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Lynette Dawson's sister emotional in court

Lynette Dawson's sister has choked back tears in court recalling a conversation in 1981 during which she says the alleged murder victim told her Chris Dawson had left the family and instructed her not to paint "too dark a picture" of him.

Coalition targets public service savings

A re-elected Morrison government aims to save an additional $1 billion over the next four years by requiring the public service to make even more savings to its operations.

Dew confident on new Suns coaching deal

Gold Coast coach Stuart Dew is as confident as ever that he will earn a new contract with the AFL club despite the looming spectre of Alastair Clarkson.

Leaders bump heads over housing policy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he's not thinking of standing down after Saturday's election when asked what he would do in the event of a Coalition defeat or hung parliament.

Rural road crash claims cricketer Symonds

Global tributes have followed the death of former Australian Test cricketer Andrew Symonds, killed when his vehicle rolled off a rural road in Far North Queensland.