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PM urged to increase transparency on power

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is being urged to make two key changes to how ministers are appointed in the wake of the fallout from Scott Morrison's secret appointments.

Panthers clinch NRL minor premiership

An understrength Penrith have secured their second NRL minor premiership in three years with a thrilling 26-22 defeat of red-hot South Sydney at Accor Stadium.

Man arrested over NSW teen's 1998 death

A man has been arrested in Queensland over the alleged murder of a teenage boy in inner Sydney 24 years ago who was injured in a fire that led to his death.

No reason why ministries kept secret: GG

Governor-General David Hurley says he had no reason to believe the decision by former prime minister Scott Morrison to swear himself into multiple ministries wouldn't be publicly announced.

'Long journey' for NSW flood recovery

A new disaster prevention authority, rescue training for residents in flood-prone areas and a back office merger of emergency services will form part of the NSW government's response to this year's deadly floods.

Qld set for truth inquiry in treaty plan

Indigenous stories of colonisation will be heard and documented to "free people up from the shame of the past" as part of Queensland's path to a treaty.

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