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North Korea complains of ‘crafty and vicious’ US, says tensions remain

Kim Yong Chol said the US has been pressuring North Korea in a “more crafty and vicious way” instead of heeding North Korea’s call for Washington to adopt a new approach, adding that the US has been persistently pushing other countries to impose UN sanctions on North Korea. The statement …

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From grey to green: Melbourne deals with its urban heat issues

Back in the ’80s the city was car-centric: “Had we gone in and actually talked about moving asphalt in favour of pedestrians, public transport and open space, you wouldn’t have got a good reaction,” Professor Adams says. “So we didn’t talk about it, we just slowly, wherever we had the …

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Scott Morrison banned Liberal MP Craig Kelly from the ABC’s Q&A program

Mr Kelly sought permission from Mr Morrison’s office to appear on the prime time program but it was denied. “They just said leave would not be approved,” he told The Sun-Herald and The Sunday Age. Mr Kelly was preparing a number of “charts” to hold up during the live-to-air program …

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The west and the rest: Jobless rate plunges in inner Sydney but rises in the outer suburbs

In the eastern suburbs it sits at 2.9 per cent while it has edged down to 3.3 per cent in the North Sydney-Hornsby region. The jobless rate in the Sutherland Shire has fallen to 2.2 per cent, which together with the inner west is the lowest in the country. But …

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Tall order: Jobless rates will have to plummet for workers to win pay rises

But a breakdown of Australian Bureau of Statistics of jobless rates across regional Australia highlights the battle ahead for the bank and the Morrison government. Of the 87 separate regions tracked by the bureau, just a third have unemployment at or below 4.5 per cent. They include areas such as …

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‘Your right to know’ must be balanced against other freedoms, says Attorney-General

Mr Porter said the government was already dealing with many of the concerns raised by media outlets – pointing to the Parliament’s Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security review of search warrants, secrecy restrictions and freedom of information laws. He said the government would soon release a formal response to a …

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Water saving is the new kind of bucket challenge

With Sydney in the midst of a severe drought, last week average Sydney dam levels fell below 48 per cent for the first time since June 24, 2004. Ms Port said that if everyone in Sydney was to cut a minute off their showers, it would save about 45 million …

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One million people with mental illness don’t receive care: Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission, an independent advisory body to the Australian government, was tasked with examining the role of mental health in supporting economic participation and productivity and the effectiveness of the system to treat it. It is one of two major reports to be handed down in the next few …

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Lipstick queen Poppy King gets set for her comeback

Following the collapse, Ms King moved to New York where she started her second lipstick business, Lipstick Queen. She sold that to global beauty giant Manzanita Capital in 2011 and then worked for the company for a further six years. Ms King said she is “finally” at the point when …

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