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Christian Porter was warned by PM in 2017 over reports of ‘drinking with young women’

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Australia Post went before Senate Estimates on Monday evening, with chair Lucio Di Bartolomeo explaining the fallout from chief executive Christine Holgate resigning over the controversial decision to award executives Cartier watches as a bonus.

He said:

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It is looking increasingly unlikely that even the stranded overseas Australians judged as ‘vulnerable’ will be able to come home by Christmas.

Elias Visontay has been following that story. You can read more, here

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