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Blog posts September 2019

Book review: Hidden histories of Australia’s cameleers

A decade ago, Bangladeshi-Australian writer and historian Samia Khatun sat on the floor of the 150-year-old mosque in Broken Hill and opened up a thick volume from the bookshelf, labelled a Koran. It was not, in fact, a Koran, but a book of songs, prose, and poetry written in Bengali, her family’s m…

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Important Tips to keep in Mind during Interstate Moves

Interstate moves are more hectic than local moves. They require careful planning for 3-2 months in advance. You have to manage your responsibilities in the city you are leaving and the city you are going to settle. Therefore, the work becomes unmanageable on your own. Therefore, to ease the burden, …

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Climate change could stretch our capabilities, Defence Force chief speech warns

Increasingly frequent natural disasters caused by climate change could stretch the capability of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), according to a speech prepared for Defence Force Chief Angus Campbell.

It warns of climate change prompting more disaster relief efforts, as well as more peace-keep…

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Kiwi honey producers try to stop Australian makers calling their honey manuka

The New Zealand government is supporting an industry push to trademark manuka honey in China and shut Australia out of the market.
Manuka honey is a highly-prized commodity across the world, particularly China, for its antibacterial properties as well as for its taste.
The honey is produced in sou…

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‘The Masked Singer Australia’ S1E1 Recap: The Horror! The Horror!

The unspoken secret is that nobody necessarily cares who the singers are, but why they are: what prompted them onto this show? Tragedy? A last-ditch attempt in a flagging career? And how did The Masked Singer come to be — and where will it end up?

In the past few weeks, you might’ve spotted a f…

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Australia pledges online extremism fight

Australia has pledged to work with tech giants and other countries to remove violent extremist content from the internet.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the commitment at a leaders' dialogue - co-chaired by the leaders of New Zealand, France and Jordan - on the sidelines of the United Nations…

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8 Pros and Cons of Hiring a Cheap removalists in Brisbane

Not all cheap removalists are good, and not all of them are bad. It all boils down to the company policies, the ethics of removalists, and the market trends. Therefore, if your budget is tight and you need cheap removalists in Brisbane, you need to weigh their pros and cons before booking one. Affor…

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The Veronicas threaten to sue Qantas after 'embarrassing' incident on flight from Sydney

Australian pop duo The Veronicas have threatened legal action after what they described as an "incredibly intimidating and confusing" time on a Qantas flight.

Identical twins Jessica and Lisa Origliasso were on a 10:00am flight from Sydney to Brisbane yesterday when they say an incident was "esca…

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Backstreet Boys Add More Dates To 2020 Australian Tour

Earlier this month Backstreet Boys announced that they’re back with a new Australian tour, and tickets were snapped up as quickly as you’d expect. Now, they’re blessing us with some new shows so get the gang together.

The band have added second shows in Sydney and Melbourne, after tickets f…

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Genetic modification law reform could see cotton industry swoop on South Australia

Conservationists have labelled the idea "stupid and dangerous" and warned of an "uproar" if it happens.

The nation's cotton sector is heavily reliant on genetically modified varieties — 99 per cent of the cotton grown in Australia is modified to be insecticide tolerant and Roundup ready.


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Planning to Move? 10 Awesome Reasons to Relocate To Brisbane

Relocating to Brisbane was my life’s best decision. The city offers ample facilities to the local residents. From shopping malls to heritage buildings, affordable residential developments to accessible public transportation, Brisbane boasts of everything to enhance your living standard. If you are p…

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Travel at 60 celebrates first year with strong growth

Travel at 60, Australia’s only full-service online and offline travel agency focused entirely on the Baby Boomer market, has marked its first year in operation with its strongest month of growth yet.

The business, a subsidiary to successful over-60s media platform Starts at 60, is currently tra…

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Queensland licence application biometrics to be verified by Unisys

As the Queensland government pushes forward with its digital licence play, the state on Wednesday announced it has signed Unisys to provide facial image processing technology and services for the state's smart card driver licence.

The Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads (TMR) will u…

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Held 26-30 August, the aim of the Queensland Government initiative was to help people understand how they can keep themselves and others safe on the road.

This year Buslink Queensland invited key stakeholders and staff to functions in each of its five depots to both support and promote the event.…

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Organics Australia in style at La Porte Space

THE cream of Sydney's foodies turned out this week for a special luncheon at La Porte Space to celebrate Australian Organic Awareness Month.

Australian Organics ambassador and journalist, Elle Halliwell, told of her battle with a rare cancer during her pregnancy and how she turned to organics on …

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15 Important Tips on How to Pack For a Move

Hello friends, today, I helped my sister-in-law move from her old house in Brisbane to a new one. She had asked me to help as her office commitments kept her from doing research, which on her behalf I did. To make sure the move was done smoothly, on my advice she hired cheap removalists in Brisbane.…

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Popular Gold Coast retreat evacuated as more than 70 fires burn across Queensland

About 100 people had to be evacuated from a popular hinterland retreat on the Gold Coast on Monday night, just hours after taking shelter there from a nearby bushfire.

At 6:00pm yesterday, Queensland Police advised residents living on Lamington National Park Road they could take refuge from the n…

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The withering of Robert Mugabe, as told by Australia’s Prime Ministers

The way incessant talk of China’s rivalry with the United States dominates the present turbulent world, it’s hard to conceive of an earlier time when Australia’s prime ministers devoted hours upon hours to the fate of far-off Zimbabwe. But the death on Friday of African independence hero-turned-tyra…

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Geelong coach Chris Scott facing the challenge of his career after Cats' loss to Collingwood

Just six teams remain in contention for the 2019 AFL premiership.

By virtue of their qualifying-final wins, Collingwood and Richmond must be considered favourites to face off in the decider.

The last time that occurred, Tigers' legend Kevin Bartlett kicked seven and Grandstand expert Mick Malt…

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Mount Ommaney woman still jumping for joy at Gold Lotto division one win

A Mount Ommaney woman has been jumping for joy ever since she and her husband discovered they had pocketed a division one prize worth more than half a million dollars in the weekend’s Saturday Gold Lotto draw.

The Brisbane resident held one of the seven division one winning entries nationally i…

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