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6:48pm The Australian Institute of Criminology says indigenous people are disproportionately involved in homicide, both as victims and offenders.
Peter Trute 5:47pm Increased coal use in electricity generation is pushing up the carbon intensity of Australia's east coast electricity supply, a new report says.
Belinda Merhab 4:50pm Governments could slash costs and crime rates if they had better policies for helping drug and alcohol addicts, a new report claims.
5:59pm Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has appointed a committee to undertake the 2015 Regional Telecommunications Review.
3:47pm Treasurer Joe Hockey says it is unacceptable to make taxation changes to superannuation in a low interest rate environment.
3:34pm Treasurer Joe Hockey says the latest interest rate cut will help to create jobs.
4:33pm The federal government is facing criticism after only giving about 45 per cent of its indigenous advancement strategy grants to indigenous organisations.
2:45pm What you'll save if the banks follow the RBA's 25-basis-point cut in the cash rate.
Karen Sweeney 2:10pm Regional funds and major projects will help regional Victoria recover from the jobs crisis, the state government says.
Danny Rose 2:09pm The Victorian budget contains $6 billion to kick off a suite of road and rail projects that will total $22 billion.
Danny Rose 2:06pm The 2015-16 Victorian budget has promised 100,000 new jobs in Victoria within two years.
1:59pm Millions of dollars have been set aside in the Victorian state budget to support the vulnerable, family violence victims and those with severe mental illness.
Danny Rose 1:47pm The 2015-16 Victorian budget contains extra funding to re-open 100 hospital beds and other points of care across the hospital system.
Karen Sweeney 1:47pm The state government wants Victoria to become the education state with a $3.3 billion investment in the education system.
Lauren Farrow 6:38pm A whore, a freeloader, a prostitute. These were the things Simon Gittany's ex-girlfriend Rachelle Louise says a Daily Telegraph article called her.
12:49pm Tasmania is in for severe weather including high winds, heavy rain and snow, with warnings in place for the coming days.
Frances Mao 6:23pm Grave concerns are held for Australian adventurer Tyronne White, who is feared to have been caught in a post-quake landslide in Nepal.
5:34pm Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has announced a new inquiry into the state's 2011 flood in the Lockyer Valley, west of Brisbane.
Karlis Salna 2:50pm An Australian supporter of Islamic State, who urged weekend attacks in Texas, has now posted a guidebook online that explains how to join the group.
Nathan Paull 12:44pm Queensland MP Billy Gordon says he didn't knowingly mislead parliament when he said he had paid all overdue child support, despite still owing $24.
Genevieve Gannon 1:37pm A teenager accused of planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorism attack in Melbourne needs mentoring and support, his barrister says.
9:05am Childcare support for the wealthy is unlikely to be cut, but low and middle income earners will receive a boost.
8:21am The trial of a Bandido bikie accused of being involved in a mass brawl will resume in the Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
Sophie Tarr 5:23pm NSW Premier Mike Baird has announced a bipartisan bill that he says will ensure findings previously handed down by the corruption watchdog stick.
8:13am Australian Robert Piper has been appointed to a top United Nations posting involving the Middle East peace process.
8:06am Treasurer Joe Hockey believes New Zealand provides some good economic lessons for Australia.
6:49am A suspicious package that was sent to the Indonesian embassy in Canberra has been deemed safe after expert analysis.
3:06pm The Fair Work Ombudsman has handled 6000 complaints and recovered $4 million in outstanding wages on behalf of overseas workers.
Katina Curtis 9:47am The federal government is considering dumping unpopular changes to pension indexation in favour of a tighter test on assets.
4:00am Treasurer Joe Hockey will announce a new taskforce to tackle serious and organised financial crime at a $127.6 million cost to the May budget.