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Nationals defend controversial jobs scheme

Nationals leader Michael McCormack has defended a controversial regional jobs fund that handed out cash to projects against the advice of department officials.

CommInsure to refund $12m over phone sales

CommInsure has pleaded guilty to 87 counts of unlawfully selling life insurance policies in unsolicited phonecalls, marking the first criminal conviction against a major bank since the financial services royal commission.

US has highest rate of child detention: UN

The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study says.

Andrew in growing fallout over interview

The Duke of York is facing growing calls to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal following his television interview.

Scott urged to continue Storm NRL career

Melbourne NRL skipper Cameron Smith is hopeful centre Curtis Scott will stay with the Storm after working so hard to win back his starting centre role.

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