McGowan thanks NSW couple

PERTH: Just as Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk did four-and-a-half months ago, re-elected WA Premier Mark McGowan overnight has profusely thanked a NSW couple (above) for their crucial role in his historic landslide win.

“My team and I couldn’t have achieved anywhere near what has been accomplished here today without their unwavering input over time,” an emotional Mr McGowan said. “It was bordering on obsessively intrusive and patronising behaviour on their part and I can’t tell you how much it’s been appreciated.”

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CANBERRA: The federal minister for women, Senator Marise Payne, has explained why she plans to snub leaders of the #march4justice on Parliament House on Monday.

The Foreign Affairs Minister has made it clear she will not attend the noon march and will only accept any communications from march leaders in electronic form.

“I am the minister for quiet Australian women and women who march and sing and shout slogans are not quiet Australians,” Ms Payne said in a statement.

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SYDNEY: Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given the first clear sign that scandals involving two of his senior ministers have him worried.

He was spotted yesterday in a Shire sportswear shop buying some new Cronulla Sharks merchandise, including a natty jersey and some T-shirts with room on the back for a ScoMo stencil.