Top cop tackles man on run mid-media conference

Top cop tackles man on run mid-media conference

A police media conference on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast has been interrupted after a senior detective was forced to tackle a man and make an arrest. Detective Senior Sergeant Daren Edwards was speaking outside Maroochydore Police Station when a man was spotted being chased by another. Image: News Corp Australia Source link

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Boris Johnson slammed by jailed Iran mum Nazanin's husband for denying all blame

Boris Johnson slammed by jailed Iran mum Nazanin’s husband for denying all blame

The husband of a British mum jailed in Iran has savaged Boris Johnson for trying to deny all blame for her fate. Richard Ratcliffe slammed the Tory leadership frontrunner for claiming a gaffe he made in 2017 made “no difference” to his wife’s case. Mr Ratcliffe’s wife Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is in an Iranian prison on […]

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Cory Bernardi considers rejoining Coalition and leaving parliament before term expires | Australia news

Cory Bernardi has told colleagues he is considering quitting parliament amid speculation he could rejoin the Liberal party. The Guardian understands the South Australian senator, who quit the Liberals in 2017 to form the Australian Conservatives party, is closely considering his future, and has canvassed the option of leaving the Senate before his term expires […]

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NSW govt intervenes over DV service cuts

NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has “immediately intervened” after he and the state premier were blindsided by a decision to cut domestic violence support services in western Sydney. Mr Speakman and Gladys Berejiklian both said on Wednesday that they only learned of cuts to services that morning. Ms Berejiklian said she and the treasurer were “very […]

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Abbott’s $5.1bn Indigenous funding program must be overhauled, critics say | Australia news

Labor, the Greens and peak Indigenous groups say the government must overhaul its Indigenous advancement strategy after a report found that the $5.1bn program was not being properly evaluated and did not align with the government’s policy objectives. The strategy was a huge shakeup in Aboriginal affairs funding introduced by the Abbott government in 2014, […]

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DWP: 80 charities file watchdog complaint over 'misleading' Universal Credit ads

DWP: 80 charities file watchdog complaint over ‘misleading’ Universal Credit ads

Charities have reported the government to the advertising watchdog over “deliberately misleading” promotions for Universal Credit. The Disability Benefits Consortium, a coalition of more than 80 disability charities, lodged a formal complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority after ministers spent taxpayer cash on “busting myths” about the six-in-one benefit. The weekly ‘advertorials’ in the Metro […]

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Nigel Farage milkshake thrower spared jail but loses job and needs police protection

Nigel Farage milkshake thrower spared jail but loses job and needs police protection

A Remainer who hurled a milkshake over Nigel Farage in a “politically motivated attack” has been spared jail for the assault. Paul Crowther, 32, doused the Brexit Party leader with the banana and salted caramel drink in Newcastle city centre as he walked to work. North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court today heard the attack was motivated […]

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Birth certificate gender ‘not a judgement of how you’re feeling’

Birth certificate gender ‘not a judgement of how you’re feeling’

Under proposed new laws, Victorians will no longer require gender reassignment surgery in order to change sex. The state’s Labor government introduced a new bill to parliament on Tuesday which, if passed, will allow people to alter the gender listed on their birth certificates. 2GB radio broadcaster Chris Smith says a birth certificate is ‘not […]

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Taxpayers paid for Fraser Anning’s $3,000 flights on day after Christchurch shooting | Australia news

Taxpayers paid almost $3,000 for former far right senator Fraser Anning to travel to Melbourne the day after the Christchurch shooting, where he defended his incendiary comments about the massacre and was then famously struck with an egg. The latest data on politicians’ expense claims, released on Tuesday, shows Anning billed taxpayers for a $1,296.73 […]

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