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Afternoon AFL grand final returns for 2022

The first AFL grand final in Melbourne in three years will remain in the traditional afternoon timeslot, with fan sentiment again winning out over the commercial push for a twilight start.

Ex-student says she was Dawson's sex slave

A former student taught by Chris Dawson has said she moved into his home days after his wife's disappearance and was treated as a sex slave, housekeeper and babysitter.

NSW legalises voluntary assisted dying

After decades of campaigning NSW has become the last state in Australia to pass laws allowing people with a terminal illness to voluntarily end their own life.

Jobless rate shows our plan is working: PM

Just days out from the federal election the Morrison government's campaign has received a shot in the arm with the unemployment rate falling below four per cent for the first time in almost 48 years.

Morrison bowls over child playing soccer

Scott Morrison has joked the local Devonport football team could use him as a "bulldozer" for their new grandstand after knocking over a child during a mock match.

Sluggish wage growth won't stop rate rises

Australian wages are growing at less than half the rate of inflation, but economists warn that won't stop the the Reserve Bank of Australia from raising the cash rate again next month.