First strike: Charges recommended

What the unions royal commissioner has been urged to do.
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.
A financier accused of defrauding an elderly woman of her home was charged due to a police campaign fuelled by disgruntled investors, his lawyer says.
Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove is no stranger to cyber-warfare having been Defence chief, but now he is building his own cyber-fortress.
A bushfire in South Australia's mid-north is no longer threatening lives and homes, the Country Fire Service says.
Victorian union officials say the just-announced police taskforce to uncover criminal activity in the building sector is a well-timed political stunt.
Apple's latest iPad is twice as thin as the original, but after four years the pace of innovation has slowed considerably.
The government will move to quickly replace metal Anzac letters stolen from North Beach on the Gallipoli Peninsular.

Lying NSW cop given home detention

A former NSW constable busted for lying to the police watchdog about taking drugs during a two-day Gold Coast house party has avoided jail.
Independent senator Nick Xenophon says a royal commission is the only way to address sexual and physical abuse in the defence force.

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