PM slams extremism over Bourke St attack

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has condemned violent extremist Islam and says religious leaders need to call out radicalism after a deadly terror attack on Melbourne’s Bourke St. Hassan Khalif Shire Ali, who was known to authorities for his radical views, parked a four-wheel drive laden with gas cylinders on Bourke St on Friday and stabbed […]

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Friends honour slain icon on Bourke Street

Floral tributes outside Pellegrini’s Bar in Bourke Street, Melbourne, are growing as friends and admirers of the iconic Italian restaurateur Sisto Malaspina pay their respects. The well-known 74-year-old was slain by 30-year-old Islamic State-inspired attacker Hassan Khalif Shire Ali on Friday afternoon as he walked down Bourke Street, just a few hundred metres from the […]

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Aust disappointed with Sri Lanka president

The federal government has expressed “concern and disappointment” with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena and his decision to dissolve the nation’s parliament. The president, who dissolved parliament on Friday, has called for fresh elections amid a deepening political crisis. Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne issued a statement on Saturday questioning the president’s move. “As a […]

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Minns, Daley to duel for Labor leadership

Luke Foley won’t seek re-election amid a sexual harassment scandal, leaving the NSW Labor caucus to choose who to lead the party to the looming state election. Mr Foley on Thursday resigned after ABC journalist Ashleigh Raper issued a statement alleging he groped her at a 2016 Christmas party. He has denied the allegation. Deputy […]

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Poor luck for minister ahead of Vic poll

With two weeks until the Victorian election, the state’s planning minister has been dealt a blow after being drawn last on the ballot in his electorate of Richmond. Richard Wynne is eighth on the ballot paper after independents, Greens candidate Kathleen Maltzahn and other minor parties were randomly drawn on Friday. The inner-Melbourne seat is […]

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