Proposed new laws to stamp out modern slavery in Australian supply chains will apply to local businesses as well as federal government procurement practices. A man in a wheelchair has been shot through the foot in a suspected targeted attack at a home in Sydney's west. Labor's shadow treasurer Chris Bowen has been hand-picked to sell Bill Shorten's decision to roll back tax cuts for small businesses. Police have charged a man after a memorial to murdered Melbourne woman Eurydice Dixon was vandalised five days after her death.
A Dreamworld electrician has told a Queensland inquest he believed upgrades were planned for a ride's control panel before four guests died on the attraction. Renewed uncertainty regarding the US stance on Chinese investments in American technology companies reversed Wall Street gains earlier in the session. A notorious child killer has died in a secure NSW hospital ward from "natural causes" weeks before learning if the State Parole Authority would set him free.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand has held the official cash rate at its record low of 1. Labor has raised in parliament the issue of a Queensland farming family wronged by ANZ bank. The Bureau of Meteorology's latest climate outlook forecasts warm, dry days to continue for the rest of winter and into spring. Tax cuts for big businesses are on hold until after five upcoming by-elections because the government has not been able to get them through the Senate.
The Turkish government will not extend emergency rule when the current three-month period expires in July, a pro-government newspaper reports. Richard Goyder will be the next chairman of national airline Qantas, replacing long-serving chair Leigh Clifford. Alleged separatists have opened fire on boats carrying voters in Indonesia's Papua province, killing two police officers and another person, police say.
Detectives are scouring a "very specific" zone near where missing boy William Tyrrell was last seen alive on the NSW mid-north coast. Police are searching for a man who performed a lewd act in front of a woman during a stalking incident in Melbourne's northwest.
Queensland has published an apology to Palm Islanders for the handling of the riots, but the police union says officers should get an apology too. Korean Air's chairman is being questioned by prosecutors over alleged wrongdoing by him and his family.
Men and women who work on the front line responding to emergencies need to be better prepared for the challenges of the role, a new Australian report reveals. West Australian police have admitted 27 drivers were incorrectly fined and eight speed cameras have been switched off due to a software fault. The mother of an Iranian asylum seeker who took his own life in detention on Nauru two weeks ago has called out the government in an excoriating open letter. Trade Minister Steven Ciobo has outlined government priorities for a review of the free trade agreement Australia clinched with China in Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy has unveiled the party's plans for two roads in Melbourne and 55 traffic light intersection removals.
Ticketmaster is emailing its customers in Australia and New Zealand warning them about a hack on its computer systems in the UK. NSW Ambulance paramedics are treating a two-year-old boy after he was pulled from a pool in Manly. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau says a pilot on his first night training flight was trying to abort a landing when the plane crashed in regional NSW.
A vigil will be held for Qi Yu, the Chinese national believed to be murdered by her flatmate, near where her body is thought to have been dumped. Tech-savvy farmers can use a new CSIRO-developed free app to forecast grain yield for their entire farm or just a single paddock. Queensland police are hunting for year-old Zlatko Sikorsky after a teenage girl's body was found in a barrel on the back of a ute dumped south of Brisbane.
A new Human Rights Watch report says 12 Cambodian police and military generals have committed human rights violations to keep Prime Minister Hun Sen in power. A man has been charged over a suspected hit and run death in Western Australia after a year-old man was found by the side of a highway in The South Australian government must release a report into free meningococcal vaccinations for young people and act on its findings, the state opposition says.
It's almost tax time and there are a few simple steps you can take to avoid getting into hot water and to trim your tax bill. Family violence victims will be protected from having their attackers directly cross-examining them in court, under proposed family law changes. The federal coalition's planned big business tax cuts have been put on hold after the government failed to win enough crossbench support in the Senate.
Health Minister Greg Hunt wants to overhaul medicine shortage reporting laws after the existing voluntary system was found to be ineffective. Ticketmaster has suffered a cyber attack in which data of up to 40, UK customers may have been accessed.
CCTV footage has been released of a man linked to the armed robbery of a post office in Melbourne's west. A man has been pulled from a burning western Sydney home by his teenage son and taken to hospital in a critical condition. AMP shares have fallen again after the corporate watchdog launched Federal Court action over alleged financial planner misconduct. Four homes in Sydney's northwest have had windows broken after projectiles were fired from a slingshot from a car, in what police say is a random attack.
A seven-year patent dispute over the alleged copying of the iPhone has been settled between Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics. Staff at a South Australian paper mill are protesting a four-year delay in negotiations for a new workplace agreement. Two Molotov cocktails have been thrown at the front windows of an Adelaide restaurant. Stories from around the world overnight. Fourteen endangered black rhinos have been moved to a sanctuary in the southeas of Kenya to offer a more secure location for the endangered species.
An Adelaide toddler is dead after he was struck by a car in the driveway of a Parafield Gardens home. A Queensland cattle farmer has told the banking royal commission her dealings with Rabobank came at great financial and emotional cost.
A US judge has ordered that migrant children and their parents who were separated when they crossed into the US should be reunited within 30 days.
The sighting of a rare southern right whale calf off Victoria's southwest coast has been confirmed by the state's environment department. A former Tasmanian farmer has received an apology from the ANZ bank at the banking royal commission. The West Australian government has rejected a plan to sell its land title registry and will instead commercialise its automated online platform Advara. A senior manager at a WA regional jail didn't record concerns about an incident involving a restrained prisoner being assaulted by a guard, the CCC says.
The federal government is set to take action to stop Australia's biggest companies using modern slavery. Malaysian police have described the valuables seized from properties linked to ex-PM Najib Razak as the largest in the country's history. British house prices have recorded their weakest growth in five years, mortgage lender Nationwide reports. The federal Greens will move to replace the Lord's Prayer at the start of Senate sitting sessions with a more neutral statement.
A pilot killed when his aircraft crashed into Melbourne's DFO shopping centre was previously involved in a near-miss above Mount Hotham, it has been revealed. More than 20 years after Stephen Dempsey was shot with an arrow and butchered his partner is calling for an inquiry into Sydney's gay hate years. Cambodia has invited international observers to monitor its July vote, but election watchdogs are urging them to think twice before accepting.
A van driver is dead after his vehicle and a truck collided at an intersection in regional Victoria. WA has signed up to the national redress scheme for institutional child sexual abuse survivors, and the state government has apologised to them in parliament. Laws targeting foreign interference and spying will be passed within days despite the Greens warning they will erode freedom. Papua New Guinea gets sunshine days a year, but it's been illegal for businesses to use solar panels on their roofs in the capital.
That's about to change. Australia's largest medicinal cannabis manufacturing facility will be built on the grounds of Melbourne Airport.
Tasmania's human services minister has told a budget estimates hearing children in the child protection system are waiting to be assigned case workers. The Australian dollar has slipped in value against its US counterpart following sharp losses in the Chinese yuan.
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Racist signs at Aboriginal station seized Offensive signs put up around an Aboriginal-owned pastoral station in WA are being forensically tested, with the neighbouring miner denying any involvement. Man charged over Hobart bar shooting A year-old man will face court over a late night shooting at a Hobart cocktail bar that police say was targeted. Give women tasers to stop rape: Vic Police 'can't outsource integrity' Victoria's police chief has defended the force's battered reputation following a damning anti-corruption report and a fake breath tests scandal.
NSW 'flasher' charged after sexting police A man has been arrested for allegedly sexting a NSW Police smartphone late at night after making a false report about a "lewd act" in Chatswood. Ice ring in rural Qld shut down: Man with knife kills two boys in Shanghai A man armed with a knife has killed two children at a primary school in Shanghai, police say. Bloated whale removed from NSW beach A crane and excavator have lifted and removed an tonne humpback whale from a NSW beach after it washed up on shore and started to inflate.
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