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Jobless rate shows our plan is working: PM

Just days out from the federal election the Morrison government's campaign has received a shot in the arm with the unemployment rate falling below four per cent for the first time in almost 48 years.

Morrison bowls over child playing soccer

Scott Morrison has joked the local Devonport football team could use him as a "bulldozer" for their new grandstand after knocking over a child during a mock match.

Coalition targets public service cuts

A re-elected Morrison government aims to save an additional $1 billion over the next four years by requiring the public service to make even more savings to its operations.

Wife 'cowered' by Dawson, trial told

Alleged murder victim Lynette Dawson was greatly distressed before she vanished in 1982 after becoming "cowered" by her husband Chris Dawson, a court has been told.

Leaders bump heads over housing policy

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he's not thinking of standing down after Saturday's election when asked what he would do in the event of a Coalition defeat or hung parliament.

Rural road crash claims cricketer Symonds

Global tributes have followed the death of former Australian Test cricketer Andrew Symonds, killed when his vehicle rolled off a rural road in Far North Queensland.