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Labor concerned over possible breach of classified ASIO documents

Prime Minister Tony Abbott is coming under pressure from the Opposition, about how classified documents showing terrorist hot spots were allowed to be shown on national television. Mr Abbott visited

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Boston bomber sentenced to death, apologises to victims

A US judge has formally sentenced Boston Marathon bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev to death. The jury in his murder trial had already imposed the death penalty, but a sentencing hearing has

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Gunman in serious condition after Perth siege

Five people have been freed and a gunman is in a critical condition, following a siege in a Perth home overnight. The siege reportedly began at about 9pm local time,

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Citizenship laws introduced to parliament today

The government’s legislation to strengthen citizenship laws have been introduced to parliament today, allowing the Opposition to get its first look at the details of the bill. The legislation was

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Government verifying reports Australian terrorists have been killed

The Federal government is working to confirm reports that two of the Australia’s most wanted terrorists have been killed while fighting with the Islamic State. Khaled Sharrouf and Mohamed Elomar

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Australia heading in wrong direction when it comes to income inequality

A new report has revealed Australia’s level of income inequality is above the OECD average as inequality between the richest and poorest Australians increases. The Australian Council of Social Service,

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Obama calls for strengthened gun laws following South Carolina mass shooting

A 21-year-old man has been arrested over a fatal mass shooting in the US state of Carolina, prompting President Barack Obama to again call for tighter gun control. Dylann Roof

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Rosie Batty to launch a 20 point plan to combat domestic violence

Rosie Batty has announced her support for a proposal that would see a levy applied to alcoholic drinks to fund responses to family violence.

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Top Islamist militant reportedly killed

U.S. officials are yet to confirm reports that a top Islamist militant has been killed by an airstrike in Libya.

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Doctors have responsibility to voice concerns about children in detention: interview

An article published in the Medical Journal of Australia today says Australian doctors have a responsibility to speak up about the impacts of mandatory detention on children. The article has