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Tasmania plots more mainland power cables

Tasmanian energy bosses are planning to link the island with the mainland through a series of power generation cables, as the nation shifts from coal-fired plants to renewable energy.

Folau thanks supporters as donations rise

The "quiet Australians" are still backing Israel Folau's bid to raise $3 million for his legal battle against Rugby Australia after ANZ bank denied pressuring netball officials over his wife's support.

Three siblings die in NSW house fire

A country NSW community is in mourning after twin sisters and their brother were engulfed by an inferno that ripped through their family home as "heroic" neighbours desperately battled the flames with garden hoses.

Fed Court speeds up de Belin's NRL appeal

Sidelined St George Illawarra star Jack de Belin will have to wait at least another seven weeks before his appeal against the NRL's contentious stand-down policy is heard in the Federal Court.

Cosby appeal over sex assault conviction

Comedian Bill Cosby has filed an appeal against the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison, complaining the testimony of five other accusers was "strikingly dissimilar" and should not have been aired in court.

More drug testing of NT parolees: review

A review of the Northern Territory's parole system, ordered after this month's shooting rampage in which four people died, has found many parolees breaching conditions and not being properly drug or alcohol-tested.