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• Business lobby blames PM for SA bank tax (AAP)
The Business Council of Australia has laid blame for a new bank tax in the South Australian budget at the feet of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

• Hanson not apologising for autism comments (AAP)
One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is refusing to apologise for comments she made about autistic students in mainstream classrooms.

• Bushfire mitigation summit set for WA (AAP)
A bushfire mitigation summit in WA will look at prescribed burning, bushfire management and how plans have progressed for a rural fire service.

• Boxer's death 'preventable': NSW coroner (AAP)
A NSW coroner has found the death of professional boxer Davey Browne was "preventable" and the fight should have been stopped before he received the fatal blow.

• Clock ticking on Manus class action payout (AAP)
Lawyers in the Manus Island class action are under the pump to finalise the $70 million compensation payout to detainees before the detention centre closes.

• Cranston 'warned' son before fraud arrest (AAP)
Adam Cranston discussed details of the massive tax fraud with his associates while his father warned him of the risk of unexplained weath, phone taps reveal.

• WA treasurer reveals household price hikes (AAP)
The WA treasurer has announced a 7.7 per cent increase in average household costs, including $169 for electricity bills and $96.90 for water.

• Wilson defamation claim too large: defence (AAP)
Actor Rebel Wilson should not be entitled to special damages, publisher Bauer Media says.

• Labor makes pitch to regulate power prices (AAP)
NSW Labor says it would re-regulate the electricity market, invest more in renewable energy and accelerate the Western Sydney metro project if elected in 2019.

• Turnbull overseas travel bill hits $500k (AAP)
The latest report on MP expenses shows the prime minister spent over half a million dollars on overseas travel in six months.

• Second NSW man dies after weekend crash (AAP)
The girlfriend of Lachlan Scipione, who died after a car crash in Helensburgh, north of Wollongong has written a heartfelt goodbye message on Facebook.

• Ministers immune from court attendance (AAP)
Victoria's highest court is poised to rule on whether three federal ministers who criticised judges should face contempt charges, but the MPs may not appear.

• Banks lash 'outrageous' SA budget levy hit (AAP)
Australia's banking lobby is demanding assurance other states and territories won't copy South Australia's surprise state-based bank levy.

• Headwinds hit South Australian budget (AAP)
South Australian Treasurer Tom Koutsantonis has delivered his fourth budget with a reduced surplus and measures to create jobs.

• Refining to lift Caltex half-year profit (AAP)
Fuel retailer Caltex expects half-year replacement cost operating profit to rise more than 20 per cent following strong margins at its Brisbane refinery.

• Fourth solar farm approved in NSW (AAP)
A fourth solar farm has been approved in NSW with the Sunraysia project in the state's west set to become the biggest solar farm in the southern hemisphere.

• Senate facing late night Gonski debate (AAP)
The Senate looks set for another late night debate to pass the Turnbull government's Gonski 2.0 plan.

• Body in car at Maroubra suspicious: police (AAP)
NSW Police are calling for witnesses as they investigate the death of a man whose body - bearing signs of injury - was found in a car at Maroubra.

• Federal politicians to get 2% pay rise (AAP)
The Remuneration Tribunal has decided to give public office holders, including politicians and judges, a two per cent pay rise from July 1.

• Aust stocks recover from Wednesday plunge (AAP)
The share market has bounced back from its worst session of the year.

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