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Seibold wants more from Broncos' Pangai

TwitterIt is a hard act to follow.But tough marking Brisbane coach Anthony Seibold says he won't be satisfied until Tevita Pangai consistently produces the powerhouse display that inspired a rampant...

Chinese chemical plant blast kills 47

TwitterAn explosion at a pesticide plant in eastern China has killed 47 people and injured more than 600, state media reports say, the latest casualties in a series of industrial...

NZ broken-hearted but not divided: Imam

TwitterNew Zealand might be broken-hearted but it's not broken.And the imam whose prayers were interrupted by gunfire a week ago says the nation won't be divided by hate and terror. (function(d,...

Waits for aged home care 'cruel, unfair'

TwitterThe long delays in home care support for elderly Australians are causing great suffering as people die waiting, an inquiry has heard. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

SA ex-midwife 'failed, manipulated' mums

TwitterAn ex-midwife on trial over the deaths of two babies during homebirths failed to warn mothers of risks and acted calmly as the children died, an Adelaide court has heard. (function(d,...

Anna Palmer pleads ignorance over millions

TwitterAnna Alexandrova Palmer claims having no memory of why 130 million Swiss francs were transferred to a Bulgarian company owned by her husband Clive. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Evacuations end as NT shelters from Trevor

TwitterEvacuations of communities in the path of a cyclone barrelling down on the Northern Territory have ceased as authorities urge remaining residents to prepare for flooding and destructive winds. (function(d, s,...

Long-term funding helps welfare programs

TwitterThe federal government should avoid short-term funding cycles for welfare programs, a parliamentary committee suggests. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

PM won't bite into racism 'slanging match'

TwitterScott Morrison says he won't be drawn into a political "slanging match", as he remains under pressure to preference One Nation last at the next federal election. (function(d, s, id) (document,...

Migration debate wrong tone in tough week

TwitterScott Morrison's big immigration policy announcement has been coming for months but it finally landed in an awful week to make it. (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));