A little girl has been airlifted to hospital after she was found unconscious in a house containing methadone vials.
The Fair Work Commission has ordered power plant workers in Victoria to get back to work after "absenteeism" forced the plant into half capacity.
A five-year-old girl is being airlifted to hospital after being bitten by what is believed to be a tiger snake in Tasmania's northeast.
West Australian victims of fraud lost more than $10 million last year, with relationship scams a major contributor.
Bollywood star Salman Khan has been acquitted of using unlicensed firearms while hunting almost 20 years ago.
Doctors and nurses are angry and confused about the government's decisions to close a ward at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, SA's peak medical body says.
Computer systems at the Australian Taxation Office continue to face problems following an unprecedented failure last year.

Yass Valley fire downgaded

A grassfire
Two marches for human rights and women's equality in Australia are among hundreds planned across the world following Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.
GPs are seeking urgent meetings with new health minister Greg Hunt to lobby for an end to the Medicare rebate freeze.
A mother and her young daughter have been evacuated by helicopter amid fires across NSW.
The two Sydney residents recently diagnosed with a rare but very serious "flesh-eating" infection remain in a stable condition.
A campaign to return the image of two girls wearing hijabs to billboards launched on Wednesday morning, but not all Muslim community members are supportive.
Choice consumer advocacy group has questioned Aldi's apparent mix-up between women’s anti-perspirant and shoe deodoriser.
A young boy has been rushed to hospital after being found submerged in water for a period of time at a western Sydney home.

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