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Emergency meeting to be held over Sydney school as funding cuts loom

An emergency meeting that may determine the future of thousands of students at Australia’s largest Islamic school will be held early next week.   Earlier this week, the Federal Government said it would axe funding to the Malek Fahd Islamic school in Greenacre in Sydney’s south west, saying it failed to address concerns about how $19 million in federal money ...

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NSW Labor conference: Delegates urged to clean up party culture of bullying

President of the NSW Labor Party Mark Lennon has urged delegates gathered for its annual state conference to endorse the adoption of a code of conduct in order to clean up the party’s culture of bullying and harassment. More than 800 delegates have filled Sydney’s Town Hall to wrangle over party policy, campaign strategy and party reform. The delegates will ...

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Chinese New Year: Millions travel across country to welcome in Year of the Monkey

At Beijing’s main train station, the snack sellers are doing brisk business. As thousands of people stream past them each hour, packs of bottled water, instant noodles and preserved duck meat are flying off the shelves. The scene is a far cry from the chaos that gripped commuters outside the main train station in Guangzhou, 2,000 kilometres to the south, ...

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Australia paceman Kane Richardson coming home from New Zealand tour with back injury

Kane Richardson’s hopes of taking part in the World Twenty20 are hanging in the balance, with the paceman sent home from New Zealand for further assessment of a back injury. Richardson was a late withdrawal from Saturday’s one-day international in Wellington, where Australia squared their three-match series against New Zealand with a four-wicket win. “He pulled up with a bit ...

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Watch Fitbit Alta’s official promo here: lifestyle and fitness tracking in style

Fitbit is on a roll lately: after unveiling the Fitbit Blaze, a $200 fitness tracker that borders on the territory of smartwatches and was seen as direct competitor to the Apple Watch, now the company has unveiled the Fitbit Alta. The Alta is a more tradition wristband that does not go in direct competition with smartwatches, but instead aims to ...

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Q&A with Special FX Makeup artist, Bonnie Corban

At just 21 years old, Bonnie Corban has made a name for herself on the internet as she boasts over 300,000 subscribers for her Special FX Makeup Channel. Sahar Mourad caught up with Bonnie to see how she got to where she is today. How old were you when you decided that making YouTube videos was what you wanted to ...

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Opinion: Peter Greste’s focusses on a journalist’s responsibilities

The past week had been a stressful one for Peter Greste. Though now he was safe on Australian soil and far away from the nightmare that was the Egyptian courtroom. A guilty verdict for broadcasting false news that, in the eyes of the Egyptian government, went against national security had been handed down to him and his two colleagues, Mohamed ...

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Q&A with Luke Foley

Sahar Mourad caught up with Luke Foley MP, Leader of the Opposition, to find out more about his personal life. Sahar:  What does being a father mean to you? Luke: It’s extremely important because my father left home when I was seven years old and I never saw him again. I want to be the male role model for our ...

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Instagram changes format

Instagram has changed its square format with an update that adds portrait and landscape formats to the image-sharing smartphone application. “Square format has been and always will be part of who we are,” Instagram said in a blog post on Thursday. “That said, the visual story you’re trying to tell should always come first, and we want to make it ...

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The Paparazzi should back off: Children of Royalty and Celebrities are Still Children

In a letter issued by Kensington Palace, the royal couple have expressed concern for the “increasingly extreme lengths” paparazzi photographers go to for photos of Prince George, urging international media outlets to not publish any unauthorised photos of the future king. The palace has put in new measures “to protect Prince George and Princess Charlotte from harassment and surveillance” following ...

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