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Vic gun shop owner defends Valentine’s ad

A Victorian gun shop owner is encouraging lovers to show their affection by buying their other half a firearm for Valentines Day. Swan Hill Fishing and Shooting Supplies owner Bec told AAP on Tuesday the newspaper ad was meant to be a bit of fun, and not intended to incite …

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Woman charged with $1.1m cocaine import

An Italian woman has been charged with allegedly importing five kilograms of cocaine worth $1.1 million into Melbourne. Australian Border Force officials allegedly uncovered the cocaine concealed in one of the 39-year-old’s bags after she touched down at Melbourne airport on a flight from Rome on Sunday. The woman will …

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Adelaide shop arsonist sets leg on fire

A bumbling arsonist has set himself on fire as he tried to torch a group of Adelaide shops. CCTV footage shows two men outside the shops in Old Reynella, in Adelaide’s south, early on Monday morning. One less than bright spark pours accelerant on the premises and ignites it, not …

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Heartache on show as family farewells mum

A tragic end, but a life worth remembering. That was the message given to mourners at a poignant St Valentine’s Day funeral for slain Gold Coast mother Teresa Bradford. Approximately 200 mourners – including Teresa’s four children – attended the public service at Allambe Memorial Gardens, to farewell the 40-year-old …

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Benefits of multivitamins questioned

Vitamins are useful for treating specific deficiencies but most Australians who use multivitamins just have very expensive urine, Australian Medical Association President Michael Gannon says. Seven out of every ten Australians take some form of vitamin or supplement but experts have questioned their efficacy and the shelf space they dominate …

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South Australia sets up ice task force

The South Australian government has established an ice task force to combat the escalating use and devastating impacts of the drug. Premier Jay Weatherill says crystal methamphetamine poses a major danger to the community and is the only illicit drug which continues to grow in use. “Ice poses a qualitatively …

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No order for seminarian pedophilia test

The Vatican has directed Catholic seminaries to assess aspiring priests and brothers for homosexuality but not for an attraction to children, a royal commission has heard. Sister Lydia Allen, who conducts assessments at a Homebush seminary in Sydney, said she didn’t think there needed to be a direction to test …

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AFL boss steps in to help NT Tiwi Bombers

The AFL has stepped in to save an embattled Northern Territory club from a remote Aboriginal island community, helping to develop a plan to resurrect the club’s fortunes. The bottom side in the league finally broke their drought with a win earlier this month, only to have its points stripped …

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Man charged over Vic truck and train crash

Police have charged a Victorian truck driver over a train crash that put 18 passengers hospital in July last year. A 41-year-old Ballarat man has been charged with offences including careless driving and fail to stop and give way over the crash in Pirron Yallock, near Colac, where a V/Line …

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Question time in federal parliament

QUESTION TIME IN FEDERAL PARLIAMENT WHAT WE LEARNED * Business confidence is back to a three-year high, a clearly pleased Treasurer Scott Morrison told MPs. * The Australian Energy Market Operator has confirmed residential load-shedding was not required “at any point” during last week’s heatwave in NSW. * Australia’s dairy …

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