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Greg Combet says former prime minister Julia Gillard offered to back him in the 2013 Labor leadership tussle.
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Clive Palmer's estranged Chinese business partners are seeking in compensation over legal claims the now federal MP facilitated the misuse of funds.
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A Sydney mother of two charged with adultery while holidaying in Lebanon has been disowned by her family.
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Voluntary euthanasia advocate Dr Philip Nitschke says he has done nothing wrong and is the victim of a political campaign after being suspended from practice...
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A multi-faith service in Melbourne has brought hundreds of people together to mourn the deaths of the victims of flight MH17.
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Woman, child abducted at gunpoint

An armed man entered a woman's car in Queensland and told her to drive down a highway, even though a three-year-old child was inside.
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Australian police are on standby in London to enter Ukraine to protect the crash zone where MH17 went down last week.
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Sir Bob Geldof has told a Melbourne conference that AIDS in Africa must be addressed by defeating poverty.
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The SA DPP has lost its bid for an increase in jail sentences on a couple for the death of a girl, 4, who died after being forced to ride a motorbike.
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Sir Bob Geldof has criticised the Australian government over its foreign aid spending, saying it gave its word to the world's poorest people.
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A university vice-chancellor called lawyers for advice after hearing concerns about his chancellor's involvement in the sale of a university hotel.
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A Victorian mother has been cleared of manslaughter after her child died in a hot car.
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A man charged over the importation of about five kilograms of heroin hidden in chocolate has been denied bail in Sydney.
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A tourist bus has left Victoria's Great Ocean Road and plunged into a ravine, killing a woman and injuring six others on board.
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Treasurer Joe Hockey would have made the federal budget even tougher but he had to tiptoe around the prime minister's pre-election commitments.
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