News National Top Stories – Thursday, 3 March 2016
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Top Stories – Thursday, 3 March 2016

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cf1b6-r368875_1710518‘Junk health insurance’ being sold to consumers despite soaring prices

EXCLUSIVE: Insurers are raking in massive returns from families while offering less cover for the services which cost the most. Read more

 

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Labor’s next would-be Senator is a giant of the human rights movement

Patrick Dodson is a man of sharp intellect who is almost universally respected. If you don’t know him already, you should read his story. Read more

 

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This could be the only weight loss supplement worth buying

An everyday drink has emerged from a recent review as the only natural diet supplement to show strong evidence it actually works. Read more

 

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This teenager has just been named one of the world’s richest people

She’s a champion equestrian competitor who supports veganism and animal rights. She also has a net worth of $1.6 billion. Read more

 

Mr Abbott said he was "flabbergasted at the decision".

AFP investigates leak of classified documents in article quoting Abbott

Former PM denies being the source of a damaging leak in an article where he says he’s ‘flabbergasted’ by his party’s decision. Read more

 

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The biggest loser in the supermarket war has just copped another setback

It’s getting tough in grocery aisles as Aldi spreads its tentacles across the country. Here’s how consumers are cashing in. Read more

 

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Kyrgios’ ‘terrible’ mystery illness leaves door ajar for Lleyton’s return

He retired in January – but a shock Hewitt comeback could be on the cards for a crucial Davis Cup tie against the USA. Read more

 

Cardinal Pell swears on the bible before giving evidence at the royal commission. Photo: ABC

‘I was deceived in a world of crime and cover‑ups’: George Pell

Cardinal claims he wasn’t briefed about abuse because he would act on it. Abusers knew ‘I was cut from different cloth’, he says. Read more

 

Ms Jackson was not in the court for today's decision.

Man found dead in home of former HSU boss Kathy Jackson

Police say the man, believed to be a family friend, appears to have died after a ‘medical episode’ in her Wombarra home. Read more

 

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One of the greatest droughts in Australian sport is about to end

The NRL season has finally arrived. We tip the movers, sliders, strugglers and Dally M candidates for 2016. Read more

 

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Experts are warning against lifting media ownership restrictions

Quality content could be the victim of a series of mergers between TV stations and newspapers if this plan goes ahead. Read more

 

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SPONSORED: Valuable tips on the best way to kick start your career

Intimidated by the job market? Don’t lose hope – use these tactics to overhaul your CV and land that dream job. Read more