Labor has six-point lead: Newspoll

The latest Newspoll shows the government trailing Labor by 47 to 53 per cent in two-party terms.
A study of deaths in Australian nursing homes reveals a more than 400 per cent increase in premature and potentially preventable deaths since 2011.
Melbourne's St Paul's Anglican Cathedral has held a special service to remember the 22 people killed in the Manchester bombing.

Man dies in NSW motorcycle crash

A 65-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash on the NSW South Coast.
Another 110 properties will be provided to women and children affected by family violence under a move by the Victorian government.
NSW opposition leader Luke Foley says he would deliver 25,000 affordable houses if elected.
High-profile child sex abuse victims advocate Anthony Foster will be honoured with a state funeral, the Victorian government has confirmed.
A Melbourne lawyer says that Schapelle Corby's family can profit from her story as long as the money or any benefits don't flow back to Corby herself.
As Senate budget estimates enter their second week, Treasury head John Fraser and his team can be expected to be grilled over his department's forecasting.
Biosecurity Queensland has quarantined a property after an unvaccinated horse was diagnosed with Hendra virus on the Gold Coast.
In the wake of attacks on Christians in Egypt, the Australian government says it will review the case of a Coptic family who previously had claims for protection...
A Liberal frontbencher says the government had to stoop to tax increases in the budget because slowing spending growth has not been enough to return a surplus.
Thanks to a cold front passing over the state, snow has started to fall on Victoria's alps while rain and hail are forecast for Melbourne.
Federal minister Ken Wyatt has cautioned politicians on the need to balance what the Australian public will accept against the aspirations and needs of Aboriginal...
Labor defence spokesman Richard Marles says Afghanistan is suffering from a resurgence in al-Qaeda and IS terrorist groups.

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