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Sydney Swans recruit Buddy Franklin was at the wheel of a Jeep Grand Cherokee that crashed into four parked cars.
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The Maritime Union of Australia has launched court action against Patrick Stevedores, which it says is planning to make its workers redundant or casual.
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An out-of-control bushfire is threatening lives and property in the northern part of Mount Clarence, Albany, in Western Australia's south.
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Treasurer Joe Hockey says his concerns about ADM's behaviour were partly behind his decision not to allow its foreign takeover of Graincorp.
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Jailed drug boss Tony Mokbel is being investigated over an assault in which he allegedly gave another prisoner a broken nose.
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A young man has gone missing after slipping into the Wentworth Falls Lake in the Blue Mountains.
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Debris washed up on beach

Authorities are examining debris which has washed up on a WA beach to determine whether it's linked to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.
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A Victorian man who believed he was Hitler's grandson stabbed three men on his property, killing two.
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For the first time, Perth's Anzac commemorations involve sunset services, younger veterans fronting the march and a live broadcast of the dawn service
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Managers are the bullies in the majority of cases reported to the FairWork Commission's inaugural quarterly report.
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A Sydney project aimed at training refugees as certified bakers is changing the lives of many, writes Emma Hannigan.
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Victorian police say the approach to family violence needs to change, with more focus on targeting victims and perpetrators deemed a higher risk.
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A Brisbane church leader wants politicians to focus on the welfare of returned soldiers during the first Anzac Day since the Afghanistan war withdrawal.
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A judge has dismissed a lawsuit between two warring couples from a picturesque beachside village in Sydney's Pittwater area that began 20 years ago.
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VC recipient on minds in Burnie

There will be mixed feelings in the struggling Tasmanian city of Burnie on Anzac Day after its first Victoria Cross recipient was named earlier this year.
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Flocks of endangered black cockatoos gathering on roadsides are being run over in Western Australia's south.
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The top planning bureaucrat in NSW, Sam Haddad, has had his position cut after nine years in the role.
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South Australia's new Veterans' Affairs Minister has called on local residents to attend an Anzac Day service this year.
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An Indonesian crew suspected of fishing illegally in Australian waters will be towed to Darwin.
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Police have released CCTV footage of a violent sexual assault in Kings Cross in January in a new bid to catch the man responsible.
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Sydney artist Idris Murphy has won the 2014 Gallipoli Art Prize for his landscape painting, Gallipoli Evening 2013.
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A Sydney teenager has been fined thousands of dollars and sentenced to community service after pleading guilty to driving at more than 200km/h while drunk.
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Health authorities have issued a measles alert for Brisbane's southside after a man was diagnosed with the highly infectious disease.
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A Perth man who robbed a bank of $950 just four weeks after his release from prison has been denied bail by a magistrate.
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Ex-Sydney Roosters player turned bikie Anthony Watts has been granted bail while he faces charges of threatening to kill a restaurant worker.
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An elderly man missing for two days in Victoria has been found safe and well, but the dementia sufferer tried to evade the chopper crew that spotted him.
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Qld 'cannabis boss' denied bail

A Queensland man who allegedly ran a multi-million dollar cannabis syndicate will remain behind bars after a judge refused him bail.
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A man who fatally bashed his partner's cousin with a waddy has been sentenced in a Perth court to more than seven years in jail.
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A West Australian prison escapee has been jailed for an additional 18 months after leading police on a pursuit in a stolen car.
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