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A seventh person has been charged as a part of ongoing investigations into animal activism at rural properties in Western Australia

Support for Pauline Hanson's One Nation has nosedived to just 4-per cent in the latest Newspoll.

Voters have deserted the party in the wake of the guns-for-funds scandal.

Ms Hanson has told Sky she's not phased by the numbers.

The One Nation visited the Riverland yestersday

 Labor maintains its lead over the Coalition at 52 per cent to 48 per cent.

A fierce blaze has broken out at the famed Notre Dame Cathedral in France's capital Paris.

Video footage on social media shows flames bursting from the roof of the 850-year-old gothic structure, with plumes of thick smoke billowing into the sky.

Firefighting helicopters can be seen trying to douse the flames.

Other images show the roof completely collapsed.

Officials say the cause of the fire is not yet clear -- but it could be linked to renovation work.

The cathedral is famous for featuring in Victor Hugo's classic novel the Hunchback of Notre-Dame.

The Australian –

Bill Shorten will promise to fund $200 million worth of free blood tests for cancer patients and older Australians as he moves to reignite the bitter clash over pathology bulk billing that erupted during the 2016 Labor Medicare scare campaign.

The FIN Review –

The Morrison government would need to cut spending by about $40 billion a year by 2030 to afford its big personal income tax cuts and deliver on its budget surplus forecasts, new analysis by the Grattan Institute shows.

The Adelaide Advertiser –

River Murray irrigators are reeling after being warned of decade-low water allocations that could force them to abandon crops or risk taking on crippling debt. In a worst-case scenario, the state government says opening allocations for 2019-20 could be as low as 14 per cent.

The NT News –

More than 50 of the Territory's highest paid public servants face the sack as the government seeks to rein in its spending. Chief Minister Michael Gunner will today announce a 10 per cent reduction in the number of public servants on executive contracts.

The Courier Mail –

Australian children conceived through IVF are as healthy as their naturally conceived peers, and are exceeding them in some areas of wellbeing, a study has found.

The West Australian -

A woman in her 50s was killed instantly after her car was T-boned by a truck that witnesses claim ran a red light in Forrestdale yesterday.

The Herald Sun –

The Country Fire Authority will again be forced to search for a new chief executive after Paul Smith handed in his resignation. Mr Smith was the CFA's fifth CEO in four years, and had been in the job little more than a year.

The Age –

The coalition says teachers, nurses, tradies and police officers will be up to $4000 a year better off by the middle of the next decade, as an escalating tax cut battle takes centre stage in its election campaigning.

The Hobart Mercury –

Central Hobart will be smoke-free within a year after the council last night voted to extend cigarette bans to a large part of the CBD.

The Canberra Times –

Canberra's public school cleaning will be brought in-house, less than two years after a major overhaul of the sector. Around 300 part-time cleaners will be directly employed by the government from the end of January next year.

The Sydney Morning Herald –

Most of the tens of billions of dollars the coalition has pledged for "congestion-busting" road and rail projects will not be spent until after the next election due in 2022, prompting criticism that the Morrison government is claiming credit for infrastructure it may never deliver.

The Daily Telegraph –

Mark Latham has promised not to be "obstructionist" and hold the NSW parliament to ransom after he was yesterday put in the box seat to hold the balance of power alongside a string of minor party MPs.

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