One Nation 'battler bus' breaks down outside Rockhampton

One Nation 'battler bus' breaks down outside Rockhampton

Posted November 09, 2017 10:52:43 Pauline Hanson’s touring election bus has broken down in central Queensland. The so-called One Nation “battler bus” has been touring regional Queensland since Monday. A reporter on board the bus said it had pulled into a petrol station near Marlborough, north of Rockhampton about 8:30am. “The battler bus has been making a loud hissing noise the past hour,” she said on Twitter. The driver attempted to hit the road again, but was forced to return to the petrol station. Media advisor James Ashby says the…

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Xi is up, Trump is down, but it may not matter

Xi is up, Trump is down, but it may not matter

Xi is fresh from a Communist Party Congress that enshrined him as the strongest Chinese patriarch since Mao Zedong. His personal prestige is mirrored in his nation’s soaring self-confidence: China is now stronger than at any time in the modern era and its global influence is quickly growing. Generally, American Presidents arrive in China in a position of superiority, backed by US economic might, the unmatched capability of American armed forces and the weight of more than 70 years of global leadership. But the questions being asked about who is…

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WA has another Lotto millionaire

WA has another Lotto millionaire

WA has another Lotto millionaire tonight, with one player scooping the division one prize pool. The lucky punter had the only division one-winning ticket in Wednesday night Lotto and will pocket an even $1 million. The winning ticket was sold at Newsextra Bentley News Tobacconist in Bentley. The win comes just come day after a Geraldton farmer came forward to claim his $1 million prize in last Wednesday’s Lotto draw. The 30-year-old, who also works as a FIFO employee, said he planned to share his winnings with his parents. “Mum…

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US State Department being 'depleted at a dizzying speed'

US State Department being 'depleted at a dizzying speed'

Amb. Barbara Stephenson, president of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), a union for US foreign service personnel, wrote the letter for the December issue of the group’s publication. “While I do my best, as principal advocate for our institution and as a seasoned American diplomat, to model responsible, civil discourse,” she wrote, “there is simply no denying the warning signs that point to mounting threats to our institution — and to the global leadership that depends on us.” “There is no denying that our leadership ranks are being depleted…

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Detroit revisits dark time in US history

Detroit revisits dark time in US history

Rating: three stars (3 out of 5) Director: Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker) Starring: John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith, Jacob Latimore, Jason Mitchell, Hannah Murray, Jack Reynor. Time does not heal all wounds It is of little importance that the harrowing true story depicted in Detroit happened 50 years ago. The inhumane extremes to which blatant racial prejudices can be stretched are just as relevant now as they were back then. media_cameraKrauss (Will Poulter) in a scene from DETROIT, directed by Kathryn Bigelow. In cinemas November 9, 2017. An…

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