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Toolies can't 'fool' Schoolies organisers

Gold Coast Schoolies organisers say they won't be fooled by the antics of non-school leavers trying to get into official events by illegally buying wristbands on social media.

Cracks emerge over marriage protections

Malcolm Turnbull has reaffirmed his confidence same-sex marriage will be legalised by Christmas, as cracks emerge within his government about the urgency of including religious protections.

'Crocodile' could replace Mugabe

Emmerson Mnangagwa, elected as the new leader of Zimbabwe's ruling political party and positioned to take over as the country's leader, has engineered a remarkable comeback using skills he no doubt learned from his longtime mentor, President Robert Mugabe.

Aussie govts urged to sue tobacco firms

Australia's state and federal governments are being urged to follow in Canada's footsteps and sue tobacco companies so they can claw back billions of dollars spent treating smoking-related illnesses.

Man charged over Merrylands crash

A man has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving and five other charges following the death of an 82-year-old man in Sydney's west earlier this year.