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Commonwealth of Australia is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest urban area is Sydney. Wikipedia

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15:20 Dec 13 VIC Bushfire Emergency Warning: Balmoral Details: VIC Bushfire Emergency Warning: Balmoral This Emergency Warning is being issued for Balmoral. There is a bushfire at the Recreation Reserve on HARROW RD, BALMORAL that is not yet under


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14:30 Dec 13 VIC Bushfire Watch & Act: Carters Rd, Mooralla Details: VIC Bushfire Watch & Act: Carters Rd, Mooralla This Watch & Act message is being issued for Mooralla, Mona Park. There is a bushfire in Blue Gum Plantation near Craigs Road and CA


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10:11 Dec 13 WA Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds. Carnegie, Warburton Details: WA Severe Thunderstorm Warning: Large Hail, Heavy Rain, Damaging Winds For people in South Interior district. Issued at 10:10 am Wedne


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Shot from last Saturdays severe storms in SE QLD


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Heatwave conditions, Extreme fire dangers and severe storms across southern Australia! Today's national video update, Wednesday, 13th December 2017 SEVERE to EXTREME fire dangers are current for parts of SA, while SEVERE dangers are ongoing across WA an


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Australian Federal Police

Look, we hate to make waves, but no you can’t bring that cocaine into the country. We’ve arrested four people and seas-ed about 30kgs of cocaine from an international cruise ship that docked in Sydney in late November. An Australian Border Force drug


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Every story has a beginning, a middle, and an end. This story began in May of 2016, when Australian Border Force intercepted 42kgs of meth that arrived in Australia via sea cargo from Taiwan. The drugs had been hidden in large rollers. We took the dru


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Don’t let the Christmas Grinch ruin your holiday! If you become the victim of an online scam, take these steps to limit the damage and protect yourself: 1. Contact your bank or financial institution 2. Recover your identity 3. Report to authorities


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Today we celebrated 10 years of the AFP’s K9 centre! Our AFP K9’s are some of the best trained in the world and they have a world class facility. Our doggos and their handlers celebrated 10 years of the centre with some demonstrations and of course a ca


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Mule: [noun] – beast of burden. Being a money mule and helping organised crime launder and move funds around the world is against the law. But how do you know if you’re being recruited? This is what to look for: · Unsolicited emails or conta


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The National Missing Persons Coordination Centre

A message of hope this Christmas... We know that Christmas and the holiday season can be a difficult time for those living with an estranged or missing loved one, so we wanted to do something to try and help! The NMPCC along with Australia Post and The


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This ABC News article touches on just a few of the practical hardships faced by the families of those who are missing long term. You can check out the corresponding interview with Zee Meyer and Loren O'Keeffe as they share their personal experiences her


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The NMPCC and ThinkUKnow Australia are getting in the festive spirit and celebrating the AFP’s Family Fun Day today. #MissingPersons


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What happened to Nathan? Nathan McLaughlin is believed to have left his home residence in Moil Northern Territory, either on the evening of 17 March 1994, or early the next morning. He was riding a grey/silver/black racing bike and wearing shorts, T-sh


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International Social Service Australia works to protect, defend and support the best interests and rights of children and families in Australia who have been separated by international borders. They work to ensure that respect for human rights is accorded


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AFP

MEDIA RELEASE: No smooth sailing for international cocaine syndicate. @AusBorderForce doggos can't contain exciteme… External link...
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It was our pleasure to help @MakeAWishAust and the @Australian_Navy to grant young Daniels wish. A full AFP welcomi… External link...
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Keeping Australia Safe in 2017! Check out our latest platypus article here: External link... External link...
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To commemorate 100 years of Federal Policing today Commissioner Andrew Colvin alongside the ACT Chief Minister Andr… External link...
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Live: rtree. Planting to celebrate 100 years. External link...
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ABC News - Australia

These women will probably be the first same-sex couple to marry in Australia — and it's happening next week
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What is likely to be the first legal same-sex wedding in Australia will happen next Thursday, after a lesbian couple in Melbourne successfully obtained a waiver from the one-month waiting period because their wedding was already paid for and family were travelling from the UK to be there.

Aussie dollar will fall to US68c, with economy stuck in slow lane: Westpac
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US rate hikes, the rebound in foreign economies and a weaker-than-expected jobs market are just some of the reasons why the Australian dollar will drop to 68 US cents, argues Westpac.

Victim of 'mistaken identity' home invasion recalls near-fatal attack
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The devastating facial injuries sustained by a Canberra man when armed attackers assaulted him and his partner in their apartment "could have easily killed him" — but police say they were not even the intended target.

Dastyari under fire for continuing to accept parliamentary income
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Senator Sam Dastyari is yet to confirm when his resignation will take effect, but the Prime Minister says he is "still taking money from the taxpayers of the country that he put second".

There's a skills gap in Australia's cities and regions — and it's growing
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Growth in high-skilled jobs is highest in Australian cities and for the country its low-skilled jobs.

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Mag 6.0, Central Iran, 13 Dec 2017 8:41 AEDT, Lat/Long 30.71 57.18, Depth 15km. Information is preliminary. External link...
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Mag 6.2, Central Iran, 12 Dec 2017 19:43 AEDT, Lat/Long 30.73 57.00, Depth 15km. Information is preliminary. External link...
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Mag 6.3 W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia, 08 Dec 2017 20:51 AEDT, Lat/Long 10.1 140.22, Depth 0km. Information is pr… External link...
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Mag 6.3, Kermadec Islands, New Zealand, 08 Dec 2017 13:10 AEDT, Lat/Long -30.42 -177.23, Depth 0km. Information is… External link...
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Mag 6.5 W. Caroline Islands, Micronesia, 08 Dec 2017 11:23 AEDT, Lat/Long 10.1 140.34, Depth 15km. Information is p… External link...
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Vulnerability Note VU#144389 TLS implementations may disclose side channel information via discrepencies between va… External link...
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David Stockdale presenting at the @AISA_National Brisbane Branch Meeting #Collaboration External link...
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Excited to be involved in the @AISA_National Brisbane Branch Meeting tomorrow! Our very own David Stockdale will be… External link...
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Our team is growing! We are on the hunt for two Senior Information Security Analysts. #auscert #infosecExternal link...
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13 December, Brisbane #AISA end of year social event plus updates from the infosec community including #AusCERT External link...
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Here’s a snapshot of current and emerging scams targeting Australians, based on reports to Scamwatch last week External link...
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Reported losses to Scamwatch in November totalled almost $9 million. Almost half of these losses were to investment… External link...
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Booking a holiday over Christmas? Travel scams trick you into believing you've won a travel prize or scored a great… External link...
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Be on guard if you're shopping online for gifts this Christmas. Parcel delivery scams - where you receive a fake 'm… External link...
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The ACCC is warning the community to be wary of scammers trying to ruin their Christmas holidays. Watch out for thr… External link...
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The Grey Nomads

MAKING A STATEMENT As ring road bypass nears, Mackay looks at building a new impact roundabout to keep drawing grey nomads into town. External link...


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I need to ask a serious question and don't want any criticism because I'm a woman please. I've had a 6x4 camper trailerfor a few years that I take out from time to time. After seeing a serious accident whare a Caravan driver lost control of the situ


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THE STUFF OF NIGHTMARES An estimated 200,000 flying foxes 'invade' Charters Towers. External link...


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I saw an article somewhere about an retirement village opening soon that has powered and unpowered sights. Or at least that's what the headlines implied. Does anyone know of or have access to that article?


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I dont make them anymore so there is an opening for some bright young person picture shows screw on legs which lifts them up and easier to cook o.


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Australian Trucking Association

The 60,000th truck built at the Volvo plant in Wacol, Queensland will tow the ATA’s road safety exhibition across Australia. The Volvo ATA Safety Truck has helped to fill a critical gap in driver education—the need for car drivers to know how to safely


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Cummins South Pacific and the ATA would like to congratulate Gemma Hartwig for taking out the 2017 Apprentice of the Year at the recent Australian Training Awards. Gemma was one of the Cummins Scholarship recipients at our 2015 Technical and Maintenance C


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Drive the trucking industry's future at Trucking Australia 2018. Registrations now open External link...


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The ATA is delighted that this milestone truck was built for Wickham Freight Lines. Peter and Angus Wickham got their start in 1978 when they bought a single Kenworth to transport potatoes from their Killarney property in Queensland. Their business now


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Our industry is a proud employer of veterans. Next year the Australian Government will recognise a range of organisations that have created employment opportunities for veterans through the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. We’re encouraging o


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