Tassie scoops Lion’s share at Australian Academy of Cinema, Television and Arts awards

Tassie scoops Lion’s share at Australian Academy of Cinema, Television and Arts awards

TASMANIA has been the big winner at Australian film and television’s night of nights as Lion – the life story of Hobart businessman Saroo Brierley – scooped the pool picking up 12 awards. After beginning the year with six Oscar and four Golden Globe nominations and two BAFTA wins, Lion took out Australian Academy of Cinema, Television and Arts (AACTA) awards for best film, best direction, best supporting actor (Dev Patel) and actress (nicole Kidman), as well as best adapted screenplay, among others. As fellow nominee Stephen Curry had predicted…

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Trump's Jerusalem decision draws mixed reaction in Australia

Trump's Jerusalem decision draws mixed reaction in Australia

Posted December 06, 2017 19:17:26 Photo: There are fears the move could set back Israeli-Palestinian peace talks and lead to protests in the region. (Reuters: Ronen Zvulun) Related Story: Trump to go ahead with Jerusalem move despite ‘red line’ warning Related Story: Trump’s Jerusalem recognition announcement will damage drive for Middle East peace Donald Trump’s impending move to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been welcomed by an Australian-based pro-Israel group but criticised by Palestinian-Australians. Key points: Australian Zionist group hopes Australia follows the US lead Palestinian advocate…

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Abt puts di Grassi in the shade at Hong Kong ePrix

Abt puts di Grassi in the shade at Hong Kong ePrix

For most of his Formula E career he has watched his Audi Sport ABT Schaeffler teammate Lucas di Grassi take the plaudits, but at Sunday’s Hong Kong ePrix it was Abt who stood tallest on the podium. The German driver looked destined to finish runner-up in the second race at the opening weekend of the 2017/18 Formula E season as Edoardo Mortara, Venturi Racing’s rookie driver, led the way for much of the race. But disaster struck for the Italian with two laps remaining as he spun his car allowing…

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'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday dies at 74

'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday dies at 74

Updated December 06, 2017 18:17:10 Photo: Johnny Hallyday’s death left “the whole country” in mourning, French President Emmanuel Macron said. (AP: Zacharie Scheurer) Johnny Hallyday, France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century and an icon who packed sports stadiums and all but lit up the Eiffel Tower with his pumping pelvis and high-voltage tunes, has died. He was 74. Key points: Johnny Hallyday was France’s biggest rock star for more than half a century President Emmanuel Macron paid tribute to the 74-year-old performer Hallyday was treated for…

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How subscription boxes play on your mind — and empty your wallet

How subscription boxes play on your mind — and empty your wallet

By Louise Grimmer, University of Tasmania, and Gary Mortimer, QUT Posted December 06, 2017 17:06:25 Photo: Subscription boxes can be exciting, but be mindful of how they affect your purchasing decisions. (Flickr: Terri Oda, CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Related Story: How pokies hijack your brain until you don’t even care about winning Everyone can relate to that excitement of ripping open a present or the anticipation before discovering what a package in the post contains. In fact, the rush of good feeling is very similar to what gamblers experience and it’s…

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