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'Like an episode of Fawlty Towers': A patient's wait for surgery
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 06:48

Julie Hearn has endured long waits for several crucial elective surgeries — once even left off the waiting list — and the strained ACT Health syst...

89-year-old crowd record to fall, but AFLW 'evolution, not revolution'
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 02:39

A new crowd record for women's Aussie rules is set to be broken when Fremantle and Collingwood meet at the new Perth Stadium, but it's a milestone tha...

Man jailed for relationship with underage girl he had four children with
  • Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:43

A Canberra woman recalls her "powerlessness" as the father of her four children, who is 25 years her senior, is jailed for sex offences occurring when...

ANZ and Westpac to refund $21m to credit card customers
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:37

ANZ and Westpac are paying back a combined $ 21 million to some credit card account holders after scrutiny from the corporate watchdog. ...

Coalition forced to water down proposed foreign interference laws after backlash
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 20:40

The Federal Government will water down its proposed foreign espionage laws, in the face of a backlash from Labor, the Greens and the country's largest...

'One of the greatest failures of my life': Joyce questioned about relationship
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:40

Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce calls the end of his marriage "one of the greatest failures of his life", but remains fiercely private about his r...

Barnaby Joyce's new relationship hits front page, wife 'devastated'
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 14:47

As the Deputy PM's political colleagues and opponents defend his right to privacy, his wife releases a statement expressing her family's devastation o...

'Mum dropped me off and never came back': Tearful MP explains missing citizenship documents
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 12:49

In a bid to fend off Government attacks over dual citizenship, tearful Labor MP Susan Lamb tells Parliament she can't lay her hands on documents that ...

Cory Bernardi likens Nick Xenophon to 'Con the Fruiterer'
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 10:50

Senator Cory Bernardi has unleashed on SA Best leader Nick Xenophon, comparing him to the 1980s television character Con the Fruiterer. ...

Nippy fur seal sparks warning to costal visitors
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:39

A seal that is believed to have bitten at least four people near the southern NSW town of Batemans Bay prompts a warning from its latest victim. ...

SpaceX launches Falcon Heavy rocket, with Tesla on board
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 06:36

SpaceX's big new rocket blasts off on its first test flight, carrying a red sports car aiming for an endless road trip past Mars. ...

There's still no end in sight in Afghanistan — and Trump and Turnbull should be concerned
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 04:36

When Malcolm Turnbull sits down in the White House later this month for his first substantive discussion with Donald Trump on American soil, Afghanist...

Your smartphone camera reveals more than you think
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 02:37

Your smartphone photos can share your location and device model and the camera even has its own "fingerprint", which can be useful for law enforcement...

'Four pillars' banking policy is 'ad hoc' and 'redundant', Productivity Commission warns
  • Wed, 07 Feb 2018 00:42

Days out from the Financial Services Royal Commission, the Productivity Commission releases a report warning the "four pillars" policy is outdated in ...

Julian Assange loses challenge to UK arrest warrant
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 22:38

A British court rules to uphold the UK arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, rejecting calls from his lawyers for the warrant to be...

$60 billion wiped off ASX as investors make mad scramble for exits
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:39

After the Dow Jones suffered its biggest points drop in a single day, the selling tsunami accelerated across the Pacific with Australian shares plungi...

'He's not a violent child': Teen charged over Queanbeyan murder denied bail
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:48

A teenager charged with murdering a Queanbeyan service station attendant last year is denied bail, after graphic footage of the incident is shown to t...

Canberra petrol prices remain stubbornly high, 10 cents cheaper across the border
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 14:38

Consistently high fuel prices in the capital have caused renewed calls for real-time price tracking, but the ACT Government says that is not the answe...

Analysis: Why global markets are in free-fall
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:43

Radical financial stimulus including emergency interest rates in the United States and elsewhere created stock market overvaluations, setting the stag...

Local Mayor questioned as fight for Lambie's Senate seat hits High Court
  • Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:46

The One Nation candidate who was 13th in the countback to replace Jacqui Lambie in the Senate is trying to throw doubt on the Devonport Mayor Steve Ma...

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