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Inquiry hears 5G network health concerns

The rollout of the 5G tech on water towers could lead to faecal contamination of water as "critters" invaded the towers, federal parliamentarians have been told.

CommInsure to refund $12m over phone sales

CommInsure has pleaded guilty to 87 counts of unlawfully selling life insurance policies in unsolicited phonecalls, marking the first criminal conviction against a major bank since the financial services royal commission.

US has highest rate of child detention: UN

The United States has the world's highest rate of children in detention, including more than 100,000 in immigration-related custody that violates international law, the author of a United Nations study says.

Andrew in growing fallout over interview

The Duke of York is facing growing calls to give a formal statement to American authorities examining the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal following his television interview.

Locals prepare to flee massive Qld fire

Exhausted firefighters are working to contain more than 80 fires still burning across Queensland before a severe heatwave brings sweltering conditions.

'Alarming' rise in attacks on Muslim women

The peak body for Australian Muslims says it's not surprised by a report that suggests Islamophobic incidents are on the rise, with girls and women the most likely to be abused in public.

State deals to drive down power prices

The Morrison government has offered to do individual deals with each state in a bid to further drive down power prices and ensure electricity reliability.