Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has suggested the number of people coming to Australia by boat increased as a response to a ban on live exports to Indonesia.
Protesters burned Donald Trump T-shirts and threw plastic bottles outside a rally in New Mexico as the Republican's supporters chanted "Build that wall!"
Dairy farmers have welcomed federal government assistance but say the crux of the issue - low milk prices - is yet to be addressed.

Cop accused of bungling Lindt siege

A senior police officer has been accused of bungling the Lindt Cafe siege, with his past decisions in terrorist incidents brought up during an inquest.
Malarndirri McCarthy, Marion Scrymgour and Ursula Raymond all consider nominating for Nova Peris’ vacant seat.

Housing construction boom continues

Australia's housing construction boom continues with the value of new building work at record levels. The drive could have a major impact on existing property...
Born in Nigeria, raised in the Middle East and educated in Britain, how a life in flux has shaped ideas of home and heritage for Australia's Federal Health...

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Labor MP David Feeney acknowledged his failure to declare his negatively geared home in Melbourne has been the biggest own goal of the campaign on his side.
Help is on the way for dairy farmers after the government unveiled a $578 million financial assistance package over 10 years.
The Greens are calling for a national health plan that will focus rural, regional and remote communities.
Malcolm Turnbull has conceded returning the budget to balance is hard work in his first interview with 2GB's Alan Jones since becoming PM.
Former NITV journalist and Yanyuwa woman Malarndirri McCarthy has announced she will nominate for Labor’s Northern Territory Senate seat.
As the prime minister traverses the southern states, it's in the north where Labor is hoping to steal seats and the election. Political reporter Brooke Boney...
SBS's Canberra bureau will run a regular blog throughout the eight-week election campaign, shedding light on the politics and the electioneering.

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An arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been upheld by a Swedish district court.
Adnyamathanha traditional owners have travelled from remote South Australia to Melbourne to speak with Resources Minister Josh Frydenberg.
A teenage rugby league player has died after he collapsed during a weekend match in Gundagai in the south of New South Wales.
Human Rights Watch is calling for the federal government to intervene in a case where four Vietnamese asylum seekers were charged with 'illegally fleeing' their...
Save the Children Australia has lent its support to a plan put forward by Labor MP Anthony Albanese for a refugee resettlement agreement between Australia and...
SBS World News Radio: Just days after Iraqi forces launched an offensive to recapture the Islamic State held town of Fallujah, international calls are mounting to...
Syrian militias backed by the US have launched a fresh offensive on Islamic State near its de facto capital of Raqqa.

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Actor Johnny Depp called Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce as 'inbred with a tomato' during an appearance on popular US talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Sydney artist Michael Agzarian has resisted pressure to take down posters of Malcolm Turnbull, instead making them part of a campaign for political change.
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Queensland maths teacher Paula Beare set out to prove the power of social media to her students through an experiment. But the response shocked even her.
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Helen Kapalos was determined to stay true to her Greek roots when she began her career as a TV journalist. But getting to know her family history saw her reveal a...
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In pictures: Port Arthur massacre

A selection of images from the day of the Port Arthur massacre, and the days, weeks and years since.
Crowd numbers were down but the Anzac spirit was as strong as ever at dawn services marking the 101st anniversary of the Gallipoli landings by Australian and New Zealand soldiers.

Prince: his life in pictures

Prince, the innovative US music superstar whose songwriting and eccentric stage presence electrified fans around the world with hits including Purple Rain and When Doves Cry has died at age 57.
Hundreds have died in the worst earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades.
Rents in most of Australia's capital cities are rising despite more supply.

Donald Trump's Life Story

As Dateline meets some of those who've played a role in Donald Trump's life so far, our photo gallery has more about his story.
After nearly a year under the occupation of IS, the ruins of the ancient city of Palmyra have suffered. As Syrian government troops retook the city, images have emerged of what remains of the UNESCO World Heritage site.