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SA Hospitals under the pump after record demand this summer.

The Australian –

The white residents of an opal-mining town in South Australia's remote Aboriginal lands will cite racial discrimination in their legal battle against the state government after it terminated the township's residential lease, ahead of its move to expel locals as early as today.

FIN Review –

Scott Morrison will launch the second arm of his re-election pitch today by claiming superior national security credentials, while Labor wrestles internally over whether to support a bill by independents allowing the transfer of asylum seekers to Australia for medical treatment.

The Adelaide Advertiser –

Major city hospitals are reeling from record demand as summer presentations outstrip even the worst figures registered in the depths of winter.

The NT News –

A campaign to halve the price of high-speed broadband services for jobseekers, pensioners, and working poor will be launched today. It comes after research showed National Broadband Network services may be too expensive for more than one million Australian households.

The West Australian –

Slack parents failed to take their children to more than 20,000 outpatient appointments at Perth Children's Hospital last year, wasting more than $7 million in staffing and resources. Figures obtained by The West Australian show that children booked for ear, nose and throat specialist appointments had the most no-shows.

Herald Sun –

Women and children will receive money to upgrade locks and other security systems in their homes, in a $78 million federal government boost to combat domestic violence.

The Age –

Defence Minister Christopher Pyne says politics is trapped in a self-obsessed and panic-prone spiral that is damaging Parliament's ability to work for the good of voters.

The Hobart Mercury –

Business Leaders suggest, Tasmania's future economic success depends on funding - and thinking about - vocational education and training the same as university degrees.

The catastrophic deluge that's gutted farmers in the state's northwest could be a "fatal blow" for already struggling towns, as the cattle industry braces for an almost complete loss of income.

The Canberra Times –

Parents say they are afraid to send their children to a Canberra school amid escalating violence between students, and their concerns have been ignored by the government for more than a year.

The Daily Telegraph –

An Afghan asylum seeker allegedly sexually touched and then threatened to further assault two nurses at Royal North Shore Hospital after he was transferred there from Nauru.

The Sydney Morning Herald –

Telstra chief executive Andy Penn says a change of government could bring cheaper broadband by delivering savings to telecommunications companies, if Labor brought a "more sensible" approach to the national broadband network.