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The national sheep flock is expected to collapse to its smallest size since 1904 amid warnings the drought's impact on the economy and the agricultural sector will linger for up to a decade.

Two days after passengers were caught up in the White Island volcanic eruption, the Ovation of the Seas sailed on this morning. A small crowd gathered to see it off, some cried and waved as the ship passed by. Follow today's developments on our blog

It seems Grill’d is doubling down. No apologies, no changes to its wages model, or trainee program. | Exclusive by @adele_ferguson 

Victoria will push for mathematics to become a prerequisite for specific university courses when ministers meet to discuss the nation's worst results in the international PISA test.

BREAKING: Former police chief commissioner Simon Overland has been sacked as the chief executive of Whittlesea council. He has been under fire for his involvement in the Informer 3838, or Lawyer X, scandal.

BREAKING: Jetstar has cancelled 90 weekend flights and rescheduled others in preparation for a pilot strike set to start on Saturday morning. Customers are being notified of any changes to their bookings, the airline said.

BREAKING: The first Australian victims killed in the New Zealand volcanic eruption have been identified as Brisbane mother Julie Richards, 47, and her 20-year-old daughter Jessica.

The people of Bougainville have chosen overwhelmingly to become the world's newest nation in a historic referendum to break away from Papua New Guinea.

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My jaw dropped as I read Wang’s 12-page Chinese-language confession and plea for help. The statement touched on some of the most disturbing aspects of the Chinese Communist Party’s political interference. | COMMENT

Same-sex marriage laws have passed in the House of Representatives in an historic day for Australia! 🏳️‍🌈❤️ #marriageequality 

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Australia has voted YES to same-sex marriage! Full coverage of the result to come.

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A search and rescue team collects the remains and personal effects of passengers on #LionAir  flight #JT610 . A total of 17 boats are on site, from police, Basarnas and other agencies, reports Pics: Basarnas search and rescue team, Jakarta

#BREAKING Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty and is set to be jailed for child sexual abuse in the most sensational verdict since the Catholic church became engulfed in worldwide abuse scandals.

Madam Tussauds has ceased work on Malcolm Turnbull's wax figure and may never make another Australian PM. "Due to the high turnover of prime ministers, we cannot see ourselves making a figure of a sitting Australian prime minister again,"

One woman couldn't buy second hand uni books. She abandoned a nursing placement after being blocked from buying a stethoscope online. She says was told she couldn't buy from that site as it sold hand sanitiser, a restricted item due to its alcohol content.

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