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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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Relief Effort Begins for Nepal After Major Earthquake

Australian tourist Eve Barnes-Corby, has been one of the many to stay in Nepal to help with relief efforts after the devastating earthquake that happened last month. The disaster has left over 7000 people dead to date with that figure expecting to rise. Barnes-Corby was in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, just hours prior to the devastating earthquake that saw the city’s ...

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Student, 20, is Britain’s youngest MP

At the age of just 20, Mhairi Black has become Britain’s youngest member of parliament since 1667 in a victory that symbolises an expected nationalist landslide in Scotland. Black still has to complete her final exams at Glasgow University but will now be putting her politics degree into practice as the pro-independence Scottish National Party (SNP) MP for Paisley and ...

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Tornadoes tear through central US

Multiple tornadoes injured at least 13 people as they tore through the central United States, destroying homes and felling trees amid heavy rains that triggered local flooding, US media report. At least 13 people were injured on Wednesday when a tornado tore through a mobile home park in Oklahoma City, CNN reported, quoting Susie Patterson of the Emergency Medical Services ...

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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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Gillard launches mental health program

As the daughter of a psychiatric nurse, Julia Gillard was only a girl when given an insight into the then-hidden world of mental health and illness. Decades later, after surviving the stresses and strains of political life, the former prime minister has launched a revamped beyondblue program for high schools. “Evidence suggests half of mental health conditions emerge by age ...

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101-year-old found alive after Nepal quake

A 101-year-old man has been pulled alive from the rubble of his house in Nepal, seven days after it collapsed in a deadly earthquake. The man was rescued on Saturday and is now in hospital, according to Arun Kumar Singh, a local police official. On Sunday two women and a man were rescued alive in the country’s north-east. “Kanchan Khatri, ...

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Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a girl

It’s a girl. The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a daughter in London, Kensington Palace has announced. In a brief statement, the palace said Kate “was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am” on Saturday morning (17:34 AEST). The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg) and the Duchess’s husband, Prince William, was present for the birth. “The Queen, the ...

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Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a girl

It’s a girl. The Duchess of Cambridge has given birth to a daughter in London, Kensington Palace has announced. In a brief statement, the palace said Kate “was safely delivered of a daughter at 8.34am” on Saturday morning (17:34 AEST). The baby weighs 8lbs 3oz (3.7kg) and the Duchess’s husband, Prince William, was present for the birth. “The Queen, the ...

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