Tasmania

‘Waleed is a total coward’

“I THINK Australia might need saving from itself sometime soon, so I’m here as a sort of warning from America.” Controversial political commentator and internet supervillain Milo Yiannopoulos landed in Australia packed with punches aimed at the land Down Under. Some of those punches were aimed at The Project’s Waleed …

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Man smears faeces through police truck

A MAN has shocked police by smearing his own faeces through a paddy wagon and using it to write the words “I’ve eaten curry you can choke on that”. The 32-year-old also used the faeces to scrawl “fag” and other offensive words inside the truck after he was arrested on …

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Sydney women secretly filmed in bedrooms

A MAN who allegedly filmed “intimate images” of his neighbours and secretly uploaded the videos online has apologised in a Sydney court for his “silly” actions. Wawan Pradiat, 23, has been refused bail at Parramatta Bail Court where he was accused of recording and distributing intimate images of four victims …

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Australia’s most traumatic jobs

THE day Peter Kirwan sat his children down and admitted he wasn’t doing a good job as a parent was the hardest of his life. The Sydney firefighter’s decline was a slow one, which he traces back to the day he was injured in a fire truck collision and damaged …

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Shock statistic for tough guys

DRESSED in boots and hi-vis vests, muscles bulging as he folds his arms to punctuate a joke, this man is the epitome of the Aussie bloke, a larrikin who works hard, has a laugh with his mates and then goes home to a simple life with his loved ones. Yet …

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Bernardi calls ‘No’ campaign a success

THE campaign against same-sex marriage in Australia was an “extraordinary success” despite losing the national postal survey, crossbench Senator Cory Bernardi says. The Australian Conservatives senator believes this is because it convinced about 40 per cent of participants to vote ‘no’ despite competing with a “10-year campaign” by marriage equality …

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SSM Bill passes first hurdle

A BILL to legalise same-sex marriage has been introduced in the Senate and will be debated tomorrow. Liberal senator Dean Smith’s Bill to change the definition of marriage was successfully introduced in the Senate today, marking an important first step. The Bill was co-sponsored by eight other senators from Labor, …

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Road traffic worker hit and killed by car

A ROAD traffic controller has been killed in front of his colleagues when he was struck by a car on a highway on the Sunshine Coast. The 56-year-old man was hit by the car just after midnight on Tuesday morning while managing traffic at roadworks on the Bruce Highway near …

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Almost 1m homes sitting on time bomb

ALMOST one million Australian households are currently in mortgage distress, jumping by 20 per cent in the last six months. According Digital Finance Analytics’s figures for October show more than 910,000 households are now under stress, compared to 905,000 the previous month. Even more concerning is the number in severe …

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Cops hunt woman after fatal stabbing

A MAN has been killed after a fight with a woman on a street in Melbourne last night. The man, believed to be aged in his 30s, was stabbed with a weapon about 9.20pm. When police and paramedics arrived at Victoria St, in inner-east Abbotsford, they found the man clinging …

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