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Julie Bishop throws support behind female Liberal ‘fighting fund’

Julie Bishop throws support behind female Liberal ‘fighting fund’

Updated May 15, 2018 20:32:47 The Liberal Party's most senior woman, Julie Bishop, has promised to donate to a new "fighting fund" aimed at boosting female representation in the party, following frontbencher Kelly O'Dwyer's $50,000 contribution. Key points: The Enid Lyons Fighting Fund aims to boost the number of female Liberal MPs Julie Bishop says…

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US retailer Gap apologises for ‘erroneous’ map of China T-shirt

US retailer Gap apologises for ‘erroneous’ map of China T-shirt

Posted May 15, 2018 19:53:10 Photo: The company also said all the shirts in China have been recalled and destroyed. (Twitter: People's Daily) US clothing retailer Gap has apologised for selling T-shirts with what it says was an "erroneous" map of China that did not include territories claimed by China, following a burst of outrage…

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Former primary school teacher pleads not guilty to indecent dealings with children

Former primary school teacher pleads not guilty to indecent dealings with children

Posted May 15, 2018 19:24:19 Photo: The man pleaded not guilty to eight counts of indecent dealings with children and one count of aggravated assault. (ABC: Xavier La Canna) A former primary school teacher accused of indecent dealings allegedly sat a female student on his lap and kissed her in an empty classroom, a Darwin…

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Smith’s rep retirement raises State of Origin questions for Maroons

Smith’s rep retirement raises State of Origin questions for Maroons

Updated May 15, 2018 18:36:12 Photo: Cameron Smith has made the decision to walk away from representative rugby league. (AAP: Dave Hunt) Related Story: Cameron Smith makes shock Queensland and Australia retirement Cameron Smith's sudden retirement from representative rugby league has sent shockwaves through the NRL, with questions about the impact of his exit set…

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Australia’s oil supply plummets, with more drilling likely in the Bight, minister warns

Australia’s oil supply plummets, with more drilling likely in the Bight, minister warns

Updated May 15, 2018 17:34:57 Photo: Australia's domestic oil production has tanked, with the Federal Government saying the Bight could play a vital role in energy security. (ABC Open contributor Marian Martin) Concerns about national security and energy supply could prompt further bids to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight, the Federal Resources…

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Gichuhi’s political career facing abrupt end after less than one term with Liberals

Gichuhi’s political career facing abrupt end after less than one term with Liberals

Updated May 15, 2018 15:58:43 Australia's first Kenyan-born senator could be booted from the Parliament just months after she was recruited by the Liberals. Lucy Gichuhi defected from Family First to the Liberal Party in February, making the shock announcement alongside Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who described her as an "inspiration" and a "true Australian…

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‘Profoundly ignorant’: Julie Bishop hits back at former China ambassador’s calls for her sacking

‘Profoundly ignorant’: Julie Bishop hits back at former China ambassador’s calls for her sacking

Updated May 15, 2018 18:15:31 Julie Bishop has hit back at former Australian ambassador to China Geoff Raby, who penned a damning opinion piece overnight claiming that relations with Beijing can only improve with the Foreign Minister's sacking. Key points: Geoff Raby slammed Julie Bishop saying Australia's foreign policy is missing in action PM Malcolm…

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A monster black hole has been discovered, and it’s growing very fast

A monster black hole has been discovered, and it’s growing very fast

Updated May 15, 2018 17:14:01 Related Story: Elusive black holes finally found snuggled against the centre of our galaxy Related Story: Mysterious 'ghost' galaxy with no dark matter puzzles astronomers Australian scientists have discovered the fastest growing black hole known in the universe. It is growing at a rate of 1 per cent every 1…

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