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Labor backbencher David Feeney has resigned from the parliament over dual citizenship, prompting a by-election in his marginal Melbourne seat of Batman. It's understood union leader Ged Kearney will be announced as the candidate for Labor in the upcoming by-election. There was a 9.5 per cent swing to the Greens at the last federal election in Batman.
The federal police says it has now accounted for most of the national security documents which an audit revealed it had lost over a five year period. The ABC reported yesterday that a department of prime minister and cabinet audit found the AFP had lost almost 400 cabinet files between 2008 and 2013. The agency says 90 per cent of the documents were later found, or had been destroyed.
Police investigating the disappearance of Sarah Spiers from Claremont in Perth in 1996 have appealed for the public's help to find a car of interest. Ms Spiers was 18 when she disappeared after a night out with friends. Police believe she was abducted and murdered, but her body has never been found. Two women were later murdered in the same area.
And scientists say a new blood test will be able to detect the presence of Alzheimer's disease up to 20 years before symptoms begin. The blood test identifies biological markers in blood plasma that show the buildup of Alzheimer's protein. The discovery will make diagnosing the disease quicker, easier and cheaper.
澳大利亚工党后座议员大卫·菲尼因双重国籍问题从议会辞职，而他在墨尔本Batman选区留下的边缘席位将进行补选 。据了解，工会领袖盖德·科尔尼将宣布以工党候选人的身份参加即将举行的补选 。在上次联邦选举中，绿党在Batman选区获得了9.5%的选票 。
澳大利亚联邦警察表示，目前他们已经掌握了大部分国家安全文件，一家审查机构披露这些文件是澳大利亚联邦警察在5年多的时间内丢失的 。澳大利亚广播公司昨天报道称，总理和内阁管理的一个审查机构发现，澳大利亚联邦警察在2008年至2013年间丢失了近400份内阁文件 。该机构表示，90%的文件后来被发现或销毁 。
来自珀斯克莱尔蒙特的萨拉·斯比尔思于1996年失踪，正在调查这起案件的警察请求公众帮助寻找与案件有关的车辆 。18岁的斯比尔思晚上和朋友一起外出后失踪 。警方认为，她被绑架并杀害，可是她的尸体从未被找到 。后来又有两名女性在同一地区被杀 。
科学家表示，一种新型血液检查可以在阿尔茨海默症发病前二十年检测出来 。这种血液检查可以识别出血液中显示阿尔茨海默症蛋白正在积存的生物标志物 。这项发现将使阿尔茨海默症的诊断更快、更简单、更便宜 。