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Critics 'dead to me', says Australian minister in SAfrica farmers row

Critics 'dead to me', says Australian minister in SAfrica farmers rowA senior minister vowed Thursday to press on with a plan to bring white South African farmers to Australia, hitting out at criticism from “crazy lefties” who he said were “dead to me”. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton sparked uproar last week by singling out the farmers’ need to flee “horrific circumstances” for a “civilised country”. It also set off claims at home that Dutton was a racist amid fears that it signalled a return to the “White Australia” policy, referring to laws in place for seven decades from 1901 that prevented non-white immigrants settling Down Under.



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Australian Woman Discovers Message In A Bottle Sent In 1886

Australian Woman Discovers Message In A Bottle Sent In 1886An Australian woman happened upon what experts believe is the oldest message in a bottle ever found, dating back to 1886. Tonya Illman of Perth said she walking along the beach on Wedge Island in January when she spied the old glass bottle and picked it up. Using basic German language skills and Google Translate, Kym Illman figured out the person who dispatched the bottle wanted to know where and when it was found.



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Australian Cardinal George Pell Appears in Court on Sex Abuse Charges

Australian Cardinal George Pell Appears in Court on Sex Abuse ChargesThe 76-year-old cleric faces charges for offenses alleged to have occurred decades ago



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Australian amnesty nets 57,000 firearms and rocket launcher

Australian amnesty nets 57,000 firearms and rocket launcherCANBERRA, Australia (AP) — More than 57,000 illegal firearms including a rocket launcher and machine guns were handed in during a recent Australian amnesty in which gun owners could surrender such weapons without penalty.



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Rocket Launcher and Machine Guns Among 57,000 Firearms Surrendered in Australian Amnesty

Rocket Launcher and Machine Guns Among 57,000 Firearms Surrendered in Australian AmnestyWeapons including a rocket launcher and machine guns were handed in with no penalty



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Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise ship

Brawling family of 23 removed from Australian cruise shipTwenty-three members of the same family have been removed from a cruise ship near Sydney after a brawl that left several injured, reports said, just days after a separate incident forced another liner to return to port. Police removed the group, which included men, women and children, from the boat on Friday after it docked in Sydney on a 10-day South Pacific cruise. One witness told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation she had seen seven separate fights break out during the trip.



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Australian girl who was face of iconic Akubra hat commits suicide aged 14 after being bullied online

Australian girl who was face of iconic Akubra hat commits suicide aged 14 after being bullied onlineA 14-year-old girl who was once the face of Akubra– Australia’s famous cowboy-style hat – has taken her own life after being harassed online, prompting calls by her family to “stop the bullies”. The parents of Amy "Dolly" Everett, who appeared in a popular advertising campaign for Akubra when she was 8, said she was a “caring, beautiful soul” and expressed hope that her death would raise awareness about bullying and harassment. Tick Everett, her father, said in a Facebook post that Amy had taken her life “to escape the evil in this world”. He did not reveal details of  the bullying but appealed to those responsible to attend a memorial service for her in their home town of Katherine in outback central Australia. “If we can help other precious lives from being lost and the suffering of so many, then Doll's life will not be wasted,” he wrote. “If by some chance the people who thought this was a joke and made themselves feel superior by the constant bullying and harassment see this post, please come to our service and witness the complete devastation you have created.” Amy's father invited her bullies to attend her funeral to "witness the complete devastation you have created" Akubra, which has been making its trademark wide-rimmed hats for  more than a century, released a statement, expressing condolences and denouncing bullying. “This is not an easy post to write,” said the statement. “We were shocked and distressed to hear of the passing of "Dolly" – the young girl many of you will recognise from our past Christmas adverts… Bullying of any type is unacceptable. It is up to us to stand up when we see any kind of bullying behaviour.” We are shocked and distressed to hear of the passing of “Dolly” – the young girl many of you will recognise from our past Christmas adverts. This beautiful photo was taken 8 years ago. Dolly chose to end her life to escape the bullying she was being subjected to. She was not even 15 years old. To think that anyone could feel so overwhelmed and that suicide was their only option is unfathomable. Bullying of any kind is unacceptable. It is abuse and it is time for us to stand up when we see any kind of bullying behaviour. Dolly could be anyone’s daughter, sister, friend. We need to make sure that anyone in crisis knows there is always someone to talk to. Be a friend, check up on your mates. Our hearts go out to Dolly’s family and friends. Amy ‘Dolly’ Everett 1.5.2003-3.1.2018 #stopbullyingnow #doitfordolly #justbekind A post shared by Akubra Hats Official (@akubraofficial) on Jan 9, 2018 at 12:13am PST The statement added: “Dolly could be anyone's daughter, sister, friend… Be a friend, check up on your mates.” Dolly’s death prompted an outpouring of support from friends, family and well-wishers across the country. Surveys in Australia have found about a quarter of students aged 8 to 14 have reported being bullied. "Dolly, beautiful girl your death has been a tragedy that we didn't foresee but your memory will make changes happen," said a message on Facebook. Numbers to call  



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Trump aide told Australian diplomat Russia had dirt on Clinton – report

Trump aide told Australian diplomat Russia had dirt on Clinton – reportUS officials told the NYT it was Papadopoulos’s revelation, not the infamous Steele dossier, that lead to Russia inquiry. The FBI reportedly launched its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US election after George Papadopoulos, then a foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump, told an Australian diplomat that Moscow had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.



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New report shows Australian allies alerted US of Papadopoulos

New report shows Australian allies alerted US of PapadopoulosA new report by the New York Times shows that the Russia inquiry began after Australian allies alerted U.S. officials about George Papadopoulos' knowledge of Russian information against Hillary Clinton.



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An Australian Grandmother Was Charged With Drug Trafficking in Malaysia. She Just Escaped a Death Sentence

An Australian Grandmother Was Charged With Drug Trafficking in Malaysia. She Just Escaped a Death SentenceAn Australian grandmother who was detained with more than a kilogram of crystal methamphetamine in Kuala Lumpur has been cleared of drug trafficking, a charge that in Malaysia carries a mandatory death penalty if convicted.



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