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Australian response to Chau Van Kham sentence condemned as ‘pitifully weak’

The Australian director of Human Rights Watch, Elaine Pearson, says that back in the 1980s, Viet Tan overtly supported resistance to the socialist regime in Vietnam but “they haven’t done that for a long time”. “They operate openly in the US, in Australia, and certainly they are not a terrorist …

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No bail for Queensland teen accused of murdering girlfriend’s father

A jealous teenager accused of murdering his girlfriend’s father after he was chased from her home has been denied bail in a Queensland court. Tynan Ignacio Vital, 19, was charged with murdering David Murphy, 49, who was killed on October 19 following a car chase and roadside fight. The Brisbane …

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NAB admits to 255 breaches in mortgage ‘introducer’ case

A statement filed by NAB with the Federal Court this week said the bank admitted to 255 of the 297 breaches of the National Consumer Credit Protection Act that were alleged by ASIC. NAB acknowledged some of its customers were exposed to the risk of taking out unsuitable loans as …

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Incitec Pivot to test market appetite for local fertiliser business

“It will be a number of months before we have any clear indication of what the likely outcome is,” Ms Johns said. She said it would take most of the current financial year to determine whether the fertiliser business was worth more to Incitec Pivot than anybody else. On Tuesday, …

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Office workers join protests as students barricade themselves at uni

The South China Morning Post reported that a 21-year-old student who had been shot in the torso at close range by a police officer on Monday had been arrested in hospital for unlawful assembly. The man remained in a serious condition after surgery on his liver and kidney. Students at …

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Police escort Jared Cassidy from council chambers

The suspension followed an order from LNP council chairman Andrew Wines for Cr Cassidy to leave the meeting for swearing, which Cr Cassidy refused to do, arguing he had not been warned correctly under meetings local law. The Tuesday afternoon meeting erupted when Cr Cassidy questioned lord mayor Adrian Schrinner …

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‘We are really worried’: Startup flags concern over firefighters’ health in bushfires

Tech giant IBM is working with Ms Valero and her co-founders Marco Rodriguez, Josep Ràfols, Vicenç Ferrés Padró, and Joan Herrera to take Prometeo global. Mr Herrea is a fire fighter who spent 33 years fighting bushfires in Spain and knows first hand the headaches and breathing problems that can …

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Barnaby Joyce says sun’s magnetic fields cause bushfires. Science says…

“There’s just the the oscillation of the seasons. There’s a change in the magnetic field of the sun.” Associate Professor Nerilie Abram, a climate researcher at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, called his comments “ludicrous and grossly ill-informed”. Dr Abram said she was unaware of any study suggesting …

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Catastrophic Tuesday for RFS

8/33 Owen Whalan, 85, who met Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday, was back at home with his border collies when he was evacuated for the second time after fire burnt up his back paddock minutes after this image was taken near Taree.Credit:Darren Pateman/AAP

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Fresh start: Arnold backs benched Socceroos to bring ‘lot of energy’ for Jordan clash

“At this stage, a lot of the selection is based around, obviously, the match minutes that they play at their clubs but also the position they play,” Arnold said. “So if we’ve got depth in that position, then there’s a chance that they’re not going to probably be selected. “Tommy …

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