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Sydney set for coldest March morning in 15 years this weekend

Loading Jacob Cronje, a senior meteorologist at Weatherzone, said last year’s coldest minimum in March in Sydney was 14 degrees. “The coldest it’s been in the last couple of years on a March morning is 12.8 degrees,” he said. It will get down to single digits in other parts of …

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How one man’s elaborate plan to spruik his fitness regime to an MP sparked a bomb squad investigation

The suspicious package was found outside Dr Gillespie’s home in Sancrox on the NSW Mid North Coast just before 10am on Wednesday. It all went awry for Mr Agnew when he met Charlotte Gillespie, the wife of Dr Gillespie, at a funeral for Penelope Bligh, the wife of renowned medical …

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Negative gearing change to start on January 1 should Labor win the election

Loading “Federal Labor’s plan is good for the budget, good for housing construction jobs and fair for first home buyers.” Labor took the negative gearing policy to the 2016 election and has resisted pressure to scale back the changes amid a downturn in the Australian property market. The Morrison government …

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Frogs face mass destruction from imported disease: ANU scientists

The disease is called chytridiomycosis – chytrid, for short. It’s a type of fungus which eats away at the skin of frogs, toads and salamanders (amphibians that live their lives partly on land and partly in water). Their skins are porous so they take in some of the water they …

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Facebook charged with housing discrimination through ad-targeting system

Washington: Facebook was charged with discrimination by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development because of its ad-targeting system. HUD said on Thursday that Facebook is allowing advertisers to exclude people based on their neighbourhood by drawing a red line around those neighbourhoods on a map and giving advertisers the option …

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Budget buoyed by $50b mineral surge but lift not expected to last

The department’s chief economist, Mark Cully, said the growth in demand for commodities was already slowing, in part due to the softer outlook in China as well as a more general cyclical drop-off in world industrial production. Prices for five of Australia’s six most important commodity exports are tipped to …

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‘Our boys deserved to be rescued, not recovered’

“Our boys deserved to be rescued, not recovered,” she said on Thursday as the inquest wrapped up in Gladstone. “They were out there in their workplace doing their job, and they were good,” she said. “They were talented divers.” Ms Bidner said she backed a proposal for the Fisheries Department …

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Bradley Clyde barmy about Ricky Stuart’s English Raiders

The Green Machine are taking a walk down Abbey Road. Their co-captain Josh Hodgson is from the Old Dart, as is Elliott Whitehead, and they’ve been joined by John Bateman and Ryan Sutton this year. Not happy with just a Fab Four, they’re now going for a Famous Five. Word …

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Adults and children with links to terrorism will stay behind bars

“Ultimately, what is important is ensuring that an appropriate balance is struck between the rights of all citizens to go about their daily activities free from acts of violent terror and the rights of individuals who come before our criminal justice system to be dealt with fairly,” she said. “The …

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