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UN report scolds digital welfare systems

A United Nations human rights expert has questioned the legality of Australia's controversial Centrelink robo-debt scheme and the country's use of cashless welfare cards.

Ecstasy in underwear during Hobart bender

A man on a bender who was caught with ecstasy pills in his underwear after trying to pay for a flight with cash at Hobart Airport has been described as "out of control" by a judge.

Melbourne airport all clear after checks

A suspicious substance found on an Air Canada flight has been found to be non-hazardous and the plane is heading back into the air after a five-hour delay.

Lambie firms as kingmaker on medevac laws

The future of refugee medical transfers are in the hands of Jacqui Lambie, after a Senate committee failed to reach an agreement on the federal government's push to repeal the laws.

Kurds say they will abide by ceasefire

The commander of Kurdish-led forces in Syria says they will abide by a ceasefire agreement announced in Turkey by US Vice President Mike Pence.