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Dolly's parents release anti-bullying film

The parents of an Australian teenager who took her own life after being relentlessly bullied are urging young people to think about the impact their words have on others.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Iran rules out talks with US

Iran's supreme leader has ruled out talks with Washington after President Donald Trump blamed Tehran for an attack on Saudi oil facilities that knocked out half the kingdom's output.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Stanthorpe fire an 'accident': Qld Police

Queenslanders in the southeast face a tense night hoping dry storms carrying lightning and no rain don't spark bushfires in the bone-dry region.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Class action against Centrelink robo-debt

A class action is being launched against Centrelink's controversial robo-debt welfare recovery scheme.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Trump says he does not want Mideast war

US President Donald Trump says it looks like Iran is behind attacks on oil plants in Saudi Arabia but he's stressed he doesn't want to go to war, as the attacks sent oil prices soaring...

Taiwan loses as Solomons turns to China

Taiwan has lost its largest ally in the Pacific after the Solomon Islands confirmed it is switching diplomatic allegiance to China, with observers saying other Pacific nations may soon follow.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Freeze on future reef runoff regulations

Farmers, miners and sewer operators will be spared further changes to how much fertiliser and sediment they can dump in the Great Barrier Reef for five years.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Disability support pay too low: experts

Australians living with disabilities face "incredibly onerous" obstacles just to stay on the support pension, as research shows they're paying extra for basic living costs.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

States need to build more dams: minister

Water Minister David Littleproud has demanded state governments build more dams as towns across Queensland and NSW run out of drinking water.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));

Tamil family feeling isolated, friend says

A Tamil couple and their children are feeling stressed and isolated as they await the next step in their battle to stay in Australia, a supporter says.Twitter (function(d, s, id) (document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk'));