‘McCarthy-era tactics’: ex-spy chiefs round on Trump in Brennan row

Admiral who oversaw Osama bin Laden raid says he would be honoured to have his security clearance removed like John Brennan’s

More than a dozen senior intelligence officials, including the retired navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, have heavily criticised Donald Trump, accusing him of trying to stifle free speech in revoking the security clearance of former spy chief John Brennan.

Related: Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion ‘hogwash’

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‘McCarthy-era tactics’: ex-spy chiefs round on Trump in Brennan row

Admiral who oversaw Osama bin Laden raid says he would be honoured to have his security clearance removed like John Brennan’s

More than a dozen senior intelligence officials, including the retired navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, have heavily criticised Donald Trump, accusing him of trying to stifle free speech in revoking the security clearance of former spy chief John Brennan.

Related: Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion ‘hogwash’

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‘McCarthy-era tactics’: ex-spy chiefs round on Trump in Brennan row

Admiral who oversaw Osama bin Laden raid says he would be honoured to have his security clearance removed like John Brennan’s

More than a dozen senior intelligence officials, including the retired navy admiral who oversaw the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, have heavily criticised Donald Trump, accusing him of trying to stifle free speech in revoking the security clearance of former spy chief John Brennan.

Related: Brennan hits back at Trump and calls denials of Russian collusion ‘hogwash’

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Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches

Minister says nets will stay between Newcastle and Wollongong but be removed further north after trial

There are calls for shark nets to be pulled from all New South Wales beaches after the state government announced it was removing the controversial mesh on the north coast following public opposition.

On Friday the state primary industries minister, Niall Blair, said locals were unhappy about recent trials of the nets, which had proved to be less effective at catching target sharks and harmed more marine life than Smart drumlines.

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Shark nets to be removed from all NSW north coast beaches

Minister says nets will stay between Newcastle and Wollongong but be removed further north after trial

There are calls for shark nets to be pulled from all New South Wales beaches after the state government announced it was removing the controversial mesh on the north coast following public opposition.

On Friday the state primary industries minister, Niall Blair, said locals were unhappy about recent trials of the nets, which had proved to be less effective at catching target sharks and harmed more marine life than Smart drumlines.

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Turnbull loyalists call out colleagues for ‘hyperventilating’ over energy policy

Christopher Pyne sounds warning shot to conservatives as Peter Dutton declines to publicly support the Neg

Malcolm Turnbull’s lieutenants have rallied around his leadership as the energy debate continues to destabilise the government and eyes turn to the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton.

A week of internal brawling about the national energy guarantee has seen Tony Abbott escalate his attacks on the policy, and Dutton – while holding the line on the policy – has publicly articulated the circumstances in which he would have to resign from the cabinet, rather than support the policy.

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Queensland police accused of ‘whitewash’ over investigation into shredded rape file

Senior police officer’s inquiry concluded shredding of woman’s statement was ‘a misunderstanding’

Queensland police have ruled the shredding of a young woman’s rape statement was “a misunderstanding”, after an internal investigation conducted by the same detective unit that failed to act on her initial complaint.

The detective who shredded the statement was recorded saying he destroyed the document “in front of my boss”. The internal police inquiry was then carried out by the same detective’s “officer in charge”.

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