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New York sues to dissolve Trump Foundation

US President Donald Trump has attacked “sleazy New York Democrats” after the state’s attorney general sued him and his namesake foundation, adding he would not settle the case. New York’s Attorney General Barbara Underwood is suing Trump and the Donald J. Trump Foundation, saying the nonprofit should be dissolved after more than a decade of illegal conduct, including support for ...

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Experts to tackle elder abuse in SA

A group of experts from across the country will meet in Adelaide to help tackle the growing problem of elder abuse. The event’s organiser, CEO of Aged Rights Advocacy Services Carolanne Barkla, says the conference will bring together police, academics and legal practitioners. “Elder Abuse is a major public health and social problem, a staggering one in 20 older people ...

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Labor open to income tax cuts talks

Ahead of federal parliament resuming on Monday, Labor says it will negotiate with the coalition to deliver personal income tax cuts for low-income earners. However, the Turnbull government insists it wants the full package of tax cuts passed in the coming fortnight of sittings. Labor frontbencher Brendan O’Connor says the opposition is keen to deliver tax relief for working people ...

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Young Libs want debt ceiling reintroduced

The abandoned debt ceiling should be reintroduced so young Australians aren’t stuck with a huge national debt, the Young Liberals say. And West Australian Liberals want gambling revenue taken into account for GST distribution. The motions will be debated at the Liberal federal council in Sydney on Friday and Saturday, with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also due to speak at ...

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Labor presidency ballot closing

AAP Friday, 15 June 2018 1:34AM Camera Icon Voting for Labor’s national presidency will close on Friday as Wayne Swan and Mark Butler compete. Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Link Icon Voting for Labor’s national presidency will close on Friday as federal MPs Wayne Swan and Mark Butler battle it out. The former federal treasurer Mr Swan is considered ...

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Calls for bank staff to thwart elder abuse

Banks are being urged to mark Elder Abuse Day by appointing in-branch staff dedicated to protecting older Australians from financial exploitation. Advocacy group Greysafe is concerned bank jobs cuts and new technologies are exposing elderly customers to new threats of financial abuse. “We’ve heard many reports of perpetrators spending the money of their victims without permission, forging signatures or forcing ...

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Tributes for murdered Melbourne comic

Friends have paid tribute to aspiring comic Eurydice Dixon who was killed on a Melbourne soccer field as she walked home from a gig. The 22-year-old’s body was found by a passer-by in Princes Park at North Carlton about 3am Wednesday, hours after she had performed at the Highlander Bar in the CBD. Her accused killer, Jaymes Todd, 19 of ...

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How Aaron Pedersen helped bring Mystery Road to TV

One of Australia’s most recognisable and highly regarded actors, Aaron Pedersen has always felt there was one character in particular that he wasn’t done with. The actor got the chance to step back into those shoes with ABC’s highly anticipated television spin-off of the 2013 film Mystery Road. Filmed in WA’s East Kimberley, the series again finds Pedersen’s detective Jay ...

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Need for skilled labour to relocate

Luring skilled workers to the region remains the Kalgoorlie-Boulder economy’s greatest challenge despite the presence of entry-level opportunities in the mining industry, a Goldfields recruitment company boss says. Fresh off a “record” day of job- seekers walking into his office looking for work, Highgrade Personnel managing director Kyran O’Donnell Jr said mining companies were willing to take on those new ...

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Cockburn Sound outer harbour opposition head to council meeting in a ‘show of force’

Those against the development of an outer harbour off Kwinana will take their fight to a local council meeting tonight. Fish Army convener Tim Barlow said recreational anglers, Naval Base shack owners and union groups would gather outside the City of Cockburn’s administration in Spearwood at 6pm to demonstrate their opposition to the project. They also plan to use public ...

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