Backpacker tax rate slashed in government back down

The Australian government has flinched on its proposed 32.5% rate of so-called backpacker tax. Working holiday maker age to increase though.

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Teenager attacked by shark said new nets are a waste of money

SharkSmart team chase away 3.5 metre great white after 17-year-old becomes latest surfer to fall victim at Ballina.

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NSW floods crisis continues and another drenching on the way

Natural disaster zone likely to be declared in central NSW. Damage already into tens of millions with further heavy rain expected later this week.

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McDonald’s Monopoly to feed the homeless goes viral

Macca’s have given their McBlessing to a social media campaign to give Monopoloy winnings to the homeless.

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Half of Australia agree with Pauline and want Islamic migration banned

Half of Aussies agree with right-wing xenophobe Pauline Hanson that Muslim migration into the country should be stopped, survey reveals.

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Birth of Chiko Roll controversy rocks Aussie parliament

A three-way regional war of words has erupted in the chambers of Australian power… over the humble Chiko Roll.

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Uber self-driving cars are here… this is what it’s like to ride in...

VIDEO: Funky but just a bit freaky. Can you trust a computer to swerve out of the way or slam on the brakes?

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Labor introduces same-sex marriage bill to parliament

Labor and Greens table seperate marriage equality bills, both pushing for a parliamentary vote to settle the issue without the government’s proposed same-sex marriage plebiscite.

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Aussie still mourns his twin who died in the 9/11 terror attacks

“Part of me died that day too, you know that because part of me is with you now. These days don’t get easier, I truly thought they would. I’m glad they don’t.” – Stuart Knox

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Post-Brexit Australia-UK free trade agreement steps welcomed by Austra...

ABCC heralds the Australian Trade Minister’s visit to the UK this week as an important step for Australia and the United Kingdom as they develop a clearer understanding of the impact of the UK’s referendum to leave the EU.

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Eurotrip – what languages should you learn?

By speaking with the locals in their mother tongue, you’ll be able to fully test your skills and absorb the language even faster.

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Aussie bomb-making teen was under influence of UK jihadist

Encrypted documents contained photos with the titles: “Make a Bomb in the Kitchen of your Mom”, and “Pressure Cooker Backpack Bomb with Switch Detonator”, the prosecution argued.

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Aussie top model’s racy Bras ‘N’ Things ad pulled fo...

Australian model Simone Holtznagel says people offended by her Playboy underwear ad are “prudes” who need to find some “real porn” to watch.

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Second Brit dead from Australian hostel knife attack

Thomas Jackson, the man described as a hero who was critically injured while trying to protect Mia Ayliffe-Chung as she was murdered in an horrific stabbing attack, has also died.

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Greens say ‘no’ to same-sex marriage plebicite

“A plebiscite will be harmful, it’ll be divisive, it’ll be expensive and we should never put questions of human rights to an opinion poll,” Senator Di Natale said.

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