Author: Kevin Banks
Peter Dutton denies he breached ministerial standards. Picture: Richard Waugh/AAP

Dutton slams ‘completely ridiculous’ visa claim

PETER Dutton reportedly intervened in a third au pair case in 2015 to allow a woman to enter Australia after her tourist visa was cancelled. The former home affairs minister is already under scrutiny for his decision to grant visas to two other foreign au pairs in 2015. The latest case, unearthed by The Guardian, […]

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Cannabis-infused products could soon help women alleviate menstrual-related cramps.

Marijuana ‘inserts’ could soon banish period pain in the US

IF NORTH Dakota residents vote to next month to legalise recreational marijuana, women in the state could be able to purchase an unusual item that’s said to relieve menstrual-related pain — cannabis-infused inserts. A company called Foria, that manufactures cannabis-infused inserts, or vaginal suppositories, could sell the product in the state if the measure passes, […]

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) is seen after delivering a speech at Brothers Rugby Union Club in Brisbane on Tuesday, January 29. Picture: Darren England/AAP

Scott Morrison has promised to create 1.25m extra jobs

Prime Minister Scott Morrison was keen today to spruik his new jobs and debt announcement but 7.30 host Leigh Sales wasn’t quite ready to let him move on from the past. Sales began the interview on ABC by pointing out the Coalition’s poor poll numbers, ministerial resignations and cashed-up groups targeting marginal seats; and then […]

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Fossils and 3D CT model of the newly named dinosaur, Galleonosaurus dorisae. The wallaby-sized herbivorous dinosaur has been identified from five fossilised upper jaws in 125-million-year-old rocks from the Cretaceous period of Victoria, southeastern Australia. Picture: Matthew Herne

New Australian-Antarctic dinosaur found in Victoria

  A new dinosaur species that lived 125 million years ago has been discovered from a fossil found in Victoria. The dinosaur, which is thought to have lived in the Australian-Antarctic rift valley was so small it was likely the size of a wallaby, according to researchers from the University of New England in NSW. […]

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Former ABC chairman Justin Milne allegedly used the words ‘missus’, ‘chicks’ and ‘babes’ at work. Picture: AAP Image/Joel Carrett

Why pet names should be banned from the office

THIS week, three surprising words made headlines across Australia. Suddenly, the terms “missus”, “chicks” and “babes” were everywhere after it was reported former ABC chairman Justin Milne allegedly used the words to refer to female staff members. Mr Milne denied the claims, but ended up resigning yesterday following days of scandals involving the national broadcaster. […]

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Three people suffered snake bites on Thursday, and another man got a scare. Picture: Sean Cade/Australian Snake Catchers

Snake warning after three bites in four hours

THREE Victorians are recovering from snake bites after being bitten within four hours of each other on Sunday. A fourth person called paramedics after trying to move a dead snake and getting a scare when they were pricked by a blackberry bush. The three bites occurred during the afternoon at Nar Nar Goon, in the […]

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