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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 22:11:29 -0700 | political-news

Truck driver sentenced to 27 years in jail for bashing stepson to death Updated July 31, 2014 11:38:33 A Sydney truck driver who beat his two-year-old stepson to death has been sentenced to 27 years behind bars. Gregory Wayne Hill...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Newcastle :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 21:56:07 -0700 | political-news

Karen Bailey, 55, pleaded guilty to offensive behaviour for the abuse on a peak hour train from Sydney to Newcastle earlier this month. A passenger filmed her abusing other commuters, including making racist remarks to an Asian woman, and posted...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Melbourne :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 21:56:06 -0700 | political-news

The couple pleaded guilty to reckless conduct endangering their children and are awaiting sentencing by the Victorian County Court. Extra security guards were called to the courtroom, after there was a heavy thump as she hit the floor before her...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Broome :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 21:56:06 -0700 | political-news

Jarrod Hampton, from Brighton in Victoria, died in April 2012 while diving for pearls from a Paspaley-owned boat off Eighty Mile Beach, about 160 kilometres south of Broome. He was employed as a drift diver, which involved collecting shells from...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Newcastle :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 20:35:50 -0700 | political-news

Law firm Slater and Gordon said the compensation payment was the largest ever awarded through the Dust Diseases Tribunal, which was established in 1989 to hear claims for damages from sufferers of dust-related diseases in NSW. Steven Dunning, 54, was...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Albury :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 18:51:35 -0700 | political-news

Man arrested over 1973 murder of Albury teenager Bronwynne Richardson Updated July 31, 2014 11:29:11 Police have arrested a man who allegedly kidnapped, raped and murdered a teenage girl in Albury, in southern New South Wales, more than 40 years...
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Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Geraldton :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 18:17:02 -0700 | political-news

Residents of Clematis Crescent and surrounding streets said they have been putting up with the stench for years, despite several attempts by the Water Corporation to fix the problem. When the ABC visited the area yesterday along with about 20...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Canberra :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 17:58:41 -0700 | political-news

Since then Australia has said little, with Prime Minister Tony Abbott telling reporters after the Japanese leader's Australian visit in July:  "I don't absolutely agree with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on whaling." NZ  Prime Minister John Key, who faces an...
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Source: The Conversation

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 16:57:06 -0700 | political-news

There have been five polls taken in the last ten days, following the shooting down of MH17 on Friday 18 July. Prior to MH17, polls showed Labor leading by about a 54-46 margin. In the immediate aftermath, Kevin Bonham reports...
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Source: Arab News

Melbourne :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 14:49:01 -0700 | political-news

Students studying abroad have shared their experience with spending Eid Al-Fitr on foreign soil. They say celebrating the festival away from their families lacks flavor. They are however mindful that they are required to be abroad due to their studies....
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Source: The Conversation

Melbourne :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 13:28:11 -0700 | political-news

Indigenous land owners weren't consulted in the past about the creation of Western Australia's huge Ord River irrigation scheme but a recent agreement offers a more positive example for developing other parts of northern Australia. Pete Hill/Flickr , CC BY-NC...
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Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 10:30:46 -0700 | political-news

The new provision would apply to directors facing alleged contraventions, including offences around financial reporting, continuous disclosure rules and misleading or deceptive conduct. The disgraced boards of asbestos maker James Hardie and collapsed shopping centre owner Centro were prosecuted...
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Source: The Age

Perth :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 19:12:42 -0700 | political-news

The recommendation follows the interim report of the McClure welfare review, which last month said that ''consideration should be given to incorporating income management'' in services for  job seekers ''who need to stabilise their circumstances''. On Thursday, a spokeswoman for...
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Source: The Age

Melbourne :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 18:46:19 -0700 | political-news

The government announced in the May budget that it would peg student debts to the government bond rate, capped at six per cent, rather than inflation. Professor Chapman's alternative proposals could be a game-changer for the government, which is expected...
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Source: The Age

Newcastle :: Australia | updated 2014-07-30 17:59:29 -0700 | political-news

Cr McCloy's family-owned McCloy Group of companies made substantial donations to the Labor and Liberal parties in the years prior to the bans being introduced in late 2010.  He also funded community campaigns with Mr Grugeon, including the Fix Our...
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