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NSW govt to recognise unborn child crimes

The NSW government plans to introduce new laws if it's re-elected to recognise the death of an unborn child, while women's rights activists voiced their concerns about a similar proposal already before parliament.

At least 56 dead, 130 missing in US fires

National Guard troops have joined the grim search for more victims in the ruins of an incinerated northern California town, while the death toll climbed to 56 in the most deadly and destructive wildfire in the state's history.

My Health Record changes pass upper house

New penalties and stronger privacy measures for the federal government's My Health Record system have passed the Senate, after the government agreed to extend the opt-out deadline.

Uber posts $1bn loss on bookings slowdown

Uber Technologies says growth in bookings for its ride-hailing and delivery services rose just six per cent in the latest quarter, the third quarter in a row that growth has remained in the single digits after double-digit growth for all of last year.

Labor wants new NT veteran support hub

Current and former defence personnel and first responders living in the Northern Territory would be able to get support to deal with the impacts of their work at a new facility under a Labor federal government.

Bali Nine's Lawrence faces arrest in Aust

Bali Nine drug smuggler Renae Lawrence is reportedly set to be arrested when she lands in Sydney next week after she spent more than 13 years behind bars in Indonesia.