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    WAY TO TRAVEL, CHRISTOPHER PYNE

    A $30,000 trip to Europe for Mr and Mrs Pyne, all on the taxpayer’s dime – $1352 to cool your heels in a “day room”? You’ve got to be having a lend, says WENDY HARMER

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    HEY HO HEY HO, FOSSIL FUELS HAVE GOT TO GO

    In the last 24 hours hundreds of thousands of people have marched for climate action. Take a look at our gallery of images from the rallies that united the world.

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    THE DUMBING DOWN, CONTINUED

    Victim? Misunderstood? Or just like so many other politicians who can’t properly explain their positions? CORINNE GRANT looks at the latest episode in the Jacqui Lambie drama.

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    NEW LAWS: KEEPING US IN PEAK FEAR

    New anti-terrorist laws are about to hit parliament. Do you know what’s on the table? MONICA ATTARD takes a look at what freedoms we stand to lose.

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    OUR FAMOUS (NOT GRUMPY) CAT – TRIM.

    Harrumph! Why does Grumpy Cat get her own movie, while the most heroic cat in Aussie history is overlooked? DAVID HUNT is on the case.

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    A TICKET… FOR ONE?

    “A ticket for one, please.” Ever feel a tad… something… when you make that request? This should cheer you up, singletons!

christopher-pyne

WAY TO TRAVEL, CHRISTOPHER PYNE

A $30,000 trip to Europe for Mr and Mrs Pyne, all on the taxpayer's dime - $1352 to cool your heels in a "day room"? You've got to be having a lend, says WENDY HARMER
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dicaprio

HEY HO HEY HO, FOSSIL FUELS HAVE GOT TO GO

In the last 24 hours hundreds of thousands of people have marched for climate action. Take a look at our gallery of images from the rallies that united the world.
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Jacqui

THE DUMBING DOWN, CONTINUED

Victim? Misunderstood? Or just like so many other politicians who can't properly explain their positions? CORINNE GRANT looks at the latest episode in the Jacqui Lambie drama.
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NEW LAWS: KEEPING US IN PEAK FEAR

New anti-terrorist laws are about to hit parliament. Do you know what's on the table? MONICA ATTARD takes a look at what freedoms we stand to lose.
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trim-grumpy

OUR FAMOUS (NOT GRUMPY) CAT – TRIM.

Harrumph! Why does Grumpy Cat get her own movie, while the most heroic cat in Aussie history is overlooked? DAVID HUNT is on the case.
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A TICKET… FOR ONE?

"A ticket for one, please." Ever feel a tad... something... when you make that request? This should cheer you up, singletons!
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News & Opinion

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MORAL PANIC? YOU DECIDE

Terror plots to behead innocent civilians are horrifying. But the important debate about national security still requires our attention. We’ve collected the opinions of the day.

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SCOTS VOTE: WHY IT MATTERS TO EUROPE

So much for peaceful co-existence in Europe. If Scotland votes ‘yes’ today, which regions might follow suit? MONICA ATTARD looks at Europe’s hopeful secessionists.

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Harmer's Hoopla

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LANG MAY YER LUM REEK. GO SCOTLAND!

As the Scots head off to the vote WENDY HARMER ( aka Aggie Bridget McHarmer) declares her love for all things tartan, foggy and whisky-soaked.

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PROPERTY DEVELOPERS, GET A REAL JOB

If you hand WENDY HARMER a business card with “property developer” on it, she’s going to run it through the shredder. Find a decent job!

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Corinne's Circus

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HEY, ALL THE NYMPHO, FRIGID LADIES!

Relationships Australia has blabbed about the sexual desires of the women it counsels. It’s sexist and an unforgivable breach of trust says CORINNE GRANT.

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KEVIN ANDREWS: CUE THE VIOLINS

Freedom of speech or freedom from criticism? Kevin Andrews’ plea to be heard gets not one iota of sympathy from CORINNE GRANT.

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Spicer's Spotlight

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NOTHING TO CHEER ABOUT

TRACEY SPICER thinks being underpaid is nothing to cheer about. Is it time we started treating cheerleading as a real profession, or does it have no place in modern society?

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10 THINGS I LEARNT FROM ARIANNA HUFFINGTON

TRACEY SPICER learnt a few things from media mogul Arianna Huffington today – she lists them here, and asks a curly question about the issue of not paying writers.

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Attard's Arena

MUSLIM WOMEN FLAG HIJABS

VISIT A MOSQUE TODAY

“Not everyone feels good with a Muslim in their house,” a young tradesman told MONICA ATTARD. And life is just about to get harder.

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IN WASHINGTON’S BACK POCKET

Australia is flexing its international muscles. But, asks MONICA ATTARD, are we in danger of overreaching in our rush to comply with our allies’ wishes?

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Hullabaloo

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WHY DOESN’T SHE JUST LEAVE?

The vast majority of Australians believe that a woman who is in a violent relationship could just walk out the door if she really wanted to. Really?

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RUPERT MURDOCH WANTS YOUR OPINION

In 2014 Rupert Murdoch is finally considering that very large pictures of topless women printed in a newspaper might be a little old-fashioned. Now he’s calling for opinions…

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Sex & Wellbeing

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A WOOGSIE IN A CHINA SHOP

She’s not comfortable in homewares stores, swanky boutiques or mani-pedi spas , but not quite ready to go the full virtual. Got any advice for MRS WOOG?

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STOPPING THE BIG C – A SIMPLE MESSAGE

Lining up for your shot of wheatgrass juice to get over a big weekend? You’re kidding yourself, says GP GILLIAN DEAKIN, who looks at paradoxical human behaviour in cancer prevention.

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Daily Dilemma

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IT’S TIME TO TEACH BOYS TO ASK FOR HELP

Men make up eight out of every 10 suicides in Australia. Five men will end their life today. JOHN CALDWELL has a simple message for boys and men: it’s OK to ask for help.

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CODEINE ADDICTION DESTROYED MY FAMILY

Codeine doesn’t strike fear into the community like some drugs do, but one reader’s broken family is proof that something needs to be done about readily available addictive drugs.

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The Bookshelf

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POIROT IS BACK!

Sophie Hannah has written the newest addition to Agatha Christie’s Poirot mysteries. Can she capture the essence of the pedantic Poirot? MEREDITH JAFFE reviews.

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DARK SECRETS AND BROODING LANDSCAPES

Anna Romer, self-confessed lover of dark family secrets, nature obsessive and author, speaks to MEREDITH JAFFE about her new book Lyrebird Hill and the inspiration behind it.

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FIRST CHAPTER: LYREBIRD HILL

Things We Love

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WE BOOKMARKED THIS FOR YOU

Would you be happy to die at 75? Do you know about Wonder Woman’s feminist background? We’ve got a great selection of reads about body farms, US foreign policy, and more.

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GET OUT OF THE WAY, I’M ON THE PHONE!

China is trialling a new smartphone lane for pedestrians to avoid collisions. ALEXANDRA COULTON asks just how effective these new lanes will be.

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Entertainment

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MARGARET AND DAVID. FIVE STARS.

After 28 years and countless minor disagreements about what films they like and why, David Stratton and Margaret Pomeranz are calling it a day on At The Movies.

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HAVE WE REACHED PEAK CREEPY?

Advertising that follows you, mannequins that talk to you. Don’t be paranoid, really. ALEXANDRA COULTON reports on some disturbing developments in technology.

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HOOPLA HOROSCOPES: SEPTEMBER 18