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Uncertain future for 'innovative' eating disorder program keeping patients out of hospital
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 04:44

Alice Hobday battled an eating disorder for about three years, sparking a long road to recovery that she wishes she had more help on. Now she's leadin...

Disability advocates welcome NDIS funding plan as Medicare hike scrapped
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 02:36

Treasurer Scott Morrison says the improved budget position means they won't need to increase the Medicare Levy to fund the NDIS, and disability advoca...

Medicare levy increase ditched, creating $8 billion NDIS shortfall
  • Thu, 26 Apr 2018 00:53

The Government blows an $ 8 billion hole in the NDIS by ditching its planned Medicare levy increase, in a move that could make it easier for the Coal...

'Harry will be disappointed': Turnbull speaks on US ambassador switch
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 22:48

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull says it is a shame his "really good friend" Admiral Harry Harris will not be coming to Canberra to serve as the United...

Farmers question the future of live sheep exports
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 20:40

The death of 2,400 Australian sheep from overcrowding, heat exhaustion and lack of food and water during live exports to the Middle East leaves some f...

Son's battle to raise the 'Blood and Guts' in honour of POW dad
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:05

The son of a Changi prisoner-of-war believes the wrong flag is flying during our annual commemorations. ABC News

Turkish-Australian cousins brothers in arms with Gallipoli Turk great-grandfather
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:50

Cousins Hasan Kacmaz and Ulas Yildirim both serve in the Australian Defence Force, but their great-grandfather fought against the Anzacs at Gallipoli....

Is fixed wireless congestion on the NBN getting you down? You're not alone
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 15:13

As more Australians in regional areas connect to the National Broadband Network, congestion is creating havoc during busy times, with 18 locations ide...

Army doctor pays tribute to World War II nurses
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:42

Army veteran Susan Neuhouse pays tribute to 22 nurses from the Second World War who were executed by Japanese troops. ABC...

Wa Wa Nee singer Paul Gray dies of cancer
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:41

Gray died of multiple myeloma on Tuesday, his brother and fellow band member Mark Gray says in a statement. ABC News

Wally couldn't join the army — he spent 78 years finding a different way to serve his country
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:41

Wally Scott-Smith's attempt to join the Tank Corps in the 1930s was thwarted by bowel cancer, but, determined to serve, he has kept watch over Sydney'...

Anzac Day commemorations underway across Australia
  • Wed, 25 Apr 2018 04:36

Tens of thousands are gathering at various Anzac Day events across the country in honour of the 103rd anniversary of the landing of Australian and New...

'He's a tot': Man on trial over shooting is wrong size, wrong age, lawyer says
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 22:42

A Canberra man on trial over a home invasion in which a 13-year-old girl was shot is described by his lawyer as a "jockey" — too short to fit the de...

Financial advice firm impersonated client, royal commission hears
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:57

High-profile financial planner Sam Henderson says he was not aware an employee from his firm had impersonated a client during calls to the client's su...

The surprise packets of the AFL — West Coast and the Kangaroos
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:10

Making sense of the AFL after five weeks is a difficult task, but Andrew McGarry identifies the reasons behind the success of the two biggest surprise...

'It looked deliberate': At least 10 dead, 15 injured after van hits crowd in Toronto
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 11:33

Witnesses say the driver of a rental van that slammed into people on a busy Toronto footpath appeared to make no effort to stop but officials say it i...

Scandal-plagued live export ship gains approval to carry sheep
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 08:52

Maritime authorities approve the Awassi Express, the vessel linked to thousands of sheep deaths in the Middle East, to again carry livestock. ...

Pauline Hanson says company tax cuts she supports wouldn't deliver higher wages
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 06:40

The One Nation leader concedes "I've never said that there will be an increase in wages" under the company tax cuts bill, for which her party has pled...

Controversial Chinese-owned company gets multi-million-dollar gas grant
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 04:48

The Federal Government awards a $ 6 million grant to a gas producer wholly-owned by a massive Chinese company said to have close links to the country...

Barnaby Joyce calls for changes to parliament rules
  • Tue, 24 Apr 2018 00:46

Former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce wants an overhaul to the hiring regulations at Parliament House, so politicians can work alongside their pa...

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