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‘We seem to forget in Australia that not so long ago white supremacy wasn’t framed as a fringe belief – it is what modern Australia was founded on’
‘We seem to forget in Australia that not so long ago white supremacy wasn’t framed as a fringe belief – it is what modern Australia was founded on’

Australian new car sales are tanking

Business Insider Australia
The collapse of travel booking firm Bestjet has left travellers who had paid for tickets thousands of dollars out of pocket.
The collapse of travel booking firm Bestjet has left travellers who had paid for tickets thousands of dollars out of pocket.

Australia deserves a place in the G8, study finds

The Australian
Bestjet customers have been left fuming after the company collapsed on December 2018. (ABC News)
Bestjet customers have been left fuming after the company collapsed on December 2018. (ABC News)

Enough is enough: The mystery of Australian selection

The Sydney Morning Herald
Serena Williams (left) and Roger Federer in a selfie after competing in a match. (Twitter: Roger Federer)
Serena Williams (left) and Roger Federer in a selfie after competing in a match. (Twitter: Roger Federer)
Heatwaves generated in the Pilbara have extended across the country this summer. (ABC News: Kate Doyle)
Heatwaves generated in the Pilbara have extended across the country this summer. (ABC News: Kate Doyle)
Emergency services respond to an incident at Arncliffe in Sydney’s south after at least one person was stabbed.
Emergency services respond to an incident at Arncliffe in Sydney’s south after at least one person was stabbed.
Twisted Sister Clashes With Australian Politician Over Rock Anthem - The New York Times
Twisted Sister Clashes With Australian Politician Over Rock Anthem - The New York Times

Could Centralia be Australia's new state?

NEWS.com.au
Sunscreen and sunglasses on the grass, April 2012. (Flickr: John Wardell (Netinho))
Sunscreen and sunglasses on the grass, April 2012. (Flickr: John Wardell (Netinho))
Ashleigh Barty, seen here in action against Garbine Muguruza of Spain, could play a key role if Australia is to beat Germany to qualify for the Hopman Cup final.
Ashleigh Barty, seen here in action against Garbine Muguruza of Spain, could play a key role if Australia is to beat Germany to qualify for the Hopman Cup final.

Jordan coach looking to surprise Australia

The World Game
An aerial view of houses in Mascot in Sydney. Householders are not getting the income growth or wealth accumulation needed to allow the economy to expand, leading investors to abandon the Aussie dollar.
An aerial view of houses in Mascot in Sydney. Householders are not getting the income growth or wealth accumulation needed to allow the economy to expand, leading investors to abandon the Aussie dollar.
Australia's bowling coach said they could see from the sidelines there was "some confusion" between Paine and the pacers. (AP Photo)
Australia's bowling coach said they could see from the sidelines there was "some confusion" between Paine and the pacers. (AP Photo)
The Kemerton plant is the second significant lithium hydroxide operation approved in Western Australia since 2016. Pictured is the Bald Hill mine in WA.
The Kemerton plant is the second significant lithium hydroxide operation approved in Western Australia since 2016. Pictured is the Bald Hill mine in WA.
Robert Lukins is a Melbourne based writer. (Supplied: Eve Wilson)
Robert Lukins is a Melbourne based writer. (Supplied: Eve Wilson)
The law says people can refuse to take payment in $2 coins for more than $20 worth of goods. (ABC News: Louise Maher)
The law says people can refuse to take payment in $2 coins for more than $20 worth of goods. (ABC News: Louise Maher)

Sweltering heat down under, simmering summer in Australia

The Weather Network
India’s captain Virat Kohli shakes hands with Australian captain Tim Paine on the final day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India in Melbourne.
India’s captain Virat Kohli shakes hands with Australian captain Tim Paine on the final day of the third cricket Test match between Australia and India in Melbourne.
‘Almost everyone in the energy sector now accepts that renewables are cheaper than building new coal capacity’
‘Almost everyone in the energy sector now accepts that renewables are cheaper than building new coal capacity’

SoftBank earmarks HAPS plans for Australia - Telco/ISP

iTnews
Australian Government Passes Contentious Encryption Law - The New York Times
Australian Government Passes Contentious Encryption Law - The New York Times
‘The next election and the next Senate will have to make some of the biggest decisions on the direction of taxation policy in a generation’
‘The next election and the next Senate will have to make some of the biggest decisions on the direction of taxation policy in a generation’

The capital cities that ate Australia

The Sydney Morning Herald
Marcus Harris copped a ball on his helmet, prompting a check-up that held up play. (AAP: Hamish Blair)
Marcus Harris copped a ball on his helmet, prompting a check-up that held up play. (AAP: Hamish Blair)
Faisal Parvez, left, is one of more than 445 refugees resettled in the US. (Supplied: Faisal Parvez)
Faisal Parvez, left, is one of more than 445 refugees resettled in the US. (Supplied: Faisal Parvez)
Neil Prakash is no longer an Australian citizen, according to the Federal Government. (ABC News)
Neil Prakash is no longer an Australian citizen, according to the Federal Government. (ABC News)
Arthur Culvahouse Jr was approved to become the next ambassador in mid-December. (Supplied: University of Tennessee (Alumni))
Arthur Culvahouse Jr was approved to become the next ambassador in mid-December. (Supplied: University of Tennessee (Alumni))
A street fundraiser makes a point to pedestrians near Sydney's Central Station. (ABC News: Kevin Nguyen)
A street fundraiser makes a point to pedestrians near Sydney's Central Station. (ABC News: Kevin Nguyen)
Australia’s Migrant Camps Are ‘Crime Against Humanity,’ Lawsuit Claims - The New York Times
Australia’s Migrant Camps Are ‘Crime Against Humanity,’ Lawsuit Claims - The New York Times
Perth is expecting huge crowds for its New Year's Eve fireworks shows this year. (ABC News: Tom Wildie)
Perth is expecting huge crowds for its New Year's Eve fireworks shows this year. (ABC News: Tom Wildie)
Left: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was released on $10-million bail on Dec. 11 in Vancouver. Michael Kovrig (top) and Michael Spavor (bottom) are being held in China.
Left: Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou was released on $10-million bail on Dec. 11 in Vancouver. Michael Kovrig (top) and Michael Spavor (bottom) are being held in China.

New-year headaches for Australia - ESPNcricinfo

ESPNcricinfo.com
The space agency will be located in Adelaide's CBD at Lot Fourteen. (NASA)
The space agency will be located in Adelaide's CBD at Lot Fourteen. (NASA)
Australian Gag Order Stokes Global Debate on Secrecy - The New York Times
Australian Gag Order Stokes Global Debate on Secrecy - The New York Times
Plum pudding is a delicious steamed, caky pudding made with the least delicious-sounding collection of ingredients -- and no plums.
Plum pudding is a delicious steamed, caky pudding made with the least delicious-sounding collection of ingredients -- and no plums.
Inside the Prospect bunker which was flooded with water and covered in graffiti. (Neil Rossiter)
Inside the Prospect bunker which was flooded with water and covered in graffiti. (Neil Rossiter)
Of the 2,357 device requests between 1 January and 30 June, 1,987 were granted. The requests covered a total of 3,919 devices.
Of the 2,357 device requests between 1 January and 30 June, 1,987 were granted. The requests covered a total of 3,919 devices.
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