John Setka tells Anthony Albanese to ‘grow some balls’ after Victorian Labor no-show | Australia news

Controversial union boss John Setka has told the federal Labor leader, Anthony Albanese, to “grow some balls”, amid the latter’s no-show at Victoria’s Labor party conference. Albanese denied his non-attendance at the annual meeting in Melbourne this weekend was sparked by threats of a union walkout. But the no-show prompted Construction, Forestry, Maritime, Mining and […]

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Liberal official admits Chinese language signs were meant to look like they came from AEC | Australia news

The former acting Victorian state director for the Liberal party has admitted in court that signs written in Chinese at polling booths on election day were designed to look like official Australian Electoral Commission signage. The full federal court is hearing the challenges to the elections of Liberal MP Gladys Liu in Chisholm and the […]

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Helloworld whistleblowers police inquiry ‘not at my behest’, Cormann says | Australia news

The finance minister, Mathias Cormann, says police are not acting at “my behest” by investigating whistleblowers who revealed he was not billed for international flights by travel company Helloworld, a major government contractor with close links to the Liberal party. Leaked information from within Helloworld showed earlier this year that the company had not charged […]

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Imagine a place with no elite private schools or prohibitive house prices – I've lived there | Brigid Delaney | Opinion

Imagine a place with no elite private schools or prohibitive house prices – I’ve lived there | Brigid Delaney | Opinion

Imagine a place where there are no elite or expensive private schools. And imagine a society where housing is affordable – a three-bedroom house, for example, costing one quarter of a similar property in Sydney. What would such a place be like when the two main drivers of financial stress and resultant inequality were removed? […]

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Labor moves to suspend standing orders over Gladys Liu – politics live | Australia news

Labor moves to suspend standing orders over Gladys Liu – politics live | Australia news

Scott Morrison will not attend the UN climate action summit despite him being in America to visit the Trump administration at the time – deploying the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, and the Australian ambassador for the environment, Patrick Suckling, instead. Guardian Australia understands speaking slots at the event in New York on 23 September […]

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Victoria’s upcoming tennis star eyes ITF events

Victoria’s upcoming tennis star eyes ITF events

By NATION REPORTERMore by this Author The 2019 East Africa Secondary Schools Tennis Championships, boys’ doubles quarter finalist Peter Kiboko has set his sights on International Tennis Federation (ITF) events. The 16-year-old Form Three student at Mukumu Boys High School who, trained under Victoria Tennis Academy (a project under Shining Hope and FoH-USA) said the […]

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John Setka blames 'politically motivated' attack for latest allegations against him | Australia news

John Setka blames ‘politically motivated’ attack for latest allegations against him | Australia news

Embattled union boss John Setka has hit out at the “politically motivated” attack on his position ahead of a court ruling on Tuesday that could sever his ties to the Labor party. In a statement issued with his wife Emma Walters on Monday, Setka blamed an “individual’s political agenda” for the attempt to unseat him […]

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Archbishop says prison preferable to complying with child abuse confession law | World news

Archbishop says prison preferable to complying with child abuse confession law | World news

Melbourne’s Catholic archbishop insists three years jail is preferable to breaking the seal of confession and reporting child sexual abuse to authorities. Priests will risk prison if they don’t report child abuse revealed to them during the sacrament of confession, under new laws introduced in Victoria on Wednesday. The bill, introduced into state parliament would […]

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Murray-Darling Basin: water ministers agree to independent umpire to police plan | Australia news

Murray-Darling Basin: water ministers agree to independent umpire to police plan | Australia news

Water ministers have unanimously agreed to an independent umpire to police the Murray Darling Basin plan. The federal water minister, David Littleproud, sought approval for a Murray-Darling Basin inspector general to be established when he met water ministers from New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and the ACT for talks on Sunday afternoon. “The […]

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Victoria's Secret Fashion Show cancelled for first time in 23 years

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show cancelled for first time in 23 years

Victoria’s Secret has dominated the fashion show world since it launched its iconic catwalk displays in 1995. However, the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show has been cancelled for 2019 and isn’t set to return until 2020. VS Angel Shanina Shaik, who has walked in the show seven times since 2011, revealed the news to The […]

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