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Thousands descend on Albany to mark Anzac fleet setting sail

Thousands of people are flooding into the small coastal WA town of Albany to mark the departure of the first fleet of brave young Australians who set sail for the battlefields of World War I.

Direct Action passes Senate with PUP support

The Federal Government's $2.5 billion climate change policy passes the Senate with the support of the Palmer United Party and independent senators Nick Xenophon and John Madigan.

Police taskforce to investigate trade union corruption

Tony Abbott bands with the Victorian Government to assemble a police taskforce to investigate evidence of criminal conduct uncovered by the trade union royal commission.

Troops arrive in Hawaiian town threatened by lava

A contingent of National Guard troops arrives in a Hawaiian town to provide security to the Big Island community threatened by a river of molten lava that is slowly creeping toward the town's main road.

Press Council receives complaint over publication of Peris emails

The Australian Press Council confirms it has received a complaint about News Corp's coverage of explicit emails allegedly written by Labor senator Nova Peris.

Father wants more research into rare condition after partner's death during childbirth

The fiancé of a woman who died from a rare amniotic fluid embolism during childbirth is calling for more research into the condition.

Kymberlie Shepherd, 26, died shortly after giving birth to son Kyden in a Perth hospital on October 16 with partner Wayde Kelly by her side.

Pregnant woman held up by armed bank robbers in Sydney's west

A pregnant woman has been held up by armed robbers who targetted a bank and golf club at Fairfield in western Sydney.

Surfer's close call with shark off WA caught on camera

A WA surfer says he did not realise how close a shark came to him in the waves off Esperance until he saw several striking photographs of the encounter.

Accused hijacker was having a panic attack: lawyer

A Tweed Heads plumber's anxiety was so acute he did not realise he was knocking on the door of the cockpit on a flight to Bali, a mistake that caused a hijacking scare, a court hears.

Volunteer seriously injured as bushfire rages in SA

An out-of-control bushfire poses a risk to homes and lives 20 kilometres north of Port Wakefield in South Australia, firefighters warn.

Defence abuse taskforce has not done its job: Xenophon

Independent senator Nick Xenophon renews calls for a royal commission into defence abuse after the release of a Senate committee report into the Defence Abuse Response Taskforce.

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