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Australia could be medical cannabis leader

Australia could be medical cannabis leader

Australia could be a global leader in medicinal cannabis if proposed laws pass, a pharmaceutical firm says.

Six charged with murdering Queensland pair

Police have charged a group of six people with murder following the disappearance of a southeast Queensland man and woman last month.

Death prompts call for baby drop-off boxes

Death prompts call for baby drop-off boxes

Baby drop-off boxes, in which desperate people can leave children instead of abandoning them, should be installed at hospitals to allow mothers to anonymously leave unwanted infants, the NSW coroner has recommended.

Australia failing indigenous people: PM

Australia failing indigenous people: PM

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull admits the government is failing to meet a number of goals aimed at improving the lot of its embattled aboriginal population as he released its tenth annual report card on indigenous issues.

Sydney council suspended amid controversy

Allegations against controversial deputy mayor Salim Mehajer have sparked the suspension of the entire Auburn council by the NSW government.

'Netflix tax' introduced to parliament

Treasurer Scott Morrison has introduced draft laws to parliament that will apply the GST to digital products purchased from overseas.

Schapelle Corby marks two years on parole

Schapelle Corby marks two years on parole

Two years to the day after Schapelle Corby was released from prison, her parole officer says she is no longer afraid of being "stalked" by reporters.

GST uncertainty a test for confidence

New figures may show how consumers are reacting to the on-off debate over increasing the GST under the Turnbull government's tax reform process.

Terminally ill asylum seekers to be deported - reports

Some of the 267 asylum seekers Australia wants to deport to an offshore immigration centre following a court ruling are suffering from cancer and other terminal illnesses, a senior government official said on Monday.

Boy (11) to face court on murder charge

An 11-year-old boy is due to face court on a murder charge after a man died following a brawl at a Perth train station.

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