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Inside the Victoria’s Secret effect

BRAS, knickers, angel wings and a six-figure payday … Victoria’s Secret is a huge empire. The models have a collective annual income of more than $50 million, according to Forbes, and their influence — on and off the catwalk — isn’t just contained to driving sales of push-up bras and G-strings. Demand for volume-boosting “Victoria’s Secret hair” has more than ...

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Cronulla riot links in SSM rally

A FAR right group, one of the chief organisers of the Cronulla riots anniversary events, has a new target — people voting yes for same-sex marriage. The Party for Freedom will hold a ‘Straight Lives Matter’ protest on Saturday in Sydney to campaign for “white heteronormativity”. The group, which usually campaigns against Muslim immigration, described the march as a reaction ...

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Free app every parent should download

AUSSIE summer means one thing, spending plenty of time by the water — whether it’s at the beach, a lake or by the pool. Kids Alive — Do The Five and the Turnbull government have launched a free app for both Apple and Android that provides practical and useful tips to keep kids safe around water. “It’s so important for ...

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Brisbane CBD from the air

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Brisbane City Council has conducted a trial run of helicopter joy flights along the Brisbane River. Click here to Read from the source

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They grow up so fast, do they?

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Teenagers today have been found to engage in adult activities less than adolescents in previous decades. They are less likely to work, drive, drink alcohol or have sex. The key to understanding why might lie in something called life history theory. Click here to Read from the source

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Emotional plea on gay marriage

FORMER Liberal Party leader Brendan Nelson has called on voters to look at the same-sex marriage debate through the eyes of LGBTI Australians while recalling the tragic death of his brother from AIDS. Dr Nelson has also distanced himself from the warnings of other former Liberal leaders John Howard and Tony Abbott that religious freedoms were at stake if same-sex ...

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Vote form stash found in backyard

AUSTRALIANS are being encouraged to call the cops on people who tamper with same-sex marriage survey forms after a number of voters have reported dumped or stolen ballots. People have reported finding masses of envelopes containing the forms intended for people to have their say on marriage reform, while others have been boasting about stealing ballots online. A Melbourne mum ...

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Game changer: Bali’s best-kept secrets

BALI has become known as somewhat of a pioneer for its phenomenal food and sparkly cocktail spots, but over the past six months, the island has really stepped up its game. With a slew of recent openings, from the much-anticipated Mrs Sippy spin-off to a little-known late-night speak-easy, Bali is stamping out a food and bar scene that’s on par ...

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Australian woman dies at Thai beach

AN AUSTRALIAN woman on holidays with her family has died at a beach in Thailand, local news reports. Barbara Fistrovic, 65, and her husband Ivan, 75, were swimming in dangerous surf conditions at Kamala Beach on Phuket’s west coast on Sunday afternoon, local time, when they were swept away by powerful waves, according to the Phuket News. Lifeguards managed to ...

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Is this the world’s unluckiest traveller?

JACK Page might be the world’s unluckiest holiday-maker. Mr Page, 29, has spent the last decade visiting exotic spots all over the world but every one of his exotic holidays were plagued by disaster, including being marooned on a desert island and being trampled by a cow. He has struggled through parasites on Mt Everest, been stranded for 36 hours ...

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