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The Newsroom's top stories for Friday 12th January 2018

If elected in March, the state Liberals have vowed to make it mandatory for all South Australian councils to publish travel expenses in their annual report.

It follows reports of wasted ratepayer money, by a member of local government - who visited his girlfriend in the Philippines during a business trip.

The state government has also vowed to make it a requirement that councils publish details of overseas travel - if re-elected.


People enrolling in courses at TAFE SA are still under a cloud.

Students have no guarantee they meet set standards, with TAFE yet to be given a written agreement that those enrolling in courses facing sanctions - can complete their studies.

There have been 744 offers made in five of the courses affected by the recent audit.


TV actress Jessica Falkholt remains in a critical condition in hospital, amid reports her life support was turned off overnight.

The 29-year-old has been fighting for life since a Boxing Day car crash that killed the rest of her family.


A funeral will be held in the Northern Territory today for the 14-year-old girl who took her own life after cyber bullying.

Amy Jane Everett, known as Dolly, became the face of Akubra Hats, as a 6 year old.

Her father, Trick Everett, wants those who bullied her to go to the funeral, to see the devastation they've caused.


"Shop at Independent retailers" that's the advice from the RAA - in a stand against oil companies pushing fuel prices up across Adelaide.

Most service stations are selling unleaded fuel at almost $1.50 a litre - more than 30 cents higher than the price 24 hours ago.

Drivers are urged to hold off on refuelling for as long as possible, until the prices decrease.


And the pay gap for female graduates is the closest it's been in 40-years.

According to the Graduate Outcomes Survey for 2017 - female graduates of bachelor degrees were earning median starting salaries of 59-thousand, compared with 60-thousand for males.

- Maria Gaban

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