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15 November 2017 3:13 AM Nick Kyrgios nominated for Newcombe Medal

Tennis Australia announced Kyrgios, Ashleigh Barty, Daria Gavrilova, John Peers and Jordan Thompson were all in the running for Australian tennis' highest honour. Kyrgios made the final of the Cincinnati Masters and was a big part of the Australian Davis Cup team's run to the semi-final. "We look forward to honouring the contribution of our tennis stars 13

11 November 2017 10:59 PM Palaszczuk slams One Nation on sex claims

Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk has described as "complete nonsense" One Nation's "atrocious" claims over the controversial Safe Schools program. The party's state leader, Steve Dickson, on Saturday claimed primary school students were being taught how to masturbate under the program. "We are having little kids in grade four at school, young girls being 13

7 November 2017 11:52 PM The Perth suburb where 89 per cent of kids go to private schools

Parents in Perth's most elite suburbs are still choosing to send their children to private schools despite a statewide swing towards public education. New data obtained by WAtoday shows that while more Perth parents still send their primary-age children to government schools, a majority of schoolkids transfer to a private or Catholic institution for high school 17

27 October 2017 4:33 AM Marriage survey looms as Coalition for Marriage door knocks Templestowe homes

THE Coalition for Marriage is holding a last-minute doorknock in Templestowe tomorrow ahead of the final deadline for voting in the marriage equality survey. The survey closes on November 7, with results to be published eight days later on the Australia Bureau of Statistics’ website. The event is expected to attract about 20 volunteers with similar events 14

23 October 2017 1:41 PM Turnbull 'determined' to address NBN issues

Malcolm Turnbull insists one complaint about the national broadband network is one too many and has vowed to address consumer concerns about the service. His comments came as the man responsible for the national rollout blamed a 'land grab' by internet retailers for the one-in-four Australians unhappy with the speed of their fast broadband connection 19

23 October 2017 7:13 AM Canberra baseballer Mitch Edwards weighing up scholarships following USA tour

"Yeah it was a fairly successful trip, I got a lot of interest from different colleges and I'm looking to go to a junior college where I'll definitely play then transfer to a big school," Edwards said. "The process from here is to just keep in touch with the colleges, provide videos and keep them up to date on what I'm doing and then sign a scholarship 17

22 October 2017 1:44 AM Aussie teacher on her knees when shot in Kenya

The lawyer of an Australian teacher killed in Kenya claims she was the victim of a targeted attack not a botched robbery. Her lawyer George King'ori has rejected claims the attack was a random robbery gone wrong as the angle the bullet hit her indicates she was likely on her knees pleading for her life when she was shot, the ABC reported. "There were markings 26

19 October 2017 8:04 AM Fadi Ibrahim's bail upheld after wife and business partner found acceptable people to post bail

Fadi Ibrahim has avoided a return to prison after a magistrate ruled his wife and business partner were acceptable people to provide $2.2 million to secure his bail. Mr Ibrahim, 43, was released from Sydney's Silverwater Prison last month after his friend and business partner Benjamin Scott put up a mortgage of $1.46 million on his Vaucluse home and his Mr Ibrahim's 13

16 October 2017 11:11 PM Man's body found after being swept away in floodwaters near Gympie as wife watched

A man's body has been found after his car was swept off a flooded causeway near Gympie in south-east Queensland overnight. The 67-year-old man disappeared in front of his wife when he went to retrieve their car from floodwaters in Mary's Creek about 7:00pm last night. Gympie Mayor Mick Curran said conditions had been very difficult and his thoughts are with the man's 19

16 October 2017 6:26 PM Ophelia: Three dead as storm batters Ireland, UK braces for 'impactful weather'

Three people have died as Tropical Storm Ophelia battered Ireland's southern coast, knocking down trees and power lines and whipping up 10-metre waves. Over 360,000 homes and businesses were without electricity with another 100,000 outages expected by nightfall local time, Ireland's Electricity Supply Board said, describing it as an unprecedented event 16