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Covergirl says 13 is not too young

Australian model Samantha Harris says 13 is not too young to start a modelling career, following a recent outcry over Dolly's competition winner.


Doth The Lady Protest Too Much?

Gillard's well-documented attempts to shut down the Wilson story could be described as emotional, hysterical and frantic.


More than 350 NSW environment jobs cut

The NSW government has announced that hundreds of jobs will go from the Office of Environment and Heritage, sparking fears for the state's national parks.



Palmer Still Undecided On Federal Seats

Clive Palmer still hasn't decided which federal seat he will choose to seek Liberal National Party (LNP) preselection.


Fowl Play


Ford job cuts, carbon tax 'bad timing'

The opposition says job cuts at Ford came at a bad time and promised to repeal the carbon tax, which they say puts more pressure on production in Australia.


Australians frustrated by boat impasse: PM

Angus Houston's expert panel on asylum seekers will guide the nation to action, Prime Minister Julia Gillard says.


Ford Australia cuts 440 jobs

The federal government says it won't be giving the car industry more cash despite Ford announcing hundreds of jobs will go in Victoria.


Most convinced carbon tax will be costly

Many consumers are fretting about the impact of the carbon tax on the household budget, a new survey has found.


Another asylum seeker boat intercepted

A boat carrying 112 suspected asylum seekers and two crew members has been intercepted northwest of Christmas Island.


Sydney discusses alcohol fuelled-violence

About 600 people have packed Sydney's Town Hall to talk about violence in Kings Cross.


Qld public servants set for major strikes

Queensland's public service union has voted to take unprecedented industrial action, with the Department of Child Safety the latest victim of job cuts.


Gillard safe for now, says Rudd's brother

Greg Rudd will stand as an independent Senate candidate for Queensland at the next federal poll which is due by late 2013.


Leaders need to be popular: Fitzgibbon

Gillard government whip Joel Fitzgibbon has again fuelled Labor leadership speculation by pointedly noting that populism matters in politics.


A Bloody Mess



O'Farrell warns public sector workers

NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says Sydney Water workers who take further industrial action could find their jobs outsourced to the private sector.


Indon navy may boost asylum-seeker patrols

Indonesia may boost naval patrols in the Sunda Strait as part of a collaborative effort to stem the flow of asylum seekers to Christmas Island.


Newman releases public service cut figures

The WA government and Prime Minister Julia Gillard have traded blows about how electricity price rises have been explained to consumers.

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