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NSW curriculum set for 30-year shake-up

NSW state schools could undergo a curriculum shake-up that would reduce the number of subjects studied and emphasise "real world" skills, if the findings of a review are accepted.

Protest against laws to limit Qld protests

Protesters and union members have rallied against the Queensland government's plans to outlaw what it says are sinister tactics during mass environmental demonstrations.

Dairy link to prostate cancer

Eating high levels of dairy products may be linked to an increased risk of prostate cancer, according to new research.

BP pulls sexualised magazines from stores

Fuel giant BP Australia has joined 7-Eleven and pulled two "M+" rated magazines from its 350 petrol outlets across the country after complaints they sexualised young girls and promoted harassment.

Coral bleaching happens naturally: Hanson

A defiant Pauline Hanson has told the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority's top scientist coral bleaching is a natural occurrence, rejecting its link to heat waves.

Kurds pull out of Syrian border town

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) say they have withdrawn from the border town of Ras al Ain under a US-brokered ceasefire deal, but a spokesman for Turkish-backed Syrian rebels says the withdrawal is not yet complete.

Media unites to fight fed govt censorship

Politicians have added their voices to a chorus of Australia's media outlets united in a campaign to warn against growing censorship and attacks on press freedom by the federal government.

Cash Converters settles Qld class action

Cash Converters has agreed to pay $42.5 million to settle a class action against the company on behalf of Queenslanders who took out consumer credit loans with the payday lender.