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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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Split over Abbott gay marriage tactic

Members of the Abbott cabinet are openly critical of the way the prime minister has handled the same-sex marriage issue. After a six-hour meeting of the Liberal and National parties on Tuesday, Tony Abbott declared coalition MPs would not be given a free vote on a bill to be introduced next week. Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who favours gay marriage, ...

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Jessica Rowe lets rip at Eddie McGuire

Network Ten presenter Jessica Rowe has lashed out at Eddie McGuire over his latest controversial comments, saying he made her life hell. Rowe’s comments came as the panel on Ten’s morning program, Studio 10, was discussing whether McGuire’s description of Victorian Sports Minister John Eren as a “soccer-loving Turkish-born Mussie” was racist. Rowe was embarrassed in 2006 when McGuire, her ...

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Opinion: Why Amy Schumer is the person we need right now on gun control

Funny gal Amy Schumer joined her cousin New York Senator Charles Schumer on Monday to introduce a new gun control proposal following last month’s theatre shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana. The gunman opened fire during a screening of Schumer’s new movie Trainwreck on July 23, killing two women and injuring nine, before turning the gun on himself. He had purchased the gun legally, despite a ...

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Opinion: Why did NSW premier turn himself in to police after let off for chucking a uey?

NSW premier Mike Baird revealed he turned himself in to police after Highway Patrol let him off for doing an illegal U-turn over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend last month. Turning himself in to a senior officer, News Corp reported that Baird was given a $311 fine and lost three demerit points over the June 8 offence at South Curl Curl ...

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Fraser apologises for ‘racist’ comments

Australian sporting icon Dawn Fraser has apologised “unreservedly” for offending Nick Kyrgios and his family with comments that they had described as nasty and racist. Fraser faced a storm of criticism on Tuesday after suggesting Kyrgios and fellow tennis star Bernard Tomic should set a better example or go back to where their parents came from. She later issued a ...

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Fraser out of line and racist: Kyrgios

Nick Kyrgios says Australian sporting icon Dawn Fraser’s call for him to set a better example or go back where his parents came from is blatantly racist. The tennis star’s mother also lashed out at the “nasty racist attack”, saying Olympic swimming great Fraser was out of line and un-Australian. Fraser said on Tuesday morning she was disgusted by Kyrgios’ behaviour and ...

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Abbott views Singapore anti-terror success

Tony Abbott has looked to Singapore’s experience in de-radicalisation as Australia monitors fresh terror attacks abroad and threats at home. The prime minister’s visit to Khadijah Mosque’s successful program came on his first of two days in the city-state, on a visit aimed at strengthening ties in defence and security, and trade and investment. Mr Abbott says Singapore has long-term ...

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