Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has published an impassioned post on Facebook calling for 267 asylum seekers to be allowed to remain in Australia.
Thousands have turned out at rallies across Australia demanding the government lets 267 asylum seekers here for medical treatment stay.
Crowds have chanted 'Let them stay' at rallies around the country calling for the federal government not to send 267 asylum seekers back to Nauru.
Australia will reach its 2020 emissions reduction target of minus five per cent but the department admits pollution won't be cut.
The ABC has apologised for wrongly reporting that a five-year-old child was allegedly raped on Nauru.
A NSW prison officer who allegedly planned to murder her husband claims he gambled excessively and was abusive.
A man charged with murdering a Queensland father and torching the house where his body was found has appeared in court.
A man charged over a crash in Melbourne that killed an elderly woman is appearing before a committal hearing.
A Sydney woman has faced court for leaving her 16-month-old and four-year-old in a locked car with the engine running while she went into a shop.
Australia's first wind farm commissioner has fronted his first Senate committee, saying his only training was watching political satire Utopia.
An unlicensed driver says she was told to "hurry up" moments before she fatally struck a schoolgirl waiting on a footpath in Sydney's south.
Engineers will assess a NSW restaurant which has been closed until further notice after it collapsed into a lake south of Newcastle.

Kiwis win cancelled visa appeals

Out of 533 New Zealanders whose visas have been automatically cancelled on character grounds, 36 have won appeals to have them reinstated.
The NSW government has endorsed a plan by health officials to improve hospital security across the state with a number of emergency wards to be audited.
Transport is a major focus for the Victorian government as parliament resumes on Tuesday with V/Line, port leasing and rail crossing removal on the agenda.

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