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"The big mystery of course in the housing price puzzle is interest rates – a puzzle that has become rather more difficult to unravel with the election of Donald J. Trump," writes Greg Jericho.

Housing finance data: here’s a heads up on where the market is heading

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Guns might belong in schools due to the threat posed by grizzly bears, Republican mega-donor Betsy DeVos – Donald Trump’s nominee to head the US Department of Education – has told senators.

Betsy DeVos suggests guns be allowed in US schools threatened by grizzly bears

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"Neoliberalism pretends not to be a cunning scheme but an extension of the natural way of things. Likewise, biological explanations for unhappiness. However, the underlying implication of so many diagnoses of depression is that you should be happy because you live in a culture in which everything is allowed and possible. Therefore, if you’re unhappy, there must be something wrong with you....
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Why don’t I enjoy life? You asked Google – here’s the answer

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"There are certainly environments where it’s important for people’s faces not to be covered for identity reasons – so as a nation we really should be having a conversation about the appearance of Christmas Santas in children’s hospitals," writes Van Badham.

Turnbull’s statement on burqas and public safety is nothing but a socially divisive scare

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yesterday at 09:45. Facebook
An Instagram account depicting nipples in extreme closeup aims to topple sexist double standards in censorship on social media. Female nipples are banned, but can you tell the difference?

Male or female? Genderless Nipples account challenges Instagram's sexist standards

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yesterday at 09:00. Facebook
These extraordinary paintings were created as part of the Indigenous Arts in Prisons and Community program, run by the Torch, which helps to support current and former Indigenous prisoners in Victoria.

Confined: artwork from Indigenous prisoners in Victoria – in pictures

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yesterday at 08:15. Facebook
Australia’s multimillion-dollar search effort for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight "tested the limits of human endeavour" – and failed. Where did it go wrong?

Why hasn't MH370 been found?

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yesterday at 08:01. Facebook
"I can no longer live with what we are doing. I am risking my job sending this information. Please help."
The Centrelink whistleblower's letter, sent anonymously to GetUp!, contains damning allegations against the government. [ Gu.com Link ]
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yesterday at 07:30. Facebook
Malcolm Turnbull's government insists the latest jobs figures show the resilience of the Australian economy, although the unemployment rate actually rose to 5.8%.

Unemployment rises to 5.8% as government says economy resilient

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yesterday at 06:45. Facebook
"Staying in an Airbnb is weird because people are weird, and their lives are complicated, their routines idiosyncratic and their bookshelves are windows into their souls, and their conversations curious, and the awkward silences are things to be negotiated."

Strange things happen in other people’s homes. With Airbnb it's all part of the service | Brigid Delaney

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Barack Obama was still peddling hope in his final press conference, saying: “I believe in the American people. I believe that people are more good than bad ... At my core, I think we’re going to be OK. We just have to fight for it, we have to work for it and not take it for granted."

Barack Obama's final press conference pep talk: 'I think we're going to be OK'

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yesterday at 04:30. Facebook
A desire to dedicate more time to his wife and children, as well as elderly parents and unwell sister, emerged as the overwhelming driver in Mike Baird's decision to stand down as premier of NSW.

Mike Baird cites family members’ ill health as reason for sudden resignation

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yesterday at 03:55. Facebook
Dozens of #AustraliaDay billboards with the girls in hijabs will now appear all over the country, along with full page ads in newspapers, thanks to thousands of Australians who have so far given more than $130,000 to the #PutThemBackUp crowdfunding campaign.

Australia Day billboards with girls in hijabs to appear nationwide after campaign raises $130,000

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yesterday at 03:20. Facebook
It's not easy to measure the impact of Barack Obama's presidency. But here are seven numbers that illustrate what he did – for better and for worse.
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“We’re positioning Victoria as a leader in climate change, by reducing emissions and adapting to the impacts.”

Melbourne trams to be solar-powered under Andrews government proposal

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yesterday at 02:15. Facebook
"I'm a bad guy": we saw all facets of Nick Kyrgios last night, writes Russell Jackson, more sympathetic than most. It is, after all, just a game.

Nick Kyrgios shows his many sides to explain defeat in Australian Open

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yesterday at 01:50. Facebook
Europe's standing in the world would not have been possible if it weren't for barbaric colonialism, violence and enslavement, says professor Kehinde Andrews. The myth of Europe as an enlightening force across the globe helps us to sleep at night, he argues, but is ultimately based on racism. It's time we faced that.
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Centrelink’s compliance teams are being told not to correct errors with its flawed debt recovery program, allowing the “unjust system” to generate millions of dollars in bogus debts, a new whistleblower has alleged. The whistleblower details a litany of errors with the new automated compliance system and speaks of the despair felt by Centrelink’s compliance officers as vulnerable Australians...
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Centrelink staff told not to fix mistakes in debt notices – whistleblower

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