I study at university with foreign students: here’s my solution to the language gap

By Alexander Gudic-Hay Updated May 13, 2019 17:30:13 Photo: The controversy over the language skills of foreign students hints at a much larger problem pervading the Australian psyche — the world should adapt to us, rather than us adapting to the world. (Unsplash: Banter Snaps) An investigation into foreign students attending Australian universities has found…
Shorten uses Budget reply to match tax cuts, reveal billions for cancer patients

Shorten uses Budget reply to match tax cuts, reveal billions for cancer patients

Updated April 05, 2019 00:00:45 Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has pledged billions to support cancer patients and promised to match the Coalition's personal tax cuts for low- and middle-income earners if elected next month. Key points: Coalition's tax cuts guaranteed to happen with Labor vowing to legislate if elected Bill Shorten used his Budget reply…

Salim Mehajer ignores reporters after walking free from NSW jail

Posted May 21, 2019 09:54:08 Photo: Salim Mehajer walks out from Cooma Correctional Centre with suitcase in hand. (AAP: Lukas Coch) Disgraced former Auburn deputy mayor Salim Mehajer has walked free from a southern NSW jail today after serving 11 months for electoral fraud. Key points: Salim Mehajer emerged from the jail in Cooma today…
‘Our only crime is to be born Chinese’: Why are Australia’s new foreign influence laws sparking anger?

‘Our only crime is to be born Chinese’: Why are Australia’s new foreign influence...

Posted March 29, 2019 06:18:36 Photo: Some Chinese community groups are concerned the law may threaten their right to free speech. (AAP: Lukas Coch) The Federal Government's foreign influence laws have received a lashing from the Chinese community, with some Australians of Chinese heritage saying they felt their loyalty was being doubted. Key points: The…
‘Hell no’: Caster Semenya to refuse to take testosterone-lowering medication

‘Hell no’: Caster Semenya to refuse to take testosterone-lowering medication

Updated May 04, 2019 13:42:26 The competitive future of Olympic champion Caster Semenya is in doubt after she said she would not take medication to lower her testosterone levels to comply with new rules for the 800 metres. Key points: Caster Semenya won her final race in Doha before new rules come into effect forcing…
‘Chuggers’ accused of harassing customers face restrictions in city’s CBD

‘Chuggers’ accused of harassing customers face restrictions in city’s CBD

Posted March 21, 2019 11:00:55 Photo: Only 'chuggers' from local branches of charities will be allowed after harassment complaints. (ABC South West WA: Anthony Pancia) On-street charity fundraisers — known variously as charity "muggers" or "chuggers" — often attract the ire of local businesses, but they have proven difficult to police when their direct tactics…

Man accused of drowning wife seemed ‘unfazed’ when paramedics arrived, court hears

Updated May 15, 2019 16:48:13 A man accused of murdering his wife, who used a wheelchair, by throwing her into a pond seemed "quite calm" and "unfazed" when emergency crews arrived, a court has heard. Key points: Prosecutors allege Peter Dansie killed his wife because he saw her as a financial burden He has pleaded…
Great white shark caught in drumline trial

Great white shark caught in drumline trial

Posted April 26, 2019 18:25:29 Western Australia's surfing community got a good glimpse of what really lies beneath the waves with the release of images of the first great white shark caught as part of the $3.84-million SMART drumline trial underway in the state's south west. Key points: The shark was the first caught in…
‘Come on, toss it up properly’: Eddie McGuire mocks amputee’s coin toss

‘Come on, toss it up properly’: Eddie McGuire mocks amputee’s coin toss

Updated March 30, 2019 16:18:32 Related Story: 'I think about it every day': Life after surviving a deadly plane crash Related Story: Crows swamp struggling Swans for opening win of AFL season Eddie McGuire has stood himself down from his Fox Sports commentating duties after he mocked double amputee Cynthia Banham when she conducted the…
For almost 40 years Garfield phones kept washing up on a beach. Now we know why

For almost 40 years Garfield phones kept washing up on a beach. Now we...

Posted March 29, 2019 15:17:36 Photo: Garfield phones were popular during the 1980s as were comics and cartoons featuring the ginger cat. (Supplied: Flickr) Imagine this: one day, for no apparent reason, phones start washing up on a remote shore. Weirder still — they are all Garfield phones and they keep coming. Key points: A…
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Over the weekend, Lady Gaga launched her Las Vegas residency show, Enigma, and to absolutely no one's surprise, it was a creative spectacle for the ages. Amid a slew of costume changes and larger-than-life set designs, Gaga flew through a 21-song setlist that included fan favorites like "Born This Way" and "Bad Romance," as well…

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