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Fair Work wage rise comes in above 5pct

FAIR WORK COMMISSION MINIMUM WAGE DECISIONKEY DETAILS:* The national minimum wage will rise by 5.2 per cent, or $40 a week, to help Australia's lowest-paid workers keep up with rising living costs.

Indigenous group vies to halt nuclear dump

Traditional owners will proceed with legal action to block construction of a nuclear waste dump in South Australia amid federal government plans to begin earthworks at the proposed site.

Qld govt to probe Star's casino licence

Casino operator Star Entertainment will be scrutinised by another independent probe after the Queensland government announced a review into its suitability to hold a licence.

Amber Heard doesn't blame Depp libel jury

Amber Heard says she doesn't blame the jury that awarded Johnny Depp more than $US10 million ($A14 million) after a contentious six-week libel trial in her first post-verdict interview.

Qld govt earmarks $750m for cancer centre

Queensland cancer patients will be able to access specialist treatments at a new $750 million centre, which is expected to ease pressure on crowded public hospitals.

Senate closer to gun control measures

US senators have announced a bipartisan framework for a firearms safety bill following the United States' latest spate of mass shootings, in a potential breakthrough toward the country's first significant new gun law in decades.
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