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Shorten to front Royal Commission for second day

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten will return to the witness box for a second day today, at the Royal Commission in to Trade Union Governance and Corruption. Mr Shorten yesterday admitted

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Turnbull warns against exaggerating threat of Islamic State

Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has downplayed the threat of the Islamic State militant group, and has warned against overstating its power. Mr Turnbull has made the comments in a speech

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Bill Shorten to front Royal Commission

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is facing the Royal Commission in to Trade Union Governance and Corruption today. Mr Shorten will be quizzed for up to six hours, over a deal

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Melbourne police officer shot in the head, gunman still at large

A police officer has been shot in the back of the head while trying to intercept a car, in Melbourne’s north-west this morning. Police say the officer was  attempted to

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Abbott and Shorten meet with Indigenous leaders

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten are today meeting with around 40 Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander leaders in Sydney, to discuss a referendum for constitutional recognition.

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The son of Adelaide Crows Coach Phil Walsh charged with murder

The coach of the Adelaide Crows AFL club Phil Walsh has been found dead in his own home in Adelaide, after an alleged domestic dispute. Police and ambulance crews were

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Conservative MPs aim to kill off marriage equality bill

Conservative members of the Federal government have slammed their colleagues and the Labor party, for the agreement on a cross-party bill on same-sex marriage. It was announced yesterday, Liberal backbenchers

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UNESCO rules Great Barrier Reef is not ‘in danger’

The United Nations world heritage committee has decided not to declare the Great Barrier Reef as ‘in danger’, but says Australia must report back in five years time. The 21

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Melbourne prison riot brought under control

Correctional officers in Victoria have now regained control of a Melbourne remand centre, after a riot involving 300 inmates lasted more than 12 hours. Masked inmates at the Metropolitan Remand

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Government urged to implement radicalisation prevention strategy

A new report has urged the federal government to adopt a new strategy to prevent the radicalisation of youth by groups like the Islamic State. The report, called Gen Y