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NSW enacts most abuse commission changes

The NSW government will implement hundreds of recommendations from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse but has fallen short of forcing priests to break the privacy of confession.

Dude, where's your tinny?

A tinny has washed up on a Melbourne beach with fishing rods and bait after the owner tied it up but it appears to have been taken out for an unsolicited joy ride, police say.

Qld town fights to save Tamil family

Residents of a country Queensland town fighting to keep a Sri Lankan family in Australia are worried the family could be deported as early as next week after losing an appeal.