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3 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Treasurers Cairns bound for Hockey meeting

THE federal treasurer gave no prior warning that he was about to cut $80 billion from state schools and hospitals funding by 2024/25. Aside from what Mr Hockey once called the usual "grizzling" about distribution of GST revenue, infrastructure will be a key topic when treasurers travel to Cairns for a routine meeting on Friday, replacing their usual gathering in the nation's capital.

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7 hrs ago | Jaunted

Alice Springs: It's Easy to See Why the Larapinta Trail is One of Australia's Top Treks

Last week, we went on a six-day excursion and hiked several sections of the Larapinta Trail , a walk that runs 139 miles through the Northern Territory of Australia . In the past few years, it has become known as one of the country's top treks due to its beautiful desert landscape and challenging rocky terrain.

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9 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

Big turnout for sherry seminar and tasting with Jesus Barquin of Equipo Navazos

Jesus Barquin of Equipo Navazos giving a sherry seminar and tasting at Scopa Italian Roots in Venice. La Bota de Navazos Fino in Rama is a fino of astonishing depth, cool and warming at the same time.

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13 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

$15 flights from Adelaide to Sydney

A NEW $4m supermarket with a rooftop carpark is planned for the city's east - while there's no official word yet on what it'll be, there's some pretty strong clues ... JUST when you thought the days of dirt cheap airfares were over in the wake of massive financial losses, one low cost carrier has announced the sale of 4500 seats for $15. The first 1500 $15 fares are being offered from 3pm today by Tigerair Australia to celebrate its 15 millionth passenger since it began operations on November 23, 2007.

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17 hrs ago | Mirror.co.uk

Insults and inspiration: Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's best and worst moments down under

The couple have been soaking up all that Australia has to offer, with Kanye going off on rants, hospital dashes and Kim taking selfies with koalas - it's been a busy one Kim Kardashian and Kanye West never fail to leave a lasting impression when they globe-hop to a new sunny location - but their few weeks in Australia have been eventful to say the least. From King of cringe Kanye managing to offend the world on stage and worrying everyone with a sudden hospital dash, to Kim getting a selfie with a koala , we've seen some of the pair's best and worst moments.

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21 hrs ago | The Age

Assistant Minister David Kempton's luxury junket provided by wind farmer

A Queensland assistant minister has not declared hospitality at a proposed luxury resort site owned by a wind farm developer despite promoting the wind farm, defending its developers and later officiating at the resort's opening. Queensland Assistant Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs David Kempton received accommodation and a barbecue on the site of a proposed five-star lakeside outback lodge on remote far north Queensland cattle station Crystalbrook last year.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Bendigo Advertiser

Watson selected in Australian team

BENDIGO netballer Chloe Watson has been selected in the under-21 Australian team which will travel to New Zealand for a week-long tour later this month. BENDIGO netballer Chloe Watson has been selected in the under-21 Australian team which will travel to New Zealand for a week-long tour later this month.

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Townsville Bulletin

Carmody's for just penalties

Newly-appointed Chief Justice Tim Carmody is visiting Townsville for a week. He recieved a proper 'welcome to Townsville' ceremony in court.

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The New Zealand Herald

Kiwi songbird hits the high notes

Marlena Devoe's prize money will take her to London and Italy where she will pursue a career as an opera singer. A New Zealand-born Samoan soprano has won the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Bel Canto award in Sydney - the first big win for the singer.

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USA Today

Emirates pursues U.S. business travelers

The at-times controversial airline is spreading its footprint to new cities, and switching out smaller 777s for jumbo-sized jets to carry even more fliers to international destinations. Emirates pursues U.S. business travelers The at-times controversial airline is spreading its footprint to new cities, and switching out smaller 777s for jumbo-sized jets to carry even more fliers to international destinations.

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E! Online

Kim Kardashian Rocks 5 Chic Styles in Australia, Meets Fans and Talks Fashion-See the Photos

Kim Kardashian has so far showcased several chic styles during her trip to Australia with Kanye West , who is performing in the land Down Under as part of his Yeezus tour. Wearing a bright, figure-hugging coral mini dress, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also took part in a meet-and-greet for hundreds of fans at a shopping mall to promote her family's Spring 2015 Kardashian Kollection.

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Suria

Environmentalists criticise Australia...

Environmentalists criticised a new Australian government plan released Monday to protect the Great Barrier Reef in the face of UN concerns, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline. Environmentalists have criticised a new Australian government plan to protect the Great Barrier Reef, saying it will not do enough to halt the marine park's decline - by Ray Berkelmans The draft plan, now open for consultation, comes after UNESCO threatened to put the reef on its World Heritage "in danger" list and gave Canberra until February 1, 2015 to submit a report on what it was doing to protect the natural wonder.

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Medical News Today

Vigilance will keep Australian Ebola risk small

The risk of Ebola virus appearing in Australia remains small but continued vigilance and good infection control are critical to keeping it that way, according to a perspective published in the Medical Journal of Australia . Dr Grant Hill-Cawthorne and coauthors from the Marie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity at the University of Sydney wrote that the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the largest ever recorded, currently involving 3685 cases and 1841 deaths .

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

The new gay sex

As clinical studies on Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis enter their stages, discussion of the controversial HIV prevention method has begun in Australia's gay community. Benjamin Riley navigates the emotionally-charged debate over whether this radical new took for fighting HIV means the end of the world as we know it.

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NEWS.com.au

Rock legend Slash gears up for Oz

NIALL Horan from boy band One Direction has turned 21, with the birthday messages pouring in from fans and his band mates. RITA Ora has sent out birthday love to Stella McCartney as she sat front row with her friend's dad, legend Paul McCartney, at London Fashion Week.

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Stuff.co.nz

Taronga Zoo Roar and Snore: Backyard bliss

When we live somewhere for too long, we grow dull. We stop noticing our surroundings with that childlike awe we reserve for exotic, foreign cities.

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HollywoodLife

Nicole Kidman Rushes To Australia After Father's Death - First Pics

After her beloved father's sudden and shocking death, Nicole Kidman has rushed to Sydney, Australia with Keith Urban in tow to be with her family during this difficult time. See the first photos of the actress after the tragic incident with took Dr. Antony Kidman's life.

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Morpeth Herald

Greatness in the colonies beckoned

George Murray Colledge was born in Gateshead in 1845, the son of Teasdale Colledge, master mariner, and his wife Mary Ann, nee Murray. He was called to Stewarton, Ayrshire, and married Matilda Ann Broomfield, daughter of the Rev R.W. Broomfield, Wesleyan minister at Lesbury, at the chapel there.

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The New Zealand Herald

Bulldogs easy winners over Melbourne in NRL finals

The Canterbury Bulldogs ended Melbourne's season with a 28-4 win over the Storm in the first round of the National Rugby League finals series on Sunday. The Bulldogs will next face their coach Des Hasler's old side Manly in the second round on Saturday in Sydney.

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Yahoo!

PM to Arnhem Land after Mideast news

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is travelling to remote Arnhem Land as planned after announcing that Australia will send a military force to the Middle East this week. Making the announcement on Sunday in Darwin, Mr Abbott said it was important that the government continue as usual "despite the grave announcement we have made this morning".

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