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Blast from the past for Perth’s Zoe Ventoura

Zoe Ventoura admits she was struck with a severe case of deja vu when she arrived at the Home and Away studio to begin filming her first scenes as Dr Alexandra Neilson. It was just over 10 years ago that the WA-raised actor first stepped into the same Seven studios …

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Conservatives aren’t Liberal base: Laundy

The Liberal Party must understand that conservatives are not their “base” as some politicians would have people believe, former MP Craig Laundy has declared. The former western Sydney MP has also stressed the need for the Liberals to have more women and people from culturally diverse backgrounds in their ranks. …

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Senators seek facts on threatened species

Declining populations of threatened native animal species will be in focus when environmental advocates come face-to face with federal politicians. The Nature Conservation Council, Humane Society International and Royal Zoological Society are among the groups to address a Senate committee investigating native animal extinction at a hearing in Sydney on …

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Minister seeks farm debt mediation scheme

A new national scheme to allow smoother farm debt mediation should be in place by mid-2020 with cooperation from the states, Rural Finance Minister David Littleproud says. The banking royal commission recommended that when dealing with distressed agricultural loans, banks should ensure farm debt mediation was offered as soon as …

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