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NSW opera singer accused of child assault

Distinguished tenor David Lewis has left Opera Australia after being charged with historic child sex offences involving a 14-year-old girl dating back to the 1990s.

Turnbull wants more cash in voter pockets

Business has backed Malcolm Turnbull's pledge to cut personal tax but opposition parties have scoffed at the prime minister's attempt to create a diversion when the only tax change on the table at present is a Medicare levy hike.

Parents told to limit screen time for kids

If phones and tablets are being employed as babysitters, they should be limited to one-hour shifts for children under five, according to new parenting guidelines.

Wage theft endemic for backpackers: study

One in three backpackers and international students are paid half the legal minimum wage amid widespread "wage theft" that extends beyond fruit picking and farm work, a study shows.

Miller-Hanson embrace embarrasses Labor

Annastacia Palaszczuk has been embarrassed by maverick Labor MP Jo-Ann Miller's very public campaign appearance with the premier's nemesis, Pauline Hanson, days before Queenslanders head for the polls.

Tsunami threat ends after NCaledonia quake

A tsunami threat has passed after a magnitude-7.0 earthquake struck off the coast of New Caledonia, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre in Hawaii.