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Pimped review: A bloody big night out

Sarah Montrose (Ella Scott Lynch) seems an unlikely party girl. When we first meet her, she’s lying on a sofa, having fallen asleep over a book, but after a bit of thought, she zips herself into a tight dress, puts on stilettos and goes to a bar where she’s soon …

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Halo returns to PC in a big way, with collection announced for 2019

Microsoft has announced that The Master Chief Collection — an omnibus of almost every mainline Halo video game — will come to PC this year, in the company’s latest move to expand its Xbox brand beyond its own consoles and on to other machines. MCC currently includes the campaigns of …

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Labor prepares to legislate a ‘living wage’ by changing the Fair Work Act

Loading “For more than a century, minimum wages have been set by an independent body – not the government, nor Parliament.” Mr Shorten is under pressure to increase the living wage amid a renewed push by the Australian Council of Trade Unions. In its submission to the commission’s annual minimum …

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‘Ignored’: climate experts appeal to Berejiklian government

The council called on the government to develop a “comprehensive” Climate Change Act, with clear obligations and goals across the bureaucracy, much as the Victorian government has introduced. It also said an independent statutory authority should be charged with implementing NSW’s climate mitigation and adaptation plans. Loading The letter to …

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Melbourne man beats Airbnb guest murder charge

But Colton’s barrister Justin Hannebery, SC, said it was in dispute whether that choke occurred. Colton also denied that he acted with reckless intent to seriously injure or kill his victim, and claimed the death was manslaughter. At the conclusion of his trial on Tuesday, Colton’s lawyers submitted there was …

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Man charged with murder over boxing match triple shooting

Abdullah El Nasher, 27, who jumped from the balcony of a Bankstown apartment block as he tried to escape police, has been discharged from hospital and charged with murder. He faced Bankstown Local Court on Tuesday where Victorian detectives successfully applied to extradite him to Melbourne. Abdullah El Nasher, 27, …

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Man on trial for fatal Central Coast punch acted in self-defence, court told

A man who fatally punched another man outside a hotel on the Central Coast has argued he acted in self defence, after it was alleged in court that the punch was “payback time” for a woman being targeted with a “coathanger” manoeuvre. George Habkouk, 50, has pleaded not guilty to …

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South-east Queensland towns smash more records as heatwave peaks

Archerfield on Brisbane’s southside had a maximum of 40.2 degrees on Tuesday, beating the 38.7 it recorded in March 2007. Beaudesert in the Scenic Rim reached 40.2 degrees, which surpassed its previous warmest March day in 2015. However, records only date back to 2007. The Logan suburb of Greenbank hit …

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Car lockout mystery solved: authority blames Chemist Warehouse pagers

After contacting Nissan Ms Wong said she was told if the issue happened again to hold the Nissan symbol on the remote device to the keyless start inside the vehicle and it would work even if the remote battery was flat. Gary Boorn, who owns Ultra Tune Joondalup nearby, said …

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