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Perth winery owner jailed for rape of young Japanese worker

Perth Peter Raymond Costa, owner of Chidlow’s Well winery, jailed for six years after plying woman, 24, with alcohol and raping her <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The judge said the accused had impulsively taken advantage of a vulnerable, young overseas worker. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Perth Perth winery owner jailed for rape of young Japanese worker Peter Raymond Costa, owner ...

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Great Barrier Reef tourism spokesman attacks scientist over slump in visitors

Great Barrier Reef Col McKenzie calls on government to stop funding work of Terry Hughes, saying tourists ‘won’t do long-haul trips when they think the reef is dead’ <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> A leading scientist has been accused of exaggerating the damage to the Great Barrier Reef, which a tourism representative said had hurt the region’s multibillion-dollar tourism industry. ...

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'Things take a long time to change': Queensland's first same-sex registry wedding

Marriage equality Jarrukit Somjich and Kitticha Srijad broke new ground on Friday, celebrating their love in a state with a chequered past on LGBTI rights <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Kitticha Srijad and Jarrukit Somjich pose for photographs after getting married at the Queensland’ registry office in Brisbane on Friday. Photograph: Jono Searle/AAP Marriage equality ‘Things take a long time ...

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Banking royal commission: Australian unions to collect victims' stories

Banking royal commission ACTU launching online tool to round up experiences of misconduct and fraud to present en masse to the inquiry <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Australian Council of Trade Unions president Ged Kearney says the banking royal commission seems to be dragging its feet on allowing submissions. Photograph: Dave Hunt/AAP Banking royal commission Banking royal commission: Australian unions ...

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Why isn't business demanding an anti-corruption body? It would help Australia's economy | Ben Oquist

Australian politics Opinion Ben Oquist A robust national anti-corruption watchdog can help address the declining reputation of both business and politics <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> ‘Over two years, global CEOs rated mining as the most susceptible to corruption, followed by other commodity intensive industries where political and bureaucratic decisions are important – construction and oil and gas extraction.’ Photograph: ...

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Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle, the tabloid texts and the 'contest of reputations'

Melbourne Results of City of Melbourne’s investigation into allegations against Doyle expected within days <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> The Melbourne lord mayor, Robert Doyle, described the sexual harassment and indecently assaulted allegations as ‘thoroughly abhorrent’ and vowed to clear his name. Photograph: Paul Jeffers/AAP Melbourne Melbourne lord mayor Robert Doyle, the tabloid texts and the ‘contest of reputations’ Results ...

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More Craig McLachlan accusations emerge – now from Dr Blake Mysteries

Australia news Producers of popular TV show put a hold on preparations for the new series while allegations are investigated <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Cast and crew of The Doctor Blake Mysteries have reportedly alleged sexual harassment on the part of Craig McLachlan, shown here in a media call for The Rocky Horror Show in 2014. Photograph: Julian Smith/AP ...

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Home ownership would rise if negative gearing is scrapped, study says

Housing affordability Melbourne University modelling, presented to Reserve Bank, says nearly 75% of Australian households will be better off if the policy is ditched <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Three-quarters of Australian households will be better off if negative gearing is abolished, a study shows. Photograph: Getty Images Housing affordability Home ownership would rise if negative gearing is scrapped, study ...

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WBBL: Strikers beat Scorchers by six wickets with one ball to spare – as it happened

Over-by-over from the match at Traeger Park, Alice Springs Updated <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Piepa Cleary of Perth Scorchers (right) is run out during the Women’s Big Bash League match against Adelaide Strikers. Photograph: Darren England/AAP Key events Show 4.14am GMT04:14 ADELAIDE WIN BY SIX WICKETS WITH ONE BALL TO SPARE. 4.13am GMT04:13 WICKET! Patterson b King 0 (Adelaide ...

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Manusians living near detention centres say sewage running on to their land

Manus Island Fearing for their health, those residing near the West Haus and Hillside Haus centres have blocked road access to the two camps <!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–><!–[if IE 9]><![endif]–> Manusians block the road leading to the Australian-run detention centres on Saturday to protest against sewage they say is running on to their land. Manus Island Manusians living near detention centres ...

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