Australia

Scuffles during Melbourne racism protest

Scuffles during Melbourne racism protest

About two dozen masked members of an anti-fascism splinter group have clashed with police and media despite two opposing rallies being kept apart in Melbourne.

Embrace Brexit uncertainty: Turnbull

Embrace Brexit uncertainty: Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says there will be a period of uncertainty after Britain's shock referendum result but insists Australia must be ready to seize opportunities.

Boy in hospital after NSW dog attack

A dog has attacked a five-year-old boy at his home in NSW's Central Coast, leaving him with injuries to his face.

Daughter used like a 'sex object'

A man jailed for 22-and-a-half years for raping his own daughter and pimping her to six other men allowed strangers to "treat her as a sexual object", a Perth judge says.

Farmer likely to die in jail for murder

Farmer likely to die in jail for murder

Farmer Ian Turnbull will almost certainly die in jail after he was sentenced to at least 24 years for the murder of a NSW environment officer.

Abbott laments 'tip-toeing' around Islam

Tony Abbott says elements of Islam are hard to reconcile with modern society, arguing there's too much "tip-toeing" around the religion.

Charges laid over Daley death

Two men have been charged over the brutal death of woman whose body was found naked and bloodied on a beach in the state's north after a violent sexual encounter.

Storm set to lash parts of Tasmania

Storm set to lash parts of Tasmania

Forecast heavy rain and strong winds have sparked a warning for parts of Tasmania, which is still mopping up after recent floods.

Labor links Medicare scare to families

Labor has used the burden of healthcare costs on family budgets to bolster its Medicare scare campaign against the Turnbull government.

Greens propose sugary drink tax

Greens propose sugary drink tax

The Greens want to impose a 20 per cent tax on soft drinks and fruit juices in a bid to address growing childhood obesity.

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