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Retired AFP commissioner argues for decriminalisation of drugs for personal use

“Despite our best endeavours over many years, drugs are as readily available now as they have ever been,” he wrote in a submission to the inquiry. “Experimentation is probably at an all-time high, with an ever widening array of increasingly dangerous drugs available for use. “The market is totally unregulated …

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Surgeon accused of bullying and sexual harassment complains to Speaker

“The tabling of these documents has caused irreparable damage to my professional and personal reputation and caused significant concern to myself and my family,” he said. Loading “The health system has established proper mechanisms for pursuing complaints about medical practitioners which ensures investigations are performed fairly and all parties are …

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Booing should not define this great Anzac Day game

Loading At least the booing of Pendlebury was clearly explicable – it was a rage against the final decision, or decisions, that the Dons’ fans felt had deprived them of a stirring comeback win. They couldn’t boo the umpires at that stage, so Pendlebury copped it instead. It did not …

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Baby girl dies after parents begged for phone with lost memories

“Amiyah’s last hours were spent peacefully and calmly, cuddling in Mummy’s and Daddy’s arms – which is what she loved most. “Her strength, her courage, and her unrelenting fight was on display from her first breath, all the way till her last. She held on and fought every minute to …

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Former US vice-president Joe Biden launches 2020 presidential campaign

But the anti-establishment wave that swept Trump into office has not been kind to either party’s statesmen. Biden’s team worries about his fundraising ability and his tendency to commit gaffes. His centrist approach in a party moving left on major policy debates raises questions about his appeal. Four years Trump’s …

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‘Easy job’: Croke stars in Randwick’s gutsy victory

Notwithstanding the presence of evergreen former Test hooker Adam Freier, who is approaching his fifth decade, the win was a watershed moment for Randwick’s young first-grade side. They endured three losses on the trot before going back to basics to grind out a win over their traditional eastern suburbs rivals. …

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Five British men charged over ugly brawl in Sydney’s east

Five men have been charged following a violent brawl at Kings Cross in the early hours of Thursday morning. The shocking altercation, captured on camera by bystanders, took place at the intersection of Darlinghurst and Bayswater roads shortly after 1.20am. According to police, it started when a 32-year-old man was …

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The only air-raid pipe shelters in Brisbane still remain a mystery

No one knows why the two different types of shelters were constructed at the Howard Smith Wharves either. Both remain a mystery. Brisbane Greeters tour guide Charlie Maiden said about 200 air-raid shelters were built in the city centre in 1941 following the bombing of the US Naval Fleet in …

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Shame on you for booing a champion, says Bucks

The Essendon fans appeared to initially loudly jeer the umpires at the end of the game but then vented their anger on Pendlebury. “My comment speaks for itself. I hope I would be strong enough if an Essendon player won the medal in that exact moment,” Buckley said of his …

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The countries that Australia’s migration program has welcomed most often since 1901

In 2016, more than half of the top 50 countries that Australian immigrants came from did not exist, in their current form, a century ago. Indonesia, Malaysia, many eastern European countries, the Middle East and other south Asian nations such as India are examples. Macquarie University demographer Professor Nick Parr …

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