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Olivia Newton-John tributes continue;  Sydney train industrial action continues;  Matt Kean becomes NSW Deputy Leader;  Trump's Mar-a-Lago home raided by FBI;  ACTU economic plan revealed

Olivia Newton-John tributes continue; Sydney train industrial action continues; Matt Kean becomes NSW Deputy Leader; Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home raided by FBI; ACTU economic plan revealed

Staying with the Chinese ambassador’s first-ever address to the National Press Club, and Xiao Qian says US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to Taiwan represents a “serious violation” of his country’s One China principle. As many of you will know, Beijing has fired 11 ballistic missiles towards Taiwan and has carried out simulated attacks …

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South Coast line train services canceled as industrial action continues

Rail commuters from the Illawarra are urging the government and unions to reach a final agreement so trains can return to normal after weeks of disruption. Key points: Unions will down tools from 10am till 4pm today, but Transport for NSW says the impact on services will last until 8pm Unions want a commitment in …

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Talking about and planning for death could make life easier for those left behind

Talking about and planning for death could make life easier for those left behind

Your wishes for what will happen after you die are vitally important but only a third of Australians have made plans about how they would like their lives commemorated in the event of their deaths. Death has lingered around Della Muscat since she was a young girl. The 36-year-old, who grew up in Mackay and …

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The Loop: Donald Trump's home raided by the FBI, tributes pour in for Olivia Newton-John, Black Sabbath reunites and Google goes offline

The Loop: Donald Trump’s home raided by the FBI, tributes pour in for Olivia Newton-John, Black Sabbath reunites and Google goes offline

Hi there. It’s Tuesday, August 9 and you’re reading The Loop, a quick wrap-up of today’s news. Let’s get you up to speed: Former US president Donald Trump released a statement saying his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, was being raided by FBI agents on Monday night, local time The circumstances of the raid …

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Chinese ambassador to Australia says Beijing will use ‘all necessary means’ for Taiwan ‘unification’ | China

China’s ambassador to Australia has warned Beijing is prepared to use “all necessary means” to prevent Taiwan from being independent, saying there can be “no compromise” on the “one China” policy. Xiao Qian on Wednesday repeatedly blamed the US for the recent escalation in tensions. China’s decision to launch ballistic missiles in live-fire exercises in …

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IBAC says MPs are compromising ongoing corruption investigations

IBAC says MPs are compromising ongoing corruption investigations

IBAC has interviewed Premier Daniel Andrews in at least two investigations, including one into Labor’s “unethical” culture. It has publicly called for more funding and removing the power of the government of the day to set its funding, both of which the opposition has committed to. Shing was appointed minister for water, regional development and …

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A grieving family says South Australia’s health system is broken after man’s death while waiting for ambulance

The family of a South Australian man who died while waiting for an ambulance on Monday night says the state’s health system is ‘broken’. Key points: Andrew died on Monday evening from cardiac arrest while waiting 42 minutes for an ambulance His family remembers him as a loving father of two and says the system …

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Shorter hospital stays solution to elective surgery backlog, new analysis finds

Shorter hospital stays solution to elective surgery backlog, new analysis finds

Paul Murgatroyd, 46, chose the short-stay option – only staying in hospital one night – following his right hip replacement in June. The prospect of recovering in his own home at Allambie Heights, with his wife’s home cooking, three children and pet labrador was considerably more appealing than the bed, food and ambience a hospital …

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Activists lose challenge to NSW laws banning secret filming of animal cruelty | australia news

Animal rights activists have lost a landmark high court case against New South Wales laws criminalizing the use of secretly recorded vision from farms and abattoirs, which they said prevented their attempts to blow the whistle on animal cruelty and abuse. The state, through its Surveillance Devices Act, makes it a criminal offense to use …

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