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19 hrs ago | ABC News

What happened to the Anzac Girls after WWI?

For the past six weeks, Australian audiences have been absorbed in the lives of five World War I nurses depicted in the ABC-TV mini series Anzac Girls. What happened to these women when peace eventually prevailed and they returned to their homes in Australia and New Zealand? Following the death of her true love Lieutenant Harry Moffit and the end of the war, Alice returned to Australia as one of only eight Australian nurses to be awarded the Military Medal for bravery.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Daily Mail

Are YOU taking too many painkillers? Young Aussies are overdosing...

Are YOU taking too many painkillers? Young Aussies are overdosing on paracetamol because they think the over-the-counter pills are SAFE A new study shows that young Australians are overdosing on pain killers because they think the over the counter pills are safe. The study was on patients from Geelong Hospital's emergency department, between 2008 and 2013.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Sunday Times

Extra security at Freo final amid terror alert

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

ABC News

Footy fans support raising of terror level

ELIZABETH JACKSON: Australians wake this morning to a new security regime at airports, railway stations and bus stops. The terror alert now sits at high, meaning an attack of some sort is considered likely.

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Scotsman.com

Australia put on high alert for terror attack

THE Australian government has raised its terrorism threat to the second-highest level in response to the domestic threat posed by Islamic State movement supporters. Prime minister Tony Abbott announced the increase from "medium" to "high", on a four-tier scale, on the advice of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation .

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ABC News

Security boost for AFL semi-final at MCG amid terror threat

Security will be boosted for tonight's AFL semi-final at the MCG following the lifting of Australia's terrorism threat level to high, Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Key Lay says. "We've had some conversations with both the MCC and the AFL and we've decided to increase police presence there tonight, so people going to the game will actually see more police," Chief Commissioner Lay said.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Ararat Advertiser

Tyson Carr attempts to become 'nation's best'

TYSON Carr will venture across the Nullarbor next week to represent regional Victoria at this year's WorldSkills Games in Western Australia. TYSON Carr will venture across the Nullarbor next week to represent regional Victoria at this year's WorldSkills Games in Western Australia.

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The Age

Sticky Carpet

Melbourne may be in the grip of footy fever, but it was the city's music fans who have been celebrating two recent wins. The first was the long-awaited implementation of the built near existing live music venues.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

Warrnambool Standard

New book recounts epic 1930 taxi adventure

COUNTRY trek which encompassed south-west Victoria and is believed to be the world's longest-ever taxi ride has been documented in a new book.

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ABC News

Breaking Bad 'coming to life' as Victoria battles ice, MP says as...

A Victorian parliamentary drug committee member has compared the scale of the state's ice problem to the television show, Breaking Bad.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Daily Mail

Sewer tests reveal alarming spread of deadly drug ice with one in...

Waste from Melbourne Water's western treatment plant tested strongly for levels of methamphetamine, suggesting highest usage is in the CBD Tests on Melbourne sewage show high enough levels of ice for the drug to have been used by one in every 20 Victorians.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

Blaze

AFL comes out in favour of marriage equality

The Australian Football League has come out in support of marriage equality. The move has been welcomed by advocates.

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ABC News

Concerns Indigenous Victorians aren't served by drug treatment system

ELEANOR HALL: The drug and alcohol sector in Victoria is undergoing a major change that will streamline its services for drug users.

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

The Mercury

Tasmania joins cruise boom

As the warmer winds of spring arrive, Australia is about to witness another record summer cruise season, with more than 600 cruise ship visits scheduled for ports around the country in coming months.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Game on: Election race down to the wire

MORE than 40 protesters have gathered outside a controversial families conference hosted by right-wing religious groups in Melbourne this morning.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

Importance of Being Earnest hits the IPAC

If Australian musical theatre stalwart Nancye Hayes had a "bucket list" of coveted roles, Oscar Wilde's Lady Bracknell would be towards the top.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

Sunday Times

Airport immigration escapee found

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

Yahoo!

The passion of investing in collecables

But they're not fetching as much as when the one worn by Don Bradman during the 1948 Invincibles tour sold for $402,500 in 2008.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

WebWire

How to Find Specialist Doctors Quickly and Avoid Lengthy Hospital Waiting Times

MELBOURNE, Victoria August 2014 - The Victorian public hospital system is so congested that patients with private health insurance looking for An expert panel on waiting list management, chaired by Eastern Health director Stuart Alford, and including Latrobe Regional Hospital CEO Peter Craighead and Melbourne Health clinical leader Associate ... (more)

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Warrnambool Standard

Gleeson calls it a day

The Geelong skipper played his final game for the Cats' second-tier side against Essendon at Kardinia Park on Friday night.

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