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National broadcaster to pay politician $79,000 in defamation settlement

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ABC journalist Louise Milligan has agreed to pay $79,000 to Queensland politician Andrew Laming as a settlement in a defamation case

ABC journalist Louise Milligan

The member for Bowman, who will quit politics at the next election, sued the Four Corners reporter over a series of tweets she posted earlier this year.

It follows Mr Laming battling allegations of harassment.

The Federal Court was told Ms Milligan had agreed to judgment in Mr Laming’s favour.

Milligan agreed to pay Dr Laming $79,000 with further costs yet to be confirmed. 

The ABC will foot the bill for the $79,000 payout, as well as court costs for both sides.

“My case is an example of how a false allegation can be quickly and widely disseminated over social media by persons who have no direct/personal knowledge of what actually happened,”  Dr Laming said in a statement.

“Resolving the claim avoids a potentially protracted and costly legal action,” the statement from the broadcaster said.

“In March, Ms Milligan in good faith published several Twitter posts regarding Dr Laming. One of those posts contained an honest error that had been widely reported by numerous other journalists and politicians on social and mass media.

“The ABC is not aware of legal proceedings in relation to statements or reporting by others.

“The error concerned the circumstances in which Dr Laming took a photograph.”

Costa is a news producer at ticker NEWS. He has previously worked as a regional journalist at the Southern Highlands Express newspaper. He also has several years' experience in the fire and emergency services sector, where he has worked with researchers, policymakers and local communities. He has also worked at the Seven Network during their Olympic Games coverage and in the ABC Melbourne newsroom. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Professional), with expertise in journalism, politics and international relations. His other interests include colonial legacies in the Pacific, counter-terrorism, aviation and travel.

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Coolio’s manager reveals rap artist died from suspected heart attack

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Coolio’s manager has spoken out after the death of the Gangsta’s paradise star

There were claims the 59-year-old rapper died from a drug overdose.

But Coolio’s manager told the Daily Mail the rap artist had died from a suspected heart attack while on a trip to Los Angeles to fix his passport ahead of shows scheduled in Germany.

A Friend, also quoted by the publication, says he avoided drugs and alcohol.. one telling media “He’d usually have a glass of water”

“He would never show up intoxicated or on a different planet like most people. I never saw him drinking. He’d usually have a glass of water,”

coolio’s friend Mr Yano told daily mail

“When the news came yesterday about his passing, I was shocked. Was it something health related?”

“But I was just with him a few weeks ago, and he seemed completely fine. No mention of any sort of heart condition or any medical condition.”

This comes as Fans speculated the rapper died from an overdose due to his history of drug abuse and crack cocaine addiction.

The rapper, known around the globe for his 90’s hits, died while visiting a friend in Los Angeles last week.

No drugs were found at the scene and the official cause of death is yet to be revealed.

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Prince William makes his first public address since the Queen’s death

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Prince William has given his first public speech since the death of the Queen and as heir to the British throne

Speaking at a wildlife protection summit in London, William called for more action to combat the illegal trade in wildlife products.

He says the illegal trade is worth an estimated $20 billion annually, and he urged businesses and law enforcement agencies to do more to stop it.

The speech signals the royal family will continue to champion environmental causes, as King Charles III is forced to step back from public activism.

The Prince and his Royal Foundation have long made protecting wildlife a key focus of their work, and they are likely to continue this work in the years to come.

Meanwhile, William also used the opportunity to pay tribute to his late Granny.

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California highway covered in candy after trucks collide

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Halloween came early to a California highway

A crash involving two trucks caused one of the vehicles to dump its cargo.

The entire load of candy sprinkled onto the roadway.

The California Highway Patrol’s office said troopers responded when a big rig and a box truck collided.

Photos from the scene show the roadway littered with sugar that spilled from candy boxed

no injuries were reported from the incident.

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