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Two teens escape Darwin juvenile detention

TWO teenage boys are on the run after escaping from Darwin’s juvenile detention centre. THE two 16-year-olds broke out of the Don Dale facility just before 8pm on Sunday, police said. Acting Duty Superintendent Brendan Muldoon said they were cut by security fencing as they fled and may seek medical …

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Capex data weaker than Treasury hoped

RECENT business capital expenditure figures were on the low side of Treasury’s expectations, but not enough to alter its broader economic budget forecasts, a Senate committee has been told. THE overall 4.4 per cent drop in the March quarter capital expenditure, in data released last week, was on the lower …

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Global tax system in need of updating

Libs fighting over gay marriage vote DIVISION has emerged within Coalition ranks as more frontbenchers voice support for a free vote on gay marriage. Others aren’t happy, and they’re speaking up. The stories you need to know today WHAT is wrong with this picture? Photos posted by the son of …

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Married At First beats MasterChef

REALITY dating show Married At First sight was denounced before it even made it to air and now it’s a surprise hit for the Nine Network. DUBBED car-crash TV because viewers simply can’t look away, Married At First (1.116 million) was third on OzTAM’s overnight ratings. It attracted more viewers …

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Labor wants inquiry into new arts fund

Unstoppable: Playboy Bogdan parties on A MURDER suspect may have slipped through the fingers of Australian police, partying with drugs and prostitutes — and our cops are powerless. Cold snap: It’s officially freezing IF you thought it was cold this morning, you weren’t wrong. Much of the country is in …

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‘Walking’ fish could reach Australia

AN invasive foreign fish that can crawl across land and survive out of water for up to six days could make it to Australia, researchers fear. SCIENTISTS from James Cook University (JCU) have been closely monitoring the movements of the climbing perch from Papua New Guinea, which has already reached …

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Islamic schools face government scrutiny

Cold snap: It’s officially freezing IF you thought it was cold this morning, you weren’t wrong. Much of the country is in the grip of a wintry blast and it’s not over. This is how cold it got. RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today WHAT is wrong …

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Qld govt to abolish all racing boards

Cold snap: It’s officially freezing IF you thought it was cold this morning, you weren’t wrong. Much of the country is in the grip of a wintry blast and it’s not over. This is how cold it got. RUSH HOUR: The stories you need to know today WHAT is wrong …

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Families losers in budget: ANU analysis

A SECOND independent analysis of the federal budget shows many households with children will lose disposable income. THE Australian National University analysis, which adopted “conservative assumptions”, found that changes to family tax benefits are unlikely to be offset by what the government says are second-round positive impacts, such as its …

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