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Scott Morrison reveals Tony Abbott offered him Treasurer role

Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has revealed former Prime Minister Tony Abbott offered him the role of Treasurer, just hours before Monday’s leadership spill. He has made the revelations in

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EU agrees to crisis talks on refugees

-NRN/Reuters The European Union has announced an emergency summit will be held in Brussels next week to address the growing migrant crisis. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Austrian counterpart

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US Fed Reserve leaves interest rates on hold

-NRN/Reuters The U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged today in a bow to worries about the global economy, financial market volatility and sluggish inflation at home, but left open

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Deaths and injuries in Chile following powerful earthquake

Five people have been confirmed dead after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake has shaken Chili’s capital Santiago, generating tsunami warnings. Waves of up to 4.5 meters have pounded Chili’s coastal city

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Abbott confirms he will remain in parliament, Turnbull leadership sees a boost in the polls

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he will remain in parliament for the foreseeable future. Mr Abbott hasn’t been seen in the parliamentary chamber since he lost the leadership during

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Senate report says plebiscite on same-sex marriage too costly and harmful

A Senate report has warned a plebiscite vote on same-sex marriage will be too costly and could be potentially harmful to children of same-sex couples. Chair of the Independent Committee

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Riot police fire tear gas on refugees at the Serbian-Hungarian border

-NRN/Reuters Riot police have fired water cannon and tear gas at migrants demanding to be let through Hungary’s newly shut EU frontier, while refugees at other Balkan frontiers clambered through

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PM Turnbull gives water policy to the Nationals as part of new Coalition deal

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has reached a new Coalition agreement with the National Party, to bring them on board with the new government. Under the deal, the Nationals have secured

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Australia carries out first airstrikes in Syria

Australian  fighter jets have carried out their first airstrikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. The United States military has released a statement this morning, confirming three international airstrikes have

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California wildfire kills one, destroys 400 homes.

A devastating blaze in California has killed at least one person and destroyed at least 400 homes. The spread of the fire has been labelled ‘unprecedented’, with the so-called Valley