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Blog posts November 2019

How to Get Rid of Sentimental Clutter When Moving

If you want to get rid of sentimental clutter when moving, you need to think practically. And this is what most of the people fail to do. By keeping the items, they feel that they are holding on to the memories. I read this in an article that highlights the best way to get rid of your sentimental cl…

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Mental health, environment top concerns for young Australians

Australia's youth now consider the environment the second most important issue in the country, a survey of teenagers has found.

More than 25,000 young people between the ages of 15 and 19 answered the annual survey by Mission Australia, which released a report on its findings on Tuesday.

When …

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BMW buybacks have started in Australia following suspected fatality involving Takata airbags

BMW is believed to be the first car company in Australia to buy back a batch of used cars affected by a recall of potentially deadly Takata airbags.

Earlier this month BMW and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) issued a warning pleading with owners of 12,663 BMWs to stop dr…

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Brisbane wins race for Australia's first Cinnabon, with store to open next month

Brisbane has won the race for Australia's first Cinnabon store, with the major US pastry chain setting up shop at Toombul Shopping Centre next month.

Thirty-four years after starting in Atlanta, the brand's famous variety of cinnamon rolls will be available at the centre in Brisbane's inner n…

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Council approves major changes to Brisbane's planning laws

Brisbane City Council has voted for a ban on townhouses in low-density suburbs, one of a host of changes to the city's planning legislation.

The law changes were brought through council in a set of reforms that city planning chairman Matthew Bourke said were some of the biggest in a decade.

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7 Renting Costs to Consider In Your Budget When Moving

Hey friends! I am here to share an informative article will all of you. I was recently looking for some information on renting costs and came across and fantastic article “7 Renting Costs to Consider in Your Budget When Moving”. After reading the entire article, I learned a lot of things that I …

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Australia Talks survey gives insight into our lives and the issues dividing us

A survey of almost 55,000 people has given insight into the opinions and lives of everyday Aussies, exploring divisive issues like climate change to revealing how often they have sex.

The results of the Australia Talks survey were revealed on ABC Monday night, with hosts Annabel Crabb and Waleed…

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Rare earth mineral deal inked by US and Australia — what does that mean?

Some of these include minerals such as lithium, which form the backbone of rechargeable batteries found in everything from electric cars to your laptop.

Other minerals are largely found within a group known as "rare earths" sporting names you may have never come across.

These are found wit…

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'See the devastation': Craig Foster pleads for medevac to be preserved

Former Socceroos captain and sports broadcaster Craig Foster has launched an impassioned plea to preserve the medevac regime, declaring people in Nauru and Manus Island are now “long past any threshold of torment a human should suffer”.

Foster’s strongly worded intervention comes as a new…

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Art dealer rejects claims of 'carpetbagging', exploitation of Aboriginal artists

A private art dealer in Alice Springs has said allegations that he had taken elderly Indigenous artists from their communities to paint for him and that one was being forced to paint away a $20,000 debt for her son were being “intentionally fabricated”.

The dealer, John Ioannou, contacted Gua…

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7 Must Know Packing Tips for Moving

Do you know that Ziploc bags can help you pack bottles and other containers with liquids to avoid spillage? Also, besides bubble wrap, you can use small towels and blankets for cushioning delicate items during the move? Well, if you did, that’s great and if you didn’t, read on to know a lot more pac…

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Two Australians dead after tragic mountain fall near Queenstown

Two men from Australia fell 300 metres to their deaths on a mountain climb near Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island.

Brett Alexander Lentfer, 62, and James Harry Spaile, 44, died after falling from a cliff face in The Remarkables mountain range on Wednesday.

It appeared a rope connectin…

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South Australia Invests $15M for New Terror Database

South Australia is investing $15 million in a new computer system to better track potential terrorists and other offenders.

The system will ensure sensitive and important information about offenders is accessed across all relevant law enforcement agencies both throughout South Australia and acros…

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Sitting in a circle of yoga mats, on the tiled floor of a suburban apartment, a Kambo ceremony is in full swing.

Each participant is equipped with water bottles and a bucket, while practitioner Debbie Lanyon snuffs the room with sage.

Using an incense stick, a row of superficial burns is blist…

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Why Australia needs more noisy charities!

Governments generally dislike noisy charities, the kinds of charities that highlight injustice, inadequacy, environmental degradation, ethical inconsistencies, failures and unmet needs. But without noisy charities Australia would be a much less healthy, safe and prosperous country.

While there ha…

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Key Points to Remember While Moving Antiques

Antiques are delicate items. They can be prized possessions you bought or valuable family heirlooms. They hold sentimental value and must be moved with extra care. I've heard many moving horror stories from acquaintances where their antiques were damaged beyond salvation. So, to avoid that fate, you…

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Australia’s most active states and territories revealed

The Australian Capital Territory has Australia’s most active adults according to Sport Australia’s latest AusPlay survey results that identify sport and physical activity habits across the country.

In 2018/19, some 87.8 per cent of Canberrans aged 15 or over participated in sport or physical …

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Bulls move into dominant position over Warriors

Western Australia are battling to avoid defeat against Queensland after Shaun Marsh fell cheaply amid a top-order collapse in their Sheffield Shield clash at the Gabba.

At stumps on day three, the visitors were 4-39 in their second innings, still 40 runs behind the hosts after ex-Test batsman Mar…

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Treasury investigates senior executive after allegations over conduct

Treasury is investigating one of its most senior executives, deputy secretary Matt Flavel, who has been on leave from the department’s leadership team since last month.

In an email sent to staff and obtained by Guardian Australia, Treasury secretary Steven Kennedy addresses what he says are “a …

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