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Airport deal may have defrauded taxpayers

Airport deal may have defrauded taxpayers

A federal police investigation into a controversial government land deal is focusing on a potential fraud after the auditor-general’s unprecedented referral. The infrastructure department in 2018 paid $30 million for land worth $3 million near the Western Sydney Airport. Auditor-General Grant Hehir referred the deal to federal police earlier this year, more than two months...

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Australian casino operator faces laundering probe

Australian casino operator faces laundering probe

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has revealed it is being investigated for possible breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws. The company told the Australian Stock Exchange it had been contacted by the country’s financial crime regulator. Crown has casinos in Melbourne and Perth, and is building one in Sydney. If breaches are proven,...

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Bill Shorten defends Berejiklian following Daryl Maguire bombshell

Bill Shorten defends Berejiklian following Daryl Maguire bombshell

Federal MP Bill Shorten has defended political opponent Gladys Berejiklian, saying she was “punching below her weight” after details of the premier’s relationship with former MP Daryl Maguire were revealed yesterday. The NSW Premier was forced to lay bare her personal life after her five year secret relationship with Mr Maguire during an ICAC hearing...

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NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian faces calls to resign as she faces day two of ICAC fallout

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian faces calls to resign as she faces day two of ICAC fallout

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian insists she has “stuffed up” personally but not professionally in having a relationship with a disgraced ex-MP, as she fights to keep her job. Berejiklian on Monday revealed her relationship with former Wagga Wagga member Daryl Maguire, spanning several years, at a corruption probe into his business dealings. The Independent Commission...

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Red-light fines on hold as police retest Adelaide cameras

Red-light fines on hold as police retest Adelaide cameras

More than 100 intersections across Adelaide will be closed to allow testing of red-light cameras after a Supreme Court decision called into question the validity of the traffic control devices. All unpaid fines issued before the judgement last week, and any offences detected since, have also been put on hold as police seek legal advice....

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Treasurer Frydenberg Urged Not to Overlook Pensioners

Treasurer Frydenberg Urged Not to Overlook Pensioners

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is being urged not to forget pensioners as he puts the final touches on next week’s budget. Peak lobby group National Seniors Australia wants a lift in the pension, changes to how self-funded retirees are assessed, and lower interest rates for people using their home as an asset to draw money against....

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Queensland Senator weighs up move to lower house

Queensland Senator weighs up move to lower house

Queensland Senator Matt Canavan is pursuing options for a move to the Lower House, which if successful, would put him in place for a tilt at the National Party leadership before the next federal election. The former resources minister is considering running in the upcoming Groom by-election, made vacant by LNP member John McVeigh, who...

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