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The Informer: Defence Force ready for floods in NSW, wet weather doesn't dampen abortion protests

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated July 2 2022 - 6:15am, first published 6:00am
Thousands took the streets in capital cities demanding free abortions and more accessibility to health services for women and pregnant people. Picture: AAP

"Please, if it's flooded, forget it," warns the federal Emergency Management Minister attempting to strike a balance between reassuring people in rain-drenched regions of NSW that the Defence Force stands ready if disaster strikes and keeping them off the roads for their own safety.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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