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Two men stabbed in violent street brawl near Geelong

Two men have been rushed to hospital after being stabbed when an argument between two groups of youths turned violent. Victoria Police say the groups began to fight on Walkers Road in Lara,  north-east of Geelong, around 7.40pm Saturday night. During the fight, two men, a 21-year-old man from Geelong …

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Homes evacuated as suspicious fire engulfs community hall in Carrum

Residents have been forced to evacuate their homes in the middle of the night as suspicious fire engulfed a community hall in Melbourne’s south-east. The blaze began around 3.15am in Whatley Street, Carrum. While police do not believe anyone was inside the building at the time, surrounding houses have been …

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Carmel Reilly: books that changed me

As I Lay Dying William FaulknerReading the eccentric tale of a poor, rural Mississippi family attempting to transport their dead mother’s body to her birthplace for burial was a revelation to me at 18. Told from multiple perspectives, in extraordinary language that ranges from the vernacular to the literary, the …

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CBA executive allegedly bullied and sacked after blowing whistle

The claim says Mr Cradock directed a colleague within Indian banking to report his discovery to Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) group security. According to the statement of claim, the colleague reported the matter on two occasions, but CBA security allegedly took no action. Retail Sales and Services allegedly described …

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Who let the dogs in? Meet Tommy, the director of first impressions (and wellbeing)

Marcia Christmas, general manager of fundraising at Kidney Health Australia agrees, saying “having an office dog definitely reduces stress while boosting morale”. “It’s a busy environment, so it’s great that Tommy encourages staff to take short breaks and get out in the fresh air to take him for a walk,” …

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She hid in a dog kennel to escape, but three days later Kylie Cay died on her bathroom floor

Kylie Cay died three days after she was bashed by her partner at Port Fairy in June 2016. The Victorian Coroner’s Court is investigating her death, after a Supreme Court judge expressed “serious concerns” about the refusal of an ambulance to respond to Ms Cay after her spleen ruptured at …

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‘Critical habitats’: New minister targets NSW national park expansion

First up is the creation of a new 3680-hectare national park and a koala wilderness area near Tugalong Station north-west of Bowral “as soon as possible”, he said. Loading According to Mr Dick, the past two years of the Berejiklian government had seen just 4200 hectares added to the national …

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Call to overhaul ‘mishmash’ of battery standards after house fire

“There is a gap in our safety regime,” Mr Barnes said. “Lithium battery technologies do have this potential fire risk because of the nature of the battery chemistry. That particular aspect is not something that’s been well covered by battery regulations or standards.” Melanie Sandford is locked out of her …

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Major Chapel Street bar network in underpayment scandal

Internal company emails from 2012 also refer to the use of an ‘on the books’ and ‘off the books’ system to pay staff only a fraction of their hours on the books. La La group’s Keri Taiaroa did not respond to requests for comment and the group’s website had been …

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QCS worker fined over dozens of searches for partner, his friends, family

A CCC investigation revealed Le accessed the database over 150 times to search for information on her then-partner, his family members, friends, ex-partners and old schoolmates. She passed a lot of that information on to her partner, who alerted the CCC to the information breaches after the couple broke up …

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