Nationals preselect Anne Webster for seat of Mallee vacated by Andrew Broad

Webster wins out of field of six and promises to ‘take up the fight for the people of regional Victoria’

The Nationals have preselected Dr Anne Webster for the seat of Mallee, vacated by Andrew Broad following allegations of inappropriate conduct during an official government trip overseas.

Webster, who has a PhD in sociology on adoption, is the founder of Zoe Support, a community organisation that helps young mothers reconnect with studying and training.

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Nationals preselect Anne Webster for seat of Mallee vacated by Andrew Broad

Webster wins out of field of six and promises to ‘take up the fight for the people of regional Victoria’

The Nationals have preselected Dr Anne Webster for the seat of Mallee, vacated by Andrew Broad following allegations of inappropriate conduct during an official government trip overseas.

Webster, who has a PhD in sociology on adoption, is the founder of Zoe Support, a community organisation that helps young mothers reconnect with studying and training.

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‘I might get my boobs out’: aboard Air Mofo’s bonkers flight to Launceston

More than 100 high-spirited winners enjoy a celebratory trip to mark Mona Foma festival’s move from Hobart

“How was your flight?” will have a new reply in future from the 150 passengers on board Air Mofo’s maiden trip on Friday. “Fine,” they’ll say. “But did I ever tell you about that bonkers flight I took to Tasmania?”

When I pass them at Melbourne airport, I assume the young women in matching yellow tees are a boisterous sporting team. Then I see the purple Air Mofo logos. They’re from Brisbane and one wears a captain’s hat. “It’s because she won the tickets,” her friend says.

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‘I might get my boobs out’: aboard Air Mofo’s bonkers flight to Launceston

More than 100 high-spirited winners enjoy a celebratory trip to mark Mona Foma festival’s move from Hobart

“How was your flight?” will have a new reply in future from the 150 passengers on board Air Mofo’s maiden trip on Friday. “Fine,” they’ll say. “But did I ever tell you about that bonkers flight I took to Tasmania?”

When I pass them at Melbourne airport, I assume the young women in matching yellow tees are a boisterous sporting team. Then I see the purple Air Mofo logos. They’re from Brisbane and one wears a captain’s hat. “It’s because she won the tickets,” her friend says.

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Aiia Maasarwe: 20-year old Melbourne man charged over Bundoora killing

The Greensborough man has been charged with one count of murder and will appear at the Melbourne magistrates’ court

The Victorian police have charged a 20-year-old man with the murder of Palestinian student Aiia Maasarwe.

Maasarwe, a 21-year-old an Israeli national from the predominantly Arab city of Baqa al-Gharbiyye had been in Melbourne for six months, and was attacked just after midnight on Tuesday, Victorian police believe.

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Kelly O’Dwyer announces shock resignation ahead of election

Federal minister for women says she will not recontest her Melbourne electorate of Higgins

Federal government minister Kelly O’Dwyer has announced she won’t recontest the next election, citing the “very personal reasons” of wanting to spend time with her young children.

O’Dwyer, who is the minister for women and for jobs and industrial relations, said she could not commit to another three-year term and there had been “too many byelections of late” and she had no intention of causing another one.

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Kelly O’Dwyer announces shock resignation ahead of election

Federal minister for women says she will not recontest her Melbourne electorate of Higgins

Federal government minister Kelly O’Dwyer has announced she won’t recontest the next election, citing the “very personal reasons” of wanting to spend time with her young children.

O’Dwyer, who is the minister for women and for jobs and industrial relations, said she could not commit to another three-year term and there had been “too many byelections of late” and she had no intention of causing another one.

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