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Indonesia’s Foreign Minister vents anger over plans to move Israel embassy in explosive messages

Indonesia’s Foreign Minister has vented her fury over plans to move Australia’s Israel embassy to Jerusalem in a series of explosive messages warning the move ‘will affect bilateral relations’. In WhatsApp messages sent to Foreign Minister Marise Payne on Monday, her Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi slammed Scott Morrison’s announcement and …

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Byron Bay sevens to Bledisloe for Kerevi

Wallabies star Samu Kerevi could be sent to the Byron Bay Sevens as radical preparation for next week’s third Bledisloe Cup clash with the All Blacks. Coach Michael Cheika raised the possibility on Thursday after recalling Kerevi and back-rower Jack Dempsey from long-term injuries and thrusting the pair into a …

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Conman Peter Foster caught with fake name

Peter Clarence Foster used the alias “Mark Hughes” to get an investor to spend upwards of $1.3 million on an offshore sports betting licence because he knew an internet search would reveal his true identity as a conman. The 56-year-old was extradited from Queensland to NSW in February 2017 and …

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Sacked Guthrie taking ABC to court

Former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie is taking the national broadcaster to the workplace umpire, after being sacked halfway through her five-year contract last month. Even though her contract stated the ABC board could sack her without cause, Ms Guthrie began legal proceedings by filing papers with the Fair Work …

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CWA turns back clock for a good cause

Poodle skirts, victory rolls and greaser style will make a fashion comeback on Saturday, as guests frock up for the Capel Shout Retro Blast Dinner Dance. Hosted by the Capel Country Women’s Association at the Capel Country Club, the event aims to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research Australia. Guests will …

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Victorian man charged with defrauding NDIS

A Victorian man has been charged with stealing more than $400,000 from about 200 participants in the National Disability Insurance Scheme. Police allege the 36-year-old used the money stolen from disabled Australians to buy a BMW 7-Series limousine, a Toyota HiLux and designer clothing and jewellery. He was charged with …

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Debate heats up over policies

Bunbury city councillors have exchanged candid words over several of the council’s policies. Cr Brendan Kelly has been a long-time critic of the council’s decision to allow a Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry member on its policy committee and during the council’s meeting this week, he again made …

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Jobs data sparks rebound from the red

The Australian sharemarket pared early losses as it shrugged off tumbling Chinese stocks and US Federal Reserve “hawkishness” as the mixed jobs report provided enough source of optimism for bulls. The S&P-ASX 200 index dropped 0.4 per cent in early trade after the S&P 500 closed flat last night, but …

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