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Victorian Health Minister Jenny Mikakos quits Parliament man faces 12 years imprisonment for exit trafficking wife into India records three new cases of coronavirus Victoria's Health Minister Jenny Mikakos has resigned amid growing pressure over her role in the state's…, climate change and coronavirus: 2020 has been a hell of a year David Attenborough breaks Jennifer Aniston's Instagram record for fastest time to reach one million followers the gift of hope, through glass Queensland's border wars heat up as state election fast approaches records 12 new coronavirus cases and one death COVID-19 snuff out New Year's Eve fireworks? teammates used social media to taunt boy about alleged rape on rugby trip Victoria has recorded 12 new coronavirus cases and one more death.#ANALYSIS: Can the Canberra Liberals' hospital plan really fix the ACT's healthcare woes? Why Clive Palmer may end up being a political weapon for Mark McGowan meant Mum had to die at home, but in the end that was an unexpected gift'You can't unsee': Strahan locals absorbing 'heartbreaking' reality of mass whale stranding Claremont killer has been unmasked. The question is, will he ever be released from prison? most COVID-19 cases are mild, but some people are sick for the months are the sounds Kylie wants to hear before her world falls silent Melbourne on track to move to second step in roadmap happened behind the scenes filming Joel Edgerton for Australian Story the line between law, lore and the Dreamtime in Victoria's court of death The NRL season's most extreme tries, and how the elite teams score differently Morrison to urge sharing of COVID-19 vaccine in his United Nations speech Republicans are breaking their own rules with RBG's court seat. But so are some Democrats Sport's year from hell: How coronavirus killed the golden geese of professional sport'Deano the unconventional': Cricket fans remember an icon of the game made them 'feel human again', but now the payment is winding down'As Chinese as eating lemon chicken in a food court': The identity crisis of the new Mulan a forgotten pop star from the 80s tells us about the meaning of 'great' Opposition calls for Mikakos to be sacked after damaging hotel quarantine hearings Australia could learn from successful vaccine rollouts in the Pacific The Coalition wants eyes on the budget, not mud on their shoes followed the money trail from an alleged $5b global criminal enterprise to one downtown Perth office are 45,000 job vacancies in the regions — but according to Kerrieanne, no-one wants to come went to Shore. There's a reason some boys rebel against the 'exclusive' school'Very likely' COVID-19 deaths could top 2 million, WHO official warns former Lebanese child soldier says the Beirut blast was 'worse than war' makes history one last time as first woman to lie in state at US Capitol'The plan was simple': Navalny speaks about poisoning and plane ride the words "sombre" and "frugal" have been used to describe plans for the upcoming #Olympics, @ABCaustralia wounded in Paris knife attack near former Charlie Hebdo offices smash finals-bound Knights to end season with fifth straight win on #TheWorld: #Coronavirus cases surge in #Indonesia with #Bali being a hotspot; @TraceyLeeHolmes on plans…
Retweeted by ABC News'Massive flakes of snow' fall in Victoria as temperatures drop to record-breaking levels'We need to take a stand': Students protest over teachers' 'racist' remarks @NFSAonline has used world first synthetic DNA technology to preserve @CathyFreeman's historic win. @lt_chill Kossi and Miina. They're helping to detect passengers infected with coronavirus at Helsinki Airport fighting to save whale beached on Western Cape York'Shocking act of corporate vandalism': Traditional owners hit back at Juukan blast during inquiry Housing Minister finds unlikely ally, as Liberals rally over tenancy laws scandal to deliver surplus budget despite pandemic payments found guilty of raping sleeping woman inside her home Jong-un 'very sorry' for shooting death of South Korean official star Jess Duffin to miss WBBL season following birth of daughter Dawson loses fight to stop murder trial going ahead despite judge's criticisms of podcast on Planet America's Fireside Chat; Is the fight to replace RBG already over? Democrats brace for a showdown… police officers cleared of wrongdoing in taser death of Canberra man in Gold Coast park moved on after resident outcry accused of covertly filming women denied bail to home address near alleged victims police officer charged with murdering Kumanjayi Walker makes final bid to have case thrown out's Australian boss faces grilling on app's links to China investigate deaths of 30 station horses after feral shooting allegedly goes wrong training oval littered with wooden spoons as a prank Liberal criticises school meals policy, saying Labor is trying to 'distract' voters with free food Australia postpones historic Test against Afghanistan charged with murder over fatal stabbing in South Yarra'Status quo' not enough to protect Australia from natural disasters, royal commission warns Basin traditional owners say fracking plans will 'destroy the very life of this land' inquiry into former MP told of envelopes full of cash as part of 'fishy' visa scheme from vessel of missing boatie found washed up on SA beach says Mikakos was responsible for hotel quarantine, but he's unsure who chose to use private guards More pieces of the Margrel, the boat missing off South Australia's south coast, have washed up near the Murray Mouth.Former NSW premier John Fahey remembered as a 'fearless leader' during state funeral'As soon as I found out I could go, I booked the plane and was on my way' Why the Government's loan law changes are 'a solution in search of a problem' of Claremont murderer's victim speaks of 'needless additional suffering' caused by media 94 whales have now been rescued after a mass stranding on Tasmania's west coast. Twelve others may still be viable to rescue.Decades since premier's impromptu parade, renowned vehicle run still going strong temperatures to plummet tonight as 'deceptive' cold fronts move through NSW'An attitude of entitlement': Canberra labourer jailed for rape of burlesque dancer'They are discriminating against Queensland': Tensions continue over state's ADF border support'It only took 99 years!': Vincent Namatjira is first Indigenous artist to win Archibald Prize Brisbane Broncos are worthy wooden-spooners after a historically bad NRL season'Go back to your country, you're a Chinese spy': ACT politicians face racism on the campaign trail the Secret Service remove Trump from office if he refuses to leave? It's not that simple strike for climate change protest held in Sydney Police ordered to pay $100,000 in costs to NRL star Curtis Scott after 'terrifying' arrest's Health Minister may have misled hotel quarantine inquiry reports finding pins in Queensland strawberries bought in Adelaide Hills records four new cases of coronavirus, one not linked to known case PM refuses to download his Government's contact-tracing app Paradise stabbings reflect border drain on police resources, but Minister says 'we'll make it work'