Worker seeks $1.8m payout in ‘fart bullying’ suit

A Melbourne engineer who claims his colleague repeatedly farted near him and “thrusted his bum” at him is hoping his bullying claim is successful on appeal. David Hingst, 56, had sought $1.8 million in a suit against his former employer Construction Engineering, but a Supreme Court judge threw the case …

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Change of fair hours possible

After a much higher turnout on Saturday than Friday for this year’s Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community Fair, the society will consider changing the hours for next year’s two-day event. Secretary Esther Roadnight said it was clear from this year’s turnout that the community definitely wanted the fair to stick around, but Friday’s …

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NZ launches royal commission into Christchurch shootings

NZ Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced a royal commission will be launched into the circumstances leading up to the Christchurch mosque terrorist attack, which killed 50 people. Questions have been asked of New Zealand’s security apparatus, after a lone gunman was able to access high powered firearms and post …

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Royal Commission announced into Christchurch mosque killings

New Zealand’s prime minister has announced a top-level inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the massacre of 50 people in two Christchurch mosques. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the country’s highest form of investigation, a royal commission of inquiry, was appropriate for “matters of the gravest public importance.” Her Cabinet had …

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Venezuela disaster: Russian troops land in Caracas

Two Russian aircraft have landed in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, offloading cargoes of troops and military equipment. It’s President Putin’s latest play on the world stage, after blindsiding the US with its intervention in Syria and Ukraine. Venezuela is in crisis. Its currency is virtually worthless as hyperinflation spins …

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