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Anita Beaumont NEWCASTLE: "I did feel like a failure, and that doesn't help."
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Noel Towell NATIONAL: The government is experimenting with a system to Australians to use selfies to log onto Commonwealth services.
NSW: A day care owner who fraudulently amassed a multi-million-dollar fortune has no idea why she was found guilty.
SAM RIGNEY NSW: “My actions were unfair, especially to the RFS, the courts, the police and my family."