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Speaker says Australian parliament safe
THE Speaker of the House of Representatives has assured Australia's politicians and federal parliamentary staff following an attack on Canada's parliament.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:26:13 GMT)

Qld cops crack bikie prison drug rings
PRISONERS have been arrested after police and corrective services cracked bikie drug rings operating in Queensland prisons.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:26:11 GMT)

Regulator takes builder, workers to court
THE federal regulator is taking a builder, workers and union to court over an illegal strike at a Brisbane construction site.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:26:09 GMT)

Woman's body found in Sydney Harbour
A WOMAN'S body has been found floating in Sydney Harbour near Balmain East, but police say the death does not seem suspicious.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:19:09 GMT)

Crackdown on NSW fire bugs
PEOPLE who ignore total fire bans could be fined up to $132,000 or go to jail for seven years after the state government amended the Rural Fires Act.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:54:10 GMT)

Morrison denies wanting Ebola role
IMMIGRATION Minister Scott Morrison says reports he wants to take control of protecting Australia from Ebola are "complete and utter rubbish".
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:35:09 GMT)

Three dead in Vic neighbourhood dispute
POLICE have arrested a man after three family members were shot dead during a neighbourhood dispute in rural Victoria.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:29:12 GMT)

No plan yet for small plane in Indonesia
THE government is seeking details from consular officials in Indonesia after jets forced Australian pilot to land over alleged airspace violation.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:30 GMT)

Health fears over BPA in receipts
THERMAL receipt paper may be a significant source of Bisphenol A or BPA, according to a US study.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:29 GMT)

Bishop speaks to Canada minister on attack
IT'S still too early to tell whether or not the shooting attack on Canada's parliament is related to terrorism, the foreign minster says.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:28 GMT)

Sydney man assaulted then arrested
A MAN was struck with a tyre iron by a woman who broke into a Sydney home, but after talking to police he was arrested for a prior offence.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:25 GMT)

Human remains found in central Qld
POLICE are trying to identify human remains found on a central Queensland property on Thursday.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:17 GMT)

Lambie refuses to visit mosque
TASMANIAN senator Jacqui Lambie has refused to visit a mosque in Liberal MP Craig Laundy's electorate citing her "Australian" heritage.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:47:11 GMT)

Colonel defends communication failure
A SENIOR Australian army officer says he accepts directions designed to protect soldiers in Afghanistan weren't followed when three diggers were killed.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:42:07 GMT)

Foreign fighter law to be passed next week
PRIME Minister Tony Abbott saying he's hopeful laws cracking down on foreign fighters will pass the parliament by next week.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:31:12 GMT)

Rebate for scans will be less: health dept
THE health department says changes to bulk billing for diagnositic imaging services won't necessarily mean patients will be worse off.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:57:07 GMT)

Abuse inquiry hears of NSW horror house
A ROYAL commission into child sexual abuse has heard how children who survived abuse were disbelieved by a NSW legal team when they sought redress.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:43:07 GMT)

Protesters claim defence stripped them
DEFENCE has launched an internal inquiry into claims that a group of peace protesters were stripped and threatened after breaking into a defence base.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:12:07 GMT)

Hairs can help solve crime: study
A NEW study of how hair degrades after death provides a one-stop-shop reference for forensic, archaeological and palaeontological investigations.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10:12 GMT)

Goldfields crash driver had heart attack
THE driver of a bus that crashed into a small car on WA's Goldfields Highway, killing a mother and her three children, is recovering from a heart attack.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:10:10 GMT)

Long surgery wait at some Vic hospitals
DESPITE the biggest elective surgery waiting list improvements in more than a decade, some semi-urgent Victorian patients are being forced into long waits.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:24:11 GMT)

Scan all to stop Ebola attack: Lambie
SENATOR Jacqui Lambie doesn't buy defence force assurances that an Ebola-related terror attack is unlikely and wants international arrivals to be scanned.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:23:17 GMT)

NT political donation inquiry rescinded
THE NT government has been accused of hiding from public scrutiny and supporting corruption after rescinding a motion to look at political donations.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:23:15 GMT)

Countdown for Stones at Adelaide Oval
PREPARATIONS are underway at Adelaide Oval ahead of the first concert for the Rolling Stones as they kick off their postponed tour.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:23:11 GMT)

CCC overseer says report misinterpreted
THE CCC's overseer says his comments about a delayed investigation into alleged misconduct by the WA watchdog's officers were misinterpreted.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:56:10 GMT)

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