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Protesters target Bill Shorten’s office

Dozens of protesters have locked themselves inside Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s Melbourne office to protest against Adani’s Queensland Carmichael coal mine. The Galilee Blockade protesters entered the office at Moonee Ponds moments before Bill Shorten was seen leaving on Thursday. Police and security staff were in the office but did …

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Australia and UK tighten security ties

Australia and Britain have pledged to strengthen their military, intelligence and trade ties as the UK prepares to exit from the European Union. The pledge was made by foreign and defence ministers from both countries during their annual talks in Sydney on Thursday. In a joint statement the ministers said …

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Aussie Cassie’s Colombian prison stay

South Australian Cassie Sainsbury, dubbed “Cocaine Cassie”, was caught with 5.8 kilograms of cocaine at Colombia’s El Dorado Airport in April 2017. APRIL 3rd – The Adelaide woman arrives in Colombia reportedly on an eight-day working holiday to promote her personal training. 12th – The 22-year-old is caught moments before …

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Marcia Hines delivers disco on demand

Singer Marcia Hines is back in the gold to star in the extended run of cabaret musical Velvet. The stage show channels New York’s famous 70s Studio 54 nightclub with a combination of acrobatics, divas and music for a nostalgic trip through the period that defined disco. Hines will take …

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NT govt renews support for croc hunting

The Northern Territory government has again backed calls for regulated trophy hunting of crocodiles in collaboration with indigenous groups. Both the NT government and the opposition remain in favour of safari hunting, Chief Minister Michael Gunner said on Thursday. However Mr Gunner noted that no federal government, Liberal or Labor, …

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Greens call for MP citizenship audit

The Greens have called for all federal MPs to be subject to a citizenship audit, with Matt Canavan vowing to fight his ineligibility in court. The Queensland senator resigned from cabinet on Tuesday after it emerged his mother had signed him up to become an Italian citizen in 2006. She …

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Canavan vows to fight citizenship issue

Queensland Nationals senator Matt Canavan considered quitting parliament, but decided to fight issues over his citizenship in the High Court. Senator Canavan resigned from cabinet on Tuesday after it emerged his mother had signed him up to become an Italian citizen in 2006. She informed him of his status as …

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Borrowers spared higher rates for now

For all the talk about the eventual need for higher interest rates, the latest inflation figures suggest the starting point for such a move is still some way off. While that is good news for borrowers, particularly given the now high level of household indebtedness, it still shows the economy …

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Twenty residents escape Sydney unit fire

Twenty people have escaped a burning unit block in Sydney’s west. Thick black smoke was billowing from the three-level Granville building when fire crews arrived after 9am on Thursday. Everyone inside managed to get out, with one person treated at the scene for smoke inhalation before being taken to hospital, …

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Morrison defends Qld rail assessment

Federal treasurer Scott Morrison has defended Infrastructure Australia’s critical assessment of the Palaszczuk government’s Cross River Rail project and refused to make a funding commitment. In its evaluation of the $5.4 billion project, IA found its benefits were overstated and called for another business case to be drawn up, addressing …

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