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'There will always be part of me that wants to go back to Ireland and give something back'
# Interview
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# Interview

'There will always be part of me that wants to go back to Ireland and give something back'

Dec 28th 2015, 8:20 PM 34,542 Views 6 Comments

Leaving one home for another – Trent Johnston on life after Ireland.

Police rushed to a 'domestic dispute' - but just found a man screaming at a spider
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# Australia

Police rushed to a 'domestic dispute' - but just found a man screaming at a spider

Nov 27th 2015, 9:06 AM 14,753 Views 27 Comments

New South Wales Police posted a transcript of their conversation with the man online.

Police rushed to a 'domestic dispute', but just found a man screaming at a spider
# Along Came A Spider
# Along Came A Spider

Police rushed to a 'domestic dispute', but just found a man screaming at a spider

Nov 26th 2015, 9:47 PM 3,878 Views 2 Comments

Same, TBH.

Meet the newest recruit to a police bomb squad in Australia
# Take A Break
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# Take A Break

Meet the newest recruit to a police bomb squad in Australia

Oct 27th 2015, 11:00 AM 16,112 Views 14 Comments

Boxer is joining New South Wales police.

Child's skeleton found in suitcase was daughter of murdered woman found 1,100 km away
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# Australia

Child's skeleton found in suitcase was daughter of murdered woman found 1,100 km away

Oct 21st 2015, 6:09 PM 38,014 Views 7 Comments

The baby girl’s mother’s remains were found five years ago on the far side of the country.

Four people arrested after police employee is shot dead by teenage boy
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# Sydney

Four people arrested after police employee is shot dead by teenage boy

Oct 7th 2015, 8:21 AM 16,326 Views 52 Comments

Authorities are treating the murder as an act of terrorism.

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers
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# Prevention

Government in Australia considers compulsory chemical castration for child sex abusers

Aug 27th 2015, 9:15 PM 18,357 Views 70 Comments

The New South Wales justice minister pointed to the number of paedophiles likely to re-offend soon after their release.

Contoversy in Australia over new film about kids with gay parents
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# Gayby Baby

Contoversy in Australia over new film about kids with gay parents

Aug 27th 2015, 9:09 AM 25,076 Views 175 Comments

“During school hours we expect them to be doing maths and English and curriculum matters.”

As usual, there was plenty of dirty hits in yesterday's State of Origin game
# Schemozzle
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# Schemozzle

As usual, there was plenty of dirty hits in yesterday's State of Origin game

Jul 9th 2015, 3:26 PM 8,053 Views 5 Comments

New South Wales lost their tempers badly.

It's so cold in this part of Australia that icicles are coming out of the tap
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# Super Cool

It's so cold in this part of Australia that icicles are coming out of the tap

Jun 26th 2015, 12:42 PM 29,890 Views 31 Comments

Yikes.

This woman has just been made to hand over €2 billion to her daughter
# Gina Rinehart
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# Gina Rinehart

This woman has just been made to hand over €2 billion to her daughter

May 29th 2015, 6:06 AM 49,935 Views 30 Comments

Gina Rinehart was ranked the 37th most powerful woman in the world this week by Forbes magazine.

'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales
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# Extreme Weather

'A lot of people have no where to call home': Three dead as storms hit New South Wales

Apr 21st 2015, 7:50 AM 13,177 Views 6 Comments

Five inches of rain fell over 24 hours.

Australian archbishop charged with concealing child abuse
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# Adelaide

Australian archbishop charged with concealing child abuse

Mar 17th 2015, 9:17 AM 9,614 Views 0 Comments

This relates to offences that were committed during the 1970s.

Santa Claus* saved a man from a burning building
# Santa Saves The Day
# Santa Saves The Day

Santa Claus* saved a man from a burning building

Dec 22nd 2014, 2:29 PM 1,190 Views 0 Comments

Okay, not the real Santa Claus.

Database of Irish who fought with Australians during WW1 goes online
# Waltzing Matilda
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# Waltzing Matilda

Database of Irish who fought with Australians during WW1 goes online

Oct 17th 2014, 5:41 PM 10,336 Views 19 Comments

The new resource comes as part of a collaboration between the Australian University of New South Wales and University College Dublin.

800 police stop Islamic State plan to 'behead random Australian'
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# New South Wales

800 police stop Islamic State plan to 'behead random Australian'

Sep 18th 2014, 7:54 AM 26,940 Views 175 Comments

The major pre-dawn operation resulted in 15 arrests.

Burglar caught on CCTV robbing a charity shop in a G-string
# Strung Out
# Strung Out

Burglar caught on CCTV robbing a charity shop in a G-string

Mar 7th 2014, 5:24 PM 1,815 Views 0 Comments

He wasn’t scantily clad for long, though. He robbed himself a Batman costume. As you do.

Australia shocked by extreme case of incest, sex abuse and child neglect
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# Disturbing

Australia shocked by extreme case of incest, sex abuse and child neglect

Dec 11th 2013, 11:18 AM 121,568 Views 142 Comments

Twelve children were removed from a farm in New South Wales after social workers and police found them living in squalid conditions. They soon discovered that 11 of them were born to related parents.

Soaring temperatures and dry winds hamper Australia firefighting effort
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# Bushfires

Soaring temperatures and dry winds hamper Australia firefighting effort

Oct 23rd 2013, 7:51 AM 4,111 Views 8 Comments

The crisis is now entering its seventh day. 200 homes have been destroyed, and one life has been lost.

Firefighters deliberately merge two blazes in Australia
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# Wildfires

Firefighters deliberately merge two blazes in Australia

Oct 22nd 2013, 7:51 AM 10,570 Views 42 Comments

Did you know? Prime Minister Tony Abbott is a volunteer local firefighter and worked through the night over the weekend with his brigade.

More than 200 homes destroyed as wildfires threaten Sydney outskirts
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# Australia

More than 200 homes destroyed as wildfires threaten Sydney outskirts

Oct 21st 2013, 7:23 AM 7,677 Views 22 Comments

Officials fear increasing temperatures and strong winds expected tomorrow and on Wednesday could help spread the fires.

Australian military investigates whether it is to blame for bushfire
# New South Wales
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# New South Wales

Australian military investigates whether it is to blame for bushfire

Oct 19th 2013, 10:31 AM 10,540 Views 18 Comments

Around 80 fires are burning across New South Wales, with about 20 of them uncontained.

Bushfires cause death and devastation in New South Wales
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# Bushfires

Bushfires cause death and devastation in New South Wales

Oct 18th 2013, 3:45 PM 6,841 Views 11 Comments

The bushfires across Australia’s most populous state are among the worst in the past decade.

Irish woman treated for stab wounds in Sydney
# Australia
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# Australia

Irish woman treated for stab wounds in Sydney

Oct 3rd 2013, 8:22 PM 19,378 Views 35 Comments

She was injured in the Australian city in the early hours of this morning.

Body found in Australian mountains believed to be missing Briton
# Gary Tweddle
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# Gary Tweddle

Body found in Australian mountains believed to be missing Briton

Sep 3rd 2013, 10:56 AM 9,978 Views 3 Comments

Gary Tweddle went missing seven weeks ago in the Blue Mountains area.

Streaker causes utter chaos in State of Origin decider
# In The Nip
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# In The Nip

Streaker causes utter chaos in State of Origin decider

Jul 17th 2013, 3:00 PM 6,179 Views 5 Comments

The series finale was interrupted by an uninvited guest.

O'Driscoll retakes captaincy as loosehead options slot straight in
# Moving On
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# Moving On

O'Driscoll retakes captaincy as loosehead options slot straight in

Jun 9th 2013, 12:59 AM 6,918 Views 9 Comments

Stuart Hogg will play out-half for the Lions as Owen Farrell and Jonathan Sexton rest up.

Giant flourescent pink slug discovered in Australia
# Sluggish
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# Sluggish

Giant flourescent pink slug discovered in Australia

Jun 3rd 2013, 7:00 PM 29,868 Views 36 Comments

The 1980s called and they want their slug back.

Nurse accused of setting fire to nursing home pleads guilty to killing 11 people
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# Sydney

Nurse accused of setting fire to nursing home pleads guilty to killing 11 people

May 27th 2013, 10:29 AM 9,241 Views 5 Comments

Roger Dean, a 37-year-old nurse who worked at the nursing home, pleaded guilty to 11 counts of murders on the first day of his trial.

NSW Government warns the public about 'travelling Irish conmen'
# Unfair Trade
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# Unfair Trade

NSW Government warns the public about 'travelling Irish conmen'

Feb 2nd 2013, 7:30 AM 24,555 Views 0 Comments

Two Irish tourists are due in court for allegedly posing as registered tradesmen to get work.

Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters
# Australia
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# Australia

Cooler weather aids Australia firefighters

Jan 9th 2013, 7:33 AM 4,024 Views 0 Comments

Firefighters are taking advantage of cooler temperatures to quell bushfires across Australia, but warn of hotter weather will return this weekend.

Australia bushfires rage in 'catastrophic' conditions
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Australia bushfires rage in 'catastrophic' conditions

Jan 8th 2013, 9:35 AM 6,071 Views 7 Comments

Wildfires raged across Australia’s most populous state today, threatening homes and triggering evacuations.

Australian visa rule changes will open country to more Irish skilled workers
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# Australia

Australian visa rule changes will open country to more Irish skilled workers

Nov 21st 2012, 11:05 AM 10,926 Views 18 Comments

New South Wales has made it easier for skilled migrants to settle there by expanding its Skilled Occupations List.

Australia seeks Irish mental health nurses and midwives
# Nurses
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# Nurses

Australia seeks Irish mental health nurses and midwives

Nov 13th 2012, 8:15 PM 8,731 Views 33 Comments

The New South Wales health board has launched a new recruitment drive for 70 Irish nurses.

Australia: Inquiry into Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal announced
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# Australia

Australia: Inquiry into Catholic Church child sex abuse scandal announced

Nov 12th 2012, 7:13 AM 4,534 Views 46 Comments

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a national inquiry into institutional responses to child sex abuse after a series of revelations.

Australian detective speaks out over Catholic Church sex abuse cover-ups
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# Australia

Australian detective speaks out over Catholic Church sex abuse cover-ups

Nov 9th 2012, 11:03 AM 5,603 Views 26 Comments

The premier of New South Wales has announced a special commission after a senior police official went public with allegations of a major cover-up.

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration
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# Polar Exploration

Frank Hurley’s Antarctica: images of early 20th century polar exploration

Jul 29th 2012, 7:45 AM 6,752 Views 9 Comments

The Australian photographer travelled to Antarctica six times, including as part of the ill-fated Endurance expedition led by Shackleton.

State of Origin: This beauty of a try helped New South Wales level the 2012 series
# Men At Work
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# Men At Work

State of Origin: This beauty of a try helped New South Wales level the 2012 series

Jun 13th 2012, 1:57 PM 358 Views 0 Comments

Seeking their first series title in seven years, New South Wales beat Queensland 16-12 in Sydney this morning.

Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia
# Koalas
# Koalas

Koalas listed as 'vulnerable' in parts of Australia

May 1st 2012, 2:40 PM 1,797 Views 3 Comments

Environment minister says koala populations are threatened by loss of habitat, urban expansion, dogs and disease.