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Hannah Clarke 'was scared to leave Rowan'

The family of domestic violence victim Hannah Clarke has described their daughter and sister as a brave and caring woman who fought to protect her children until the very end.

Speed factor examined after XPT derailment

A train that crashed north of Melbourne, killing two people, was reportedly speeding before it derailed on a notorious section that had caused trouble for drivers in the past.

Cop steps aside over family murder remarks

A detective has removed himself from the investigation into the murder of Brisbane mother Hannah Clarke and her children after intense criticism over comments he made about their case.

One in eight Australians living in poverty

Scott Morrison has been urged to follow former prime minister Bob Hawke's lead and focus on the country's most needy after data revealed one in eight Australian adults and one in six children are living in poverty.

Billion-dollar upgrade for NT air base

The RAAF Base Tindal will become northern Australia's most important strategic air force base with the Morrison government investing $1.6 billion for upgrades that boost military ties with the United States.

A diminished Victoria's Secret sold

Victoria's Secret, which once defined sexy with its leggy supermodels prancing around in their bras and oversized angel wings, is being sold, its fortunes diminished as women increasingly look for styles that more realistically fit their body types.