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Govt punishes council for Aust Day vote

The federal government has acted swiftly to punish a Melbourne council by removing its power to hold citizenship ceremonies after a controversial vote to stop referring to January 26 as Australia Day.

SA workers could miss building frigates

Leaked tender documents reveal Australian workers including those at Adelaide shipbuilder ASC could be shut out of the $35 billion defence force future frigates project, says Senator Nick Xenophon.

Falling 200yo oak kills 13 in Portugal

Seven people remain in hospital a day after a falling tree killed 13 and injured 49 during a religious ceremony on the Portuguese island of Madeira.