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3 hrs ago | Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Doctors as dealers: Australia's opioid habit

In the last few years prescriptions of opioids for chronic pain have skyrocketed creating a new wave of drug addicts.

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6 hrs ago | The Age

Watts going on? Electricity use falls

We know the two great certainties in life are death and taxes, but many thought there was a third: the inexorable rise in consumption of electricity.

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7 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Protest against Fiji leader in Australia

Fiji coup leader Voreqe Bainimarama's campaign rally in Sydney was met by a protest Saturday, as the military strongman prepares for the Pacific state's first election in eight years.

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11 hrs ago | NEWS.com.au

Fears for caretaker after factory fire

UPDATE: POLICE say it may be another day before they can find out whether anyone died in a huge factory fire in central Victoria.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

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Parents of tree surgeon injured after falling from tree in Australia thank fundraisers for support

The 25-year-old from Sandhurst was left in a critical condition after falling from the tree in an area near Sydney.

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Bega District News

Kezie Apps selected in Australian Jillaroos squad

Bega's Kezie Apps is taking the world of women's full contact rugby league by storm, quickly progressing from regional representative duties to this week being named in the Australian Jillaroos squad.

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Times of Oman

BP plans to invest $9b in Australia exploration

Melbourne: BP, the operator of the biggest oil refinery in Australia, plans to spend A$10 billion this decade expanding its filling station network and developing oil and gas projects such as the Browse venture.

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ABS-CBN News

Singapore, Australia to boost intelligence-sharing on jihadis

Australia and Singapore vowed Friday to enhance intelligence sharing in the face of growing fears about the threat posed by jihadist citizens returning home after fighting in Syria and Iraq.

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Inhabitat

Rammed Earth Walls and Louvered Canopies Protect Craigieburn Library From the Intense Australian Sun

When you live in place as hot as Australia , it can be hard to stop yourself from switching on air conditioning.

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West Australian

Santos hikes dividend as gas price rises

The pain of rising gas prices for Australia's east coast consumers has been Santos shareholders' gain in the form of a 33 per cent dividend hike.

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Related Topix: Oceania, World News, Papua New Guinea

Thu Aug 21, 2014

New Scientist

Swelling Australian cities harbour ever bigger spiders

As if Australia's spiders weren't big and scary enough, it turns out denser, busier cities are allowing some of them to grow even bigger.

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Related Topix: World News, Entomology, Science

The Age

'The trucks are s--t, I don't want to kill somebody': ex-Transpacific driver

A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to accidentally kill someone.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Google not looking at Australian banking

Google has no plans to take on the nation's big banks in payments by launching its "digital wallet" in the domestic market, says Australian managing director Maile Carnegie.

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Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

Opposition lawmakers have heckled South African President Jacob Zuma during a parliamentary session in which questions were raised about more than $20 million in state spending on the president's private home.

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Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

A Facebook photo of the 14.5-foot albino crocodile locals of the Northern Territory of Australia dubbed 'Michael Jackson.'

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KCBD-TV Lubbock

Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have... By The Associated Press Associated Press Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, ... (more)

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NEWS.com.au

It's time to fire up, Australia

COMMENT: A national whinge feast won't fix the budget or fire up growth; there's only one way to do that ... unleash your inner mongrel.

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Science Daily

Orb-weaving spiders living in urban areas may be larger

A common orb-weaving spider may grow larger and have an increased ability to reproduce when living in urban areas.

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BenzConnection

Australia's Joss Supercar Not Dead Yet, Company Turns To Crowdfunding

Australians are well known for their love of performance cars but in a few years the country's auto industry will be almost non-existent, with the remaining plants of Ford, Holden and Toyota located there all scheduled to close before the end of 2017.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

ABC News

PM defends 'Team Australia' term and expects everyone to be on it

TANYA NOLAN: The Prime Minister says it was foolish for some Islamic community leaders to boycott his recent meeting with them.

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