Hero backpacker dies in hospital

Tom Jackson has died in hospital almost a week after being stabbed at a north Queensland backpackers.
The man who's job it is to pull rowdy MPs into order wants a more civil and less disruptive federal parliament.
Emergency departments in WA hospitals are under strain with the highest levels of influenza since 2012 and a lack of aged care beds.
More than $12,900 has been raised to help the family of a Perth baby who died after being sent home from two hospitals.
After the disappointment of losing responsibility for immigration, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has vowed to shine a light on secrecy around trade deals.
A Victorian Supreme Court judge has referred a news report that led to a trial being aborted to the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has hit back at internal opponents who he says are spreading "wicked and shameful" lies about him.
Queensland's mining minister Anthony Lynham has joined forces with NSW to tackle the re-emergence of black lung disease.
The inquest into the death of 'Girl X' has heard she was overwhelmed about giving evidence against a carer who had allegedly raped her at a NSW care facility.
Canadian research presented at the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Hong Kong suggests people who have overnight surgery are more likely to die.
A national security conference has been told up to 65 Australians have died in the Syria-Iraq conflict.
A multi-faith funeral, including a reading from the Koran, is being planned to celebrate the life of murdered British backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung.
A Labor push for a royal commission into the banking sector is playing with fire, says Scott Morrison.
The 45th federal parliament opens with an indigenous smoking ceremony and official welcome dance.
George Wright, one of the key figures behind the past two Labor federal election campaigns, has resigned as the party's national secretary.

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