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Sydney gunman on the run

Police are continuing to search for a gunman who is on the run, after killing one man and seriously injuring another in Sydney.

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PM forced to back down on UN vote

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has been forced to abandon her plan to vote against a controversial UN Palestinian bid.

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Qld apologises for forced adoptions

Queensland Premier Campbell Newman has made a formal apology over forced adoption practoces in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s.

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Gillard continues to face grilling on AWU scandal

The Federal Opposition has used Question Time again today to grill Prime Minister Julia Gillard, over what she knew about a slush fund scandal at the Australian Workers Union.

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Census shows lack of women in executive roles

The 2012 census on Australian women in the workplace has shown there is a severe lack of women working at an executive level,.

IMF agrees to bailout loan for Greece

Eurozone finance ministers and the International Monetary fund have reached an agreement to reduce Greece’s massive debt.

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Australia needs to deliver on mental health policy

The National Mental Health Commission says Australia needs to address mental health issues through practical applications, not just policy.

Flooding in Britain creates a "national crisis"

A ‘national crisis’ has been declared across Britain, due to excessive flooding, as more than 230 flood warnings and 277 alerts are in place across England and Wales.

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Gillard denys any wrongdoing over AWU process again

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has answered further questions about her role with Slater & Gordon and their relationship with particular AWU members in the 1990s, with the hope of minimising further discussion in parliament.

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Inquiry to be held into sexual abuse in ADF

An inquiry will be held into claims of sexual abuse within the Australia Defence Force.