Business

Police target Melbourne Stereosonic

A week after a woman died from a drug she took at a music festival in Sydney, police in Victoria are urging people not to gamble with their lives at Melbourne’s Stereosonic this weekend. Sniffer dogs and police will be outside and inside the Melbourne Showgrounds to crack down on illicit drugs among the 25,000 people expected to attend the ...

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Qld man fighting IS to be deported to Aust

A Queensland man who’s been fighting alongside Kurdish forces battling Islamic State in Syria is set to be deported back to Australia after being detained in Germany. Ashley Dyball, 23, was detained after entering Germany while on a break from the conflict zone in northern Syria, where he had been fighting with the YPG, also known as the People’s Protection ...

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Who’s Most Intriguing People is back

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull joins A-list Aussie celebrities including Rebel Wilson and Chris Hemsworth as Who magazine’s Most Intriguing People. “Everyone in there is intriguing for their own reasons,” editor Shane Sutton told AAP. “It’s an incredibly diverse portfolio.” Sutton said Turnbull’s push to power was an intriguing political move. “We tried to get a sense of the person behind ...

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Lebanon PM holds emergency meeting

Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam has held an emergency meeting with his security cabinet and military chiefs as the nation mourns 44 people killed in a double suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State. The blasts late on Thursday hit a residential and commercial area in a southern suburb of Beirut, a stronghold of Shi’ite Muslim group Hezbollah, in the latest ...

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Australia a US aircraft carrier: Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has called Australia “a Pacific theatre aircraft carrier for the United States” in an appearance before the Cambridge University debating society in the UK. Speaking by video link on Wednesday night from the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he’s been holed up since 2012, he took a swipe at Western media control, saying the press served ...

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Teens pose security threat: government

Children as young as 14 could pose a significant threat to Australia’s national security, Attorney-General George Brandis has told parliament as he introduced a fifth tranche of anti-terrorism legislation. Senator Brandis said it was important that law enforcement was well equipped to stop terror attacks. “This is the case even where the threats are posed by people under the age ...

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PM meets with Prince Charles

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has met with Prince Charles in Canberra. Mr Turnbull, an avowed republican, hosted His Royal Highness and wounded veterans and their families at Government HouseĀ on Wednesday. Meanwhile the Prince of Wales’ wife, Camilla, was taken around the grounds of the Yarralumla residence by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove’s wife for some kangaroo spotting. Charles later met with federal ...

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China ends one-child policy: state media

China announced the end of its hugely controversial one-child policy, with the official Xinhua news agency saying that all couples would be allowed two children. It cited a communique issued by the ruling Communist Party after a four-day meeting in Beijing to chart the course of the world’s second-largest economy over the next five years. China is “abandoning its decades-long ...

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Local Business: Roseland Jeweller celebrates 50 years

Roselands Centre Jewellers invited locals to a ‘sparkling journey’ on Tuesday night. Launching the latest Swarovski collection on the store’s 50th birthday, the jeweller’s also celebrated 120 years of Swarovski Innovation. Loyal customers swarmed around the elegant jewels on show, purchasing their favourite pieces and adding others to their christmas shopping list. Shop attendants were please with the turn out ...

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Brown visa decision after 28 days: Dutton

US rapper Chris Brown has 28 days to show why he should be allowed into Australia. The 26-year-old singer, who is due to arrive for a series of concerts in December, has been issued with a formal notice from Australian officials stating they intend to refuse his visa on character grounds. The R&B star was convicted in 2009 of assaulting ...

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