News National Top Stories – Thursday 7 April, 2016
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Top Stories – Thursday 7 April, 2016

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gurrumul-edmHealth minister accuses blind Indigenous singer of ‘publicity stunt’

Gurrumul’s manager claims he nearly bled to death because of racial profiling. But this Liberal politician says it’s a bid for cash. Read more

shooting-edmAustralian university students shot in US ‘drug deal gone wrong’

What were the two West Australians doing in Algiers, New Orleans at 4:30 in the morning? Police at the crime scene think they know. Read more

waleed-aly-edmWaleed Aly’s ingeniously subtle comeback to all the ‘haters’

Rivals claim reverse racism, the Murdoch press cries ‘undeserving’. But when you’re voted more popular, there’s only one response. Read more

EDM-bakesaleUniversity cupcake sale results in rape and death threats

These students attempted to highlight the gender pay gap at their campus with a novel idea. They did not expect a backlash like this. Read more

indigenous-edm‘Victory’ at last: 676 square kms handed back to traditional owners

The longest Aboriginal land rights claim in Australian history has been settled. Three generations fought for justice, elder says. Read more

EDM-jungleThe unexpected death that tainted the new Jungle Book movie

In Sydney for the premiere, director Jon Favreau opened up about the loss that made promoting the film a “very sad” affair. Read more

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - APRIL 05: Police stand watch as protesters gather outside of the Parliament building for a second day following the government shake-up in the wake of the Panama Papers crisis on April 5, 2016 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Prime Minister Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has resigned after news broke on Sunday that he had hid his assets in an offshore shell-company whose existence was revealed by the Panama Papers. Numerous leaders around the world as well as wealthy individuals have been caught-up in the developing scandal. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Australian politicians caught flat-footed in Panama Papers scandal

Protests, resignations and international sanctions continue amid the financial scandal fallout. Here’s how our politicians reacted. Read more

EDM-golfThe American menu that puts our snack prices to shame

The incredibly low cost of food and drinks at golf’s most prestigious event, The Masters, must be seen to be believed. Read more

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Commercial TV is dying. These are the statistics that prove it

Viewers are switching off and ad revenues are falling as streaming services arrive. These are the networks that are being hit the hardest. Read more

CANTERBURY, ENGLAND - AUGUST 14: Ellyse Perry of Australia poses with the match ball after taking 5 wickets during day four of the Kia Women's Test of the Women's Ashes Series between England and Australia Women at The Spitfire Ground on August 14, 2015 in Canterbury, United Kingdom. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Australia’s female cricketers have scored an enormous pay rise

The increase makes them the highest paid sporting team of women in the country. Find out how much they’ll earn this season. Read more

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 24: Hugh Bowman riding Winx celebrates with the crowd after winning race 9 The William Hill Cox plate during Cox Plate Day at Moonee Valley Racecourse on October 24, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Punter furious after missing out on chance at $156,0000 payday

Brad Miller was set to rake in a huge windfall. All he needed was for this champion horse to win one more race. Then this happened. Read more