Author Archives: andrew sam

Depp’s dogs ‘could end up stateless’

Johnny Depp’s two Yorkshire terriers will be flown back to the US, but the dogs could end up stateless if the US refuses to allow them in. The US actor and star of Pirates of the Caribbean brought his dogs, Boo and Pistol, into the country illegally last month and he’s been told to get them out before Saturday or ...

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McKinnon has strong case to sue: lawyer

Alex McKinnon has a strong case if he decides to seek compensation over a tackle which left the one-time rising NRL star with a spinal injury, a prominent lawyer says. McKinnon suffered a broken neck while playing for Newcastle in March last year, when he was on the receiving end of a dangerous throw from Melbourne prop Jordan McLean. McLean ...

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Shorten flags 5% small business tax cut

Opposition leader Bill Shorten says he’ll kickstart the economy and create jobs if he becomes prime minister, with a plan to cut taxes for small business by five per cent. In his budget reply speech on Thursday night, Mr Shorten said he’d support the government’s budget measures on national security, drought relief for farmers and small business. However, he called ...

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Depp’s dogs spark customs review

Hollywood actor Johnny Depp has been told his two illegally imported dogs will be put down if they aren’t sent back to the US by Saturday. Authorities have launched an investigation into how the Yorkshire terriers, Pistol and Boo, managed to evade Australian quarantine requirements. The illegal canine cargo landed in Brisbane on the superstar’s private jet when he returned ...

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Toys Through Time: Exhibit

An exhibit for young and old, and everyone in-between, the ‘Toys Through Time’ exhibit at The Museum Of Sydney provides a unique look at the beloved toys of children through time. With over 200 original toys, you are guaranteed to reminisce on the wonderful memories of the toys you played with as a child. While the exhibit is focused on ...

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INFOGRAPHIC: The budget winners and losers

Charis Palmer, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation   Charis Palmer is Deputy Business Editor at The Conversation. Emil Jeyaratnam is Multimedia Editor at The Conversation. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 2015 federal budget at a glance

Charis Palmer, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation   Charis Palmer is Deputy Business Editor at The Conversation. Emil Jeyaratnam is Multimedia Editor at The Conversation. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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PM praises Hockey ahead of second budget but will the nation?

This year’s federal budget includes proposals the government can go out and fight for, Tony Abbott has told his colleagues. Just hours before the treasurer hands down his second budget, the prime minister personally praised Joe Hockey for doing an “absolutely outstanding job” in its lead-up. “This budget is not about our political fortunes, but what is best for the ...

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Mariam Veiszadeh on Changing the World #IStandWithMariam

She came to Australia not knowing a single world of English, but is now a prominent figure in Australia and around the world. Mariam Veiszadeh talks to Sahar Mourad. Selected as one of Elle Magazine’s (Malaysia) 12 women who were helping to change the world, Mariam Veiszadeh is humble in her outlook of the world and her place as a ...

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Discover Vietnam: A short stay leaves a lasting impression

We arrived in Hanoi on Friday evening, one night after the military parade celebrating the 40th anniversary of Saigon’s fall and the victory of communism forces that seized control of Vietnam. Blowing in the hot night wind were bright red banners that decorated the well-lit city streets and highways. I was on a tour bus with a small group of ...

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