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Tony Abbott's motion for more conservative control in NSW fails to pass
  • Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:38

Former prime minister Tony Abbott loses an attempt to give his conservative faction of the NSW Liberal party more control in pre-selections despite Ma...

18 months on from 'robo-debt', the Government says it has saved $1.4b in welfare
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 22:45

The Federal Government is spruiking its welfare crackdown as a success after saving $ 1.4 billion over 18 months, including one case where a man was ...

Dasha's 'shocker' has Aussies in Fed Cup strife
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:41

Australia is still in contention in its Fed Cup tie with Ukraine, but even coach Alicia Molik had to admit Daria Gavrilova had a "shocker" in her day ...

Israel launches 'large-scale attack' in Syria after fighter jet shot down
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 18:37

Israel says it has launched a "large-scale attack" against air defences and Iranian targets in Syria after one of its fighter jets was shot down on a ...

PM's office 'stepped in' to ensure Joyce's girlfriend moved from his office
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:40

Barnaby Joyce initially resisted calls to distance himself from his girlfriend professionally until the Prime Minister's office became involved, an in...

Huge storm delays AFLW clash, sends broadcasters running for cover
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 12:39

A huge thunderstorm in Sydney sees a huge delay to an AFLW clash between Carlton and Greater Western Sydney, with the lightning threat and heavy rain ...

Man 'reluctantly' bailed after allegedly bashing pregnant girlfriend, causing possible brain injury
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 10:43

During an argument last night, the man allegedly knocked the woman, who was 24 weeks pregnant, to the ground and then pushed her head into the floor a...

Former Roar, Man Utd midfielder Liam Miller dies from cancer aged 36
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 08:38

Liam Miller, who played for the Brisbane Roar in their 2013-14 championship season after stints with Celtic and Manchester United, dies aged 36 after ...

Former treasurer Wayne Swan to bow out of federal politics
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 06:45

Former treasurer and deputy prime minister Wayne Swan says it is time to put his family first and he will bow out of politics at the next election, af...

Man who told victim he was 'sick in the head' jailed for rape, assault
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 04:41

A 19-year-old Canberra man who played knife "games" with one of his victims will spend at least two years in jail for sex crimes including rape. ...

Analysis: More a 1987 stock market crash than a global financial crisis
  • Sat, 10 Feb 2018 02:39

The Wall Street wipe-out shows parallels with the 1987 crash, when a bloated Wall Street tanked and took global markets along with it, writes Ian Verr...

Pyeongchang Winter Olympics kicks off with colourful ceremony
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 20:35

The Winter Olympics sparks to life in a vivid, colourful ceremony of fire and ice in South Korea, and the diplomacy is just as choreographed in the st...

Canberra man jailed for 'drug-fuelled' home invasion
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 16:45

A Canberra man who invaded a home he thought belonged to people who stole drugs from him, leaving a victim with a punctured lung, is jailed for at lea...

That Valentine's Day rose probably comes from Kenya — and that's a problem
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 14:37

Instead of buying your Valentine a rose imported from Kenya, try gifting a living plant that will bring happiness for years to come. ...

You can literally get a share in Myer for 58 cents
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 12:36

Shares in Myer plunge as much as 12 per cent following a profit warning, after its annual stocktake sale failed to attract shoppers. ...

Nauru refugee to be transferred to Australia due to 'extreme suicide risk'
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 10:58

A young girl from the Nauru detention centre must be brought to Australia for urgent psychiatric treatment, a court finds, warning she could take her ...

Wall Street drops by more than 1,000 points — again
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:03

The Dow Jones falls by more than 1,000 points for the second time this week, meaning we can now officially call this a "correction". ...

Live: No sector is safe as Australian markets face white-knuckle ride
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 06:41

The ASX falls on opening, with heavy selling across all sectors, as global markets react to the Dow Jones shedding more than 1,000 points. Hold tight....

Second person charged with murder over doorstep death
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 04:37

Police charge a second person over the killing of Canberra man Bobby Allan, who was found dead on his neighbour's doorstep late last year. ...

Jacqui Lambie says gloves are off in war with dumped Senate replacement
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:40

The former senator says she dumped her Senate replacement Steve Martin because "he couldn't be trusted" after he refused to resign his seat to create ...

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