Public service chief John Lloyd resigns

Australian Public Service Commissioner John Lloyd has resigned, following months of scrutiny over emails he sent to a right-wing think tank. Mr Lloyd, who will finish in the role on August 8, advised the governor-general of his intention to stand down on Monday. The commissioner was a director with the …

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Fire lit day before warnings

A fire which tore through more than 17,000ha of Stirling Range National Park and farmland was lit the same week a severe weather warning was issued ahead of bushfires which ravaged the Albany region. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions told the Advertiser the blaze was lit on Monday, …

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Missing person last seen leaving Rockingham medical facility

Ashwini SaseedaranSound Telegraph Monday, 4 June 2018 2:06PM Camera IconAnyone with information regarding Malcolm’s whereabouts is asked to call police on 131 444. Rockingham police are seeking information regarding the whereabouts of missing 44-year-old man Malcolm Macbeth Laird. Malcolm was last seen at the weekend leaving a Rockingham medical facility …

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Locals clean up after NSW ship spill

There are fears whales, dolphins and other marine life could be hurt as debris from a shipping container continues to wash up on beaches north of Newcastle. Locals have collected dozens of bags of plastic material, jars, packaged food, clocks, nappies and sanitary items from 83 containers that fell off …

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