Thief swipes bushfire donation tins

Security arrived at the Oaks Hotel on the Princes Highway at Albion Park Rail just after 3am this morning after a security alarm was triggered. Police allege the alarm started going off after a glass door was smashed at the back of the pub. Police are appealing for information after two bushfire charity tins were stolen from a The Oaks Hotel at Albion Park.Source:Supplied The man was caught on CCTV breaking into the pub before swiping the tins.Source:Supplied Two charity tins raising funds for the Rural Fire Service and recent…

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Ryan Gallagher lashes out at Davina Rankin for “cheating” on him on MAFS

Tonight, ex-Married At First Sight star Ryan Gallagher proves unable to hold back on spilling the tea from his dramatic season, becoming animated as he marvels over the “cheating” scandal that rocked the social experiment in 2018. RELATED: Viewers accuse Ryan and Charlotte of faking romance RELATED: Rhonda Burchmore reveals Richard Wilkins’ interest in Hollywood actress Ryan Gallagher didn’t hold back about his time on MAFS. Picture: Channel 10Source:Channel 10 After “marrying” Queenslander Davina Rankin – the “villain” of the explosive season – Gallagher was dumped for fellow contestant Dean…

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G’Day USA to tone down glitz, glamour for bushfire focus

Australia’s top American economic and cultural diplomacy push, G’Day USA, will be toned down in light of the bushfire crisis and focus on raising relief funds while also repairing the nation’s reputation as a tourist destination. The G’Day USA gala in Los Angeles on January 25, attended by A-listers from entertainment, commerce and politics, will be lighter on glitz and glamour this year, with the focus on raising money for the American Australian Association’s Australian Bushfire Relief Fund, sources close to the event said. Margot Robbie at the 2018 G’Day…

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Man deported to China for ‘economic crimes’ spent time in jail

A man who the Chinese government claims was the first Australian visa holder to be repatriated back to China over “economic crimes” was deported because he was unable to renew his visa after being sent to prison. The man was sentenced to a term of imprisonment in Australia of at least 12 months, requiring him to be removed from the country. According to federal government sources, he exhausted all of his visa options and his removal from the country was not an extradition. Chinese state media agency Xinhua reported on…

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Cashed-up Wests Tigers to wait patiently for their own marquee man

Two more spots need to be filled by season kick-off, plus one more by June 30. The Tigers are still hopeful one spot will be filled by rookie Parramatta prop Stefano Utoikamanu. A top-quality outside back remains at the top of coach Michael Maguire’s wish list. Maguire has always been known for his ability to identify a player’s worth and not budge on that amount. Loading Tigers chief executive Justin Pascoe told the Herald on Tuesday the Tigers had avoided falling into the trap of having to pay ‘overs’ for…

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Queen’s ‘sublime’ Megxit ‘power play’

Queen Elizabeth II is a famous fan of frugality (this is a woman who uses a $55 bar heater inside a palace estimated to be worth $4 billion). That penchant for economy, it would seem, also extends to her choice of words. This morning Her Majesty put out a spare 153-word statement, which somehow reduced Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s historic decision to quit royal life to five brief paragraphs (while still managing to shoehorn in the word “family” eight times). The Queen’s statement about the…

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Failed Aussie music streaming boss banned by ASIC

Investigators found improper accounting practices had negatively impacted the financial viability of the group, leading to the conclusion that Herft had “not acted in good faith”. The ban took effect on December 19 and will continue until December 18, 2021. Guvera was founded in 2008 in response to an explosion in illegal music downloads, and officially launched as a digital music platform in 2010. Six years later, a holding company for the group, Guvera Limited, attempted to make its initial $100 million public offering ahead of listing on the Australian…

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Scott Morrison lowers threshold for bushfire victims to access emergency cash

As revealed on Friday, residents near fire-ravaged Mogo had been denied Disaster Recovery payments because Centrelink told them not enough of the home had been damaged or the fire hadn’t burned there. Melinda Evans’ sheds and fences were destroyed, and ash inside her home was affecting the health of her 7-month-old son Michael. Melinda Evans with her 7-month-old baby Michael.Credit:Nine News “His breathing’s terrible, he’s stuffy, he’s got a cough. There’s nothing else we can do about it, there’s nowhere else we can go,” she said last week. Ms Evans…

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Search for missing fisherman in Qld

He had been camping with a 62-year-old man on Conical Rocks off Yeppoon when they woke early on Tuesday to see their seven-metre vessel dragging its anchor 100 metres offshore, police said. Acting Senior Sergeant Amanda Warby said a flare was let off, notifying search and rescue about 3.30am. The view from the RACQ Capricorn rescue helicopter. Picture: @caprescue/TwitterSource:Twitter The seven-metre boat. Picture: Nine NewsSource:Channel 9 “Initial reports are … they were on the beach, they were woken up to notice that their vessel was drifting,” she told reporters today.…

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Innovation is the key to reducing carbon emissions

On national television on Sunday, apparently responding to public consternation, Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed he was considering a royal commission on Australia’s bushfires. He said he would do this in consultation with the states and territories. The Prime Minister also said the commission could consider how climate change had already affected Australia and how we should respond in terms of emissions reduction. Scott Morrison has flagged a royal commission on Australia’s bushfires, working in consultation with the states and territories.Credit:AAP About time too. Most people are fed up to…

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