South Australian police are starting a month-long crackdown on drivers using mobile phones.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Joe Hockey has his full confidence and that of cabinet to remain as treasurer.
The RSPCA in SA is calling for an independent greyhound racing integrity agency as part of animal welfare reforms.

Vic man confesses carer sex abuse

A Melbourne man has confessed to abusing disabled male clients while he was their carer in a state-run residential facility.
An inquest into the death of six-year-old Ryan Leo, who was killed when he was struck by a car in Sydney last year, had been told not to run.
Muslim community leader Dr Jamal Rifi has been named Australian Father of the Year.
NSW council rangers have taken away three dogs as police investigate a weekend attack on an eight-year-old girl.
Police were unhappy about Man Monis getting bail but the DPP did not receive a written request for a bail review, the siege inquest has heard. has heard.
Queensland's police minister says Alcohol Management Plans need to be reviewed as the use of illegal drugs rises in indigenous communities.

NSW 7-Eleven boss to face court

A Blacktown 7-Eleven owner allegedly underpaid two migrant employees the equivalent of $10 an hour as a media probe suggests the problem is widespread.
The Parliamentary Budget Office will be releasing research into a decade of Medicare spending.

NSW ice dealers face life sentence

NSW ice dealers and manufacturers could face the prospect of life behind bars after the state government unveiled tough new laws.
Activists are taking their objections to the expansion of the Acland open cut coal mine in southeast Queensland to court.
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says Joe Hockey should be replaced along with the whole government at the next federal election.
Transfield Services has announced that it is the preferred tenderer to operate the government's offshore detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island.

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