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Kerry Stokes moves to help SAS members accused of war crimes

Mr Roberts-Smith, who was a member of the SAS’s second squadron, has offered up his Victoria Cross and other war medals as collateral for the loan facility, which has been provided through Mr Stokes’ private investment company Australian Capital Equity. Mr Stokes has a long connection to the SAS – …

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We’re facing up to our war crimes blight, unlike our closest allies

The recommendations also cover a broad range of measures aimed at ensuring war crimes are not committed again. Implementing these broader recommendations will require significant change within the ADF. Cultural change is notoriously difficult to achieve, particularly in large organisations steeped in tradition. This said, there are at least four …

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Luay Sako charged with murder over death of Celeste Manno

He was charged with one count of murder several hours later. During an online filing hearing of the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Thursday night, Mr Sako was not present due to technical difficulties. The court heard that Mr Sako was in the police cells at Melbourne West police station and …

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‘Support and understanding’: Djokovic’s Australian Open plea to government

Loading Djokovic said he would do whatever was required to play in Melbourne but hoped the government could also be accommodating. “I hope that there is going to be support and understanding from the Victorian and Australian government for the players and for Tennis Australia and that they will allow …

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Protest leader ‘Penguin’ and the blow-up duck mascots take on the Thai king

The protests and the increasingly bold public criticism of the King and the government have grown in size and sophistication throughout 2020. According to Parit, the pro-reform protesters, who have drawn extensively on the “be water” tactics used in Hong Kong to avoid police, have more planned. Activist Parit “Penguin” …

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Crown pleads to open casino and run ‘working test’ to fix problems

“Many of the matters that the authority may wish to be satisfied about are going to be matters that require a ‘working test’,” Mr Young said during his final submissions. “Some of them are best addressed in the context of the way in which the casino operates, by way of …

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Strict bail conditions for boys charged with 15-year-old’s murder

Justice Coghlan told the trio on Thursday they had to abide by conditions including living at one address, abiding by a nightly curfew, having no contact with other co-accused, staying off social media and avoiding groups larger than five people, unless participating in education, sporting or youth-justice programs. The boys …

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‘No limits’: Telcos and universities want clarity on critical infrastructure laws

Peak industry body the Communications Alliance, which represents the major telco companies, said the industry did not opposed the bill but was concerned its current drafting gave government a “blank cheque” to intervene in a company’s operations. “There are no real limits on the actions that security agencies could require …

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Race-by-race tips and preview for Rosehill on Friday

RACE 2 – 3.50PM: BOWERMANS COMMERICAL FURNITURE HANDICAP (1400m) Despite drawing wide, talented Zoustar filly 2. Kiku is the one to beat back on top of the ground second-up off a lengthy break. Fought hard to beat all bar the winner resuming in heavy at Randwick, and before her spell …

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‘Something I dreamed of’: The moment Aussie Green became a Maverick

“Being with my family, it’s awesome. It’s something I dreamed of doing my whole entire life, so for it to really happen is amazing. “It would’ve been cool to be in person [at the draft], but for this, this will never happen again, so being around my family and my …

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