Foley takes leave after harassment claim

Former NSW Labor leader Luke Foley won’t be returning to state parliament for the final sitting weeks of the year after being accused of sexual harassment. Mr Foley resigned on Thursday after ABC journalist Ashleigh Raper issued a statement alleging he groped her at a 2016 Christmas party. He denies …

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Bargain hunters reverse early ASX fall

The Australian sharemarket joined other Asian markets in dismissing falls on Wall Street on Friday by reversing early losses as US index futures bounced. The S&P-ASX 200 index dropped 0.8 per cent at the open but it steadily rebounded into the black and closed up 19.5 points, or 0.33 per …

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