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SA pair arrested over fake cheques

A man and a woman have been charged with multiple deception and theft offences over fake cheques worth $110,000 in Adelaide. Police allege the cheques were either deposited into bank accounts or used to purchase goods online between February and March this year in the city’s northern suburbs. A search …

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Grassroots campaign key to next election

Preparation will be key to who wins the race to The Lodge. If last weekend’s NSW Liberal Party special convention was anything to go by, the Turnbull government is stuck in traffic, asleep at the wheel on Sydney’s M4. The meeting of just over 1200 Liberal faithful was convened to …

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Happy to be alive: NSW shooting witness

A Sydney florist who had a broken bottle held to his throat moments before his attacker was shot dead says he is happy to be alive. Manuel Theoharis was at his shop at Central Station about 6.30pm on Wednesday when a man since identified as 30-year-old Danukul Mokmool allegedly grabbed …

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Push to raise head, neck cancer awareness

An estimated five thousand Australians will be diagnosed with head or neck cancer this year, prompting a push to raise a awareness of the signs and symptoms. Cancer Council Australia is also encouraging teens to get the human papilloma virus vaccination, as human papilloma virus-related head and neck cancers reach …

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‘Electric Super Highway’ for Queensland

A string of charging stations for electric cars will be set up between the Gold Coast and Cairns, in an “electric super highway” it’s hoped will encourage the use of the green vehicles. Acting Main Roads Minister Steven Miles said on Thursday the charging stations would be rolled out at …

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Victorian prison escapees still on the run

Three inmates who escaped from a Victorian prison may have stolen a car to make their getaway. Billy Sperling, 25, Thomas Smith, 27, and Geoffrey Pennell, 34, escaped from the Beechworth Correctional Centre in the state’s northeast at some time between 10.30pm on Tuesday and 12.30am on Wednesday. Corrections staff …

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NT croc industry worth $100 million

The Northern Territory’s crocodile farming industry is worth more than $100 million to the Top End’s economy, an independent report shows. The overall value of the industry in 2014/15 to the tourism, farming and veterinary sectors was $107 million, generating 264 full-time jobs, an Ernst and Young report found. “We …

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WA man charged with sexual assault, theft

A 26-year-old man has been charged in relation to the alleged sexual and physical assault of a woman during a home invasion in Perth. A woman aged in her 50s was taken by ambulance to hospital after police were called to the Hilton property about 11.30pm on Monday. A Palmyra …

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SA Govt to offer energy discount

The SA Government has promised to slash the electricity bills of 180,000 low-income households by directly negotiating with energy companies on their behalf. The government will invite energy companies to bid to be the supplier for low-income households that currently receive energy concessions with any savings of buying in bulk …

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LNP MP claims Debbie flooding ‘irrelevant’

Queensland Opposition MP Jason Costigan has been accused of insulting flood victims after claiming the inundation of properties in the state’s southeast due to Cyclone Debbie was “irrelevant”. The Whitsunday MP used annual budget estimates hearings on Thursday to suggest the cyclone, which hit the north Queensland coast in March, …

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