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Aged-care inquiry a 'watershed moment'

The royal commission into aged care is a crucial step in revealing the full extent of problems across the sector and understanding the challenges to delivering quality care, Aged Care...

Vigils for murdered student in Melbourne

The murder of an international student in Melbourne has sparked a series of vigils and renewed concerns about male violence, as the victim's family remembers a beautiful and talented young...

Top doctors group backs pill testing trial

Another group of doctors has thrown its support behind pill testing, writing to state and territory leaders claiming there is enough evidence it can help to warrant a trial.

Trump warns allies, unveils space defence

US President Donald Trump has issued stark warnings to allies and adversaries while unveiling a new missile defence plan, partly built in space, aimed at destroying "any missile launched against...

Reef report rejects impropriety claims: PM

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says a report that identified shortcomings with how a $444 million grant was handed to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation has proven ministers did not act...

US troops among the dead in Syria blast

A bomb attack claimed by Islamic State has killed two US troops and two civilians working for the US military in northern Syria, weeks after President Donald Trump said the...