The power play behind the rainbow flag: How the PM made it through this year

The power play behind the rainbow flag: How the PM made it through this year

Updated December 08, 2017 00:13:39 Photo: Malcolm Turnbull has made it to the end of the parliamentary year … just. (ABC News: Marco Catalano) Related Story: Turnbull is at his weakest and the conservatives are circling Related Story: Turnbull hates this banking inquiry, but it had to happen Some months back, Malcolm Turnbull struck back at his doubters. “Just because you don’t know the plan, doesn’t mean there isn’t one,” he told a gathering in Canberra defiantly. Well, for much of this year, that plan’s been very hard to see…

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Royal Croquet Club 'regroups' for Adelaide Fringe after a difficult year

Royal Croquet Club 'regroups' for Adelaide Fringe after a difficult year

Posted December 07, 2017 16:41:11 The popular Royal Croquet Club (RCC) venue will return to Adelaide’s Riverbank in 2018 despite its founders suffering severe financial losses from other ventures in the past year. It lost more than $1 million staging a pavilion at a Chinese beer festival — an event initiated by the Adelaide City Council. RCC’s parent company, The Social Creative, was later placed into voluntary administration. It highlighted the difficulties new businesses have when trying to expand and diversify and left a cloud hanging over the event’s future….

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When can same-sex couples lodge their Notice for Intended Marriage?

When can same-sex couples lodge their Notice for Intended Marriage?

Updated December 07, 2017 21:34:03 Same-sex marriage legislation has passed the House of Representatives after weeks of debate and months of campaigning during the postal survey. So when will same-sex couples be able to start officially planning their nuptials? Here’s a quick look. Key points The reforms will commence on December 9 The Attorney-General will update marriage forms and certificates As of Saturday, same-sex couples will be able to lodge a Notice of Intended Marriage form Attorney-General George Brandis has given a clear indication Earlier, there was an understanding that…

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Farthest monster black hole found

Farthest monster black hole found

Image copyrightRobin Dienel Image caption Quasars are some of the brightest objects in the UniverseAstronomers have discovered the most distant “supermassive” black hole known to science. The matter-munching sinkhole is a whopping 13 billion light-years away, so far that we see it as it was a mere 690 million years after the Big Bang. But at about 800 million times the mass of our Sun, it managed to grow to a surprisingly large size such a short time after the origin of the Universe. The find is described in the…

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Disgraced anchor Matt Lauer’s wife Annette Roque steps out without wedding ring as her father says couple is done

Disgraced anchor Matt Lauer’s wife Annette Roque steps out without wedding ring as her father says couple is done

FORMER US Today show host Matt Lauer and his wife have reportedly stepped out without their wedding rings. The New York Post reports that Annette Roque, 52, was photographed jewellery-free overnight as she visited a grocery store in the Hamptons. Camera IconMatt Lauer and Annette Roque in 2004. Picture: SplashPicture: SuppliedThe Dutch-born mother-of-three was spotted not wearing her wedding ring as she dropped off her children at school. Ms Roque’s father, Henri, 76, said, “Everybody feels betrayed” after the sexual misconduct claims against Lauer. “I have no words for her…

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