Fatal crash pilot Sam Ferns was on meth: ATSB report

A pilot had a “significant” concentration of methamphetamine in his body when he crashed his light aircraft near Albany two years ago, an investigation has found. Sam Ferns, 40, was flying his own Cessna 210 on a private flight from Albany to Bunbury when the plane crashed 30km northwest of …

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Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke dies aged 89

Former Labor Prime Minister Bob Hawke has died on the eve of the 2019 Federal election. Mr Hawke’s wife Blanche D’Alpuget released a statement a short time ago. “Today we lost Bob Hawke, a great Australian — many would say the greatest Australian of the post-war era,” she said. “He …

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UK Labour will vote against Brexit bill

Britain’s Labour Party will vote against the Withdrawal Agreement Bill if there is no deal between the government and the opposition party, its Brexit spokesman Keir Starmer says. After failing to get parliament’s approval three times for Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the government will now put the bill, …

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