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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.

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.

LA basketballer accused of Aust death

The Hollywood tragedy involving Australian man Andrew Mallard and promising young Los Angeles basketballer Kristopher Ryan Smith is set to be resolved with a plea deal in a Californian court next month.

Ex-NRL player's grope 'brazen': judge

A former NRL player found guilty of groping a female casino worker while celebrating Queensland winning the 2017 State of Origin decider has avoided going to jail.