Attorney-General George Brandis says it's important to understand the definition of terrorism to get to the root of the problem.
Chris Bowen believes it should be a straight forward decision for the Turnbull government to back Kevin Rudd in his bid to be the UN Secretary-General.

Tas seeks Wicked camper ban

Tasmania is investigating how to stop 'vile, sexist and misogynistic' Wicked campervans from coming into the state.

Plebiscite only way for gay marriage

Attorney-General George Brandis says the only way same-sex marriage can be legalised now is with a plebiscite.
Queensland senator George Brandis says the formation of the LNP, combining Liberal and National parties, was never meant to set up a completely new party.

SA's bid to tackle domestic violence

A disclosure scheme that would allow access to a person's history of domestic violence has been flagged in a South Australian paper to tackle the issue.

Oliver Stone concerned about Pokemon

Director Oliver Stone says the new Pokemon Go game could lead to totalitarianism and "robot society".
The guitar Eric Clapton played last year at his Slowhand at 70 concert at London's Royal Albert Hall has sold for $60,000 at a charity auction.
Attorney-General George Brandis has confirmed no Australians were hurt in a shooting spree in Munich.
Australian man Adam Whittington has left Lebanon after being jailed over a botched 60 Minutes child abduction in Beirut.
NSW Police say they have seized almost 90 kilograms of methamphetamine with a street value of almost $45 million.
From December P-platers in NSW will no longer be permitted to use a mobile phone at all while driving under a crackdown designed to save young lives.
Chris Bowen says Labor will continue to pursue reforms to negative gearing but is willing to listen to the government should it change its mind on the issue.

Bishop in Laos for East Asian summit

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is attending the East Asian summit in Laos where claims on the South China Sea will be high on the agenda.
Five people have been hospitalised and four men charged after a fight in Sydney.

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