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An inquiry in Northern Ireland will pass on evidence from 50 people who were abused in Australian institutions.
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Vic man admits murdering partner

A man has pleaded guilty to murdering his partner, well-known Melbourne interior designer Stuart Rattle.
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A piece of computer code that repeatedly guesses passwords may be responsible for gaining access to celebrity photos stored on cloud services.
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The Abbott government is lobbying G20 nations to agree to blocking Vladimir Putin from November's G20 summit in Brisbane.
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The family of one of four young men who died installing roof insulation may sue the federal government.
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The prime minister has disputed reports an RAAF aircraft was shot at during a humanitarian airdrop in Iraq.
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Premier Denis Napthine believes the Morwell community will be satisfied with a report into the Victorian town's coalmine fire.
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Victorian Premier Denis Napthine says he expects independent MP Geoff Shaw to take responsibility for his actions.
Northern Territory Planning and Education Minister Peter Chandler is the government's new deputy chief minister.
Peter Chandler has been chosen to replace Dave Tollner as the Northern Territory government's new deputy chief minister.
The Australian father of surrogate twins from Thailand has reportedly been charged with abusing them.

ARENA heads for Senate showdown

An agency the government says was merely set up to satisfy the political whims of the Australian Greens is being sent to the upper house to be closed.
Police are investigating after a 47-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by several men in inner Melbourne.
Community groups and police have begun shooting a video to show domestic violence victims in migrant communities that there is help available.
A NSW mother who had her children taken off her amid incest and sex abuse allegations allegedly wanted to snatch her son out of state care and skip states.
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