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Man charged over alleged online procurement of child – Strike Force Trawler

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A man will appear in court today charged by Strike Force Trawler detectives over the alleged online procurement of a child and possession of child abuse material. In December 2019, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began engaging online with a man from the Hunter region. Police … Continue reading “Man charged over alleged online procurement of child – Strike Force Trawler”

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry Threatening Legal Action Over New Paparazzi Photos: Reports

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are already looking into legal action against paparazzi, according tomultiplereports. The news comes just after photos surfaced of Meghan walking with her young son, Archie, and two dogs in a public park in Cana…

Brad Pitt Took Dax Shepard On The ‘Pretty Woman’ Date Of His Dreams

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Big mistake. Big. Huge ― if you thought Brad Pitt doesn’t live up to the hype. While we were being sent into an emotional tailspin over Pitt’s reunion with ex-wife Jennifer Aniston at Sunday’s SAG Awards, the actor has …

Red haze descends over parts of South Australia

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An eerie red haze has descended over parts of South Australia as a cool change brings powerful winds whipping up dirt.

Studio 10 Host Narelda Jacobs Asked To Change The Date, But There’s More To Her January 26 Story

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Studio 10 host Narelda Jacobs hopes her family is “proud” of her Indigenous activism after she spoke about changing the date of Australia Day during a TV segment last week. 

The 43-year-old’s father Cedric Jacobs was a Whadjuk Nyoongar man and member of the Stolen Generations, while her mother migrated to Australia from Northern Ireland with her family. 


For a long time Narelda celebrated January 26 and decided “to turn my back” on Invasion Day or Survival Day events that acknowledged Indigenous people’s trauma from colonisation. Years later she realised her “misguided belief that I had to embrace January 26”, and wished she had acted sooner. 

“One of my biggest regrets was not going to a Survival Day concert with my dad,” she told HuffPost Australia. 

Studio 10 host Narelda Jacobs attends opening night of Bran Nue Dae on January 17, 2020 in Sydney, Australia. 

Narelda’s father, who never saw his parents after being forced into a mission at age nine, sadly passed away 18 months ago following a devastating cancer battle. 

“My nieces and nephews are strongly connected to their culture, that they had really beautiful moments with their pop at these Survival Day concerts,” said Narelda. 

The television host explained her younger relatives had spoken of “how they had the most beautiful time with their pop and he was so proud of them by being able to stand next to them and celebrate who we are as Aboriginal people at a Survival Day concert.

“I missed out on the opportunity because I turned my back so far the other way and that’s my biggest regret. So I just hope that he’s looking down and that he has that pride again, that proud feeling that we’re taking a stand here.” 

Thank you for allowing me to share from the heart. All I ask is for an open mind @Studio10au@10Daily#changethedate#3rdMonday

— Narelda Jacobs (@NareldaJacobs10) January 17, 2020

Taking that stand was difficult for the past 12 years Narelda spent reading the news for Channel Ten in Perth. 

“As a news anchor, you’re not allowed to speak politically and so my hands were tied in a lot of ways,” she said. “As soon as the opportunity came to be on a panel where you have to have an opinion about things… I thought it was a great opportunity,” she then added, referring to her Studio 10 co-host gig she started this year. 

Last week Narelda proposed the date of Australia Day be changed to the third Monday of January, and told HuffPost that while what she was saying “was confronting for a lot of people, it’s not confronting for me, it’s my reality”. 

“It won’t change people’s day-to-day lives in remote communities. They’re still going to have the issues that they work tirelessly to overcome on a daily basis,” she said. “But it’s a mindset. It changes the mindset Australia-wide. It helps to understand the current situation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. 

“It will open people’s minds and allow them to understand where Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are coming from and why the issues they face are there in the first place because every issue that is faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people stems from the arrival of the First Fleet. Full stop.”

Imagine celebrating Australia Day today!!

— Narelda Jacobs (@NareldaJacobs10) January 20, 2020

Narelda immersed herself in Australia Day celebrations while growing up, partly because she believed January 26 symbolised half of who she was due to her mother’s Irish heritage. Her perspective changed some years later. 

“It was like a burden had lifted when I realised, ‘Why have I got this misguided belief that I need to turn my back on Invasion Day marches and rallies and even Survival day concerts and rallies?’ It was a misguided belief that I had to embrace January 26 because it was half of who I am.”

She then realised, “Hang on a sec, it doesn’t represent half of who I am, I am not the First Fleet. I am not someone who came to Australia, my being shouldn’t represent someone who came and [stole] land from a whole nation of people who had sophisticated ways of doing things – environmental things, family structures, kinship structures, their own way of law”. 

Narelda's father Cedric Jacobs (L) and Narelda's daughter Jade Dolman (R) in 2016.

Narelda said it’s “the next generation” in her family, including her daughter Jade and nieces and nephews, whose desire to learn about Indigenous culture has always been “stronger”. 

“Jade’s cousins are on the frontline of fighting for equality and equal rights for Aboriginal people and they just make us so proud,” she said.

“My sisters and I just took it for granted that we grew up always believing who we are and having that sense of belonging and passed it on to our children. But they want to learn more, they want to know more about their culture. I’m just so proud of Jade and her generation for actively seeking it out and also sharing their knowledge as well.” 

When she hosts NITV’s Sunrise Ceremony live from West Head, NSW on Sunday January 26, Narelda said it’s “not going to be a day of mourning but a day of celebrating who we are and what we’ve been able to achieve over the last couple of hundred years.

“Because we are still a proud nation of Indigenous people that walk alongside non-Indigenous people both from Australia and from overseas who have moved here. We live in a great country. We love Australia and we love Australians and it is going to be a celebration of who we are on Sunday morning.”

Video shows NRL star arguing with estranged girlfriend

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In the clip, Wests Tigers player Josh Reynolds accuses Arabella del Busso of “barging” into his house.

Belle Gibson’s Melbourne home raided after fine failure

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Fraudster Belle Gibson’s Melbourne home has been raided over her failure to pay a $500,000 fine she received for falsely claiming she cured herself of cancer.

Matildas to travel to epicentre of China Coronavirus

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The death toll from a new Chinese virus has risen as it has come to light that the Australian Women’s football team will travel to the original outbreak zone.

Australians warned of funnel-web spider ‘bonanza’

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“Super dangerous” male funnel-web spiders will be increasingly active after recent weather created a “bonanza”.

A million dollars for stricken South Australian koalas

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The Federal Government will provide a million dollars to help Zoos SA veterinarians care for animals injured in the Cuddlee Creek and Kangaroo Island bushfires in South Australia.

Republicans take upper-hand on first day of impeachment trial

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The Republicans may have taken the points on day one of the impeachment trial by using their majority to block the Democrats attempts to hear witnesses and subpoena documents.

German supermarket giant pulls out of Aussie market

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German supermarket giant Kaufland has pulled out of the Australian retail market, leaving hundreds of staff out of a job.

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