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Peter Hannam 2:16 PM Scientists are calling for CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall to change his mind and not slash key climate researchers by half.
Megan Levy 2:16 PM Sunrise co-host Samantha Armytage is no longer appearing at a lunch honouring refugee women with US actress Kristin Davis, a day after the pair participated in an awkward Sex and the City skit on Channel 7's breakfast television show.
Peter Hannam 1:29 PM Almost 3000 scientists from nearly 60 nations have appealed to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and other Australian leaders to halt CSIRO's plans to halve the number of researchers working on climate monitoring and modelling.
Beau Donelly 1:22 PM Surgeon warns of dangers of unreported cases after a mother sought medical advice about infected baby on a secret anti-vaccination social media page.
Megan Levy 8:46 AM The elderly father of a man charged with the attempted murder and rape of two backpackers in South Australia says his son should face the full force of the law if he is guilty of the crime.
Natalie O'Brien 1:07 AM School friends of the late Tara Nettleton, the widow of Islamic State terrorist Khaled Sharrouf, who has died in Syria, have paid tribute to the 31-year-old and recalled their fun days together as the "Cheso girls".
Louise Hall 9:13 PM The teenage wife of Sydney terror suspect Sameh Bayda is a supporter of the extremist group Islamic State and may be willing to assist in carrying out terrorist offences, a court has heard.
Natalie O'Brien 9:03 PM They didn't ask to be taken there. The children are victims just like many others.
Rachel Browne 8:29 PM A training manual for new Catholic bishops has advised that they are "not necessarily" required to report suspected clerical child abuse to the police.
Henry Belot 8:00 PM It wouldn't be senate estimates without senior Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officials having to justify the presence of a $6300 ping-pong table.
Kate Aubusson 7:16 PM One of the female backpackers who survived a terrifying alleged abduction in South Australia has been released from hospital.
Alexandra Back 5:35 PM University of Canberra researchers hope to develop a new treatment aimed at preventing the spread of cancer within the body with the launch of a new company.
Phillip Thomson 4:56 PM Confidential ombudsman report rebukes agency about contract for ex-staff member.
Eryk Bagshaw 4:33 PM The lawyer for a Sydney school that has been stripped of $19 million in government funding has raised concerns about the school's own governance practices.
Harriet Alexander 3:29 PM The chief executive officer of the Organ and Tissue Authority (OTA) has quietly vacated her position following a controversial probe into the rate of organ donation in Australia that largely vindicated her performance.
Liam Mannix 3:27 PM WA physician has been taking volunteers for a small medical team who plan to help Australia's senior Catholic overcome his ill-health and fly from Rome to Melbourne.
Megan Levy The man accused of a terrifying attack on two German backpackers at a remote South Australian beach had been searching for love online, describing himself on a dating website as being respectful to women and on the hunt for a "future wife".
Peter Hannam CSIRO chief Larry Marshall has stepped up efforts to convince staff that the plan to lop 350 jobs will be good for the organisation, according to a transcript of an internal video leaked by disgruntled employees.