Disturbing warnings go under the radar due to legislative loophole

Kyle Daniels stands accused of 31 sexual offences on eight girls, aged five to 10, while working at the council-owned Mosman Swim Centre on Sydney’s north shore. He has denied the allegations and intends to defend the charges. A complaint was made by a parent against the clean-cut 20-year-old former private schoolboy in August last year for what was described in a staff feedback form as “inappropriate holds” on children during lessons. However, Mr Daniels was allowed to keep his job as an instructor and a disturbing internal memo was…

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Swanky airport lounge at Sydney and Melbourne lets anyone enter for $80

They’re the exclusive few who have enjoyed the comfortable rest areas, fancy food and drinks and showers and pamper rooms, to the envy of the rabble in the main terminal. But now, all the perks of the opulent airport lounge is available to everyone. The House, a first-class lounge currently operating in Sydney and Melbourne airports, has opened its doors to all international passengers — no matter the airline they’re travelling with or their class of ticket — for just $80. The one-off fee will get you access to the…

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Laura Jayes: One Nation is ‘a complete sellout’

One Nation is a complete sellout. The party has revealed itself to be completely unprincipled, but worst of all, dangerous. It was willing to sell our parliament to the highest bidder. It attempted to import America’s biggest political and cultural problem to our shores. And Pauline Hanson’s response has been shameful. Yesterday Senator Hanson’s chief of staff James Ashby fronted the cameras, along with the One Nation’s Queensland leader Steve Dickson. RELATED: Undercover investigation exposes One Nation RELATED: One Nation pair say they were ‘on the sauce’ The pair were…

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Seven pedestrians hit by rogue car

A boy and two teenage girls are being treated outside a Queensland school after they were struck by a car. Emergency services are working on the three children and four others with minor injuries after the car struck them on Cottrill Rd in Caboolture, an hour north of Brisbane. Nine crews rushed to the scene just after 3pm this afternoon to reports a group of pedestrians had been hit. A Queensland Ambulance spokeswoman said the primary school-aged boy was being treated for significant leg and wrist injuries. One teenage girl…

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Hanson’s ‘questions’ about Port Arthur

The footage is part of the undercover, three-year long investigation run by Al Jazeera that exposed the Australian political party earlier this week trying to water down the nation’s gun laws. In one video released by the news network, Senator Hanson is secretly filmed saying she has “a lot of questions” about Port Arthur. “An MP said it would actually take a massacre in Tasmania to change the gun laws in Australia,” Senator Hanson tells Rodger Muller, an Al Jazeera journalist who pretended to be the leader of a fictitious…

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Australian gun lobby ‘of similar size, funding’ to NRA

A new report published by The Australia Institute, a progressive think tank, warns that relative to each country’s population, Australia’s gun lobby is “of similar size and funding” to America’s notorious National Rifle Association (NRA). Yes, that’s the same NRA One Nation’s James Ashby and Steve Dickson met with in video taken by an undercover Al Jazeera journalist, sparking yesterday’s political furore. RELATED: Undercover video exposes One Nation The Australia Institute’s report, Point Blank: Political Strategies of Australia’s gun lobby, was commissioned by Gun Control Australia with contributions from the…

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Suspicious package sent to MP’s home

The bomb squad were called to the Nationals MP’s home on Musico Road at Sancrox, west of Port Macquarie, after a suspicious cylinder was found on the front gate, according to reports on 2GB. The bomb squad and NSW Fire and Rescue are at the scene. Picture: Nathan EdwardsSource:News Corp Australia The cylinder was reportedly accompanied by a flag with foreign writing. Mr Gillespie’s office told the radio show that the minister is OK and believes the writing on the flag is Latin. NSW Police told news.com.au that an exclusion…

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‘Cold outbreak’ to send temperatures plummeting Winter is coming. For a few days at least.

In some areas the mercury will struggle to get into double digits as an “unseasonably strong” cold front rattles through, leading to the chilliest weekend since November. A large swath of Australia could be affected from Adelaide to Sydney via Melbourne and Hobart. Meanwhile, further north, epic amounts of rain have been falling on Queensland. One community has seen its heaviest rain since records began as the remnants of Cyclone Trevor turn the sunshine state into the soggy state. “The front will hit South Australia and western and central Victoria…

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David Jones and Myer are doubling down on private labels

You can head into Myer and David Jones and come out smelling of Chanel, tottering on Louboutins and piled high with Polo by Ralph Lauren. But with growth in department stores basically non-existent, margins and profits shrinking and wary consumers closing their wallets, the two venerable companies are taking drastic action. In the future there will be less brands you know and more brands you’ve never heard of. Private label is set to play a far bigger role in the Myer and David Jones stores of the future. You might…

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Former NSW premier’s daughter arrested

The 31-year-old recovering ice addict was arrested at a service station in Wyong on the Central Coast at 1.30am this morning, after police allegedly spotted two people acting suspiciously at a service station. Wran was sentenced to jail for four years for being an accessory to the fatal stabbing of drug dealer Daniel McNulty, 48, in a Redfern housing commission unit in 2014. She admitted in court the day after her 2014 arrest that she had “no fixed address”, just four months after the death of her father. She spent…

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