'Chronology of destruction': Country Liberals review 2016 election defeat

'Chronology of destruction': Country Liberals review 2016 election defeat

Updated September 01, 2017 20:42:22 A Country Liberals review of the party’s 2016 election defeat has blamed a “chronology of destruction”, including ongoing scandals, dysfunction and a rudderless campaign, for the loss. “There were sexual misadventures, allegations of corruption, an expressed want of confidence in the Northern Territory Police, slurs against colleagues and staff, defections, perceived conflicts of interest,” one submission to the review said. Country Liberals director Brad Vermeer said the review had been released publicly to show the party had learnt from its mistakes. “It does make grim…

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CBA’s ‘serious’ failures exposed

CBA’s ‘serious’ failures exposed

THE Commonwealth Bank has responded to revelations it failed to monitor transactions in the USA, Asia and Europe. An internal review of the bank’s compliance with Australian and global anti-money laundering and counter terrorism laws reportedly showed large-scale failures in transaction monitoring across a multitude of businesses around the world, according to Sky News Business. Sky News Business obtained a document indicating the bank failed to monitor billions of dollars of transactions in some of its businesses in USA, Asia, and Europe, raising questions about its compliance with anti-money laundering…

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Young tagged hen harrier goes missing in 'suspicious' circumstances

Young tagged hen harrier goes missing in 'suspicious' circumstances

Image copyrightRSPB Scotland Image caption Calluna was tagged earlier this yearA young tagged hen harrier has disappeared in Aberdeenshire in what RSPB Scotland described as “highly suspicious” circumstances. Calluna, a female harrier, was fitted with a satellite tag earlier this year at a nest on the National Trust for Scotland’s Mar Lodge Estate near Braemar. It was part of RSPB Scotland’s Hen Harrier LIFE project. Calluna’s last recorded position was on a grouse moor north of Ballater. Scottish Land and Estates said local land managers rejected any suggestion the loss…

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Secret look into GoT finale

Secret look into GoT finale

A BEHIND-the-scenes video of the Game Of Thrones cast playing on mobile phones and joking around together has been released. The Sun reports the rare film, created by the makers of the hit HBO show, sees a laughing Lena Headey in her Cersei Lannister wardrobe taking a selfie with Peter Dinklage, who is dressed as Tyrion Lannister. Listen to our Game of Thrones podcast Winter is Here The short clip analyses The Dragon Pit Summit scene, where dozens of key characters meet for the very first time or reunite after…

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Beekeeper acquitted of drug smuggling

Beekeeper acquitted of drug smuggling

A 68-YEAR-OLD beekeeper from New Zealand who unwittingly brought cocaine into Australia has been found not guilty of drug trafficking in a WA court. Roy Stuart Arbon flew from Brazil via Dubai to Perth in February last year and was found at the airport with 2.5 kilograms of 79 per cent-pure cocaine hidden in the lining of a suitcase that was given to him. Arbon went on trial in the District Court of WA this week and breathed a sigh of relief on Friday when he was acquitted of importing…

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