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Australia fires: Death toll rises as fires sweep across three states

From BBC One person has died and another is missing as wildfires continue to burn across three Australian states. In New South Wales, sudden southerly winds fanned the flames of more than 100 blazes and fire officials said a man…

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Australia: Hundreds of koalas feared burned alive in out-of-control bushfire near Port Macquarie

From The Guardian UK Blaze around Lake Innes and Lake Cathie in northern NSW has destroyed more than 2,000 hectares and spread smoke haze to Sydney Hundreds of koalas are feared to have died in an out-of-control bushfire in northern New…

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Four-year-old boy survives ‘dry’ snake bite on family’s Sunshine Coast property

ABC Sunshine Coast By Owen Jacques From ABC Au Key points Jaxon Bird, four, rushed to hospital with a suspected eastern brown snake Eastern brown snakes are found across Queensland, NSW and Victoria They are ‘dangerously venomous’ and responsible for…

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A 4-year Australian study of 1500 people finds no evidence that cannabis helps to treat pain

By CHRIS PASH From Business Insider The study published in the journal Lancet Public Health found those using cannabis had greater pain and anxiety, were coping less, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life. There has been…

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Cotton company reaped $52m windfall in sale of water rights to government

By Anne Davies From The Guardian UK Deal with Eastern Australia Agriculture, which was done without a tender, raises questions over taxpayer value One of Australia’s largest cotton companies, Eastern Australia Agriculture (EAA), sold water rights to the federal government…

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Australia: Privatisation gravy train rolls on

By Michael West From There’s no work like government work. Look what dropped out of the tree: the guide to the consultants’ gravy train 2012 to 2016. This is just NSW privatisations mind you. The mind boggles at how…

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12-year-old boy tried to drive solo across Australia before being stopped

BY JOHNNY LIEU From MASHABLE Driving across Australia, of all places, isn’t something you do on a whim. Yet that was the plan for one kid, who was stopped by police after driving 1,200 kilometres (745 miles) from the country’s…

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NSW power sale profits could end up in Cayman Islands

By Michael West From The Sydney Morning Herald A goodly chunk of the future corporate profits from the NSW power sale are destined to wend their merry way to the Cayman Islands. This is probably why the winning bidder – a…

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Details of review by EY of the Cayman Islands Civil Service

At a Government Press Conference on Friday May 16th the details of the review of the Civil Service to be executed by Ernst & Young (EY) who were appointed at a cost of over $155,000 was announced. The Civil Service…