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Vic govt to join Bayley funding battle
THE Victorian government will intervene in court action brought by murderer and rapist Adrian Bayley after he was refused Legal Aid funding.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:37:21 GMT)

Vic abortion clinic law 'hits free speech'
THE Australian Christian Lobby says the Victorian government must consult with an anti-abortion group before banning protests outside abortion clinics.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:37:19 GMT)

Windsor considers returning to Canberra
FORMER independent federal MP Tony Windsor says there's a better than 50 per cent chance he'll stand against Barnaby Joyce at the election next year.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:37:18 GMT)

SMEs back penalty rates cut proposal
SMALL businesses support the Productivity Commission's call for a reduction in weekend penalty rates.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:37:12 GMT)

Liberal candidate springs to PM's defence
THE Liberal candidate for Canning has dismissed talk of the PM's future hanging on the result of the by-election as "east coast Twitterati" chatter.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:23:19 GMT)

Barnett blames boom for poor WA tourism
PREMIER Colin Barnett has blamed WA's poor tourism figures on the mining boom and the state's isolation from the rest of the nation.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:23:16 GMT)

Lib Canning candidate 'not born to rule'
THE Liberal candidate for Canning says he doesn't have a "born to rule" attitude but believes he's the best person to represent the electorate.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 13:23:15 GMT)

Job and growth plan working: Cormann
FINANCE Minister Mathias Cormann says growth in employment is one of the encouraging outcomes of the national accounts.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 12:48:07 GMT)

Vic man, 85, hides as home ransacked
A MELBOURNE man called police to arrest a man ransacking his house, but had to wait almost 30 minutes for police to arrive.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:42:07 GMT)

US musn't disengage from region: Petraeus
FORMER commander of US forces in Iraq and Afghanistan General David Petraues says America has "vital" interests in both Asia and Middle East.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:37:06 GMT)

RSPCA calls in gun shearer for mammoth job
A CHAMPION shearer has been called in to shear a very woolly sheep which has managed to evade shearing for a number of years
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:24:07 GMT)

Arrest warrant for animal cruelty accused
A WA couple who failed to turn up to court to face animal cruelty charges have had a warrant issued for their arrest.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:19:06 GMT)

Indonesia waiving Aust visas welcomed
THE Indonesia Institute has welcomed Indonesia's move to waive visa requirements for visitors from Australia to boost tourism
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 09:18:07 GMT)

Qld man still traumatised by raceway crash
THE young racing enthusiast whose high-speed crash killed British professional driver Sean Edwards is haunted by feelings of guilt almost two years on.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:35:11 GMT)

Gunmen drag WA man from car, assault him
POLICE are searching for four people who dragged a man from his car into nearby bushland where they assaulted him, leaving him with a serious head injury.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:35:07 GMT)

Eighth case of measles at Qld university
HEALTH authorities have confirmed a fresh case of measles linked to the University of Queensland's St Lucia campus - the eighth so far.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:26:06 GMT)

Union asks Hockey to defend steel industry
A NSW union has sent a letter to Treasurer Joe Hockey asking him to step in to help save steel making jobs in Australia.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:23:11 GMT)

Union didn't follow up bribery rumours
THE royal commission has heard Canberra CFMEU organisers heard rumours a colleague was being paid bribes but didn't try to gather any evidence.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:11:07 GMT)

Chinese tourists spending billions in Aust
CASHED-UP Chinese tourists now account for $1 in every $5 of the billions spent each year by international visitors to Australia.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:11:06 GMT)

Labor criticises Liberals on Canning roads
LABOR says the Liberals have refused to match its commitment of $170 million for roads in the Canning electorate.
(Wed, 02 Sep 2015 08:08:07 GMT)

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