Navy member deployed on border patrol operation dies

Navy member deployed on border patrol operation dies

Updated June 27, 2017 17:41:30 A Royal Australian Navy member deployed on a border patrol operation has died. The person, who has not yet been named by Defence, was deployed on the patrol boat Cape Inscription as part of Operation Resolute. In a statement, a Defence spokesman said the cause of death was not yet known. “On behalf of the men and women of the Australian Defence Force, the Chief of the Defence Force extends his deepest sympathy to the family, friends and shipmates of the deceased member,” the statement…

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Should we cut pollies some slack if they've had a few beers?

Should we cut pollies some slack if they've had a few beers?

Updated June 27, 2017 11:20:27 Video: Barnaby Joyce on Christopher Pyne’s leaked recording (ABC News) Related Story: Pyne says his vote for Turnbull ‘not a secret’ Related Story: Abbott lashes out at Pyne over leadership, gay marriage comments Should we cut politicians some slack for things they say after they’ve had a few drinks? Barnaby Joyce thinks so. The Deputy Prime Minister has weighed in on the leaked recording of Liberal frontbencher Christopher Pyne that has stirred up tensions within the Government. External Link: Turnbull on Liberal tensions Mr Pyne…

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Man resists rescue from burning unit

Man resists rescue from burning unit

A PERTH man who fought off police as they dragged him out of his burning unit is under guard in hospital and facing charges of assault and criminal damage. Police have charged the man on Tuesday with lighting a fire in his unit in East Victoria Park and other offences. Officers forced their way into the smoke-filled unit on Monday afternoon and tried to rescue the man, but he resisted their help. The man and the two police officers were all taken to Royal Perth Hospital for smoke inhalation. Earlier, he…

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Australia downs West Indies for first blood in Women's World Cup

Australia downs West Indies for first blood in Women's World Cup

Posted June 27, 2017 05:40:58 Photo: Meg Lanning celebrates the run out of West Indies’ Anis Mohammed with Jess Jonassen (R) (Reuters: Peter Cziborra) Related Story: How to follow all the action from Australia’s Women’s World Cup campaign Skipper Meg Lanning hailed her players after Australia opened their Women’s Cricket World Cup campaign against the West Indies in ruthless fashion. The defending champions strolled to an eight-wicket win after rolling the Windies for 204 and cruised to their modest target with 11.5 overs to spare thanks to an opening stand…

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