Morrison warns of influx if Tamils stay

Australia risks being swamped by a new wave of boat people if it lets a Tamil asylum seeker family remain in the country, the prime minister says.

PM and Dutton absorb boat arrival backlash

The Morrison government has been accused of playing cynical politics with asylum-seeker boat arrivals, as it faces immense public pressure over the deportation of a Tamil family.

Fishers back coroner's call for alerts

The peak body representing Australia's commercial fishing industry has urged authorities and fishers to stop making excuses and implement a safety measure to alert police when a boat vanishes.

Holmes sticks with NFL amid NRL interest

Valentine Holmes has signed on to New York Jets' practice squad despite at least five eager NRL teams calling his manager to check if he might be returning to Australia.

Botox placed on PBS to help stroke victims

Stroke patients and those who have suffered traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries will save thousands of dollars for Botox through the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme, to treat involuntary muscle movements, or spasticity, in their lower limbs.

Blowtorch used in Qld kidnap and ransom

A 25-year-old man was allegedly threatened with a blowtorch and pliers by three men in Queensland who forced him into a vehicle and made him contact a family member demanding money.

Wests Tigers back Farah's call on leg

Wests Tigers players will throw their faith in Robbie Farah to make the right call on his fitness for the do-or-die clash with Cronulla if given the all clear by surgeons.

Three men stabbed in Melbourne's north

Three men have been stabbed during an incident in Melbourne's north.The men, aged in their 20s, were on Lorne Street in Lalor when emergency services arrived about 8.30pm on Sunday.

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