Abbott says best leads for missing plane will be exhausted in about a week.
The West Australian premier has confirmed the cost of living will be "impacted" when the state government hands down its budget on May 8.
The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.
Traffic heavy on major roads as people opt to make an early getaway for what could be a 10-day break.
A man has been charged with murder over a fatal stabbing at a caravan park on Monday evening.
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