Is your child a reluctant reader? Here's one way to get them into books

Is your child a reluctant reader? Here's one way to get them into books

Updated July 08, 2017 11:13:38 Photo: A group of Year 6 girls from North Perth Primary School started a book club after being inspired by the boys. (ABC News: Louise Merrillees) Harry Potter instead of Gone Girl. Apple juice instead of champagne. More and more children’s book clubs are springing up in an attempt to get kids into reading. Oliver Diaz and his friends in Year 6 at North Perth Primary School hold their book club every few months. Oliver’s mum Halesha Diaz said she came up with the idea…

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George Pell spotted in Singapore ahead of Melbourne court appearance

George Pell spotted in Singapore ahead of Melbourne court appearance

Updated July 08, 2017 19:57:01 Cardinal George Pell has been filmed by a member of the public on a stopover in Singapore, apparently on his way back to Australia. Pell is due to face court in Melbourne later this month on historical sexual assault charges. Victoria Police have alleged the charges involve multiple complainants. A member of the public filmed a casually dressed Pell sitting outside an ice-cream shop before asking if he was innocent. “I just called my mother and she wants to know if you are innocent,” the…

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Waratahs crash to home loss against Argentina's Jaguares

Waratahs crash to home loss against Argentina's Jaguares

Updated July 08, 2017 23:01:49 Photo: For the dwindling band of Tahs supporters, the loss was a depressingly familiar story. (AAP: Dean Lewins) Related Story: Not all gloom and doom as Reds pip Brumbies The hellish Super Rugby campaign of the Waratahs has continued, as they crashed to a 40-27 home loss to the Jaguares, in the Argentinian team’s first match on Australian soil. The Jaguares scored five tries to three at Sydney Football Stadium, ruining the final home appearance of Waratahs stalwarts Dean Mumm and Rob Horne. It was…

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Nelsan Ellis, 'True Blood' actor, dead at 39

Nelsan Ellis, 'True Blood' actor, dead at 39

Nelsan Ellis, the actor who lit up the screen on HBO’s vampire drama “True Blood,” has died at age 39. The cause of death was complications from heart failure, his manager, Emily Gerson Saines, told CNN. Ellis had roles in several movies during his career, including “Get on Up,” “Lee Daniels’ The Butler” and “The Help.” But he was best known for his performance on “True Blood” as Lafayette, a cook and medium whose tell-it-like-it-is attitude made him a favorite among the television show’s fans. HBO said in a statement…

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The earth has moved for super

The earth has moved for super

DID the money world move for you last week? As the largest collection of rule changes in a decade shook the superannuation sector, most Australians were oblivious to them. Unless you earn a huge income or have more than $1.6 million in savings, most of the July 1 super overhaul has little immediate negative impact, but there a few areas that everyone should look at. It’s a worry that many people pay little attention to super, despite the fact that it will be their second-largest asset after their home. And…

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