Voters are turning away from Malcolm Turnbull and his government as support for Labor builds, a new poll suggests.
Federal Labor have referred former minister Stuart Robert to the federal police over a private trip to China during which he oversaw a mining deal.
Tributes are pouring in for British rock band Viola Beach and their manager, after they were killed in a car crash in Sweden.
A series of small shakes have continued overnight after a magnitude 5.7 quake shook Christchurch on Sunday.
The US winner at this year’s Tropfest has a strong Aussie connection which inspired him to enter the competition.
Human Rights Commissioner Tim Wilson has revealed he'll step down in the hope of winning Liberal preselection for the seat of Goldstein.

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