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Stafford collection tells untold story of Aboriginal man's role in Australian political history

abc.net.au — Updated October 02, 2014 07:23:45 A collection of letters and photographs that tell the story of a Gamilaroi and Darug man, who was the personal driver for 11 prime ministers, has been donated to the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS).
Oct 02, 2014

RT @EJGriffiths: Story of the Aboriginal man who was personal driver for 11 prime ministers and very close to Sir Robert Menzies abc.net.au/news/2014-10-0…

Oct 02, 2014

Story of the Aboriginal man who was personal driver for 11 prime ministers and very close to Sir Robert Menzies abc.net.au/news/2014-10-0…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @abcnewsCanberra: A new collection tells the story of an Aboriginal man who was the personal driver for 11 PMs ab.co/1tigCP2 pic.twitter.com/1bwKpYooCT

Oct 01, 2014

RT @abcnewsCanberra: A new collection tells the story of an Aboriginal man who was the personal driver for 11 PMs ab.co/1tigCP2 pic.twitter.com/1bwKpYooCT

Oct 01, 2014

RT @abcnews: Stafford collection tells untold story of Aboriginal man's role in political history as personal driver for 11 PMs ab.co/1tigCP2

Laneway 2015 lineup announced

abc.net.au — The full St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2015 lineup has been unveiled. And it's killer.. Just 3 words: We love music. triple j is the place for the best new music from around Australia & the world. Listen via radio or stream triple j online
Oct 01, 2014

Shiiiiiiiit! That's one helluva @lanewayfest lineup next year. I'm already stressing about the timetable clashes! tripj.net/1E1GCH1

RBA flags house price intervention before end of the year

abc.net.au — The Reserve Bank board has revealed it's preparing to take radical steps to cool Australia's housing market before the end of the year. Last week the board said it was considering restrictions on lending to head off an investor-fuelled spike in house prices.
Oct 02, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: #RBA prepares to take radical steps to cool Australia's housing market before the end of the year ab.co/1rNZ5ll #ausbiz

Chinese law expert says Beijing hardening its line on Hong Kong protests

abc.net.au — Tens of thousands of demonstrators are threatening to ramp up their protests if Hong Kong's political leader does not resign by the end of today. Demonstrators have blocked the streets of Hong Kong for nearly a week now and today protestors rallied outside the office of the chief executive to call for his resignation.
Oct 02, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: Beijing is hardening its line on Hong Kong protests, says Chinese law expert @bingling06 ab.co/1tj5Zvh

Burka-clad visitors to Parliament House to be made to sit in glass-enclosed galleries

abc.net.au — Posted October 02, 2014 14:50:50 Muslim women who cover their faces will be forced to sit in a separate enclosed public gallery if they want to watch the proceedings inside Federal Parliament. Speaker Bronwyn Bishop and Senate President Stephen Parry have approved new rules at Parliament House applying to anyone wearing "facial coverings".

Pirates of the Caribbean to be filmed in Queensland; Johnny Depp a maybe

abc.net.au — Posted October 02, 2014 11:04:30 The fifth instalment of the Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise will be filmed in Queensland, although the presence of A-list actor Johnny Depp is yet to be confirmed. The state and federal governments collectively spent $21.6 million to secure the Walt Disney Studios production.
Oct 02, 2014

Has Campbell Newman relaxed Queensland's anti-pirates laws to attract Johnny Depp? ab.co/1E2nOan pic.twitter.com/1gyCMy8BmV

Quade Cooper to start for Brisbane City in National Rugby Championship as comeback from injury continues

abc.net.au — Updated October 02, 2014 14:57:22 Quade Cooper's quest to re-join the Wallabies gathered momentum after he was named in Brisbane City's starting XV for Friday night's National Rugby Championship (NRC) encounter against Greater Sydney Rams. Cooper returned from injury last Sunday with an appearance off the reserves bench in City's 29-13 win over Queensland Country at Ballymore , having been sidelined since mid-May following shoulder and hip surgery.
Oct 02, 2014

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Speaking your mind can be hard

open.abc.net.au — I care very deeply about the health of our minds. My grandmother was bi-polar and there has been a history of depression in our family. Not the stoic 'It's not what happens to you, it's how you handle it' rellies on one side but the more emotional, bendy ones on the other.

Bank debt ratios expose Basel's faulty risk weightings

abc.net.au — Updated October 02, 2014 15:04:27 'Keeping things simple' is shaping up as the latest regulatory nightmare for the big banks. Having spent the best part of four years coming to terms with a complex set of rules around their capital structure, the big banks could be facing something much scarier and costly - simple reforms, based on old fashioned ideas.
Oct 02, 2014

Great piece from @Stephen_Letts abc.net.au/news/2014-10-0… It's long, but a must read if you want to know why the big 4 banks aren't a safe bet

New Zealand fur seal suns itself on Sydney Opera House steps

abc.net.au — Updated October 02, 2014 14:10:51 A young New Zealand fur seal has been found sunning itself on the VIP boat steps near the Opera House on Sydney Harbour. Harbour Parks ranger Chad Weston says the healthy juvenile was reclining on the harbourside steps.

Former AFL star Jason Akermanis banned as coach of North Albury for four matches, three suspended, for cyber bullying

abc.net.au — Posted October 02, 2014 14:14:28 North Albury coach and former AFL star Jason Akermanis will be banned from the coaches bench in round one of the 2015 Ovens and Murray football season, after being found guilty of unbecoming conduct. Akermanis was found guilty of violating the AFL Victoria cyber safety policy by an independent tribunal led by chairman Wayne Taylor.

US officials urge calm over Texas Ebola case

abc.net.au — The Dallas hospital that received America's first Ebola victim has admitted that the man's travel from West Africa wasn't communicated to doctors who initially let him leave. Two days later he returned in an ambulance and is now in a serious but stable condition.
Oct 02, 2014

RT @amworldtodaypm: US patient contracted #Ebola while helping take a pregnant woman to hospital in Liberia ab.co/1rNS4RF

Racial Discrimination Act: Cory Bernardi, other senators accused of fanning prejudice over proposed changes to Section 18c

abc.net.au — Posted October 02, 2014 11:43:21 Labor has accused a group of cross-party senators of fanning the flames of prejudice with a new bill to remove some provisions from the Racial Discrimination Act. Family First senator Bob Day is leading the push for change and introduced his bill into the Senate this morning.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @timsout: It is strange to suggest those who cop racial abuse should welcome it for bringing bigotry out into the open abc.net.au/news/2014-10-0…

Big cuppa for Karumba

blogs.abc.net.au — We've got the Big Pineapple and the Big Mango here in Queensland. But what do you think of a big coffee cup? Apparently it could happen - in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The small town of Karumba has just been named the top fundraiser in the nation for the Cancer Council's Biggest Morning Tea, raising over $42,000.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @emmacillekens: We've got the Big Pineapple & the Big Mango - what do you think of a big coffee cup? It could happen: http://t.co/TtGYYf…

Indi voters to be investigated by Federal Police: AEC probes enrolment details for Cathy McGowan's seat

abc.net.au — Updated October 02, 2014 12:31:07 Voters in independent MP Cathy McGowan's electorate of Indi will be investigated by the Australian Federal Police after the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) found a number of laws may have been breached.
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