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Blog posts October 2019

Environment Friendly Moving Tips: How to Pack without Bubble Wrap?

When I move to my new house in Adelaide and unpacked everything, I was surprised to see the amount of bubble wrap I have used for packing my belongings. With no other options to use them, I was forced to throw them. I realised my mistake after reading an article on how to pack without bubble wrap. T…

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David Eastman awarded $7m for 19 years of wrongful imprisonment

A former public servant will be awarded more than $7m compensation after spending almost two decades in jail for a murder he was later found not guilty of committing.

David Eastman had sought up to $18m compensation for spending almost 19 years behind bars for the 1989 shooting murder of federal …

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The prime minister's office accidentally sent out its talking points. We fact checked them

When parliament resumes in Canberra, the prime minister’s office sends MPs and senators a set of talking points so they can’t be caught out by curly questions on any topic.

On Monday the parliamentary sitting week began with the press gallery receiving the full set of notes from the PMO after…

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Scott Morrison points finger at UN for pursuing 'negative globalism'

Scott Morrison has identified the United Nations as the multilateral institution responsible for pursuing “negative globalism” – a Trump-like concept the prime minister flagged in a recent foreign policy speech – because the UN wants Australia to increase its ambition on emissions reduction.

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Australia's first glass bridge unveiled at Cobbold Gorge in outback Queensland

Cobbold Gorge in the Gulf Savannah region of north-west Queensland is now home to Australia's first ever bridge constructed with an entirely glass surface.

The gorge, which is on private land, is about 900 metres long and in some places is only 2m wide — evidence that labelled it the state's youn…

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Hi All,

The moment you hear the word Artificial Intelligence or AI, you think about some technologically advanced robots working in labs like humans. However, there is much more to AI than what is shown to us in Hollywood movies. AI has the ability to learn from experiences just like the human br…

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New wave royalty New Order are returning to Australia

UK champions New Order have announced their glorious return to Australia, announcing shows in Melbourne and Sydney for March next year.

Formed by members of Joy Division in 1980 after the death of frontman Ian Curtis, New Order have long stood as one of music’s most innovative acts. Over the past…

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Josh Frydenberg and Gladys Liu election challenges should be thrown out, AEC says

Challenges against the election of Josh Frydenberg and Gladys Liu must fail because they do not prove that voters changed their vote after reading controversial Chinese-language signs, the Australian Electoral Commission has said.

The AEC has asked the federal court to throw out both cases, argui…

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KINGDOM HEARTS Orchestra's 'World Of Tres' Comes to Australia

Built over more than 15 years, the KINGDOM HEARTS saga has concluded, and it is time to reunite one last time with a brand new concert touring around the world, KINGDOM HEARTS -World of Tres-, coming to Australia in Sydney on Saturday, October 19 for the first time ever (Sydney Town Hall - Tickets a…

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Paul Hogan and the myth of the white Aussie bloke

Australian Story recently featured a two-part look at Australia’s iconic film and television legend Paul Hogan, documenting Hogan’s rise and fall in Australian culture.
Self-described as a “one-hit wonder”, Hogan’s well-loved persona is attributed to his embodiment of the ordinary, Aussie bloke…

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7 Items That Are Lifesavers When Packing Up Your Home


People often talk about their belongings get damaged during the loading and transporting process. This happens due to improper packing of the fragile items. Thus, before you start packing, make sure you have the right packing supplies and in an appropriate amount. But what are the essential it…

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Codeine misuse in Australia reduced by prescription-only changes

The move to prescription-only codeine in Australia has seen a 50 percent reduction in the monthly rate of codeine-related poisoning calls and halved codeine sales, finds new research led by the University of Sydney.

The study, published today in Addiction, is the first peer-reviewed research to e…

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Everything you need to know about the new Amazing Race Australia

The Amazing Race Australia returns to Network 10 this year, with host Beau Ryan at the helm of the reboot. The countdown is now officially on for the series' return, now that the first trailer has been revealed.
It's been five years since the original version, which aired for three seasons on Chann…

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Australia’s economic growth downgraded, while Rabobank tips ‘modest’ recession

The outlook for the world economy, including Australia’s, is looking more pessimistic as China’s economic growth continues to slow down.

Global economic growth is expected to hit an eight-year low of 2.5 per cent next year, according to ratings agency Fitch.

“The outlook for the global eco…

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