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Australian politician branded "a disgrace" after wearing full burqa in Senate

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Australian politician branded "a disgrace" after wearing full burqa in Senate

- An Australian politician has prompted outrage by wearing a full burqa in the Senate. Pauline Hanson, who is not a Muslim, prompted gasps as she walked into Parliament in Canberra in the traditional religious dress. The controversial Senator, leader and founder of the One Nation Party, then called for the burqa to be banned in Australia. Her colleagues dismissed the "appalling" stunt and accused her of disrespecting the half a million people in Australia who follow the Islamic faith
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Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate

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Pauline Hanson wears a burqa in the Senate

- ONE Nation leader Pauline Hanson has shocked onlookers after she entered Australia’s Senate Question Time wearing a burqa. Senator Hanson took her seat while wearing the full-face black garment. Senate President Stephen Parry said Senator Hanson’s identity had been confirmed before she entered the chamber. Senators continued on with Question Time in the Upper House as normal while Senator Hanson sat in the full black covering
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Why Neil Mitchell isn’t happy with the CFMEU … and

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Why Neil Mitchell isn’t happy with the CFMEU … and

- The recorded message specifically hits out at building company VCON/Element5. “They’re flatly accusing a building company of being unsafe and dangerous,” Neil Mitchell said. It’s concerned Neil Mitchell because he can’t find any confirmation of the CFMEU’s claims, despite contacting WorkSafe and searching legal documents. He said it also failed to mention the “history of bad blood” between the company and the union
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Man on the run after hitting police car and smashing into tree

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Man on the run after hitting police car and smashing into tree

- A man is on the run after two cars, including a police car, were hit at Essendon. Police said they responded to reports of a man acting suspiciously along Salmon Avenue about 8.15am. When they approached the man, he got into a parked car and collided with the police vehicle at the intersection of Napier Street. It was initially reported as a ramming, but police now believe the crash was incidental
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MasterChef Australia judge George Calmobaris pleads guilty to assault

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MasterChef Australia judge George Calmobaris pleads guilty to assault

- Calombaris's lawyer Brendan Green entered the guilty plea in court in Sydney on Thursday. Calombaris, a chef and restaurant owner, was accused of assaulting a 19-year-old man at the A-League football grand final in May this year. Video footage captured by others in the stadium appeared to show Calombaris pointing a finger at the teen's chest and then shoving him. EAD MORE
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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

- The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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Whitehaven Coal digs big net profit after tax of $405 million

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Whitehaven Coal digs big net profit after tax of $405 million

- Surging coal prices and an increased share of metallurgical coal sales in total coal sales have helped propel Whitehaven Coal to a record profit result. The cashed-up coal miner has proposed to pay shareholders a distribution of 20¢ a share in November. Whitehaven, which has coal mines in NSW and Queensland, recorded net profit after tax of $405.4 million for fiscal 2017
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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

- The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

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Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

- US President Donald Trump has been asked to delay a planned rally in Phoenix, Arizona, by that city's mayor, in a stark rebuke following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Greg Stanton released a statement saying he was "disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally" on August 22, as the nation was still healing with the aftermath of the neo-Nazi protest
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MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assaulting teenager at A-League grand final

heraldsun.com.au

MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assaulting teenager at A-League grand final

- MASTERCHEF judge George Calombaris has pleaded guilty to assaulting a teenager after the A-League grand final in Sydney. The 38-year-old Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the ultimate winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. In the Downing Centre Local Court today, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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Seven-year-old girl suffers chemical burns from temporary henna tattoo

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Seven-year-old girl suffers chemical burns from temporary henna tattoo

- A LITTLE girl has been left with horrific scars after suffering chemical burns from a temporary henna tattoo. The Sun reports British girl Madison Gulliver was on holiday in Egypt when she was treated to the black henna design on her forearm. But shortly arriving home, the seven-year-old complained the pattern was itchy. The pretty swirls soon erupted in a series of painful blisters, which had to be cut off by medics at a specialist burns unit, leaving Madison with permanent scarring
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Australia's justice minister faces questions over citizenship

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Australia's justice minister faces questions over citizenship

- The Australian Deputy Prime Minister's discovery he had dual New Zealand citizenship escalated into a trans-Tasman spat. We look at how the saga unfolded. A timeline of trans-Tasman political chaos How Barnaby Joyce's citizenship saga unfolded The Australian journalist who looked into the deputy prime minister's dual citizenship tells Morning Report "parallel investigations" were under way. Audio. How Barnaby Joyce's citizenship saga unfolded Australia's Foreign Minister says it will be difficult trust a Labour government with the involvement of a Labour MP in Australia's Deputy PM's citizenship controversy
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'Self-healer' extradited from UK, charged with manslaughter of 6yo Sydney boy

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'Self-healer' extradited from UK, charged with manslaughter of 6yo Sydney boy

- A man described as a self-healer who was wanted by police over the death of a six-year-old Sydney boy has been extradited to Australia from the United Kingdom and charged with manslaughter. Hongchi Xiao, 53, was charged at Kogarah police station over the child's death. Australian authorities successfully applied to have him extradited to Australia and he arrived at Sydney International Airport flanked by detectives this morning
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Tanja Ebert: Search widened for missing mum believed murdered by husband Michael Burdon

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Tanja Ebert: Search widened for missing mum believed murdered by husband Michael Burdon

- Police will continue their search today for missing woman Tanja Ebert, believed to have been murdered by her husband who later took his own life at the family property in South Australia's mid north. Michael Burdon, 41, shot himself at the Manna Hill property while police were at the home as part of their investigations into the 23-year-old's disappearance. Detective Superintendent Des Bray said the search for Ms Ebert would be widened today to include the couple's sheep station
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Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

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Yemen air strikes escalate as cholera outbreak devastates war-torn country

- By Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill, wires Yemen suffered more air strikes in the first half of this year than in the whole of 2016, increasing the number of civilian deaths and forcing more people to flee their homes, a United Nations report has found. Key points: Air strikes by Saudi-led coalition fuel cholera outbreak Families have been forced to choose between food and medicine Cholera epidemic has killed some 2,000 people since April The number of air strikes in the first six months of 2017 totalled 5,676, according to the report by the Protection Cluster in Yemen, which is led by the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR)
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Police investigate after shots fired into Kensington home

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Police investigate after shots fired into Kensington home

- Police are investigating after shots were fired into a home in Sydney's eastern suburbs early on Thursday morning. The house on Milroy Avenue, Kensington was peppered with bullets about 2:30am. There were two men and a woman in the home at the time but not one was injured. A NSW Police spokesman said the motivation for the shooting was unclear but a crime scene has been established and forensic officers are investigating
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'Break the cycle': Brother of Bali terrorists now fighting radicalisation

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'Break the cycle': Brother of Bali terrorists now fighting radicalisation

- 'Break the cycle': Former bomb maker, brother of Bali terrorists now fighting radicalisation Ali Fauzi always knew he and his brothers were different from the other boys in the remote east Javanese village where they lived. Key points: Fauzi has helped set up a foundation dedicated to fighting radicalisation The Peace Circle's managers are reformed terrorists and combatants Fauzi hopes to instil moderation in the next generation of young people Growing up, their parents were wealthy farmers, owning large sections of the surrounding lands — their neighbours weren't so lucky or well off
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  • Australian politician branded "a disgrace" after wearing full burqa in Senate
    Australian politician branded "a disgrace" after wearing full burqa in Senate

    , mirror.co.uk

    An Australian politician has prompted outrage by wearing a full burqa in the Senate. Pauline Hanson, who is not a Muslim, prompted gasps as she walked into Parliament in Canberra in the traditional religious dress. The controversial Senator, leader and founder of the One Nation Party, then called for the burqa to be banned in Australia. Her colleagues dismissed the "appalling" stunt and accused her of disrespecting the half a million people in Australia who follow the Islamic faith
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Politics & Government

  • Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally
    Phoenix, Arizona mayor Greg Stanton asks Donald Trump to delay planned rally

    , smh.com.au

    US President Donald Trump has been asked to delay a planned rally in Phoenix, Arizona, by that city's mayor, in a stark rebuke following the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Greg Stanton released a statement saying he was "disappointed that President Trump has chosen to hold a campaign rally" on August 22, as the nation was still healing with the aftermath of the neo-Nazi protest
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Sports

  • Australian Open comeback an ‘outrageous plan’, admits Serena Williams
    Australian Open comeback an ‘outrageous plan’, admits Serena Williams

    , indianexpress.com

    Serena Williams won the Australian Open this past year while she was pregnant. So expecting her to make a comeback within months of giving birth shouldn’t be a massive ask for a superhuman that she is. And yet the entire idea of such a comeback is an outrageous plan – the now dethroned World No 1 admits. “It’s the most outrageous plan,” she said in an interview to Vogue
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Business

  • Top reasons your free credit card travel insurance could be denied
    Top reasons your free credit card travel insurance could be denied

    , theage.com.au

    They say nothing in this life is free … and the same may be true of the complimentary travel insurance that comes with premium credit cards (for which, of course, you pay a hefty annual fee). I have been inundated with emails from readers telling me about bad experiences with such insurance, after last week sharing my own. Credit card versions of policies can be more restrictive than the standalone counterparts, and carry a higher excess
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Technology

  • Science Week: Ten expert tips for raising tech-savvy and tech-safe children
    Science Week: Ten expert tips for raising tech-savvy and tech-safe children

    , abc.net.au

    When you grew up, there were no iPads, Google phones, Facebook or Snapchat, and you never had to worry about your digital identity or blue light. But fast-forward to 2017 and you're now responsible for raising a child whose life will revolve around digital technology, and who will have to be tech-smart, tech-savvy, and tech-safe to survive out there in the wild
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Health

  • Medicinal cannabis 'red-tape' pushing doctors and patients back to illegal products
    Medicinal cannabis 'red-tape' pushing doctors and patients back to illegal products

    , abc.net.au

    A mountain of red tape for legal medicinal cannabis is forcing the families of seriously ill patients back into the black market, according to doctors and advocates. Key points: Patients say legal medicinal cannabis remains difficult to access "Onerous, complex" regulation part of the problem, lawyer says Government insists turnaround times "often as little as two days" Sydney GP Brad McKay said he had tried at length to prescribe the medicine for his patients but had been blocked at every turn
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Family & Parenting

  • Expectant Serena aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback
    Expectant Serena aims for 'outrageous' Australian Open comeback

    , thesundaily.my

    LOS ANGELES: Serena Williams, feeling "new power" from her pregnancy, is already preparing for an Australian Open title defense in January. In a wide-ranging interview with Vogue touching on motherhood, body image and race, Williams said she had set herself a goal of playing Melbourne. "It's the most outrageous plan," the 36-year-old Williams, who is expecting her first child next month
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Society & Culture

Entertainment & Arts

  • MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final
    MasterChef judge George Calombaris pleads guilty to assault after A-League grand final

    , theage.com.au

    The Network Ten personality was charged in May with assaulting the 19-year-old man at the grand final between Melbourne Victory and the winners, Sydney FC, at Allianz Stadium. Calombaris, 38, a keen Melbourne Victory supporter, was caught on camera losing his temper with the Sydney FC fan and pushing him in the chest after the nail-biting game. In the Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday, his barrister, Brendan Green, entered a guilty plea on behalf of his client who was not present
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Education

  • SpaceX launch: Australian high school students play major role in NASA's resupply mission
    SpaceX launch: Australian high school students play major role in NASA's resupply mission

    , abc.net.au

    It was a sleepover with a difference. A live rocket launch was the 2:00am entertainment, and the high school students who camped out in their school library had a very special reason for feeling excited. The commercial SpaceX rocket, owned by entrepreneur Elon Musk, launched from NASA's Cape Canaveral base in Florida today, and on board were a series of experiments devised by Australian school students
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Travel & Recreation

  • Top reasons your free credit card travel insurance could be denied
    Top reasons your free credit card travel insurance could be denied

    , theage.com.au

    They say nothing in this life is free … and the same may be true of the complimentary travel insurance that comes with premium credit cards (for which, of course, you pay a hefty annual fee). I have been inundated with emails from readers telling me about bad experiences with such insurance, after last week sharing my own. Credit card versions of policies can be more restrictive than the standalone counterparts, and carry a higher excess
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Life & Style

  • Perth woman wants PathWest employee 'sacked' for revealing records
    Perth woman wants PathWest employee 'sacked' for revealing records

    , smh.com.au

    A Perth woman is calling for a female PathWest employee to be "summarily dismissed" after revealing she released confidential medical test results to a man they had both been in a relationship with. The woman, calling herself Suzanne to protect her identity, spoke to 6PR's Gareth Parker on Tuesday and said around eighteen months after the relationship ended, the man confessed that his ex-wife - a PathWest employee - had told him the results of Suzanne's medical tests sent to the state government-run laboratory
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Law & Crime

  • Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules
    Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea is valid, High Court rules

    , theage.com.au

    The High Court has again upheld the legality of Australia's asylum seeker deal with Papua New Guinea, ruling it does not breach the Migration Act or the Constitution. The court was asked to reconsider the arrangement struck by former prime minister Kevin Rudd, in light of a court ruling in PNG last year that found Australia's detention of asylum seekers on the island breached that country's constitution
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Media & Information

  • Facebook is taking fake news - and Australia -  much more seriously
    Facebook is taking fake news - and Australia - much more seriously

    , smh.com.au

    One of Mark Zuckerberg's top lieutenants was in Sydney this week as Facebook launched a charm offensive on the Australian media industry. Adam Mosseri, a ten-year veteran of the social media behemoth and the man in charge of one of its most critical features, the news feed, was in town, offering olive branches to Australia's top publishers, including executives from Fairfax Media and News Corp
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Science & Nature

  • Unusual winter warmth predicted to extend through spring for most of Australia
    Unusual winter warmth predicted to extend through spring for most of Australia

    , smh.com.au

    Most of Australia can expect a hotter-than-average spring driven in part by unusually warm waters off the east coast, increasing the chances of an early and active fire season in the south-east. For Sydney, the outlook is also for the abnormally warm winter to extend through spring. The Bureau of Meteorology's three-month outlook released on Thursday also shows the odds will favour milder overnight temperatures will extend through much of September to November for eastern half of the country
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Books & Literature

  • Richard Gordon, author of best selling light-hearted Doctor books
    Richard Gordon, author of best selling light-hearted Doctor books

    , smh.com.au

    Richard Gordon, who has died aged 95, was one of Britain's most popular novelists in the 1950s and 1960s, creating the light-hearted Doctor books, beginning with Doctor in the House, that spawned several classic film comedies of the era. The spectacular success of the series made Gordon one of the best-known non-practising doctors in Britain, a kind of court jester to the medical profession
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Real Estate

  • Greens seek to turn the tables on landlords with new rental policy
    Greens seek to turn the tables on landlords with new rental policy

    , smh.com.au

    Renters would have unlimited, rent-controlled leases and be able to hang paintings, paint walls, keep pets and stay put even if the property was sold under a Queensland Greens policy. The Queensland Renters' Rights plan, due to be announced on Thursday, would mean renters would have access to unlimited leases which they could terminate with three months' notice without a reason
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