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3:37 PM   Australia's richest photography prize is open for entries. Not sure what to shoot? Take a look at what Fairfax photographers have exhibited over the years.

Australian journalist Peter Greste awaits Egyptian terror-retrial verdict

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2:42 PM   An Egyptian court will decide on Thursday if Australian journalist Peter Greste will again be convicted of terrorism-related charges.

Swift parrot flies into government roadblock

Trouble ahead: swift parrot recovery has encountered headwinds.

Andrew Darby 2:24 PM   The Tasmanian government has been accused of refusing to join a recovery effort for the migratory swift parrot, as the population of the bird collapses under pressure from predatory sugar gliders and logging.

Language matters when you're talking about suicide

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Miki Perkins 2:21 PM   Want to talk about suicide? Yep, it's a toughie. So much pain, so much distress tied up in that seven-letter word. But talking about it, and choosing our language thoughtfully, can really help.

Jehovah's Witness elders ignored sex abuse rules of evidence: inquiry


Rachel Browne 1:31 PM   A group of Jehovah's Witness Church elders ignored their own strict religious standards in failing to punish a self-confessed child abuser in their ranks, a royal commission has heard.

Wesfarmers CEO Goyder rules out career in politics

Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder: "I'm happy to try and make a contribution - I think I can do that better doing what I'm doing."

Sue Mitchell 1:05 PM   Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder has put paid to speculation he may be considering a move into politics when he retires from corporate life.

'You don't know anything' Kim Vuga told on Go Back To Where You Came From

"You have no idea who Reza Berati is. I knew him." Nicole Judge (right) told Kim Vuga on <i>Go Back To Where You Came From</i>.

Chloe Booker 11:21 AM   When Kim Vuga called Reza Berati a 'troublemaker', detention centre whistleblower Nicole Judge started yelling. 'You have no idea who Rezae Berati is. I knew him; I played soccer with him.'

'Avoid Lloyd': Public service leakers to hit media

The Board of Tax submission also rejected other submissions to the tax review that argue the that the tax reform process is not independent.

Phillip Thomson 11:18 AM   Whistleblower leader says no point going to the Australian Public Service Commission.

'I stopped the car and snapped away'

A freezing foggy morning in Koondrook in Northern Victoria.

Caitlin Wheeler 3:15 PM   Novice photographer captures special moment to win Clique Challenge.

Targets the answer to boost Liberal's female representation: Kelly O'Dwyer

'I believe one of the best things we can do at this point is to have targets' ... Liberal MP Kelly O'Dwyer said her party needs to set measurable goals to increase its female representation.

Chloe Booker 5:14 AM   Frontbencher Kelly O'Dwyer has called for targets to increase female representation in the Liberal Party.

Carbon tax's end benefited most but perhaps not air travellers

Electricity and gas suppliers were found to have passed on the carbon price savings.

Peter Hannam 1:53 AM   Households are roughly $550 a year better off since the scraping of the carbon tax, but air travellers may wonder if they are being overcharged, the head of the competition watchdog says.

Donors disguised through Liberal clubs

Abbott government frontbencher Kevin Andrews.

Royce Millar, Sean Nicholls 12:25 AM   Liberal donors appear to have used special fundraising clubs to avoid disclosure for millions of dollars in contributions to the party over the past decade.

AWU failed to declare hundreds of thousands of dollars it reaped from employers

Bill Shorten appearing at the Royal Commission into Trade Union Corruption.

Ben Schneiders, Royce Millar 12:24 AM   The Australian Workers Union failed to disclose hundreds of thousands of dollars reaped from employers in repeated breaches of notoriously weak political donations laws.

Judge butts in, orders parents not to smoke near child

A judge has ordered two parents to stop smoking near their child.

Harriet Alexander 7:02 PM   A Family Court order that prohibits parents from smoking around their young son reflects a tendency to intervene on behalf of children's health, researchers say.

Joyce accused of 'crocodile tears' over Shenhua project

Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce at the National Press Club earlier this month.

Peter Hannam 6:35 PM   Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce has been accused of crying "crocodile tears" over the approval of the giant Shenhua coal project planned for the Liverpool Plains, after department officials revealed he failed to seek detailed information or make any formal comments opposing the open-cut mine.

Primary schools included in extremist crackdown

Premier Mike Baird in Sydney on Tuesday

Emma Partridge, Rachel Olding   Public school principals are being urged to call a dedicated hotline if they suspect extremist behaviour, following the announcement of a state-wide audit of student prayer groups.

The retirement trap awaiting public servants

The federal president of the Superannuated Commonwealth Officers' Association Dr Annette Barbetti.

Noel Towell   Public sector workers who opt for indexed pensions over lump-sum payments could lose out on the age pension side.

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Let the games begin: your brief and video tutorial for the August Clique Challenge

The Clique Challenge theme for August is "Sport & Action". The deadline for this Challenge is Monday 24th August at 12 noon AEST. To enter visit or Prize include a Nikon 1 J5 camera, $500 Nikon equipment voucher and a subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Football, swimming, tennis, ballet, or gymnastics ... your brief for the August Clique Challenge is to create a strong entry with a sport or action focus.

'We are failing': Public servants on notice

Digital Transformation Office CEO Paul Shetler.

Phillip Thomson   'It's not a policy problem, it's a delivery issue': Federal bureaucracy's digital boss calls on public servants to do better.

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Frequent cold fronts set up chilliest July since 1998

Residents in Oberon say a mid-July snow dump was the biggest in 40 years.

Peter Hannam   Sydney is likely to post its coldest July in 17 years in a month notable for the frequent cold fronts. But the cold snap is good news for ski season.

Getting around Australia's donations laws: a five-point how-to guide

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Michael Bachelard   A donor needs to reveal publicly that they are paying money to a political party only if the donation is more than $13,000, under Australia's political donation laws. 

Melbourne man charged over attempt to fight against Islamic State

An AFP car.

Tammy Mills, Adam Cooper   Anti-terrorism police have charged a Melbourne man with attempting to travel to northern Iraq to fight with Kurdish forces against Islamic State.

Prisoner star 'The Freak' charged with child sex offences

Maggie Kirkpatrick as Joan Ferguson, aka 'The Freak', in the Australian TV show <i>Prisoner</i>.

Chloe Booker   A star of the 1980s Australian TV soap opera Prisoner has been charged with child sex offences.

Daniel Andrews' big secret – who paid for Labor's election success

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Royce Millar, Ben Schneiders   Who paid to put Daniel Andrews' ALP in power? It's the best kept secret in Victoria.

Second pokie lobby tips into Andrews-linked fund

Frontbencher Kevin Andrews is under fire over pokies money.

Royce Millar and Sean Nicholls   A second pro-pokie machine lobby group tipped tens of thousand of dollars into a fundraising body that supports Abbott government frontbencher Kevin Andrews as he oversaw development of Coalition's gambling policy before the 2013 election.

Some patients 'hesitant' to use cannabis

NSW Premier Mike Baird and Minister for Medical Research Pru Goward visited Newcastle's Calvary Mater Hospital in Waratah to announce Australia's first medical cannabis trial.

Amy Corderoy   New details of the medical cannibas trial show the innovative way it will appease those who are uncomfortable with the idea of using marijuana.

Australian Manus guards found naked with woman sent home amid drugs investigation

Asylum seeker tents at the detention centre on Manus Island in 2013.

Kate Aubusson   Three Australian guards on Manus Island found naked with a woman who claims she was drugged and raped were sent home before local authorities could investigate, the ABC reports.

Helpmann Awards 2015: Bogan-gate no barrier for Leo Schofield as Sydney sweeps pool

Hugo Weaving won best actor his role as the tyrant Hamm in Sydney Theatre Company's <i>Endgame</i>.

Louise Rugendyke   He was at the centre of a "bogans and third-generation morons" spat, but Leo Schofield had the last laugh at the Helpmann Awards on Monday, with an opera from his Brisbane Baroque festival beating Opera Australia to the coveted best opera award.  

No bones about it: chiropractors are losing their heads

Helen Alevaki has resigned as the president-elect of the Chiropractors' Association of Australia

Harriet Alexander   Already bent out of shape and weathering trauma from external forces, the peak body for chiropractors has now lost its head.

The Voice holds out MasterChef in ratings

Ricky Martin returns to The Voice Australia for its 2015 season.

The Voice has hit a successful new note after the first super battle round helped keep the penultimate episode of MasterChef from taking the top ratings spot.