, 03 Dec 2019 11:26:04 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/climate-change-international-security-risk/11714284Climate ChangeEnvironnementPollution, Disasters and SafetyClimate Change – DisastersGovernment and PoliticsInternational LawDefence and National SecurityWorld PoliticsProfessor Ole Wæver argues that delayed action on climate change could lead to drastic measures. (Unsplash: Markus Spiske)
Mental As Anything founder Andrew 'Greedy' Smith dieshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/mental-as-anything-andrew-greedy-smith-founder-dies/11759998
Australian rock icon Andrew "Greedy" Smith dies after suffering a heart attack while driving in Sydney. The Mental As Anything star was 63.
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Paul DonoughueTue, 03 Dec 2019 11:15:52 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/mental-as-anything-andrew-greedy-smith-founder-dies/11759998La musiqueArts and EntertainmentMortLegendary Australian pop band Mental As Anything members (L to R) Peter O'Doherty, Chris O'Doherty (also known as Reg Mombassa), Greedy Smith and Martin Plaza pose for photographs on the Red Carpet at the 2009 ARIA Hall Of Fame Awards at the Forum Theatre in Melbourne, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009 (AAP: Joe Castro)
Murder charge sparks former top cop's warning over Yuendumu shootinghttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/former-police-commissioner-says-police-feel-unsupported-yuendumu/11734478
WA's former police commissioner Karl O'Callaghan speaks of the deep concerns held by police over the shooting death of Kumanjayi Walker and subsequent murder charge.
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Matt BamfordTue, 03 Dec 2019 10:50:55 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/former-police-commissioner-says-police-feel-unsupported-yuendumu/11734478Black Deaths In CustodyIndigenous PolicyAboriginalPoliceLoisRegionalTensions between Aboriginal people and police have risen in the NT and WA after Kumanjayi Walker's shooting. (ABC News: Katrina Beavan)
ACT school chaplains set to lose hours in new role leading to concerns student demand won't be methttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/act-school-chaplains-lose-hours-in-new-wellbeing-role/11759380
Next year, when the ACT withdraws from the National School Chaplaincy Program, many chaplains will see their hours significantly reduced — and it's unclear how any gaps in support for students will be filled.
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Kate Midena And Tahlia RoyTue, 03 Dec 2019 10:49:47 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/act-school-chaplains-lose-hours-in-new-wellbeing-role/11759380Religion and BeliefsCommunity and SocietyÉducationCross on top of a church (ABC News: David Lewis)
Trump loses bid to bring back death penalty for federal crimeshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/donald-trump-loses-bid-to-resume-federal-executions/11759680
A convicted murderer scheduled to die on 9 December is granted a reprieve after a US court rules the Justice Department could not resume executing federal inmates.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:48:39 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/donald-trump-loses-bid-to-resume-federal-executions/11759680CrimeDonald TrumpLaw, Crime and JusticeWorld PoliticsDonald Trump's administration had scheduled the execution of four federal inmates. (AP Photo: Brynn Anderson)
Cleanaway truck driver in double fatality had never driven manual before, court hearshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/cleanaway-prosecution-for-adelaide-se-freeway-fatal-crash/11755364
The driver of a sewage truck involved in a crash that killed two people had never driven a manual heavy vehicle or on the steep downhill freeway track before the horror crash, a court hears.
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Meagan DillonTue, 03 Dec 2019 10:44:55 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/cleanaway-prosecution-for-adelaide-se-freeway-fatal-crash/11755364Courts and TrialsLaw, Crime and JusticeOccupational Health and SafetyRoadAccidentsRoad TransportParalympicsDarren Hicks lost control of the truck which slammed into cars and killed two people. (ABC News: James Hancock)
Dead whale found with 100kg of rubbish inside its stomachhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/sperm-whale-found-with-100kg-of-garbage-and-plastic-in-stomach/11759544
Researchers found netting, rope, plastic cups, bags, gloves, packing straps and plastic tubing in a huge ball inside the sperm whale's stomach after it beached on the shores of Scotland's Western Isles.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:42:40 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/sperm-whale-found-with-100kg-of-garbage-and-plastic-in-stomach/11759544AnimalsAnimal BehaviourEnvironmental ImpactGestion environnementalePlastics and RubberThe whale was stranded on the shore last week before dying on the beach. (Facebook: Scottish Marine Animal Strandings Scheme)
Mother of teen with autism fears for his future after disability education funding model overhaulhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/tasmania-education-disability-funding-changes/11756632
Tyron Ward's mother fears her son, who has autism, will struggle to enter the workforce because his disability education funding has been cut right before he enters Year 12.
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Katri UibuTue, 03 Dec 2019 10:32:19 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/tasmania-education-disability-funding-changes/11756632DisabilitiesAutism Spectrum DisorderDiseases and DisordersHealthÉcolesSecondaireÉducationGovernment and PoliticsMeegan Geard is concerned about her son Tyron's future. (ABC News: Katri Uibu)
Kerr finishes seventh in Ballon d'Or count as Rapinoe, Messi win top honourshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/kerr-finishes-seventh-in-ballon-dor-count-rapinoe-messi-win/11759628
Megan Rapinoe wins the women's Ballon d'Or after leading the United States to a record-extending fourth World Cup title in France this year — while Lionel Messi picks up a record sixth award.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 10:30:01 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/kerr-finishes-seventh-in-ballon-dor-count-rapinoe-messi-win/11759628FootballsportMegan Rapinoe was unable to attend the ceremony. (AP: Francois Mori)
This graph shows how bad Sydney's smoke has beenhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/sydney-air-quality-smoke-haze-worse-this-bushfire-season/11755546
Sydney's air quality is already three times worse than at any moment in the past five years, but research is limited about the health effects of prolonged exposure to bushfire smoke.
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Kevin Nguyen And James BullenTue, 03 Dec 2019 10:21:40 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/sydney-air-quality-smoke-haze-worse-this-bushfire-season/11755546Air PollutionEnvironnementla pollutionBushfireFiresThis has become a common sight in the Harbour City. (ABC News)
At just 20, Cameron Green could be the most perfect cricketer Australia has producedhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/cameron-green-could-be-australias-most-perfect-cricketer/11737172
If you were building a prototype for the perfect cricketer, it would be hard to go past emerging Australian all-rounder Cameron Green — but his early promise has led to great expectations.
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Clint ThomasTue, 03 Dec 2019 09:58:00 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/cameron-green-could-be-australias-most-perfect-cricketer/11737172sportCricketGreen says being both a batsman and a bowler is a blessing in disguise. (AAP: Jono Searle)
National winter crop slump continues as drought biteshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-03/abares-crop-report-forecasts-winter-production-slump/11758410
Australia’s national grain crop wilts to its smallest yields in 12 years as dry and hot weather continue to impact production.
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Emma FieldTue, 03 Dec 2019 09:54:05 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-03/abares-crop-report-forecasts-winter-production-slump/11758410Agricultural CropsAgricultural MachineryGrainClimate ChangeRainfallFederal GovernmentDroughtThe widespread drought in Australia has slashed grain production. (ABC Esperance: Emma Field)
Death of 'Porsche kid' sparks call for urgent action to reduce 'intolerable pressure' in prisonshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/inquest-into-death-of-porsche-kid-bret-capper-findings-released/11758670
The coroner who examined the suicide of a notorious Perth criminal once dubbed the "Porsche Kid" calls for an urgent increase in the number of prison counsellors to reduce "intolerable pressure".
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Joanna MenaghTue, 03 Dec 2019 09:33:50 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/inquest-into-death-of-porsche-kid-bret-capper-findings-released/11758670Law, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsBret Lindsay Capper spent much of his life behind bars. (Supplied: WA Police)
China bans US military visits to Hong Kong in retaliation for supporting protestershttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/china-slaps-sanctions-military-ban-on-us-for-hong-kong-support/11759276
China announces measures in retaliation for United States legislation supporting pro-democracy protesters, banning US military visits to Hong Kong and sanctioning some non-government organisations.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 09:19:44 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/china-slaps-sanctions-military-ban-on-us-for-hong-kong-support/11759276Territorial DisputesUnrest, Conflict and WarManifestationDefence ForcesTreaties and AlliancesWorld PoliticsNon-governmental OrganisationsEconomic SanctionsEven after Hong Kong was returned to Chinese rule in 1997, US naval vessels were usually allowed to dock in the city. (US Navy: James R Evans)
Irrigators say Minister will seek review of state-based water sharing arrangementshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-03/protesting-irrigators-say-water-sharing-to-be-reviewed/11759388
'Can the Plan' says it has secured a deal with the Federal Water Minister to seek a review of water sharing and entrench investigative powers across jurisdictions.
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Clint Jasper And Kath SullivanTue, 03 Dec 2019 09:10:20 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-03/protesting-irrigators-say-water-sharing-to-be-reviewed/11759388Murray-Darling BasinIrrigationAgricultural PolicyEnvironmental PolicyWater ManagementCottonFruitFruitsRizViticultureA convoy of trucks and protestors filled Federation Mall, demanding the Murray-Darling Basin Plan be scrapped. (ABC News: Mark Moore)
Firefighters battle to defend residents and properties near Batemans Bayhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/firefighters-continue-to-defend-properties-as-currowan-bushfire/11759364
The out-of-control blaze is heading quickly towards six beach communities, where firefighters and aircraft are struggling to save properties.
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Jordan Hayne And Markus MannheimTue, 03 Dec 2019 08:50:18 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/firefighters-continue-to-defend-properties-as-currowan-bushfire/11759364BushfireDisasters and AccidentsFiresThe blaze is burning through bushland near Bawley Point. (NSW RFS Milton Brigade)
Newcombe Medal winner Ash Barty credits 'unconditional love' for rise to greatnesshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/newcombe-medal-ash-barty-credits-family-for-rise-to-greatness/11759272
The humble superstar pays a heartfelt tribute to her mother Josie, father Robert and first coach Jim Joyce after winning the Newcombe Medal for the third straight year as Australia's most outstanding performer of 2019.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 08:28:27 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/newcombe-medal-ash-barty-credits-family-for-rise-to-greatness/11759272TennissportBarty had a phenomenal 2019, ending the year as world number one. (AAP/Tennis Australia: Fiona Hamilton)
What the US-Australian rare earths deal could mean for the outbackhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/central-australia-on-possible-cusp-of-rare-earths-boom/11753620
A US-Australian deal focusing on critical minerals, including rare earths, could mean big things for the industry in central Australia.
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Katrina BeavanTue, 03 Dec 2019 07:56:38 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/central-australia-on-possible-cusp-of-rare-earths-boom/11753620Mining (Rural)Mining Environmental IssuesMining IndustryBusiness, Economics and FinanceIndustrieTradeNolans Bore Rare Earths project north of Alice Springs could benefit from the deal. (ABC News: Katrina Beavan)
Australian-born polar bear faces uncertain future at new home in Canadahttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/seaworld-born-polar-bear-henry-faces-uncertain-future-in-canada/11749112
Henry shot to fame in 2013 as the first polar bear born at Sea World on the Gold Coast, but his new habitat in Canada is strapped for cash.
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Charmaine Kane And Dominic CansdaleTue, 03 Dec 2019 07:53:06 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/seaworld-born-polar-bear-henry-faces-uncertain-future-in-canada/11749112ConservationMammalsClimate ChangeHenry the polar bear moved from Sea World on the Gold Coast to Cochrane Polar Bear Habitat in Canada in October, 2015. (Supplied: Sea World Gold Coast)
Aussie shares tumble as Trump threatens to impose tariffs on Brazil and Argentinahttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/asx-sink-donald-trump-tariffs-brazil-argentina-trade-war-steel/11759262
Australian shares tumble after US President Donald Trump decides to widen his trade war by reinstating tariffs on steel and aluminium imported from Brazil and Argentina.
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David ChauTue, 03 Dec 2019 07:49:42 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/asx-sink-donald-trump-tariffs-brazil-argentina-trade-war-steel/11759262Business, Economics and FinanceStockmarketMarketsDeviseDonald Trump reverses his decision to exempt Brazil and Argentina from steel and aluminium tariffs. (AP: Patrick Semansky)
In 1838, the British came to colonise northern Australia. They returned forever changedhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/port-essington-worlds-end-failed-british-colonial-settlement/11730570
In 1838 the British attempted to colonise northern Australia. They failed, sailing home 11 years later. As they left, the local Indigenous people didn't celebrate — they wept.
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Georgia MoodieTue, 03 Dec 2019 07:30:00 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/port-essington-worlds-end-failed-british-colonial-settlement/11730570Indigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)Community and SocietyIndigenous CultureColonialismHistoryLa géographieSolomon Cooper and Frederick Baird at Port Essington in 2019. (ABC RN: Georgia Moodie)
'Disaster' for businesses as Oxley Highway closed for two monthshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/disaster-for-businesses-as-oxley-highway-closed-fire-damage/11756254
Businesses between Long Flat and Walcha on the Mid North Coast face two months with no customers, as the Oxley Highway remains closed after fires.
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Kerrin Thomas, Michael Cavanagh And Luke RyanTue, 03 Dec 2019 07:20:06 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/disaster-for-businesses-as-oxley-highway-closed-fire-damage/11756254FiresBushfireRoad TransportIndustrieBusiness, Economics and FinanceSmall BusinessThe Oxley Highway west of Port Macquarie has sustained significant damage from bushfires in recent weeks. (Supplied: Gary Hartas)
As home solar increases, the grid is becoming an antiquated technology. So what will replace it?http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-03/microgrids-set-to-transform-how-we-use-energy/11756672
Powering your neighbourhood with a small solar array, wind turbine and batteries could be the next big thing as microgrids set up across Australia.
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Jess DavisTue, 03 Dec 2019 07:09:34 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-03/microgrids-set-to-transform-how-we-use-energy/11756672Electricity Energy and UtilitiesAlternative EnergyRuralAgribusinessCommunity and SocietyEnvironmental TechnologyComputers and TechnologyInformatiqueScience and TechnologyMicrogrids will allow neighbours to share power. (ABC Weather: Kate Doyle)
NSW Now: Sydney smoke returns, 'very high' fire danger for east coast http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/morning-briefing-tuesday-3-december/11757568
MORNING BRIEFING: Sydney is once again blanketed in smoke from more than 100 blazes burning around NSW, as authorities warn the fire danger will be rated "very high" for much of the east coast today.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 06:59:53 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/morning-briefing-tuesday-3-december/11757568Storm DisasterDisasters and AccidentsEnvironmental HealthGovernment and PoliticsFederal – State IssuesState ParliamentStates and TerritoriesRail TransportSydney was once again subjected to a smoky sunset yesterday. (ABC News: Sarah Gerathy)
The talkback call that triggered ABC to hit the 'dump button' for the first timehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-03/the-first-time-abc-hit-the-dump-button/11736042
In 1976, an audience question on ABC Rural on how to keep marijuana plants hidden from "coppers" was too much for the national broadcaster to let through.
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Matt BrannTue, 03 Dec 2019 06:49:34 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-03/the-first-time-abc-hit-the-dump-button/11736042RuralRadio BroadcastingRadioHistoryCommunity and SocietyGardensGardeningCommunity DevelopmentabcCannabisThe dump button is used to prevent unacceptable content from being broadcast. (ABC News: Natasha Johnson)
'Full-blown panic attack': Phobias of fish, spiders among fears for up to 15pc of populationhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/phobias-a-risk-for-15-per-cent-of-population/11734718
Brisbane lawyer Alexandra Geelan is so afraid of fish, she won't swim in open water, while Dr Robert Raven tackled his fear of spiders by becoming an arachnologist. Their phobias started in childhood, but research shows unusual fears can happen at any age.
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Shelley LloydTue, 03 Dec 2019 06:44:37 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/phobias-a-risk-for-15-per-cent-of-population/11734718Human InterestPeopleHealthDiseases and DisordersAnxiétéMedical ResearchDr Raven has named more than 400 new species and has been bitten by over 100 spiders (Supplied: Dr Robert Raven)
'The first time I was very afraid': Inside Sydney's 'lower-end' brothelshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/asian-sex-workers-work-in-secret/11756550
Women interviewed by researchers — who spoke to 100 Sydney sex workers over 10 months — said that they had to buy their own condoms and clients asked not to use them.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 06:42:01 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/asian-sex-workers-work-in-secret/11756550SexualityDomestic ViolenceMulticulturalismWomen's HealthFemmesJade is a former sex worker. "Money is very important but not everything." (ABC News: Stephanie Boltje)
Why does an industry I've never heard of know so much about me?http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-03/data-enrichment-industry-privacy-breach-people-data-labs/11751786
There are companies buying and selling your information behind the scenes, and you probably won't know until it's leaked.
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Ariel BogleTue, 03 Dec 2019 06:20:00 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-03/data-enrichment-industry-privacy-breach-people-data-labs/11751786Science and TechnologyInformation and CommunicationComputers and TechnologyGovernment and PoliticsBusiness, Economics and FinanceInternet TechnologyCommunity and SocietyData enrichment companies build sprawling profiles about millions of individuals. (Getty Images: Malte Mueller)
There's a good chance your child in senior school is sleep-deprivedhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/sleep-deprived-australian-teenagers-struggling/11758148
Mobile phones and energy drinks are keeping teenagers awake at night, with an extensive study revealing a majority of senior school students struggle to get a minimum of eight hours sleep.
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Kristian SilvaTue, 03 Dec 2019 06:17:36 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/sleep-deprived-australian-teenagers-struggling/11758148HealthAdolescent HealthChild Health and BehaviourMental HealthLa santé des hommesWomen's HealthDiseases and DisordersSleep DisordersSommeilThe study found a quarter of teens with internet access in their rooms were sleep-deprived. (ABC News: Jake Evans)
How triple j's Nas Campanella's experience of being blind is informing ABC News coveragehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/radio/2019-12-03/nas-campanella-on-news-coverage-of-people-with-disability/11744486
Nas Campanella wanted to be a journalist because she wanted to make a difference. The triple j newsreader is blind and is leading the way in changing how ABC journalists report on people who have a disability.
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Nastasia CampanellaTue, 03 Dec 2019 06:06:05 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/about/backstory/radio/2019-12-03/nas-campanella-on-news-coverage-of-people-with-disability/11744486JournalismabcRadio BroadcastingTelevision BroadcastingDisabilitiesABC journalist Nas Campanella reading radio news. (ABC News)
Australian injured in Afghanistan suicide bombing says Defence inquiry ignored crucial evidencehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/australian-injured-in-suicide-bombing-says-inquiry-ignored-key/11757170
Australia's only civilian casualty in the war in Afghanistan has cast doubt on a Defence investigation into a 2012 suicide bombing in Uruzgan that almost killed him, claiming the inquiry ignored key evidence in order to protect the military's reputation.
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Dylan WelchTue, 03 Dec 2019 05:59:56 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/australian-injured-in-suicide-bombing-says-inquiry-ignored-key/11757170Defence and National SecurityDefence ForcesDavid Savage was almost killed by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan. (ABC News: David Maguire)
'His sweat was like it was raining': Prince Andrew's accuser gives tell-all interviewhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/prince-andrew-virginia-giuffre-asks-uk-to-stand-beside-her/11759128
A BBC investigation into Prince Andrew's association with Jeffrey Epstein reveals that the Duke of York faces subpoenas in the US for what he allegedly witnessed in the disgraced financier's homes.
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Jack Hawke And Nick DoleTue, 03 Dec 2019 05:55:26 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/prince-andrew-virginia-giuffre-asks-uk-to-stand-beside-her/11759128Sexual OffencesSexual MisconductHuman TraffickingRoyal and Imperial MattersEthicsMs Giuffre said she was told to have sex with the Duke of York. (ABC News)
COP 25: UN chief urges hope over 'surrender' as report shows greenhouse emissions rising rapidlyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/cop-253a-un-seceratry-general-opens-summit-with-hope/11759032
The UN's 2019 greenhouse gas report finds emissions have risen at a rate of 1.5 per cent per year in the past decade, the COP 25 climate summit hears.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 05:21:21 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/cop-253a-un-seceratry-general-opens-summit-with-hope/11759032Climate ChangeWorld PoliticsPolitics and GovernmentUN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during a news conference on the eve of the UN climate summit. (Reuters: Sergio Perez)
Filipino authorities hope for 'zero casualties' as the 20th typhoon of the year hitshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/typhoon-kammuri-passes-through-the-philippines/11759040
The Philippines Government moves 200,000 people from coastal and mountainous areas over fears of flooding and landslides as a powerful typhoon hits dozens of provinces.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 04:06:35 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/typhoon-kammuri-passes-through-the-philippines/11759040Disasters and AccidentsStorm EventStorm DisasterThe Philippines evacuated 200,000 people in coastal and mountainous areas due to fears of flooding and landslides. (Reuters: Gladys Castillo Vidal)
Flatmate's affair with Edwards's wife exploded in threats to kill, court toldhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/accused-claremont-killer-bradley-edwards-threat-to-kill-flatmate/11756752
Accused Claremont serial killer Bradley Edwards threatened to kill his former flatmate in a 1996 phone call in which he accused the man of having an affair with his wife, the WA Supreme Court is told.
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Andrea MayesTue, 03 Dec 2019 03:07:31 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/accused-claremont-killer-bradley-edwards-threat-to-kill-flatmate/11756752Murder and ManslaughterLaw, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsBradley Edwards is accused of killing Sarah Spiers, Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer. (ABC News)
Folau's $14m compensation claim unresolved after 12-hour talkshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/israel-folau-wants-14-million-from-rugby-australia/11757136
Sacked Wallaby star Israel Folau will return to court on Wednesday as negotiations with Rugby Australia over his unfair dismissal claim remain deadlocked.
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Tue, 03 Dec 2019 01:28:57 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/israel-folau-wants-14-million-from-rugby-australia/11757136Rugby UnionsportLaw, Crime and JusticeIsrael Folau will return to court on Wednesday. (AAP: Joel Carrett)
'Tie him to a coconut tree overnight': Domestic violence against women an 'epidemic' in Pacifichttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/q&a-in-fiji/11756068
Tuvalu's former prime minister's suggestion of what to do with men who commit violence against women was a talking point during a special episode of Q&A.
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Tasha WibawaTue, 03 Dec 2019 01:01:25 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-03/q&a-in-fiji/11756068World PoliticsTelevisionForeign AffairsGovernment and PoliticsClimate ChangeInternational Aid and TradeTuvalu's former prime minister Enele Sopoaga during a special episode of Q&A. (ABC News)
Greta Thunberg is still sailing as COP 25 climate meeting opens with displacement 'chaos' reporthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/greta-thunberg-late-cop25-climate-meeting-madrid/11758518
After hitching a ride across the Atlantic with an Australian couple travelling the world so she could make it to the COP 25 climate meeting in time, 16-year-old Greta Thunberg is scheduled to arrive in Europe a day late.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:28:21 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/greta-thunberg-late-cop25-climate-meeting-madrid/11758518EnvironnementClimate ChangeActivism and LobbyingGovernment and PoliticsSwedish climate activist Greta Thunberg deliver a passionate speech to the UN climate summit in New York. (Reuters: Shannon Stapleton)
Amazon pulls Auschwitz Christmas ornaments from websitehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/amazon-removes-auschwitz-christmas-ornaments-from-sale/11758466
The Auschwitz Memorial says the sale of festive decorations and bottle openers picturing the Nazi concentration camp is "rather disturbing and disrespectful".
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 21:03:36 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/amazon-removes-auschwitz-christmas-ornaments-from-sale/11758466World War 2HistoryCommunity and SocietyVente au détailAuschwitz Memorial said the products were disturbing and disrespectful. (Twitter: AuschwitzMuseum)
Youth workers who worked through their meal breaks set for million-dollar payouthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/sa-youth-workers-win-compensation/11758352
Youth workers at the Adelaide Youth Training Centre are expected to be back paid more than a million dollars in total following a ruling by the South Australian Employment Tribunal.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 20:57:34 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/sa-youth-workers-win-compensation/11758352Business, Economics and FinancePublic SectorGovernment and PoliticsWorkCommunity and SocietyThe workers were expected to supervise detainees during their meal breaks. (ABC News)
When the Perth property market recovers, these are the areas that will bounce back firsthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/property-sales-in-perth-richest-suburbs-lead-house-price-growth/11757668
House price gains in Perth's inner and western suburbs produce the first overall price growth for the city's residential property market in 18 months, and experts say these are the areas to watch for signs of an eventual housing market recovery.
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Emily PiesseMon, 02 Dec 2019 20:29:01 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/property-sales-in-perth-richest-suburbs-lead-house-price-growth/11757668Housing IndustrySydney and Melbourne were the weakest housing markets — down 7.4 and 4.7 per cent in the last year. (ABC News: Grant Wignall)
From a life being 'frightened' by institutions, Jane now says she's 'free as a bird'http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/disability-royal-commission-group-homes/11758378
Jane Rosengrave tells the disability royal commission she feels she has spent much of her life being controlled and abused in "mini-institutions" that were meant to offer her care and support.
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Zalika RizmalMon, 02 Dec 2019 20:02:49 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/disability-royal-commission-group-homes/11758378DisabilitiesCommunity and SocietyLaw, Crime and JusticeChild AbuseAboriginal woman Jane Rosengrave said she was punished for having seizures. (ABC News)
Police 'happen upon' alleged murder of one woman while looking into disappearance of anotherhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/man-on-trial-accused-of-murder-of-perth-mother-rebecca-delalande/11756900
A cold case review of a high-profile missing person investigation led to the discovery of the alleged murder of another woman, who was never reported as missing, the WA Supreme Court hears.
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Joanna MenaghMon, 02 Dec 2019 19:33:19 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/man-on-trial-accused-of-murder-of-perth-mother-rebecca-delalande/11756900Murder and ManslaughterCourts and TrialsPolice were hoping to speak to Rebecca Delalande about missing teenager Lisa Brown. (Supplied: WA Police)
Samoan PM orders government shutdown amid measles epidemichttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/samoa-measles-epidemic-prompts-government-shutdown/11757652
Samoa's Prime Minister orders a two-day government shutdown, redirecting workers to assist in a mass vaccination campaign, in response to a measles epidemic that has claimed the lives of 53 people in the Pacific island nation.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 19:03:02 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/samoa-measles-epidemic-prompts-government-shutdown/11757652Infectious Diseases (Other)Diseases and DisordersWorld PoliticsMr Malielegaoi is urging Samoans to get vaccinated rather than seek alternative medicines. (ABC)
Can you be friends with your paid support worker? C'est compliquéhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/people-with-disability-open-up-about-support-work-relationships/11747202
People with disability and their support workers open up about the reality of negotiating a level playing field in their relationships, writes Catherine Mahony.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 19:03:02 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/people-with-disability-open-up-about-support-work-relationships/11747202Human InterestDisabilitiesMel Schlaeger and Cath Mahony meet up for coffee in Hamilton to talk about relationships with support workers that didn't work out. (ABC Newcastle: Anthony Scully)
This man sacrificed his 18-year Cathay pilot career to continue his fight for Hong Kong democracyhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/former-cathay-pilot-warns-australian-business-at-risk/11756376
A former Cathay Pacific Airways pilot warns that Australian businesses like Qantas are vulnerable to political pressure from the Chinese Government, after the Hong Kong carrier was told to suspend personnel engaged in pro-democracy protests.
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Bang Xiao, Melissa Clarke And Sally BrooksMon, 02 Dec 2019 18:45:15 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/former-cathay-pilot-warns-australian-business-at-risk/11756376Government and PoliticsForeign AffairsManifestationBusiness, Economics and FinanceHong Kong pro-democracy politician Jeremy Tam (left) is meeting with MPs in Canberra. (Reuters: Thomas Peter)
Smart meters, friendly rivalry help remote Indigenous communities slash water usehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/water-meter-research-remote-community-savings/11757746
A project using smart water meters in remote Indigenous Australian communities helps locals cut water use by up to half.
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Damien LarkinsMon, 02 Dec 2019 18:27:52 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/water-meter-research-remote-community-savings/11757746Water ManagementWater SupplyWater SavingIndigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)Academic ResearchThe five-year study identified major areas of water waste such as outdoor use and leaks. (Supplied: Griffith University)
'Pretty bloody hard': Local businesses in tears as another NSW dairy farm shuts downhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-02/big-river-milk-shuts-down-amid-drought-pressure/11756724
With running costs out of control due to the pressure of the drought, the well-known Big River Milk dairy in north-eastern NSW has no choice but to close.
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Luisa Rubbo, Claudia Jambor And Michael CavanaghMon, 02 Dec 2019 17:52:08 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-02/big-river-milk-shuts-down-amid-drought-pressure/11756724Dairy ProductionDroughtSmall BusinessThe operator of Big River Milk says there is no choice but to shut the business down. (Facebook: Big River Milk)
New twist as woman charged over alleged $25m WA public sector fraudhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/woman-charged-over-wa-department-communities-corruption/11757892
A 45-year-old Perth woman becomes the third person to be charged over an alleged multi-million-dollar corruption scandal that has reached the highest levels of WA's Department of Communities.
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Jacob KagiMon, 02 Dec 2019 17:34:27 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/woman-charged-over-wa-department-communities-corruption/11757892States and TerritoriesGovernment and PoliticsFraud and Corporate CrimeCorruptionJacob Anthonisz (left) and Paul Whyte have both been charged over alleged corruption in the WA public service. (ABC News: Hugh Sando)
Meatworks in Northern Territory reopens after 16 yearshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-02/batchelor-multispecies-abattoir-reopens-blessing-for-nt/11751790
The Northern Territory's cattle industry once again has a large commercial abattoir, with the Batchelor meatworks officially reopened.
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Matt Brann And Daniel FitzgeraldMon, 02 Dec 2019 17:22:58 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-02/batchelor-multispecies-abattoir-reopens-blessing-for-nt/11751790RuralMarketsAgricultural MarketingTradeFood ProcessingBeef CattleMiscellaneous Animal ProductionStuart Brooks and Peter Polovinka from Central Agri at the official reopening of the Batchelor abattoir. (ABC Rural: Dan Fitzgerald)
'Ignorance has won': Apostrophe Protection Society closes its doorshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/apostrophe-protection-society-closes-down-john-richards/11756830
John Richards has dedicated his life to stamping out the misuse of apostrophes. But at the age of 96, he's now calling it a day, admitting that it's all become a bit too much.
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Sophie MeixnerMon, 02 Dec 2019 17:15:59 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/apostrophe-protection-society-closes-down-john-richards/11756830LanguagesOffbeatÉducationApostrophe misuse is a common sight. (Reddit)
Grandma dumps scorched remains of bushfire-ravaged home at Parliamenthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/bushfire-victim-nsw-nymboida-climate-change-protest/11757082
Melinda Plesman says Australia needs "a hell of a lot more" than Scott Morrison's prayers as she brings the remains of her bushfire-destroyed home to Canberra, demanding action on climate change.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 17:12:33 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/bushfire-victim-nsw-nymboida-climate-change-protest/11757082BushfireFiresDisasters and AccidentsManifestationClimate ChangeEnvironnementGovernment and PoliticsPolitical PartiesLiberalsLiberal National PartyAlpMs Plesman says the Prime Minister's comments during the fires left her angry. (ABC News: Mark Moore)
Man followed alleged trespasser off property before fatal street fighthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/man-killed-in-melbourne-street-fight-at-dandenong-north/11757606
Police investigate the death of a man in a street fight in Dandenong North, after earlier reports he had been trespassing in the front yard of a neighbouring property.
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Elise KinsellaMon, 02 Dec 2019 16:55:58 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/man-killed-in-melbourne-street-fight-at-dandenong-north/11757606Law, Crime and JusticeCrimeMortPoliceForensic police officers are examining the man's death in a street fight at Dandenong North. (ABC News: Elise Kinsella)
Councillor defends 'patently ridiculous' $60k developer payments for racehorse that never ranhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/ibac-inquiry-hears-casey-local-councillor-geoff-ablett-evidence/11755448
Victorian horseracing authorities launch an investigation into the betting behaviour of multi-millionaire developer John Woodman and local councillor Geoff Ablett, two men at the centre of a corruption watchdog inquiry.
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Bridget Rollason And Richard WillinghamMon, 02 Dec 2019 16:54:58 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/ibac-inquiry-hears-casey-local-councillor-geoff-ablett-evidence/11755448Local GovernmentGovernment and PoliticsCorruptionLaw, Crime and JusticeCouncillor Geoff Ablett has been paid more than $300,000 by developer John Woodman since 2010. (City of Casey)
Five people killed in Kakadu car crashhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/kakadu-nt-car-crash-kills-five-people/11757576
NT Police are working to identify five people who died when a vehicle travelling on the Arnhem Highway in the Northern Territory rolled and crashed into trees.
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Chelsea Heaney And Kristy O'BrienMon, 02 Dec 2019 16:32:39 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/kakadu-nt-car-crash-kills-five-people/11757576RoadAccidentsDisasters and AccidentsThe crash site where five people were killed in a single vehicle rollover. (ABC News: Kristy O'Brien)
Protesters take 'Can the Plan' convoy to Parliament House in Canberrahttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/can-the-plan-convoy-converges-on-canberra/11751398
Angry famers converge on Canberra calling for an urgent end to the Murray-Darling Basin Plan.
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Kath SullivanMon, 02 Dec 2019 16:25:06 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/can-the-plan-convoy-converges-on-canberra/11751398Agricultural PolicyFederal GovernmentGovernment and PoliticsAgribusinessEnvironnementMurray-Darling BasinEauWater ManagementMany of the protestors believe the full implementation of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan will be the end of towns and businesses. (ABC News: Mark Moore)
Millions of bank customers have got money back but for others, the wait continueshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/millions-remediated-by-banks-but-for-others-wait-continues/11756426
It has been one year since the banking royal commission dragged the chief executives of the big four into the witness box, but for many customers who were ripped off, the pain is not a thing of the past.
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Daniel ZifferMon, 02 Dec 2019 16:19:06 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/millions-remediated-by-banks-but-for-others-wait-continues/11756426BancaireBusiness, Economics and FinanceRoyal CommissionsConsumer FinanceJohn Rose says he is still owed millions despite winning against NAB in court. (ABC News: Daniel Ziffer)
'I'm worried to death': Woman describes fight for survival during 12 days lost in outbackhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/nt-missing-in-outback-survivor-tamra-mcbeath-riley-shares-story/11755412
A woman who spent 12 days lost in the Central Australian outback says she survived by drinking water from a watering hole for cattle, eating biscuits and sheltering in a hole dug under her car.
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Samantha Jonscher And Lauren RobertsMon, 02 Dec 2019 15:44:03 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/nt-missing-in-outback-survivor-tamra-mcbeath-riley-shares-story/11755412Missing PersonTamra McBeath-Riley survived nearly two weeks lost in the outback. (ABC News: Samantha Jonscher)
Fires flare in South-East Queensland as 'heatwave' conditions return to northhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/queensland-summer-weather-hotter-than-average/11756892
Watch-and-act level blazes flare in the south-east of the state as the weather bureau warns hot and dry weather will see the return of a severe fire danger and the mercury climbing above 40 degrees Celsius in southern parts of Queensland.
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George RobertsMon, 02 Dec 2019 15:44:03 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/queensland-summer-weather-hotter-than-average/11756892WeatherRainfallDroughtHuman InterestFiresResidents survey a Narangba property where fire broke out. (ABC News: George Roberts)
Caesarean twin deliveries aren't necessarily safer, but they've tripledhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-12-02/twin-caesarean-rates-triple-victoria-despite-no-benefit/11749916
Twin babies are increasingly being born via caesarean section, despite evidence that they're no safer for mothers or babies.
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Olivia WillisMon, 02 Dec 2019 15:25:12 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-12-02/twin-caesarean-rates-triple-victoria-despite-no-benefit/11749916HealthBabiesPregnancy and ChildbirthChild Health and BehaviourAbout two per cent of all pregnancies in Australia are twin pregnancies. (Getty Images: Virginia Star)
Happiness and trauma resurface as 'brothers and sisters' meet again at WA missionhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/norseman-mission-reunion-brings-back-pain-of-past/11748030
For some it was the only way to get an education. Others were torn from their parents and dumped there. Now, with a lifetime in between, the 'kids' of Norseman have reunited at the mission where they grew up.
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Madison SnowMon, 02 Dec 2019 15:24:11 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/norseman-mission-reunion-brings-back-pain-of-past/11748030Stolen GenerationsIndigenous (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)HistoryChild AbuseBoys at the Churches of Christ Mission in Norseman WA. (Fourni)
Police 'rubbed boy's buttocks' during festival strip searchhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/nsw-police-strip-searched-25-children-at-festival-inquiry-hears/11756902
An inquiry hears NSW Police illegally stripsearched at least 25 children at a Sydney music festival this year, including one case where a young boy was asked to hold his genitals while officers inspected him for drugs.
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Lily MayersMon, 02 Dec 2019 15:20:34 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/nsw-police-strip-searched-25-children-at-festival-inquiry-hears/11756902PoliceCrimeLaw, Crime and JusticeCommunity and SocietyDrug OffencesThe inquiry heard one officer, who was not wearing gloves, strip searched a 15-year-old. (ABC News: Bruce MacKenzie)
Donald Trump refuses to attend his own impeachment hearinghttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/trump-refuses-to-attend-impeachment-hearings/11757174
The White House says the President will skip this week's impeachment hearings because of a lack of "fundamental fairness" in proceedings.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 15:18:23 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/trump-refuses-to-attend-impeachment-hearings/11757174US ElectionsWorld PoliticsDonald TrumpDonald Trump's aides say the impeachment hearings lack "fundamental fairness". (AP: Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Meet the dog trained to sniff out koalas injured in the recent devastating bushfireshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/koala-sniffing-dog-saves-wildlife-after-bushfires/11730758
Taylor, the four-year-old English springer spaniel, sniffs out injured koalas after the recent bushfires on the New South Wales Mid North Coast.
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Fiona Wyllie And Luisa RubboMon, 02 Dec 2019 14:31:52 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/koala-sniffing-dog-saves-wildlife-after-bushfires/11730758Disasters and AccidentsFiresBushfireHuman InterestAnimalsRyan Tate has trained Taylor to find koalas, quolls, foxes, cats, rabbits, and rats. (Supplied: TATE Animal Training Enterprises)
The ACT is legalising cannabis but this ex-judge says all personal drug use should be decriminalisedhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/former-judge-calls-for-decriminalisation-of-personal-drug-use/11756502
The criminalisation of illicit drugs is causing more harm than good, a prominent former judge says, calling for criminal offences relating to personal drug possession to be abolished.
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Elise FantinMon, 02 Dec 2019 14:27:14 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/former-judge-calls-for-decriminalisation-of-personal-drug-use/11756502Drugs and Substance AbuseCommunity and SocietyA person holds a tablet containing MDMA in their fingertips. (Supplied: Curtin University)
First road bridge to connect Russia and China now builthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/russia-to-china-first-road-bridge-completed/11756606
Construction finishes on the first road bridge stretching from Russia to China, a project that points to thawing relations between the two powers.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:21:27 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/russia-to-china-first-road-bridge-completed/11756606World PoliticsThe Russian section of the bridge was recently completed, joining the two countries. (YouTube: Ministr Live)
Plant that eats the biggest-selling weedkiller in the world found in WA's far northhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-02/glyphosate-resistance-metabolism-based-found-in-barnyard-plant/11740574
Researchers are claiming a world first in herbicide resistance, after discovering a tropical weed in Western Australia's far north that literally eats glyphosate.
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Courtney FowlerMon, 02 Dec 2019 14:14:33 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-02/glyphosate-resistance-metabolism-based-found-in-barnyard-plant/11740574Agricultural ChemicalsChemical ControlBotanical ScienceBarnyard grass is a tropical weed of significance in the Ord Irrigation Scheme. (Supplied: University of Western Australia)
Australia sweeps series in Adelaide on the back of Lyon's five-wicket haulhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/australia-thumps-pakistan-in-adelaide-for-test-series-sweep/11755702
Nathan Lyon takes five wickets on day four as Australia beats Pakistan by an innings and 48 runs in Adelaide to complete a 2-0 series sweep.
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Simon Smale And Dean BiltonMon, 02 Dec 2019 13:49:49 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/australia-thumps-pakistan-in-adelaide-for-test-series-sweep/11755702CricketsportNathan Lyon was by far the most damaging bowler of the day for Australia. (AAP: Scott Barbour)
Iraq's Parliament approves PM's resignation as violence continueshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/iraqs-parliament-approves-leaders-resignation-amid-violence/11756480
Iraq's Parliament accepts the resignation of Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi as violent anti-government protests continue to rock the country.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:44:30 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/iraqs-parliament-approves-leaders-resignation-amid-violence/11756480Unrest, Conflict and WarWorld PoliticsCorruptionProtesters have accused politicians of squandering Iraq's oil wealth while living standards deteriorate. (AP: Hadi Mizban)
Four children dead, one missing as snow storms smash UShttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/children-dead-travellers-affected-in-wild-winter-weather-in-usa/11755506
Wild weather over the Thanksgiving holiday period kills four children and strands travellers in the United States.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 13:09:32 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/children-dead-travellers-affected-in-wild-winter-weather-in-usa/11755506Disasters and AccidentsEnvironnementWeatherSnowfallStorm EventStaff shovel snow at the University of Northern Colorado during wild winter weather. (The Greeley Tribune via AP: Alex McIntyre)
Former Socceroos coach Postecoglou on verge of new dawn in Japanhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/ange-postecoglou-on-verge-of-success-with-yokohama-f-marinos/11755378
Ange Postecoglou is on the cusp of a historic win in the J-League with Yokohama F Marinos, delivering success without sacrificing his principles and potentially setting himself up for some bigger jobs down the road.
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Liam ButterworthMon, 02 Dec 2019 12:58:59 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/ange-postecoglou-on-verge-of-success-with-yokohama-f-marinos/11755378sportSocceroosFootballFormer Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou is on the verge of a historic title win in Japan. (REUTERS: Issei Kato)
Spring breaks yet another record for Australiahttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/bureau-of-meteorology-declares-spring-2019-the-driest-on-record/11755848
It's certainly not what we wanted to hear, but the BOM says we've just had the driest spring in 120 years of records and the fifth hottest for the nation as a whole.
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Kate DoyleMon, 02 Dec 2019 12:57:57 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/bureau-of-meteorology-declares-spring-2019-the-driest-on-record/11755848WeatherRainfallDroughtHuman InterestSpring was a continuation of dry conditions for many parts of Australia. (Facebook: Lyndal Powderly)
Optus says 'extremely bad' email which led to $6.4m fine was sent by mistakehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/optus-ordered-to-pay-$6.4-million-after-misleading-customers/11756132
Telecommunications giant Optus is hit with a $6.4 million fine for misleading nearly 140,000 people with an email that incorrectly warned their home broadband services would be "disconnected very soon".
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:49:26 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/optus-ordered-to-pay-$6.4-million-after-misleading-customers/11756132TelecommunicationsIndustrieLaw, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsIt is the second major fine Optus has been ordered to pay for misleading customers this year. (AAP: Dave Hunt)
Spies called in to oversee taskforce amid heightened foreign interference threat http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/asio-to-lead-foreign-interference-taskforce/11756060
Australia's domestic spy agency ASIO will lead a new taskforce aimed at cracking down on the threat from foreign interference.
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Eliza Laschon And Jade MacmillanMon, 02 Dec 2019 12:39:07 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/asio-to-lead-foreign-interference-taskforce/11756060Government and PoliticsNational SecurityForeign AffairsFederal GovernmentScott Morrison and Peter Dutton said a taskforce would be tasked with countering foreign interference. (ABC News: Mark Moore)
'We will change the law': Boris Johnson vows UK terrorists will never get early releasehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/london-bridge-terror-attack-leads-to-uk-election-debate/11755906
British PM Boris Johnson goes on the attack, claiming his party will strengthen and lengthen the time dangerous criminals spend in prison if it wins the December 12 election.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:37:43 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/london-bridge-terror-attack-leads-to-uk-election-debate/11755906TerrorismLaw, Crime and JusticeCrimeCrime PreventionElectionsGovernment and PoliticsBoris Johnson says it is "repulsive" that people like Usman Khan could get early release. (AP: Rui Vieira)
Three days after almost chopping off his thumb this 27yo is still waiting for surgeryhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/after-almost-cutting-off-thumb-sunshine-coast-man-awaits-surgery/11756124
A carpenter who almost tore off his thumb has endured hunger and fear as he spent a third day waiting for emergency surgery at Sunshine Coast University Hospital.
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Owen JacquesMon, 02 Dec 2019 12:22:13 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/after-almost-cutting-off-thumb-sunshine-coast-man-awaits-surgery/11756124Emergency IncidentsEmergency CareHealthDoctors and Medical ProfessionalsMedical ProceduresSurgical MedicineJarrod Kennewell has been in hospital for days waiting for surgery to save his thumb. (Fourni)
Bus plunges onto frozen Siberian river, killing 19http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/19-people-die-after-bus-crashes-into-frozen-river-in-eastern-si/11755700
A coach carrying dozens of passengers skids from a bridge in Eastern Siberia and lands upside down on the ice below.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 12:19:48 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/19-people-die-after-bus-crashes-into-frozen-river-in-eastern-si/11755700RoadRussian emergency workers rescued passengers and cleared the scene. (Associated Press)
Armed rape of mother among worst of its kind, prosecutors sayhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/court-hears-adelaide-hills-rape-among-worst-of-its-kind/11755306
Prosecutors describe the armed rape of a mother while she slept as one of the worst of its kind because the rapist was "on the hunt" when he attacked his victim.
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Meagan DillonMon, 02 Dec 2019 12:02:57 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/court-hears-adelaide-hills-rape-among-worst-of-its-kind/11755306Sexual OffencesLaw, Crime and JusticeCourts and TrialsAssaultCrimeAnthony William O'Connor will be sentenced in the District Court of South Australia. (ABC News: Eugene Boisvert)
Black-clad assailant strikes man in head with drain cover as Hong Kong protests resumehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/man-struck-with-drain-cover-in-hong-kong-as-protests-erupt/11755454
Footage emerges of a brazen attack on a man clearing barricades in Hong Kong, with the incident marking a violent return to anti-Government protests across the Asian financial hub.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 11:45:56 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/man-struck-with-drain-cover-in-hong-kong-as-protests-erupt/11755454ManifestationTerritorial DisputesWorld PoliticsAssaultUnrest, Conflict and WarThe attack appeared to be unprovoked as the victim was clearing a street barricade in Hong Kong. (Fourni)
Living in a tent in the bush, an ex-parachute battalion veteran's luck suddenly changedhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/recovery-centre-giving-veterans-support-where-they-need-it/11752310
At his lowest point, Adam Nickoll found himself out of work and out of money, living in bushland near Perth. But then he met another veteran who knew about a special camp that turned out to be exactly what he needed.
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Rhiannon ShineMon, 02 Dec 2019 11:21:22 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/recovery-centre-giving-veterans-support-where-they-need-it/11752310States and TerritoriesGovernment and PoliticsDefence and National SecurityDefence ForcesCharities and Community OrganisationsCommunity and SocietyMr Nickoll struggled to find work and a place to live before has luck changed abruptly. (ABC News: Rhiannon Shine)
Explorer believed to be the first Australian to reach the Pole of Inaccessibilityhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/geoff-wilson-crossing-antarctica-pole-of-inaccessibility/11755588
After training for his journey on Gold Coast beaches, Geoff Wilson is believed to be the first Australian explorer to leave his boot prints on what's known as the Pole of Inaccessibility.
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Brittney KleynMon, 02 Dec 2019 11:07:36 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/geoff-wilson-crossing-antarctica-pole-of-inaccessibility/11755588PeopleSnowfallTravel Health and SafetyDr Wilson is using a satellite hook-up to stay in touch.
ACT Government hacks expose weaknesses in territory's cyber security: experthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/cyber-security-act-government-hack-awareness/11755394
Two hacking attacks on the ACT Government show a "lack of awareness" of "basic cyber hygiene", according to a security expert, who warns smaller governments are a potential target for criminals.
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Tom LowreyMon, 02 Dec 2019 11:00:38 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/cyber-security-act-government-hack-awareness/11755394Internet CultureInformation and CommunicationComputers and TechnologyScience and TechnologyInformatiqueThe contact details of thousands of ACT Government employees were accessed by hackers. (Unsplash: Taskin Ashiq)
Mexican cartels and police clash, leaving 21 dead and President under pressurehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/violent-clashes-between-mexican-cartels-and-police-leave-21-dead/11755426
Violence between drug cartel gunmen and police in northern Mexico erupts, leaving 21 people dead amid chaotic scenes near the United States border.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 10:25:14 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/violent-clashes-between-mexican-cartels-and-police-leave-21-dead/11755426Law, Crime and JusticeCrimeMurder and ManslaughterDrug OffencesLarge bullet holes inside a house in Villa Union. (AP)
'We've got an emergency on our hands': Families stranded by topsoil blocking roadshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/sand-drift-blocking-roads-north-west-victoria/11750242
After a second year of drought in the Millewa farming region in north-west Victoria, red top soil is blowing out of paddocks, piling up on roads and making some properties accessible by four-wheel drive only.
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Leonie Thorne And Cherie von HörchnerMon, 02 Dec 2019 10:23:59 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/sand-drift-blocking-roads-north-west-victoria/11750242Disasters and AccidentsDroughtRoadAgricultural CropsRuralGovernment and PoliticsLocal GovernmentCommunity and SocietyCommunity OrganisationsSand drift along a fence in a paddock in the Millewa. (ABC News: Leonie Thorne)
This is what life's like for parents whose ex-partners don't pay child supporthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/child-support-payments-parents-report-reveals-failures/11750710
Anyone who has experienced the child support system knows it is complicated, but when parents who owe money do not pay up, it can push families below the poverty line.
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Emily StewartMon, 02 Dec 2019 10:14:30 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/child-support-payments-parents-report-reveals-failures/11750710Family and ChildrenCommunity and SocietyLes enfantsGovernment and PoliticsParentingAs a whole, the child support system is failing parents, experts say. (Pexels)
Property prices surge as 'FOMO' returns to Sydney and Melbourne housing marketshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/sydney-melbourne-home-price-surge-accelerated-in-november/11755344
Australian home values are likely to reach fresh record highs within months, as Sydney and Melbourne post boom-time price rises and their auction markets run hot.
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Michael JandaMon, 02 Dec 2019 10:01:07 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/sydney-melbourne-home-price-surge-accelerated-in-november/11755344Housing IndustryEconomic TrendsMoney and Monetary PolicyMore homes were auctioned over the weekend than at any time since March 2018. (ABC News: Ian Cutmore)
Two Heads Creek is the cannibal movie that could put this tiny Queensland town back on the maphttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/two-heads-creek-is-the-movie-that-could-put-cracow-on-the-map/11751738
Cracow stars in the horror-comedy Two Heads Creek, a tiny town its publican says is "haunted" and thus a perfect location for the cinematic undead.
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Jemima Burt And Inga StünznerMon, 02 Dec 2019 09:57:03 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/two-heads-creek-is-the-movie-that-could-put-cracow-on-the-map/11751738FilmArts and EntertainmentHorror FilmsComedy (Film)TourismeKerry Armstrong (right) was a drawcard for others to get involved with the horror-comedy. (Supplied: Andrew Railton)
It's been almost four years since Perth endured a heatwave, but that may be about to changehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/perth-has-gone-three-summers-without-heatwave-but-its-warming-up/11753340
The term 'heatwave' gets thrown about during Perth's warmer months when temperatures climb into uncomfortable territory, but the city has actually escaped the past three summers without one.
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Irena CeranicMon, 02 Dec 2019 09:21:20 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/perth-has-gone-three-summers-without-heatwave-but-its-warming-up/11753340WeatherHealthEmergency IncidentsEmergency PlanningHeatwaves were declared each summer in WA from 2011–12 to 2015–16, but have not been since. (ABC News: Andrew O'Connor)
Firefighter dies in East Gippsland when vehicle rolls down embankmenthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/firefighter-dies-in-east-gippsland-when-vehicle-rolls/11755358
A contractor for the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning has died while fighting bushfires near Gelantipy in Victoria.
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Jonathon KendallMon, 02 Dec 2019 09:16:33 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/firefighter-dies-in-east-gippsland-when-vehicle-rolls/11755358FiresAccidentsBushfireWorksafe Victoria is investing the death of a 69-year-old DELWP contractor. (ABC News: Stephanie Anderson, file photo)
'He's lost his legitimacy': Maltese PM to resign over probe into murdered journalisthttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/maltese-pm-to-step-down-over-dapne-caruana-galizia-murder-probe/11755292
Embattled Maltese PM Joseph Muscat says he will step down amid a mounting Government crisis over an investigation into the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:55:54 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/maltese-pm-to-step-down-over-dapne-caruana-galizia-murder-probe/11755292World PoliticsLeadershipCorruptionMurder and ManslaughterJournalismTwo of the Prime Minister Muscat's associates have been questioned over Ms Caruana Galizia's murder plot. (Reuters: Yara Nardi)
The new economic theory that wants to strike a blow against the 'surplus fetish'http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/free-market-capitalism-vs-modern-monetary-theory-surplus-deficit/11729726
Modern monetary theory is taking on free market capitalism, promising to end the "surplus fetish" that many economists blame for declining public services and growing inequality. But is it a brave new future or "voodoo economics"?
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Antony FunnellMon, 02 Dec 2019 08:30:00 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/free-market-capitalism-vs-modern-monetary-theory-surplus-deficit/11729726Money and Monetary PolicyHistoryCommunity and SocietyGovernment and PoliticsBusiness, Economics and FinanceEconomic TrendsBudgetWorld PoliticsA new economic theory has entered the ring, keen to strike a blow against the "surplus fetish". (Getty: David Malan)
Jaboticaba exposure helps sells this unusual tree trunk fruithttp://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-02/exotic-jaboticaba-fruit-gets-social-media-exposure/11750704
An enthusiastic young farmhand's outlandish leaf skirt helps him gain exposure for a little-known fruit and sell his perishable harvest through social media
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Jennifer NicholsMon, 02 Dec 2019 07:43:28 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-02/exotic-jaboticaba-fruit-gets-social-media-exposure/11750704RuralFruitFruitsJake Grogan used a cheeky Facebook post to expose the exotic jaboticaba fruit. (ABC Rural: Jennifer Nichols)
Buildings destroyed before NSW bushfire's advance on beach communities slowshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/currowan-fire-burns-residents-told-too-late-to-leave/11755264
A bushfire burning on the NSW South Coast closes sections of the Princes Highway, shutting off escape routes for some residents.
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Jordan HayneMon, 02 Dec 2019 07:39:02 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/currowan-fire-burns-residents-told-too-late-to-leave/11755264BushfireEmergency IncidentsDisasters and AccidentsFiresStrongs winds have pushed the bushfire across the Princess Highway towards the coast. (ABC News: Ian Cutmore)
Sam Penny trains in a chest freezer to prepare for winter English Channel swimhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/sunshine-coasts-sam-penny-aims-for-english-channel-winter-swim/11752576
Wearing his budgie smugglers, swimming cap and goggles, endurance athlete Sam Penny is ready to attempt to break a world record and become the first person to swim the English Channel in winter.
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Kathy Sundstrom And Robert BlackmoreMon, 02 Dec 2019 07:31:57 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/sunshine-coasts-sam-penny-aims-for-english-channel-winter-swim/11752576Lifestyle and LeisureExercise and FitnessHealthWeatherHuman InterestSam Penny has been immersing himself in a chest freezer filled with icy water in preparation. (Supplied: Sam Penny)
NSW Now: Fires expected to reach Katoomba, 2,000 homes still dark after stormshttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/nsw-rfs-contain-blue-mountains-fire-homes-still-without-power/11754770
MORNING BRIEFING: The NSW Rural Fire Service says a bushfire is expected to reach the outskirts of Katoomba, while 2,000 Ausgrid customers in Sydney still do not have power after last week's storms.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 07:17:02 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/nsw-rfs-contain-blue-mountains-fire-homes-still-without-power/11754770FiresDisasters and AccidentsWeatherLaw, Crime and JusticeThe fire was visible from the Three Sisters in the Blue Mountains. (Supplied: Josh McKinnon)
Second London Bridge terror victim named as 23yo Cambridge graduatehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/second-victim-of-london-bridge-attacker-named-as-saskia-jones/11755252
Saskia Jones, who was working as a volunteer for a program connecting prisoners with students, is named as the second person killed by terrorist Usman Khan in the London Bridge attack.
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Mon, 02 Dec 2019 07:11:39 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/second-victim-of-london-bridge-attacker-named-as-saskia-jones/11755252Law, Crime and JusticeCrimeTerrorismMurder and ManslaughterSaskia Jones is the second person killed in the London Bridge attacks. (AP)
Indigenous Australians would have seen this star explode 9,000 years agohttp://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-02/supernova-remnant-astronomy/11740294
Scientists have used a powerful radio telescope to detect the remnants of a supernova explosion that took place 9,000 years ago, and would have been visible to Indigenous people across Australia at the time.
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Suzannah LyonsMon, 02 Dec 2019 07:04:57 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-12-02/supernova-remnant-astronomy/11740294Science and TechnologyStarsTelescopesAstronomy (Space)The arch of the Milky Way over the Guilderton Lighthouse. Where the supernova now known as G0.1-9.7 would have been visible in the night sky when it exploded is shown. (Paean Ng/Astrordinary Imaging)
Licola Wilderness Village becomes Victoria's first town to go off the gridhttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/licola-goes-off-grid-with-solar/11739220
Located in Victoria's high country, the recreational camping town is the state's first to go completely off the grid with solar energy.
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Rachael LucasMon, 02 Dec 2019 07:03:51 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/licola-goes-off-grid-with-solar/11739220Solar EnergyCommunity OrganisationsThe rising costs of diesel generation threatened the financial viability of Licola so its owner installed 600 solar panels. (ABC Gippsland: Rachael Lucas)
Protected glider habitat allegedly cleared, environment department to investigatehttp://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/north-queensland-glider-habitat-illegal-destruction-alleged/11742750
The Australian Conservation Foundation says parts of a north Queensland property set aside as habitat for the vulnerable greater glider have been cleared illegally, prompting a federal investigation.
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Josh RobertsonMon, 02 Dec 2019 06:35:41 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/north-queensland-glider-habitat-illegal-destruction-alleged/11742750Endangered and Protected SpeciesEnvironnementGovernment and PoliticsLaw, Crime and JusticeLand ClearingLand ManagementActivism and LobbyingFederal – State IssuesThe ACF claims the parcel of land affected had been specifically set aside from clearance by the department. (Supplied: ACF)
Water for fodder to flow as $100 million water swap deal kicks in http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/drought-deal-to-deliver-fodder-water-by-next-week/11754858
Farmers who have had no access to irrigation water in the Southern Murray-Darling Basin could be eligible for cheap water from next week.
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Kath SullivanMon, 02 Dec 2019 06:20:35 +1100http://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/drought-deal-to-deliver-fodder-water-by-next-week/11754858Agricultural PolicyFederal GovernmentGovernment and PoliticsLivestockLivestock WelfareDroughtAgribusinessMurray-Darling BasinFarmers will have access to cheap water to grow fodder as part of a Federal Government deal. (Reuters: Tim Wimborne)

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