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Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, July 15, 2024

Trump’s reaction changes history

Seconds after US presidential hopeful Donald Trump survived the assassination attempt in Pennsylvania, he seized the moment. Mark Knight’s cartoon captures him walking away not as a victim but as the clear election frontrunner

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TV personality, comedian and author David Walliams visits Erskineville Public School to launch his new book. L to R, Kindy students with David - Olive Corben, Charlie Stewart, David Walliams, Aja Shooter and Maddox Topping. Pic, Sam Ruttyn

David Walliams: ‘I was a TV addict’

Since his first novel The Boy in the Dress in 2008, David Walliams has revolutionised reading for children. But now he’s competing against the digital world and screen addictions

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 16: EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO BOOK COVERS Taylor Swift performs at Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 16, 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management)

Scottish fans trigger seismic Swift

Swifties in Scotland danced so hard through Tay Tay’s Eras they made the earth move, setting off earthquake monitors 6km away and generating power equivalent to about 6000 car batteries

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A handout photograph taken and released on June 11, 2024 by British animal activist movement Animal Rising shows the new official portrait of King Charles III, painted by British artist Jonathan Yeo, covered with the face of animation character Wallace, as the painting was displayed at the Philip Mould gallery, on Pall Mall, central London. Protestors on June 11, 2024 covered an official portrait of King Charles III with the face of the eccentric, cheese-loving animation character Wallace to campaign for better animal welfare on farms. Activists said the protest was aimed at raising awareness about practises at Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) certified farms. (Photo by Animal Rising / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /  Animal Rising " - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS /

Wallace pasted over King’s portrait

King Charles’ first official portrait has been vandalised by vegans angry about the treatment of animals on RSCPA-approved farms as the monarch launches a new burger menu at Sandringham

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FOR KIDS NEWS. R U OK? has launched a national art competition for kids in years 7 and 8 on what an R U OK? conversation means to them. Picture: R U OK?

Art U OK?

R U OK? has launched a national art competition for Years 7-8 students on the theme: what does an R U OK? conversation mean to you – and radio’s Will And Woody are jumping on board

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ABT. Bell Shakespeare in partnership with Teachers Mutual Bank provide a National Teacher Mentorship Program to 30 teachers each year. Pictured is a group from the 2023 cohort of teachers. Picture: Clare Hawley

Teachers go to Shakespeare school

Widely considered the greatest playwright in history, William Shakespeare knew all about how to ‘play’ – now Australian teachers are learning how to bring the bard’s works to life in class

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Australian singer and dancer Silia Kapsis representing Cyprus with the song 'Liar' performs on stage during the first rehearsal for the first semi-final of the 68th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) at the Malmo Arena, in Malmo, Sweden, on May 6, 2024. A week of Eurovision Song Contest festivities kicked off Saturday, on May 4, in the southern Swedish town of Malmo, with 37 countries taking part. The first semi-final takes place on Tuesday, May 7, the second on Thursday, May 9, and the grand final concludes the event on May 11. (Photo by Jessica GOW / TT News Agency / AFP) / Sweden OUT

Aussie teen makes Eurovision final

Let’s all get behind Eurovision 2024’s youngest act: 17-year-old Sydney girl Silia Kapsis, who earned a spot in this weekend’s final flying the flag for Cyprus but still calls Australia home

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Australian musician Keith Urban (L), Faith Urban (3rd L), Sunday Urban (3rd R),  Australian actress Nicole Kidman (2nd R) and Antonia Kidman (R) attend the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Nicole Kidman at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, on April 27, 2024. (Photo by Valerie Macon / AFP)

Kidman’s girls watch mum make history

From early roles in local kids’ classics Bush Christmas and BMX Bandits to decades of Hollywood A-list status, Oscar winner Nicole Kidman has claimed an Australian first with her latest top honour

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Archie Moore poses with his instillation. Picture: Supplied

Aussie wins gold at art Olympics

Indigenous artist Archie Moore has become the first Australian to win the Golden Lion award at the La Biennale de Venezia with a massive hand-drawn family tree covering 65,000 years

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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