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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

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Nyngan killer charged with two murders

The man charged with the murder of two people on a rural property in rural NSW has been denied bail and remanded in custody. The body of 28-year-old Jacob Cumberland

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Government announces superannuation fund shake-up

The Federal government has announced a major changes today to Australia’s superannuation system. Under the draft legislation, superannuation funds will be required to have an independent chairman, and at least

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ABC admits error of judgement but says it is “on the side of Australia”

Australia’s national broadcaster the ABC has hit back at criticisms from the federal government, saying the ABC is on the side of Australia. It comes after the government announced yesterday

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Parliamentary report recommends referendum for indigenous recognition

A multi-partisan report has been handed to federal-parliament today,  recommending a referendum be held in to the constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians. The report has been collated by a multi-party