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Cormann disappointed by One Nation's backflip on tax plan
  • Wed, 23 May 2018 02:41

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says he's hopeful Pauline Hanson's One Nation will return to the negotiating table over the Government's proposed cor...

Criminals' electronic ankle bracelets knocked offline by Telstra outages
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 22:40

Prison authorities in two states and the Northern Territory lost track of criminals when recent Telstra outages caused their electronic monitoring dev...

Bogut says NBL can become world's second-best basketball league
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 20:38

Sydney Kings star recruit Andrew Bogut, who signed with the club last month after a decorated 13 seasons in the NBA, believes the NBL can become the w...

MP says Australian political donor bribed former UN president
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 18:39

The chairman of Federal Parliament's intelligence and security committee, Liberal MP Andrew Hastie, links an Australian political donor to funding a b...

Suburb split as wild peacock antics fall foul of residents
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 14:42

These birds are ruffling feathers in this quiet Canberra neighbourhood, while the Government is considering an eradication program. ...

Dad whose careless driving killed 7yo daughter avoids jail
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 12:39

A Canberra father who admitted to negligent driving over a crash that killed his seven-year-old daughter will serve a two-year good behaviour order, a...

Surge of bridging visas swamps permanent migration cuts
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 08:41

The Government says it's cutting the permanent migration program, but temporary visa holders in Australia are at a record high and include 37,000 myst...

Think tank calls for greater permanent migration to fill regional worker shortfalls
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 04:46

Rural communities praise foreign arrivals for helping keep schools and shops open as the Regional Australia Institute calls for greater permanent migr...

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle release 'intimate' official Royal wedding portraits
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 02:38

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's official wedding photographs are released, with one UK tabloid hailing them as the "boldest and most intimate" Royal ...

'We are now leaving this world, goodbye': Grenfell Tower survivors weep at hearing
  • Tue, 22 May 2018 00:52

Survivors of London's deadly Grenfell Tower fire weep as they listen to a bereaved father pay tribute to his baby son and hear a recording of another ...

Axe murderer Henri van Breda found guilty of killing parents and brother
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 22:52

Former Perth student Henri van Breda has been found guilty of murdering his parents and brother with an axe in South Africa in 2015, and the attempted...

Hundreds of Comm Games attendees are asking for protection visas
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 20:53

About 250 people who came to Australia for the Commonwealth Games are still in the country, even though their visas have expired, and almost 200 have ...

Cancer patients in the bush more likely to die than those in the city, report says
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 17:00

For some cancer patients in regional Australia, life-saving treatment is hundreds of kilometres away. The distance to treatment is one reason why canc...

Gagged farmers hope banking royal commission will expose misconduct
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 14:48

Australian farmers who have been foreclosed on then gagged by big banks hope the next round of the royal commission will help expose misconduct in the...

Barnaby Joyce urges Government to resist shutdown of live sheep trade
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 13:11

The Nationals backbencher has become the latest MP to wrestle with animal welfare and the regulation of the live export industry. ...

Telstra working to find cause of outage causing blackouts across Australia
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 10:49

Telstra says sorry to angry customers as it is hit with another outage to its mobile phone network, with reports of problems in Brisbane, Sydney, Melb...

Eating for two? Pregnancy weight gain myth challenged
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 06:45

The "common perception" that pregnancy causes long-term weight gain is challenged by a new study, which points to unemployment and depression as key i...

What to do when the boss isn't paying you properly
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 02:37

So, you're worried you're being underpaid. Maybe your mates are earning more for doing the same job, or maybe you're working weekends and not getting ...

Bill Shorten promises bigger tax cuts if elected
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 22:45

Bill Shorten says Labor can afford further individual tax cuts because they will not implement the Government's proposed company tax cuts. ...

Green roofs for our cities are a 'no brainer', but not much progress has been made
  • Sun, 20 May 2018 20:38

Green roofs have the potential to improve city living, a study from Melbourne researchers shows, but there are still roadblocks in the way of our citi...

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