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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Government accused of covering up asylum seeker's rape claim

The Federal Government has been accused of trying to cover-up the alleged rape of an asylum seeker on Nauru.

Former Queensland MP Driscoll in court on fraud charges

Former Queensland MP Scott Driscoll has made his first appearance in court after being charged with multiple counts of fraud.

Perth council workers worried jobs will be lost in mergers

It is estimated up to 100 jobs will be lost due to the council amalgamation process, the peak body representing local government officers says.

WA school fees for 457 visa holders' children not finalised

Labor says it is "staggering" the West Australia Government still has not finalised details of its plan to charge a fee to some foreign workers whose children attend public schools, just months before it comes into force.

Lax security blamed for attack on Canada's parliament

Security in Canada's capital is being criticised following the extraordinary attack on Canada's parliament.

Head of sphinx unearthed in enormous Greek tomb

The head of a near-intact marble sphinx has been discovered in the largest tomb ever unearthed in Amphipolis, northern Greece.

Goulburn drug syndicate 'busted' after another arrest

New South Wales Police say they have arrested the last man involved in a drug syndicate at Goulburn that was producing and supplying ice.

Nepal avalanche: missing Sydney pair phone home

A Sydney father and daughter who went missing in last week's deadly blizzard and avalanche in Nepal have phoned home to say they are safe and well.

Roosters' Nuuausala cleared of wrongdoing in assault

Roosters forward Frank-Paul Nuuausala has been cleared of any wrongdoing in relation to an assault at a Double Bay bar.

Nauru set to regain access to frozen bank accounts

Nauru may get access to its frozen Australian bank accounts within a matter of days, after a court win.