Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has suggested the number of people coming to Australia by boat increased as a response to a ban on live exports to Indonesia.
Barnaby Joyce says there's a reason why more asylum seekers arrived by boat - he's linked it to the Gillard Government's live export ban.

Australian man dies in Laos

An Australian man, believed to be from Melbourne, has died in the popular backpacker destination of Laos in a suspected drink spiking incident.
Some AFL players still can't see that casual racism, including gags, is not acceptable, Australian researchers say.
Batemans Bay, on the New South Wales south coast, has been invaded by a plague of flying boxes that is causing headaches for locals.
Labor MP David Feeney acknowledged his failure to declare his negatively geared home in Melbourne has been the biggest own goal of the campaign on his side.
Tony Abbott is in Perth to support Tangney candidate Ben Morton, who vanquished incumbent MP Dennis Jensen in preselection.
Queensland maths teacher Paula Beare set out to prove the power of social media to her students through an experiment. But the response shocked even her.

No new Sydney Legionnaires' cases

Testing continues on cooling towers in Sydney's west but health authorities say no new cases of Legionnaires disease have been detected.
While the blocking of workplace laws was the reason for the election, issues of fair pay and conditions have yet to make an impact.
Sydney artist Michael Agzarian has resisted pressure to take down posters of Malcolm Turnbull, instead making them part of a campaign for political change.

Multiple moves affect kids' skills

The more children move the more they will experience negative repercussions, according to new research.
Nick Xenophon says there's nothing wrong with businessman Ian Melrose donating more than $100,000 to his political campaign.
Watchdogs on the government have had to suspend their reports while the election campaign rolls on.

Howard returns to his NSW battlers

John Howard has joined Liberal backbencher Fiona Scott in western Sydney during his first appearance on the campaign trail.
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