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Fast vehicles, gold gun from Vic drug raids

A Lamborghini and a golden gun are among a $12 million property haul seized by federal police who busted five men allegedly trafficking heroin and ice in Melbourne. Four Australians, aged 32 and 33, have been charged with trafficking commercial quantities of crystal methamphetamine and heroin. A fifth man, believed …

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Second Madagascan radiated tortoise returned to Perth Zoo

Miriam FisherThe West Australian Thursday, 27 September 2018 10:26AM VideoWATCH: Perth Zoo Senior Vet Simone Vitali has provided an update on the condition of the baby meerkat who was stolen this week. Facebook IconTwitter IconEmail IconLink Icon A second tortoise that disappeared from Perth Zoo seven years ago has been …

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States want $7b to soothe schools concerns

The Commonwealth may need to find an extra $7 billion for public schools after the states were left fuming over a $4.6 billion peace deal offered to Catholic and independent educators. NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes will “very forcefully” argue for the extra state school funding over 10 years when …

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BHP tips smelter back in 3 weeks

BHP could be back in production at the Kalgoorlie Nickel Smelter within three weeks after a fire that forced the facility to shut down on Sunday, with the company saying its furnace was not damaged in the blaze. Nickel West is yet to provide its own estimate of the damage …

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Qantas to train pilots at new Qld facility

Qantas will build the first of its new multi-million dollar pilot training centres in Queensland. The $35 million facility at Toowoomba is expected to be completed by next year, with an initial intake of 100 people and a capacity for 250 pilots being trained every year, as the airline looks …

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ABC chairman Justin Milne quits board

Outgoing ABC chairman Justin Milne says no government MPs ever asked him to sack journalists because they didn’t like the broadcaster’s reporting. He says he quit on Thursday because the controversy around him was putting pressure on the national broadcaster. The Communications Department boss is investigating reports Mr Milne asked …

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Last-minute dash to see West Coast on big stage

Margaret River-based landscaper Steve Bolesta describes himself as a “closet tragic” for the West Coast Eagles but when a mate bought him a ticket to this weekend’s grand final, a little Margaret River magic helped his plans fall into place. Another Margaret River identity, Sullivan McLeod, who is currently working …

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Work restarts on Clive Palmer’s Titantic II

Former MP Clive Palmer has not given up on his dream of building a replica of the Titanic, revealing work has resumed on the halted project. The businessman announced plans to build Titanic II in 2012, but construction was suspended in 2015 due to financial constraints. Mr Palmer announced in …

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