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PM wants new day to recognise indigenous

TwitterPrime Minister Scott Morrison says the nation must embrace Australia Day "warts and all", but has called for another day to be set aside to recognise indigenous Australians. (function(d, s, id)...

Plan for tackling Australian drug woes

TwitterA former Australian Federal Police commissioner is backing a new plan aimed at controlling drugs in Australia, which includes making pill testing available at music festivals and parties. (function(d, s, id)...

Teens to get free meningococcal vaccine

TwitterAustralian teenagers will be getting a free vaccine to protect them against four strains of the potentially deadly infection meningococcal. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Man in fatal NSW capsizing heading to Qld

TwitterA 72-year-old man who died after his new boat capsized in rough seas off Sydney was heading to Bundaberg in Queensland. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Warm water coral moving south to Tasmania

TwitterWarm water corals are colonising Tasmanian reefs as climate change pushes up temperatures in the Bass Strait. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Dad, daughter escape Tas chimney flue fire

TwitterA man and his sleeping 12-year-old daughter have made a lucky escape after their Tasmanian home caught fire due to a hot chimney. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

New hole opens up on hungry Qld beach

TwitterAnother hole has opened up on a popular Queensland beach, not far from one that swallowed a caravan, a car and tents a few years ago. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script',...

Strawberry spiking 'sordid and sick': NZ

TwitterAs New Zealand authorities try to find the source of a "sordid and sick" strawberry needle contamination, its government says it will keep relying on Australia's screening regime for safety. (function(d,...

Coalition to examine Labor's pay gap plan

TwitterA Labor plan to force companies to publicly disclose how much they pay women compared to men will be closely examined by the coalition. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));