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Domestic violence national shame: PM

Violence against women is one of Australia’s great shames, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says. The prime minister has unveiled a $100 million package to tackle the issue, including measures to better train frontline officers and funding for 20,000 mobile phones for at-risk women. “Violence against women is one of the great shames of Australia. It is a national disgrace,” he ...

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Facebook working on ‘dislike’ button

Facebook, pressed for years by users to add a `dislike’ button, has announced it is working on the feature. “We’ve finally heard you,” CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg told a public town hall meeting in Facebook’s hometown of Menlo Park, California on Tuesday. A question submitted online by a user asked the oft-repeated question of why there were no buttons ...

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Australia to take 12,000 Syrians

Australia will boost its refugee and humanitarian intake by 12,000 permanent places and provide more than $40 million for United Nations efforts to deal with the Syrian crisis. It’s also understood the green light has been given to RAAF bombers entering Syrian airspace to hit Islamic State targets. Prime Minister Tony Abbott is expected to announce the cabinet decision, endorsed ...

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Tributes pour in for Virginia reporter and cameraman killed on-air

Two journalists were shot and killed in Moneta, Virginia today while conducting a live news segment, their station has confirmed. WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were killed in an attack at Bridgewater Plaza during a live interview that has also left one injured. The incident occurred around 6:45am, during the channel’s morning broadcast. It is ...

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No More Excuses: $5.28 million invested into stopping domestic violence

For the first time the NSW Government is funding innovative NGO led programs for violent men to change their abusive behaviour towards women and children. Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Pru Goward today announced the successful tenderers who will deliver these programs. The $5.28 million investment over three years will see the Men’s Behaviour Change ...

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Albanese to launch his own beer

The former deputy prime minister, sometimes known as DJ Albo, will soon attend the world premiere of his brew at Willie The Boatman micro brewery in the Sydney suburb of Tempe. “After a couple of months of tweaking we are ready to officially launch our `Albo’ Corn Ale Beer,” said a statement on a Facebook page for the launch. “Come ...

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Come forward, Hockey tells foreign buyers

Almost 200 cases of dodgy foreign buyers of Australian houses have been uncovered, some by neighbours dobbing in people suspected of hiding their home’s ownership. Other foreign buyers have dobbed themselves in during a federal government crackdown. Under tighter new rules to come to effect in December, foreign buyers and those who facilitate illegal property sales face new penalties including ...

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Backing Multicultural Small Businesses

Minister for Small Business John Barilaro is encouraging the Arabic, Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese small business communities to meet with recently recruited multicultural business advisors in Fairfield, Merrylands and Cabramatta. On board the Small Biz Bus in June will be four dedicated business advisors to support small business owners with frontline services that helps their businesses grow and develop. “The ...

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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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News Corp’s earnings slide

Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp remains confident advertisers will return to its print mastheads, despite a seven per cent slide in the global media giant’s third quarter earnings. Earnings from its News and Information business slumped 23 per cent to $US113 million ($A142.31 million) during the three months to March 31, though the result was skewed by a lower Australian dollar ...

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