Bill to axe GST on tampons passes Senate

The federal government faces pressure to take the GST off tampons after draft laws passed the Senate. A Greens bill to take the 10 per cent tax off feminine hygiene products passed the upper house on Monday without needing a parliamentary vote. While it is a blow for the government, the bill is not expected to pass the lower house ...

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Labor push for live export watchdog

The federal opposition is bringing back a plan for an independent watchdog to oversee the live export regulator. Labor appointed an interim independent inspector-general in 2013, but lost government before the position could be cemented. Agriculture spokesman Joel Fitzgibbon told parliament on Monday the Abbott government’s decision to abolish the position has “cost the live export industry dearly”. He has ...

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Ausdrill picks former executive of CIMIC’s Thiess Mark Norwell as new boss

Ausdrill has chosen former CIMIC executive Mark Norwell to replace company founder Ron Sayers as managing director. The mining services provider said Mr Norwell would take up the role in mid-September, while Mr Sayers would retire early next month. Chief financial officer Theresa Mlikota will be interim chief executive until September. Mr Norwell was most recently executive general manager – ...

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South32 to pay $1.75 illion for Arizona Mining

South32 has made a $US1.3 billion ($A1.75 billion) bid to take sole ownership of US-focused Arizona Mining. The Australian business, which already owns 17 per cent of the zinc, lead and silver miner, says the directors of Arizona Mining will unanimously recommend shareholders accept the all-cash offer. South32 chief executive, Graham Kerr called Arizona Mining’s Hermosa Project in Santa Cruz ...

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Inquest told Dreamworld ride had history of malfunctions

A ride at Gold Coast theme park Dreamworld that malfunctioned resulting in the death of four guests had a history of malfunctions. On the opening day of an inquest into the October 2016 tragedy, counsel assisting Ken Fleming QC revealed several earlier incidents had occurred on the Thunder River Rapids ride. Mr Fleming said one incident, in January 2001, had ...

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Man killed after rolling car in rural WA

AAP Monday, 18 June 2018 9:46AM Camera Icon Operation Unite: Police search a man at the Perth Train station after a PADD dog takes an interest in him. He was in possession of cannabis. Pic: Michael Wilson, WA News, 13th December 2013.Picture: WA News Facebook Icon Twitter Icon Email Icon Link Icon A man has died when the car he ...

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Source claims Carrie Bickmore is 'beyond annoyed' with Lisa Wilkinson

By Andrew Court For Daily Mail Australia Published: 00:56 BST, 18 June 2018 | Updated: 02:09 BST, 18 June 2018 The Project’s Carrie Bickmore is said to be ‘filthy’ that co-host Lisa Wilkinson is being given the show’s VIP interviews and overseas assignments, despite only joining the program four months ago. On Monday, Woman’s Day quoted sources as saying that ...

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Chilling audio records the moment brave girl hiding in a cupboard calls police to help catch burglar

A girl can be heard in recording calling police while intruder ransacked her home Kate Luong, 10, was forced to hide in closet and call triple-zero after the break-in Kate’s family had left her at their Melbourne property for half an hour on May 31 Police arrested and charged 46-year-old Springvale man after arriving on scene By Sam Duncan and Cait ...

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Today show commentator slams feminists after comedian was ‘raped and murdered’ in Melbourne

Today show commentator has slammed feminists for expecting men to change  Miranda Devine spoke about need for women to use ‘common sense’ in public Comments come after Eurydice Dixon was allegedly murdered and raped   The 22-year-old comedian walked home in Melbourne park before body found By Emily Pidgeon For Daily Mail Australia Published: 01:58 BST, 18 June 2018 | Updated: ...

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Vandals paint offensive markings at Eurydice Dixon’s Princes Park memorial site

Vandals have painted lewd markings on a makeshift memorial site for rape and murder victim Eurydice Dixon overnight. Police patrolling Princes Park made the discovery about 3.50am. Fire crews used water and brooms to remove the offensive material, reportedly 25 metres in size, which appeared to be deliberately painted next to the floral memorial at the park. Park workers covered ...

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