29 October 2020, Thursday News

29 October 2020, Thursday

UK Labour suspends former leader Jeremy Corbyn over anti-Semitism comments

A report has detailed serious failings in Labour's handling of persistent anti-Semitism complaints during Mr Corbyn's leadership, in what has been described as a 'day of shame' for the party.

29/10/2020 11:53:00 PM

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Coronavirus Updates LIVE: Victorians urged to comply with rules, NSW government looks for app downloads, decision looms on Queensland border

Victorians urged to comply with rules, NSW government looks for app downloads, decision looms on Queensland border

29/10/2020 11:48:00 PM

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Mayweather's Pacquiao warning for McGregor

Second proposed mega-fight gaining steam

29/10/2020 11:46:00 PM

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US election 2020 LIVE updates: Donald Trump, Joe Biden chase late voters in Florida

US election 2020 LIVE updates: Donald Trump, Joe Biden chase late voters in Florida

29/10/2020 11:45:00 PM

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White House advisers warn of 'unrelenting' COVID-19 spread

White House advisers warn of 'unrelenting' COVID-19 spread

29/10/2020 11:44:00 PM

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High winds force Trump to scrap campaign rally

High winds in central North Carolina have forced President Donald Trump to cancel a night rally.

29/10/2020 11:44:00 PM

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Live: Decision looms on NSW-Queensland border reopening

Live: Decision looms on NSW-Queensland border reopening

29/10/2020 11:38:00 PM

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Changes to Western Australia's hard border could come today

Western Australia could finally begin on a cautious path towards reopening its hard border – but it remains to be seen what changes might be made.

29/10/2020 11:36:00 PM

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Blacked-out emails show dispute over security company's role

The redacted emails reveal an argument because Unified was not a preferred tenderer. But some wanted the company in place because it served a 'broader purpose” of finding jobs for the unemployed.

29/10/2020 11:31:00 PM

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'A bigot without principles': ex-Malaysian PM condemned by former ambassador to France

'A bigot without principles': ex-Malaysian PM condemned by former ambassador to | BevanShields France

29/10/2020 11:29:00 PM

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Barangaroo's castles in the sky, with pools and luxury car spaces

Recent plans filed for Crown's luxury One Barangaroo apartment tower show James Packer isn’t the only buyer with grand designs.

29/10/2020 11:27:00 PM

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Perth woman with days to live shares letter to pre-cancer self

With just days left to live, an Australian army major has written a poignant letter in a bid to remind others what they should prioritise in life.

29/10/2020 11:23:00 PM

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Bushfire royal commission findings to be made public today | Sky News Australia

The findings of the Royal Commission into the Black Summer bushfires will be made public today following dozens of hearings which have been held in bushfire affected areas since February.

29/10/2020 11:13:00 PM

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'A whole lot of pain': Dr Anthony Fauci has a grim warning for the US about its coronavirus spread

Dr Anthony Fauci warned that COVID-19 cases are rising in 47 states, with patients overwhelming hospitals across the country.

29/10/2020 11:08:00 PM

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ASX to recover, as Wall Street jumps on demand for 'big tech'

ASX to recover, as Wall Street jumps on demand for 'big tech'

29/10/2020 11:08:00 PM

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Queensland political parties spend up big on social media in bid to sway public opinion, study reveals

Queensland political parties spend up big on social media in bid to sway public opinion, study reveals

29/10/2020 11:08:00 PM

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Here's how you cast a vote on election day in Queensland

Here's how you cast a vote on election day in Queensland

29/10/2020 11:08:00 PM

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'Lost my purpose': Young people's mental health disproportionately affected by pandemic: poll

Three-quarters of those aged 18 to 24 say their mental health has been impacted.

29/10/2020 11:07:00 PM

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With 24 hours to Queensland election day, did the LNP leave costings too late?

ANALYSIS: With 24 hours to Queensland election day, did the LNP leave costings too late?

29/10/2020 10:57:00 PM

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Melbourne train riders potentially exposed to virus due to alleged cleaning cover-up | Sky News Australia

V/Line Chief Executive James Pinder and Metro Trains head of fleet operations Peter Bollas have been sacked following allegations they received large cash kickbacks for awarding a cleaning contract to a company to sanitise Melbourne’s trains.

monica_clare1 just icing on the cake to the scam that is covid, but i am guessing Stockholm syndrome Melbourne will just tighten the muzzle a bit more and pull the doona up.
Imagine my surprise to read this, a scandal in Victoria involving kick backs. A polite way of saying bribes for securing Government contracts.

29/10/2020 10:54:00 PM

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A new look leads the list in lockdown lifting spend-up

Melburnians have splurged on haircuts and new outfits producing one of the biggest spending spikes since March.

29/10/2020 10:51:00 PM

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'Let it die': Whistleblower alleges agency boss didn't act on $20m 'rort'

Government agency boss allegedly told the whistleblower a complaint concerning rorts involving the building industry would make her 'look bad' to her Minister.

29/10/2020 10:50:00 PM

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WNBL to return to ABC TV

WNBL to return to ABC TV

29/10/2020 10:38:00 PM

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France 'will not give any ground', Emmanuel Macron says, after knife attack in Nice kills three

The French president said his country had been subject to an Islamist terrorist attack.

29/10/2020 10:32:00 PM

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'Better than a pen and paper': NSW wants 3 million to download QR app by March

NSW is aggressively pursuing the expansion of its digital contact tracing tool, with Premier Gladys Berejiklian warning that Victoria's slow take-up of QR code technology would delay the opening of the border.

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DHughesy AlexSmithSMH Rabe9 Victorian government is doing an ok job. Too bad the Victorian people keep fu-messing it up

29/10/2020 10:09:00 PM

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Homes raided as cops crack down on crime gangs in Sydney

Eight people have been arrested and weapons and drugs seized as part of a crackdown on Sydney&x27;s underworld today.

29/10/2020 10:00:00 PM

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'Absolute gamechanger': Sydney's newest toll road to open tomorrow

'Absolute gamechanger': Sydney's newest toll road to open tomorrow

So will trucks fit through the tunnels?

29/10/2020 9:38:00 PM

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'Intimate' music festival begins across five COVID-safe Sydney venues

'Intimate' music festival begins across five COVID-safe Sydney venues

29/10/2020 9:38:00 PM

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Nice attack: France at 'emergency' alert level, thousands of troops deployed after three killed in Notre Dame horror

French national police have identified the suspect who killed three people, including one who was reportedly decapitated, at the Notre Dame Basilica in the city of Nice.

29/10/2020 9:27:00 PM

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Witches are raking it in now that they're out of the broom closet

ANALYSIS: Witches are raking it in now that they're out of the broom closet

29/10/2020 9:27:00 PM

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Do banks think a huge number of Australians will default on their mortgages in coming months?

ANALYSIS: Do banks think a huge number of Australians will default on their mortgages in coming months?

29/10/2020 9:27:00 PM

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'A whole lot of pain': Dr Fauci issues dire new warning for US

'A whole lot of pain': Dr Fauci issues dire new warning for US

Surely if “there is a vaccine on the way” as tRump says then Biden will have access to that vaccine too. tRump is trying to win the election by telling people they will be saved. If he’s telling the truth, then that same truth is available to a Biden Administration
Watched “Totally under control” tonight .. if you want to know what an absolute clusterfuck Trump made of this pandemic it’s well worth watching

29/10/2020 8:08:00 PM

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Prime Minister steps in over Origin anthem furore

Decision to scrap pre-game tradition overturned

29/10/2020 8:00:00 PM

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Update on Western Australia's hard border could come tomorrow

Western Australia could finally begin on a cautious path towards reopening its hard border. 9News

29/10/2020 7:00:00 PM

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France on high alert, deploys military after beheading at church in Nice

A woman has been beheaded and two others stabbed to death inside a church during a fresh series of 'barbaric' terrorist attacks that have shocked France.

29/10/2020 6:49:00 PM

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'Rotting flesh': Horrific details at ex-soccer star's sentencing

&x27;My townhouse smells of rotting flesh&x27;, is just one of several text messages from a soccer star revealed in court today.

29/10/2020 6:00:00 PM

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Former leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended by UK Labour over comments

Former leader Jeremy Corbyn suspended by UK Labour over comments

A typically corrupt socialist.

29/10/2020 5:38:00 PM

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Jeremy Corbyn suspended from Labour Party after anti-Semitism report

Britain's Labour Party has suspended former leader Jeremy Corbyn in light of comments he made after a report said the party was responsible for unlawful harassment and discrimination in its handling of allegations of anti-Semitism.

29/10/2020 4:43:00 PM

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Thai protesters demonstrated against He Who Must Not Be Named. But this isn't about books, it's a battle for democracy

Thai protesters demonstrated against He Who Must Not Be Named. But this isn't about books, it's a battle for democracy

29/10/2020 4:38:00 PM

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Kevin Rudd is a ‘micro-manager’ who ‘would have known’ about Epstein donation | Sky News Australia

Sky News host Peter Gleeson says former Prime Minister MrKRudd is a man who is “across everything” and is a “micro-manager” who would have known about Jeffrey Epstein’s sizeable donation to Mr Rudd’s International Peace Institute.

29/10/2020 4:36:00 PM

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Queenslanders must ‘never forget’ the double standards of Palaszczuk’s government | Sky News Australia

Sky News host Paul Murray says regardless of who wins the Queensland election the borders will be opened on December 1, but Queenslanders must “never forget the double standards” of the Palaszczuk Government.

29/10/2020 4:15:00 PM

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Ex-WAG flaunts ripped figure in bikini

The weather’s still warming up but Kyly Clarke looks like a ray of sunshine in her latest Instagram snap.

29/10/2020 4:00:00 PM

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Minor party voting ‘will matter’ in the Queensland election | Sky News Australia

Sky News host Paul Murray says anyone who pretends the minor party vote has collapsed has not seen the history of elections in Queensland, and this year “minor parties will matter”.

PaulineHansonOz Ha, ha, I can see it know
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29/10/2020 3:50:00 PM

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Mum floored by stranger’s ‘unexpected’ note

A English mum has been moved to tears by a stranger’s kind donation of a load of food for her kids.

29/10/2020 3:30:00 PM

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BLM riots are ‘perfectly scripted’ for Trump to push law and order | Sky News Australia

Documentary film maker Ami Horowitz says the major battleground states in the US election seem to be trending tighter and tighter as Black Lives Matter riots provide a great opportunity for President Trump to push law and order.

29/10/2020 3:24:00 PM

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Peta Credlin to expose deep 'political cover-up' in ‘Deadly Decisions’ hotel quarantine documentary | Sky News Australia

Sky News host Peta Credlin says her upcoming documentary on the failures of hotel quarantine will expose the Victorian government's political cover-up and the 'horrific' decisions taken by DanielAndrewsMP.

DanielAndrewsMP Thank God she didn't add to the gene pool. LiberalPartyHack LiberalPartySucks
DanielAndrewsMP I’m sure all 38 viewers will be outraged. This woman gets most of her attention and notoriety not from a vast viewing audience but other media. Solution? Ignore her.

29/10/2020 3:17:00 PM

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Most popular drug per state revealed

A new report has revealed what drugs are on the rise – and what people are turning away from – in every state across the country.

29/10/2020 3:00:00 PM

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House of horror: Home-made movie grips its audience in real time

House of horror: Home-made movie grips its audience in real time

29/10/2020 3:00:00 PM

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‘Unacceptable’ problem telcos won’t fix

Telcos are facing a potential crackdown as complaints surge, with one industry head calling on competitors to make a simple change.

29/10/2020 2:30:00 PM

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Almost $700 million in robo-debt claims repaid by federal government

So far 402,000 people have had the money either repaid or had their debts zeroed by Services Australia, senate estimates has heard.

29/10/2020 2:25:00 PM

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Sally Capp on track to retain the keys to Melbourne Town Hall

Sally Capp is hoping to retain the title of lord mayor in the City of Melbourne, with 62,300 votes counted and less than a week to go until results are declared.

29/10/2020 2:00:00 PM

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Our grandparents were called to war; we must go on holiday

Aussies usually spend more each year on international holidays than foreigners spend coming here. It's time to spend up big at home.

29/10/2020 1:53:00 PM

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Mystery of the skeleton kept under wraps at the Australian Museum for 30 years

A skeleton held at the Australian Museum for more than three decades, after it was mistaken for Indigenous remains, is finally getting its day in court.

29/10/2020 1:48:00 PM

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Graduations are go but green light comes too late for many students

Schools are free to hold graduation ceremonies this term but the reprieve came too late for many that have already locked in virtual plans.

29/10/2020 1:45:00 PM

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Nice Notre Dame attack: Three dead, including woman 'decapitated', in knife attack

BREAKING: One woman has been decapitated and two others killed, in a terror attack in the French city of Nice. 9News

29/10/2020 1:41:00 PM

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Australia’s brand new $100 banknote enters circulation

The Reserve Bank has released the new $100 note, the final design change in an overhaul of our currency. But it might be a while before you see one.

29/10/2020 1:30:00 PM

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$8 million Powerball jackpot tonight | Draw 1276

The winning numbers for Powerball’s draw 1276 have been revealed — did you win the $8 million?

29/10/2020 1:30:00 PM

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Victoria's hotel quarantine program set to be revived next month

Victoria will help bring Australians stranded overseas back home in time for Christmas by re-opening their hotel quarantine. 9News

29/10/2020 1:30:00 PM

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Australian fashion is finally having its #MeToo moment

Three years after the MeToo movement exploded around the world, the Australian fashion industry is committed to creating stronger protections for its workers

29/10/2020 1:30:00 PM

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When can I take off my mask? Your COVID dining questions answered

Melburnians are adjusting to new rules for eateries. Here what you should, and shouldn't, do.

29/10/2020 1:30:00 PM

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Women locked out of the workforce because of childcare expense is 'terrible' | Sky News Australia

Shadow Education Minister tanya_plibersek says the Labor Party never want anyone to say no to an extra hour of work simply because “they can’t afford childcare”.

29/10/2020 1:28:00 PM

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It turns out healthier eating could save your family $1800 a year

Think a healthier and more environmentally friendly diet is too expensive? A new study has debunked this line of thought.

29/10/2020 1:24:00 PM

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How did South Sydney let Joseph Suaalii slip through their fingers?

Souths chief executive Blake Solly thinks he can run the NRL —then he missed out on signing the hottest talent in decades.

29/10/2020 1:18:00 PM

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'Humiliating': Christine Holgate says she has not been told to stand down from Australia Post

In a statement released by her lawyers, the Australia Post boss says she had not been formally notified by the Australia Post board that she had been stood down.

I don’t know how embattled Aus post is,but I have always had great dealings, great customer service,it’s one of the few dependable mainstays of the last 20years. What’s the issue with the slithering slug Pugsley Morrison? does one of his Hillsong mates want to buy it on the cheap

29/10/2020 1:04:00 PM

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Smallville actress Alaina Huffman says Allison Mack invited her to NXIVM

Actress Alaina Huffman can see the initial appeal of NXIVM.

29/10/2020 1:00:00 PM

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Crowded House are back - and still doing it for the kids

The iconic band has released their first new music in more than a decade.

29/10/2020 12:51:00 PM

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Star couple’s bizarre voting song

Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have joined the chorus of celebrities urging Americans to vote, posting a slightly cringe-worthy made-up song on Instagram today.

29/10/2020 12:45:00 PM

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James Weir recaps Bach: Elly breaks down during brutal roasting

BREAKING: Elly has been blindsided with a series of rapid-fire insults on The Bachelorette while meeting a frontrunner’s family. hellojamesweir recaps. TheBacheloretteAU

29/10/2020 12:44:00 PM

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Three dead, several injured after knife attack at Nice church, French police say

Three dead, several injured after knife attack at Nice church, French police say

A knife is an inanimate object; it cannot attack anyone or anything. It was wielded by an Islamic terrorist.

29/10/2020 12:37:00 PM

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COVID-19 spells end of Adelaide 500 supercar race after 21 years

COVID-19 spells end of Adelaide 500 supercar race after 22 years

That's good news for people who particpate in the Fringe, maybe there will be less bashings and hate crimes.

29/10/2020 12:37:00 PM

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Fatal knife attack in French city of Nice described as terrorism

Mayor Christian Estrosi described the incident, in which three people were killed and several injured, as terrorism and said police had detained the suspected attacker

29/10/2020 12:36:00 PM

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'Manipulating minds' is Daniel Andrew's forte: Jones | Sky News Australia

Sky News host Alan Jones says manipulating minds is “DanielAndrewsMP forte” and he will stop at nothing to convince you to vote for him.

DanielAndrewsMP This coming from a man who groomed young boys for sex, and works for an organisation that would try to convince everyone the sky was red, despite all evidence to the contrary, simply because Emperor Rupert said it was and demanded that become the 'truth'.

29/10/2020 12:33:00 PM

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Three dead as woman beheaded in knife attack at French church in Nice

A woman was beheaded in the Nice attack that has left three people dead and several injured, French police said.

29/10/2020 12:31:00 PM

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Kitten rescued after paws get frozen stuck to semi-trailer

A tiny kitten, just weeks old, has been rescued after its paws froze to the bottom of a semi-trailer.

29/10/2020 12:30:00 PM

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China's treatment of Uighurs 'biggest threat to religious freedom': Pompeo

The Chinese Communist Party is the greatest threat to religious freedom in the world today, according to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

29/10/2020 12:30:00 PM

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Banks should not be a ‘moral compass and arbiter’ for Australians | Sky News Australia

Agriculture Minister D_LittleproudMP says banks should not become a “moral compass or arbiter” for Australians amid ANZ’s announcement it intends to implement an ambitious net-zero emissions plan.

29/10/2020 12:27:00 PM

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UAP candidate Anna Palmer says she 'definitely won't be supporting the Labor party' | Sky News Australia

Wife of billionaire CliveFPalmer and United Australia Party candidate Anna Palmer says she “definitely won’t be supporting the Labor party” in the upcoming election as they’ve shown they can’t handle the Queensland economy.

CliveFPalmer Hey Toad, you've been very quiet lately; what's wrong, the Queensland election get you down? He's some news to cheer you up: auspol
CliveFPalmer OH PLEASE GIVE CLIVE PALMER A FAIR GO PEOPLE HIS A GREAT PERSON BEHIND ALL THE BULL SHIT WHAT ABOUT THAT FAMILY HE HELP OUT PAY THEIR RENT GOT A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD YEAH AND ( THEY SHIT ALL OVER HIM ) BUT THE NEWS NEVER SAY THE NICE THINGS BOUT CLIVE PALMER I AM JUST A NO BODY

29/10/2020 12:17:00 PM

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Labor Party has been a 'victim of its own success': Joel Fitzgibbon | Sky News Australia

Labor frontbencher fitzhunter says his party has been “victims of our own success” as a recent research paper revealed Labor received more votes from those who went to university than those who did not.

29/10/2020 12:08:00 PM

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Kylie Minogue opens up about missing her family and recording an album during the pandemic

Kylie Minogue opens up about missing her family and recording an album during the pandemic

29/10/2020 12:07:00 PM

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US media ‘elevate nonsense’ about Trump but censor stories damaging to Biden | Sky News Australia

Sky News host RitaPanahi says the overwhelming majority of the US media has already done four years of unhinged reporting on President realDonaldTrump but they still manage to find new lows.

29/10/2020 11:57:00 AM

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India surpasses eight million coronavirus cases as country braces for possible second wave of infections

India has surpassed eight million coronavirus infections, as the country braces for a possible second wave.

29/10/2020 11:46:00 AM

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What is the US electoral college and how does it choose a president?

What is the US electoral college and how does it choose a president?

29/10/2020 11:37:00 AM

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The thriller writer who turned from drug cartels to beating Trump

The best-selling US crime thriller writer Don Winslow shelved his writing plans for this year to focus '24/7 on beating the devil that is Donald Trump'.

FarrahTomazin donwinslow Now I hope Trump wins and he's able to get to Perth, where I can stalk him if I get there too. Very jealous of you Farrah.

29/10/2020 11:35:00 AM

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Why new boss will unlock scary Simmons level

As Sixers embark on new-look era of basketball

29/10/2020 11:15:00 AM

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Film goes inside the mind of an Australian jihadist returned from Syria

Film goes inside the mind of an Australian jihadist returned from Syria

29/10/2020 10:57:00 AM

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New Sydney venues on coronavirus alert as NSW records mystery case among four daily infections

Two more Sydney venues have been flagged for coronavirus infections after NSW recorded four new local cases.

29/10/2020 10:54:00 AM

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DFAT boss warns Beijing could use 'robust' China policy debate to portray Australia as 'intolerant'

DFAT boss warns Beijing could use 'robust' China policy debate to portray Australia as 'intolerant'

29/10/2020 10:37:00 AM

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'Fiscally responsible': LNP costings promise billions in savings but don't cover the bulk of major election commitments

'Fiscally responsible': LNP costings promise billions in savings but don't cover the bulk of major election commitments

29/10/2020 10:37:00 AM

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Officer injured during police standoff at Darwin CBD hotel

Officer injured during police standoff at Darwin CBD hotel

29/10/2020 10:37:00 AM

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NBA star sparks feud with ex-teammate's wife

Massive blowback after comments on podcast

29/10/2020 10:33:00 AM

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Child found in boot of car

Shocked police find two children unrestrained in a vehicle, including one in the boot, during a routine stop.

29/10/2020 10:30:00 AM

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An intolerant, divisive Australian image is damaging us in China

'The cameras in Beijing will form an opinion of us which is very different I think of the way we would want ourselves to be portrayed.'

29/10/2020 10:27:00 AM

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How did South Sydney let Joseph Suaalii slip through their fingers?

Opinion: How did South Sydney let Joseph Suaalii slip through their fingers? | awebster1975

29/10/2020 10:11:00 AM

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PM has 'humiliated' Australia Post CEO over watch scandal, lawyer says

PM has 'humiliated' Australia Post CEO over watch scandal, lawyer says

She is overpaid and over valued. Its time we stopped the this board BS using the excuse we need to pay top salaries to get top people. It's a circuitous argument that feeds on itself.

29/10/2020 10:07:00 AM

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Won’t stand down: Aus Post boss hits back

Australia Post CEO Christine Holgate has been treated like “a dog” and has been “crying for days” according to her millionaire mentor.

29/10/2020 10:00:00 AM

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Priests, bishops murdered during Duterte's drug war

Zara Alvarez was gunned down by unknown assailants. She's among dozens of church workers who opposed extra-judicial killings in the Philippines, a new report has found.

29/10/2020 9:55:00 AM

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Covid alert for fortnight of F45 classes

BREAKING: Two weeks worth of class members at a popular F45 in Sydney must go into isolation immediately, after a new case was diagnosed on Thursday.

29/10/2020 9:50:00 AM

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Novocastrians urged to brace for severe afternoon thunderstorms, hail

Heads up! Residents of the NSW Hunter Region have been urged to prepare for a severe weather event as storms bear down on the area. 9News

29/10/2020 9:40:00 AM

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Government gets new health advice as debate looms on WA border policy

New health advice to be kept secret as debate looms on WA border policy

29/10/2020 9:37:00 AM

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Supreme Court extends work ban on Western Highway in case that 'goes to the heart' of heritage issue

Supreme Court halts work on Western Highway in case that 'goes to the heart' of heritage issue

29/10/2020 9:37:00 AM

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