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Boomers rebound against Canada in Perth

The Boomers received a much-needed confidence boost ahead of the basketball World Cup after recording a 81-73 victory over Canada at Perth’s RAC Arena on Saturday night. Australia was under pressure after suffering an unexpected 20-point thrashing at the hands...

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Boomers rebound against Canada in Perth

The Boomers received a much-needed confidence boost ahead of the basketball World Cup after recording a 81-73 victory over Canada at Perth’s RAC Arena on Saturday night. Australia was under pressure after suffering an unexpected 20-point thrashing at the hands...

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Women

Women

Can a man write about a situation that concerns women in our society? I guess we are about to find out. The photo used to illustrate this article was chosen because it well represents, in my eyes, the amount of grit that is thrown the way of women … so

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A conga line of bludgers: Prince Charles (part 7)

A conga line of bludgers: Prince Charles (part 7)

By Dr George Venturini  

On 6 February 2015 Prince Charles started an official tour of Gulf countries including Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, in addition to Jordan. On 12 February the Prince visited Qatar and the U.A.E., where he meets the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy

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God, Guns and Video Games

God, Guns and Video Games

The din struck by videos of the gaming variety; its forced causal link (always alleged, never proved) to altering conduct, continues its relentless march across the discussion forums in the United States and beyond. The almost casual butcheries – actual, not as opposed to digital – have gone on unabated,

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St Paul — and Israel Folau — in Context

St Paul — and Israel Folau — in Context

The rugby player Israel Folau most likely compiled his list of sinners for whom Hell awaits from St Paul’s first epistle to the Corinthians, 6:9 (below from King James Bible), although similar warnings are to be found  in Romans 1:18-32 and Galatians 5:19-21:

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall

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Abbott at CPAC: The Delusion Continues

Abbott at CPAC: The Delusion Continues

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott spoke at CPAC Australia recently, and his remarks deserve some deconstruction. His level of self-awareness is as high as ever, and he continues to live in a parallel universe from the rest of reality.

First, Some Framing: The Media

The opening lines of the sourced piece

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They don’t want freedom – they want dominion

They don’t want freedom – they want dominion

According to the Universal Declaration of Rights:

“The freedom to observe and practise religious faith protects the inherent dignity of individuals, acknowledging the autonomy of individuals to make decisions about the way they live their lives.”

Yet many religious people want to deny that individual autonomy to others.  They don’t just

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The Campaign to Destroy Equal Voice

The Campaign to Destroy Equal Voice

Even during Question Period, it’s unusual for every seat in the Canadian House of Commons to be occupied. But, over four days in April, a not-for-profit organization called Equal Voice Canada held its second annual conference there and filled the chamber with politically active young women from every region of

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Latest News

Boomers rebound against Canada in Perth

The Boomers received a much-needed confidence boost ahead of the basketball World Cup after recording a 81-73 victory over Canada at Perth’s RAC Arena on Saturday night. Australia was under pressure after suffering an unexpected 20-point thrashing at the hands...

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World News

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Men behind a large Ethiopian flag wave flags of Sudan as they celebrate the transition to civilian rule [Ahmed Mustafa/AFP]

Sudan‘s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government.

The landmark

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Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatist forces stand by a tank during clashes with government forces in Aden [File: Fawaz Salman/Reuters]

Southern separatists have vacated key public buildings in Yemen’s port city of Aden that they had recently captured from forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, exposing divisions

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Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

Insect cuisine is growing in popularity. Ancient traditions are mixed with modern flavours to make the environmentally-friendly menus more appetising to new consumers.

The end results are dishes like ant larvae grilled in garlic and cilantro sauce or fried stink bugs served with a side of guacamole.

Around the world,

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Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Men behind a large Ethiopian flag wave flags of Sudan as they celebrate the transition to civilian rule [Ahmed Mustafa/AFP]

Sudan‘s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government.

The landmark

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Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatist forces stand by a tank during clashes with government forces in Aden [File: Fawaz Salman/Reuters]

Southern separatists have vacated key public buildings in Yemen’s port city of Aden that they had recently captured from forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, exposing divisions

read more
Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

Insect cuisine is growing in popularity. Ancient traditions are mixed with modern flavours to make the environmentally-friendly menus more appetising to new consumers.

The end results are dishes like ant larvae grilled in garlic and cilantro sauce or fried stink bugs served with a side of guacamole.

Around the world,

read more
Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Men behind a large Ethiopian flag wave flags of Sudan as they celebrate the transition to civilian rule [Ahmed Mustafa/AFP]

Sudan‘s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government.

The landmark

read more
Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatist forces stand by a tank during clashes with government forces in Aden [File: Fawaz Salman/Reuters]

Southern separatists have vacated key public buildings in Yemen’s port city of Aden that they had recently captured from forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, exposing divisions

read more
Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Men behind a large Ethiopian flag wave flags of Sudan as they celebrate the transition to civilian rule [Ahmed Mustafa/AFP]

Sudan‘s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government.

The landmark

read more
Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatist forces stand by a tank during clashes with government forces in Aden [File: Fawaz Salman/Reuters]

Southern separatists have vacated key public buildings in Yemen’s port city of Aden that they had recently captured from forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, exposing divisions

read more
Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Men behind a large Ethiopian flag wave flags of Sudan as they celebrate the transition to civilian rule [Ahmed Mustafa/AFP]

Sudan‘s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government.

The landmark

read more
Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatist forces stand by a tank during clashes with government forces in Aden [File: Fawaz Salman/Reuters]

Southern separatists have vacated key public buildings in Yemen’s port city of Aden that they had recently captured from forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, exposing divisions

read more

World News

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Sudan protest leaders, military sign transitional government deal

Men behind a large Ethiopian flag wave flags of Sudan as they celebrate the transition to civilian rule [Ahmed Mustafa/AFP]

Sudan‘s main opposition coalition and the ruling military council have formally signed a final power-sharing deal, paving the way for a transition to a civilian-led government.

The landmark

read more
Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Separatists withdraw from key posts in Yemen's Aden

Members of UAE-backed southern Yemeni separatist forces stand by a tank during clashes with government forces in Aden [File: Fawaz Salman/Reuters]

Southern separatists have vacated key public buildings in Yemen’s port city of Aden that they had recently captured from forces loyal to President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, exposing divisions

read more
Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

Mexico Cuisine: Edible insects growing in popularity

Insect cuisine is growing in popularity. Ancient traditions are mixed with modern flavours to make the environmentally-friendly menus more appetising to new consumers.

The end results are dishes like ant larvae grilled in garlic and cilantro sauce or fried stink bugs served with a side of guacamole.

Around the world,

read more

Business & The Economy

City of Sydney: Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

City of Sydney: Sustainability Engagement Coordinator

Division: CITY LIFE  Unit: SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS   Section:  SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAMS  Salary:  AUD $53,790 per annum plus Superannuation Employment status: Term Contract – until June 2022 Employment arrangement: Part Time – 18.12...

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Australian property in context

Australian property in context

For the average Australian, the local property market has been riding a bit of a rollercoaster. For the wealthiest investors of the world, Australia is hot property. That’s according to Knight Frank, which produces the Prime Global Cities Index every quarter. Five cities downunder ranked in the top 32 for

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The border nobody wants

The border nobody wants

This week on The Money Cafe, Alan Kohler and James Kirby discuss the following: The Irish Brexit: The border nobody wants Hong Kong protesters and the stock market: Is this the end of Hong Kong capitalism? Is Magellan putting an end to LICs? Why AMP is still sticking with aligned financial

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Ask Alan: 15 August 2019

Ask Alan: 15 August 2019

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Environment

The other road toll we can no longer ignore

The other road toll we can no longer ignore

We are confronted daily in the media with the violent and deadly results of crashes on our roads and the tragedy that befalls those involved.

Seat belts, improved vehicle design, drink driving legislation and other measures have seen the number of road deaths decline from a high

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