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Male, 38 and looking at a short jail term. Meet Mr Average animal abuser

The 10-year review found Victorians were more likely to be charged with failing to provide sufficient food, water and shelter for their animals rather than engaging in deliberate acts of cruelty. The council’s chairman, Arie Freiberg, said court-imposed control orders, which limit the number of animals that convicted abusers can …

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Boy, 11, arrested after dispute with teacher over US flag, national anthem

Alvarez responded by saying, “Well you can always go back, because I came here from Cuba, and the day I feel I’m not welcome here anymore, I would find another place to live.” She then called the district office because she did not want to keep dealing with the student, …

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AFLW boss calls for patience on conference system

Loading Adelaide, the fourth-placed team in A, have a 2-1 record and a percentage of 141.4. Carlton lead B with a 1-2 record and a percentage of only 86.2. Asked if she has concerns about how the two conferences are performing, Livingstone replied: “If this was the last round I …

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Donald Trump spends President’s Day nursing ‘coup’ grievance

Trump tweeted that he had been the victim of an “illegal coup attempt” by “treasonous” officials in the FBI and the Department of Justice – including a senior official who remains in his job. The President was responding to a 60 Minutes interview that aired the night before with Andrew …

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Watchdog urges AFL to hand over drug info

Loading “Every little bit of intelligence counts: the types of drugs, where they are getting them from and where they are hanging out. What sort of groups they are in,” Sharpe said. ASADA is one of several agencies set to be absorbed by SIA and will be beefed up in …

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Think you’re ready for electric kickflips? Not so fast

At almost 75cm long, the Mini S as the name implies is smaller and shorter than a longboard. Weighing 6.8kg it’s heavier than it looks, yet relatively easy to carry around. A hand-held remote controls the speed, direction and braking. The board starts like a rocket. To avoid being thrown …

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The tech giants cleaning up public sector failures

“Around 50 per cent of respondents in government said there was a lack of internal knowledge and a lack of internal skills in the market and that was a challenge for them to be able to drive successful projects in the market,” Microsoft’s business applications director Michael O’Keefe said. Loading It’s …

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Labor warns top bureaucrat public service’s apolitical role at risk

“We would be very concerned if this behaviour reflected a growing trend within the public service of departments bowing to undue and inappropriate partisan political pressure in the conduct of their duties,” Mr Dreyfus said. The episodes marked a break from the convention that the public service remained impartial, he …

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‘Woefully inadequate’: Morrison government to use Paris climate short-cut

The government revealed just prior to Christmas Australia was on course to over-achieve its 2020 target by 367 million tonnes of carbon-dioxide equivalent. Loading On current projections, Australia’s abatement task is 695 million tonnes of CO-e, meaning the carryover credits reduce the country’s emissions reduction effort by more than half. …

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Up, up and away: How safe is hot-air ballooning?

Loading What’s a layover landing? Layover landings occur after touchdown on about 10 per cent of hot-air balloon flights. It happens when the wind is strong enough to continue dragging the balloon and basket along the ground before the balloon deflates. Kiff Saunders from Global Ballooning Australia said layover landings …

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