MP Husar hits back on staff allegations

Federal Labor MP Emma Husar says bullying allegations against her surfaced after she sacked an adviser for poor performance. The western Sydney MP has told Fairfax Media she believes the internal Labor investigation has been compromised by leaks and is understood to have engaged a leading defamation lawyer. “The coverage …

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Barnaby lays bare soul in new book

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has revealed he wanted to go away and die after his affair destroyed his career and marriage. “When you stop thinking about how sad it will be when you have gone, to thinking, I have hurt so many that I want to go without …

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Huge fireball as trucks collide in Italy

WARNING: The video in the player above contains graphic images Two trucks collided on a motorway near Bologna airport in northern Italy, sending a huge ball of fire and billows of black smoke soaring into the sky. At least two people have been killed and more than 60 injured in …

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Turnbull puts heat on states over energy

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pressured state and territory governments to back a new national energy policy designed to cut power bills. Labor state governments in Queensland and Victoria have put the federal government’s National Energy Guarantee in jeopardy after making their support conditional on its passage through the coalition …

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Whitsunday deal | The West Australian

Luxury RVs in Mandurah is offering a limited-edition semi-off-road Retreat Whitsunday 21 with a special build and price for its open days this month. The $69,990 asking price gets the standard fit-out, plus Simplicity off-road suspension, 15-inch 235 wheels with all- terrain tyres, DO-35 coupling, solar and battery pack, a …

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Event combines bubbles, brushes in Ferguson Valley

The picturesque Ferguson Valley will host its first ever Bubbles and Brushes event on August 9, hosted by Busselton artist Stephany Durack at St Aidan Wines. By combining art with the vineyard’s delicious sparkling wine, Ms Durack hopes to create a comfortable space for beginners to explore their creativity and …

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Climate change contributing to drought: PM

Malcolm Turnbull says climate change helps cause droughts, dismissing suggestions Australia abandon global emissions reduction targets because they won’t immediately help farmers. The prime minister also defended the federal government’s $190 million drought relief package, which has been labelled “too little, too late” by critics. Mr Turnbull has owned a …

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Taxpayers to foot bill for Ku De Ta’s collapse

Taxpayers will foot the bill for $275,000 owed to former staff at Ku De Ta, with administrators expecting to recover little for creditors from the collapse of the riverside restaurant complex. Accounting firm KPMG, which was appointed to Ku De Ta Perth Pty Ltd last month, has recommended the company …

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