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Tas Liberal quits after sex abuse claims

TwitterLong-serving Tasmanian Liberal MP and former police minister Rene Hidding has quit politics after being accused of sexual abuse. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Refugee died after UN reps 'upset' partner

TwitterAn Iranian refugee fatally set himself on fire on Nauru after his partner became frustrated with a conversation with United Nations representatives about their plight, an inquest has heard. (function(d, s,...

Child dealer at Sydney festival 'horrific'

TwitterThe NSW premier says it is "horrific" that children as young as 13 were allegedly dealing drugs at an under-18s Sydney dance festival. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Broncos return looms for fit-again Gillett

TwitterBrisbane back-rower Matt Gillett is due to make his return from serious injury in Saturday's NRL trial match against Gold Coast. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Maguire eyes instant Tigers success again

TwitterNew Wests Tigers coach Michael Maguire knows how to build success fast at rugby league clubs. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Facial recognition nabs China scalpers

TwitterChinese hospitals are using facial recognition to identify people who sell doctors' appointments at an illegal mark-up. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Mum faces court over drowned daughter

TwitterLawyers for the mother of a baby girl whose body washed up on a Gold Coast beach after drowning in the Tweed River have asked for a lengthy adjournment to...

Life of Aust fashion brand workers exposed

TwitterGarment worker and mum Tania often cries alone when she isn't busy making clothes for Australian fashion brands. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Victorian officer's head slammed in attack

TwitterA police officer's head was repeatedly smashed into concrete in Melbourne when a group of thugs attacked him and a colleague as they tried to arrest a man over an...

13-year-old on festival drug supply charge

TwitterThree teenagers, including a 13-year-old, have been charged with supplying drugs at an under-18s dance festival at Sydney Olympic Park. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));