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‘We’ve been able to stop the drowning at sea’: Immigration Minister

  Immigration minister Peter Dutton sat down with Australian Middle East Media last week to discuss Australia’s border security, refugee intake and the future of asylum seekers in detention. Asylum seekers and Refugees Mr Dutton has hosed down concerns about the mistreatment of asylum seekers and dismissed Green’s Senator Sarah Hanson Young’s claims that she was being spied on while ...

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Dr Jamal Rifi named 2015 Australian Father of the Year

The prestigious 2015 Australian Father of the Year Award has been awarded to Dr Jamal Rif in honour of his devotion to his family, his commitment to his profession and his strong personal efforts to build understanding between Muslim and non-Muslim communities. The Belmore-based GP and father of five – Faisal, 28, Nemat, 25, Shaza, 24, Sue, 18 and Jihad, 17 ...

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Greste ‘sick to stomach’ by sentence

Australian journalist Peter Greste has called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to do what he promised and pardon his innocent Al Jazeera colleagues, who are back behind bars. Greste said on Sunday he felt sick to his stomach after a Cairo court sentenced him, Canadian-Egyptian journalist Mohammed Fahmy and Egyptian producer Baher Mohammed to three years in prison for broadcasting false ...

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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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Smartphone use creates etiquette challenge

It’s OK to use your smartphone walking down the street or on public transportation. But not at a family dinner. And definitely not in church. Users of mobile devices are struggling to find the rules of the road for how and when to use the devices around others, but a survey out on Wednesday shows a surprising consensus. The Pew Research Center ...

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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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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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Actress Eva Longoria advising Barack Obama

Actress and political activist Eva Longoria, and writers Toni Morrison and Malcolm Gladwell have reportedly been tapped to help advise US President Barack Obama on his career options after leaving the White House. The two-term Democratic leader will step down from the top office in January 2017, when the 45th president of the US is officially sworn into office following ...

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Locals push for wedding councillor sacking

Residents are calling for a Sydney deputy mayor to be sacked after he blocked an entire street in the city’s inner west for his extravagant wedding. Nearly one thousand people have signed the petition which argues the millionaire property developer and Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer “treated the community with great disrespect”. Mr Mehajer hired four helicopters to land in ...

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Burwood Mayor says upgrades to Croydon Station Won’t Affect Heritage Area

As plans for proposed upgrades to the heritage listed Croydon train station were released earlier this year, Burwood mayor, John Faker, has assured the changes won’t affect Croydon’s appearance. The train station was constructed in 1875 making it one of Croydon’s oldest landmarks. Faker told El Telegraph Weekend that his office is working closely with the NSW Government to insure ...

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