Malcolm Turnbull says media makes China-Australia relations look bad

Australian politics Prime minister says issues are being settled respectfully but journalists are reporting ‘a lot more negativity’ <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Malcolm Turnbull at the Australia China Business Council networking day at Parliament House on Tuesday. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/EPA Malcolm Turnbull has blamed the media and his political opponents for portraying the China-Australia relationship as troubled, claiming ...

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Eurydice Dixon: how one woman’s death put focus on ‘male rage’ in Australia

Melbourne Eurydice Dixon: how one woman’s death put focus on ‘male rage’ in Australia The alleged rape and murder of a comedian has sparked anger about attitudes to women <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Eurydice Dixon, a comedian and feminist. A man has been charged with rape and murder after her body was found in a Melbourne park. Photograph: ...

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Storm confidence grows after solid Kulin carnival

Great Southern Storm head coach Glynn Verbruggen believes his side learnt a number of valuable lessons from one poor quarter at the Great Southern Colts Carnival in Kulin at the weekend, which ended their hopes of reaching another grand final. A disappointing second term against the Peel Cavaliers on Saturday crushed the Storm’s hopes of making an eighth straight decider ...

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Storm’s grand final run ends at hands of Cavaliers

A superb five-goal first quarter helped the Great Southern Storm finish third at the annual Great Southern Colts Carnival, which wrapped up in Kulin on Sunday. After missing out on a berth in what would have been an eighth straight grand final, the Storm showed terrific signs ahead of their upcoming test at the Landmark Country Football Championships with wins ...

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Footage emerges of Russian skateboarding bear attacking trainer during circus show

DISTRESSING footage from Russia has emerged showing a bear turning on its trainers mid-show in front of shocked onlookers. The World Cup host nation made headlines for the wrong reasons this week after the video went viral on social media, sparking an uproar from viewers. The bear can be seen being made to ride down a ramp on a skateboard, ...

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Female cop bitten during violent arrest struggle

An 18-year-old woman accused of biting a policewoman on the neck and drawing blood during a violent struggle with officers was granted bail despite facing a mandatory six-month jail term if convicted. WA Police Union president George Tilbury described the alleged assault as “absolutely disgusting” as he released pictures of the injured constable which appeared to show teeth marks and ...

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Police drag woman through window of silver mustang after pursuit ends on Reid Highway in Malaga

The West Australian Tuesday, 19 June 2018 6:26PM Police officer hurt in another high-speed pursuit Video A police officer has been hurt in another pursuit that has ended in Malaga. Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Link Icon Dramatic vision has captured police dragging a woman from a silver Mustang in busy Perth traffic after a police pursuit ended in ...

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Carbon credits mean a boost in revenue

WA pastoralists will for the first time earn money from carbon farming projects, after being awarded $47.5 million from the latest round of the Federal Government’s $2.55 billion Emissions Reduction Fund. The Clean Energy Regulator released results of its seventh auction this week, identifying 15 WA pastoralists’ projects as successful bidders. The State’s pastoralists totalled more than half the auction ...

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Margs on the menu

When award-winning chef and restaurateur Peter Kuruvita was looking for a new destination to feature in the second season of his culinary journey across Australia, Margaret River excelled in every criteria. Its unique combination of Mediterranean climate, ancient soils, oceanside location and isolation makes it a food-lovers paradise, and one Kuruvita could not wait to explore after first falling in ...

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58% want Putin to serve past 2024: poll

More than half of Russians want President Vladimir Putin to continue serving in the post after his current six-year term finishes in 2024, the country’s largest independent pollster revealed. Putin was inaugurated to his fourth term as president this year. The constitution would have to be amended for him to keep the helm in 2024 because it would be the ...

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