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The royals won’t save Prince Andrew from his fate

However, this is a highly risky strategy which could backfire. Ignoring the case or refusing to challenge its validity could see the matter proceed to a jury trial, which might uncover a treasure trove of damaging evidence. The court would have far-reaching powers to order the production of phone records …

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‘Grow a spine’: Berejikilan’s climate action is falling short

Take Treasurer Dominic Perrottet, who yet again failed to include any mention of climate in his annual budget speech to Parliament. Yes, the Treasurer signed off on a $500 million plan to promote electric vehicles and has provided support for the state’s renewable energy zones that promise to attract billions …

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These directions sound like gutter talk

More curious instructions (C8). “I once bought a spray can of leak seal as I had a tiny hole in my gutter,” recalls Jennifer Tidey of Mudgee. “The instructions on the can were to shake the can vigorously until you hear balls rattle. They obviously didn’t expect the product to …

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MPs can’t keep ignoring the fate of our planet

Nearly 12 years ago Tony Abbott, then a federal opposition frontbencher, was asked whether he had read the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fourth Assessment Report. “No, I don’t claim to have immersed myself deeply in all of these documents,” he replied. “I’m a politician. I have to rely on …

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Greene’s two-game ban reduced as Giants consider further appeal

GWS star Toby Greene is free to play in the Giants’ final-round crunch match against Carlton, but not this week against Richmond, after downgrading his two-match ban to one game for striking Patrick Dangerfield. However, the Giants will consider an appeal to further downgrade the penalty to a fine so …

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Bomber Redman in the clear over Bontempelli tackle

Essendon’s Mason Redman is free to play against the Gold Coast after his one-match suspension for a dangerous tackle on Marcus Bontempelli was overturned by the AFL tribunal on Tuesday night. The Western Bulldogs’ medical report said Bontempelli was not injured in the dangerous tackle, nor does he need further …

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Woman allegedly pretended to be a doctor for eight months

Police are investigating a 27-year-old woman who allegedly pretended to be a registered doctor at a major south-west Sydney hospital for eight months. Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital spokeswoman said it was discovered on Monday that the employee was not registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital in Sydney’s south-west.Credit:Kate …

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‘Nightmare is over’: CCC drops two more Qld council misconduct cases

Charges against a former Queensland councillor and a local developer have been dropped by the state’s crime and corruption watchdog more than two years after the accusations were made. The decision came after the watchdog abandoned fraud charges against eight other former Queensland councillors earlier this year, citing the same …

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Taxpayers pay $40 in subsidies for every rail trip as COVID hits patronage

Taxpayers fork out more than $40 for every trip taken on south-east Queensland’s trains as government subsidies balloon amid a drastic fall in passenger numbers due to the coronavirus pandemic. Public transport patronage has plummeted during the COVID-19 pandemic.Credit:Robert Shakespeare Just two years ago, the government subsidy per passenger trip …

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