Cousins fails prison drug test

Cousins fails prison drug test

FALLEN former football star Ben Cousins will not be eligible for release from prison at the end of this month as expected, after failing a drug test. The former Brownlow Medallist could face up to six months’ jail on top of his current sentence for stalking his former partner and drug possession. Cousins’ lawyer Michael Tudori the 39-year-old failed the drug test while on remand but said the ex-Eagles captain was now drug-free in prison. “I can confirm that Mr Cousins parole application has been delayed awaiting for him to…

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Failure to meet dust monitoring may close four Queensland coal mines

Failure to meet dust monitoring may close four Queensland coal mines

Posted August 11, 2017 05:39:26 Four Queensland underground coal mines risk closure after allegedly failing to meet their dust-monitoring obligations, Mines Minister Anthony Lynham has told State Parliament. The mines are Glencore’s Oaky North and Oaky No.1 at Tieri, and Anglo’s Moranbah North and Grosvenor, north-west of Rockhampton in central Queensland. Dr Lynham said the dust-monitoring failure occurred during the second quarter of this year, and could lead to the mines’ closures. “I have been advised that the levels of non-compliance vary,” he said. “However, in my view, any failure…

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Latest Album Reviews

Latest Album Reviews

5 star records don’t knock on your door every day. JEN CLOHER JEN CLOHER (Milk! Records/Remote Control) 5 stars media_cameraJen Cloher – Self-titled album out 2017. Melbourne based singer songwriter and punk rock folk musicianAny questions for Jen? She pretty much answers them all on her self-titled fourth album, her magnum opus. They breed them tough in Adelaide. Cloher’s stoic, plucky optimism comes through on a record that gets right into what we wanna hear her sing about: Courtney Barnett, life, politics, change, being a human. This isn’t tabloid stuff,…

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'Like tossing money down the drain': Victims of bad financial advice waiting for compensation

'Like tossing money down the drain': Victims of bad financial advice waiting for compensation

Updated August 10, 2017 20:40:36 Photo: Rob and Donna-Rose McAneney had to sell their house after getting bad financial advice. (ABC News: Michael Atkin) Related Story: Accounting bodies stubbornly resist financial planning reform Hundreds of Australians are owed millions of dollars in compensation mostly from businesses that have gone bankrupt, with many of them victims of bad financial advice. Rob and Donna-Rose McAneney were forced to sell their home of 17 years and left destitute after following dubious advice from financial advisor Peter Spann and his firm Freeman Fox. They…

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First 'winged' mammals flew over dinosaurs

First 'winged' mammals flew over dinosaurs

Image copyrightApril I. Neander/UChicago Image caption The new species of winged-mammal Maiopatagium in a Jurassic forestFossils of the first “winged” mammals, from 160 million years ago, have been discovered in China. They reveal that mammal ancestors evolved to glide between trees in a similar way to some mammals today. This adds to evidence that mammals were more diverse during the age of dinosaurs than previously realised. The work is published by an international team of scientists in this week’s Nature. The two new fossil species exhibit highly specialised characteristics, including…

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