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Slipper and Ashby to attend mediation

Speaker Peter Slipper and his former staffer James Ashby have been ordered to attend mediation by a Federal Court judge.


Liberals deflect Jones strife

Federal Labor has drawn the coalition's ire by saying Alan Jones' offensive comments reflect an environment created by the opposition.


Facebook, Vic police discuss Meagher sites

Facebook is yet to comply with a Victoria Police request to remove sites inciting hatred and violence in response to the death of Jill Meagher.


'No words' to describe Meagher family loss

The family of Irish-born ABC radio employee Jill Meagher say they can't describe their devastation as a man stands accused of her rape and murder.


Two banks deny allegations in Qld court

The Macquarie Bank and the Bank of Queensland have denied they were "knowingly concerned in the operation" of Storm Fiancial's unregistered scheme.


Asylum seekers 'shocked' to be on Nauru

Many of the asylum seekers transferred to Nauru are shocked to find themselves there, the Salvation Army says.


Bring on battle about Abbott past: Latham

Former Labor leader Mark Latham says no-one can blame the Gillard government for engaging in a turkey shoot about Tony Abbott's past.


Gillard delivers UNSC campaign speech

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has stepped onto the world stage in her last opportunity to rally support for Australia's UN Security Council bid.


Japan's whaling season in doubt this year

Greenpeace hopes repairs to the Nisshin Maru, Japan's ageing whaling factory ship, will keep it out of action for the southern whaling season.


Finland appeal for UN Council support

Finland's president has asked for support from world leaders in the country's campaign for a United Nations Security Council seat against Australia.


Gillard on world stage for UN Council bid

Prime Minister Julia Gillard will be seeking support for Australia's United Nations Security Council bid from her maiden speech to the General Assembly.


Carl Williams' family sue Vic govt

The family of murdered gangland boss Carl Williams are suing the state of Victoria over his bashing death in Barwon Prison in 2010.


Rein in China critics, Abbott told

Resources Minister Martin Ferguson says anti-China comments from the likes of Nationals MP Barnaby Joyce are sending a mixed message on foreign investment.


Reform 'needed on electricity networks'

Consumer advocacy group Choice has called for reforms to energy networks to reduce electricity costs.


Gillard recovering before UN address

Battling an upset stomach that forced her to withdraw from 3 functions, the first day of Prime Minister Julia Gillard's trip to New York has not gone to plan.


Labor MP McClelland to be re-endorsed

Former Labor frontbencher Robert McClelland is expected to be re-endorsed for his seat of Barton, despite talk of a challenge by ex-NSW premier Morris Iemma.


Asylum-seekers cost more than anticipated

The government miscalculated asylum-seeker arrivals and costs because it didn't anticipate a parliamentary deadlock, Penny Wong says.


CLOSE CONTEST FOR UN SEAT: PM

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has arrived in New York, where she will lobby world leaders to support Australia's bid for a seat on the UN Security Council.


Swan slams critics who talk down economy

Treasurer Wayne Swan is encouraged by independent assessments of Australia's strong economic fundamentals.


Anger flares as protesters target Islam

An argument that erupted in Melbourne was a rare event as police reported few incidents following last weekend's violence in Sydney.

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