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Vic healthcare staff protections broadened
THE Victorian government says it will broaden new laws designed to curb attacks on healthcare workers.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:30:18 GMT)

Baird heading to China in September
NSW Premier Mike Baird is travelling to China in September in his first overseas visit since taking office this year.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:27:17 GMT)

Vic petrol retailers colluded: ACCC
THE competition watchdog has launched legal action against petrol retailers it says used a third-party statistics service to collude on bowser prices.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:56:17 GMT)

Qld premier's chief spends $2900 on limos
QUEENSLAND'S most powerful public servant has spent more than $2900 on limos but his office says his expenses are cheaper than Labor's.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:38:13 GMT)

Constitution must protect against racism
ALL citizens should be protected from racial discrimination, a federal committee on constitutional recognition for indigenous people has heard.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:33:16 GMT)

Students march against higher uni fees
HUNDREDS of students have staged protests against the federal government's university reforms in the nation's capital cities.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:14:19 GMT)

WA baby appeared unharmed before death
A BABY did not appear to have any serious injuries before he disappeared with a man accused of murdering him, the WA Superme Court has heard.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:58:23 GMT)

Controversial NSW mine now underway
OPEN-CUT mining has officially commenced at Whitehaven's flagship Maules Creek site in northern NSW, following months of protests.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:58:22 GMT)

Palmer defiant as rant fallout continues
MINING magnate and federal MP Clive Palmer maintains his televised anti-China tirade was directed at the "communist government", not its people.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:58:16 GMT)

Muslim groups reject new terror laws
MUSLIMS groups say new terror laws unjustly target Muslims based on a trumped-up threat for which there is no solid evidence.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:58:13 GMT)

Meares loses licence for a year
FASHION designer Jodhi Meares has been banned from driving for a year after pleading guilty to a high-range drink-driving charge.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:26:18 GMT)

Lies need to carry fear of jail: NSW court
POLITICIANS and police should fear a jail term if they lie to watchdog bodies such as the ICAC and the PIC, a magistrate says.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:26:15 GMT)

NSW jails to be cigarette-free: Hazzard
NSW prisons will be cigarette-free by August 2015 in a bid to reduce staff and inmates' exposure to second-hand smoke.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:41:19 GMT)

Desk lamp may have sparked fire tragedy
AN overheated desk lamp may have caused the fire which killed 11 members of the Taufa and Lale families in Queensland three years ago this week.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:41:19 GMT)

Palmer stays away from RBA hearing
CLIVE Palmer was in Perth as a parliamentary committee, of which he is a member, quizzed Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens in Brisbane.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:38:22 GMT)

SA crash disrupts national garbo runs
WASTE collection has been disrupted across much of the nation after Transpacific grounded its fleet of trucks following a fatal crash in Adelaide.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:38:17 GMT)

Police appeal for missing Sydney man
THERE are fears for the welfare of an intellectually disabled man who went missing in Sydney's southwest on Saturday.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:13:13 GMT)

Residents raised fears about landslip site
UNIT block residents on Sydney's northern beaches are likely to spend further nights in temporary accommodation following a nearby landslip.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:07:17 GMT)

Vic teachers need schooling on homework
NEW and established teachers have little training or guidance on setting homework that will benefit students, a Victoria parliamentary inquiry has found.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:07:12 GMT)

Organic training offers jobs hope
INDIGENOUS people are being trained as organic inspectors in a bid to support the fledgling organic industry in remote communities.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:53:15 GMT)

Vic cruelty laws target puppy factories
DODGY pet shops and rogue breeders will have nowhere to hide under new Victorian laws aimed at stamping out cruelty and illegal puppy farms.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:53:13 GMT)

ADFA cadet faces sex assault charges
AN officer cadet at the Australian Defence Force Academy has been granted bail on two charges of sexually assaulting female colleagues.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:42:13 GMT)

SA wines make a splash at China show
MCLAREN Vale wine is just fine, according to judges at China's Changli international wine show.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:41:17 GMT)

Cots fail to meet safety standards
SEVERAL cot suppliers have announced recalls this year, with the latest model being a sleigh-style bed sold by an online retailer.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:11:18 GMT)

Joel Edgerton talks new film Felony
WHILE Joel Edgerton was writing Felony, he was also very aware that the whole thing would take place in his hometown of Sydney.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:11:15 GMT)

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