NSW Nationals MPs Katrina Hodgkinson and Chris Gulaptis have been demoted after crossing the floor over the government's Greyhound Racing Prohibition bill.
A Melbourne man who pleaded guilty to funding terrorism after sending money to a man trying to reach Syria still does not know what his punishment will be.
Squatters living in homes acquired to build Melbourne's dumped East West Link have reached an agreement with the Victorian government.
Clive Palmer has appeared in Brisbane's Federal Court in a bid to postpone a public examination of the collapse of Queensland Nickel.
The Fremantle Chamber of Commerce has criticised Fremantle Council's decision to cancel Australia Day fireworks, saying it will hurt the business community.
Jillian Skinner has apologised to the families involved in a western Sydney hospital's fatal oxygen mix-up, on the eve of the release of the final report.
Researchers in Montreal have eclipsed science-fiction by harnessing an army of "invisible doctors" to target unreachable cancerous tumours in the body.
With less than 24 hours until polls open in the Northern Territory election, candidates make their last pitch to voters.
The Greens say marriage equality is a human rights issue and they will oppose legislation enabling a national plebiscite on the matter.
Shonky TAFE and vocational training courses that don't lead to jobs will be scrapped in Victoria.

Missing Qld children found safe

Queensland police have located two children, who have been missing since Thursday night, safe and well.
A Melbourne father who subjected his young daughter to years of incest and got her pregnant has been jailed for at least 10 years.
MPs and senators head to Canberra next week for the start of the 45th parliament, with the government's majority slashed at the election.
People have a right to see exactly what is happening on both sides of the parliament, new independent senator Derryn Hinch says.

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