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Sydney dental patients in HIV scare

Sydney dental patients in HIV scare

Six Sydney dentists have been suspended over poor hygiene control that may have exposed up to 12,000 patients to HIV and hepatitis.

PM puts brake on gay marriage bill

PM puts brake on gay marriage bill

Tony Abbott has put the brake on momentum towards same-sex marriage as two of his backbenchers prepare for a cross-party bill.

Vic prison rioters will be charged: police

Vic prison rioters will be charged: police

A Melbourne remand centre remains in lockdown after a 15-hour riot as the state government maintains it will not lift a smoking ban that sparked the violence.

Melbourne prison back under control after riot

Melbourne prison back under control after riot

A number of inmates and officers are being treated for injuries including dog bites after a large riot at Melbourne's Metropolitan Remand Centre was quelled.

Aussie clocks go back one second

Aussie clocks go back one second

You've probably spent it reading this sentence - the "leap-second" added to the world's atomic clocks this morning.

Wage rise for nation's lowest-paid workers

Australia's lowest-paid workers are set to get a $16 a week wage.

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