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'No words' to describe Meagher family loss

The family of Irish-born ABC radio employee Jill Meagher say they can't describe their devastation as a man stands accused of her rape and murder.


Two banks deny allegations in Qld court

The Macquarie Bank and the Bank of Queensland have denied they were "knowingly concerned in the operation" of Storm Fiancial's unregistered scheme.


SLIPPERY PETE IN $173,000 SPENDING SPREE

He hasn’t sat in the Speakers Chair for almost 200 days but has managed to bill taxpayers for $173k in overseas trips and entertaining expenses.


$65 MIL FOR MY DAUGHTER

That’s not what you’ll need boys, it’s what you’ll get if you can turn on the lesbian daughter of a Hong Kong Businessman.


Asylum seekers 'shocked' to be on Nauru

Many of the asylum seekers transferred to Nauru are shocked to find themselves there, the Salvation Army says.


Bring on battle about Abbott past: Latham

Former Labor leader Mark Latham says no-one can blame the Gillard government for engaging in a turkey shoot about Tony Abbott's past.



FOREIGN INTEREST IN GILLARD/WILSON SCANDAL

 

Now I wonder why that would be. Perhaps the competing nations for a UN seat have taken an interest? 


Gillard delivers UNSC campaign speech

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has stepped onto the world stage in her last opportunity to rally support for Australia's UN Security Council bid.


Japan's whaling season in doubt this year

Greenpeace hopes repairs to the Nisshin Maru, Japan's ageing whaling factory ship, will keep it out of action for the southern whaling season.


WHAT TANNER WOULD REALLY LIKE TO TELL YOU, BUT CAN'T

Minister for Finance under Rudd, Lindsay Tanner, was once a mini moral compass for Labor along with A.G. Rob McClelland. Both have gone now. Tanner in disgust at what he knew and Mclelland sacked for daring to oppose the heroine of a Machiavellian plot the true believers will never forgive. 


GO FOR THE DIRT: PM's advice

In an all-out, no holds barred attempt to win the next election, Julia Gillard’s new imported chief dirt digger, John McTernan, has instructed the ALP’s media department to, “pull no punches” and “let’s have a concerted attack on critics”.


Finland appeal for UN Council support

Finland's president has asked for support from world leaders in the country's campaign for a United Nations Security Council seat against Australia.


Gillard on world stage for UN Council bid

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be seeking support for Australia's United Nations Security Council bid from her maiden speech to the General Assembly.


Carl Williams' family sue Vic govt

The family of murdered gangland boss Carl Williams are suing the state of Victoria over his bashing death in Barwon Prison in 2010.



Rein in China critics, Abbott told

Resources Minister Martin Ferguson says anti-China comments from the likes of Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce are sending a mixed message on foreign investment.


PM adviser tells Tim to take a back seat

 

Tim Mathieson has taken to disappearing stage left when accompanying the PM. 


Reform 'needed on electricity networks'

Consumer advocacy group Choice has called for reforms to energy networks to reduce electricity costs.

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