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Bill Shorten bristles at grilling on Adani

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is urging people not to "dumb down" the national jobs debate after bristling at yet another day of questions over his stance on the Adani coal mine.

Labor leading coalition, research shows

New research shows Labor remains on track to win the federal election as the coalition tries to defuse concerns about a controversial $80 million water buyback.

Thai sex worker testifies at slave trial

A second Thai sex worker has told a jury of taking months to pay off a $45,000 debt by handing over all her brothel earnings to a Sydney woman accused of "possessing her" as a slave.

Scott leaves his Origin fate to Walters

Veteran prop Matt Scott says he has not made a call on his representative future but admits his State of Origin fate will ultimately be decided by Queensland coach Kevin Walters.

Over one in five Townsville youths jobless

AAP FactCheck Investigation: Is unemployment in the Townsville region twice the national average, with youth unemployment above 17 per cent, while one in five youths are jobless?The Statement "We are almost double the national unemployment average, our youth unemployment is over 17 per cent, one in five young people in...

Webcke feels for under-fire Broncos coach

Brisbane great Shane Webcke has defended Anthony Seibold, saying the besieged NRL coach has been placed under enormous pressure after Wayne Bennett was not allowed to leave the Broncos on his own terms.

PM hasn't ruled out Palmer preference deal

Voters will find out next week how the Liberal Party chooses to preference Clive Palmer, after a new poll suggesting he could be kingmaker in key marginal contests.