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8:16am Tony Abbott says he wants to encourage people to stay in the workforce beyond retirement and wants to revive a Howard government pension benefits scheme.
8:41am Scott Morrison says he'll seriously consider a proposal to tighten the part pension assets tests.
3:33am Chinese national Cai Xia Liao will appear in court accused of murdering a four-year-old boy and his grandmother with garden shears at a Melbourne home.
11:53pm A brother and sister have had a victory in the WA Supreme Court in their attempt to stop part of Port Hedland being stripped of sacred site status.
Caitlin Guilfoyle 10:33pm A woman has been charged with murdering a four-year-old Melbourne boy and his grandma with garden shears.
Toby Mann 6:12pm Former swimsuit model Simone Farrow, who is accused of smuggling amphetamines into Australia, says she let one of her managers send packages of drugs.
5:56pm Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg concedes there will always be people unhappy with a budget but he expects this year's will be more warmly received.
Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer 4:00pm The leaking of G20 leader passport and visa details could be investigated by the Commonwealth Ombudsman.
Neda Vanovac 8:10pm The leader and deputy of NT Labor will be referred to the privileges committee next month for making misleading statements about the Stella Maris affair.
Alexandra Patrikios 3:11pm A man who ran over and killed a teenager when a Queensland party turned violent has been bashed in a prison attack.
4:09pm An Adelaide home invader, who was stabbed during the altercation, has been jailed for seven years three months
2:45pm The Qld MP who has plunged the Palaszczuk government into crisis denies violence claims against him, and says he won't be forced out of parliament.
2:36pm A Russian Foreign Ministry official says Australia lacks impartiality in its assessment of Ukraine, and should re-think its position on sanctions.
Gemma Najem 6:47pm Gladys Berejiklian and Gabrielle Upton have been rewarded with plum positions in the new Baird cabinet.
6:45pm WA Labor has called for an independent inquiry after a man died at Perth's new hospital after being admitted with stomach pain.
Colin Brinsden, AAP Economics Correspondent 4:34pm Financial markets widely expect a further interest rate cut by the Reserve Bank in May, although next week's board meeting is still a possibility.
Genevieve Gannon 1:57pm A Melbourne man who wanted to get back at a love rival by setting his flat on fire accidentally killed the person he was trying to protect.
6:40pm An internal review into how Labor Party members are vetted has been stepped up after multiple party figures were accused of past misconduct.
1:54pm An asylum seeker hospitalised in Perth after a prolonged hunger strike may have refused water after being separated from his brother, advocates say.
Joel Cresswell 1:29pm Ex-priest David Edwin Rapson has been found guilty of sexually abusing schoolboys at two Victorian schools.
Jamie McKinnell 4:08pm Researchers are looking for 40 people to take part in human clinical trials of a treatment thought to protect humans against the deadly Hendra Virus.
Elise Scott 4:48pm Independent senator Jacqui Lambie is taking Clive Palmer's legal threat seriously and has referred it to the Clerk of the Senate.
Miranda Forster 6:46pm Shocking details of the alleged circumstances surrounding Queensland toddler Kyhesha-Lee Joughin's death have been revealed in court.
12:07pm Victoria's Premier Daniel Andrews says it's time to let footy fans move on from the Essendon doping saga.
Danny Rose 7:40pm A Geelong mother returned home to find her son and his friend dead, with stab wounds.
Jamie Duncan 12:02pm Victorian farmers are disadvantaged by the rules governing federal drought assistance loans, the Victorian Farmers Federation says.
11:08am Islamic State has published an article it claims was written by a kidnapped British journalist and which warns of many more attacks on Western countries.
12:27pm A repeat drink driver has been jailed in South Australia for at least two and a half years for injuring a truckie and fleeing the scene.
Toby Mann 1:52pm A NSW father who allowed his 12-year-old girl to marry and live with a 26-year-old man has been found guilty of child sex offences.
Neda Vanovac 9:16pm Dr Philip Nitschke says the Medical Board of Australia's attempts to censor his euthanasia activism have resulted in record sales of his book.