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Three American detainees released from North Korea, Trump says
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 20:38

US President Donald Trump says three Americans detained by North Korea are on their way home with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. ...

All or nothing: Treasurer rules out tax bill carve-up
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 18:51

Scott Morrison says all of the budget's tax reforms need to be passed by July 1, but Labor and some crossbenchers want the bills split so tax cuts for...

Four MPs, one senator gone as citizenship drama claims more victims
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 16:39

There will be five by-elections in four states following a string of resignations from Federal Parliament today, after the High Court ruled Labor sena...

Budget boost to aged care welcomed but 'far short of what is required'
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 14:46

Older Australians were a major focus of this year's budget, but there's a sense among some in the aged care sector that it only scratches the surface ...

Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie resigns from Parliament over citizenship
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 10:51

Centre Alliance MP Rebekha Sharkie has resigned in the wake of the High Court's decision over Labor Senator Katy Gallagher's eligibility. Ms Sharkie s...

Katy Gallagher out of the Senate after 'deeply disappointing' citizenship ruling
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 09:00

Labor senator Katy Gallagher loses her seat after the High Court rules she did not renounce her British citizenship in time for the 2016 election, a m...

Donald Trump announces US pulling out of 'horrible' Iran nuclear deal
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 06:43

The President says he is pulling the United States out of the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal, in a move that goes against America's European allies and t...

Murray-Darling royal commission says it won't investigate water thefts
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 04:41

South Australia's royal commission into the Murray-Darling river system confirms it will not investigate water theft cases or New South Wales bureaucr...

Government announces biggest ever aid commitment to Pacific
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 02:36

Australia's commitment to the Pacific rises from $ 1.1 to $ 1.3 billion dollars, but the total size of the overseas aid budget remains frozen at $ ...

Labor says Government's seven-year tax plan is a 'hoax'
  • Wed, 09 May 2018 00:40

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen says the Government's plan to abolish a tax bracket in 2024 is a pipedream because they cannot predict the global outlook...

Scott Morrison's ambitious income tax cuts to hit Parliament today
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 22:41

The Treasurer will today introduce the centrepiece of his third budget, the scrapping of a middle tax bracket, that sees someone earning $ 199,000 a ...

Morrison woos voters with modest tax cuts and the promise of more to come
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 18:37

Small tax cuts and more relief over the next seven years are at the heart of the federal budget, with a dramatic shake-up of the tax system beginning ...

Police weren't called for days after students assaulted by cyclist
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 16:38

Police were not told about a cyclist who attacked four children at Canberra's Marist College during a cross-country run until four days after the inci...

'My mum's in jail and my dad's dead': 5yo son of Neo-Nazi murderer's tragic plea
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 14:54

A pair of Neo-Nazi lovers who were members of a white supremacist group will spend a minimum of 21 years in jail for murdering the woman's partner and...

Trainers found guilty in 'biggest scandal in racing history'
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 12:48

Eight people are found guilty of running a "systematic conspiracy" to dope horses in what authorities describe as "probably the biggest scandal" to ev...

Live: Treasurer Scott Morrison prepares to deliver third budget
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 11:12

After starting the day with a "special smile", the Treasurer is now preparing to deliver his 2018 plan to the nation, including an attractive tax cut ...

AMP blood-letting continues in wake of bank royal commission scandal
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 08:46

The decision is aimed at reducing investor wrath at Thursday's annual general meeting in the wake of AMP's disastrous appearances at the bank and fina...

AIS to undergo 'painful but overdue' restructure in bid for more Olympic success
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 06:52

The Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra is beginning a process to re-invent itself after years of criticism about athlete performances on the in...

Sexual consent laws to be reviewed in wake of Four Corners program
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 04:43

The New South Wales Government refers the state's consent laws to the Law Reform Commission following a Four Corners investigation into a high-profile...

Federal police officer guilty of Canberra assault during night out
  • Tue, 08 May 2018 02:42

An Australian Federal Police officer is found guilty of assaulting a man during a night out on a trip to Canberra for a training course, but cleared o...

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