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Chart of the day: Where do migrants to Australia come from?

Asia is Australia's largest source of permanent migrants, according to the latest available figures from the Department of Home Affairs. In the 2016-17 financial year, Asia accounted for 56 per cent of Australia's migrant intake. "Australia, like many populations around the world, is structurally ageing and competing for migrants with countries like Canada, the
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What is Ambien, the drug name-dropped by Elon Musk?

When Roseanne Barr tweeted a racist comment earlier this year, she initially blamed Ambien. Now Elon Musk has name-dropped the drug in an emotional interview about Tesla's troubles in the New York Times. So what is Ambien and why does it keep making the news? Here's what you need to know. What is Ambien? Ambien is a brand of sleeping pill avaliable in the
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Coles blames IT glitch after stores forced to shut their doors

Related Story: Coles to stop handing out free plastic bags — again Coles supermarkets across the country were unable to open on timethis morning due to a "network error". Customers hoping to hit the shops as soon as doors opened on Sunday weretold a nationwide error meant the supermarkets were unable to process sales. One of the signs spotted outside a closed store
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Israel Folau ruled out of Bledisloe Cup game two

Related Story: Wallabies go down to All Blacks in Bledisloe Cup opener Related Story: World champion Black Ferns rout Wallaroos in women's rugby Test The Wallabies will be without injured superstar Israel Folau, when they attempt to win in Auckland for the first time since 1986. Australia flew to New Zealand this morning without Folau, leaving their hopes of
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Putin dances with Austria’s Foreign Minister at her wedding

Russian President Vladimir Putin dances with Austrian Foreign MInister Karin Kneissl at her wedding on Saturday. Photo: Roland Schlager/APA/POOL/AFP Russian President Vladimir Putin attended the wedding of Austrian Foreign Minister Karin Kneissl on Saturday, in a visit that the opposition says has damaged Austria's reputation for political neutrality.