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ABC won’t be sold despite Liberal vote

ABC won’t be sold despite Liberal vote

The ABC will not be privatised despite rank-and-file Liberal members calling on the government to sell off the national broadcaster’s city operations. The Liberal federal council passed a motion with a two-to-one majority calling on the coalition to sell off the ABC, except for in regional areas. But Communications Minister Mitch Fifield spoke against the…

US and China trade war hurting growth

US and China trade war hurting growth

A spiralling trade war between the United States and China will drag back global growth and limit jobs, Australia Trade Minister Steve Ciobo says. US President Donald Trump announced tariffs on US$34 billion worth of Chinese products, and the Chinese retaliated with the same amount. China “doesn’t want a trade war” but has to “fight…

Book gives daily tips on surviving Trump’s presidency

Book gives daily tips on surviving Trump’s presidency

Leisa Hunter Smith is the author of The Trumpitis Antidote: Daily Self Care for Staying Sensible and Sane in the Anxious Era of TrumpSource:Supplied AUTHOR Leisa Hunter Smith thought she was in a “parallel universe” when Donald Trump was elected US president. Hunter Smith, who was born in America but has lived in Australia now…

Shocking book Stephen King doesn’t want you to read

Shocking book Stephen King doesn’t want you to read

WITH Ray Bradbury’s novel about a society where books are outlawed coming alive in HBO’s new film Fahrenheit 451, attention has returned to one of the most difficult books to come by in the United States. Stephen King is one of America’s most prolific authors – countless of his stories and books can be found…

Author Tom Wolfe dead at 87

Author Tom Wolfe dead at 87

Author Tom Wolfe attends the 2012 Trophee Des Arts Gala at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Picture: AFPSource:AFP TOM Wolfe, famous for works like The Bonfire of the Vanities, The Right Stuff and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, has passed away in Manhattan at the age of 87. His agent confirmed the news…

Sydney festival rocked by harassment claims

Sydney festival rocked by harassment claims

Author Junot Diaz pulled out of the Sydney Writers’ Festival.Source:Supplied AN AMERICAN Pulitzer Prize-winning author has abruptly pulled out of the Sydney Writers’ Festival after another female writer accused him of sexual harassment during a live session. Junot Diaz, 49, whose novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was awarded a Pulitzer in 2008,…

What Miranda Kerr does every single morning

What Miranda Kerr does every single morning

MIRANDA Kerr has given an honest account of her day-to-day life in a very revealing interview as she prepares for the arrival of her second child. The supermodel and businesswoman spoke to Stellar at the lavish Malibu home she shares with her billionaire husband, Snapchat co-founder and chief executive Evan Spiegel But like any mum,…

Sadly, even children’s books have gender inequality

Sadly, even children’s books have gender inequality

THE much loved Mr Men and Little Miss book series by British author Roger Hargreaves sits on countless bookshelves around the world. Despite their popularity with children, a new study has found the Little Miss characters have to be “saved” in the stories more than half the time, while the Mr Mens only need saving…