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First Nations treaty talks begin in Cairns

Official talks of a treaty that could deliver better housing and health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Queensland are under way.

Aussie workers ready to work, says Cash

Australians eager to work are telling employers to "come and get me", Jobs Minister Michaelia Cash insists, despite a slight dip in the number of people in the market.

Meninga wary of underdog Nines threats

As far as Mal Meninga's concerned, the World Cup Nines will be won on attitude and if Australia's goes missing in the party atmosphere at Bankwest Stadium this weekend, so too could their shot at the inaugural trophy.

Dutton not budging on IS families in Syria

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has again ruled out extracting Australian women and children from Syria, despite Turkey admitting it cannot guarantee their safety.

Coalition does deal on $4b disaster fund

Independent senator Jacqui Lambie has launched a blistering attack on major parties over a deal to create a $4 billion disaster relief fund at the expense of education funding.