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2 hrs ago | Yahoo!

A wig mistake by axed Rochelle

Soul singer Rochelle Pitt has admitted poor styling could have been why she was eliminated from The X Factor this week. The Cairns mother of four was booted off the Seven reality singing search on Monday following her performance of Gossip's Heavy Cross the previous night, where she wore a questionable blonde wig and skin-tight outfit.

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5 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Goyder backs workers' wage growth

The head of Australia's biggest private employer says improved productivity does not have to come at the expense of workers' wages. Wesfarmers chief executive Richard Goyder, one of the country's highest-paid company bosses, also suggested yesterday he had little right to advocate wage cuts for low-paid workers.

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9 hrs ago | WebCPA

OECD Recommends Approach to Combating Corporate Tax Avoidance

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has released its first set of recommendations for a coordinated international approach to combat tax avoidance by multinational enterprises, under the OECD/G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting Project. The OECD and the Group of 20 finance ministers hope to create a single set of international tax rules to end the erosion of tax bases and the artificial shifting of profits to jurisdictions to avoid paying tax.

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13 hrs ago | Sydney Morning Herald

OECD pushes for new tax rules

A new report by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development recommends that companies be forced to report their earnings and the tax they pay in every country they operate. The OECD released on Tuesday a set of recommendations designed to tackle profit shifting and tax avoidance by multinational corporations, before the G20 finance ministers meeting this week.

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14 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

Accused granny rapist out on bail

A MAN accused of breaking into a grandmother's home, tying her up with duct tape and raping her has been released on bail. The 21-year-old Townsville man allegedly broke into the 64-year-old's home with his face covered by a bandage and eye holes cut out.

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14 hrs ago | Townsville Bulletin

Cairns, Townsville in sports stoush

The final report of the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia, tabled on September 4, recommended an institute of tropical sports and medicine be based in Townsville, Cairns or Darwin. "Cairns, Darwin or Townsville could conceivably host an institute for tropical sports and medicine, each having strengths in terms of their capacity to host the institute," the report said.

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16 hrs ago | Business Times

Japan, China, South Korea finance chiefs to meet on sidelines of G20: Japan official

The official said the finance ministers and central bank governors from the three countries will exchange views on macroeconomic conditions and regional financial cooperation.

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21 hrs ago | The Age

Assistant Minister David Kempton's luxury junket provided by wind farmer

A Queensland assistant minister has not declared hospitality at a proposed luxury resort site owned by a wind farm developer despite promoting the wind farm, defending its developers and later officiating at the resort's opening. Queensland Assistant Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs David Kempton received accommodation and a barbecue on the site of a proposed five-star lakeside outback lodge on remote far north Queensland cattle station Crystalbrook last year.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

ABC News

Joe Hockey rebuffs suggestions of a property bubble

ELEANOR HALL: The Federal Treasurer has rebuffed suggestions of a property bubble in Australia. Joe Hockey told a business forum in Sydney that Australian house prices have surged because there's not enough supply to meet demand.

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Bloomberg

G-20 to Discuss Near-Term Global Demand, Official Says

Group of 20 officials meeting this week will probably discuss whether there are additional steps they can take to counteract the lack of demand in the global economy, a Canadian finance department official said. The official, speaking to reporters in Ottawa on condition of anonymity, said policy makers are concerned the lack of near-term global demand may be weakening growth.

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Northern Territory News

Cheeky lot could stir up the audience

TV presenter Amanda Pernechele, media personality Katie Woolf, high end boutique store owner Silvija Majetic, criminal lawyer Nicola MacCarron and model Cassie Valastro could be potential stars for the Real Housewives of Darwin A GROUP of glamorous Darwin women and their croc skin Chanel handbags could be the new stars of the latest instalment of the Real Housewives reality television franchise. The Real Housewives of Darwin is a roughie at $21 to become the latest Australian spin-off series of the American show which follows the lives of affluent housewives residing in various cities.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

ABC News

G20 Cairns: Taste a nation

As global finance leaders converge on Cairns this week, cafes and restaurants of far north Queensland have come together to show off the so called tastes of the tropics. Twenty finance ministers and central bank governors, around 1,000 delegates and 300 local and international media are expected in Cairns this week.

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NEWS.com.au

Man ordered to stay away from his own dog

A QUEENSLAND man has been ordered to have no contact with his dog as he faces serious animal cruelty charges for what he allegedly did to the disobedient canine. A SOUTHEAST Queensland mosque has been the target of anti-Islamic attacks, with a community leader saying people are now afraid to go out in public.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

NEWS.com.au

Police test strategies at Cairns G20 summit

HUNDREDS of specialist officers have been deployed to the far north for the finance ministers' meeting in the first rollout of full-scale security procedures. A FEMALE high school teacher has been barred from her profession after it was revealed she engaged in group sex with ex-students.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Penninsula News Review

Experience of a lifetime

Colin Bishop and Alex Dombroski are two teens who shared a life experience this past summer that most people their age haven't. Bishop and Dombroski, both 17, traveled to Cairns, Australia as Youth Ambassadors with the Sidney Sister Cities Association.

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Examiner

Details for Penny Royal submitted

RESTAURANTS, cellar doors, chocolatier, cliff climbing gym, gondola chairlift and skyrail - the overhaul of the Penny Royal site just got one big step closer. RESTAURANTS, cellar doors, chocolatier, cliff climbing gym, gondola chairlift and skyrail - the overhaul of the Penny Royal site just got one big step closer.

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The Baltimore Sun

BoE's Carney to return to UK early for Scotland vote

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney will leave a meeting of Group of 20 finance ministers and central bank governors early next week in order to be back in Britain in time for the result of Scotland's Sept. 18 independence vote.

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NEWS.com.au

Bus carrying elderly crashes down ravine

A KENYAN ex-presidential candidate told his TV star wife he was saving their three-year-old son from aliens after he punched him in the stomach the night he died, a Brisbane court has heard. UPDATE: AFL bosses have dropped the idea of using a live lion as pre-match entertainment after a mauling from animal lovers and footy fans.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

TaxZone

OECD to present first BEPS - deliverables'

The OECD will reveal on 16 September its first recommendations for international action to tackle "base erosion and profit shifting" . The stated aim of the BEPS project is to provide governments with "clear international solutions for fighting corporate tax planning strategies that exploit gaps in existing rules and allow profits to 'disappear' or shift to low/no tax locations".

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Northern Territory News

Strict bail for sailor facing kill charge

A SAILOR accused of causing the death of a man in Darwin is banned from drinking and cannot contact witnesses, including a navy colleague, while on bail. Queensland magistrate Sandra Pearson yesterday approved the extradition of 23-year-old Cairns man Jayson Kelly to the Northern Territory, where he will face a charge of manslaughter in relation to the death of a 68-year-old man last month.

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