“On this occasion the centre has not been destroyed, the centre will be able to resume operations as it has this morning. Breakfast has been served.”
The death of Reza Barati last week had its beginnings on the Labor backbenches, where Kevin Rudd was plotting his return as leader.
A star rating system designed to help obese Australians lose weight appears an unhealthy distraction for the Coalition.
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“I don’t think anybody, me included, knew it was illegal.”
The former News of the World editor expresses in court her surprise that hacking into people’s private communications, secretly and without permission, might be against the law. She nevertheless felt headline-worthy “shock and horror” that her newspaper hacked Milly Dowler’s phone.
“Qantas is an 800-pound gorilla and if we do this we will turn it into a Godzilla.”
The Coalition MP issues a stark warning to anyone approaching the national carrier with a debt guarantee. Her comments on Japanese horror and basic evolution are inadvertent.
“If you consider Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks who are roaming Kiev to be the government, then it will be hard for us to work with that government.’’
The Russian Prime Minister speaks after the overthrow of Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, preferring the Kalashnikov-toting people in black masks of the old government to the new one.
I’m not seeing anyone, not dating anyone, I haven’t got the hots for anyone.”
The spin bowler confirms his relationship with actress Liz Hurley has broken down. He denies, however, a champagne and roses tryst with underwear millionaire Michelle Mone.
“As a lawyer, will you please do your job and demand some accountability from the AFP.”
Seven West Media’s commercial director fires off a friendly note to Attorney-General George Brandis, voicing concern at an AFP raid on Channel Seven offices looking for evidence the network paid Schapelle Corby $2 million for an interview.
“We have put the word out. As you can imagine, the big mango is very important for the community. We haven’t received any leads at all.”
The Whitsundays marketing and development manager raises concern over the theft of Bowen’s big mango. The attraction was recovered in a nearby paddock with a fast-food chain implicated in the stunt.