Month: December 2018

Shillington is ‘built for Origin’

Raiders prop David Shillington made his injury-comeback off the bench for his club last weekend, but Queensland Origin legend Petero Civoniceva has endorsed the Canberra front-rower to fill his vacant starting spot for the Maroons.
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Civoniceva, who played 33 Origin matches before his retirement last year, declared Shillington can

Nuclear waste on the move in clean-up

Plans for a clean up: Lucas Heights nuclear facility. Photo: Sahlan HayesRadioactive waste and parts of Australia's oldest nuclear reactor will be trucked out of Sydney under plans to clean up the Lucas Heights nuclear facility and develop a national hazardous-waste dump in the outback.
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But residents in Sydney's

Afghan detainees ‘humiliated in jail’

Afghan detainees captured by Australian soldiers and held at a US military prison near Bagram complained to Australian government officials that they were forced to accept humiliatingly public ''groin and buttocks'' searches, previously secret Defence documents reveal.
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The papers also reveal that the warmest blankets were kept