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All Bishop's expenses to be examined

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.

Jogger recovers as Vic police hold man

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.

Jehovah's Witnesses inquiry resumes

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.

Gleeson review of ICAC's powers due

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.

Cairns marks next step after child deaths

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.

Focus on abuse prosecutions: victims group

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.

Replacement for Somyurek to be announced

3:34am The person to replace Adem Somyurek as Victoria's newest minister will be announced after the Labor caucus meets.

Al Jazeera outraged by Greste court delay

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.

Sydney woman who killed fiance walks free

3:33am Marcela Castaneda, who fatally stabbed her abusive fiance, has walked free after being found not guilty of manslaughter by a Sydney jury.

Nationals demand TPP sweeteners

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.

Debris offers answers for MH370 families

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.

Oiled Qld beaches to open before weekend

6:29pm Authorities say beaches affected by a north Queensland oil spill may open but health professionals are warning people to remain vigilant.

Data may surprise some at RBA

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.

Diesel slick on Perth's Swan River

4:10pm Absorption materials have been deployed on Perth's Swan River to contain a 500-metre diesel slick.

Alleged bomber 'would stop at nothing'

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.

Water contamination fears for Vic town

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.

Pell and bishop before abuse inquiry

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.

Public servant wage deals outpace private

2:58pm Public sector wage bargaining deals continue to outpace those in the private sector, new figures show.

Not enough rehab centres for ice addicts

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.

WA Uber driver denies indecent assault

2:04pm A 51-year-old Uber driver has pleaded not guilty in a Perth court to indecently assaulting a female passenger.

Qld finally names new anti-corruption boss

Marty Silk 4:27pm Queensland's opposition has finally given their full support to the new head of the state's anti-corruption watchdog.

ACT builder pleads not guilty to perjury

12:44pm A man accused of giving false evidence to the unions royal commission has appeared before a Canberra court.

Vic barber accused of murder denied bail

Caitlin Guilfoyle 2:47pm A Melbourne barber has been refused bail after being accused of stabbing his 68-year-old neighbour to death.

Woman who killed abusive fiance walks free

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.

Labor appoints Qld anti-corruption boss

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.

Cut out mob taunting of Goodes: Shorten

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.

Australia plays role in MH370 wreck check

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.

Qld told to brace for more aftershocks

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.

Stalled campaign led to Anzacs August push

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.

Vow to continue push for MH17 justice

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.