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THERE was a tense exchange between guests on the Q&A panel last night after one of them, radical Christian philosopher Cornel West, invoked fascist leaders Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini to criticise current US president Donald Trump. Dr West engaged in a fiery back-and-forth with Tasmanian Liberal senator Eric Abetz …

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Kathleen Folbigg murder case

IT’S been 15 years since Kathleen Folbigg, Australia’s worst female serial killer, was found guilty of killing her four babies over a 10-year period. But interest in Folbigg’s case is set to peak again, five years after her legal team started a petition to have the case reviewed. The petition …

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SHE was just 26 years old. For a young reporter, the job was the opportunity of a lifetime. But, just days after entering war-ravaged Somalia, Amanda Lindhout’s survival instinct would be pushed beyond all human boundaries. Rape. Torture. The reality of death always just centimetres and seconds away. For 15 …

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Skye Leckie

SKYE Leckie’s turn spending 10 days homeless in Sydney hasn’t even hit TV screens and already the critics are taking pot-shots. But the straight-talking socialite and charity queen has no time for those who say SBS documentary series Filthy Rich & Homeless is “poverty porn” – stunt television which spotlights …

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NAPLAN tests Australia

TRISH Antulov worked long hours, sometimes 12 or 14-hour days. She was new to the role but it was also necessary if she wanted to keep up. The school principal at Laverton in country Western Australia was at her desk on Sunday, February 11 this year when her husband John …

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Logies 2018

HE MIGHT have been nominated in the Logies’ most prestigious category but Grant Denyer doesn’t have a television show anymore. With Family Feud ending, Denyer faces the unusual prospect of going into the race for the Gold Logie on Sunday with a newly-axed show under his belt. The irony of …

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