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Australian News

  1. One of Australia's senior military figures says the threat of cyber attacks against the nation's infrastructure and military networks is on the rise.

  2. In Australia's largest island national park, taxpayers will be forced to spend $1.3 million cleaning up a resort in ruins while the Queensland Government courts companies to build more eco-accommodation on the other side of the island.

  3. Jim Pembroke stands to lose thousands if Labor wins office and goes ahead with its plan to scrap franking credit cash refunds for self-funded retirees. And he doesn't mind one bit.

  4. Christian Read is one of thousands of Australians now taking medicinal cannabis and he insists while it cannot cure him of the pain he experiences, it grants him some relief and the ability to "engage in the world".

  5. It's not the usual suspects of rising energy costs, tolls or petrol that are hitting the hip-pockets of New South Wales voters the hardest. Take a look at what expenses are chewing up the household income.

  6. The chances of Cyclone Oma making landfall near Brisbane are low, but "pretty major" impacts are expected along the south Queensland coast late this week.

  7. A judge at the Jerusalem District Court dismisses arguments that the life of Malka Leifer, who is fighting extradition to Australia on charges she sexually abused girls at the orthodox Adass Israel school, is life is in immediate danger if she remains in prison.

  8. Personal trainer Bradley Soper's friends and colleagues say he loved people and put others first — leaving them in shock to discover he was the intruder who died during a botched home invasion in Sydney's south-west.

  9. China's new hottest app on the block a propaganda resource that teaches "Xi Jinping thought" and requires the Communist Party's 90 million members to read it every day.

  10. Former Bestjet employees claim the failed online travel portal's offices were dysfunctional, saying they took their phone headsets to the toilet and that refunds owed to customers were deliberately "stalled".

  11. The Department of Home Affairs is looking at ways to use "sophisticated algorithms and data matching" to automate the process after Hakeem al-Araibi was imprisoned for two months because processes "broke down".

  12. China's Government accuses the United States of trying to block its industrial development by alleging that Chinese mobile network gear poses a cybersecurity threat to countries rolling out new internet systems.

  13. The pill testing debate continues to rage in the wake of deaths at music festivals, but 30 years ago a similar controversy engulfed a public health scheme that is now so common you would barely notice it.

  14. About to start uni? We share some helpful hints for getting the most out of the university experience from people who have come through to the other side.

  15. The crossbench was not serving the interest of most Australians when it sought amendments to the provisions for default insurance in the Coalition's super bill, writes Brendan Coates.
  16. One Labour politician leaving the party says Jeremy Corbyn and other leaders have been "complicit in facilitating Brexit", while another thinks the party has become "institutionally anti-Semitic".

  17. Documents obtained by the ABC reveal Brisbane law firm AJ & Co proposed an aggressive strategy for mining giant Adani to shut down critics and pressure the Queensland Government to bring the Carmichael mine to life.

  18. The Australian Dietary Guidelines recommend we eat a small handful of nuts each day— but many of us know nuts are high in calories and fat, write Elizabeth Neale, Sze-Yen Tan and Yasmine Probst. So should we be eating nuts or will they make us gain weight?
  19. There are two stories those who are born and raised in Darwin hear time and time again: Cyclone Tracy and the Bombing of Darwin. But in other parts of the country, why does it seem the latter is often left to the history books?

  20. People offering to be paid to post fake reviews online, a practice that can hurt businesses if negative feedback has been "bought" by competitors, are warned they risk being prosecuted for fraudulent behaviour.


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