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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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NT coroner refuses to stand aside from Kumanjayi Walker coronial inquest

Northern Territory Coroner Elisabeth Armitage has rejected former NT Police officer Zachary Rolfe's request that she stand aside from a coronial inquest examining the death of Kumanjayi Walker.
A woman standing inside an office and looking serious while holding several thick documents.

Father who groomed, coercively controlled and raped daughter sent to prison

A Supreme Court judge sentenced the Darwin man to 21 years in jail, describing his conduct as "sadistic". The court heard the victim suffered from a language disorder and her father knew of her vulnerabilities and he ensured she was isolated at the time of the offending.
A white, modernist, flat-fronted building with "supreme court" in capital letters above a wide entrance.

Emails show timeline of police contact with Clare Nowland's family after alleged tasering

The emails released to state parliament reveal members of Mrs Nowland's family knew the details of how she was injured "very quickly", with the NSW opposition saying it raises doubts over why the word "taser" was omitted from a press release.
An elderly woman in a church

Federal Labor commissions secret review into green energy target as pressure mounts over feasibility, sources reveal

With the clock ticking on efforts to more than double Australia's renewable energy share by 2030, sources tell the ABC that the government commissioned a secret review of its renewable energy target to see whether it could hit the ambitious goal.
Picture from the ground looking up at a high-voltage transmission tower, with wind turbines in the background

Sam Altman to return as OpenAI CEO days after being fired and joining Microsoft

Sam Altman says he is returning to OpenAI after being fired by the company and joining Microsoft only days ago.
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Judge dismisses Clive Palmer's appeal to build thousands of homes on floodplain near sewage treatment plant

Clive Palmer has lost a more than three-year legal battle with the Gold Coast City Council, which would have seen 3,000 new dwellings built next to a sewage treatment plant.
a man in a check blue and yellow shirt speaking to media

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.

Sister of slain postmaster tells court she is tormented by thoughts of her late brother

Suzanne Heppell says she hates what she has become in the wake of her brother's death after he was attacked in a Strathmerton service station.
John Burke's sister, Suzanne Heppell, departs from the Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne.

Australia's biggest weir built since World War II opens after delays

A "generational" piece of water infrastructure for Queensland has been completed after years of construction plagued by cost blowouts, inundations and COVID-19 disruptions.
A concrete structure in the middle of a river with a low amount of water in it

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.

Perth father sentenced to 11 years in jail for killing his 'helpless little baby' by violently shaking her

Juan Daniel Visagie, who has a history of domestic violence offences, is sentenced to 11 years in jail for killing his baby daughter.
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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.

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

NT Police arrest man over alleged hit and run involving toddler

A 27-year-old man is in custody after allegedly striking two girls and a woman with a vehicle in a remote Northern Territory community.
Hodgson River Station often employs people from the Minyerri Aboriginal community.

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.

Outback air mail pilot learns plenty in challenging but rewarding career launch

Harry Russell didn't have an air-conditioned cockpit and he had to shoo goats from outback runways but that didn't stop him loving a year of delivering the post to remote parts of Australia.
A man stands next to a small plane. He is smiling.

Police officer who approached Tasracing boss with concerns after workplace crash 'will not be further involved', email chain reveals

A Tasmanian police officer who aired concerns about young harness racing employees' long work days was taken off the case after a phone call from the head of the state's peak racing body to a more senior police officer, an email chain reveals.
A horse with a harness coach.

Locals lay wreaths as police and small SA town mourn fallen police officer

Less than a week after Brevet Sergeant Jason Doig was killed near Bordertown, hundreds of Lucindale residents and police have paid tribute to the "good man" who they say gave the ultimate sacrifice.
A man in a navy suit crouches down to lay a wreath at a memorial to a police officer who died on duty.

'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.

Bottle cap spikes found in Broken Hill sparks safety concerns for road users

The discovery of homemade bottle cap spikes placed in an 'obvious' manner on a residential street has sparked concern for road users, including children on bikes.
Bottle caps of varying sizes with nails in them.

‘Send every crew you’ve got’: Residents flee blaze amid unseasonal spring heatwave

Firefighters are responding to bushfires in Perth's north and south that are threatening lives and homes on a sweltering spring day.
Perth skyline

Funding shortfall forces downsize of bronze tribute to first Melbourne Cup winner Archer

The memory of champion racehorse will not be forgotten but his statue won't quite make full scale as a dedicated country turf club member pushes on with a hometown tribute.
Man holds small sculpture at race track

Israel and Hamas have reached a temporary ceasefire deal after six weeks of fighting. This is what we know about it

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a four-day ceasefire in their war in exchange for the release of 50 women and children held in Gaza. Here's what we know about the deal and what may unfold next.
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