Bushfire emergency in Yass Valley

A grassfire is burning out of control in the Yass Valley, with residents urged to take shelter if the fire affects their property.
Two marches for human rights and women's equality in Australia are among hundreds planned across the world following Donald Trump's presidential inauguration.
GPs are seeking urgent meetings with new health minister Greg Hunt to lobby for an end to the Medicare rebate freeze.
Emergency warnings have been issued for two fires in the NSW Hunter region.
The two Sydney residents recently diagnosed with a rare but very serious "flesh-eating" infection remain in a stable condition.
A campaign to return the image of two girls wearing hijabs to billboards launched on Wednesday morning.
A young boy has been rushed to hospital after being found submerged in water for a period of time at a western Sydney home.

Sinodinos exits the deep freeze

It's been a rocky journey for former John Howard adviser Arthur Sinodinos, but Malcolm Turnbull has given him a fresh start.
Farmers have moved horses and livestock out of harm's way as an out-of-control blaze scorches rural properties near Canberra.
Asthma Australia says its vital patients with asthma symptoms also undergo a lung function test to ensure an accurate diagnosis.
Greg Hunt, the man who won 'best minister in the world' for his work in the environment portfolio, has been handed the difficult health portfolio.

Changes to the Turnbull frontbench

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been forced to tweak his frontbench line up after Sussan Ley resigned as health minister amid scrutiny of her expenses.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's ministry reshuffle includes promotions for Ken Wyatt and Greg Hunt, but reduces the size of cabinet by one.
A landmark study on unpaid work experience has found more than half of young Australians have participated in a placement in the past five years.
A large group of homeless people camped out at Flinders Street Station say they're not using the limelight of the Australian Open to make a point.
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