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Tim David the hero as Australia triumph over New Zealand in last-ball thriller

New Zealand set Australia an imposing total in Wellington but a mighty innings from Mitch Marsh and some final over heroics from Tim David secured the tourists an epic victory. 
Two men celebrate after winning a cricket match

Victorians left in the dark after wild storms, but a permanent fix to power outages could cost billions

More than a week after deadly storms tore through Victoria, knocking out power to more than half a million customers, the lights are still out in some hard-hit areas of the state.
A woman and three young boys sit under a tree.

NT government vows to demolish Don Dale as $32m youth detention centre nears completion

The redeveloped Alice Springs youth detention centre is nearing completion and the Northern Territory government is promising that detainees forcibly sent away to Darwin's notorious Don Dale will soon be returned to Central Australia.
A sign that reads "Alice Springs Youth Detention Centre" in front of the entrance to the prison.

Outgoing ATO boss says getting rid of work-related expense deductions could simplify the tax system — but it's 'a big step'

Outgoing ATO boss Chris Jordan said "Australians love their work-related expense deductions" and abolishing them in favour of lower personal income tax rates "would be a big step". 
ATO Commissioner Chris Jordan speaks at the National Press Club.

Anaesthetic services suspended at regional NSW hospital after doctors found practising without proper supervision

A country NSW MP says he had been contacted by patients whose elective surgeries were suddenly cancelled by the hospital without any explanation.
Doctors in surgical gear performing an operation.

Man gets 20-year minimum sentence for scissor murder of 53yo and attack on two others in drug -induced psychosis

A man who killed one person and stabbed two others in the Perth suburb of Tuart Hill will be eligible for parole in 20 years, after he was sentenced to life behind bars. 
A close-up of police tape across a street.

Kangaroos optimistic after impressive outing against under-strength Magpies

North Melbourne show off some dare and a new fast ball movement style in an impressive preseason win over an under-strength Collingwood.
A North Melbourne AFL player runs with the ball tucked in one arm as he clenches his other fist.

Seaside city's dark past resurfaces as woman who had father murdered jailed for second stabbing

Belinda Van Krevel, the sister of a man serving life sentences for two high-profile murders, has been jailed again after committing a crime with "disturbing similarities" to a previous offence.
A smiling woan in early middle age. She is wearing a head-covering and a singlet.

Yass businesses spending hundreds of dollars a week on bottled water, as treatment problem remains

A Yass pub says it's spending at least $50 a day on bottled water, while GPs are relying on hand sanitiser, as a treatment problem with the water supply remains one week on from when it started.
A woman stands behind a pub bar holding five bottles of water.

analysis:The question I asked before the Woolworths CEO walked out on our interview was hardly a zinger

Brad Banducci will be remembered for his TV interview walkout, but in his years in the top job he's delivered Woolworths bumper profits, writes Four Corners' Angus Grigg and Elise Potaka.

Father who drove off pier in remote WA wanted to baptise his son, not murder him, court told

A Perth court hears the 26-year-old man, who drove into the ocean off Dampier, was suffering psychosis and was attempting to baptise his son, not kill him.
dampier foreshore

No charges laid against police officers who used taser, pepper spray during arrest at care facility

SA Police say no criminal charges will be laid against two officers involved in an incident that saw a taser deployed against a resident of an Adelaide care facility late last year.
CCTV vision of two police officers standing next to a man on the ground.

In a post-Wighton world, can Kaeo Weekes become the next Canberra Raiders' success story?

In Canberra, where stars are made rather than bought, Kaeo Weekes is a developing player aiming to replace departed superstar Jack Wighton.
A man scores a try in the corner during a rugby league match

Ex-FBI informant charged with lying about Bidens had Russian intelligence contacts, prosecutors say

Mr Smirnov allegedly admitted officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing on a story to him about Hunter Biden, and his contacts with them were "recent and extensive".
A man wearing sunglasses and a blue hoodie pulled tighly over his face walks out of a building holding someone's arm.

Mascot Towers ordeal close to end after five years as multi-million payout deal agreed for unit owners

Residents of the uninhabitable complex in Sydney will still incur major losses, but the deal will provide some resolution nearly five years after cracks were discovered in the building.
a big building with balconies

Weed that costs farmers $100 million a year could help create sustainable cement alternative

Prickly paddy melon is a major problem for the Australian agricultural industry but researchers say it may have potential to reduce soil erosion and offset the construction industry's large carbon footprint.
two men wearing high vis vests collect yellow melon fruits in a grassy field

'Those men would have died': Inside the remote community that helped rescue 39 foreigners in Western Australia

More details are emerging of how shocked locals rescued boat arrivals from the bush and why one mystery remains. What happened to the boat and how did the skipper get away? 
A Kimberley beach at sunset, with a ridge of deep orange rocks near the shoreline and purple flowering vegetation

As bushfires encroach on towns, cultural burning aims to give residents a clear path out of danger

Residents on NSW's South Coast felt trapped with nowhere to flee to but the beach during the Black Summer bushfires, but the state government is trialling a possible solution.
A highway runs through a burnt out forest

Increased hospital admissions due to party drug prompt warning recent batches may have unknown additives

There have been 20 serious overdoses related to GHB consumption treated in Gold Coast hospitals in the past two weeks with doctors concerned the drug may contain lethal toxic additives.
GHB liquid fantasy

Total fire ban issued for much of Victoria as hot, stormy weather returns

Victorians face warnings of extreme heat and another storm threat just a week after a fire destroyed 46 homes in Pomonal and an intense storm killed a man in Gippsland.  
A man standing at a press conference

'Want to come for a drive?' Details of crash that killed 12-year-old boy revealed

A 19-year-old pleads guilty to multiple charges over the 2022 crash in Wollongong as court documents reveal what happened on the tragic night.
Placards, balloons, flowers and a shirt hang from a tree by the side of a road.

Five quick hits — Red Bull's ownership of two teams challenged and new names on the grid

Formula 1 is back after an off-season filled with news and drama. Here are five stories you may have missed to get you up to speed.
Two F1 drivers, one in blue and one in white, wearing caps, talking to each other before a race.

Victorian Liberal defamation battle puts gifts to MPs under spotlight

Victorian MPs can receive gifts of up to $599 without disclosing the payments to taxpayers under a little-known system, raising questions about undue influence and political transparency.
Liberal party MP Moira Deeming exits from a joint party meeting, wearing a blue dress.

analysis:Did your dog dig in asbestos-laden mulch? Here are the risks — and what to do next

Disturbing news has emerged about mulch containing asbestos in parks, schools and homes in NSW and possibly Canberra, with concern over the risk to human health. But dogs love to sniff, dig and roll on the ground — placing them at risk, too, writes Chiara Palmieri.
A sign says possible asbestos and a dog walks along a path

Celebrated broadcaster Karen Tighe farewells ABC Sport after trailblazing career in TV and radio

Award-winning ABC Sport presenter Karen Tighe announces she is leaving the organisation to focus on her health.
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