Perth man puzzled by attacks

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PERTH: A Perth man has sought police protection after he claimed Black Lives Matter campaigners have made him the target of personal and physical abuse and online harassment through social media channels .

Col Onial said his house had been vandalised (main picture) and his personal social media channels had been bombarded with demands that he change his “offensive” name

“I don’t see why I should,” he said. “I’m not a racist and despite the behaviour of some of those associated with the Black Lives Matter campaign, I fully support it.

“Why wouldn’t I? After all I’m a black man — one of the traditional owners of the land, the Whadjuk Nyoongar people.”

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ADELAIDE: An undisclosed number of South Australian motorists have drowned after Premier Steven Marshall announced a partial reopening of the state’s border with Tasmania.

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CANBERRA: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has berated the press gallery for “bubble talk” after they questioned why the bringing forward of billions of dollars of infrastructure funds for the Melbourne-Brisbane freight rail-line is conditional on the track doing two complete circles within the federal electorate of Eden-Monaro.

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TOWNSVILLE: Disgraced businessman Clive Palmer, founder of the United Australia Party, has scoffed at suggestions he is the puppeteer-master of four senior LNP Queensland administrative officials because they have financial links to him or his businesses.

“They are just fellow Queenslanders keen to see the immediate approval of my Waratah mine project and the removal of any red or green tape that might prevent this project from benefitting me …. I mean everyone in this great state of ours,” Mr Palmer said.

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MELBOURNE: The Australasian Plastic Surgeons Union has welcomed news that under further relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions its members will now be allowed to resume defective surgery.