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POLICE SUSPEND BROUGH PROBE – Friday March 1 2013

– The Australian Federal Police has suspended its initial review of political conspiracy allegations against former Howard government minister Mal Brough. Queensland Labor MP Graham Perrett wrote to the AFP late last year, following the dismissal of a sexual harassment … Continue reading

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MORE POWERS, FEWER RIGHTS – Tuesday February 26 2013

– They can compel you to hand over evidence. You can be forced to answer questions in secret hearings and then prohibited from telling anyone about it. You may not be a suspect, but if you fail to comply you … Continue reading

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PROBE URGED ON MP ‘OFFER’ – Sunday November 4 2012

– Tony Abbott faces calls for a police investigation into allegations he offered a posting to Queensland Liberal MP Alex Somlyay if he quit politics. Warning the alleged offer in 2010 could be in breach of the Commonwealth Electoral Act, … Continue reading

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TENIX: OUT OF ITS DEPTH AND ALL AT SEA – Saturday September 29 2012

– It’s after midnight in Manila. A black limousine idles outside the Prince Tower apartment building. The driver lowers his window and asks the security guard to rouse the resident of room 909. Cyril Peel, an Australian businessman, is asleep … Continue reading

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SLIPPER PLEADED TO KEEP VOUCHERS – Saturday May 5 2012

– Embattled Speaker Peter Slipper pleaded to retain continuing use of paper Cabcharge dockets despite high-level government concerns they could be “easily misused”. Mr Slipper challenged a Department of Finance ruling in April 2006 to scrap the paper vouchers in … Continue reading

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