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The Week That Was


Former minister for agriculture Bridget McKenzie (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

How to defund your way out of a pesky rorts scandal (and other news you may have missed)

Is the government looking to starve its audit watchdog of cash? Plus, bad news for fish lovers, and Amanda Vanstone certainly won't be on JobSeeker anytime soon.

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Tasmania is the kinkiest lockdown state (and other news you may have missed)

New data sheds light on just what Tasmanians (and the rest of us) have been watching while in lockdown. Plus other stories you missed from the week.

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte. (Image: King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo)

At least one government gets to destroy the TV network it hates (and other news you might have missed)

The US and Australia could take a cue from Rodrigo Duterte on how to silence pesky broadcasters, and it's a bad day for prawns.

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Not even COVID is shaking anti-vaxxers' faith (and other news you may have missed)

Crims take advantage of a crisis, anti-vaxxers stick to their guns, and Angus Taylor strikes again! Catch up with the news stories you might have missed.

Clive Palmer (Image: AAP/Dan Peled)

Clive Palmer can’t stop spending money on losers (and other news you may have missed)

Clive Palmer backs a few slow horses (again). Plus other stories of the week that slipped by.

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Won’t somebody think of the pokies? (And other news you may have missed)

The gambling industry is losing millions and Angus Taylor is back at it again. In another jam-packed week, here's the news that slipped by.

Bass player Adam Schlesinger. (Image: EPA/Shawn Thew)

The virus is targeting our planet’s greatest bassists (and other news you may have missed)

The bassists struck by the coronavirus, Donald Trump's 'cure', and other news you may have missed this week.

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So, you're suddenly regretting your choice of tax haven (and other news you may have missed)

Cruise giants are left marooned, travel restrictions affect abortion access, and Thailand says no to April Fools. In a jam-packed week, here are the stories you may have missed.

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No, the dolphins haven't returned to Venice (and other news you may have missed)

Britney Spears calls for revolution, Tinder saves the world and no, Venice isn't technically any cleaner. In a jam-packed week, here are the stories you missed

Prominent Ramsay Centre backer Tony Abbott.

In other news... yes, there has been other news

Tony Abbott's spending spree, more inland rail promises and SA Water drama. We've rounded up the news that might have missed this week.