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Daily Archives: August 6, 2019

Police recommend charging Israeli deputy minister in Australia extradition case

An Israeli court ruled in 2016 that Leifer, who has denied the charges, was mentally unfit to face extradition and trial. She was re-arrested in 2018 after a police investigation cast doubts on her health claims, and is in prison in Israel awaiting an extradition ruling. Loading In a statement, …

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‘We have an obligation to each other’: Ohio governor backs ‘red flag’ law

The governor, who was endorsed by the National Rifle Association when he was elected last year, was heckled on Sunday night as he spoke at a vigil for the victims of the rampage. Protesters repeatedly chanted “Do something!,” a reference to perceived state and federal inaction to curb U.S. gun …

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‘More unpredictable’: DFAT raises travel warning for Hong Kong

The Australian government has raised its travel advice for Hong Kong amid escalating civil protests and a dramatic police response. Riot policemen firing tear gas to protesters on a street during the anti-extradition bill protest in Hong Kong.Credit:AP The government now urges Australian travellers to “exercise a high degree of …

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Ohio shooting suspect explored ‘violent ideologies’, says FBI

Washington: The suspected gunman in the Dayton, Ohio, weekend shooting that killed nine people was exploring violent ideologies but it was unclear whether that influenced his actions, an FBI agent said on Tuesday. “We have uncovered evidence that the shooter was exploring violent ideologies,” FBI agent Todd Wickerham told reporters. …

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Life of another Indigenous warrior set for cinema screens

After raids on settlers’ properties in the Hawkesbury and Georges River districts, Governor King banished him to Norfolk Island in 1805. Loading Arriving in what was then known as Van Diemen’s Land in 1813, the authorities used him to track bushrangers, including the infamous Michael Howe, before Musquito joined frustrated …

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Consumer watchdog to probe Murray-Darling Basin water market

The consumer watchdog will probe agricultural water use and trade amid growing concerns in regional communities about the influence of speculators and brokers in the complex market. Water prices in the southern Murray-Darling Basin have reached their highest levels since the millennium drought, leading to high anxiety throughout irrigation districts …

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Australian Liberal Party strategist to run Boris Johnson’s election campaign

Levido worked on David Cameron’s successful campaign in 2015, entering CCHQ alongside Sir Lynton and the pair departed together on the final day of the campaign.  His appointment signals a wider redemption for Crosby Textor which had suffered badly in the UK and in Australia in the fallout from the …

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Melbourne Express, Wednesday, August 7, 2019

While the temperatures forecast for the next few days are all in the low teens the ‘feels like’ temperature will be a lot lower – as much as five to six degrees lower – because of the wind. “Once it arrives it will become cold very quickly,” Bureau of Meteorology …

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‘A success story is people asking each other for their phone number’

“That sounds great!” Dore has been providing relationships counselling and coaching to people with intellectual disabilities for about 15 years. After working in a mix of disability support roles, she says she realised there was a “gap” when it came to preparing people for, and supporting people through, dating and …

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Home renovator with terminal cancer wins record $3m asbestos payout

Over three or four weekends, he sanded and painted the home, unaware it was constructed from asbestos cement sheets. Loading “By the time of Mr Werfel’s exposure there can be no doubt that Amaca knew the risk that was posed to renovators,” Judge Leonie Farrell said in her judgment on …

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