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Michael Koziol, legal affairs correspondent Australia's most senior Catholic has warned the church's 180,000 employees must uphold its teachings "totally".
David Wroe, national security correspondent From architects to bar staff, Australians involved in managing crowds will be urged to plug security into their everyday thinking to prevent terror attacks under a national strategy that will embed long-term changes into the country's public spaces.
David Wroe Huawei is a commercial company but has remained under a cloud because of its possible links to the Chinese government.
Nick O'Malley Nick Xenophon will refer himself to the High Court and his political future is in doubt after the shock discovery he is a British overseas citizen.
Tom McIlroy The official residences of the Australian prime minister will have new oversight from an expert group.
Judith Ireland, James Massola Early on Monday morning, Barnaby Joyce paid a visit to Nationals senator John Williams at his Parliament House office.
Noel Towell Gay marriage vote an "entirely inappropriate use" of money meant for emergencies, says former top public servant.
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