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Tony Fitzgerald tells Queensland’s CCC to revisit role of seconded police

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Queensland’s corruption watchdog must seek legal advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions before proceeding with charges under recommendations by esteemed corruption fighter Tony Fitzgerald. The probe into the ...

Frederick Barclay transferred fortune to avoid paying tax, ex-wife tells court

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Sir Frederick Barclay, once one of the UK’s richest men, has been accused by his wife of 34 years of transferring all his wealth to his daughter and to a complex series of trusts “in order to avoid paying any tax”. Th...

Frederick Barclay transferred fortune to avoid paying tax, ex-wife tells court

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Sir Frederick Barclay, once one of the UK’s richest men, has been accused by his wife of 34 years of transferring all his wealth to his daughter and to a complex series of trusts “in order to avoid paying any tax”. Th...

Evidence of Afghan witnesses against Ben Roberts-Smith ‘hardly neutral’, lawyer tells court

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Lawyers for Ben Roberts-Smith have urged the court hearing a defamation trial to reject the testimony of three Afghan men who gave evidence against the Australian soldier in his defamation trial, saying they regarded ...

Former advisor tells inquiry John Barilaro expedited change to New York trade job

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Former New South Wales deputy premier John Barilaro fast-tracked a cabinet submission to turn the senior trade jobs now at the centre of a political scandal into ministerial appointments, instructing a staff member to...

Russia’s Gazprom tells European buyers it cannot guarantee gas supplies

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Russia’s Gazprom has told customers in Europe it cannot guarantee gas supplies because of “extraordinary” circumstances, according to a letter seen by Reuters, upping the ante in an economic tit-for-tat with the west ...

Ben Roberts-Smith was targeted after being awarded Victoria Cross, his barrister tells court

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Ben Roberts-Smith was a courageous soldier who sought neither decorations nor fame, but had a target placed on his back by his Victoria Cross, and his reputation torn down by jealous comrades, aided by credulous journ...

‘We don’t trust in governments’ or UN, Scott Morrison tells Margaret Court’s Perth church

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Scott Morrison has said he and his fellow worshippers “don’t trust in governments” and “don’t trust in the United Nations” during a sermon at Margaret Court’s church, where the former prime minister also said God had ...

Biden tells summit of Arab leaders the US ‘will not walk away’ from Middle East

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Joe Biden, speaking at a summit of Arab leaders, said Saturday that the United States “will not walk away” from the Middle East as he tries to ensure stability in a volatile part of the world and boost the global flow...

Greece tells Germans fearing huge heating bills to ‘come here for winter’

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Greece’s tourism minister has sent an invitation to German pensioners wanting to escape astronomical heating bills and other high living costs this coming winter, urging them to see his country as an attractive altern...

Ofgem tells energy firms to take urgent action to fix direct debit problems

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The British energy regulator has told a string of suppliers to take urgent action after finding “severe weaknesses” in handling customers’ direct debits. Ofgem has scrutinised how energy companies handle direct debits...

January 6 testimony tells chilling tale of democracy hanging by a thread

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“We settle our differences at the ballot box.” Bennie Thompson, chairman of the congressional committee investigating the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, emphasised this article of faith in his opening remarks on ...

Australia sees climate crisis as a national security issue, defence minister tells US

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Australia’s defence minister, Richard Marles, has warned of the use of “force or coercion” in the South China Sea and “intensification of major power competition”, references to China’s rising power in the Indo-Pacifi...

Australia ‘doesn’t respond to demands’, Anthony Albanese tells China

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Anthony Albanese has said Australia “doesn’t respond to demands”, after China listed four ways the relationship between the two countries could be improved. “We respond to our own national interest,” Australia’s prime...

Put the planet before football, UN head of Cop15 nature summit tells leaders

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World leaders must not let the World Cup in Qatar distract them from a simultaneous nature summit, or they face being embarrassed by the outcome, the UN’s biodiversity chief has warned. This December, delegates will t...

BBC journalist tells court how he was chased by mob of anti-vaxxers

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A BBC journalist said he felt “very scared” and “shaken” as he was chased by a mob of anti-vaxxers in London last year. Anti-vaccine and anti-lockdown protesters, who had been attending at rally in central London, cal...

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