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Gunslinger strolls into Darwin cop shop

A bloke who waltzed into a Darwin cop shot brandishing two bolt-action rifles has triggered a stern warning from police. NT police say the man had no malicious intent when he brought the weapons in for inspection and license renewal, but he was still slapped with a $655 fine for …

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Boris bags sporty gift from Bishop

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is famous for his love of cycling but his Australian counterpart and running enthusiast Julie Bishop is doing her best to get him to switch exercise regimes. After hours talking about issues ranging from trade to terrorism with Ms Bishop and Defence Minister Marise Payne …

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National Trust angered by Sydney GPO sale

The National Trust says the historic Sydney GPO building is “not being protected” after Australia Post finalised the sale to a foreign business venture operated by two Singaporean billionaires. Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg signed off on the heritage management plan this week, paving the way for the sale of …

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Hanson backs Roberts over citizenship

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says she can “hand on heart” assure voters Malcolm Roberts is not a dual citizen. However, she appears to have contradicted her Senate colleague’s denial of ever having held UK citizenship. And he has contradicted himself. Senator Roberts, who was elected to represent Queensland in …

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Ristevski vehicle tested by police

A vehicle believed to be linked to murdered Melbourne woman Karen Ristevski has been tested by detectives. The 47-year old’s body was found in February and police continue their search for those responsible. “As part of their ongoing investigation, detectives were out today in the Avondale Heights and Watergardens area …

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UK’s Johnson backs free flow of Aussies

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says he supports the proposed free trade agreement with Australia including an “open and generous” visa regime. Mr Johnson told reporters in Sydney that many people had raised the issue of visas with him. “I certainly support an open and generous regime in favour of …

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Australia enjoys a ‘dining’ boom

New figures suggest Australian exporters are enjoying the fruits of an Asian ‘dining boom’, replacing the nation’s income diet of a ‘mining boom’. While iron ore and coal export prices took a bit of a hit during the June quarter, beef export prices soared seven per cent and there were …

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Drone flight spotlights generator safety

The head of one of Queensland’s largest government-owned power providers has revealed a person was referred to police and the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority after a drone was flown over one of its generators. Stanwell Corporation chief executive Richard Van Breda told state budget estimates hearings the person was …

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Tasmania declines drug wastewater tests

Tasmania’s sewerage and water provider has been criticised for opting out of national wastewater drug testing. The Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) says the state’s wastewater operator TasWater “declined to participate” in its most recent national study. It left Tasmania alongside the Northern Territory as the only jurisdictions without data. …

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Soldier fondly remembered after death

A young soldier found dead in a Melbourne apartment after a buck’s night has been identified as Natasha Rowley. Police ruled out foul play after the 20-year-old Australian Defence Force member’s body was found in the Oaks on Market serviced apartments on July 16 following the party. One of her …

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