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‘I didn’t go to the concert to do that’: Nurse saved Wiggle’s life

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A young nurse who came to the aid of original Yellow Wiggle as he suffered a cardiac arrest on stage last night has been praised for saving the performers life.

Ex-Congressman jailed for Australian stock tip

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Former US congressman Chris Collins has been sentenced to two years and two months’ jail over an attempt to avert losses from an Australian biotech firm.

Two injured after shipping container explodes in backyard

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Two people have been set alight after a shipping container exploded in a backyard south of Sydney.

What is Public Space and Why Does It Need Protecting?

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Some publicly accessible spaces are actually privately owned public spaces such as Brisbane’s popular South Bank city beach and streets scene. Flickr/Thirumurugan P, CC BY-NC What is Public Space and Why Does It Need Protecting? Public space is all around us, from bustling town and city squares to the iconic beaches and wide-open national parks on […]

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Rain across fire-ravaged Victoria will be ‘good and bad’

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Storms expected to lash parts of central and eastern Victoria today could bring some good news for firefighting efforts.

Qantas to temporarily ban ‘high-risk’ dog breeds from flights

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Qantas is set to temporarily pause the transport of boxers, pugs and bulldogs on its airlines following the death of two dogs in December.

Push for Senate to examine impact of fires on faunal extinction

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Chair of the Senate’s Environment Committee Senator Sarah Hanson-Young has announced today she will move for the Faunal Extinction Inquiry to examine the impact of the catastrophic fires across the country on endangered wildlife and flora. Senator Hanson-Young said the already-established Inquiry gave the Parliament an opportunity to immediately get on with what needs to … Continue reading “Push for Senate to examine impact of fires on faunal extinction”

Supporting families affected by bushfires

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Children attending child care and students in bushfire-declared communities will receive additional mental health support. Students from bushfire-declared communities will also receive special consideration to access scholarships for higher education. Minister for Education Dan Tehan said child care centres, preschools, schools and universities are important community touchpoints that are helping families and children get back … Continue reading “Supporting families affected by bushfires”

COFFS TO PILOT REGIONAL SENIORS TRAVEL CARD

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Up to 80 Coffs Harbour seniors will be the first to try out the NSW Government’s $250 Regional Seniors Travel Card from Thursday, 23 January ahead of applications opening statewide later this month. Deputy Premier John Barilaro said the new card would ease the burden of travel costs for eligible seniors living in rural and … Continue reading “COFFS TO PILOT REGIONAL SENIORS TRAVEL CARD”

SIGNIFICANT SCHOOL BUSHFIRE RECOVERY ON TRACK FOR DAY ONE

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The NSW Government is undertaking unprecedented recovery work to ensure the 178 schools in bushfire affected communities are repaired and cleaned for staff and students for Day 1, Term 1. Minister for Education Sarah Mitchell said the work will be a mammoth task, with the repair bill sitting at approximately $20 million. Ms Mitchell and … Continue reading “SIGNIFICANT SCHOOL BUSHFIRE RECOVERY ON TRACK FOR DAY ONE”

Four things to watch ahead of Trump’s impeachment trial

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While it’s extremely unlikely that 20 Republicans would break the party lines necessary to impeach Mr Trump, there’s still plenty at stake in this impeachment trial.

Theme parks closed, drivers trapped as rain deluge hits Queensland

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Major highways remain cut, theme parks are closed and dozens of vehicles have been swamped as up to 300mm of torrential rain hits Queensland.

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