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A frontier opal mining town in remote South Australia prepares to fight the State Government over moves to permanently evict its residents.
Jimmy Shu is calling for a round table discussion between government and small business owners to brainstorm how to reduce crime after suffering his eighth break-in in as many months.
Authorities warn concert-goers to be even more cautious of tickets purchased online, as a Perth scammer pleads guilty to fleecing victims out of thousands of dollars with counterfeit tickets.
Protective Services Officers use capsicum spray on two men after they became aggressive towards them at a railway station in Melbourne's south-east, but the secondary spray affects several onlookers, including a baby.
The magistrate, who acknowledged the crime appeared to be linked to a "significant gambling issue", orders Gary Fahey, the former right-hand man to the head of the AFP, to repay the $45,150.
A Toowoomba police officer allegedly rammed by a stolen vehicle overnight suffers a dislocated shoulder and injuries to his right arm and ankle.
Two police officers have been shot and injured, one seriously, after attending the incident at Glen Innes, north of Tamworth.