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2 hrs ago | Reuters

Climate change signals the end of Australian shiraz as we know it

Young Australian vintner Nick Glaetzer's winemaking-steeped family thought he was crazy when he abandoned the Barossa Valley - the hot, dry region that is home to the country's world-famous big, brassy shiraz.

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6 hrs ago | Reuters

Uncertainty reigns in Australian parliament as mining king holds sway

It took mining magnate Clive Palmer only three days to show Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott just how uncomfortable life can be in a parliament in which he holds the balance of power.

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11 hrs ago | New Scientist

Australia is drying out thanks to our emissions

Australia is drying out, and it's largely our fault. The south-west of the country can expect to see average annual rainfall drop by 40 per cent compared with the mid-20th century, and a new model suggests that the main cause is human greenhouse gas emissions.


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15 hrs ago | The Age

Australian round-the-world sailors relieved to see the finish in Clipper race

After 40,000 nautical miles, almost 11 months, six continents and a few heart-stopping moments, Daniel Ho has finally joined an elite group of round-the-world sailors.


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18 hrs ago |

Will Clive kill the economy?

IF you live in the bush you'll die three years younger than if you live in the city because of poor access to healthcare.


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22 hrs ago | Yahoo!

Carbon tax puts senators in spotlight

New Senate crossbenchers will again be centre-stage this week when the government seeks their backing to repeal the carbon tax.


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Sat Jul 12, 2014

The Advocate

Delta Therapy Dog Sammy a celebrity

BEST PAW FORWARD: Sammy, with the help of his owner Jo Cox and Delta Therapy Dogs North West coordinator Claire Curtis signs a copy of Dogs That Make A Difference at the book launch yesterday.


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Sydney Morning Herald

Rivers of gold: Raids take shine off alleged scam that has cost taxpayers an estimated $200m

When the illicit river of gold was discovered, it was believed to be one of Australia's largest tax fraud operations.


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Free Republic

Brisbane (Australia) hits coldest temperature in 103 years

If you are lucky enough to be reading this from the comfort of your blankets, it might be best to stay there, as Brisbane has hit its coldest temperatures in 103 years.


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Setback in bid to bring murder suspect to justice

THE children of murder victim Graziella Dailler are seeking a Coronial inquest into her death and want those who break domestic violence intervention orders to be electronically monitored.


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Fireball as Russian space junk 'belly flops' to Earth above Australia

A fireball the size of a small truck, which shot through the sky over Australia Thursday night, was space junk from Russia's Soyuz rocket, astronomers said.

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No place for radical extremists: Bishop

The government will do everything it can to ensure Australians don't become radicalised overseas and bring their extremist views back home, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says.


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Fri Jul 11, 2014

The Age

Carbon tax chaos: how it all went wrong

Labor's price on carbon remains despite Tony Abbott's vow to kill it off in the first week of the new Senate.


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Australian sheep punched, stamped on and...

Footage showing sheep being violently abused by shearers -- including being punched in the face and hit with tools -- was condemned Friday by Australia's Agriculture Minister as "exceptional and cruel".


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Russia Taday

Mystery 'meteor' burning over Australian sky baffles eyewitnesses

A bright object that dazzled in the sky over Australia left people confused. Social media was abuzz with the pictures of the mystery fireball, with users claiming it was either a plane crashing into the ocean or a 'meteor.'

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McGill Reporter

Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery

The discovery of a split-second burst of radio waves by scientists using the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico provides important new evidence of mysterious pulses that appear to come from deep in outer space.


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ABC News

Royal commission into sex abuse: Former DPP backs prosecutor's advice to drop Volkers sex charges

A former New South Wales director of public prosecutions has backed advice that sexual abuse charges against swim coach Scott Volkers should not have been be reinstated.


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'Bamboo ceiling' hampering Asians in Australia

A "bamboo ceiling" exists in Australia for Asians entering positions of power in business, education and politics, the country's race discrimination commissioner has suggested.


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Science Daily

Low back pain? Don't blame the weather

Sudden, acute episodes of low back pain are not linked to weather conditions such as temperature, humidity, air pressure, wind direction and precipitation, researchers have determined.


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Thu Jul 10, 2014

Russia Taday

Outrage as Australian judge says incest, pedophilia 'may be accepted' by society

An Australian judge has incurred the wrath of child protection and gay rights advocates after stating that incest and pedophilia may no longer be considered taboo - just as gay relationships are now more accepted than they were in the 1950s and 60s.


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