Why the woman likely to be the next SA senator is tough on welfare

Why the woman likely to be the next SA senator is tough on welfare

Posted April 11, 2017 16:15:15 Photo: Lucy Gichuhi, back row, third from right, with members of her family in Kenya. (Supplied: Lucy Gichuhi) Related Story: Explained: Bob Day’s ousting and what to expect next Related Story: Citizenship questions dog Family First Senate candidate She grew up with next to nothing on the slopes of Mount Kenya, walking barefoot to school and sharing a bed and single blanket with her eight sisters. Lucy Gichuhi, who’s likely to become Australia’s next senator for South Australia, has told Lateline how in between school,…

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Perth flight locked down over white powder

Perth flight locked down over white powder

AN emergency operation is underway at Perth Airport after a mystery substance was found on a Virgin flight travelling from Onslow to Perth this morning. Firefighters in chemical suits boarded the plane after it landed and helped passengers evacuate before securing the substance – believed to be a white powder – and removing it from the aircraft. The passengers are mostly FIFO workers and are currently being held in an airport lounge while staff from the Chemistry Centre attempt to determine what the substance was. It is believed no other…

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Hinch tells millennials home ownership is not their right

Hinch tells millennials home ownership is not their right

Updated April 11, 2017 11:23:52 Photo: Derryn Hinch says the super proposal will simply drive up housing prices, as well as delay retirement for many. (ABC News: Matt Roberts) Young Australians have unrealistic expectations about being able to buy a home close to the city, says Justice Party Senate crossbencher Derryn Hinch. Key points: Derryn Hinch says young Australians can’t expect to have a ‘two-car garage house’ Says renting is common around the world and Australians just have to get used to the fact Housing affordability is the big issue…

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Call to ban Perth beach shark fishing

Call to ban Perth beach shark fishing

THE State Government is seeking advice on how to counter an increasing trend of people shark fishing from metropolitan beaches amid fears swimmers and surfers are being put at risk. Fisheries Minister David Kelly said he was aware of the issue. One of the most recent incidents was about 8pm on March 31 near Grant Street, Cottesloe. Two residents spotted anglers allegedly fishing for sharks from a kayak about 80m from shore in a protected area. Efforts to catch them were unsuccessful after officers from the town of Cottesloe and the…

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Man shot in Secret Harbour

Man shot in Secret Harbour

TWO men – one with a gunshot wound – are tonight in police custody following an alleged shooting in Secret Harbour this afternoon.  Police placed Noosa Drive in lockdown after reports that a shot had been fired at a house on Noosa Drive about 2pm. Detectives found a bullet hole in a front window of the property and blood on the driveway. Seven News said it was believed the man who fired the shot got on a motorbike and drove away. Police inquiries led them to three locations in Atwell,…

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