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Behind the red shield

The Salvation Army is marching to a drum that is out of tune with the rest of Australia when it comes to a proper response to abuse survivors.
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NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson says new Premier Mike Baird must explain why he appointed party fundraiser to state board.
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An underwater drone has resumed its search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, despite another fruitless mission overnight.
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Police have charged anti-Islamic leader Nathan Abela for hindering the investigation into a shooting at his home.
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Four rescued off Vic coast

An air ambulance helicopter has pulled four people from the water after their boat began sinking off Victoria's coast.
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The Duchess of Cambridge has chosen a white lace dress by Sydney sisters Nicole and Simone Zimmermann for the Royal Easter Show.
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Royals highlight of Easter Show

Big crowds and bright sunshine have greeted Prince William and Kate at Sydney's Royal Easter Show.
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A 23-year-old man clocked at driving 200km/h in a 100km/h zone near Kempsey on the NSW's mid north coast has been arrested.
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Police have arrested a man they described as dangerous on the Victorian border after he went missing in Sydney.
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It's fish on the menu this Easter

Good Friday is the biggest trading day of the year at the Sydney Fish Markets, with 370 tonnes of seafood likely to be sold.
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A West Australian man has died after veering onto the wrong side of the road and hitting a large tree.
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SA driver in double trouble

An Adelaide man has been caught driving more than double the speed limit and with double the legal blood alcohol level.
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A 12-hour siege at a Sunshine Coast resort has ended after a man, who armed himself with knives and threatened people, surrendered to police.
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A horse has been killed after running onto the road and being hit by a car at Marsden Park in Sydney's west.
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NSW's new premier Mike Baird says clamping down on lobbyists will be a focus.
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21-year-old US pop star Miley Cyrus has postponed more concerts after she was hospitalised for an allergic reaction to antibiotics.
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A Nobel-winning Colombian author who used magical realism to write about life in Latin America has died.
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The 87th Academy Awards will be held on February 22 next year after being postponed to March this year because of the winter Olympics.
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A lawyer for X-men director Bryan Singer says a lawsuit which claims his client forced an aspiring teen actor to have sex with him, is defamatory.
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A 25-year-old man is in hospital after reportedly being shot in the leg while jogging in west Sydney.

Live: Royals tour Easter Show

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Royal Easter Show before taking a trip to the beach and a palliative care hospice.
The owner of Mr Menzies, the Royal Easter Show's prize-winning poodle, reveals what it takes to breed a champion.
Australia's largest migrant community organisation is concerned by proposals to raise the pension age.
David Cronenberg, Ken Loach, Jean-Luc Godard and Mike Leigh have all had films selected to compete for the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival.
David Michod's latest film The Rover and Charlie's Country by Rolf de Heer have been invited to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

NSW police hunt for dangerous man

NSW police are looking for a "dangerous" man who deactivated an electronic monitoring bracelet before going missing.

Mike Baird now Premier of NSW

Mike Baird has been sworn in as the 44th Premier of New South Wales.
A national corruption commission is needed because dodgy behaviour can't be isolated to NSW politics, the Greens say.
Lobbyists are an important part of modern political life, experts say, despite the growing discomfort over their reach and influence.
Western Australia's corruption watchdog has suggested police take action against an officer who investigated former barrister Lloyd Rayney.
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