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A man has led police on a highway chase across Sydney's Harbour Bridge and into the city centre before being arrested outside a central police station.
A number of academics have signed an open letter, pushing for cultural change in universities across Australia.
Small businesses in rural areas and outer islands of Fiji will receive a boost in jobs as a result of $8.8m in Australian funding, the government says.

Gillard to address conduct claims

Ex-PM Julia Gillard notes she did not commit any crime in relation to her ex-boyfriend's union slush fund, but will address "questionable" conduct claims.
Ian Fraser, the most honoured composer/conductor in the history of US television, has died from cancer; he was 81.
Victoria's Attorney-General has welcomed tough news laws which will increase penalties for a series of offences.
A CFS volunteer who suffered severe burns fighting a bushfire in South Australia's mid north has died.

First strike: Charges recommended

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An inquiry's been told former prime minister Julia Gillard did not commit any crime in relation to an alleged corrupt slush fund operated by her one-time boyfriend.
A rock-star welcome is being planned for India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he prepares to make his first visit to Australia.
Stigma around mental illness is greater within some of Australia’s migrant communities but one group of carers is speaking out about their experiences in an...
In 2003 he was jailed for striking a woman with a car "club lock". Now, Wayne Edward Jones has been sentenced for murdering a woman in a NSW motel room.
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation says it's helped create $3.2 billion worth of projects in its first year of operation.

Rush of sorries for legal abuse

Abuse victims who were put through a legal hell by the State of NSW have been told sorry by the solicitor who handled the case.
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