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Turnbull and Abbott in crossfire over gun laws

The debate over gun laws fired up again today. State and Territory Police Ministers have agreed to a firearms amnesty next year. This will allow owners of the banned Adler shotgun to hand them in without penalty. Roisin O’Sullivan reports

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Cancer survivors suffer workplace discrimination, report says

By Saskia Edwards. Edited for online by Rachel Riga. A nationwide survey of 550 cancer survivors has found a quarter of those diagnosed experienced discrimination in the workplace. The report from the McCabe Centre for Law shows cancer survivors feel

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Euthanasia advocates say law change unlikely despite doctor’s admission

By Jim Malo. Edited for online by Bernard Thompson. Euthanasia proponents are again pushing for legalising assisted suicide following a Victorian doctor’s admission that he helped a man to die. Dr Rodney Syme last month confessed on ABC Radio to

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Qld lawyer criticises State’s crime and corruption watchdog

By Tom Armstrong.  Edited for online by Rachel Riga. A prominent Queensland lawyer has taken aim at the Queensland Government over changes to the State’s crime and corruption watchdog. Controversial amendments passed in State Parliament last night give the Government

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School chaplaincy program should be abolished: Commission of Audit

By Tom Armstrong. Edited for online by Bernard Thompson. Religious groups and school organisations are concerned over the future of the National School Chaplaincy Program (NSCP) following the Federal Government’s Commission of Audit recommendations for it to be abolished. The

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