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Bourdain’s bizarre final interview

Bourdain’s bizarre final interview

ANTHONY Bourdain pulled no punches in his last published interview – imagining Harvey Weinstein’s death in detail and slamming former US President Bill Clinton as “rapey, gropey and disgusting”. The celebrity chef and globetrotter, who died in a French hotel in June, sat down with a writer from independent publication Popula in February for a…

Trials canned due to botched extraditions

Trials canned due to botched extraditions

New Zealand says some of its citizens accused of rape and child sex offences in Australia are being let off without trials because of issues with the nation’s extradition system. New Zealand Justice Minister Andrew Little says there have been about five cases in the past 18 months in which Australian authorities have requested someone…

SA man charged with sacrilege

SA man charged with sacrilege

A South Australian man is due to face court charged with sacrilege following a break-in at a church near Port Pirie. The 43-year-old was allegedly found at the church in Solomontown in possession of a laptop, projector and audio equipment police allege were taken from the premises after 4pm on Sunday. The man was refused…

Turnbull hoses down immigration review

Turnbull hoses down immigration review

Malcolm Turnbull believes Australia’s immigration system is in great shape and has hosed down calls for a review of population policy. Permanent migration is down to its lowest level in 10 years despite receiving the highest number of applications ever. “We are able to be very picky about who comes to Australia as permanent migrants.…

Trade war can’t be ignored: Treasurer

Trade war can’t be ignored: Treasurer

Treasurer Scott Morrison says nations like Australia which support free trade can’t afford to sit by and watch as the US, China and Europe exchange fire over tariffs. Mr Morrison, who heads to Argentina for a meeting of G20 finance ministers this weekend, told a business forum in Perth the US-China and US-Europe tit-for-tat is…

Baby recovering from meningococcal in WA

Baby recovering from meningococcal in WA

A baby is recovering in a West Australian hospital after being diagnosed with the potentially deadly meningococcal disease. The infant was infected with W serogroup, which is behind a recent increase in the number of total cases in the state. There have been 13 cases in WA so far this year, compared to 46 cases…

SA braces for damaging weather

SA braces for damaging weather

A severe weather warning is in place for the southern half of South Australia as a fast-moving cold front tracks across the state. The Bureau of Meteorology says the front will hit Adelaide mid to late morning on Tuesday, bringing showers and damaging winds. Gusts of up to 110 km/h are forecast across a wide…

Hunt for gunman after shot fired in SA

Hunt for gunman after shot fired in SA

A man armed with a gun remains at large in Wallaroo on South Australia’s Yorke Peninsula after police fired a shot at him. The man is wanted after a pursuit on the Spencer Highway earlier on Monday. He refused to pull over before abandoning his car in the town. “Patrols then spotted the wanted man…

Sydney venue fined for dumping drunk women

Sydney venue fined for dumping drunk women

A Korean restaurant in Sydney’s CBD has copped a hefty fine after staff dumped two unconscious women who’d each drunk eight shots in less than 40 minutes onto the busy footpath outside. Three women entered the Gangnam Station Korean restaurant in Sussex Street last November around 8pm and ordered shots of a drink called The…