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• Vic accused murderer gives 'saviour' rant (AAP)
The Bourke Street massacre accused has appeared in a Melbourne court for unrelated charges, making bizarre comments about religion and the law.

• School tests to stay offline for now (AAP)
All states that were to participate in a trial of online NAPLAN tests have pulled out, citing concerns the technology is not ready.

• Qld govt opens new Sunshine Coast hospital (AAP)
The Sunshine Coast University Hospital has been officially opened after a decade-long development process.

• Medicare to cover rural Skype counselling (AAP)
The Turnbull government has announced rural and regional Australians will for the first time have psychology through teleconferencing paid for by Medicare.

• Melbourne terror plot accused faces court (AAP)
A far-right Melbourne man has faced court via video link, charged with undertaking "preparatory" works in plotting a terrorist attack.

• Hundreds filmed in Sydney public toilets (AAP)
A 40-year-old man will plead guilty to using a secret camera to film more than 200 people, including children, in public bathrooms, a Sydney court has heard.

• Corporate opposition to 457 visa axing (AAP)
Sectors of the business community say plans to axe 457 immigration work visas are politically driven and unfair.

• Shorten says axing 457 visa a 'con-job' (AAP)
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten supports reforms to 457 visas, but says the Turnbull government's changes to foreign workers are simply a renaming exercise.

• Giraffe born at South Australian zoo (AAP)
A giraffe has been born at South Australia's Monarto Zoo, the first to be ushered in to the world at the open range facility in eight years.

• Ex-soldier to face Vic murder trial (AAP)
A former soldier and ex-bikie will stand trial in the Victorian Supreme Court for murdering a former bikie member.

• Bank and energy sectors pull market lower (AAP)
Falls by the big four banks and energy producers are the key reason for another fall on the share market.

• Taxi gunshot accused's trial adjourned (AAP)
The trial of a man who allegedly fired a shotgun from the back seat of a Gold Coast taxi nearly four years ago has been adjourned.

• Herczeg died in extreme pain: inquest (AAP)
An inquest has heard former Socceroo Steve Herczeg was in extreme pain when he died in hospital in 2016.

• Police officer crowned Qld mum of the year (AAP)
A mother-of-four who became a police officer after her husband died has been named the 2017 Queensland Mother of the Year.

• 2018 growth prospects disappoint: Westpac (AAP)
Economic growth is likely to match the Reserve Bank's forecast of three per cent in 2017, but beyond that growth prospects are disappointing, Westpac says.

• Court declares Gichuhi elected to Senate (AAP)
Australia's highest court has declared Family First's Lucy Gichuhi is South Australia's new senator.

• Suspect named in Perth stabbing murder (AAP)
WA police want to speak to homeless man Daniel Carrington about a stabbing attack that killed a 38-year-old man in Perth.

• Suspect named in Perth stabbing murder (AAP)
WA police want to speak to homeless man Daniel Carrington about a stabbing attack that killed a 38-year-old man in Perth.

• WA police attacked at wild party (AAP)
Police in Western Australia have been set upon when trying to stop a brawl at an out of control party.

• Vic woman stands trial for killing ex (AAP)
A woman has pleaded not guilty due to mental impairment to fatally stabbing her former husband in a Melbourne unit.



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