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Australia farewells media legend Bert Newton

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Australia is farewelling one of the nation’s most loved media icons, Bert Newton

The television icon was farewelled at a state funeral in Melbourne, with politicians, celebrities and TV industry personalities all in attendance at the St Patrick’s Cathedral.

Newton’s wife Patti along with some immediate family members arrived at the church in a white limo at 9:15am

With Melbourne’s weather hosting grey skies and light rain, it was a day to remember an icon that touched the lives of many, through his smile and laughter.

Television and radio stars such as Eddie McGuire and Peter Hitchener were in attendance, filing into the cathedral to pay tribute to the 83 year old.

Mourners gather for the funeral of Bert Newton / Image: Supplied

The Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison as well as State Premier Daniel Andrews where also in attendance.

Daniel Andrews arrives at the funeral / Image: AAP

Melbourne newsreader Peter Hitchener was also seen making his way inside the cathedral.

Speaking outside the cathedral, TV personality Eddie McGuire said he was deeply honoured to be reading the eulogy.

“She didn’t tell me what to say, but she was pretty keen for people to see the other side of Bert,” McGuire said.

500 people at the funeral of Bert Newton

Over 500 people are in attendance at the state funeral in Melbourne

Newton had been battling complications since surgery to have his leg amputated in May.

Bert’s children, Matthew and Lauren, have written heartfelt messages which will be read at the service, according to The Herald Sun.

Matthew is an actor and director who is currently based in New York, therefore he wasn’t able to attend the funeral in person.

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Essential daily protein needs for better health

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Protein is a fundamental macronutrient essential for various bodily functions, including muscle repair, enzyme production, and immune system support.

Daily protein requirements can vary significantly based on factors such as activity levels, age, and gender.

To help unpack this topic, Kate Save from BeFitFood joins to share her key insights. #featured

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Can big tech be trusted to use AI ethically?

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Big tech giants like Google, Microsoft, and IBM announced comprehensive plans to enhance AI safety measures – but is that enough to convince the everyday worker?

On this episode of Ahron & Mike Live – Can big tech be trusted with AI? “The Fall Guy” takes a hard hit, Apple’s Top Ten controversy and a robot performs surgery on a piece of corn.

Ticker’s Ahron Young & Mike Loder discuss. #featured

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Biden slams the brakes on EV overcapacity

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President Biden’s has imposed new tariffs on Chinese EV imports, just as the Chinese EV industry is facing a critical challenge: overcapacity.

The move comes amidst escalating trade tensions between the two economic giants, with repercussions likely to reverberate across the automotive sector.

David Zhang, the China Insider explores this issue and more. #featured #trending

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