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Woman denied document in bid to find dad
A young Victorian woman placed in foster care as an infant has been denied access to a government document she believes may contain the name of her birth father.

WA wage theft inquiry backed by union
An inquiry into wage theft in Western Australia, which aims to expose the deliberate underpayment of money and entitlements to workers, has been backed by Unions WA.

PM defends Liberal candidate swap decision
Scott Morrison says the regrettable undermining and bullying of Liberal MP Ann Sudmalis by local party branch members was key to the decision to parachute in a high-profile candidate.

Cyclone warning for WA’s north-west coast
People along Western Australia's north-west coast have been warned to prepare for a cyclone that could bring heavy rain and damaging winds.

Driver hit by Melbourne sign plans to sue
A Melbourne driver injured when a giant sign fell from a freeway gantry, crushing her car, plans to sue for compensation.

Australia keeps up refugee release efforts
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has stressed that Australia is making "extensive efforts" to seek the return of a Melbourne-based soccer player as his detention in Thailand continues.

Ex-MP Urban appears in Perth court again
Disgraced former West Australian Labor MP Barry Urban has appeared briefly in court on 12 fraud charges, including five counts of giving false evidence before a parliamentary committee.

Morrison’s pick wants Australia Day change
Scott Morrison's hand-picked candidate for the federal seat of Gilmore is at firm odds with the prime minister over changing the date of Australia Day.

Australia Day fire ban for SE Qld islands
Campers on southeast Queensland islands won't be able to boil a billy on Australia Day after authorities imposed a total fire ban over the long weekend.

RSL NSW boss glad Rowe charged with fraud
Former RSL NSW state president Don Rowe has been charged with fraud following a two-year police investigation.