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Vic council sacked, CEO misconduct charges
A regional Victorian council has been sacked and its chief executive charged with misconduct after a damning report found public money was mismanaged and went missing.

Paul Pisasale bailed to Brisbane clinic
Embattled former Ipswich mayor Paul Pisasale has been granted bail on charges of perverting the course of justice despite a magistrate expressing concerns he could commit further offences.

Parra light rail won’t hurt business: govt
Disruption to Parramatta's popular alfresco dining area - known as Eat Street - will be minimal during the construction of the western Sydney light rail, the NSW transport minister says.

Rapid decline in HIV diagnoses in NSW
The decline in new cases of HIV in NSW over the past 12 months suggests the state is on track to eliminate transmission by 2020.

WA police lose $1m taser damages appeal
An appeal challenging adverse findings against policemen who tasered an academic and his wife during an arrest in Fremantle has failed.

Truckie to stand trial over fatal crash
A truck driver, charged over a fatal crash in Adelaide in 2014, has been ordered to stand trial in the District Court.

Turnbull confident court will clear MPs
Malcolm Turnbull says he's "very, very confident" the High Court will find in favour of MPs who discovered they are citizens by descent.

Dogs to track down phones in NSW prisons
Almost 100 security officers and their canine colleagues will sweep prisons across NSW during a crackdown on contraband including drugs, mobile phones and weapons.

Billionaire pledges $2b to boost Visy jobs
Billionaire Anthony Pratt has announced a $2 billion plan to create thousands of manufacturing jobs during a visit to a Visy paper mill with Malcolm Turnbull.

Vic air ambo "incapacitated" before shift
A flight crew member has been found "incapacitated" before starting a shift with Air Ambulance Victoria.