NSW cabbies charged over cocaine delivery
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NSW cabbies charged over cocaine delivery
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says China should not use foot and mouth disease as an excuse to stop importing Australian beef.Australia is free of the contagious animal virus, but remains on high alert given outbreaks in Indonesia and its spread into Bali, a popular tourist destination for Australians.
Stories abound at the Broken Hill cemetery, the final resting place for legendary artists, miners, and victims of historic epidemics.Now people serving sentences for minor crimes are finding stories of their own, as they clean up the vast NSW outback cemetery left scarred by the drought and heavy rain.
NSW ministers will be barred from taking public sector jobs related to their portfolios for 18 months after leaving office, as part of a raft of changes to be implemented to restore confidence in government processes.Premier Dominic Perrottet announced the crackdown after getting an independent review into the recruitment of former deputy premier John Barilaro to a lucrative US trade envoy job.
Convinced her friend Colin Hastie was a pedophile, Danielle Sheryl Erica Beutel brutally assaulted the 63-year-old for days in order to gain a confession.After Mr Hastie died in April 2019, audio of 13 "interrogations" found on Beutel's phone indicated he was struck almost 250 times.
Paying teachers more as they progress up the ladder will keep them from walking away from what is now a lonely profession of freelancers, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has heard.An upper house committee is investigating how to combat the shrinking supply of school teachers, a problem felt across the country that has now drawn the federal government's focus.
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Oil and gas company Santos has rejected fears of an east coast gas shortage and warns that customers from Asia are spooked by the prospect of Australian export controls."There hasn't been a shortfall in the last six years," Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher said on an investor call on Wednesday.
Former US president Donald Trump has accused the Federal Bureau of Investigation of stealing his passports during last week's search of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. In the raid by the FBI of Mar-a-Lago, they stole my three passports (one expired), along with everything else," Trump wrote on Monday on the Truth Social network he co-founded.
Authorities have eased restrictions on some NSW beekeepers, giving cause for optimism that a deadly parasite can be contained.For the first time since the varroa mite was detected near Newcastle in June, the 50-kilometre notification zones - situated outside the emergency surveillance and eradication zones - have been lifted.
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A Tasmanian woman who ran a "relatively sophisticated" cannabis growing operation with her son and sold oil-infused gummy lollies initially made the illegal confectionary to help her sick dog.Anya Cooper, 48, and Toby Cooper-McLeod, 21, were sprung when cryovac-sealed gummy lollies were discovered by police during a raid of a mail centre in Burnie in November 2020.
Two men have been charged after police found a clandestine drug lab and seized more than $6 million worth of heroin, methylamphetamine, cocaine and other drugs in Sydney's southwest.Detectives found the set-up while raiding a property in Belmore last Wednesday.
Renegade MP Gaurav Sharma has been suspended from the New Zealand Labour caucus after what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called "repeated breaches of colleagues' trust".After a damaging week for party unity, Ms Ardern attempted to draw a line under the episode on Tuesday, sanctioning Dr Sharma for going public with unqualified claims of bullying and wrongdoing.
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There was no great conspiracy in two accused Black Lives Matter protest organisers incorrectly being told charges against them were being dropped, a magistrate has heard.Meriki Onus and Crystal McKinnon are accused of breaching the Chief Health Officer's COVID-19 directions by arranging the protest in June 2020.
Workers saw the highest annual rate of wage growth in eight years last quarter, but the increase will do little to ease the soaring cost of living.6 per cent boost to their pay packets in the year to June, with inflation sitting at 6.
Rural medical clinics say doctors are leaving to work in urban areas or asking for more money to stay in the bush since the Labor government increased the number of workforce priority areas.Health Minister Mark Butler last month said the government was making it easier to recruit GPs, with 700 areas across Australia now recognised as Distribution Priority Areas.
Russia is blaming sabotage for explosions at one of its military bases in Moscow-annexed Crimea while Kyiv hinted it was responsible as Ukrainian officials said their strategy was to destroy supply lines supporting Russia's invasion.The blasts on Tuesday engulfed an ammunition depot at a military base in the north of the Crimean peninsula, disrupting trains and forcing the evacuation of 2000 people from a nearby village, according to Russian officials and news agencies.
A monthly consumer price index may prove more volatile than the existing quarterly measure due to the way price data is collected, the nation's chief number cruncher has warned.But these "deficiencies" could be overcome by using annual or quarterly comparisons to each month's number, to give a better sense of the trend in household inflation.