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Friday, October 31, 2014

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Abalone fishers warned not to take risks as season set to open

Extra jet skis will be on patrol for abalone fishers this season as Surf Life Saving WA warns people who can't swim to stay away. Up to 15,000 people are expected to flock to the WA coastline for the lucrative delicacies.

Tasmania hires interstate law firm to argue wage freeze

Public sector unions criticise the Tasmanian Government's decision to pay a multinational law firm from interstate to present its wage freeze case in the Industrial Commission.

Fears mining industry workers are using ice, other synthetic drugs

The Queensland Mines Inspectorate wants more sophisticated methods of drug testing to be developed to tackle substance abuse in the mining industry.

Man has charge overturned after abusive tirade in court

A man who unleashed a tirade of abuse during a Workers Compensation Tribunal hearing in Adelaide is cleared of one count over the incident. 

Bashing victim Joshua Hardy laid to rest in Darwin

A Darwin university student bashed to death in Melbourne is remembered at his funeral as a smart and loving young man. Joshua's father, David, says the family have been humbled by support from friends and strangers.

Day for Daniel walk for child safety draws 1,200

About 1,200 people have taken part in the 10th annual Day for Daniel walk to promote child safety and honour murdered schoolboy Daniel Morcombe.

Sydney financier refused bail over alleged house swindle

High-profile Sydney financier Ian Lazar is refused bail after appearing in court charged with swindling an elderly woman out of her home.

Victoria election 2014: Abbott vows to visibly support Napthine

Victorians will see more of Tony Abbott during the state election campaign, with the Prime Minister declaring he will do everything he can to help Premier Denis Napthine win the November poll.

Prison worker let inmates use her phone for drug deals

A prison worker admits allowing inmates at a Kimberley prison to use her office telephone to arrange drug deals.

England captain a chance to face Kangaroos

Injured England skipper Sean O'Loughlin will test his quad ahead of the Four Nations clash with Australia in Melbourne.