China accuses Turnbull of undermining 'foundation of mutual trust'

China accuses Turnbull of undermining 'foundation of mutual trust'

Posted December 09, 2017 01:20:26 Video: Malcolm Turnbull revealed the proposed laws at a press conference at Parliament House (ABC News) China says it has lodged an official complaint over Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s declarations on foreign interference in Australia’s affairs. Key points: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced new treason and espionage laws, citing media reports about Communist Party interference China’s foreign ministry spokesman said Mr Turnbull’s remarks were prejudiced against China Beijing said the reports of Chinese interference in Australia’s democracy were wrong China’s foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang…

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What the court documents reveal about Geoffrey Rush's defamation action

What the court documents reveal about Geoffrey Rush's defamation action

Updated December 09, 2017 00:50:00 Video: Geoffrey Rush says the Daily Telegraph created “irreparable damage” to his reputation (ABC News) Related Story: Geoffrey Rush files defamation suit over Daily Telegraph’s ‘demeaning claims’ The defamation suit filed by Geoffrey Rush against The Daily Telegraph claims the newspaper made him out to be a “pervert” and “sexual predator” with their “KING LEER” headline. The 66-year-old actor has launched defamation proceedings against the tabloid, with a statement of claim filed in the Federal Court on Friday. The documents also allege that Rush was…

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Lateline has finished but what will replace it?

Lateline has finished but what will replace it?

Updated December 08, 2017 21:26:10 Photo: ABC presenter Emma Alberici on the Lateline set during the show’s final week. (ABC News) Related Story: Journalists reflect on 28 years of Lateline Related Story: When Lateline presenters decided to stop wearing ties When Lateline debuted on February 13, 1990, colour television was only 15 years old. I was about to start my journalism career at Melbourne’s Herald Sun. The photographers I worked with had to bring their film canisters back to the dark room on Flinders St and wait for the pictures…

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Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Narwhal escape: Whales freeze and flee when frightened

Image copyrightM P Heide Jorgensen Image caption These unicorns of the sea may face more human disturbance as sea ice declines in The ArcticScientists who fitted heart rate-monitoring tags to Arctic narwhals have discovered a strange paradox in how the animals respond to threats. When these tusked whales are frightened, their hearts slow, but at the same time they swim quickly to escape. Scientists say the response could be “highly costly” – because they exert themselves with a limited blood supply. The findings are published in the journal Science. Image…

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How to handle a disappointing ATAR or OP

How to handle a disappointing ATAR or OP

ONE in three university graduates say their ATAR has had no effect on their career outcome. The new survey finding is a reminder to Year 12 students preparing for the release of their scores on next week that their ATAR is not the be all and end all of their career prospects. Truth-Serum, on behalf of Open Universities Australia, surveyed Australians aged 18 to 40 who graduated from university in the past three years and found 38 per cent believed their ATAR “did not impact where I am in my…

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