Jane Prentice loses LNP preselection for Queensland seat of Ryan | Australia news

The Turnbull government minister Jane Prentice will lose her spot in parliament at the next federal election after losing a preselection battle against a former staff member. The Brisbane City councillor, Julian Simmonds, who previously worked for Prentice, was chosen as the Liberal National party’s candidate for the Queensland seat …

Lebanon elections: Hezbollah makes big gains in Parliament as PM loses seats

Lebanon elections: Hezbollah makes big gains in Parliament as PM loses seats

Posted May 08, 2018 08:19:56 Photo: Hezbollah supporters took to the streets to celebrate. (Reuters: Aziz Taher) Related Story: Lebanon’s Prime Minister puts resignation on hold The leader of Lebanon’s Iranian-backed Hezbollah group has declared “mission accomplished” after scoring major gains in parliamentary elections, as the main Western-backed faction headed …

Morning mail: Commonwealth Bank loses data for 20m accounts | Australia news

Good morning, this is Eleanor Ainge Roy bringing you the main stories and must-reads on Thursday 3 May. Top stories The Commonwealth Bank has admitted losing backup data on more than 15 years of customer statements, affecting almost 20 million accounts. The statements, stored on magnetic tapes, contained customers’ names, …

Louise Bell killer Dieter Pfennig loses appeal against conviction

Louise Bell killer Dieter Pfennig loses appeal against conviction

Updated May 01, 2018 14:56:39 The convicted killer of 10-year-old Adelaide girl Louise Bell has lost an appeal against his murder conviction. Dieter Pfennig had argued to the South Australian Court of Criminal Appeal that DNA evidence used to convict him could not prove his guilt beyond doubt. He had …

The Daily Telegraph loses cross-claim in Geoffrey Rush defamation case

The Daily Telegraph loses cross-claim in Geoffrey Rush defamation case

Updated April 20, 2018 16:58:27 The Daily Telegraph has had its bid for a cross-claim against the Sydney Theatre Company, which it lodged as part of its defamation defence against Geoffrey Rush, denied in court. The actor is suing the paper’s publisher Nationwide News and its reporter Jonathon Moran for …

Hobart loses rating as most affordable capital city in Australia behind Darwin and Perth

Hobart loses rating as most affordable capital city in Australia behind Darwin and Perth

Posted April 20, 2018 12:06:23 Photo: Hobart has fallen into third place in the national housing affordability ratings. (ABC News) Related Story: The Australian and international ‘fixes’ that might help Hobart’s housing crisis Related Story: Second tent site for Hobart homeless raises questions over crisis response Hobart has lost its …

‘We’re struggling’: Butcher caught up in PFAS scare, loses $10,000 worth of meat

‘We’re struggling’: Butcher caught up in PFAS scare, loses $10,000 worth of meat

Posted April 19, 2018 18:59:27 Photo: Des Barritt with a week’s worth of bacon that he will have to destroy due to the PFAS scare. (ABC Wide Bay: Eliza Goetze) A Bundaberg butcher has spent the past week taking the work he loves and preparing to destroy it, after it …

Iranian asylum seeker whose church attendance ‘dropped off’ loses High Court immigration fight

Iranian asylum seeker whose church attendance ‘dropped off’ loses High Court immigration fight

Updated April 18, 2018 15:59:04 An Iranian man whose bid to stay in Australia was denied because authorities did not believe he had genuinely converted to Christianity has lost his High Court fight against the fast-track protection visa system. A key piece of evidence used to make the decision was …

Banking royal commission: AMP loses count of how many times it misled ASIC

Banking royal commission: AMP loses count of how many times it misled ASIC

Posted April 17, 2018 12:24:03 AMP’s head of financial advice has lost count of the number of times the company misled corporate regulator ASIC over charging customers fees for no service, he has told the financial services royal commission. The financial services company is the first institution to be questioned …

The Salvation Army loses contract to care for vulnerable kids

The Salvation Army loses contract to care for vulnerable kids

Posted April 13, 2018 06:07:33 Photo: Maria was found dead in Melbourne’s western suburbs in 2013. (Supplied) The Salvation Army has lost its funding to care for vulnerable children in parts of Victoria because of concerns over the quality of care they were providing. Key points: Victoria’s residential care network …