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PNG landslide
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Hundreds feared dead after PNG landslide

A landslide in PNG has left almost 700 members of a remote village missing, with rescue efforts still ongoing.

50-cent fares
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Queensland transport fares cut to 50 cents

50-cent fares will be rolled out on Queensland public transport services from August, as part of a program to reduce traffic congestion.

Sexual violence in Australia
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National consent campaign launched

Sexual violence in Australia hopes to be curbed under a new national consent campaign launched over the weekend.

WA knife reforms
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WA to add nation-leading knife laws

WA knife reforms will add tougher penalties for the possession and sale of knives to children, Premier Roger Cook has announced.

Eraring extended to 2027
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Sharpe extends Eraring power station to 2027

Eraring power station will have its life extended to 2027, under an agreement to secure energy supply for NSW over the next two years.

Over 100 Australians are waiting to be evacuated from New Caledonia’s capital of Nouméa amid ongoing riots.
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More than 100 Australians are stranded in New Caledonia as riots continue

The Australian Government says it’s working with local governments to organise additional flights to return citizens.

Ozempic replicas banned
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Ozempic replicas banned from October

Ozempic replicas will be banned from October, under a safety measure announced by Health Minister Mark Butler.

A global education report has shown high rates of bullying in Australian schools compared to other similar countries.
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Aussie school students are some of the world’s most bullied

Data compared from 24 countries in 2022 found that Australia ranked second-worst for bullying, behind Latvia.

Retail Worker Crime
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Victoria to crack down on assaults against retail workers

Retail worker crime has been rising in Australia, with two states already adding new penalties. Victoria could be the third.

Can I get a hecs refund?
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Can I get a HECS refund if I paid it off last year?

Can I get a HECS refund? About the Government’s plan to refund HECS indexation.

A-League betting scheme
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A-League players arrested over alleged betting scheme

Three A-League players were arrested in Sydney on Friday morning over an alleged connection to a corrupt betting scheme.

Australia's first war crime prisoner is the whistleblower
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Why did David McBride go to jail?

Tonight, Treasurer Jim Chalmers delivered the 2024 Federal Budget.
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Everything you need to know about the 2024 Federal Budget

The Government, led by Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, has two big decisions to make: what to spend money on, and where to get that money from.

University and Government officials have met in Canberra to discuss proposed changes to the higher education sector, including limits on international student numbers across Australian universities.
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Govt proposes limiting international student numbers

It’s part of a broader strategy to reduce the migration rate.

A group of Labor MPs say they’re concerned about the environmental impacts of the Federal Government’s new energy plan.
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Labor MPs raise concerns about Govt’s gas strategy

The Government released its “Future Gas Strategy” last week,
outlining how it plans to use gas for the “economy’s transition to net zero”.

Tomorrow, the Government will release its key economic document. What is the Federal Budget? And what's in it?
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What is the Federal Budget?

Tomorrow, the Government will release its key economic document. What is the Federal Budget? And what’s in it?

Endometriosis treatment changes
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Butler announces changes to endometriosis support

Endometriosis treatment changes will be added from July 2025, under an announcement from Health Minister Mark Butler.

The Government will launch a parliamentary committee to investigate the “influence and impacts of social media on Australian society”.
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Govt launches parliamentary committee investigating social media

The inquiry will examine a raft of issues including the mental health impact of social media algorithms and the spread of illegal content online.

Lobbying review
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Senate’s proposed lobbyist reforms criticised

A review into lobbying at Parliament House has found that current rules haven’t kept pace with the growth of the billion-dollar industry.

What we know about the tourists killed in Mexico
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Tourists killed in Mexico: what we know

National Working Families Survey
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Families more stressed than ever, report finds

National Working Families Survey polled over 6,000 Australian parents and carers in 2024, offering comparisons to the 2019 survey.

Reserve Bank cash rate decision
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Reserve Bank leaves cash rate unchanged

The Reserve Bank cash rate decision was unveiled by the board on Tuesday afternoon after a two-day meeting.

Two missing brothers
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Brothers missing in Mexico confirmed dead

Two missing brothers who had been on a surfing trip with an American friend in Mexico have been confirmed dead.

HECS debts wiped
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Billions in student debts to be wiped under HECS overhaul

Billions of dollars in HECS debts will be wiped by the Federal Government as part of an overhaul of the national student debt system.

Queensland reproductive leave
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Queensland nurses among those to receive reproductive health leave

Reproductive leave will be offered to Queensland Government employees from later this year, under a new measure due to help thousands.

Australian brothers in Mexico
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Three arrested after disappearance of Australian brothers

Australian brothers remain missing in Mexico, as local police make three arrests related to their disappearance.

Australian brothers in Mexico
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Search underway for Australian brothers in Mexico

Australian brothers in Mexico have been declared missing, after they failed to reach their planned accommodation on the weekend.

The Federal Government is calling for public feedback on ways to improve online safety.
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How can the Government improve online safety?

It’s released an “issues paper” including proposals to safeguard Australians from the threats of technologies like deepfakes and AI.

A national survey has revealed Australians' media consumption habits.
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What are Australians’ media consumption habits?

More Australians are cancelling their streaming subscriptions and using free video services.

Road deaths in Australia
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Road deaths rise by 8% across Australia

Road deaths in Australia are on the rise, according to new data from the Australian Automobile Association.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister James Marape have begun a two-day hike of the Kokoda Track.
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Anthony Albanese is hiking the Kokoda Track. What is it?

The pair will walk only part of the track, beginning in Kokoda and ending in the village of Isurava, where a dawn service will be held on ANZAC Day. Albanese is the first PM to walk Kokoda while in office.

Australia's biggest vape seizure
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Largest vape seizure in Australia’s history

Australia’s biggest vape seizure has amassed nearly 500,000 illegally imported vapes, worth about $15 million in street value.

Job-sharing politicians
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Job-sharing political candidates want an Australian first

Job-sharing politicians would allow greater skillsets and perspectives in Canberra, according to two women making the push for parliament.

kith and kin
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Archie Moore the first Australian to win top award at Venice Biennale

kith and kin – genealogical chart tracing artist Archie Moore’s ancestry and family – has won the top award at the Venice Biennale.

australians spare time
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How do Australians spend their spare time?

New analysis from the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows how Australians spend their spare time.

Brisbane pill testing centre
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Australia’s second-ever pill testing centre opens

A pill testing centre in Brisbane opened on Friday, becoming the second fixed drug checking site in Australia.

WA’s Minister for Women’s Interests Sue Ellery said free period products in Western Australia (WA) would help to “ensure that having your period is not a barrier for school participation”.
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Western Australia to offer free period products in primary schools

Free period products in WA primary schools will begin from July, under a new announcement from the state government.

Alice Springs curfew
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Alice Springs curfew ends as school returns

The Alice Springs curfew imposed on young people has been lifted, three weeks after first coming into effect.

mass stabbing westfield bondi
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Six people killed in apparent mass stabbing at Bondi Junction — what to know

According to NSW Police, at 3:30pm on Saturday, emergency services were called to the shopping centre following multiple reports of stab wounds.

australia hottest winter
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Australia’s hottest winter ever could be on the horizon, says BOM

National average temperatures last winter were 1.53°C above the 1961-1990 average, making it Australia’s hottest winter since records began in 1910.

Australia Post letter reduction
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Australia Post shake-up to begin

Australia Post will reduce its letter delivery to every second day and improve parcel delivery under changes set to begin next week.

What does the future of music festivals look like?
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What does the future of music festivals look like?

Who is Roxanne Tickle?
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Roxanne Tickle sues for social media removal

A transgender woman is suing inactive social media platform Giggle over claims of unlawful discrimination.

Australian supermarkets
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Billion-dollar fines under supermarket proposal

Australian supermarkets could face billions of dollars in penalties for severe abuses of power, under a new proposal tabled on Monday.

Composition of Australia's board members
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Australia’s boards Anglo-Celtic, male: report

The composition of Australia’s board members is mainly men of Anglo-Celtic background, a new report has found.

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