Justin Thomas holds his nerve for breakthrough PGA Championship win

Justin Thomas holds his nerve for breakthrough PGA Championship win

Updated August 14, 2017 09:44:13 Photo: American Justin Thomas shot a 3-under final round of 68 to win the PGA Championship. (AP: Chris O’Meara) Related Story: World watches in awe as Jason Day implodes at PGA Championship Justin Thomas has won the 2017 PGA Championship, sealing his win in the year’s final major by two shots at Quail Hollow. The 24-year-old from Kentucky — whose father is a club professional and whose late grandfather was a longtime professional who qualified for the 1962 US Open — has been in brilliant…

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'I still call Australia home-ophobic': Tim Minchin releases postal vote protest song

'I still call Australia home-ophobic': Tim Minchin releases postal vote protest song

Updated August 11, 2017 18:24:21 Video: Tim Minchin sings a version of Still Call Australia Home (ABC News) Australian comedian and musician Tim Minchin has entered the same-sex marriage postal vote debate with his typical comedic flair. In a video posted to his Facebook page, Minchin reworks the lyrics to the Peter Allen classic I Still Call Australia Home. Minchin sings: I’m always travelling, but wherever I stay People love Aussies, and they generally say They think we’re kind, fun and funny Tall, tanned and toned And a little bit…

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Calls for Victoria to reregulate 'unusually high' energy prices

Calls for Victoria to reregulate 'unusually high' energy prices

Updated August 13, 2017 14:08:49 Victorians are paying, on average, 21 per cent more than the cheapest price on offer for electricity and gas, according to a bipartisan review into the state’s electricity and gas retail markets that recommends regulating power prices again, eight years after they were deregulated. The recommendation is one of 11 measures put forward to drive down prices, protect consumers and “put people first”, Energy Minister Lily D’Ambrosio said. Any move to regulate power prices would require legislation and Ms D’Ambrosio said the Government would take…

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Russia showcases military might

Russia showcases military might

But this is not a military drill or combat training operation — it’s a spectator sport. The annual International Army Games involve 28 mostly non-NATO countries battling it out in dozens of competitions over two weeks to prove which nation has the most military might. Russia always comes out on top. The Russian team took first place in the medals table after Saturday’s final day, preserving a 100% record of victory since the games began in 2015. Kazakhstan and China took second and third place, with Iran and Venezuela also…

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Crucial negotiations begin in bid to pass media law reforms slashing license fees

Crucial negotiations begin in bid to pass media law reforms slashing license fees

Posted August 14, 2017 00:03:14 The Federal Government is entering a crucial stage of negotiations with the Senate crossbench over its proposed reform of media laws, with the legislation due to come before Parliament again this week. The suite of changes includes slashing license fees and scrapping the “reach rule” which prevents a single TV broadcaster from reaching more than 75 per cent of the population. Labor opposes some of the proposed measures in the bill, meaning the Government is relying on the support of the Senate crossbench to have…

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