Pollsters get it right with Le Pen and Macron through to runoff

Pollsters get it right with Le Pen and Macron through to runoff

Updated April 24, 2017 10:09:13 Video: Marine Le Pen says she will defend France against globalisation (ABC News) Related Story: Macron, Le Pen to face off in battle for French presidency Related Story: What French voters think about the presidential candidates France has delivered a few firsts with this history-making election. The first presidential vote to be held while France is under a state of emergency and the first time no major party is in the runoff. But in the end there were few surprises. The pollsters — often brutally…

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Silence is golden for retailers this Anzac Day

Silence is golden for retailers this Anzac Day

Anzac Day is approaching, meaning for many a visit to the Shrine and a day off work. While many people will need to head to the shops for food and drinks, don’t expect the the supermarkets to roll out an Anzac Day campaign. The launch of the Raise a Glass initiative at the Kent Hotel in 2009. Peter Cosgrove, centre, with Stephen Finney from the RSL, Ray Kelly of Legacy and John Ston from VB.  Photo: Darren PatemanWoolworths was criticised two years ago for inviting Australians to upload photographs of individuals affected by World War…

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How Molly cut Logie winner Sam off

How Molly cut Logie winner Sam off

IT was meant to be the feel good finale to what had been a feel-the-love Logies. But if ever there was a man that was going to steal Molly star Samuel Johnson’s Gold Logie-winning moment it was Molly Meldrum. Such is the ongoing drama of Meldrum’s life and the very obvious effects of his brain injury after a fall from a ladder in 2011, that the musical guru missed all the cues to get off the stage and let Johnson have his spotlight. Johnson had taken to the stage earlier…

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Emotional beach tribute to Laeticia

Emotional beach tribute to Laeticia

HUNDREDS of people have turned out at Singleton south of Perth, for an emotional beach tribute to teenage shark attack victim Laeticia Brouwer. The young surfer died on a family trip to Esperance over Easter, when she was attacked by a shark believed to be a great white while surfing at Kelp Beds. Her devastated father Leon, who rushed to her aid after the attack, mother and two sisters hugged each other and one of Laeticia’s surfboards on the beach, as about 80 surfers paddled out into the waves and…

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Federal Government to reverse community legal funding cuts

Federal Government to reverse community legal funding cuts

Updated April 24, 2017 00:44:29 The Federal Government will restore funding to the community legal sector in the May budget, abandoning cuts outlined in previous budgets after a backlash from the legal sector. Key points: The sector had been preparing for a 30 per cent funding cut commencing July 1 The National Partnership Agreement currently provides around $42m to the community legal sector each year Senator Brandis sought to blame the expected funding shortfall on cuts outlined by the previous ALP government The sector has been preparing itself for a…

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