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Lib Leaders Lock Horns

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The immediate future of Tasmania will be with either Peter Gutwein as Premier and Jeremy Rockliff as his Deputy, or Michael Ferguson as Premier and Elise Archer as his deputy. The matter will be decided at a meeting of the Liberal Party parliamentary wing on Monday, scheduled for midday. It will be first Liberal party […]

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Prince Harry’s Latest Instagram May Contain A Hidden Message

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Is Prince Harry trying to tell us something? 

On Thursday, the Duke of Sussex hosted the Rugby League World Cup Draw for the men’s, women’s and wheelchair tournaments at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

It was his first public appearance since announcing his decision to step on back as a senior member of the royal family. It could easily be one of the last engagements for the prince for some time, as he begins to split his time between the UK and Canada. 


In an Instagram story covering the prince’s engagement on Thursday, a song from The Stone Roses, called “This Is The One,” seems to allude to Harry’s decision to step back and his forthcoming exit. 

It contains lyrics like “I’d like to leave the country / For a month of Sundays / Burn the town where I was born,” and “A girl consumed by fire / We all know her desire / From the plans that she has made / I had her on a promise.” 

The story opens with Harry’s back to the camera before he turns around and flashes a smile, before walking through the doors. 

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Just after Harry and Meghan Markle announced their decision to step back last week, People magazine pointed to the Sussex Royal account’s poignant use of Raphael Lake’s song, “Follow Me.”

The song contains lyrics like “There’s no distance in between / Darling you and me / Make this thing complete / We go drifting out to sea / Making memories” and “I’ll always hold on / Hopin’ you’ll miss me when I’m gone/So won’t you follow me/Follow me.” 

The Duke of Sussex hosts the Rugby League World Cup 2021 draws at Buckingham Palace on Jan. 16 in London. 

While the Duke of Sussex has been busy meeting with family and ironing out the details of his new arrangement within “the Firm,” the Duchess of Sussex has been equally occupied across the pond in Vancouver, Canada.  

The former “Suits” actress stopped by a women’s center and the charity Justice for Girls on Tuesday. Both organizations shared photos from their talks with Meghan. 

Yesterday, The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle visited to discuss climate justice for girls and the rights of Indigenous peoples. Was great to talk about the importance of a holistic approach to social justice, and the power of young women’s leadership.

— Justice For Girls (@JFG_Canada) January 16, 2020



Extremely Fat Cat Bazooka Undergoes ‘Dechonking’ At New Home

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A very cuddly 16-kilogram orange tabby cat named Bazooka has found a new family after commencing his weight loss journey at an animal rescue centre this week.

The extremely chonky fellow arrived at the shelter Tuesday, according to a post from the SPCA of Wake County, North Carolina. The group’s communications director, Darci VanderSlik, told The News & Observer that, sadly, Bazooka’s former owner suffered from dementia and had likely overfed the cat by constantly refilling his dish after he’d already been fed. Bazooka was taken in by the SPCA after his owner died.


“He thought he was doing the best thing for his cat by feeding him,” VanderSlik said. “We need to look on this with a compassionate view. He was loved.”

Bazooka has won hearts and headlines in just the early days of his weight loss journey. In the SPCA’s first post about him, they said the “big boy” would undergo some “much needed medical care,” hashtagging “bodypawsitive” and “dechonking.”

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And here’s Bazooka getting an extra hand upon arrival at the SPCA’s admissions center:

The SPCA said in another post that Bazooka had already found a trained foster family, where he’ll receive medical treatment and hopefully continue to shed those pounds. 

Michelle Barry, Bazooka’s new mom, told The News & Observer that the good-natured tabby was settling in well at his new home.

“He wants to be around people,” she said. “He’s happiest lying right next to you. And he’s more active than I expected him to be.”

Best of all? He hasn’t complained about his new diet at all. 

Evelyn Yang, Andrew Yang’s Wife, Reveals Story Of Sexual Assault By Her OB-GYN

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Evelyn Yang, the wife of Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, revealed publicly for the first time to CNN that she was sexually assaulted by her obstetrician-gynecologist when she was pregnant.The doctor, Robert Hadden, who had a practice in …

Couple’s devastation as NSW wildlife sanctuary animals killed by bushfire

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Sara Tilling will forever be haunted by what she encountered after her wildlife sanctuary was destroyed by fire.

Cuddles the koala not ready to return to life in the bush

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A koala named Cuddles, who was rescued in Mallacoota, Victoria, has taken a surprising liking to those who found him.

Man arrested near Byron Bay with ‘$1 million in cannabis’

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Police found 145 bags of cannabis with an estimated potential street value of $1 million.

Two racehorses dead, two in ‘serious condition’ in alleged animal abuse on Gold Coast

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The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission has confirmed a registered racehorse has died and another has been euthanised after investigations at a property near Brisbane.

Queensland teen who lost leg in horrific farming accident reunites with rescuers

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Toowoomba teen Ned Desbrow has told rescuers how they saved his life.

Broom used to keep alligator in enclosure as NSW zoo floods

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Aussie zookeepers have been forced to use brooms to hold alligators inside their enclosures as floodwaters surged.

A Newkind of Being at East Coast Conference

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The annual Newkind conference is on again from 29 January to 2 February. It will see a number of local, national, and international speakers converge on the Marion Bay Falls Festival site to share knowledge and insights around well-being, social inclusion, human impacts, and global thinking with local action. The 5-day festival turned conference aims […]

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Bandidos in Norway, Singapore mourn ‘gentleman’ NSW bikie boss

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The execution-style killing of an Australian bikie boss has sparked outpourings of grief from Bandidos chapters as far afield as Singapore, Denmark and Norway.

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