Tasmania

Joyce’s ‘avalanche of allegations’

NATIONALS were warned to expect an “avalanche of allegations” against Barnaby Joyce ahead of his resignation, with MPs told that 10 women had complained about the former Deputy Prime Minister’s behaviour. The complaints ranged from inappropriate behaviour to more serious allegations, according to documents obtained by Fairfax Media. The warning …

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RUSH HOUR: Abusive parking note shocks driver

Snake evades capture in expert hiding spot A snake’s expert hiding skills almost got the best of a snake catcher after he was called to a Queensland home to retrieve the reptile from the bathroom. A Sunshine Coast Woman got a nasty shock after finding a carpet python in her …

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Mum’s excuse for organising rape

PETA Butler was just 16 when the most evil of betrayals played out in a down-market Toowoomba hotel room. She was raped by a balding, fat man, three times her age while her mother — who organised the whole thing — sat outside, metres away smoking cigarettes. It was a …

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Tasmania

Mum’s excuse for organising daughter’s rape

PETA Butler was just 16 when the most evil of betrayals played out in a down-market Toowoomba hotel room. She was raped by a balding, fat man, three times her age while her mother — who organised the whole thing — sat outside, metres away smoking cigarettes. It was a …

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Sex charge against George Pell dropped

ONE of the historical sexual offence charges against Cardinal George Pell has been withdrawn because the accuser has died. Crown Prosecutor Mark Gibson SC today told Melbourne Magistrates Court one charge was being withdrawn. PELL’S LAWYERS DENIED ACCESS TO MATERIALS ABC JOURNALIST HANDS OVER NOTES TO GEORGE PELL’S LAWYERS Cardinal …

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Top cop stands down over racist posts

THE head of Victoria Police’s ethical standards body Brett Guerin has quit after being linked to racist YouTube comments and after making inappropriate remarks about former colleagues. The Assistant Commissioner and Professional Standards Command boss was last week stood down and referred to the state’s anti-corruption commission for using the …

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John Oliver ridicules Barnaby

THE embarrassment of Barnaby Joyce’s extramarital affair has reached all the way to the US, with satirist John Oliver has skewering the Deputy Prime Minister on his show on Sunday night. Mr Joyce is on five days’ personal leave after news broke that the married father-of-four was having a baby …

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Severe thunderstorm warning dropped

A SEVERE thunderstorm warning has been cancelled after storms rolled across parts of Queensland this afternoon, bringing damaging winds. It follows last night’s intense cell that brought more than 265,000 lightning strikes and left more than 100,000 properties without power. The Bureau of Meteorology cancelled the latest warning at 5.15pm, …

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Son’s sick plan to kill father

AFTER Michael Phillip Martin got away with a botched attempt to murder his sleeping father, he regularly visited him in a NSW hospital paying witness to his horrific injuries and pain. But in a “cold-blooded and calculated plan”, the martial arts expert remained undeterred in his bid to kill the …

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Shop offers huge reward for stolen bike

A BRISBANE bike shop has offered a $5000 reward for the return of a one-of-a-kind electric bike that was stolen during a burglary last week. Three bikes worth a total of $25,000 were stolen from Electric Bikes Brisbane at Milton last Thursday, with CCTV capturing a man on camera outside …

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