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12:24pm Police are trying to piece together how a man died at a transport business north of Sydney on Saturday morning.
9:44am The head of the national child sexual abuse inquiry, Justice Peter McClellan, will address an event organised by a victims' group campaigning for justice.
9:13am Hundreds of young surfers will hit the waves on the NSW north coast in a major contest despite two shark attacks nearby.
Belinda Merhab 11:05am The federal government says the measures announced in the long-awaited agriculture white paper are an investment in the dignity of Australian farmers.
5:29pm A letter in which Eric Abetz criticises Hobart council for passing a motion backing gay marriage has emerged.
Ava Benny-Morrison 5:07pm A sheik has told those gathered for the funeral of a Sydney man who was shot dead in a park that he died because "someone wanted to be a bad boy".
4:27pm A working group has been set up to look at preventing consumption of raw milk that has been linked to deaths and serious illness in Victoria.
Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer 4:27pm The prime minister could shake up his frontbench at the end of the year as he gears up for an election.
Annette Blackwell 4:26pm An investigation into Australia's out-of-home care system has revealed that governments struggle to uncover or prevent sex abuse in foster homes.
Rick Goodman 6:03pm Convicted attacker Luke Woods, who stabbed a taxi driver several times, says the six horror movies he watched made him feel like murdering someone.
Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer A Department of Communications review of the ABC's Q&A has found the program team satisfied themselves Zaky Mallah was an appropriate audience member.
Andrew Drummond The Greens have demanded an apology from outspoken independent senator Jacqui Lambie, after she compared them to Islamic terrorists.
A NSW mother has been left shaken after receiving a photo of her injured son along with a note demanding money for his release.
Queensland Justice Tim Carmody says he has no regrets and is looking forward to his new job after resigning as the state's chief justice.
A $2.5 million claim against former Health Services Union boss Kathy Jackson will go ahead despite her declaring bankruptcy.
Employment Minister Eric Abetz has welcomed news Treasury workers have voted for the government's pay offer.
Max Blenkin, AAP Defence Correspondent The first Iraqi Army unit to be trained by Australian and New Zealand troops has graduated and will soon join the fight against Islamic State.
Rural and remote communities are set to get more nurses under a new federal government program to bolster frontline health services.
The son of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has appeared at a bedside court hearing, charged with murdering his father.
Lisa Martin Aid group Care warns humanitarian emergencies such as the Syrian conflict are increasing the number of child marriages.
Rebekah Ison All NSW high schools will teach students about domestic violence from next year, the state government has announced.
Steve Larkin Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh is being remembered as a loyal football person who showed genuine care for his players.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is touring an American warship which is in Sydney ahead of joint training exercises with the Australian Defence Force.
Jennifer Rajca The Australian government, which relies on air travel for 150 agencies and 100,000 travellers, is looking to receive the pool of its frequent flyer points.
Steve Larkin The son of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh has appeared at a bedside court hearing, charged with murdering his father.
Lisa Martin Australian cash to the World Food Program over the next four years will be $12.5 million less than the previous allocation.
Paul Osborne, AAP Senior Political Writer Government ministers say the economy and national security should come well before same-sex marriage as an issue for parliament.
Jetstar has resumed flights to Bali after earlier cancellations were made over concerns an ash cloud was drifting towards Denpasar International Airport.
A four-metre croc that has so far avoided all efforts to trap it could force the cancellation of an open water swim event off Townsville.
Andrew Drummond Police are confident the planned excavation of roadside scrubland north of Hobart will lead to the remains of a woman who went missing in 1969.