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PM won’t budge on federal ICAC 

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will only introduce his highly criticised model for a federal anti-corruption body if Labor promises to let it through parliament unchanged. Labor leader Anthony Albanese has meanwhile promised to legislate his own watchdog version by the end of the year if he wins government on May 21. It is fast becoming an election issue

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Qantas boss Joyce in cruise control despite Easter chaos 

Uncleared toilet tanks on planes and no worker immediately on hand to pump out the waste. Passengers claiming they were offered latex gloves to eat warm food after no cutlery was loaded onto the aircraft. Broken seats, lost luggage, two-hour, three-hour, four-hour delays. These are not the woes of a budget airline, rather this is the situation for customers of

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These evades are also treated very seriously by the justice system as they are now dealt with at the Supreme Court of Tasmania where penalties are much greater including terms of imprisonment.

In what can only be described as appalling the event that occurred Friday night. It started with the burglary of a New Norfolk home around 7.30pm and the stealing of the residents car. Shortly before 11.00pm the stolen car, a 2002 black Jeep Wrangler B56HS deliberately avoided a Police traffic and rbt operation on the eastern shore speeding away. Police

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A Robinson R44 helicopter broke up in flight as a result of extreme teetering, either due to turbulence or inappropriate control inputs, an ATSB investigation has concluded. 

A search was launched after the helicopter, flown by a student and instructor pilot, failed to return from a training flight from Goulburn Airport, in the Southern Tablelands region of New South Wales, on the afternoon of 2 December 2020. Wreckage of the helicopter was found later that evening in the Bungonia State Conservation Area, approximately 31 km east of

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TikTok personality victim of alleged acid attack in Sydney CBD 

TikTok personality Jenny Elhassan was live-streaming when she was the alleged victim of an acid attack on Friday night and says her glasses saved her sight. Elhassan, 32, was waiting outside Old Town Hong Kong Cuisine restaurant on Dixon Street when a black Mazda SUV approached her. “I was walking out of the restaurant,” she said on a TikTok live

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Cop chase that killed toddler ‘appalling’ 

A coroner has been scathing of police whose pursuit of a criminal led to a 17-month-old girl being crushed to death by a car in her own Sydney backyard. Tateolena Tauaifaga died on January 8, 2015, when the car driven by Christopher Chandler careened through a fence into the Constitution Hill backyard where she was playing with her three sisters.

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Driver jailed for death of baby on his lap 

A Sydney driver who had a baby on his lap before a low-speed car crash has been jailed for at least two years and three months for the infant’s manslaughter. “The safety of young children is the very reason why the use of child restraint devices is mandatory,” Judge Tanya Smith said on Thursday. While noting Peter Rhyme Watfa still denied

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Moscow has alleged American doctors were involved in highly controversial ‘inhumane’ practices in Ukraine

A biolab in Ukraine has allegedly conducted unethical human experiments on behalf of the US government, Russia’s defense ministry claimed on Thursday, in its latest update on Pentagon-funded research in the country.  The allegations concern a laboratory located in Merefa, a city in Ukraine’s Kharkov region, located about 20 kilometers (12 miles) southwest of the provincial capital. The Russian military claimed that “American

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Musk’s Twitter offer rejected

Saudi prince Al Waleed bin Talal, who owns 5% of the social media giant, wants the Tesla CEO to cough up more money Saudi Prince Al Waleed bin Talal on Thursday rejected an offer by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk to buy out Twitter for $41 billion. The Prince, one of Twitter’s largest shareholders, said that Musk’s offer doesn’t

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Meeting on current situation in oil and gas sector – President Putin held a meeting on the current situation in the oil and gas sector

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon, colleagues. We are continuing a series of industry-specific meetings, and today we will review the situation in the oil and gas sector. We will discuss its long-term development plans and approaches to resolving problems faced by the companies in this sector as a result of actions by the so-called unfriendly states. As we have said many times, the most urgent problem here is the disruption of export logistics. I would like to ask you to describe specifically what action

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Three UK nationals have been charged for their suspected involvement in smuggling 24 kilograms of crystal meth worth almost £16 million into Australia last year. 

A 52-year-old woman from Croydon, a 52-year-old man from Sevenoaks and a 51-year-old man from Orpington were arrested by officers in the UK on 13 April 2022 from the Organised Crime Partnership, a joint team of National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Officers. The woman, who works in the cargo sector, is accused of accepting a shipment filled with methamphetamine

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