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Amber Alert Issued After Four Children Snatched From Mackay

Police say the children aged three, four seven and eight are at significant risk NRL community rallying around family of the late Paul Green following his death Definition of coercive control to be streamlined It's Red Nose Day today Tommy Lee posts full-frontal nude on Instagram  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 11
Veteran Suicide Royal Commission Releases Interim Report

The Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran suicide has released an interim report, making 13 recommendations Aussies earning over 45 thousand dollars a year will have their taxes slashed in 2024 The NRL family is mourning the loss of former player and coach Paul Green And Nick Kyrgios has secured a seeding for the US Tennis Open See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 11
China Vows To Use 'All Necessary Means' To Take Taiwan

China vows to reunify their countries but has ceased military drills around Taiwan  Donald Trump invokes the fifth as he's probed by NY Attorney General  London children to be offered polio vaccine  Elon Musk sells Tesla shares ahead of Twitter court battle Meg Lanning confirms she's taking time off cricket for personal reasons   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 10
The Federal Government's 21 Million Dollar Covid-Safe Tracking App To Be Scrapped

The Federal Government is scrapping the controversial Covidsafe tracking app, during the pandemic it only identified two new cases and 17 close contacts China's Ambassador to Australia says Beijing has no plans to build a military base in the Solomon Islands An urgent recall has been issued for nearly 14 thousand Holden Commodore's with a manufacturing defect And Nick Kyrgios has advanced to the second round in Montreal See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 10
Olivia Newton-John's Family To Accept Offer Of State Funeral

Melb has been lit up in pink overnight to pay tribute to the Aussie icon Family missing in outback found safe and well Nancy Pelosi says Taiwan trip was worth it, despite China's anger  France is running out of mustard Serena Williams to retire from professional tennis   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 09
A State Funeral Offered For Olivia Newton-John As Tributes Pour In

Olivia Newton-John is being remembered as a symbol of triumph and hope after losing a 30 year battle with cancer. The aussie icon was 73 Household spending has increased for the 16th consecutive month by 10.2%, mostly on transport costs including petrol Indigenous leaders are criticising reality television shows for using the Acknowledgement of Country, claiming its unnecessary and condescending And Ricky Stuart has been suspended for one NRL match and fined $25,000 for insulting comments he made about a Penrith player See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 09
Dame Olivia Newton-John Passes Away Aged 73

The Aussie icon died at her ranch in Southern California surrounded by family and friends  Commonwealth Games wraps up in Birmingham Acting PM appeals for calm amid China tensions Kim K slams Kanye over Pete Davidson meme Kookaburras claim Australia's final gold at Comm Games  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 08
The Federal Government Backs A Pay Increase For Aged Care Workers

The Federal Government says it's prepared to cover any recommended pay increase for aged care workers, the case currently being considered by the Fair Work Commission The Foreign Minister is calling for stability to be restored in the face of growing tensions with China Australia's slow move towards electric vehicles is being blamed on the car industry's resistance to tightening emissions standards And pathologists are hoping a new self collect option will encourage more women to be screened for cervical cancer  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 08
Aussie Women Clinch Inaugural T20 Gold At Comm Games

Australia remains on top of the medal table Man to front court today over murder of three neighbours in North Queensland Qantas execs could soon be sorting luggage  Judith Durham to receive state funeral Top Gun: Maverick overtakes Titanic as seventh highest grossing film ever made See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 07
The Death Of An Australian Music Icon

The music world remembers Judith Durham as a singing great following her death at the age of 79.  Sydney commuters brace for further disruption as the rail union kicks off industrial action over safety concerns with the New Intercity Fleet.  The nation's sexual assault helpline expands to provide assistance to victims of workplace harassment. And Australia claims more gold at the Commonwealth Games as the sporting event draws to a close.             See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 06
Splendour In The Grass Attendee Dies From Meningococcal Disease Sparking Fresh Alert From NSW Health Over The Infection

A public health alert has been issued for meningococcal disease after a man who attended Splendour In The Grass died with the infection. A tight-knit community in far North Queensland is in mourning after a triple murder in Bogie.  NSW Liberal MPs are spending the weekend on the phones ahead of a vote for the Deputy leadership of the party next week.  And our Commonwealth Games swim team is back on home soil after a stellar campaign in Birmingham.  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 05
GP's Warning They Can No Longer Sustain Bulk Billing

A trip to the doctor could soon be more expensive with gp's warning they can no longer sustain bulk billing A 59 year old Queensland man has been charged following a mass shooting in rural North Queensland The Tamil asylum seeker family at the centre of a long running legal dispute has been granted permanent residency And Australia has 51 gold medals after day seven of the Commonwealth Games See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 05
Five Questioned Over Qld Triple Shooting

Police insist all people involved in the shooting in Bogie are known to each other Big Four pass on RBA'S rate hike in full  AFL apologises to Eddie Betts US basketball star Brittney Griner has been sentenced to jail in Russia  Lady Gaga confirm her role in JOKER 2 See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 04
Labor's Climate Policy Passes Its First Hurdle In The Lower House

The Federal Government's climate policy including a 43% emissions reduction target has made it through the lower house, 89 votes to 59 Almost half a million doses of a Monkeypox vaccine have been secured by the Federal Government, with 55 cases of the virus reported in Australia to date And all four big banks have now moved to pass on the Reserve Bank's half a percent interest rate rise See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 04
Aussies Nab More Gold In The Pool At Comm Games

Sam Short and Ariarne Titmus have both taken gold National Cabinet to discuss monkeypox outbreak Major banks yet to move on rate hike  Batgirl axed despite being in post production See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 03
The Greens Agree To Support The Government's Climate Bill

A win for the Federal Government with the Greens deciding to back their climate change policy which commits to slashing emissions by 43% this decade Australia's expert panel on immunisation has given the green light for high risk children between six months and five years to receive a Moderna Covid-19 vaccination A comprehensive new review of the Defence Force has been announced And a new study has found that getting more sun could be the only solution for people with a vitamin D deficiency  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 03
Another Aussie Gold Rush At The Comm Games

Mollie O'Callaghan took an upset win in the 100m freestyle All eyes on the major lenders to see if they'll pass on rate hike Cold front moving across southern Australia Man arrested for breaking into Windsor Castle while Queen was there Dev Patel breaks up knife fight in Adelaide  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 02
The Reserve Bank Raises Interest Rates For A Fourth Straight Month

The RBA has increased the official cash rate by 50 basis points to 1.85%, our highest rate since April 2016 New reforms for aged care have passed through parliament, including a funding overhaul and a star ratings system for facilities WA Premier Mark McGowan and billionaire Clive Palmer have been found to have defamed each other And Australian swimmer Emma McKeon has won her fourth gold medal of the Commonwealth Games  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 02
Kyle Chalmers Silences Critics With Comm Games Gold

Chalmers took out gold in 100m freestyle in Birmingham   RBA tipped to hike cash rate for fourth consecutive month Gas exporters hold crisis talks amid shortage fears Conjoined twins successfully separated in Brazil  Beyonce changes lyrics to new song amid 'ableist' backlash   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 01
Calls For Gas Market Intervention To Avoid Supply Issues

Unions are demanding intervention in the gas market following a new report showing producers are profiting at the expense of consumers The federal opposition is calling for the reduction in fuel excise to be extended beyond September to ease cost of living pressures Australia's beer tax is increasing by 4%, the biggest jump in more than 30 years And Emma McKeon has become Australia's most successful Commonwealth Games athlete See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Aug 01
Emma McKeon Most Successful Comm Games athlete of all time

She's nabbed an eleventh gold in the 50m freestyle  Anthony Albanese has recorded highest satisfaction rating ever for incoming PM  ACCC warns of more gas shortages across east coast Beer tax hike on the way  JLo headlines UNICEF concert for Ukrainian war effort   See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 31
Australia Loses One Of Its Music Legends

Indigenous music icon Archie Roach has passed away aged 66 The Greens support a push for an indigenous voice to the federal government Australia continues to dominate the Commonwealth Games The screen debut for Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes daughter Suri See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 30
The PM To Announce First Referendum In 20 Years

Anthony Albanese is set to speak in Arnhem land to ask Australians if they want to change the constitution to include an indigenous voice A dominant night in the pool for Australia at the Commonwealth games  Mixed results for the premiers in the AFL and NRL  Will Smith issues a personal apology to Chris Rock for that Oscars slapping incident See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 29
Consumers Warned To Brace For Rising Power Bills

Power bills are set to rise, data by the energy market operator revealing prices have already increased to unprecedented levels in the three months to June This year's flood damage is now the second costliest weather event in Australia, paying out more than two billion dollars so far An Australian couple has been injured after falling into a geothermal sinkhole And after a global backlash Instagram has temporarily abandoned a trial of its new look, full screen format  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 29
Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony Kicks Off In Birmingham

Malala Yousafzai welcoming athletes to her adopted home Sexual assaults have spiked over the pandemic  Foot and Mouth disease concerns at Royal Melbourne Show Neighbours wraps up after 37 years  Sebastian Vettel retires from F1  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 28
Australians Warned Inflation Will Peak Above 7% By The End Of The Year

The government has warned there's no quick fix to higher cost of living pressures with inflation expected to peak above 7% by the end of the year Legislation has been introduced to parliament to provide ten days of paid domestic violence leave New research shows when it comes to online abuse, women are the most likely victims And after 37 years on our screens, Australia's longest running TV soap Neighbours comes to an end tonight See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 28
Treasurer To Deliver Grim Economic Forecast

30bn to be wiped from Aus economy over three years  House prices are set to fall across capitals  Man charged over murder of German backpacker Simone Strobel  Miners in Angols uncover 170 carat pink diamond Beyonce's album Renaissance leaked  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 27
Australia Records Biggest Inflation Rate Rise In 20 Years

A jump in the price of food, housing, petrol and furniture has driven an increase in the inflation rate, the Consumer Price Index rising 6.1% over the year to June New data shows Covid infections are highest among 18 to 29 year olds. There's a fresh push to ban cigarettes in Australia following new legislation introduced in New Zealand And Nick Kyrgios has withdrawn from the Atlanta Tennis Open with a knee injury  See omnystudio.com/listener https://omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 27
More Hip Pocket Pain With Record Inflation Expected

Inflation tipped to sit above six per cent for June, prompting RBA to act  Blood testing shows almost half of all Aussies had Covid in June Somerton Man identified  Russia pulls out of International Space Station The Gray Man set to get sequel and spin off  See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 26
The GREENS Holding Support On Labor's Climate Policy For Now

Greens and Labor Head to Negotiating Table Over Emissions Reduction Targets NRL Club Apologises over Pride Jersey Fiasco Sanitation Floor Mats Rolled Out At Australian International Airports And Britney Spears And Elton John Join Forces See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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Jul 26