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Emergency powers regarding people released from immigration facing High Court challenge

Laws allowing authorities to use ankle bracelets and curfews to monitor 93 people released from immigration detention are now subject to a High Court challenge.
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Former Liberal staffer settles with ABC in defamation case

Former Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann is pressing on with his defamation case against Network Ten and Lisa Wilkinson after agreeing to settle with the ABC.
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Duration: 1 minute 2 seconds

analysis:Even in the darkness of this war, four parties can make an agreement

If all goes to plan, guns in and around Gaza are set to fall silent as Israeli hostages and Palestinian prisoners are released and aid is delivered. Even in the darkness of this war, four parties can make an agreement, writes John Lyons.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting.

analysis:The 14 words that caused Clare O'Neil a whole lot of pain

It took just 14 words from Home Affairs Minister Clare O'Neil for ears to prick up. Innocuous to many, they were shocking to those in the know and again left Labor having to correct the record, writes Brett Worthington. 
Clare O'Neil looks towards Anthony Albanese at a joint press conference in the Prime Minister's courtyard at Parliament House.

'Long term peace' should be the goal according to Penny Wong speaking on the Israel-Hamas ceasefire

The Foreign Minister commends the efforts of the deal brokers being the US, Qatar and Egypt and says the hostage and ceasefire deal is an important step.
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Duration: 2 minutes 38 seconds

Football Australia 'very confident' of hosting next Women's Asian Cup

Football Australia is eager to capitalise on the rollicking success of the Women's World Cup by bringing the Asian Cup Down Under in 2026.
The Matildas hug, cheer and fist pump the air as they celebrate on the field.

Cyber security expert says the government's cyber strategy must be flexible

CyberCX's Katherine Manstead spoke with Afternoon Briefing's Greg Jennet about the new seven year plan to protect Australians from cyber threats which includes education for businesses.
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Duration: 7 minutes 15 seconds

Australia to deploy roving teams of cyber experts across Pacific as online threats grow

Australian officials are increasingly worried about the Pacific's vulnerability to cyber attacks, with the government spending $26 million to set up "rapid assistance" teams made up of experts from the private sector and specialists from intelligence agencies like the Australian Signals Directorate.
A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture

Not all smooth sailing as Comanche gears up for Sydney to Hobart

Sydney to Hobart heavyweight Andoo Comanche is a monohull of unmatched power but, as her crew has found out, her greatest strength can be her greatest weakness.
A supermaxi boat races along Sydney Harbour with at least half of the hull lifted out of the water.

Bruce Lehrmann takes the stand in defamation action against Network Ten, Lisa Wilkinson

Ex-Liberal staffer Bruce Lehrmann testifies in court about the events leading up to the alleged rape of his former colleague Brittany Higgins at Parliament House.
Bruce Lehrmann arrives at court, with reporters behind him.

'Love us or loathe us': Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O ink 'historic' 10-year radio deal worth $200 million

A deal signed by the hosts of The Kyle and Jackie O Show will also see Sydney's top-rating radio breakfast program broadcast in Melbourne from 2024, and follows their employer launching a takeover bid of their former network.
A man with a grey beard and black cap and a blonde woman resting her hand on his shoulder smile in a radio studio.

Government grants hundreds of temporary visas to Palestinians

The Australian government has granted hundreds of temporary visas to Palestinians in the weeks since Israel began its bombing campaign of Gaza, which has killed thousands of civilians and flattened large swathes of the densely populated strip.
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Expert explains what to expect from government's new plan to protect Australia from cyber criminals

The Federal government unveiled its new Cyber Security Strategy outlining how government plans to tackle cyber crime. The new plan includes creating a ransomware playbook for businesses and other guidelines for individuals. Chief strategy officer at CyberCX, Alastair MacGibbon explains the importance of it.
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Duration: 3 minutes 25 seconds

Four women died in separate incidents in past week

Four women have been found dead in separate incidents in South Australia in the past week.
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Duration: 3 minutes 11 seconds

State, territory and federal governments put forward plan to curb sexual assaults at universities

Education ministers from around the country are proposing major changes at universities to bring down rates of sexual violence in tertiary education settings.
A person holding a degree.

ABS Personal Safety Survey reveals shocking abuse figures

The study shows of the more than a million women who've experienced child sexual abuse almost half suffered it between the ages of five and nine years of age.
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Duration: 2 minutes 25 seconds

ABC and Bruce Lehrmann reach settlement in defamation case

Former Liberal Staffer Bruce Lehrmann has agreed to settle his defamation case against the ABC over a press club address by Brittany Higgins.
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Duration: 2 minutes 17 seconds

Macklemore announces more Australian shows to accommodate fans

Grammy-award winning musician Macklemore has announced more shows in Australia to accommodate his legions of fans. He spoke with ABC News Breakfast ahead of his tour next year.
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Duration: 4 minutes 54 seconds

Linda's relationship 'didn't feel bad enough to leave' — but she was experiencing economic abuse

The Australian Bureau of Statistics survey finds around 16 per cent of women have experienced some form of economic abuse. A leading women's advocate says it's a form of abuse that too often is flying under the radar.
A hand holding a credit card out towards a recipient.

Longer wait times, high costs stopping patients seeing the doctor

New data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics has shone a light on worsening patient experiences.
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Duration: 2 minutes 9 seconds

Matildas star Sam Kerr shares glimpse of the moment she proposed to partner Kristie Mewis

After months of speculation, Matildas star Sam Kerr shares photos from the moment she proposed to her long-term girlfriend, American professional soccer player Kristie Mewis. 
A soccer player wearing blue and yellow takes a photo with her girlfriend after a match

'We pretty much had to be flawless': Cummins hails era-defining legacy of Australia's cricket team

By winning the Cricket World Cup, the World Test Championship and retaining the Ashes away from home, Pat Cummins says this Australian cricket team have established an era-defining legacy.
Pat Cummins smiles holding the World Cup trophy

ABC and Bruce Lehrmann settle defamation case over broadcast of Brittany Higgins's Press Club speech

Before settling, Bruce Lehrmann was due to take on the ABC in the Federal Court in Sydney today. The former Liberal staffer's defamation action against Network Ten and journalist Lisa Wilkinson continues.
Higgins is seated, smiling and clapping, wearing a white suit.

Turning Squid Game into a real-life reality show seems ridiculous, but it makes utterly gripping TV

With 456 players, Squid Game: The Challenge is the biggest, most brutal reality TV show yet.
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Online companies will be forced to do more to stop AI deepfake child abuse content

The proposed changes come after child safety advocates accused the federal government of not doing enough to keep kids safe online.
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