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Students around the nation have taken to the streets in a second round of protests against the Abbott government's plans to deregulate the university sector.
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A Sydney businesswoman who is donating $1 million to disadvantaged women in the Asia Pacific region says her philanthropy started with $10 donations.
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A new set of female Lego figurines that include a scientist, an astronomer and a paleontologist have sold out around the world.
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Muslims groups say new terror laws unjustly target Muslims based on a trumped-up threat for which there is no solid evidence.
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The competition watchdog has launched legal action against petrol retailers it says used a third-party statistics service to collude on bowser prices.
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The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has accused petrol chains BP, Caltex, Coles, Woolworths and 7-Eleven of co-ordinating petrol prices through the...
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An overheated desk lamp may have caused the fire which killed 11 members of the Taufa and Lale families in Queensland three years ago this week.
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Palmer stays away from RBA hearing

Clive Palmer was in Perth as a parliamentary committee, of which he is a member, quizzed Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens in Brisbane.
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Organic training offers jobs hope

Indigenous people are being trained as organic inspectors in a bid to support the fledgling organic industry in remote communities.
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Woman stabbed in skull with sword

An Adelaide man used a sharpened Lord of the Rings replica sword to stab his sleeping girlfriend in the brain, a jury has been told.
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An officer cadet at the Australian Defence Force Academy has been granted bail on two charges of sexually assaulting female colleagues.
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Defence personnel have finished searching a Brisbane home where a huge stockpile of explosive chemicals was found last week.
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Union defends slush fund use

A little-known union fighting fund has brought the Transport Workers Union into the sights of a royal commission.
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On the second anniversary of a Hong Kong national's unsolved death in Queensland, police are asking the public for help.
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A Catholic Church lawyer says compensation payouts to victims of pedophile priests don't recognise the harm they have suffered.
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