Man pleads guilty to murdering housemate, dumping her body next to M1 in Sydney

In a three-page letter given to news.com.au today, the parents of Qi “Kathy” Yu said their family has “collapsed” since their daughter was killed by her housemate, Shuo Dong, in Campsie on June 8, 2018. They said she had been an intelligent, beautiful, lovely and innocent girl – “the apple of her parents’ eye from an early age”. Dong, 20, pleaded guilty in the NSW Supreme Court today to murdering 28-year-old Ms Yu. Qi Yu.Source:Supplied She came to Sydney in 2009 and completed her studies at the University of New…

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Australian MPs to meet Julian Assange in London

Australian MPs Andrew Wilkie and George Christensen will visit Julian Assange in a London prison and put pressure on the Morrison government to lobby Britain and the United States for his freedom. Accusing the government of abandoning the WikiLeaks founder, Mr Wilkie, a former intelligence official, said Mr Assange had “almost no political patronage” from Australians despite the issue becoming a high-profile one in the United Kingdom. The unlikely political alliance of the Tasmanian independent MP and Mr Christensen, a conservative Liberal-National Party MP from north Queensland, has grown into…

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Truckie jailed over firey NSW crash

Gosford District Court judge Tanya Bright said Samuel McLean’s actions – which killed Adam Langford, 51, and his 19-year-old nephew Jack Langford – had “catastrophic and far-reaching” consequences. Judge Bright described the impact of McLean’s driving in mid-2018 as devastating and “truly immeasurable”. A psychological report revealed McLean was genuinely remorseful and accepted responsibility, the judge said on Friday. Fatal crash truck driver Samuel McLean has been sentenced to jail for at least two years and eight months. Picture: Sue Graham/AAPSource:News Corp Australia The report found that discussing the accident…

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Adele looks fitter than ever in new pic

The 31-year-old singer was pictured running errands in Los Angeles wearing an all-black outfit consisting of a long-sleeve top, leggings, sneakers, and a Nike hat. Adele out and about in her gym gear. Picture: Stoianov-spot / BACKGRIDSource:BackGrid The new sighting comes just days after Adele stunned fans with her tiny waist in a fitted dress at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Polish TV presenter Kinga Rusin shared a party snap with the newly slimmed-down star, who looked sensational in a fitted sparkly leopard-print dress with elaborate updo. Adele at a…

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High Court verdict highlights need for Indigenous voice

“This is the only proposal specifically designed to empower Indigenous people, rather than the High Court, to have a say in policies and laws made about them,” she said. Dr Morris agreed, however, that a preamble would “create High Court uncertainty”. Another constitutional law expert, Anne Twomey, said a referendum on constitutional recognition would likely “discourage judges from being creative”. Professor Tom Calma is a leader of the government’s voice co-design senior advisory group. Credit:Karleen Minney Tom Calma, leader of the government’s voice co-design senior advisory group, has dismissed fears…

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Crash causes traffic chaos in Brisbane

It could make the Friday trip home a nightmare for many. Queensland Ambulance were called to Herschel Street in North Quay at 1.56pm following reports of a two vehicle incident. One patient was taken to hospital in a stable condition. The crash has partly blocked traffic and is causing major delays in the area. A crash at Herschel Street, North Quay is causing big delays in #Brisbane CBD. Please avoid the area if you can! #RACQTrafficAdvice #Traffic pic.twitter.com/zLrspqgMTR — RACQ (@RACQOfficial) February 14, 2020 Traffic is backed up long the…

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Morrison’s top bureaucrat defends his report on sports rorts

While the Auditor-General concluded applications in marginal and target electorates were more successful, Mr Gaetjens said his analysis of the underlying data led him to a different conclusion. Loading “The evidence I have reviewed does not support the suggestion that political considerations were the primary determining factor in the minister’s decision to approve the grants,” he wrote on Friday to the Senate committee. “On this basis, and while there were shortcomings in the administration of the program, I concluded Senator McKenzie did not act in breach of the standards with…

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Former Dragons and Penrith forward Hame Sele on a $4000 train-and-trial deal with South Sydney Rabbitohs

Souths have two spots left on their 30-man roster with one of those spots needing to be filled by round one. They needs forwards and Dragons junior Sele is a chance while Souths were also keen to see how former Cowboy and Broncos prop Patrick Mogo performed at the Nines. Hame Sele in action for the Dragons.Credit:AAP Sele, the Tongan whose name he says is often mistaken for being Lebanese, slogged it out in the heat on Friday morning with several Souths stars and is determined to make the most…

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New images of Hosier Lane vandals released

Police released the photos today to appeal for more information. It is believed a number of unidentified people caused extensive damage when they spray-painted over artwork and cobblestones about 7.25pm on Saturday. Investigators have gathered a large amount of CCTV images from the surrounding area. They believe the latest group of people may be able to assist with their inquiries. Police have released more images from Hosier Lane.Source:Supplied Police are looking for these people.Source:Supplied Following the incident, it is believed the group headed towards Melbourne Park where they got rid…

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One week extension raises hopes of university leaders

Universities Australia chief executive Catriona Jackson said universities will “not at any level be questioning” the advice of health authorities on the coronavirus epidemic. More than 100,000 international students are now locked out of the country until at least February 22. The Morrison government on Thursday said it would extend the travel ban on all-non Australian residents travelling from China for another week after the number of reported cases in China increased by more than 14,000. The death toll from the virus now stands at 1491. Australia’s rivals in the…

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