OPINION: Bully called out, at a price

Grain growers are on their tractors sowing this year’s crop, while anxiously watching the forecast for some desperately needed rain. Apart from a lack of rain there are myriad things that can go wrong at seeding, from vehicle breakdowns and injuries to running out of seed. The one thing farmers …

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AFP won’t charge News reporter or source

Australian Federal Police will not lay charges against News Corp journalist Annika Smethurst for reporting on secret government plans to expand the powers of a spy agency. Smethurst has been under investigation since publishing a story in 2018 detailing a proposal to allow the Australian Signals Directorate to spy on …

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NSW strip-search class action considered

People who have been unlawfully strip-searched have been urged to come forward as two law firms investigate a class action against NSW Police over the “invasive” practice. The legal action seeks to obtain compensation for potentially thousands of people who may have been unlawfully searched by NSW Police over the …

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Compo denied again over work trip fall

A woman who slipped and fell after a night of champagne, wine and cocktails on a work trip has failed again in her bid for compensation from Telstra. Danielle Dring was attending a series of IT workshops for Telstra, where she was a senior project manager. She met up with …

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Boris Johnson to face grilling over aide

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is set to be questioned by senior MPs over the coronavirus crisis as calls for his key adviser to resign continue to grow. Johnson will be quizzed on Wednesday at a Commons committee meeting on the decision of his top aide, Dominic Cummings, to drive …

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Hero police recognised | The West Australian

The four officers involved in saving an injured eight-year-old boy from a house fire in South Hedland in March were honoured by Hedland Aboriginal Strong Leaders last week. WA Police released dramatic body camera footage last month which showed police pulling the boy from a home engulfed by fire. Elders …

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Feds won’thave a bar of airport plan

The Shire of East Pilbara’s planned $7 million upgrade of Marble Bar Airport will have trouble getting off the ground after the Federal Government rejected a request to help fund the project. The planned upgrade, which would allow 100-seat passenger jets to take off and land in all weather conditions, …

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