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Sunday, 19th August 2018

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Sri Lanka wants asylum seekers returned

Australia should send Sri Lankan asylum seekers back to Colombo in large numbers to deter people smugglers, Sri Lanka's navy says.

Brough to learn federal election fate

The Liberal National Party will announce this weekend their candidates for Fisher and Lilley at the next federal election.

Blunder threatens thousands of job visas

The legality of thousands of decisions on foreign work visas is in question because of a paperwork bungle by a government body, Fairfax media reports.

Higher bills for Central Coast residents

The federal opposition says residents on the Central Coast will see increased bills as two councils deemed big polluters are forced to pay the carbon tax.

GetUp director to step aside

GetUp director Simon Sheikh, who collapsed from flu and overwork during an appearance on national TV, says he plans to step aside from his post.

Connors River Dam axed

SunWater will not build the Connors River Dam in central Queensland, despite securing state and federal government approvals.

Boat with 3 intercepted in Torres Strait

Authorities have intercepted a boat carrying three suspected asylum seekers off the North Australian coast on Friday.

Help shoppers buy Aussie: Greens say

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne is planning to introduce a bill to make it easier for shoppers to choose Australian-grown foods.

Olympic Dam to Sink S.A.

“If Olympic Dam goes we’re stuffed. This is all we have, everything else is on the skids with no prospect of improvement.”

Talk of 'anglosphere' too risky, Carr says

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has seemingly taken a swipe at Tony Abbott, saying any talk of an 'anglosphere' is risky.

Woolworths threatens legal action

Union boss Paul Howes says he won't be intimidated by Woolworths' "legal threats and bully-boy tactics" over the union's petrol campaign.

I never picked a fight on NDIS: Baillieu

Victorian Premier Ted Baillieu says he has never sought to brawl with Prime Minister Julia Gillard over the NDIS.

IGIS keeps tabs on Aussie spies abroad

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security has told the heads of Australia's foreign intelligence posts that out of sight isn't out of mind.

Keneally's husband makes NSW council tilt

The husband of former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally, Ben Keneally, has won Labor preselection for the Botany mayoralty.

PM Gillard dances with Wolverine

With the Labor caucus howling over poor polls, Prime Minister Julia Gillard's tough edge has won praise from Wolverine star Hugh Jackman.

VC inquiry tribunal winds up hearings

The Honours and Awards Tribunal has concluded its inquiry into a proposal to award the Victoria Cross retrospectively to 13 servicemen.

NDIS failure would be tragedy: supporter

An employer of people with disabilities says it would be a tragedy if the NDIS failed to get off the ground.

Anne Ruston to replace Fisher in SA

Anne Ruston has won a bitter Liberals preselection battle in South Australia to replace Senator Mary Jo Fisher, who is quitting politics.

AWU backs Gillard leadership: Howes

Australian Workers' Union boss Paul Howes says his union supports Prime Minister Julia Gillard.