Brisbane car fire: Hannah Baxter dies of injuries, three children killed in suspected family violence case

This post was originally published on this siteRowan Baxter and his three children died at the scene, while Hannah Baxter, 31, died later in hospital. Michael McGowan · @mmcgowan. Wed 19

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Defecting Chinese spy who revealed espionage in Australia has ‘legitimate claim for asylum’, Labor says

This post was originally published on this siteWang ‘William’ Liqiang reportedly gave statement to Asio detailing Chinese operations in Australia. Michael McGowan · @mmcgowan.

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Hazardous air quality warning as smoke from bushfires spreads across NSW and Queensland

This post was originally published on this siteResidents in Sydney and other parts of the east coast advised to stay indoors where possible to avoid air pollution. • NSW and Qld fires: army

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Geoffrey Rush damages ‘extraordinary and absurd’, Daily Telegraph argues

This post was originally published on this siteThe Sydney newspaper’s parent company is appealing against the federal court’s ruling that it defamed Rush, and the decision to award

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‘Absolute tragedy’: hundreds of koalas feared dead after NSW bushfires

This post was originally published on this siteResearchers found only two living koalas after fires burned through the native marsupial’s breeding ground in north-eastern NSW. Michael

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Ivan Milat’s chilling serial backpacker murders still haunt Australia

This post was originally published on this siteThe road worker savagely killed seven backpackers in the Belanglo state forest in the early 1990s. His death leaves several other disappearances

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Police strip searched 16-year-old girl at Splendour music festival, inquiry hears

This post was originally published on this siteIn alleged breach of search powers, a girl was forced to appear naked before an officer without parents or carer present. Michael McGowan ·

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NSW and Queensland bushfires: cooler weather brings hope for reprieve to 130 blazes

This post was originally published on this siteGladys Berejiklian to travel to bushfire-affected towns as Qld premier Annastacia Palaszczuk cuts Europe trip short. Michael McGowan and AAP.

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NSW jails have no strategy to deal with surging drug use, inquiry told

This post was originally published on this siteNew South Wales ice inquiry hears that corrections department has no ‘overall strategy’ and is ‘steadfastly opposed’ to

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Cardinal George Pell appeal: decision due on child sexual assault conviction – live

This post was originally published on this siteThings will happen pretty quickly once the judges come out at 9.30am. Chief justice Ferguson will make some introductory remarks, and then the

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