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4 Crazy Conspiracies That Were Completely True

Source: Wikipedia<p>True Conspiracies: The Business Plot<p>Imagine the United States of America ruled by a fascist dictatorship. Not the kind your uncle is …

Schools must teach emotional resilience: study

The findings, from Resilient Youth Australia, have prompted calls for the federal government to make emotional resilience lessons part of the …

Curriculum Development

Coles reveals customers' data is shared with third parties overseas

Personal information can include name, contact and household details, transaction history and buying habits.<p>Coles' more detailed policy description …

Australia

Mental health centre for women to be shut down

''An alternative model is capable of delivering the same or an increased volume of service for significantly lower cost,'' he wrote.<p>Mr Lynch said the …

Mental Health

A monorail to Melbourne Airport? 3AW has spoken with tourism operator Peter O'Brien who says it is feasible, though it will cost $1 billion to move 40,000 passengers an hour. It's called the Airshuttle (at this stage)... and maybe it's not such a terrible idea. Many airports (including Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, pictured) have above-ground trains.

Australian Medicare fraud revealed in new figures, 1,116 tip-offs so far this financial year

New figures show Medicare is being defrauded of hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.<p>Figures released to the ABC show the Federal Government …

Australian universities lose ground in latest Times Higher Education world rankings index

A drop in global standings for Australian universities is being blamed on cuts to the tertiary sector announced under the Labor government last …

Pope Francis hints at Catholic Church rethink on gay civil unions

‘‘Secular states want to justify civil unions to regulate different situations of cohabitation, pushed by the demand to regulate economic aspects …

Pope Francis

Greens senator Scott Ludlam's blunt speech to an almost empty room goes viral

"There's no internet, you can't take phone calls," Ludlam says. "It is good creative time. I just wanted to get all this stuff off my chest."<p>Ludlam …

Australia

Fiona Nash censured amid fallout over conflict of interest claim, Tony Abbott defends minister

Assistant Health Minister Fiona Nash has been censured in the Senate over conflict of interest claims, but Prime Minister Tony Abbott is continuing …

Uncrackable phones provided by Phantom Secure linked to murder of Hells Angels bikies

Australian law enforcement agencies are increasingly unable to monitor the communications of some of the country's most powerful criminals due to the …

iPhone 5s tracks your movements after the battery dies: claim

It used to be that switching off your phone was the only way to ensure you couldn't be found. But even that no longer appears to be enough to keep …

iPhone

Decision on Australia's whaling case against Japan due at end of March

Japan's counsel, Vaughan Lowe, QC, said there might be differences among scientists about Japan's whaling, but: ''The court . . . can no more impose …

Whales

The West Australian

Australia

Asteroid 2014 DX110 to make close pass by Earth

An asteroid the size of a football field is about to make a close pass by Earth but is not expected to hit or cause any damage.<p>Coined 2014 DX110, the …

Fears of social service job losses as uncertainty grows over future funding of Homelessness Partnership agreement

The Federal Government is being warned of thousands of job losses in the social services sector if it does not extend the National Partnership …

Ukraine: UN envoy Robert Serry threatened by armed men in Crimea as tension continues

The United Nations special envoy to Crimea has been forced to abandon his mission to the tense region after he was threatened by pro-Russian gunmen …

Great Barrier Reef faced with irreversible damage

By mid-century, the Great Barrier Reef may have shrunk to 10 per cent or less of its previous coverage if the present trajectory continues, he said. …

Great Barrier Reef