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ACT to get increased access to abortion
GPs in the ACT can now prescribe drugs for medical abortion, bringing the nation's capital in line with other jurisdictions.

Qld legislates to join Redress Scheme
Up to 10,000 Queenslanders who suffered institutional child sexual abuse are expected a seek redress after the state government passed legislation to join the National Redress Scheme.

RSL reforms pass NSW parliament
New laws forcing greater transparency within RSL NSW have been passed after an investigation into the organisation found widespread rorting and misconduct.

Calls for disability care inquiry rejected
The coalition and Labor have rebuffed calls for an expansion of the aged care royal commission to include all people with disabilities living in institutional and residential care.

Missing man’s body found off SA beach
The body of missing man Barry Vincent has been found inside a car submerged off the Adelaide coastline.

Protest against Apple store in Fed Square
A protest against a proposed Apple store at Melbourne's Federation Square is demanding the Victorian government reverse its decision to allow the tech giant to set up a flagship shop.

Worker future bleak without action: report
Australia could face disaster if major steps aren't taken to address changes to the future of work, an inquiry has found.

Shark attacks swimmer in north Queensland
A shark has attacked a swimmer near near a yacht moored in the Whitsunday Islands region of north Queensland.

Dutton knew au pair employer: report
A Labor-dominated Senate committee has found Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton misled parliament when he said he had no personal connections to the employer of an au pair to whom he granted a visa.

Fears of simmering bikie war in Perth
Fears are mounting of a brewing bikie war in Perth after a motorcyclist was shot in a drive-by attack following a recent string of tattoo parlour fire-bombings, prompting police to create a special taskforce.