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Thursday, 13th December 2018

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Defence to have inquiry into Afghan crash

An inquiry into a helicopter crash in Afghanistan in May 2011, which claimed the life of an Australian soldier begins on Monday.

Coalition slams boat arrival off WA coast

The fact a boatload of asylum seekers got so close to the WA coastline shows border protection forces are under pressure, the coalition says.

Carbon price gouge numbers low: ACCC

The chairman of the ACCC says the number of companies trying to push up their prices because of the carbon tax is low.

NDIS fund legislation in future: Macklin

Legislation is being drafted for the NDIS but the funding element won't be enshrined for some time, Disabilities Minister Jenny Macklin says.

NDIS funding still in future

Disabilities Minister Jenny Macklin says there is more work to be done between the commonwealth and states before the NDIS funding is made law.

Mal Brough wins Fisher preselection

The Liberal National Party has chosen former Howard minister Mal Brough to contest Speaker Peter Slipper's seat of Fisher at the next election.

Asylum seeker boat intercepted

Border Protection authorities have intercepted a boat carrying around 15 suspected asylum seekers off the coast of Western Australia.

Swan says Qld premier 'callous'

Wayne Swan says Queensland Premier Campbell Newman is being "cold-hearted and callous" in refusing to come on board for a national disability trial.

Sydney Ferries franchising begins

The Harbour City Ferries consortium has begun the $800 million, seven-year contract to maintain and operate the ferry services.

NSW upper house Liberal MP to leave party

NSW Liberal upper house MP Charlie Lynn who has confirmed he will resign from the party.

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.”