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3:40am The scandal over Speaker Bronwyn Bishop's expenses continues, with an investigation being expanded to cover all her expenditures going back 16 years.
3:38am A man has ben held for questioning as sexual crimes detectives investigate what happened to a Victorian jogger who went missing for 26 hours.
3:38am Members of Watchtower Australia, the legal entity of the Jehovah's Witness Church, are set to give evidence at a child sex abuse inquiry.
3:35am Former High Court chief justice Murray Gleeson is expected to hand in his much-anticipated review of the NSW anti-corruption body and its powers.
3:34am The state government is about to hand over to the Cairns local council the site where eight children died, where a memorial will be built.
Megan Neil 3:34am Broken Rites is not expecting much out of the highly-anticipated appearance of Cardinal George Pell and a former bishop at the child abuse inquiry.
3:34am The person to replace Adem Somyurek as Victoria's newest minister will be announced after the Labor caucus meets.
3:34am Journalist Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues are frustrated as an Egypt court postponed the verdict in their retrial, leaving them in limbo.
3:33am Marcela Castaneda, who fatally stabbed her abusive fiance, has walked free after being found not guilty of manslaughter by a Sydney jury.
3:33am Nationals MPs calling for a good deal for sugar farmers hope their intervention will send a clear message to those involved in the trade negotiations.
3:33am It could take just a day or two for experts to verify whether a piece of debris that washed up on La Reunion belongs to missing flight MH370.
6:29pm Authorities say beaches affected by a north Queensland oil spill may open but health professionals are warning people to remain vigilant.
Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics Correspondent 5:08pm New figures may have raised a few eyebrows at the Reserve Bank, but economists expect interest rates will remain stable for the foreseeable future.
4:10pm Absorption materials have been deployed on Perth's Swan River to contain a 500-metre diesel slick.
Ava Benny-Morrison 6:52pm The bombings and attacks came to an end only after Leonard John Warwick was granted custody of his daughter, police documents tendered in court say.
Danny Rose 5:56pm The Victorian town of Penshurst has been told to drink only bottled water being supplied as the region's groundwater is checked for contamination.
Megan Neil 7:38pm More witnesses, including Cardinal George Pell, will appear before the child abuse royal commission in its second hearing into pedophile cases at Ballarat.
2:58pm Public sector wage bargaining deals continue to outpace those in the private sector, new figures show.
Jacqueline Le 2:14pm Australia's largest provider of drug rehabilitation has waiting lists of up to six months despite a national focus on ice addiction.
2:04pm A 51-year-old Uber driver has pleaded not guilty in a Perth court to indecently assaulting a female passenger.
Marty Silk 4:27pm Queensland's opposition has finally given their full support to the new head of the state's anti-corruption watchdog.
12:44pm A man accused of giving false evidence to the unions royal commission has appeared before a Canberra court.
Caitlin Guilfoyle 2:47pm A Melbourne barber has been refused bail after being accused of stabbing his 68-year-old neighbour to death.
Toby Mann 4:59pm Marcela Castaneda, who fatally stabbed her abusive fiance after he choked her and chased her through their home, has been found not guilty of manslaughter.
2:02pm The man who led Queensland's inquiry into animal cruelty in greyhound racing has been named as head of the state's corruption watchdog.
10:52am Opposition Leader Bill Shorten believes the taunting of footballer Adam Goodes is racially motivated and says there are always idiots who'll join a mob.
10:32am Transport Minister Warren Truss says wreckage washing up on Reunion Island would be consistent with expert advice on the resting place of MH370.
Ethan James 6:37pm A 5.3-magnitude earthquake that shook southeast Queensland was one of the biggest in the state's history, with more aftershocks a possibility.
Max Blenkin, AAP Defence Correspondent 10:03am By August, the Gallipoli campaign had reached a stalemate and commanders came up with a complex plan to achieve the long-awaited breakthrough.
8:01am Malaysia, Ukraine, The Netherlands, Belgium and Australia have slammed Russia's decision to use it veto power to knock down the tribunal plan.