Actor Craig McLachlan reportedly accused of being a ‘manipulative sex predator’

Actor Craig McLachlan reportedly accused of being a ‘manipulative sex predator’

ACCLAIMED Australian actor Craig McLachlan has reportedly been accused of indecent assault, sexual harassment, exposing himself and bullying by female co-stars. The popular Gold Logie award-winning actor famous for his starring roles in the Doctor Blake Mysteries, Neighbours and Home & Away has slammed the accusations, stating in an email to Fairfax Media that the allegations are “baseless” and “they seem to be simple inventions, perhaps made for financial reasons, perhaps to gain notoriety”. “These allegations are ALL made up,” he reportedly said in the email. Camera IconCraig McLachlan is…

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Government negative gearing claims contradicted by official advice, FOI reveals

Government negative gearing claims contradicted by official advice, FOI reveals

Exclusive by political reporter Dan Conifer and FOI editor Michael McKinnon Posted January 08, 2018 00:29:16 Federal Labor’s negative gearing overhaul would likely have a “small” impact on home values, official documents reveal, contradicting Government claims the policy would “smash” Australia’s housing market. The previously confidential advice to Treasurer Scott Morrison from his own department said the Opposition’s plan might cause “some downward pressure” and could have “a relatively modest downward impact” on prices. The ALP’s plan to restrict the tax deduction, along with halving the capital gains tax (CGT)…

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Blackouts unlikely this weekend despite soaring mercury, regulator says

Blackouts unlikely this weekend despite soaring mercury, regulator says

Updated January 06, 2018 17:14:12 Temperatures are set to soar in the southern states this weekend, but the energy market regulator says we’re unlikely to see blackouts or calls to reduce power consumption. Key points Temperatures are set to soar in the southern states this weekend The Australian Energy Market Operator says there is “no short-term concern for this weekend” Weekend days place less demand on the energy market when industrial activity is reduced While much work has been done to create strategic reserves and to improve storage capabilities, one…

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Obama set to star in Letterman's TV comeback

Obama set to star in Letterman's TV comeback

Posted January 07, 2018 16:04:31 Photo: Barack Obama appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman eight times while in office. (Reuters: Jonathan Ernst) Related Story: Controversial moments from The Late Show Related Story: Letterman signs off with star-studded final Late Show Barack Obama and David Letterman will make their return to the talk show scene together. Letterman, the former host of the long-running The Late Show, has lined up the former US president to be his first guest when he makes his TV comeback later this month. Mr Obama…

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Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Northern Forest: Plan to plant 'ribbon of woodland' across England

Image copyrightGetty Images Plans to create a new Northern Forest stretching from Liverpool to Hull have been kick-started by the government. It is providing £5.7m to increase tree cover along a belt spanning Manchester, Leeds and Bradford. The project will cost £500m over 25 years. The balance of the funds will need to be raised by charity. Environmentalists have welcomed the planned 50 million new trees, but say ministers must stop allowing ancient woodland to be felled. The UK has one of the lowest rates of woodland in Europe and…

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