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Prince Andrew and Fergie's "proud parent" moment on Princess Eugenie's birthday

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>As Princess Eugenie turned 29, her parents couldn’t be prouder of their youngest daughter.</p> <p>Prince Andrew shared the love via Twitter and a very sweet photo montage of the family throughout the years.</p> <p>The photos include photos of Eugenie when she was a child, as well as a photo of Eugenie on her wedding day last October.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Wishing Princess Eugenie a very Happy Birthday!<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/HappyBirthdayHRH?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#HappyBirthdayHRH</a> 🎉 <a href="https://t.co/AOg3GHllm6">pic.twitter.com/AOg3GHllm6</a></p> — The Duke of York (@TheDukeOfYork) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheDukeOfYork/status/1109386867965865984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">23 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The caption reads: <span>“Wishing Princess Eugenie a very Happy Birthday!”</span></p> <p>Sarah, Duchess of York, also shared a happy birthday to Eugenie via Instagram.</p> <p>The post featured photos of Eugenie with her husband, Jack Brooksbank, at their wedding reception as well as a photo of Eugenie when she was a little girl.</p> <p>The caption for this snap said: “Happy Birthday my darling girl”.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvXoORqFOFC/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvXoORqFOFC/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">Happy Birthday my darling girl xxx 🥳 @princesseugenie</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/sarahferguson15/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Sarah Ferguson</a> (@sarahferguson15) on Mar 23, 2019 at 4:25pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>Big sister Beatrice didn’t make any public birthday wishes, but that’s because she doesn’t have an official social media account.</p> <p>Has your family embarrassed you on social media with old photos? Let us know in the comments.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div>

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Jacinda Ardern receives heartwarming tribute: “We are so very proud”

<p>Clark Gayford, the partner of New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, has shared a heartwarming post in light of the new gun control measures announced by his other half.</p> <p>In the wake of the Christchurch shooting, Ms Ardern was swift to announce reforms on Thursday, including the immediate ban of military-style semi-automatic guns and rifles.</p> <p>Her partner Clark shared an adorable photo of the couple’s daughter tightly clutching her father’s finger.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">For her 9 month birthday today we received the gift of crawling. <br />While her mum got her the gift of having a safer country to grow up in. <a href="https://t.co/FiCSTn0PM8">pic.twitter.com/FiCSTn0PM8</a></p> — Clarke Gayford (@NZClarke) <a href="https://twitter.com/NZClarke/status/1108632466800009216?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“For her 9-month birthday today we received the gift of crawling,” he wrote for the caption.</p> <p>“While her mum got her the gift of having a safer country to grow up in.”</p> <p>The stay-at-home dad has received a mass amount of praise from followers, commending the way the Prime Minister handled herself in the wake of the terrorist attack.</p> <p>The sharp and cutting message has garnered over 7,000 likes and a flurry of retweets.</p> <p>The rare image of the couple’s daughter, Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford, which was paired with an emotional and inspiring tribute to his politician partner – has received countless support.</p> <p><img style="width: 0px; height: 0px;" src="/media/7825099/jacinda-ardern-1.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/d98415c1eed241dc93428d9d4e065e8e" /></p> <p>“Please thank Neve for giving you the strength to give Jacinda the strength to give us all the strength to get through this together,” wrote one Twitter user.</p> <p>“We are so very proud of your mama little Neve,” wrote another.</p> <p>“I hope she is looking after herself too in all of this.”</p> <p>42-year-old Gayford formerly told<em> </em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.nowtolove.com.au/parenting/celebrity-families/clarke-gayford-tribute-neve-jacinda-adern-54764" target="_blank"><em>Australian Women’s Weekly</em></a> why he put his own career, a documentary show, <em>Fish of the Day</em> on hold to look after baby Neve while his partner lead New Zealand.</p> <p>“We weighed it up and we decided that her job was possibly slightly more important,” he’d joked.</p> <p>“It was always on the cards to work out that way. I've always been completely supportive of Jacinda and I believe in what she's trying to achieve for New Zealand.</p> <p>“So, it was easy for me to make that call. There are plenty of males out there that do that.”</p>

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Scott Morrison slammed after explosive interview with Waleed Aly

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>The Project viewers took to social media to note one key aspect of the testy exchange between Scott Morrison and Waleed Aly – The Prime Minister’s “aggressive” body language.</p> <p>The Prime Minister’s office accused <em>The Project</em> of defamation, after Aly stated that the PM once suggested exploiting Muslims for political gain – the two then came head to head on last night’s episode in a special 30-minute commercial free edition of the show.</p> <p>Viewers who tuned in on the special segment took to Twitter and Facebook to comment on the politician’s apparent frustration during the interview, in which he could be seen slouching back in his chair and crossing his legs.</p> <iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FTheProjectTV%2Fvideos%2F335749733744694%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe> <p>While Aly questioned him about the Coalition’s views on Muslims, many interpreted Morrison’s body language as “aggressive” and felt he came off as somewhat of a “bully.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">And slouching back in his seat with legs crossed, a foot raised and ready to kick out. Morrison's body language was revealing, to say the least.</p> — RealFakeLiberal (@RealFakeLiberal) <a href="https://twitter.com/RealFakeLiberal/status/1108649928216109056?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Social media users were divided on who appeared stronger throughout the segment, with some commending the Prime Minister’s refusal to “back down” against Aly’s “dribbling” interview.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/ScottMorrisonMP?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@ScottMorrisonMP</a> did way better than I anticipated. I was disappointed in Waleed's performance though.</p> — Christine Ryan (@ChristineRyan70) <a href="https://twitter.com/ChristineRyan70/status/1108662226435497984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“To me that means he’s not intimidated by his interviewer,” Pamela Johnson wrote.</p> <p>Isaac Ryan added: “Now sitting comfortably is against the law according to leftist thinkers.”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-conversation="none" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Waleed tried to dig up dirt on our gracious PM who tonight clarified that he stands for uniting, not dividing the Australian people, whether they be Coptic, Muslim, Buddhist etc. But the same can’t be said for Waleed. Its not about composure. It’s about cohesion.</p> — Karen Williams (@KarenWi151515) <a href="https://twitter.com/KarenWi151515/status/1108660161894211585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 21, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>What did you think of Scott Morrison’s interview with Waleed Aly? Let us know in the comments below.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div></div>

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Mick Schumacher: "Being compared to my father was never a problem for me"

<p>Mick Schumacher says he has no problem being compared to his father, Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher.</p> <p>Speaking ahead of his first Formula 2 season, Mick – who is turning 20 tomorrow – said the comparisons with the seven-time Formula 1 world champion are an "honour" rather than a burden.</p> <p>"Being compared to my father was never a problem for me," Mick said in a new video interview released by the Prema team.</p> <p>"Being compared to the best driver in F1 history is the goal you want to achieve and to have that as my idol and my father is something very special."</p> <p>Mick added, "I feel honoured to be compared to him because I just learn and try to improve."</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">.<a href="https://twitter.com/SchumacherMick?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SchumacherMick</a> speaks about his upcoming debut in the 2019 <a href="https://twitter.com/FIA_F2?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@FIA_F2</a> Championship, his goals for the season, staying with <a href="https://twitter.com/PREMA_Team?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PREMA_Team</a> and joining <a href="https://twitter.com/insideFDA?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@insideFDA</a> <br /><br />🎬: <a href="https://twitter.com/autofocusbg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@autofocusbg</a> <a href="https://t.co/PAVX8WttEn">https://t.co/PAVX8WttEn</a></p> — PREMA (@PREMA_Team) <a href="https://twitter.com/PREMA_Team/status/1108398847968071686?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Very little has been heard about Michael since his 2013 skiing incident, but Mick has continued to rise into prominence with his own racing career. The young German is driving for the Prema team this year after winning his first major title at the European Formula 3 series in 2018.</p> <p>Mick, who joined the Ferrari Driver Academy in January, also talked about moving from F3 to F2 racing. "The step itself isn't that huge from F3 … it's more understanding the tyre at 100 percent," he said. "That will be the most difficult part … It’s a good challenge."</p> <p>Mick will begin his first Formula 2 campaign in Bahrain next week.</p>

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“Australians will be feeling this too”: Jacinda Ardern’s message to Australia

<p>New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern shared a message to Australians in the wake of the terror attacks in Christchurch.</p> <p>She was asked during a press conference if she had a message for Australia. The 38-year-old responded saying that the attack won’t impact the relationship between Australia and New Zealand.</p> <p>“We’re incredibly aware that Australians will be feeling that too,” she said.</p> <p>“We have acknowledged that this person was not a New Zealand citizen. They did not grow up with this ideology here. They did come to us and bring this terrorist act with them.</p> <p>“But we do not see that as a reflection of our relationship with Australia or its people. And so, I do draw that distinction. I think New Zealanders draw that distinction.”</p> <p>Ardern also reflected on the “fantastic” support from Australian agencies and mentioned that she has been in contact with her Australian counterpart Scott Morrison since the attack.</p> <p>One of the most touching moments from the conference was Ardern speaking about how some of the victims in the attack were Syrian refugees.</p> <p>“I cannot tell you how gutting it is to know that a family came here for safety and refuge and they should have been safe here,” she said.</p> <p>A two-minute silence is being held this Friday in memory of those who lost their lives in the attack. A memorial service is also planned.</p> <p> </p>

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Death of an Aussie icon? Koalas facing extinction by 2050

<p>The government should take immediate action to prevent koala extinction, the World Wildlife Fund has urged, as numbers of the iconic Aussie animal continue to drop.</p> <p>According to the WWF, koala populations have rapidly declined in New South Wales and Queensland due to excessive tree-clearing.</p> <p>“Australia is the only developed country home to an internationally-recognised ‘deforestation hotspot’,” said WWF’s International President Pavan Sukhdev.</p> <p>“The rate of tree clearing in Australia’s east is comparable to the destruction taking place in the Amazon and Borneo … The world is watching to see how Australia will respond to koalas being driven towards extinction due to excess tree clearing.”</p> <p>The <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/05/global-deforestation-hotspot-3m-hectares-of-australian-forest-to-be-lost-in-15-years" target="_blank">Guardian</a></em> reported that Queensland clears more land every year than the rest of Australia combined together, with 395,000 hectares or more than 1,500 football fields worth of woodland being cleared in 2015-16 in the state. Meanwhile in NSW, only 9 per cent of the land is in a healthy or near-natural condition, according to Daisy Barham from the Nature Conservation Council of NSW.</p> <p>While there is no widely-accepted number of total populations, there is a consensus among experts and authorities that koala numbers are falling.</p> <p>A 2018 WWF report claimed that koala population has declined from 31,400 to 21,000 between 1990 and 2010. It projected that if current trends continue, koalas may be extinct by 2050.</p> <p>However, the Australian Koala Foundation said it is “<a rel="noopener" href="https://www.savethekoala.com/our-work/how-akf-and-government-got-their-numbers" target="_blank">practically impossible</a>” to get an accurate count in the wildlife. <span>Richard Kingsford, a professor of environmental science at the University of NSW also told the <a href="https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5963835/nationals-koala-numbers-laid-bare/?cs=7">AAP FactCheck</a> that the 2050 prediction is “blunt” and could not yet be determined. </span></p> <p>A <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.thecourier.com.au/story/5963835/nationals-koala-numbers-laid-bare/?cs=7" target="_blank">senate report</a> nevertheless confirmed that the numbers of koala had “undergone marked decline over three generations”.</p> <p>The WWF has offered to work with governments and communities to halt the koala decline.</p> <p>The issue on koala preservation has become a contentious topic ahead of the NSW election this Saturday as the candidates for the Coffs Harbour electorate debate the need for a Great Koala National Park in the area.</p>

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The Project fights PM’s “ugly” claims about Waleed Aly

<p><em>The Project</em> has hit back at Prime Minister Scott Morrison after claims he’d suggested his party use anti-Muslim scare tactics for political gain.</p> <p>Morrison criticised Aly on <em>ABC TV</em> yesterday on the Monday night episode which saw him accusing <em>The Project </em>host of telling an “appalling lie.”</p> <p>The politician has been hit with a fierce rebuttal, accusing the PM of dragging Waleed Aly into an “ugly political fight.”</p> <p>Aly referenced the <em>Sydney Morning Herald </em>story when presenting an emotional plea on the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks which claimed 50 lives.</p> <p>Host Hamish Macdonald revealed Aly’s emotional segment – which aired on Friday’s episode – resulted in the Prime Minister’s office contacting the show claiming it was “defamatory” in a “furious exchange.”</p> <p>“Update: Scott Morrison’s office has contacted <em>The Project </em>to deny the 2011 report on comments he has alleged to have made within a shadow cabinet meeting,” the show had tweeted later that night.</p> <p>“Now we offered Mr Morrison the opportunity to respond live on this desk when he was due to appear on this program on Monday,” Macdonald said on Wednesday.</p> <p>“Not only did he decline but his media team pulled him out of the scheduled appearance altogether.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">"The PM says he wants the truth. Well, here are some facts." - <a href="https://twitter.com/hamishNews?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@hamishnews</a> responds to the PM. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheProjectTV?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheProjectTV</a><br /><br />*Correction: The first report was in 2011, the Shadow Cabinet meeting was in 2010. <a href="https://t.co/r49JRKApK4">pic.twitter.com/r49JRKApK4</a></p> — The Project (@theprojecttv) <a href="https://twitter.com/theprojecttv/status/1108284072952889344?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 20, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“Obviously, two months out from an election, this is being dragged into an ugly political fight.”</p> <p>Macdonald explained that Mr Morrison’s claims that Aly had defamed him was that while the report was “confirmed by multiple sources inside the room and denied by some others,” it had “dogged Scott Morrison ever since.</p> <p>“In truth, no-one but those in that room can now say for sure what was said and there does seem to be two very distinct versions,” Macdonald said.</p> <p>“But we as a country know what our leaders have been saying about refugees and immigrants and Muslims for well over a decade.”</p> <p>Macdonald claimed the reason why he, instead of Aly, was delivering <em>The Project’s</em> response spoke volumes about Australia’s political figures.</p> <p>“If anything paints a clearer picture on the state of Australian politics today it is this; after Waleed made that genuine, thoughtful, and reasoned contribution on Friday night — a plea for our community to come together — the Prime Minister of our country threatened to sue,” Macdonald said.</p> <p>“In contrast, New Zealand’s Prime Minister invited Waleed to her country to sit down for an interview.</p> <p>“If you want to know why I’m here tonight and not Waleed that’s why, that’s where he is.</p> <p>“And so, Mr Morrison to you, personally, that invitation to come here and have that conversation that is so desperately needed is always open.”</p> <p>Aly said on Friday’s episode there were “media reports going back eight years at a shadow cabinet meeting in which another senior politician suggested his party should use community concerns about Muslims in Australia failing to integrate as a political strategy”.</p> <p>“That person is now the most senior politician we have,” he said, referring to the Prime Minister.</p> <p>Responding to the host’s claims on Wednesday morning, Mr Morrison said he had “no intention” of suing for defamation but did want to set the record straight.</p> <p>“I have no intention of doing that; I just simply want people to report the truth and that is an ugly and disgusting lie. I reject it absolutely,” Mr Morrison told <em>ABC TV.</em></p> <p>“Over the last decade I have spent my time as a public figure working with the Muslim community in southwestern NSW.”</p>

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“Disgusted”: Calls to sack Kochie after fiery debate with Pauline Hanson

<p>Australians all over the nation are fired up over <em>Sunrise</em> host David Koch for going hard on Pauline Hanson.</p> <p>The morning host has received a series of critiques online for lashing out at the One Nation leader, noting the program has given the politician a platform for many years.</p> <p>Since Monday morning’s episode, fury has continued to erupt, when the heated interview between Kochie and Hanson turned nasty.</p> <p>Viewers are pinning Kochie as a “bully” and demanding he be sacked for labelling the controversial leader “cowardly” after she told the program she would abstain from a vote to censure Senator Fraser Anning over his offensive comments about the Christchurch terrorist attack.</p> <p>Senator Hanson went further by rejecting that her comments about Muslims in Australia “empowered” white supremacists like the one accused of carrying out the New Zealand shooting.</p> <p>Kochie told Hanson that the 28-year-old shooter’s manifesto which was sent to New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden before the attack was carried out “reads like a One Nation immigration and Muslim policy.”    </p> <p>Viewers however did not jump to Kochie’s side, as fury erupted over his harsh interview style, calling him a “bully” and are now pushing for him to be sacked.</p> <p>Public criticism has also streamed in from non-supporters of Senator Hanson and One Nation, lashing Channel 7’s morning breakfast show <em>Sunrise</em> for trying to take a “moral high ground” when the program has hosted her frequently in the past.</p> <p>Sunrise executive producer Michael Pell confirmed to <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/sunrise-admits-paying-pauline-hanson-for-regular-appearances-in-lead-up-to-the-election/news-story/3509f5d399f9d49f8b7cddb9db329888" target="_blank"><em>News.com.au</em></a> that Senator Hanson was paid for her appearance on the morning show during the lead up to the 2016 federal election.</p> <p>The network makes a small donation to charity for her appearances, reportedly.</p> <p>Commentators took to social media to point out the hypocrisy of <em>Sunrise</em> lashing at Senator Hanson when they’ve allowed her a position on their show for a number of years.</p> <p>“Do you feel complicit, given that your program and network have given her a platform for so long - and even paid her to do so?” ex-senator Andrew Bartlett asked the morning breakfast show.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">@Kochie &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/sunriseon7?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@sunriseon7</a> are the ones who gave her this platform for many years - so if now Koshie feels it is appropriate to ask this question, is he also going to himself &amp; his producers the same thing? <a href="https://t.co/RQW8RsqPuK">https://t.co/RQW8RsqPuK</a></p> — Sophie McNeill (@Sophiemcneill) <a href="https://twitter.com/Sophiemcneill/status/1107411466087358464?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 17, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“@kochie_online imagine being a bully and thinking it's okay,” another wrote.</p> <p>A petition demanding Kochie to be fired from his hosting position on the morning breakfast show reached over 50,000 signatures in a day, only aiming to hit 1000 to show that they had “had enough” of him.</p> <p>Do you think Kochie was in the wrong? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Duchess Meghan channels Jackie O with vintage look

<p>The Duchess of Sussex has donned a vintage look reminiscent of Jackie O’s style for her visit to a royal family event.</p> <p>The 37-year-old was spotted wearing a vintage Christian Dior coat in chocolate brown silk and a bespoke navy velvet Stephen Jones beret to attend the christening of Zara Tindall’s 10-month-old daughter Lena Elizabeth Tindall on Saturday.</p> <p>The Duchess also carried a £1,695 (AU$ 3,167) Victoria Beckham “Vanity Box” leather tote.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvIF_0PlghJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;"><a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BvIF_0PlghJ/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">A post shared by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex 👑 (@daily.meghan)</a> on Mar 17, 2019 at 3:38pm PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The look bears resemblance to the one Jackie Kennedy was in when she joined her husband John F Kennedy for his 1960 presidential victory speech. At the time, Mrs Kennedy was also expecting, with her first son on the way.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Meghan channels Jackie O in a vintage Dior coat from for Lena Tindall's christening <a href="https://t.co/CtCOFRDbbf">https://t.co/CtCOFRDbbf</a> <a href="https://t.co/QT5SmXYtvL">pic.twitter.com/QT5SmXYtvL</a></p> — Kristen Neville (@ScornedWomanX) <a href="https://twitter.com/ScornedWomanX/status/1107612885486694401?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 18, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Prince Harry, who came with Duchess Meghan to the event, was reportedly named godfather to Lena in the ceremony, only weeks before he is expected to become a father himself. Apart from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the Queen and Princess Anne were also present at the event in Gloucestershire.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to see Jackie O’s best fashion looks.</p>

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“I was being bullied and shut down”: Pauline Hanson lashes out at Kochie and Sunrise team

<p>Pauline Hanson has not held back as she has delivered a three-minute video on her Facebook page outlining her treatment on the breakfast show <em>Sunrise</em>.</p> <p>Yesterday saw Hanson and presenter David Koch <a href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/entertainment/tv/kochie-slams-pauline-hanson-during-explosive-interview-on-sunrise">get into an argument</a> about whether or not her party’s rhetoric is like the one involved in the 87-page manifesto of the shooter in the Christchurch attacks.</p> <p>Derryn Hinch was also on the <em>Sunrise</em> segment and didn’t give Hanson a chance to explain her argument.</p> <p>In the video, she seems to speak directly to her audience.</p> <p>“Your comments suggested you thought I was being bullied and shut down, it was an ambush,” Hanson said with anger.</p> <p>“I felt that way too because I haven't been able to explain myself properly and answer the questions. I know how you feel because you feel exactly the same way and you feel you don't have a voice.”</p> <p><iframe src="https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FPaulineHansonAu%2Fvideos%2F378729252961073%2F&amp;show_text=0&amp;width=560" width="560" height="315" style="border: none; overflow: hidden;" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" allowtransparency="true" allowfullscreen="true"></iframe></p> <p>Hanson then goes on to question whether or not Kochie has read her party’s immigration policies.</p> <p>“Do they really understand? I don't think they do. They're quick to criticise me but when I get out and speak to people, I know how you feel because I feel exactly the same way,' she said.</p> <p>“People in our society are in fear of the ever-changing society that we live in. I do not condone the terrorist attack.”</p> <p>“My heartfelt sympathies go out to the people who have lost their lives and their loved ones, the same as I did for all of the other terrorist attacks that happened throughout the world,” Ms Hanson said.</p> <p>“My comments are purely based on let's find the reasons behind these terrorist attacks. Don't shut down debate. Give the people an opportunity to have their say.”</p> <p>The video has since attracted more than 280,000 views and has many comments declaring their support for Hanson.</p> <p>One commenter agreed saying, “They both owe you an apology. Don’t feed their egos anymore, refuse to appear on<em> Sunrise</em> until they publicly apologise to you”.</p> <p>Another said that they now know why their partner stopped watching <em>Sunrise</em>.</p> <p>“My partner refuses to watch<em> Sunrise</em> because of Kochie. Never took much notice. Today I realised why. He wasn’t doing his job properly. It wasn’t his place to debate.”</p> <p>Many were quick to commend Hanson for not losing control.</p> <p>“You did good girl, those two should be ashamed of themselves,” one commenter said.</p> <p>Did you watch the <em>Sunrise</em> segment yesterday? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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Roger Federer’s gracious words of kindness after shock upset

<p>It just wasn’t in the cards for Federer to win the Indian Wells final as Austrian youngster Dominic Thiem dominated the match.</p> <p>Federer offered a clinical display early in the match, as he took the first set with ease.</p> <p>Snagging an immediate break point opportunity before serving out on the first set, 6-3, the Swiss GOAT proved why he was number one.</p> <p>Things continued to get better for Federer whilst looking worse for Thiem, as the Austrian found himself 40-0 at one point.</p> <p>However, the 25-year-old wasn’t going to take that lying down, and he fought back with vigour.</p> <p>The match saw him claim a double break to go up 4-1. Federer wasn’t happy and took out his annoyance on the ball kids as Thiem continued to dominate.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">Irritable Federer is the worst Federer. Complaining about the ball kids is...not a good sign. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BNPPO19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BNPPO19</a></p> — Allen McDuffee (@AllenMcDuffee) <a href="https://twitter.com/AllenMcDuffee/status/1107435679821320192?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">18 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Thiem closed out the second set on 6-3, and with momentum on his side, he continued to do well in the third set.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">This 👏 Rally 👏 Is 👏 Everything 👏<br /><br />Don't miss the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BNPPO19?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BNPPO19</a> final live NOW on <a href="https://twitter.com/TennisTV?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@TennisTV</a> ✨ <a href="https://t.co/1rKLOJmeBP">pic.twitter.com/1rKLOJmeBP</a></p> — ATP Tour (@ATP_Tour) <a href="https://twitter.com/ATP_Tour/status/1107430895743614976?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">17 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>The third set was thrilling, as the pair found themselves in endless rallies to take the decider to 3-3. Thiem defended two consecutive Federer smashes with volleys at the net until Federer caught on and shanked a backhand return.</p> <p>Thiem maintained the rage that Federer was feeling and capitalised on tiring out his opponent. Thiem ended up snagging the crucial break at 6-5 and served out the match with ease as he claimed his first Masters 1000 title.</p> <p>Thiem couldn’t contain his joy after the match, although maintained he was nervous to play against Federer.</p> <p>“I was a little nervous to serve it out,” Thiem explained.</p> <p>“It's been a pleasure to play against one of the greatest of all time.”</p> <p>The ever-courteous Federer thanked the fans for watching as well as praising Thiem on his outstanding week.</p> <p>“Thank you very much. It’s been a great week for me even though it didn’t work out today,” he said. “What a great week Dominic has had, congratulations. Wonderful playing at the very end there, you deserve it.”</p> <p>Were you watching the match? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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“A disgrace”: Calls for Fraser Anning to be expelled following “Egg Boy” response

<p>In what has been a jam packed week for Fraser Anning, it only continues to build as he faces increasing pressure from all sides.</p> <p>His abrasive comments in the wake of the Christchurch shooting has not just been condemned by Australia’s very own Prime Minister, Scott Morrison and New Zealand’s Jacinda Arden – it has caused fury online as well as internationally.</p> <p>The senator is now facing an unprecedented tide of public backlash that has seen over one million signatures on an online petition to see him kicked out of parliament.</p> <p>The online petition has become the largest in Australian history, far eclipsing the Sydney Opera House horse racing advertising backlash last year. The creator of the appeal has only one demand – to remove Anning from his position in parliament.</p> <p>“Senator Fraser Anning’s views have no place in the government of our democratic and multicultural country,” the petition reads.</p> <p>“Within the bounds of Australian law, we request that he be pushed to resign from his position as Senator, and if appropriate, be investigated by law enforcement agencies for supporting right wing terrorism.”</p> <p>It points to the Queensland politicians’ divisive comments made just moments after the horrific attack which killed 50 Muslim people. His statements lashed against the Christchurch terrorist mass shooting victims on Friday.  </p> <p>“Does anyone still dispute the link between Muslim immigration and violence?” Anning tweeted shortly after 50 innocent Muslims were shot dead in their place of worship.</p> <p>“The real cause of the bloodshed on New Zealand streets today is the immigration program which allowed Muslim fanatics to migrate to New Zealand in the first place,” he said in a later statement.</p> <p>Since then, the extreme far-right politician has seen the public in all its fury, even being ambushed by a 17-year-old Australian boy, Will Connolly – who cracked a raw egg over his head on Saturday.</p> <p>Anning, who was answering media questions at Melbourne airport responded by promptly slapping the teenage boy twice over the head.</p> <p>Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the senator should be charged.</p> <p>“The full force of the law should be applied to Senator Anning.” he told reporters.</p> <p>Victorian police have since released a statement, explaining Anning “retaliated and struck the teen twice” before Mr Connolly was dragged to the ground by supporters</p> <p>“The incident is being actively investigated by Victoria Police in its entirety,” the statement read.</p> <p>Greens leader Richard Di Natale told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/greens-want-senator-fraser-anning-expelled/news-story/7268a950f52a3068d2924e5192616ac2" target="_blank">The Australian</a> </em>the party is looking to expel him from federal parliament.</p> <p>“We are exploring all options, including amending section 8 of the Privileges Act to allow members of parliament to be expelled by their fellow MPs.</p> <p>“While politicians should be held responsible for their actions by the voters, in extraordinary circumstances like these where there is a pattern of behaviour that is so far outside acceptable norms, we must be willing to take extraordinary action to protect the community.”</p> <p>New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Arden has also publicly condemned Anning.</p> <p>When asked by a journalist what she thought of the comments the politician made, she replied: “They’re a disgrace.”</p> <p>A GoFundMe page set up to raise AUD$2000 to pay for Mr Connolly’s “legal fees” and “more eggs” has exceeded over AUD$25,000 on Sunday.</p> <p>The site says most of the money will go to the victims of Christchurch mass shooting.</p> <p>After being released from police custody due to slamming a raw egg onto the head of Anning, the teen urged viewers to not follow in his lead.</p> <p>“Don’t egg politicians. You get tackled by 30 bogans at the same time,” he said in a video. “I learnt the hard way.”</p>

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Fit for a Queen! Take a look inside the homes of the royal family

<p>Majority of people think that the British Royal family all live together in Buckingham Palace, but there’s a variety of properties that the Windsor family like to call home.</p> <p>Australian Woman’s Weekly Royal Editor Juliet Rieden told <em><a rel="noopener" href="https://homes.nine.com.au/" target="_blank">Nine Honey Homes</a><span> </span></em>about the houses that the Royal family live in.</p> <p>“It’s all about the history. The houses are very grand,” Rieden explained.</p> <p>Rieden also talked about some of the renovations that are being done to the Frogmore House – the new home of Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan.</p> <p>With renovations costing between $AUD 2.5 and $AUD3.8 million, there’s been extensive work done to restore the Frogmore House.</p> <p>However, this money comes from the Queen’s sovereign grant. Any other changes that want to be made will be coming out of Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry’s own pockets.</p> <p>Frogmore House is where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had their wedding reception.</p> <p>“There’s going to be a nursery, of course. There’s a yoga studio being built for Meghan,” said Rieden.</p> <p>Prince William and Duchess Kate, however, still have the premium location at Kensington Palace.</p> <p>“Apartment 1A is the premier location. There are 20 main rooms over four storeys. The family have got a pretty nice place to live in London,” explained Rieden.</p> <p>The family are surrounded by other royals, including the newly married Princess Eugenie, who has moved into a cottage at the Palace.</p> <p>However, Prince Charles and Camilla come out on top. They live in Clarence House, which was the property that the Queen lived in with Prince Philip before moving into Buckingham Palace.</p> <p>Scroll through the gallery above to take a look inside the royal residences.</p> <p>Which one is your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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What Kate and Meghan's body language says about their supposed "feud"

<div> <div class="replay"> <div class="reply_body body linkify"> <div class="reply_body"> <div class="body_text "> <p>They’ve been dabbed the ‘royal fab four’ but reports at the end of last year alleged there was a strain in the relationship between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.</p> <p>Although the royal foursome has not attended events often together since then, royal fans have a kept a keen eye on the family, who all appeared together last week to mark the 50-year anniversary of the investiture of Prince Charles becoming the Prince of Wales.</p> <p>More recently, they all came together again for the Commonwealth Day celebrations in London on Monday.</p> <p>The only factors royal fans are able to speculate on from the outside is Duchess Kate’s and Duchess Meghan’s body language. The question arises: What does the fab four’s body language tell us about the supposed feud?</p> <p>Kirsty Milligan, a body language expert, told Yahoo Lifestyle that if there is a "feud", the royal family are good at hiding it from the public and keeping it purely behind closed doors.</p> <p>“The ‘Fab Four’ are definitely well versed in how to maintain a professional/regal presence in public,” she said.</p> <p>“If there is a rift, they’re very practiced in not allowing that to show.</p> <p>“We can usually see this in facial expressions and guarded or protective body movements that show discomfort.”</p> <p>Through analysing the behaviour of the Dukes and Duchesses at Buckingham Palace last week, Milligan added: “What we can see of their facial expressions is very composed. This could certainly be masking many other feelings and emotions.</p> <p>“We do see a very polished and practiced public appearance, but it’s what we don’t see that might be more telling.”</p> <p>Elly Johnson, another body language professional, believed the 37-year-old Duchess of Sussex had other thoughts on her mind that are actually quite far away from the alleged "rift".</p> <p>Speaking on the public appearance last week, Johnson said: “I believe Meghan is more focussed on figuring out exactly what she should do and when they should walk in, she is feeling a bit awkward, not having attended an event exactly like this before.”</p> <p>She also explained the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are both aware of an order that should be “respected” in the royal family and are “conscious not to lead the way into the room".</p> <p>Do you believe the reports that there is a rift between the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex? Let us know in the comments below.</p> </div> </div> <div class="details"><span>Scroll through the gallery above to see Duchess Kate and Duchess Meghan's body language.</span></div> </div> </div> </div> <div></div>

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Duchess Kate shares rare update on Prince Louis

<p>The Duchess of Cambridge has revealed Prince Louis's new milestone during a public engagement at a child centre on Tuesday.</p> <p>In her visit to the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre in London, Duchess Kate shared that her 10-month-old son is keeping her on her toes.</p> <p>"Louis just wants to pull himself up all the time," the Duchess reportedly told fellow parents. "He has got these little walkers and is bombing around in them."</p> <p><em><a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/2019031270785/kate-middleton-baby-prince-louis-walking/" target="_blank">Hello!</a> </em>reported that the 37-year-old royal was chatting to a mother named Kriti, who was there with her nine-month-old son Kameron.</p> <p>"She took one look at Kameron and said, 'Oh he wants to go walkies'," said Kriti.</p> <p>"Apparently her son is cruising [pulling oneself up and using furniture to move about] and she said she was running after him all the time."</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu6W1wXl4mD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Bu6W1wXl4mD/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duchess of Cambridge visited the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre to see how the Lambeth Early Action Partnership (LEAP) are using the Parent and Infant Relationship Service (PAIRS) to support parents, carers and their children. At the Centre The Duchess joined parents and their children for ‘Together Time’, which provides space for parents to enjoy being with their babies or toddlers and includes singing, use of child led play and interaction. The session is designed to support parents’ ability to understand their child’s cues, feel more confident in their parenting and strengthen their relationship with their child.</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Mar 12, 2019 at 7:35am PDT</p> </div> </blockquote> <p>The Duchess also chatted with Finesse, mother of 23-month-old twins Kamina and Kashay, and asked about her experience raising twins. </p> <p>"I told her ‘double the trouble’ and she laughed," Finesse said.</p> <p>"She was just lovely, really down to earth. I never thought she would come down and sit with us, but she did.</p> <p>"She just wanted to chat about what it was like to be a mum. She said that we all had our ups and downs as parents, regardless of who we are."</p> <p>Duchess Kate visited the children's centre to learn more about the services provided to parents, carers and children through the Lambeth Early Action Partnership program. She also took part in the 'Together Time' session where parents share and learn parenting tips from each other as well as childcare professionals, as well as the 'Circle of Security' session where mothers discuss their struggles.</p> <p>Prince Louis, born in April last year, is Duchess Kate's youngest child. He is the fifth in line to the throne behind grandfather Prince Charles, father Prince William and siblings Prince George and Princess Charlotte.</p>

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The awkward moment you missed between Lisa Wilkinson and Cassandra Thorburn

<p>Cassandra Thorburn was eliminated from<span> </span><em>Dancing With The Stars</em><span> </span>on Monday night and went on <em>The Project</em> on Tuesday night to talk about what it was like being on the show, coming face to face with her ex-husband's former<span> </span><em>Today</em><span> </span>co-host.</p> <p>As Lisa Wilkinson is now a host on <em>The Project</em>, it was an awkward exchange to say the least, but both ladies remained professional and courteous.</p> <p>Co-host on<span> </span><em>The Project</em><span> </span>Peter Helliar did his best to lighten the mood before Wilkinson dived in with the probing questions.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">So lovely chatting with Cassandra Thorburn after her <a href="https://twitter.com/DancingOn10?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@DancingOn10</a> departure. She opened up about lessons she learned on the show, her eldest son leaving the nest, and why she's okay with not being the best dancer. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheProjectTV?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TheProjectTV</a> <a href="https://t.co/yDZBhfm7wc">pic.twitter.com/yDZBhfm7wc</a></p> — The Project (@theprojecttv) <a href="https://twitter.com/theprojecttv/status/1105380286953484289?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">12 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>"Signing on for the show meant there would be this huge spotlight upon you. How have you felt about the way that's all played out?" asked Wilkinson.</p> <p>Thorburn explained that she took the opportunity to put the huge media spotlight onto palliative care as her father passed away in October 2018 in palliative care.</p> <p>“That’s exactly what I wanted, Lisa. I wanted to highlight palliative care, and I don’t think palliative care gets enough attention, so I wanted to highlight that</p> <p>“There’s been so much thoughts about who I am and all of that, and I just kind of decided that this is a great opportunity to show who I am without people speculating all the time.”</p> <p>Wilkinson quickly followed up with her next question about how Thorburn is navigating life as a single mum now.</p> <p>“Have you worked out how to navigate being in the public eye as a single mum? Pardon the pun, but it’s a difficult dance,” enquired Wilkinson.</p> <p>Thorburn had her answer prepped and ready, explaining:</p> <p>“I'm happy, I'm very happy. Like my 'memorable year' dance on<span> </span><em>Dancing With The Stars.</em></p> <p>“2016 was my most memorable year. It was a happy dance.</p> <p>“Because at the end of that year, I had gotten to know myself better, I just found my place as who I was and what was important to me all of a sudden and what was going to be best for my children when they're with me,” Thorburn continued.</p> <p>“I've embraced it and I'm really happy.”</p> <p>Thorburn and Stefanovic divorced in 2016 after 21 years of marriage.</p> <p>Did you watch<span> </span><em>The Project<span> </span></em>on Tuesday night? Let us know in the comments below. </p>

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Nationals leader takes a swipe at Barnaby Joyce: "I understand what it takes to have a successful marriage"

<p>Deputy Prime Minister and National Party leader Michael McCormack has taken a swipe at Barnaby Joyce amid growing speculation that Joyce will take his job.</p> <p>On Monday, Joyce reiterated his calls for a new coal-fired power plant in Queensland in an interview with Radio National, despite the Liberal Party’s fears that it would threaten safe seats in the southern states.</p> <p>"We are not married to the Liberal Party," said Joyce. "If we’re going to agree with everything they say, we should join the Liberal Party."</p> <p>In response to the call, McCormack alluded to Joyce’s failed marriage. "I understand when you have a marriage it's a two-way relationship," McCormack said.</p> <p>"You don't always get what you want but you have to work together to build better outcomes for your family … I understand that, I understand what it takes to have a successful marriage."</p> <p><img style="width: 500px; height: 333.496px; display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;" src="/media/7824618/mmc.jpg" alt="" data-udi="umb://media/6e61abc915854a858a8055852d896270" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and the leader of the Nationals Michael McCormack</em></p> <p>Joyce, former leader of the Nationals, stepped down from the party's top spot last year after the public learned of his affair with former staffer Vikki Campion. The relationship also ended Joyce's <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.oversixty.com.au/finance/money-banking/barnaby-joyce-s-difficult-divorce-decision" target="_blank">24-year marriage</a> with wife Natalie.</p> <p>While Joyce said he had no intention to launch a leadership spill against McCormack, he suggested that he would be legitimate for the job.</p> <p>"If there was a spill and the position's vacant, I am the elected deputy prime minister of Australia, so I’d have no, any guilt at all in standing but I don't see that happening," Joyce said.</p> <p>"So people say, 'Oh, the leadership’s toppled' – no, it wouldn’t be, because I’m the elected leader at the last elected federal election."</p> <p>Prime Minister and Liberals leader Scott Morrison denied that leadership change is abound for the Nationals. </p> <p>"We have a fantastic leader of the National Party and the Deputy Prime Minister in Michael McCormack and there'll be no change to that," said Morrison.</p> <p>Opposition leader Bill Shorten indicated that the current Coalition government are too divided for Australians.</p> <p>"The Liberals are divided. They can't agree on who the leader should have been. They can't agree on whether or not to give women a fair go. They can't agree on energy or climate policy.</p> <p>"And then you turn to the National Party. They can’t agree whether their leader should be Barnaby Joyce or Michael McCormack. They can’t agree about whether it’s a good idea whether to privatise Queensland power. They can’t agree even on their coal line."</p> <p>The Liberal-Nationals have suffered its 50th consecutive loss in the Newspoll as they continued to lag behind Labor by 46 per cent to 54 per cent on a two-party preferred basis. However, Morrison still emerged as the preferred prime minister over Shorten by 43 per cent to 36 per cent.</p>

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Julia Gillard praises "passionate" Duchess Meghan

<p>Julia Gillard has praised the Duchess of Sussex for her passion in gender equality as she joined the British royal on an International Women’s Day panel.</p> <p>On Friday, the former Australian prime minister participated in a panel at King’s College London to discuss women’s rights, feminism and gender equality.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">The Duchess of Sussex joins today's unique <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/InternationalWomensDay?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#InternationalWomensDay</a> panel, convened by <a href="https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@QueensComTrust</a>, to discuss the obstacles that women face and the global opportunities that could be unlocked if girls and women are treated fairly and equally alongside men. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IWD2019?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IWD2019</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IWDxQCT?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IWDxQCT</a> <a href="https://t.co/qyWsUj3aSH">pic.twitter.com/qyWsUj3aSH</a></p> — Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) <a href="https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/1104009306834378754?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">8 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Ahead of the event, Gillard told <a rel="noopener" href="https://www.hellomagazine.com/celebrities/2019030870623/julia-gillard-backlash-australia-female-pm-exclusive/" target="_blank"><em>Hello!</em></a> that she was excited to hear from Duchess Meghan.</p> <p>"It will be great to hear her thoughts on how we move to that more gender-equal world," said Gillard.</p> <p>"I know that she is someone who is very passionate about the cause of equality, as is Prince Harry, and he demonstrated that in his speech today and certainly revved up the crowd."</p> <p>This was not the first time that Gillard worked with a member of the British royal family. </p> <p>"I also chaired the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Australia which the Queen plays such a special leadership role in," said the 57-year-old.</p> <p>"I had some exposure to the royal family then but it is tremendous to see the way the young royal family is raising issues that need to be discussed and really inspiring young people – and I have witnessed that with my own eyes today."</p> <p>Gillard also revealed the struggles she faced as Australia’s first female PM. "In my early days in politics even, I wouldn't say that it was that different for me because I was a woman. But once I got to the ultimate leadership position as prime minister, the first woman to serve, it clearly was a very gendered environment."</p> <p>In 2012, Gillard's speech against sexism from her political opponent Tony Abbott was reported around the world.</p> <p>"Currently, if we look at the parliaments of the world, only 23 per cent of parliamentarians are women and you can name the number of women leaders with your fingers," said Gillard.</p> <p>"There is a lot of change that is necessary if we are going to be in a world where it is as routine to see a woman being a president and prime minister as it to see a man serving in those roles."</p> <p>During the panel discussion – which was convened by the Queen's Commonwealth Trust and also joined by singer Annie Lennox, model Adwoa Aboah and British journalist Anne McElvoy – the Duchess talked about her hopes for her future baby.</p> <p>The 37-year-old is expected to give birth in late April.</p> <blockquote style="background: #FFF; border: 0; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: 0 0 1px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.5),0 1px 10px 0 rgba(0,0,0,0.15); margin: 1px; max-width: 540px; min-width: 326px; padding: 0; width: calc(100% - 2px);" class="instagram-media" data-instgrm-captioned="" data-instgrm-permalink="https://www.instagram.com/p/Buv_SQllehv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" data-instgrm-version="12"> <div style="padding: 16px;"> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: row; align-items: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 50%; flex-grow: 0; height: 40px; margin-right: 14px; width: 40px;"></div> <div style="display: flex; flex-direction: column; flex-grow: 1; justify-content: center;"> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; margin-bottom: 6px; width: 100px;"></div> <div style="background-color: #f4f4f4; border-radius: 4px; flex-grow: 0; height: 14px; width: 60px;"></div> </div> </div> <div style="padding: 19% 0;"></div> <div style="display: block; height: 50px; margin: 0 auto 12px; width: 50px;"></div> <div style="padding-top: 8px;"> <div style="color: #3897f0; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: 550; line-height: 18px;">View this post on Instagram</div> </div> <p style="margin: 8px 0 0 0; padding: 0 4px;"><a style="color: #000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/p/Buv_SQllehv/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank">The Duchess of Sussex has become Vice-President of The @Queens_Commonwealth_Trust, of which Her Majesty The Queen is Patron, and The Duke of Sussex is President. On International Women’s Day The Duchess joined a special panel discussion of female thought-leaders and activists to discuss a range of issues affecting women today, convened by The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. #InternationalWomensDay #IWD2019 #QCT #QCTxIWD</a></p> <p style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 17px; margin-bottom: 0; margin-top: 8px; overflow: hidden; padding: 8px 0 7px; text-align: center; text-overflow: ellipsis; white-space: nowrap;">A post shared by <a style="color: #c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px;" rel="noopener" href="https://www.instagram.com/kensingtonroyal/?utm_source=ig_embed&amp;utm_medium=loading" target="_blank"> Kensington Palace</a> (@kensingtonroyal) on Mar 8, 2019 at 5:57am PST</p> </div> </blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en-gb"> <p dir="ltr">"Its not just about girls going to school and becoming smart girls, its knowing that those smart girls become influential women, and that ends up changing the world for the better" - The Duchess of Sussex, <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/IWD2019?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#IWD2019</a> <br /><br />Watch the full panel disccusion here: <a href="https://t.co/7LRphVaVP5">https://t.co/7LRphVaVP5</a> <a href="https://t.co/mysF322yfN">pic.twitter.com/mysF322yfN</a></p> — Queen's CW Trust (@queenscomtrust) <a href="https://twitter.com/queenscomtrust/status/1104469844051853313?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">9 March 2019</a></blockquote> <p>"I'd seen this documentary on Netflix about feminism and one of the things they said during pregnancy was, 'I feel the embryonic kicking of feminism'," the Duchess said. "I love that. So boy or girl or whatever it is, we hope that that's the case with our little bump."</p>

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Pauline Hanson and Mark Latham leave 60 Minutes viewers cringing: "I'm sick of it"

<p>The country was divided when Mark Latham joined forced with Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party in November, with many wondering how long the odd pairing would last.</p> <p>Now, four months later the two are seen sharing a laugh and delivering high praise for one another, making those who doubt the unlikely duo cringe at the sight.</p> <p>Critics believe the two are putting on a façade, and the entire partnership will turn ugly sooner rather than later. According to them, One Nation doesn’t have room for the former Labor Party and former Liberal Democrat Party maverick.</p> <p>But despite the naysayers, the pair put on a jolly display for their <em>60 Minutes</em> appearance on Sunday night, shutting down the noise as they claimed to be as united as ever.</p> <p>Senator Hanson made a point of not backing down due to a “precious few” wanting them to change their ideologies.</p> <p>“It’s not gonna happen,” she told <em>60 Minutes.</em></p> <p>“Everyone wants to have a go at us because we’re prepared to stand up and speak up for ourselves on policy, and what’s happening in this country.</p> <p>“But you try to pull us down for whatever little reason … I’m sick of it. I’m over it. Let the people judge us, and they’ll have their say at the ballot box.”</p> <p>It was at that moment that presenter Liz Hayes interjected, telling them: “You know that the view is that you two cannot last?”</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">Politics’ odd couple is certainly a surprising union. But <a href="https://twitter.com/PaulineHansonOz?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@PaulineHansonOz</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/RealMarkLatham?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@RealMarkLatham</a> say they bring different skills to the table and want to improve the politics they say the public is fed up with. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/60Mins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#60Mins</a> <a href="https://t.co/7EoRsjDmPI">pic.twitter.com/7EoRsjDmPI</a></p> — 60 Minutes Australia (@60Mins) <a href="https://twitter.com/60Mins/status/1104691601870249990?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>“Well you know, what I find curious is the focus on us,” said Lathom.</p> <p>“I suppose that is because we’re outspoken, we try to speak the truth, and we say things that the lefties in particular don’t like, and we cop all the outrage. The others …</p> <p>“Because they see us as a threat, Mark,” Hanson cut in.</p> <p>“That’s what it is. They see us as a threat and it’s all wishful thinking that they want to see us not work together and it’ll sort of finish.”</p> <p>But their critics were not one to back down, as many showed support behind the notion that their “marriage” wouldn’t last long, and were frustrated that their Sunday night viewing was interrupted by the controversial duo.</p> <p>Though, not everyone was up in arms, as some said that the pair were “made for each other”.</p> <p>“Watching #SBS the brilliant program Dr Jane Goodall-my life with chimpanzees. Tempted to switch to #60Mins to see Hanson and Latham but preferred to stay with intelligent life instead,” wrote one witty Aussie on Twitter.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">There’s milk in my fridge that’ll last longer than this Hanson/Latham ‘marriage ‘.<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/60mins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#60mins</a></p> — Former Legend (@Former_legend) <a href="https://twitter.com/Former_legend/status/1104691512888049664?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/60mins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#60mins</a> lost me today, having these 2 pelicans on, no self respect</p> — samuel abbs (@abbs_man) <a href="https://twitter.com/abbs_man/status/1104690285118799872?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet tw-align-center" data-lang="en"> <p dir="ltr">so many wonderful Australians you can interview and you guys talk to these two buffoons <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/60mins?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#60mins</a></p> — Anna (@spannaforce) <a href="https://twitter.com/spannaforce/status/1104689630287282177?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2019</a></blockquote> <p>Latham stood by what he wrote about Hanson before he joined the One Nation Party: “The Hanson persona is a perfect match for the One Nation constituency, resentful, distrustful, and overwhelmingly negative.”</p> <p>He excused himself by saying the harsh words were due to being a member of the Labor Party at the time with Hanson defending the 58-year-old, saying it was from 18 years ago.</p> <p>According to Hanson, she saw Latham’s potential when she was first elected in 1996.</p> <p>“I always imagined Mark to be a future Prime Minister,” she said.</p> <p>But while the two gushed about each other’s body of work, there was one issue they admit to butt heads over – banning the burqa.</p> <p>“He doesn’t agree with banning it completely in communities or on streets and that type of things, but we have talked about it and compromised,” said Hanson.</p> <p>“If they wear it in their own mosque, if they wanna wear it in their own home, Mark didn’t believe that was a real problem. I, you know, think that to wear the full burqa, the full covering, especially getting your driver’s licence or driving a car is not feasible. It’s unworkable. Where it does impact on society is in banks, in government buildings, in schools, in hospitals and these type of things.”</p> <p>And to prove her point, Hanson infamously wore a burqa into the Senate in 2017.</p> <p>“The main thing is Pauline whipped it off quickly and that’s what everyone should do,” said Latham.</p> <p>“Whip it off quickly and get rid of it.”</p> <p>Did you watch <em>60 Minutes </em>last night? What did you think of the unconventional duo? Let us know in the comments below.</p>

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