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- Labor on the brink of victoryNOT even Julie Bishop or selfies with a former prime minister seems likely to save the coalition from an election drubbing, the latest Newspoll shows.
- Apple to kill off its giant flopIT WAS the iPhone nobody wanted to buy. And now it appears the end is near for the device which left the tech giant red-faced.
- Google’s beautiful Hughes tributeGOOGLE has joined the global wave of mourning in response to the death of Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes.
- What does the girl from The Ring look like now?THEY grow up so fast. The creepy girl from The Ring is 24 now, and her new movie poster has been banned from Hollywood because she’s too sexy in it.
- Mining���s secret dirty laundryHOTBEDDING. Almost one in four FIFO miners do it, and they’re not happy about it. One female miner shares her story.
- Thousands try to revive HK pushA HEAVY Hong Kong police presence was on guard in Mong Kok, after thousands of pro-democracy students attempted to reclaim streets.
- Horne centres on wing playTHE Waratahs centre Rob Horne always wondered what the wingers did. The Wallaby winger Rob Horne now knows how exhausting wing play is.
- Abbott needs support and timeWHEN cricket resumes, fast bowlers the world over must make peace with their demons.
- Bouncer ban would be insult to HughesSTRIP it down and it is so brutal in its clarity. A bouncer killed Phillip Hughes. He was hit in the head and blood swamped his brain.
- Cheika can’t produce miraclesTHE Wallabies have dropped to fifth in the world rankings, which was where they were when former coach Robbie Deans took over in 2008.
The Canberra Times
- Capitals to honour Phil Hughes before must-win WNBL clash in AlburyBasketball superstar Lauren Jackson says the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes has hit the Capitals hard and the team plans on honouring him before Saturday night's must-win match agains...
- Victorian election: your guide to election dayAll the information you need to cast your vote.
- Cessna makes emergency landing in the KimberleyA Cessna plane made an emergency landing about 50 nautical miles south of Halls Creek, in the Kimberley, on Friday, according to police.
- Front or back of a cab, just don't vomitEvery time I'm about to hop into a cab I struggle with the vexed question of where I should sit.
- Six Degrees: from Mark Scott to Lily Allen via Bette Midler and othersABC boss Mark Scott announced journalists must prove their skills or lose their jobs, under the government's funding cut. "It's like Survivor. Who's going to be voted off the island?" sai...
The Sydney Morning Herald
- 'Big mistake': sacked ABC journalist hits out at cutsQuentin Dempster announces on air his show has been axed and says he plans to go out with a bang.
- 'Rudd all over again': resentment in the ranksComment: Tony Abbott is not even halfway through his first term but panic is rising in the Coalition.
- Farewell on hallowed groundThe exact spot on the pitch where Phillip Hughes lost his life was the exact spot where those who loved him most said goodbye.
- Coalition's secret plan to control ABCLeaked copy of review raises spectre of political interference and charges for using services.
- Schoolies drink and inkOne got a 3-line verse with grammatical error. Another had "Schoolies 2014 Bali" scrawled across backside.
The Daily Telegraph
- Juniors salute their fallen heroJUNIOR cricketers taking to the field this weekend will salute their fallen hero Phillip Hughes by wearing black armbands, retiring on 63, not 50, and observing 63 seconds of silence.
- Putting out our bats for HughesCricket fans around the world have pulled their cricket bats from their bags and placed them out in a tribute to the late Test cricketer Phillip Hughes | VIDEO TRIBUTE
- A day starting in triumph, ending in tragedyIT was 2.23pm Tuesday. The 163 gram ball reached a 135km/h before bouncing wickedly. Phillip Hughes attempted a hook shot and was hit on the neck. The world stopped.
- Phillip Hughes: The world was at his feetWe have lost a great and humble bloke and a prodigious and precocious talent, writes Andrew Carswell.
- Asylum seeker boat intercepted and turned backANOTHER asylum seeker boat has been intercepted on the high seas and returned to Sri Lanka before it entered the Australian maritime zone.
- Under her picture postcard life, she wore his bruisesIn Australia one woman is killed every week due to family violence. It is a national disgrace.
- Close finish looming as poll fortunes changeFor weeks Coalition strategists have been predicting a tightening of the polls.
- Farewell on hallowed groundOn the spot where Phillip Hughes lost his life, they said goodbye.
- Don't let News Corp frame the debateComment Attacks on the ABC mean ordinary Australians must defend it.
- Coalition's secret plan to control ABCLeaked copy of review raises spectre of political interference and charges for using services.
- NZ recruitment drive moves to SydneyFOR years Kiwis have been moving to Australia to work but New Zealand employers are now actively trying to entice workers back.
- Convicted murderer returns to NZ prisonCONVICTED murderer and child molester Phillip Smith is back in prison in New Zealand after fleeing the country for Brazil.
- US police kill gunman who targeted courtUS police have shot dead a man who allegedly opened fire on several buildings in Austin, including a courthouse and consulate building.
- Black Friday sales spark 'chaos' in UKAT least three people have been arrested as Black Friday promotions sparked chaos in stores across the UK.
- Palmer under investigation by WA PoliceWEST Australian police have confirmed they are investigating billionaire Clive Palmer's business activities.
- Super storm cell could have been a ...AS BRISBANE residents continue the clean-up after the city’s super storm cell, weather experts have revealed it could have been even worse.
- Storm-ravaged city not out of woods yetIT WAS Brisbane’s worst storm in decades, now forecasters warn there could be more to come this summer.
- Why did baby Indianna have to die?IT WAS baby Indianna’s first day at child care. She went down to sleep at 1pm. A little over an hour later she was dead.
- Policing problem hits home for PremierHE DECLARED war on bikies and succeeded in driving them from the state. But Premier Campbell Newman now has law-enforcement worries in his own back yard.
- Sliding doors cut off boy from mumAN EIGHT-year-old boy and his mum had an anxious time when they were separated by closing doors on a peak-hour Brisbane train.
- Record Saturday for Brisbane auctionsBrisbane will easily break the all-time record for Saturday auctions this weekend capping off an unprecedented spring for auction market activity.
- Qld storms leave costly clean-up billInsurers bracing for a barrage of claims in what could be costliest natural disaster in years.
- Senate inquiry deserves to be treated seriouslyComment: Drop the outrage - this inquiry addresses real issues.
- Holidays for seniors state's bestFun Over Fifty takes out gold at Queensland Tourism Awards.
- City festive as lights turn onThe storm felled many trees, but a special one is standing bright and tall.
The West Australian
- Finland takes first step towards legalising gay marriage (AFP)Helsinki (AFP) - Finland's parliament voted in favour of same-sex marriage in a victory for campaigners who gathered thousands of signatures to force parliament to examine the issue.
- Brazil exits recession with Q3 growth of 0.1% (AFP)BrasÃlia (AFP) - Brazil's economy exited recession with growth of 0.
- At least 120 dead in Nigeria mosque attack: rescue official (AFP)Lagos (AFP) - The death toll from a Friday suicide bomb and gun attack at the central mosque in Nigeria's Kano city has risen to 120 with 270 others wounded, a rescue official said.
- Four dead, three missing in French floods (AFP)Paris (AFP) - Four people died and several were missing after violent storms triggered flash flooding, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs in southeastern France, authorities said Frid...
- Australian tourists die in tanker crash (AAP)Two Australian tourists have died and another is critically injured after a van collided with a milk tanker near Reporoa in New Zealand.
- Nick's $340k Facebook winPoker player sued friends for defamation following comments they made on Facebook.
- State Memorial Service for Phillip HughesNSW Premier, Mike Baird, has announced a State Memorial Service will be held to honour cricketer at SCG.
- FMG cuts spending, iron price bitesFortescue Metals Group will halve its spending on projects after taking the knife to its capital budget.
- Oil price threatens gas bonanzaTumbling crude oil prices threaten second leg of the nation's energy boom, with potential to defer projects.
- Frequent flyer fuel charge rip offQantas, Emirates keep fuel surcharges despite 25 per cent fall in jet fuel prices.
- ‘We are not your baby factory’TOUGH new laws have banned commercial surrogacy in Thailand after a series of scandals in recent months, including the sad saga of baby Gammy.
- State Memorial Service for HughesFROM Pakistan to Perth, there have been amazing scenes around the world of cricket fans mourning the death of cricketer Phillip Hughes.
- Aussie teens’ ugly Bali frenzyWELCOME to the ugly side of schoolies in Bali. One hotel has put on seven guards to ensure schoolies make it home safe.
- Health bosses sorry for email mishapEXCLUSIVE THE Health Department has been forced to apologise for an email it sent to staff earlier this week asking them to register for a redundancy.
- Koolan Island mine workers stood downUPDATE WORKERS at the Koolan Island iron ore mine will be stood down, as Conservation Council WA demands a ban on mining in the Buccaneer Archipelago.
- What’s our best coastal address?ACCORDING to leading real estate agents, the state’s best coastal address is just a short drive from the Adelaide CBD — which one is it?
- Speed cameras not very flash for hoonsUNSUSPECTING motorists will have no flashing warning of mobile speed cameras at night when five new infra-red units are rolled out across the state.
- Redbacks coach’s tribute to Phil HughesREDBACKS coach Darren Berry writes about the late Phil Hughes, who he says never stopped caring for his mates as he burned to excel at his cricket.
- How my hero made me feel so tallIT was the moment 12-year-old Cade Harris lost his hero — the man who gave him reason to dream, taught him the power of courage and the virtue in never giving up.
- AAMI Stadium sold for $71m to make way for 1600 housesTWO years after the final football siren, SANFL has sold AAMI Stadium for $71m. The new residential area will boast 1600 houses, cafes, restaurants and a boutique shopping strip
- Abbott's Tassie sweetenerOPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott has defended the Coalition's $16m pledge to a privately owned Hobart business.
- Truck crash causes delaysUPDATE A CRANE has been called in to clear a truck roll-over on the Midland Highway at Bridgewater.
- Dive team joins kayaker searchTHE search for missing Adelaide kayaker William McCallum is continuing today, with little hope of finding him alive.
- Bell rings for young thespiansYOUNG actors will attempt to embody the works of the bard when they audition for a Bell Shakespeare scholarship.
- Soothing sounds ease painTHE TSO has recorded a CD of tunes designed especially to calm and soothe ill babies and children.
- Hockey star the toast of TassieTHE hockey player with the Midas touch capped off a perfect campaign last night as Eddie Ockenden was named Tasmanian athlete of the year.
- Pantomime hottest ticket in townIF YOU enjoyed Disney’s hit movie Frozen, the Kim Roe School of Dance pantomime Ice Queen is for you.
- Roar is late but finally greatFOR THE second match in a row, the Tasmanian Roar left it very late.
- Grand plans to net tennis stars on tableTHE challenge has been set for Tasmania to capitalise on a bumper programme of tennis tournaments established around the Australian Open.
- Practising certificate suspendedTHE fallout from a lawyer being found guilty of stealing about $11,000 was taking effect yesterday after his ability to practise was suspended and clients turned up at court unrepresented.
- Rice's indefinite NFL ban overturnedFormer Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice might return to the NFL after winning an appeal against an indefinite suspension for domestic violence.
- 37 asylum seekers handed over to Sri Lankan navy by AustraliaSri Lanka's police have arrested 37 nationals turned back by Australian authorities on the high seas after attempting to seek asylum, in the first such case in four months, an office...
- 120 dead in Nigeria mosque attack after cleric critical of Boko HaramAt least 120 people have been killed and 270 others wounded in a bomb and gun attack at the mosque of one of Nigeria's top Islamic leaders.
- NZ recruitment drive moves to SydneyFor years Kiwis have been moving to Australia to work but New Zealand employers are now actively trying to entice workers back.
- Australian tourists die in tanker crashTwo Australian tourists have died and another is critically injured after a van collided with a milk tanker near Reporoa in New Zealand.
Sky News Australia
- Vic man jailed 20 years for killing twoA man has been jailed for 20 years for killing two men and seriously injuring a third during a brawl.
- Objects spotted in MH370 searchObjects have been spotted on a beach near Augusta in WA that may be linked to missing flight MH370.
- Govt's audit to be released next weekJoe Hockey will next week release the commission of audit that's helping him frame his first budget.
- PM says MH370 search won't be abandonedPM Tony Abbott has reaffirmed Aust's pledge to do everything possible to find the missing Malaysian plane.
- William and Kate pack for ACTBluebloods the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will leave Canberra a little greener after their visit.
- Phillip Hughes: Queen Elizabeth II sends condolences to cricketer's family (ABC)Queen Elizabeth II has sent a private message of condolence to the family of deceased cricketer Phillip Hughes.
- Polls open in Vic state election (AAP)Polling booths have opened across Victoria for the state election.
- Vic Labor poised to win election: Newspoll (AAP)Voters are set to dump the coalition at Saturday's Victorian election with the latest Newspoll showing Labor is poised to win.
- Phillip Hughes: No decision on first Test but Phillip would have liked mates to play on, his father says (ABC)The father of Phillip Hughes has said his son would like the game to go on but Cricket Australia said Test cricket would only continue when the players are ready.
- Brisbane storm: Authorities continue to clean up after super cell storm (ABC)Queensland Premier Campbell Newman says authorities are working as quickly as possible to return things to normal after Thursday's super cell storm in Brisbane.
- 'We can win'Labor can defeat Abbott at the next election, Gillard says
- Hurt Qld climber 'fell up to 40 metres'A woman who fell from a cliff in southeast Queensland may have tumbled 40 metres.
- Sydney NBN switch-on suffers tech glitchHalfway through the media launch of Sydney's first connection to the network, it cut out.
- Keira Knightley marries in south of FranceBritish actress Keira Knightley has married singer James Righton in a discreet ceremony in the southern French village of Mazan, according to the mayor.
- Cops called on grandfather, girl playing at beachA fun day at the beach turned sour for a Sydney grandfather and his six-year-old granddaughter after somebody saw the little girl swimming naked and called police.
- Victoria goes to polls, Labor tipped to winVictoria is set to go to the polls today with Labor tipped to win after only a single term in opposition.
- State memorial planned for Phillip HughesState memorial service to be held at the Sydney Cricket Ground for Phillip Hughes.
- Brisbane supercell damage claims hit $109mThe army has been brought in to assist with the cleanup after a storm tore through Brisbane's south-east.
- NSW grandmother shooting a mysteryPolice say they are baffled by the shooting of a 75-year-old great grandmother in Sydney's west.
- Live explosive discovered at Sydney homeAustralian Defence Force personnel have removed a live grenade from a backyard on Sydney's north shore.
Ten News on Twitter
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- Bali is on high terror alert, with threats against VIP'S like Julia Gillard, ahead of tomorrow's memorial. More at 5 #tennewsTenNewsSydney: Bali is on high terror alert, with threats against VIP'S like Julia Gillard, ahead of tomorrow's memorial. More at 5 #tennews
- The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands & Snowy Mountains #tennewsTenNewsSydney: The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a Severe Weather Warning for the Illawarra, South Coast, Southern Tablelands & Snowy Mountains #tennews
- This week in Tech News with @Omar_Dabbagh : After seeing their new ad, would you consider Facebook to be like a chair? http://t.co/CdBUox65TenNewsSydney: This week in Tech News with @Omar_Dabbagh : After seeing their new ad, would you consider Facebook to be like a chair? http://t.co/CdBUox65
- Fallout continues after Slipper's resignation. Ron Wilson gives us more in a TEN News iUpdate #tennews http://t.co/00F4JFgjTenNewsSydney: Fallout continues after Slipper's resignation. Ron Wilson gives us more in a TEN News iUpdate #tennews http://t.co/00F4JFgj
Australian Financial Review
- Parkinson: budget whiners will sink usTreasury secretary
- Turnbull lets loose in China-US critique“In conversation” with the Financial Review’s editor-in-chief, it was Malcolm Turnbull unplugged.
- Budget sales job failing, says Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull has suggested the government was struggling with its budget because it failed to adequately make the case for change, including waiting too long to release a report by it...
- Cyber attacks a threat to US investment in China, Kurt Campbell saysCyber attacks and an increasingly inhospitable regulatory environment are undermining US business confidence in China, the Obama administrations’ former highest ranking diplomat for the r...
- Lack of public support killed carbon price, Shorten to explainOpposition leader Bill Shorten believes pricing carbon ultimately failed in 2009 because there was insufficient public consensus to force the opposition rebels and Greens to back Kevin Ru...
- Big banks too big to fail concept should be investigated says BOQ chiefBank of Queensland has called on the government to consider whether Australia's big four banks are 'too big to fail'.
- Money dries up for resources projects after record $30b spendFalling commodity prices and rising costs have resulted in the lowest spending on new resource projects in more than a decade.
- Treasury Wine Estates seeks Supreme Court injunction to stop Mark Elliott accessing its shareholder registerTreasury Wine Estates has sought an injunction against Mark Elliott to stop him accessing its shareholder register.
- Decision over ADM's $3.4b GrainCorp bid hinges on HockeyArcher Daniels Midland wants to take everything but politics off the table as the deadline for its $3.4 billion bid for GrainCorp approaches.
- Saputo 'misinformed' Warrnambool shareholders over bid, claims Murray GoulburnMurray Goulburn is urging the Abbott government to halt Saputo's bid to control Warrnambool Cheese & Butter.
- Cheika sheds tears for Phillip HughesPHILLIP Hughes will be honoured with a minute's applause prior to Saturday's rugby union Test between Australia and England at Twickenham.
- Sainz Jnr. to drive for Toro RossoSPANISH driver Carlos Sainz Jnr. will pair with Max Verstappen for the Formula One team in 2015.
- Disgraced star Rice wins suspension appealRAY Rice has won the appeal of his indefinite suspension by the NFL, the players’ union said today, after being sanctioned over domestic violence.
- First Test may be delayed for grieving playersTHE first Test against India may be delayed or rescheduled as Cricket Australia wrestles with fears over player welfare in the wake of Phillip Hughes’ passing.
- Kiwis deep in grief over HughesNEW Zealand coach Mike Hesson says his players are struggling in grief over the passing of Phillip Hughes and discussed abandoning their ongoing Test.
- Wollongong Hawks score breakthrough winForty-nine days and 11 losses after they last tasted victory, the Wollongong Hawks finally won a game on Friday night at WIN Entertainment Centre.
- Demerit point for parking 'low-lifes'A disability group has praised a government crackdown on "low-lifes" who park illegally in disabled spaces.
- Sod turned on Berry's $2m milk facilityBarnaby Joyce's use of a shovel as a pogo stick made for one of Berry's more interesting sod-turning events.
- Illawarra cultural icons up for awardsNominees for a prestigious Sydney cultural award were announced this week.
- Underground operators annoy approved outfitsUnauthorised brothels harbour sex trafficking and tax evasion, according to a professional brothel buster.
- Fight far from over but police focus cuts crimeA POLICE onslaught on law-breakers has sent property crime rates in the city plummeting with reductions of up to 46 per cent recorded.
- Saddled up for Mayoral raceMOST voters are focused on the state election due next year, but the positioning for the mayoral race in 2016 is already beginning.
- Fishos warned of croc in creekA CROCODILE that witnesses claim is up to 5m long has been spotted lurking around crab pots at a creek near Townsville’s CBD.
- Killer’s sister faced copsDETECTIVES investigating the murder of Allison Baden-Clay flew to Townsville the day before Gerard was arrested in last-ditch bid to gain information from his sister.
- Journey hits end of roadLOBBYISTS who tenaciously fought against all levels of government to save a picturesque route north of Cardwell are overwhelmed that their eight-year battle has finally come to an end.
The Border Mail
- Work not quite so dauntingENTERING the workforce is no longer quite the task it was to a group of Bhutanese residents.
- Magistrate to hear caseA MAN from northern NSW allegedly found near Albury with more than 18 kilograms of cannabis leaf with an estimated street value of $148,000 will have the case finalised before a magistrate.
- Rivers ready for cod openingRighto, now it’s only two sleeps until cod opening, we’ve had a little freshen up from some rain and everything’s looking perfect, so where are you going to wet a line?
- Cod season to open MondayBag limits are different in each state
- Fly fishermen hook team spotALMOST 50 of the nation’s best fly fisherman have been dangling a line in the high country in a bid to be part of a national team in Colorado in 2016.
The Gold Cost Bulletin
- Sort out our mental health systemTHE two men ultimately responsible for the failure to process dangerous, mentally ill people have snubbed questions about how they will fix it.
- Proud Skye flying high after Big BroTHE chants of “Skye, Skye, Skye” are still ringing in her ears but this is one reality TV star who is happy to return to the real world.
- Mayor agrees to sell Islander resortMAYOR Tom Tate has reached an agreement to sell his pink Islander Resort at Surfers Paradise which he’s had listed at $35 million since 2011.
- Banned Titan: I hit rock bottomGOLD Coast Titans prop Luke Douglas has revealed he “hit rock bottom” following the death of his mother and his ASADA doping suspension.
- How Schoolies See It: ReligionGENERATION Y might be labelled lazy and narcissistic but when it comes to accepting those around them schoolies say they have other generations beat.
- Indonesia girl back with family after 2004 tsunamiA girl who was swept away in the Indian Ocean tsunami seven years ago said Friday she broke down in tears this week after tracking down her parents, who had long lost hope of finding her...
- Not just NKorea, political dynasties are all overIf North Korea's new leader is looking for advice on how to carry on his family's dynasty, he could turn to Rahul Gandhi, who is on a quest to become the fourth generation of h...
- Chinese villagers demand release of detaineesProtesters gathered Saturday outside a town hall in southern China to appeal for the release of people detained during demonstrations over a planned power plant expansion, a witness said.
- Social networking booming in Egypt, RussiaA new survey shows people in poorer countries send text messages more often than those in wealthier countries. Men in Spain and Germany access the Internet on their phones twice as much ...
- Faces of the recession: homeless childrenThe National Center on Family Homelessness said 1.6 million children were living on the streets of the United States in 2010 or in shelters, motels and doubled-up with other families. Th...
Yahoo! News - Australia & Pacific
- Australia out of step with new climate momentumCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who rose to power in large part by opposing a tax on greenhouse gas emissions, is finding his country isolated like neve...
- Gotcha! Wildlife Camera Spots Australian Species Thought to Be Locally ExtinctNew images from a wildlife camera trap set up in Western Australia’s Kimberly Region are giving researchers hope that a marsupial feared locally extinct could be back.
- McCullum blitz leads NZ to 249-1 in 3rd testSHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Captain Brendon McCullum's belligerent record-breaking century put New Zealand on top in the third test after offspinner Mark Craig's career-best 7-94...
- New Zealand's McCullum mauls Pakistan after Craig's bestOpener Brendon McCullum smashed the fastest century by a New Zealand batsman to give his team the upper hand in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah on Friday. The Kiwi s...
- Huge outpouring of grief for Australian cricketer HughesFlags flew at half-mast and thousands of fans and players paid tribute Friday as Australia and the world cricket community united in an outpouring of grief for the tragic death of batsma...
Yahoo! News - Australia
- Australia bears sharpen their clawsAustralia's economic data may have been only "meh," but some economists see dark clouds on the horizon, spurring sharp cuts to growth forecasts.
- Cricket: Australia eye Olympic-size World Cup boostAustralia is anticipating the 11th Cricket World Cup to be the biggest sports event staged in the country since the 2000 Sydney Olympics with ticket sales moving briskly.
- Australia's Woodside opens door to resolving E.Timor gas disputeAustralia's Woodside Petroleum is in talks with East Timor on building an onshore gas plant, potentially removing one of the major barriers to developing gas fields that could provide bil...
- Australia eye Olympic-size World Cup boostAustralia is anticipating the 11th Cricket World Cup to be the biggest sports event staged in the country since the 2000 Sydney Olympics with ticket sales moving briskly.
- Australia bows to pressure to step up Ebola fight in AfricaBy Lincoln Feast SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will fund an Ebola treatment clinic in Sierra Leone, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, responding to pressure from the United Sta...