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Monday 16th March, 2009  
  Police await unit death autopsy results
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A post-mortem examination will be carried today on the body of a 46-year-old woman found dead in her unit at Thirroul on the New South Wales south coast. The woman's body was found in the Ocean...

  Union pushes for aged care nurse pay raise
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The Nurses Federation has launched a campaign for an increase in pay for nurses working in aged care. The federation says registered nurses working in public hospitals earn about $300 a week more...

  India eves looking to maintain form against New Zealand
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High on confidence after shocking World Champions Australia, India would hope to carry on their form against New Zealand in the crucial Super Six encounter of the Women's World Cup cricket at North Sydney Oval here Tuesday.

  Reserve leaves door open for more rate cuts
Sydney Morning Herald
The Reserve Bank board was divided over whether to cut interest rates when it met this month but opted to wait to see whether the economic gloom lifts ahead of the April meeting - when rates could be...

  Fight begins to protect local egg industry
Seven News
2009, 10:42 am There are concerns the $10 million Tasmanian egg industry is under threat. The Tasmanian Commercial Egg Producers Association says a large Queensland-based company...

  Ex-mayor charged with soliciting murder
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Former Waverley mayor James Robert Markham has appeared briefly in a Sydney court charged with soliciting two undercover reporters to murder.

  Young offenders train puppies for blind
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Four young prisoners at Frank Baxter Juvenile Detention Centre on the Central Coast have been responsible for feeding and training two labradors since last November, NSW Juvenile Justice Minister...

  Govt told to come clean over Boatmen
ABC
Public housing tenants are calling on the New South Wales Government to come clean over its plans for a historic row of terrace houses in Newcastle's east end. Housing NSW has lodged plans with...

  Council commits to Lehman Bros legal action
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Wingecarribee council has voted to commit thousands of dollars to continue legal action to recover losses from collateralised debt obligation investments. The council is one of 28 taking legal...



  High range drink-drive charge for Friend
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Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend will appear in court next month after he was charged with a high range drink driving offence late yesterday.

  Council votes against hut heritage listing
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Lake Macquarie Council has voted against a recommendation to heritage-list 31 Nissen huts at Belmont. The cylinder-like huts were built in 1951 to house British migrant workers and their future has...

  Aboriginal elder slumped like
Seven News
... lt;br clear="none"/>A woman has told a coronial inquest how she went into shock when a man she was transferring from one goldfields town to another was found slumped like a rag doll in...

  Police confident beach body is missing man
ABC
Police are almost certain that the body of a man washed up on Wollongong City Beach, on the New South Wales south coast, over the weekend, is that of an African national who drowned a week earlier. ...

  Turner charged for head contact
Daily Telegraph
Canberra forward Glen Turner is the only man charged by the NRL match review committee following last night's clash with the Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium.

  Defence firm says jobs to follow contract renewal
ABC
A defence maintenance company says new jobs will be created in the region if it wins a continuation of its contract to maintain helicopters at HMAS Albatross near Nowra. BAE Systems currently...

  Aussies will accept nuclear power, conference told
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Ziggy Switkowski, the chairman of the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, says the Australian public will be ready for nuclear power in two to five years. Dr Switkowski has told...

  Papua murder sparks election tension
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The killing of an Indonesian soldier in Papua, allegedly by separatist guerillas, has highlighted the risks of violent outbreaks undermining the country's elections. The campaign for the national...

  Stewart ban a
Daily Telegraph
Manly coach Des Hasler says the NRL's four-week suspension of Brett Stewart is a "tough call" and he expects the game to maintain the strict precedent.

  Shooting linked to 2003 death
Daily Telegraph
Detectives are investigating links between Saturday's murder of Abdul Darwiche and the 2003 shooting of Ahmad Fahda at Punchbowl. Detectives investigating Darwiche's slaying are already pursuing a...

  Missing sisters in secret hideout
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Two young sisters who have been missing for four days have been spotted hiding out in an apparent bid to escape a bitter custody battle between rival grandparents.

  Debt-laden mortgage belts face battler hell
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2009, 3:22 am New research shows Australia's once safe mortgage belt suburbs could become clusters of disadvantage in the economic downturn, with Melbourne to be hardest hit. The...

  Regular culls announced in kangaroo control plan
Seven News
2009, 10:56 am The ACT Government has announced it plans to regularly cull kangaroos to control their numbers in Canberra. The Government says the ACT's kangaroo population has...

  Inquest told hospital deaths occurred after drugs taken
Seven News
The inquest into the death of two elderly patients at Tocumwal Hospital has heard the doctor involved used drugs that may have caused them to die. Dr Balaji Rao was removed from duties as visiting...

  Roberts, employee deny animal cruelty charges
Seven News
The Magistrates Court in Hobart has heard the livestock manager of Roberts Limited first heard about sheep being left without food from the police. William John Denholm and Roberts Limited have both...

  Blaze guts Sydney shops
ABC
A large fire has destroyed three shops in western Sydney, forcing residents to be evacuated from the unit block above. Firefighters say there were explosions at the shops on South Parade in Auburn...

  Tourism industry fears environmental fees cost
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The caravan and tourist industry says jobs and business are at risk because of new Queensland environmental fees. Caravan park owners say new fees to cover having a sewerage treatment plant that...

  Search continues for killer croc
Seven News
The search for a crocodile believed to have attacked and killed an 11-year-old girl on Darwin's outskirts is resuming this morning. Police found human remains in Black Jungle Swamp yesterday...

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