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Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Open selection process needed for next Queensland police commissioner: union

The police union wants the Queensland Government to open the selection process for the next police commissioner and not automatically grant an extension to Ian Stewart's term.

Former Bishop of Ballarat compelled to front child abuse inquiry

The child abuse royal commission confirms it will compel former Bishop of Ballarat Ronald Mulkearns to give evidence later this year.

Health of NT fish stocks under the microscope

The Territory Government ramps up its monitoring of reef fish stocks as part of a suite of measures designed to protect threatened species such as jewfish and golden snapper.

Minister contradicts Giles over travel sign-off arrangements

Senior members of the Northern Territory Government appear at odds over who signs off on ministerial travel, with Education Minister Peter Chandler contradicting Chief Minister Adam Giles.

Palestinian village receiving Australian aid facing demolition

Susiya, an entire Palestinian village that has received Australian aid money to help improve living conditions, is facing demolition after Israeli authorities determined planning permission was never given for the village to be built.

More work needed to stop further flooding at Perth's Fiona Stanley Hospital

More works will have to be undertaken on water joints at the new $2 billion Fiona Stanley Hospital to avoid the risk of further flooding incidents, the Health Department reveals.

Booing of Adam Goodes 'ignorant', Indigenous Affairs Minister says

Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion says the booing of Aboriginal footballer Adam Goodes is a terrible thing for Australia, adding that disliking the sportsman's style of play is not an acceptable excuse.

3yo boy found safe after being taken from childcare centre on Gold Coast

A three-year-old boy taken from a childcare centre on Queensland's Gold Coast has been found safe, police say.

Clive Palmer says Speaker Bronwyn Bishop should quit, let someone younger in

Federal MP Clive Palmer says he is calling on 72-year-old Speaker Bronwyn Bishop to resign because of her age and because she is "very biased".

Hooper available for All Blacks blockbuster after escaping with minimum ban

Michael Hooper will be available for the Wallabies' crunch Rugby Championship clash with New Zealand receiving the minimum ban for striking.