“Within hours of Owen ‘O-Dog’ Hanson being taken into custody on September 9, NSW Police also made a move in Australia.”
As the alleged leader of an illegal sports gambling and international drug-smuggling ring awaits trial in the US, four Australians are also accused of having links to the network.
Not only are The Star and forthcoming Crown casinos omitted from NSW lockout zones, they also enjoy exemptions from smoke-free laws, the ‘Three Strike’ liquor licence scheme and violent venues list.
Republicans have some primary concerns; border guards on Timor-Leste; US bombers coming Australia’s way.
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A Nauru mother’s plea
I would like to share with you a message recently received from a mother on Nauru. While I can vouch for the authenticity of this message, for obvious reasons I cannot reveal the name of the family concerned, …
Acclaimed curator Stephanie Rosenthal takes a collaborative approach to her new role as artistic director of the Sydney Biennale.
The fight against the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne illnesses turns to genetic engineering.
In a picturesque spa town west of Prague, there’s not a lot money can’t buy – except time.
Swedish. (Bonus point: The Danish Girl.)
All were written by the Bee Gees.
“I would feel worse if I didn’t have a go.”
The former member for the seat of New England announces he will run at the next election. He’d feel bad if he didn’t run, but he’d feel a lot worse if he were Barnaby Joyce.
“It could be angry and spiteful and divisive, the last thing we need.”
The broadcaster argues against a plebiscite on same-sex marriage. Few people know what it is to be “spiteful and divisive” like the man who stoked the Cronulla riots, who encouraged the drowning of Australia’s first female prime minister and mocked her father’s death.
“Because Terry Bollea’s penis is not 10 inches, like you’re trying to say.”
The wrestler discusses himself in the third person, using his real name, as he explained the difference between the character he plays and himself during a $100 million invasion of privacy suit against Gawker, which published a sex tape in which one of them starred.
“I’m not in the business of raking over old coals, nor am I in the business of responding to scurrilous gossip.”
The former prime minister responds to the publication of Niki Savva’s book The Road to Ruin. In Abbott’s mind, the coals aren’t cold; they’re storing heat like a deluded hangi.
“We are not going to ban rugby league, we’re not going to ban ballet, we are not going to ban anal fisting. These things are dangerous, but we’re not going to ban them.”
The NSW government whip speaks against legislation regulating eyeball tattooing. In fairness, a ban on the former would probably slow down the latter two.
“The world has lost a truly great man who left an indelible mark on my soul and the history of British music.”
The second remaining Beatle mourns the passing of Sir George Martin, who was often described as one of four “fifth” Beatles. Martin was 90.