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‘Don’t throw us out’: Australia pleads to stay in Iraq but plans for the worst

The Australian Defence Force has about 350 troops in Iraq and 2000 support personnel in the surrounding area as part of an international coalition to defeat the Islamic State terror group. Loading Fuelled by rising Iranian influence over its neighbour’s domestic politics, the Iraqi Parliament on Monday voted to expel …

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Business council sets up $25m trust for children of firefighters killed

The Council will also establish a five-year community rebuilding program that would work with the Federal Government’s $2 billion Bushfire Recovery Agency to create employment for volunteers and victims who have lost their livelihoods, as well as help with the reconstruction and provide financial relief. It will be chaired by …

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‘A bit eerie’: Bushfires give Carriageworks installation a smoky hue

The latest installation at Carriageworks has turned the vast open space inside the historic building into a giant natural sun dial. Every pane of glass of the Redfern building’s exterior has been covered in dichroic film by artist Rebecca Baumann. Called Radiant Flux,  it is part of Sydney Festival. On …

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Packers, Crown donate extra $4 million for bushfire relief efforts

Packer said in a statement that it was inspiring how Australians were supporting each other through the bushfire crisis and hoped the contribution would play a “small part in helping our firefighters, and easing the suffering of people who have lost their homes”. Loading Victoria’s Country Fire Authority and NSW’s …

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Stosur defeats Kerber in Brisbane boilover

With Australian world No.1 Ashleigh Barty assuming the mantle of top dog, Stosur has been afforded a lower profile than previous years. Loading But she said the stress-free tennis played on Monday night – Stosur admitted she played like she “forgot she was down 5-1” in the tie break – …

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Barty faces up to weight of expectations at home

She said she would make a concerted effort to soak up every moment of the Australian swing, embrace the support and the crowds, rather than see them as a burden to be carried. Loading “I know that I’ve done all of my work and all of my training well. I’ve …

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Honours keep coming as Lyon gets on board with Warner’s call

Nathan Lyon took another five wickets in New Zealand’s second innings at the SCG.Credit:Photosport “To see Nathan Lyon bag two five-fors and get 10 for the game is absolutely exciting,” star batsman David Warner said. “I’m so happy for him. His name wasn’t up on the board before this game …

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Court hears details of massive police operation that unfolded after discovery of Jane Rimmer’s body

The two responding officers, Bleddyn Davies and Michelle Beaman, said they entered the dense shrub off the side of Woolcoot Road and came within one metre of the body to confirm its existence. Constable Beaman recalled how the pair were then asked on their police radios to see if they …

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Twenny twenny, when stinkbugs feel the heat

Only a week into 2020 and Anne Bradley of Manly is concerned that like the missing “L” from Austraya, the letter “T” is also in danger of being lost, if the onslaught of “twenny twenny” talk on TV and radio is any guide. Happily, many “Ts” remain present and accounted …

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Victorian bushfires LIVE: Milder weather as firefighters prepare for worsening conditions

Thanks for joining us for our fires live blog today (even if today’s edition seems to have been dominated by smoke haze rather than fire activity).  We’ll be back again with another blog tomorrow morning.  I’ll leave you with this interesting statistic I noticed for Orbost. Last Monday it recorded …

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