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NSW State Reference Library renamed the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room

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One of Australia's leading libraries has honoured one of its greatest advocates, the former governor of New South Wales Marie Bashir. The State Reference Library of NSW will now be known as the Governor Marie Bashir Reading Room.... Read full article

Mum charged for 'slapping misbehaving son'

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A mother of three is "mortified" after being charged with common assault for allegedly slapping her four-year-old son twice in the face when he had a tantrum at the shops.... Read full article

Turnbull Wants Zuckerburg to Answer Questions in Australia

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull would "love" Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to be grilled by Australian lawmakers, he said Thursday, in the wake of revelations the tech giant allowed Chinese smartphone makers access to user data.... Read full article

You could be commuting from Melbourne to Sydney in 40 minutes (video)

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They always said the future was coming. A time when we'd look at shows like Futurama and The Jetsons and they'd seem completely normal to the present.... Read full article

Victorian man finds $16,000 in suitcase

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A good Samaritan has reunited a Melbourne man with a suitcase that had $16,000 cash inside, gaining $1000 as a reward.... Read full article

Prestons couple to be married by Microsoft

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A Prestons groom-to-be will organise his wedding using only the internet after winning a Microsoft competition. Michael Najm & his fiancee Jenny Romero, were the winners of the computer giant’s social experiment known as the ‘Microsoft Marry Me’...... Read full article

Facebook cited in 20% of U.S divorces‏

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When Facebook gets involved, relationships can quickly fall apart – as Hosni Mubarak and Muammar Gaddafi have discovered. But dictatorships are not the only ties being dissolved by social networking sites: now Facebook is increasingly being blamed...... Read full article

Indigenous Australians most ancient civilisation on Earth, DNA study confirms

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Claims that Indigenous Australians are the most ancient continuous civilisation on Earth have been backed by the first extensive study of their DNA, which dates their origins to more than 50,000 years ago.... Read full article

Australia world’s second best for human development: UNDP report

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Australia has been ranked the second best country in the world when it comes to human development. Australia sits ahead of the United States (third), the Netherlands, Germany, New Zealand and Ireland.... Read full article

'His name is Tony.. Tony Montana': Crime victim's mate's cheeky response to questions by journalists

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A 23-year-old tradesman from Preston in Melbourne woke up about 4am to the sound of two men allegedly using a grinder to cut his 4WD and $30,000 worth of building equipment from a tree so they could steal it.... Read full article

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