Tasmania

Ninian Stephen dies aged 94

FORMER Governor-General Sir Ninian Stephen has died, aged 94. Government House said in a statement today Sir Ninian, who was Governor-General from 1982 to 1989, died in Melbourne. “Our nation is a better place due to his service and he will be most warmly remembered,” Governor-General Peter Cosgrove said. “Sir …

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PM ‘up to his neck’ in AWU raid scandal

MICHAELIA Cash has recommended the Australian Federal Police investigate the circumstances around media being tipped off to police raids on the Australian Workers’ Union after one of her own staff admitted to being the leak. The Employment Minister is facing calls to resign this morning over her chief media adviser …

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Schoolkids caught up in double bus crash

STUDENTS on board two buses that crashed in Sydney today were lucky to emerge unhurt. An Ambulance Service of NSW spokeswoman said authorities were called to the corner of Wentworth Road and Woodside Avenue in Burwood about 3.45pm. She said there were five people on one bus and 32 on …

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Woman drove into three men

A WOMAN has pleaded guilty to attacking three men with her car in a Melbourne suburb after they told her not to “smoke drugs in public”. Nuakouar Gatluak, then 20, was sitting in her silver Holden Commodore in Dandenong at 11.40pm on March 18 when the three men walked past …

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Aboriginal teen flies flag on Everest

ABORIGINAL teen Sarafina Elliott made a life-changing journey to Mount Everest base camp, where she flew the Aboriginal flag. The 16-year-old Yawuru/Ngarluma girl planted the Aboriginal flag on the world’s tallest mountain to honour her culture. “I thought everyone knows Australians go there and I don’t think the Aboriginal flag …

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Drunken night ends in brothel car smash

A NOBLE Park man had a humiliating end to a night of debauchery when he crashed his car and got it stuck in a brothel driveway while drunk. Shannon Anglim, 25, had been drinking with a mate when they decided to go to the Garden of Eden brothel in Keysborough. …

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Aussie legend wrangles snake mid-lunch

A quiet lunch at a restaurant in Mackay’s CBD quickly turned into an episode of the Crocodile Hunter, when one man channelled his inner Steve Irwin to return a stray snake to the wild, after it slithered into Lone Star Rib House. Mason and Katrina Garland were just about to …

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RUSH HOUR: Australia’s internet is really slow

Unlikely Las Vegas saviour One of the unlikeliest of heroes emerging from the Las Vegas massacre was a rose-coloured iPhone, which took a bullet for its owner. The Evening Standard reported the unidentified woman told her cab driver on her way home that her device saved her life. An executive …

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Bishop surprised by ‘delightful’ Ivanka

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has expressed surprise that “one of the most thoughtful and down-to-earth” people she’s met is the daughter of the US president. Ms Bishop revealed on Wednesday she wondered how Donald Trump was Ivanka’s father after the younger Trump’s enthusiastic response about political mentoring during a discussion …

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Grieving mum pleads with Bali cops

THE heartbroken mother of a young Queensland woman killed in a motorbike crash in Bali has asked Indonesian police not to criminally charge her boyfriend. Sophia Fiorella Martini, 27, was a pillion passenger on a scooter driven by her boyfriend, when it crashed in the early hours of Saturday morning …

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