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Indigenous Australians criticise Abbott's comments on white settlement — Prominent Indigenous Australians, including the chair of the Prime Minister's own Indigenous Advisory Council, have criticised the Prime Minister's statement that white settlement is the defining moment in Australian history. Tony Abbott made the comment while launching the 100 Defining Moments in Australian History at Canberra's National Museum.
Aug 29, 2014

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Aug 29, 2014

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Papua New Guinea's Mount Tavurvur volcano erupts back to life — Updated August 29, 2014 11:46:28 A major volcanic eruption in Rabaul on Papua New Guinea's East New Britain Island has left residents concerned for their safety. The eruption came from Mount Tavurvur which destroyed the town of Rabaul when it erupted simultaneously to nearby Mount Vulcan in 1994.
Aug 29, 2014

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Sonic boom from PNG's Mount Tavurvur shocks local hotel owner — Updated August 30, 2014 13:48:18 Susie McGrade, the owner of Rabaul Hotel close to Mount Tavurvur, was speaking to The World live on Friday night when the volcano emitted one of its sonic booms. Read the story here. Source: ABC News | Duration: 59sec

Victoria's Education Department defends senior official Sonia Sharp over link to Rotherham sexual abuse scandal in UK — Updated August 30, 2014 11:51:08 Victoria's Education Department has defended a senior official who has been implicated in shocking child sexual abuse scandal in Britain. An independent report released this week blamed police and local authorities in Rotherham for failing to prevent the sexual exploitation of at least 1,400 children over a 16-year period.
Aug 29, 2014

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ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) — Bacon is becoming a boutique industry and a prize-winning one for Canberra businesses.

Actor Bill Kerr dies at home in Perth, aged 92 — Updated August 29, 2014 16:19:15 Celebrated actor Bill Kerr has died at his home in Perth aged 92. Mr Kerr was born in South Africa and raised in rural New South Wales. He achieved international fame on British radio in the late 1940s, billed as The Boy From Wagga Wagga, and went on to work on Hancock's Half Hour.

South Australia, ACT reject Federal Government's offer to fund $250m school chaplaincy program — Updated August 29, 2014 23:02:27 South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory have rejected the Federal Government's offer to fund a school chaplaincy program worth nearly $250 million, after non-religious counsellors were excluded from the scheme. Across the nation 580 of the 2,300 school counsellors working for the chaplaincy program are not religious and will not be funded next year.
Aug 29, 2014

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Naked man tasered after allegedly assaulting police officer in Brisbane's West End — Updated August 29, 2014 13:11:03 A naked man was tasered by police officers after allegedly cycling into a car before "crash-tackling" a female police officer into a van in Brisbane's West End. Officers were called after the man was seen acting erratically near the corner of Browning Street and Boundary Street at West End about 8:00am.
Aug 29, 2014

Video: Naked man clashes with police in Brisbane's West End before being tasered. @ABCNewsBrisbane

Aug 29, 2014

A 22/yo naked man who clashed with police at West End this morning granted bail in a Brisbane court.

Aug 28, 2014

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Google tests prototype drone in Queensland; Warwick farmer has dog food, chocolate delivered — Updated August 29, 2014 20:42:36 Google's prototype drone delivery system, Project Wing, has been successfully tested in Queensland, with a Warwick farmer the first to place an order - for dog food and chocolate. Project Wing was developed by Google X, a major technological advancement facility owned by the search engine giant.

Amidst war and terror, are the 'better angels of our nature' on show? — 2014 has been an awful year for news: the disappearance of one Malaysian plane, the shooting down of another, the looming possible war between Russia and Ukraine, the rise of the fanatical, merciless so-called Islamic State, and the spread of ebola have just been part of an almost uninterrupted diet of news media misery.

Shoppers threaten to boycott ALDI after it pulls Roald Dahl book containing word 'slut' off shelves — Posted August 29, 2014 17:13:28 Shoppers have threatened to boycott the supermarket chain ALDI after it pulled a Roald Dahl book containing the phrase "dirty slut" off its shelves. ALDI Australia removed the book, Revolting Rhymes, after complaints about offensive language, namely when the Prince says to Cinderella: "Who is this dirty slut?
Aug 29, 2014

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Seeing the beauty: Afghanistan’s other side — Seeing the beauty: Afghanistan's other side With its long history of conflict, Afghanistan's name conjures images of desolation, deprivation and death. But there is always another side, even in such a troubled landscape and Afghan journalist Bilal Sarwary has been documenting it in images on social media.