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New Bluey episode featuring the Heeler house for sale.

Is Bluey really moving home?

Moving home is something lots of kids have to go through, but could Australia’s favourite animated family really be selling their iconic Brisbane house? And if so, where would they move to?

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NGV Conservator Raye Collins (pictured) made the discovery with this week along with Beckett Rozentals, Curator of Australian Art.

A hidden Balson and Crowley painting (the geometric painting) was found behind another framed composition, which has been there since World War 2. Picture: Jason Edwards

Secret art found behind portrait

A never-before seen painting by artist Ralph Balson will be exhibited for the first time after NGV staff discovered it nailed behind another artwork the gallery has held for almost 45 years

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LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 18: Members of the public photograph a recent mural which has appeared on the side of a building in Islington on March 18, 2024 in London, England. The  'Banksy' artwork appeared on a North London street on Sunday. A mass of green has been painted behind a bare tree to look like foliage, with a stencil of a person holding a pressure hose next to it. The green paint used matches the colour the council uses on Islington road signs. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Banksy mural sprouts in London

Graffiti artist Banksy is back with a green theme, claiming responsibility for a new wall mural that appears to bring bare boughs to life, prompting some to find an environmental message

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Mark Knight cartoon on pets being allowed in planes

Doggie treats taking off on Virgin?

Cartoonist and animal lover Mark Knight could not resist the opportunity to draw a plane full of pooches after Virgin Australia announced that domestic pets are getting a major travel upgrade

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This photo shows an Olympic tryptic tapestry created for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, designed from a drawing by French-Iranian graphic novelist and illustrator Marjane Satrapi, during its unveiling at the Mobilier National (National Furniture) in Paris on March 12, 2024. The tapestry will be exhibited at the Hotel de la Marine from June 21, 2024. (Photo by BERTRAND GUAY / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION

Olympic tapestry unveiled in Paris

As a stunning Olympics tapestry is unveiled ahead of the Paris Games, we take a look at the history of this ancient art and where you’ll find some of Australia’s most magnificent examples 

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KIDS NEWS 2024: Indigenous Literacy Foundation - Great Book Swap Launch on March 12, 2024 in Sydney, Australia with mega-selling children's author and ILF Lifetime Ambassador Andy Griffiths. Picture: Joseph Mayers/ILF/supplied

Andy Griffiths’ Book Swap splash

Aussie children’s author Andy Griffiths launches the Indigenous Literacy Foundation’s annual Great Book Swap at Sydney Sea Life aquarium – get swapping and win a virtual visit from Andy

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TOPSHOT - Canadian actor Ryan Gosling performs "I'm Just Ken" from "Barbie" onstage during the 96th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 10, 2024. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon / AFP)

‘Kenergy’ wins hearts at Oscars

Aussie star Maggot Robbie missed out on an Oscars nomination for Barbie but channelled a statuette for the after-party, while co-star Ryan Gosling won the night performing I’m Just Ken

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Allies of Donald Trump have the knives out for Taylor Swift fuelled by increasingly bizarre conspiracy theories that the singer is part of an elaborate plot to endorse President Biden as she did before the 2020 election

Don trumps Swift’s Super Tuesday

Taylor Swift rallied voters as US President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump each claimed resounding wins on Super Tuesday – now Nikki Haley is out, the rematch is on UPDATED

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Taylor Swift concert at the MCG. 2024. Melbourne. Picture: Jake Nowakowski

Tay Tay takes Sydney

Taylor Swift’s getting to know the harbour city, twice visiting Sydney Zoo in the city’s west and dining in popular hotspots after her boyfriend Travis Kelce jetted in to see the sights by her side 

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NCA NewsWire Photos - 15 FEBRUARY, 2024:  Taylor Swift fans flock to the Melbourne Jet Base to catch a glimpse of Taylor Swift as she arrives in Melbourne by private plane. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Jake Nowakowski

Tay Tay’s Melbourne touchdown

Global superstar Taylor Swift landed in Melbourne in the early hours of Thursday as Australian fans gathered in darkness to try to catch of their idol amid global madness WATCH THE VIDEO

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Pics to support editorial: Wiggles/Unicef launch 12 Little Brave Books., pics: supplied

Wiggles’ brave new chapter

The Wiggles, Australia’s most beloved children’s musical group, is empowering our youngest generation to express their emotions by launching a set of 12 Brave Little Books in collaboration with UNICEF Australia.

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TOPSHOT - This image grab taken from AFPTV footage shows two environmental activists from the collective dubbed "Riposte Alimentaire" (Food Retaliation) hurling soup at Leonardo Da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" (La Joconde) painting, at the Louvre museum in Paris, on January 28, 2024. Two protesters on January 38, 2024 hurled soup at the bullet-proof glass protecting Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" in Paris, demanding the right to "healthy and sustainable food", an AFP journalist said. It is the latest attack on the masterpiece in the French capital's Louvre museum, after someone threw a custard pie at it in May 2022, but it's thick glass casing ensured it came to no harm. (Photo by David CANTINIAUX / AFPTV / AFP)

Protesters hurl soup at Mona Lisa

Two female protesters threw pumpkin soup at the world’s most famous portrait while calling for better working conditions for French farmers and more sustainable food production

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Holiday reading. iStock image. For Kids News and Hibernation

Great summer reading guide

If you’re looking for fab new titles to devour over the school holidays – or some late additions to your Christmas wishlist – our HarperCollins Book Club summer reading guide has you covered

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This image courtesy of TIME/TIME Person of the Year shows the cover of Time magazine announcing the 2023 Person of the Year with US singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. (Photo by Handout / TIME / TIME Person of the Year / AFP)

Tay Tay named Person of the Year

Pop sensation Taylor Swift has been crowned Time Magazine’s Person of the Year for 2023, beating world leaders like King Charles III and Vladimir Putin to take top spot

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‘AI’ named 2023 Word of the Year

‘AI’ named Word of the Year by Collins Dictionary as Kids News joins ‘the dominant conversation of 2023’ with an AI experiment transforming stars and politicians into a Halloween Hall of Fame