Australia

Mona Foma delivers captivating art, minus the hipsters

The Age - 10 min 30 sec fa
The lesser-known festival that spawned Dark Mofo was a sprawling, captivating affair.
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World's richest 1pc have double wealth of rest of us combined, says Oxfam

The Age - 13 min 52 sec fa
The charity claims 2153 billionaires had more wealth than 4.6 billion people in 2019.
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Violent storm brings hundreds of calls for help

Canberra City News - 14 min 32 sec fa
Pergola roof damaged by hail. Photo: ACT ESA

SINCE midday, the ACT ESA reports it has received 226 requests for assistance as severe storms cross Canberra. 

A car window smashed by hailstones. Photo: ACT ESA

The ACT State Emergency Service, ACT Fire & Rescue and ACT Rural Fire Service are working together to respond to hail and roof damage, electrical threats and localised flooding.

ACT Ambulance Service is attending to two people for minor injuries sustained during the storm.

Residents needing help for storm or flood damage should call 132500. In a life-threatening emergency call 000.

Photo: ACT ESA
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A ‘people sort of person’

The Age - 15 min 24 sec fa
Joan Dwyer, lawyer, philanthropist, tribunal member, and second chair of the Victorian Equal Opportunity Board, has died after an extended negotiation with cancer.
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Queensland donation law 'to silence charities', say groups

The Age - 24 min fa
Civil society groups including a church, legal organisations and conservationists will urge the Queensland government to amend its proposed political donation laws.
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Why the sports grants findings are so serious

The Age - 24 min 48 sec fa
Trust in government, which should be central to a healthy democracy, is at a historical low in Australia.
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Williams wants Court's record 'more than anything', says Davenport

The Age - 36 min 9 sec fa
Serena Williams hasn’t won a set in her four major finals since returning to the WTA Tour, but compatriot Lindsay Davenport believes the 38-year-old tennis great will pass Margaret Court’s record.
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When it comes to being a royal, there are certain non-negotiables

The Age - 45 min 48 sec fa
While the events of the past 10 days will undoubtedly have taken their toll on the 93-year-old monarch, Her Majesty's decisive action over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex not only reminds us who is boss - but why.
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Scientist defied his Xerox boss to invent laser printer

The Age - 46 min 13 sec fa
Gary Starkweather took inspiration in a statement reportedly made in 1929 by Albert Einstein: “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
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Theatre review: Anthem gives chorus to tangled lives

The Age - 46 min 51 sec fa
An ambitious collaboration from Performing Lines and the Arts Centre Melbourne captures the tangled, amorphous mess that is life today.
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Mills stars as Spurs sink Heat in NBA

The Age - 48 min 18 sec fa
Australia's Patty Mills has celebrated the NBA's first Indigenous People Night by playing a starring role in San Antonio's 107-102 win over Miami on Monday (AEDT).
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Gender neutral toilets in use for first time at Australian Open

The Age - 49 min 17 sec fa
The Australian Open has broken new ground by making gender neutral toilets available for use at Rod Laver Arena.
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Profile of a firefighter arsonist

The Age - 54 min 20 sec fa
Thousands of people have volunteered to help fight the bushfires, but a rigorous screening process is vital.
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'Forever in our hearts': Athletics world mourns Maurie Plant

The Age - 55 min 31 sec fa
The athletics world is grieving the loss of one the most significant figures in the sport, the manager, organiser and broadcaster, Maurie Plant.
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Hail hammers the inner suburbs

Canberra City News - 57 min 40 sec fa
Hail falls in Yarralumla. Photo: Janis Meikle

THE inner-south and the inner-south was slammed by hail early this afternoon in a day of predicted “severe thunderstorms”. 

The burst of hail was described by one householder as “noisy and bouncing everywhere.”

The Bureau of Meteorology suggest that amid a 95 per cent of showers (becoming less likely tonight), that possibly severe thunderstorms are likely.

 

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Former AMP chairman Simon McKeon joins NAB board

The Age - 59 min 32 sec fa
The former Australian of the Year noted criticism of the banking sector was 'well-founded', as he outlined plans to alter the bank from the inside when he starts next month.
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Trump's speech at Davos is putting chill down European spines

The Age - 1 ora 3 min fa
The last time Donald Trump spoke at Davos he foreshadowed an aggressive approach to ''unfair trade.'' China was the target but will it be Europe's turn now?
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'Such generosity': Authors for Fireys raises $500,000

The Age - 1 ora 9 min fa
The money has been given to state emergency services as well as charities assisting with Australia's bushfire crisis. 
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World leaders strike new cease-fire deal in Libya's civil war

The Age - 1 ora 12 min fa
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said there was "no military solution" to the 11-year conflict that followed the outsting of Moammar Gadhafi.
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'It's not a lot, but it's good what's happening': Court to be honoured next week

The Age - 1 ora 17 min fa
Controversial tennis champion Margaret Court will be honoured on centre court during the second week of the Australian Open for the 50th anniversary of her grand slam achievement.
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