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Bendigo braces for 'hardcore' mosque rally

7:43pm An anti-Islamic group is holding a rally in Bendigo against the building of a mosque, which will be met by counter protests and a large police presence.

Thousands of girls in forced marriages

Lisa Martin 5:33pm Every day close to 40,000 girls worldwide are forced into marriage when they should be in secondary school, CARE warns.

Vic matricide accused too ill for court

Genevieve Gannon and Jacqueline Le 5:23pm A Melbourne man charged with killing his mother should be urgently returned to a secure psychiatric hospital, a magistrate says.

PM admits he uses private email account

5:56pm Malcolm Turnbull has admitted he's operated a private email account for years but says he doesn't use if for classified government information.

Accept our values or go, say leaders

Lisa Martin 3:09pm Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tells people who find Australian values unpalatable: "There's a big wide world out there."

'Demon pair made me clean friend's murder'

Nathan Paull 4:59pm A man who says he was forced at gunpoint to clean up after his friend was tortured and murdered has described the accused killers as "demons".

Body of Vic man found in Darwin

12:50pm The body of a 27-year-old man from Geelong has been found in Darwin but his death is not considered suspicious.

Chimpanzee dies during childbirth

4:25pm Monarto Zoo's 19-year-old chimpanzee Soona has died during childbirth but her infant has survived.

Govt appoints wind farm commissioner

12:30pm The former head of the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Council, Andrew Dyer, will take on the newly-created role of wind farm commissioner.

Former WA premier in bid to visit Nauru

12:27pm Former WA premier Carmen Lawrence is making a bid to visit Nauru to assess the treatment of asylum seekers.

No arrests at Parramatta mosque protests

8:06pm No one was arrested during two opposing rallies outside Parramatta mosque, where a small group claimed multiculturalism had failed.

Funeral to be held for NSW shooting victim

12:04pm A funeral for veteran police accountant Curtis Cheng who was fatally shot last Friday will be held at Sydney's St Mary's Cathedral on October 17.

Respect is two-way street: Morrison

12:03pm Treasurer Scott Morrison has urged migrants to respect, not change, Australians, as Muslim leaders urge their communities against extremism.

40 Kiwis locked up on Christmas Island

11:54am Immigration Minister Peter Dutton insists the New Zealand government is not being kept in the dark about its citizens facing deportation from Australia.

Trust Liberals on super: Morrison

11:41am Treasurer Scott Morrison has reassured Australians they can trust the Liberal Party to stand by its values and protect superannuation savings.

More criminals awaiting deportation

11:20am Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says Christmas Island detention centre is housing more criminals awaiting deportation and fewer boat people.

Vic sleeping pill wife-murderer jailed

Genevieve Gannon 3:03pm A Victorian father of two has been jailed for 18 years with a minimum of 14 years for stabbing his wife to death.

1000 Syrians seeking to come to Australia

11:10am Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says officials are assessing applications from the first of 12,000 Syrian refugees expected to come to Australia.

Guilty verdict in 1983 Vic murder

10:34am A man accused of murdering a 16-year-old Victorian girl in 1983 has been found guilty.

Vic man murdered dancer in jealous rage

1:14pm A Melbourne man due to stand trial for murder has admitted killing his partner.

Need for better dialogue: Grand Mufti

11:00am The Grand Mufti of Australia, Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohamed, says a small number of Muslims have chosen the path of violent extremism.

Farquharson's ex to get killer's money

Genevieve Gannon 12:48pm The mother of three boys who were murdered by their father when he drove his car into a dam will get all of his money, a court has heard.

'Egocentric delusion' behind Hunt killings

Sophie Tarr 3:16pm A coroner has declared the killing of an entire NSW farming family by husband and father Geoff Hunt was the result of an 'egocentric delusion'.

Victorian prisoners face riot charges

8:55am As many as 120 prisoners could be charged with a variety of offences over a riot at a Melbourne prison in June.

Banning prayer groups wrong move: Pyne

8:14am Christopher Pyne says the banning of school prayer groups would be the wrong move in countering radicalisation.

Philippines refugee deal on the cards

Lisa Martin 1:00pm The Australian government is in talks with the Philippines on resettling refugees in what could be a multi-million deal.

Crews battle out-of-control Vic bushfires

7:54pm The Country Fire Authority has contained two-thirds of a central Victorian bushfire and will work through the night to try to take control of the blaze.

Aust values in contest with extremism

Karlis Salna 7:41pm Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, while reaching out to Muslim leaders, has declared those who find Australian values unpalatable are not welcome.

Salvos say sorry for years of abuse

Tim Dornin 5:25pm The Salvation Army has apologised for the years of physical and sexual abuse inflicted on young children at its homes in three states.

Melbourne man charged with mother's murder

2:46pm Stephen Bailey is set to appear in a Melbourne court charged with murdering his mother.