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Police fear job cuts will fund pay rises
Tasmania's police association is worried public sector jobs could be lost as the department tries to find money for pay rises.

Minerals Council scrambles to retract tax survey prize
The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has instructed the removal of a link from emails it sent out that offered the chance of a $30,000 prize if readers voiced their opposition to the Government about the mining tax.

Labor loses high-profile federal candidate
The ALP candidate for the federal seat of Gilmore on the New South Wales south coast has withdrawn from the contest.