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Barnaby Joyce rejects criticism of Tamworth’s billion-dollar Dungowan Dam

Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has dismissed an independent report critical of a $1.3 billion dam proposal in his electorate, saying the report is “wrong” and the dam should “absolutely” go ahead. Key points: An independent review recommends against funding the new Dungowan Dam Barnaby Joyce says nothing else will improve Tamworth’s water security There …

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Judge reinstates North Carolina's 20-week abortion ban

Judge reinstates North Carolina’s 20-week abortion ban

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — Abortions in North Carolina are no longer legal after 20 weeks of pregnancy, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, eroding protections in one of the South’s few remaining safe havens for reproductive freedom. US District Judge William Osteen reinstated an unenforced 20-week abortion ban, with exceptions for urgent medical emergencies, after he …

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Andrew Johns blasts 'sad' Kalyn Ponga, Kurt Mann toilet cubicle drama, stripping captaincy

Andrew Johns blasts ‘sad’ Kalyn Ponga, Kurt Mann toilet cubicle drama, stripping captaincy

The Newcastle Knights’ greatest ever player Andrew Johns has given Kalyn Ponga a sobering reality check as the toilet cubicle drama continues to play out. Ponga and injured teammate Kurt Mann were filmed coming out of a toilet cubicle together at the Delany Hotel on Saturday night, sparking an investigation from the NRL and widespread …

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Anne Heche’s death ruled accidental after fiery car crash | Anne Heche

Anne Heche died from inhalation injury and burns after her fiery car crash and the death was ruled an accident, according to coroner’s results released on Wednesday. Heche, 53, also had a fractured sternum caused by “blunt trauma”, according to information on the website of the Los Angeles County medical examiner. A full autopsy report …

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$614m Qantas FIFO deal on the rocks due to ACCC concerns

$614m Qantas FIFO deal on the rocks due to ACCC concerns

“The removal of Alliance as a supplier of wet-leases or the increase in price of wet-leases for Qantas’ competitors is likely to significantly increase these barriers,” she said. The ACCC has invited further submissions from interested parties, with an eye to making a final decision on November 17. It marks the halfway point of a …

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Labor wants a safeguard mechanism to cut emissions from big polluters by up to 6% a year | Greenhouse gas emissions

Australia’s big polluting industries are likely to have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by between 3.5% and 6% a year under the Albanese government’s plan to respond to the climate crisis. The government has released a consultation paper setting out how it could reform the safeguard mechanism, a policy that was introduced by the Coalition …

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Dr.  Oz Explains Viral “Crudité” Shopping Video Mistakes – Deadline

Dr. Oz Explains Viral “Crudité” Shopping Video Mistakes – Deadline

For the first time since an old video of him shopping for crudité went viral, Pennsylvania Senate Dr. Mehmet Oz has spoken out. “I’m at Wegner’s,” Oz says in the video, apparently mixing the names of two separate grocery chains, Wegmans and Redner’s. (Signs in the background of the video clearly indicating he’s at Redner’s). …

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An outraged footy fan in his 90s has penned a scathing letter to Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster.

92-year-old lifelong footy fan pens letter to Cameron Munster, Melbourne Storm

An outraged footy fan in his 90s has penned a scathing letter to Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster, telling the representative player he’s “not worth one million” and accusing him of “strutting” on the field. In his succinct one-page spray, 92-year-old George McCracken let fly, informing the 27-year-old of his opinion on who was a …

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