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Bernardi lashes musicians' criticism of alternative Hottest 100 list
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 08:38

Australian Conservatives senator Cory Bernardi says artists asking to be removed from his party's "alternative to the Hottest 100" playlist should be ...

Late Steve Doszpot replaced in ACT Legislative Assembly by former public servant
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:38

A former assistant director at the Department of Finance is replacing veteran MLA Steve Doszpot, who died in November after almost a decade in the ACT...

Australian dollar hits US80c, Dow breaks above 26,000 record
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 04:39

Amid a record-breaking session on Wall Street, the Australian dollar has hit a four-month high ahead of today's unemployment figures. ...

Koreas agree to march under one flag at Olympic Games opening ceremony
  • Thu, 18 Jan 2018 02:36

South Korea says the rival Koreas have agreed to form their first joint Olympic team and have their athletes enter next month's Winter Olympic Games t...

Why there's nothing new about invented words like milkshake duck
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:37

Efforts to coin words that people wish would exist have a long history and enjoyed a particular vogue in the early 1980s before the dawn of the intern...

Consumer confidence jump unlikely to spark spending spree
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 20:36

Consumers are feeling more confident this January, but it is not expected to translate into a spending spree. ABC News

China looks to 'more amenable' ALP amid Australian influence debate: analyst
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:44

China is becoming increasing anxious about the Australian pushback against Chinese influence over internal affairs, according to an expert on relation...

'They will never heal': Man raped by former St Edmund's teacher speaks of irreparable trauma
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 16:35

A man who was raped and indecently assaulted by a former teacher at Canberra's St Edmund's College says the abuse still haunts his dreams every night....

Former Wallabies star George Smith arrested over alleged assault in Japan
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:38

The Wallabies great, who played 111 Tests for Australia, is charged with robbery resulting in bodily injury after he allegedly ran away without paying...

Former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt dies in hospital
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:37

Six days after her life support was turned off, the 29-year-old dies in Sydney's St George Hospital, where she has been since the Boxing Day crash tha...

The advocates and agitators who fought for child abuse survivors
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:38

As the royal commission into child abuse prepares to report back to government this week, meet the courageous individuals who took on powerful institu...

Australian Open spectators rebel against screeching Sabalenka
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 06:36

Ashleigh Barty progresses to the second round of the Australian Open, but her opponent Aryna Sabalenka is openly mocked by the Rod Laver Arena crowd f...

Beyond Dastyari: Chinese businessman's political donation web revealed
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 04:38

Documents lodged for a planned $ 276 million shopping centre redevelopment in north-western Sydney shed new light on the complicated political dealin...

Cracked phone screens could soon be a thing of the past
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 02:39

Prepare to say goodbye to cracked screens as research by the Australian National University could lead to the development of shatterproof glass for mo...

Budget cut leaves 10,000 uni places unfunded, Universities Australia says
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:36

A Federal Government freeze on funding for the cost of higher education for students will force unis to find "bandaid" solutions to cover their costs ...

Sub delays could lead to multi-billion-dollar cost blowout, senator warns
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 22:39

The cost of Australia's Future Submarine program is likely to blow out by billions of dollars because it is already missing key deadlines, a former de...

Pool safety overhaul still in 'early stages' two years after toddler's death
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:35

It's been two years since the drowning death of a 21-month-old boy in a Canberra backyard, but the ACT Government appears no closer to forcing pool ow...

Murdered teacher accused husband of domestic violence, court papers show
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:39

Australian teacher Gabrielle Maina, who was shot dead in Kenya, feared for her safety and accused her husband Cyrus Maina of psychological torture, co...

Two killed in 'horror' crash after truck allegedly fails to stop at roadworks
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:35

A road worker collapses with shock at the scene of a seven-vehicle crash on the Newell Highway near Dubbo, where two people have been killed and 10 ot...

William Hill might leave Australia over tighter gambling regulations
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:42

Senator Nick Xenophon says he "doesn't have a violin small enough for William Hill" after the global gambling giant says it is reviewing its Australia...

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