Turnbull under pressure after one year as PM

Turnbull under pressure after one year as PM

Updated September 14, 2016 00:17:08 Malcolm Turnbull will mark his first anniversary as Prime Minister by introducing the bill for a same-sex marriage plebiscite. But the only way that legislation can pass is with Labor’s backing and Bill Shorten is increasingly strident in his opposition to it. The Opposition leader told Parliament that in the lead up to the leadership change a year ago Mr Turnbull said he believed a free vote in Parliament was the best way to go. “Why are we led by a man who will, when…

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Nick Cave’s haunting document of loss (The West Australian)

Nick Cave’s haunting document of loss (The West Australian)

Harvey Rae –The West Australianon September 13, 2016, 4:45 pm Nick Cave in One More Time With Feeling, the film which documents the making of Skeleton Tree. Picture: Alwyn Kuchler ALBUM REVIEW Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds Skeleton Tree Bad Seed Ltd/Kobalt 4.5 stars Is Nick Cave a prophet? His psychic songs take a turn for the darker on 16th Bad Seeds album Skeleton Tree. “You fell from the sky, crash landed in a field near the River Adur,” begins opener Jesus Alone, a track reportedly written before Cave’s…

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Jihadists predicted to return to Australia as IS loses ground

Jihadists predicted to return to Australia as IS loses ground

Posted September 14, 2016 09:17:53 Photo: An estimated 100 Australians are fighting in Iraq and Syria, and experts fear they could bring the combat skills back here. (AFP: George Ourfalian, file) Security agencies are preparing for an onslaught of Australian jihadists returning from fighting with groups such as Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Key points: A report argues the number of jihadists seeking to return to Australia will rise as Islamic State suffers military defeats As many as 100 Australians are fighting in Iraq and Syria US and Russian…

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Russian hackers target Rio athletes

Russian hackers target Rio athletes

The World Anti-Doping Agency said Tuesday that Russian hackers broke into its database, stealing medical data of Olympic stars including gold medal gymnast Simone Biles and tennis player Venus Williams. The cyber criminal group known as “Tsar Team” and “Fancy Bear” publicly released some of the stolen data and threatened to leak more in the future. The same group is thought to have been behind the Democratic National Committee hack in June — which released sensitive political strategy and led to the resignation of the committee chairman. On the website,…

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Able bodied vs. Paralympians. Who wins?

Able bodied vs. Paralympians. Who wins?

Story highlights Paralympics gold won in WR time of 3:48.29 Olympics gold was won in 3:50.00 T13 athletes are visually impaired Competing in the Paralympics men’s 1500m T13 final on Monday for visually impaired athletes, the top four finishers all ran faster than 1500m Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz Jr. Abdellatif Baka of Algeria stormed to gold in a world record time of 3:48.29, followed by Tamiru Demisse of Ethiopia with silver and Henry Kirwa of Kenya with bronze. Remarkably Abdellatif’s brother Fouad, who just missed out on the podium with…

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