Fireworks factory explosion in NSW

An explosion at a fireworks factory in central western NSW has sparked a large fire with multiple buildings alight.
WA Premier Colin Barnett promises a smooth transition when Kim Hames is replaced as deputy premier.
The internal row in the Palmer United Party is set to divert attention from some big legislation debates in federal parliament this week.
A Canberra house has caught fire after Sunday's hot spell ignited fireworks stored in a ceiling.
The federal government is being warned to expect fresh challenges if Jacqui Lambie splits from the Palmer United Party.

Stabbing and fire at Vic prison

Authorities have been called to a Melbourne prison after a prisoner was stabbed and a fire started in one of the cells.
Government budget cuts to the ABC and SBS are in clear breach of a Tony Abbott pre-election promise, the Labor opposition says.
Labor will contribute $150 million to build a stand-alone heart hospital if it wins the Victorian election on Saturday.
Medibank Private's initial public offering on Tuesday is expected to raise $5.679 billion. Mum and dad investors have been allocated 60 per cent of the shares.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb has gone one step further than his coalition colleagues by labelling the US President's climate change comments as unnecessary.
A Labor senator has called for emergency hatches to be installed at hospitals in light of an unwanted baby being abandoned in a Sydney drain.
Labor's Penny Wong has labelled as extraordinary the coalition's attempts to deflect the blame for ABC cuts.
Investigators are questioning a mother after her baby was found abandoned in a hot and dirty drain in Sydney's west.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb is confident that if governance provisions for the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank are met, Australia will be part of it.

Lambie yet to decide on PUP split

Jacqui Lambie will meet with a Tasmanian family friend on Monday before making a decision about whether to split from the Palmer United Party.

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