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New dinosaur bones confirm species

Analysis of 100 million-year-old dinosaur bones from a sheep farm in central Queensland has confirmed the Australian dinosaur, Austrosaurus mckillopi, to be a distinct species. The new research, published in the Alcheringa journal of palaeontology, puts to bed speculation about the dinosaur’s existence. Swinburne palaeontologist Dr Stephen Poropat said before …

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School students in mix for Archibald Prize

A portrait made by 300 Sydney students using 11,000 tiny blocks, which is in the running for this year’s Archibald Prize, embodies the teachings of its subject. John Vallance spent 18 years as the headmaster of Sydney Grammar School advocating the benefits of collective learning and a liberal arts education. …

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Inquest uncovers horrors of Kimberley life

Life in Western Australia’s remote Aboriginal communities was repeatedly presented as a horrific dystopia throughout last week’s inquest into the suicides of 13 young indigenous people. But one story was particularly disturbing. WA Government child protection worker Rosalee Webb was talking about a 13-year-old Aboriginal girl who killed herself in …

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Aust in landmark anti-cancer funding deal

One of the largest anti-cancer research funding announcements outside of the US is about to be revealed in Melbourne. The research will involve anti-cancer medicine venetoclax, with the funding announcement to be made by federal Health Minister Greg Hunt and his Victorian counterpart Jill Hennessy on Thursday at the Walter …

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Facial recognition to take over passports

New technology will be rolled out at Australian airports which will eventually mean known passengers arriving in the country won’t have to produce passports. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton on Wednesday announced a new $22.5 million, three-year contract which will see 105 new smart gates rolled out, with more to come …

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Possum delays Brisbane morning trains

A possum has been blamed for mass delays across southeast Queensland’s train network. All trains apart from two tracks had been delayed in both directions from Roma Street Station, a Queensland Rail spokeswoman said on Thursday morning. The possum caused a fault on overhead power lines at the station about …

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Triggs ‘misguided’ on human rights: Bishop

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has criticised the outgoing Human Rights Commission president’s attack on the government’s human rights record as “misguided”. On her last day in the role on Wednesday, Gillian Triggs accused the coalition of being “ideologically opposed to human rights”, arguing they have regressed under her five year …

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North Korea could fire Victory Day missile

Australia is aware North Korea may use the anniversary of the end of the Korean War to fire another test missile. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the government is receiving reports that equipment is on the move to mark so-called Victory Day. “The Australian government’s position is to ensure no …

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Muesli boss allegedly murdered coworker

The elderly boss of a muesli company will reappear in court on Thursday charged with murdering a female colleague. Peter Pavlis, 75, is accused of killing 49-year-old Jennifer Borchardt who was found in a pool of blood by her boyfriend at her Richmond home on Tuesday. Pavlis is the founder …

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Tourist airlifted after Kakadu fall

A 70-year-old tourist has been airlifted to hospital after injuring her leg at the base of Jim Jim Falls at Kakadu. A CareFlight medical team was called in about 3.30pm on Wednesday and a doctor and nurse were winched down to treat the woman about an hour later. The woman …

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