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Dentist dreams of cloning John Lennon
Cloning could have its uses in the beef cattle industry, but why recreate a deceased Beatle or woolly mammoth?
(Sat, 29 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

SISTER2sister: Teen mentoring program needs money to expand
Lyndsey-Fay Macnaught was on the verge of quitting school at 15 when she met highly successful corporate banker Kathy Madell as part of a mentoring program for vulnerable teenage girls.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

ACCC warns on cartel law changes
The consumer watchdog has warned Australia's cartel laws would be significantly weakened under proposed changes to competition rules. 
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

Banksia Securities shareholders' lawyers restrained over conflicts of interest
The Supreme Court has moved to restrain two lawyers representing Banksia Securities victims due to conflicts of interest.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

James Hardie asbestos compensation fund's bid to pay victims in instalments faces ACTU legal action
Unions will launch legal action against a bid by James Hardie's asbestos compensation fund to start paying victims in instalments rather than lump sums.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

TattsBet is out, UBET is in
Lotteries and wagering firm Tatts Group is giving its wagering division a complete makeover.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:03:20 GMT)

Best of the world - November 27, 2014
The Herald's picture editors showcase the best images from around the globe.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:00:01 GMT)

Rob Galea, the pop star priest
Rob Galea has an international audience for his songs and often gets mobbed on the street. But mostly he spends his time being a Catholic priest in Shepparton. Julia May meets the cleric with cool.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:47:22 GMT)

Time for ADFA to go, says academic
A leading defence academic says it's time for the Australian Defence Force Academy to be disbanded.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:18:16 GMT)

Lundy to quit federal politics
Labor senator Kate Lundy is to quit federal politics after almost two decades representing the ACT.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:54:15 GMT)

WA bushfires brought under control
Bushfires in the WA town of Eneabba and the Shire of Gingin have been brought under control, with a little help from the rain.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:46:16 GMT)

Scott Morrison granted broad new powers
The thresholds for failing a character test for a temporary visa have been lowered under new immigration rules to clear the Senate.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:03:15 GMT)

Call for Royal Commission into Defence abuse
Alleged rapists and sexual abusers are likely to still be serving in the Defence Force.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:10:21 GMT)

Support pours in for paceman Abbott
NSW paceman Sean Abbott is being supported by teammates and counsellors in the wake of Phil Hughes' injury.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:02:16 GMT)

Saints aim to nail AFL top pick again
Christian Petracca or Paddy McCartin will be St Kilda's choice as the No.1 selection at the AFL national draft.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:59:16 GMT)

Budget risks weighted to downside: PBO
Parliamentary Budget Office modelling suggests the Abbott government's budget projections could be wishful thinking.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:55:15 GMT)

Defence minister censured for ASC smear
Defence Minister David Johnston is refusing to quit despite growing calls for his resignation over comments about an Australian shipbuilder.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:33:16 GMT)

Commission 'should not rule on super': TWU
The Transport Workers' Union says a royal commission should leave decisions about union-linked superannuation funds to the experts.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:23:16 GMT)

Common ground on some FoFA laws
The Abbott government has found common ground with Labor on some elements of its FOFA regulations, a week after they were turned over by the Senate.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:21:16 GMT)

Ambulance clarifies 000 call for Hughes
NSW Ambulance has clarified that it received a call around six minutes after cricketer Phillip Hughes was injured at the SCG, not 14 minutes.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:45:19 GMT)

AFL unsure how long tribunal will go
The AFL anti-doping tribunal is scheduled to start proceedings on December 15, with 34 current and past Essendon players to plead their case.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:45:16 GMT)

Sean Abbott receiving support: ACA chief
Alistair Nicholson, head of the Australian Cricketers' Association, says Sean Abbott is receiving a lot of support from teammates and counselling services.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:26:16 GMT)

UN focus on child abuse inquiry
Australia's pursuit of Vatican documents on pedophile priests is likely to be addressed at a UN torture committee press conference.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:14:18 GMT)

Veteran ABC producer Sue Spencer calls it a day at Four Corners
Veteran Four Corners executive producer Sue Spencer has announced to staff she will retire in March, as the impact of the latest cuts continues to ricochet through the national broadcaster.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:17:02 GMT)

Scott relishing showdown with McIlroy
Adam Scott says he's up to the challenge of keeping up with Rory McIlroy as the two golf superstars go head to head at the Australian Open in Sydney.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:00:17 GMT)

Morgan to fight for Cowboys No.1 jersey
Michael Morgan has made it clear he has no intention of relinquishing the North Queensland Cowboys No.1 jersey to fit-again Lachlan Coote.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:59:16 GMT)

Senate inquiry an expensive stunt: Qld A-G
Queensland's attorney-general says the Senate inquiry into the state government is a politically motivated stunt and he's refusing to attend.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:34:20 GMT)

All aboard the HMAS Canberra, the Royal Australian Navy's biggest ship
So it's big: weighing 27,500 tonnes and stretching 230 metres long and 32 metres wide. Bigger than four Olympic-sized swimming pools. Bigger than eight standard-sized blue whales, if they happened to be lined up on the flight deck head to fluke.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:05:23 GMT)

Wanderers spirit still good, says winger
Despite a slow start to the A-League season Western Sydney winger Nikita Rukavytsya insists team spirit is still good around the club.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:06:18 GMT)

BC Iron shrinks board to cut costs
The impact of falling iron ore prices have led BC Iron to cut the size of its board and reduce directors' fees.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:33 GMT)

Scott shuns early split with broomstick
Adam Scott is planning to make the most of his last year using his controversial broomstick putter in 2015.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:56:16 GMT)

Howard rocks up Napthine's campaign
Former prime minister John Howard has told voters in Melbourne a vote for Labor in Victoria would be a risk to the economy.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:19:38 GMT)

Abbott government plans to scrap the National Water Commission as drought looms
The Abbott government has been accused of “complacency gone mad” over plans to abolish the National Water Commission.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:16:02 GMT)

Global Drug Survey 2015: pros and cons of internet drug trade
Does the internet drug marketplace encourage people to try drugs who otherwise would not?
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:44:54 GMT)

Winemaker predicts challenging times
Drops in the Australian dollar have helped winemaker Australian Vintage, but it also faces fierce competition and a smaller crop, its chairman says.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:36:16 GMT)

Suncorp hopeful of level playing field
Suncorp boss Patrick Snowball expects the financial system inquiry to address the major banks' advantage of their smaller rivals.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:00:16 GMT)

WA budget deficit 'unavoidable': Barnett
WA Premier Colin Barnett says household fees and charges will increase and there's no dodging a budget deficit.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:55:17 GMT)

Shorten lays out Labor vision
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has committed Labor to restore superannuation guarantee rises as part of its economic strategy.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:54:16 GMT)

I hope Hughes is as lucky as me: Simmons
Ex-West Indies allrounder Phil Simmons hopes Phillip Hughes is as lucky as he was when he made a speedy recovery from a serious head injury.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:49:16 GMT)

Watchdog questions competition law changes
The ACCC has expressed concerns about some proposed changes to competition law.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:27:17 GMT)

PM trusts Defence Minister Johnston
Prime Minister Tony Abbott insists he trusts his defence minister to deliver a competent, professional and effective armed forces.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:52:18 GMT)

Gov will consider defence royal commission
The Defence Abuse Response Taskforce has recommended a royal commission be established to investigate abuse allegations within the defence force academy.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:23:15 GMT)

Kerr's bail conditions varied for weddings
Former AFL player Daniel Kerr has appeared briefly in Perth Magistrates Court, where his bail conditions were changed so he can attend two weddings.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 03:42:18 GMT)

Bali 'methanol poisoning': Jackson Tuckwell's mother tells of ordeal
The mother of a Stockton teenager who suffered suspected methanol poisoning while celebrating schoolies in Bali has warned of the dangers of drink-spiking on the popular tourist island.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:32:18 GMT)

Father to face trial over son's murder
The father of a paraplegic man found dead in a Perth home will face trial next year accused of murder.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:20:16 GMT)

Julia Gillard's royal commission submission: Counsel assisting responds
The counsel assisting the royal commission into trade unions has agreed that former prime minister Julia Gillard's conduct as a lawyer may not have prevented her former boyfriend's misuse of a slush fund linked to the Australian Workers Union.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:16:33 GMT)

Coal not the cure for developing world's energy needs, Citi group says
Despite industry optimism about the role of coal in developing regions, United States financial services group Citi has a bearish outlook on the commodity.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:22:12 GMT)

Shorten commits Labor to China bank
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says a Labor government will sign-up to a China-led infrastructure investment bank.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:04:16 GMT)

McIlroy dreaming of golf immortality
His immediate focus may be this week's Australian Open, but world No.1 Rory McIlroy admits he's already thinking every day about next year's Masters.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:04:15 GMT)

Counter-terrorism laws pass Senate
The Senate has passed counter-terrorism laws that enable better cooperation between Australian spies and defence in Iraq.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:18:16 GMT)

Webjet says flight market is flat
Online travel group Webjet says its core market, domestic travel, is set to remain flat for the rest of this financial year.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:20:16 GMT)

Sales at Sizzler continue to fall
Continuing falls in sales at Sizzler restaurants have contributed to a loss for its owner, which says it will review the business in early 2015.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:32:16 GMT)

Beale begins to pay his $45k fine
Kurtley Beale has paid the first instalment of his $45,000 fine, which will be used to help indigenous women.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:38:15 GMT)

Manly ready to open talks with star halves
Manly are ready to offer the biggest contracts in the club's history to keep star halves Daly Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran, says CEO Joe Kelly.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:33:19 GMT)

Tables turned - NZ needs Aussie workers
New Zealand is making a push to lure Kiwi expats back home to fill a growing skills shortage, and Australian workers are welcome, too.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:29:16 GMT)

Ellerston sells down Tabcorp stake
The Packer family's investment vehicle, Ellerston, has sliced its stake it gaming outfit Tabcorp with the sale of 7.7m shares.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:21:16 GMT)

GWA sells Dux for $46 million
GWA Group is selling its Dux Manufacturing arm to Japanese firm Noritz Corporation for $46 million.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:14:20 GMT)

Messages for Phillip Hughes flood Twitter
Phillip Hughes has trended worldwide on Twitter, with more than 66,000 users sending their messages of support to the stricken cricketer.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:26:16 GMT)

Construction takes a tumble
Construction has taken a tumble, as the mining investment slowdown and government belt-tightening take a toll.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:41:16 GMT)

Regional airline Rex ready for recovery
Regional airline Rex has told shareholders passenger numbers have stopped declining and fuel prices have remained low.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:29:19 GMT)

Santos could tap investors for cash
Santos is considering a capital raising to protect its balance sheet in the face of weak oil prices, but predicts energy prices will rebound.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:29:17 GMT)

Mt Gibson pit repairs face more delays
Shares in Mount Gibson Iron have been placed in a trading halt as the company faces more delays in repairs at a pit in the Kimberley.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:20:18 GMT)

Uber unsafe, dangerous: Cabcharge
Federal and state governments are being urged by Cabcharge to take action against ride-sharing service Uber amid claims it is illegal.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:29:19 GMT)

Labor condemns PM over ABC cuts
Labor wants parliament to condemn the prime minister after his communications minister appeared to contradict him over ABC budget cuts.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:31:16 GMT)

Govt, not barnacles, is the problem: Bowen
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says the government needs to start the budget process again rather than just doing some tinkering.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:30:27 GMT)

Govt pressured for ADFA royal commission
The defence taskforce says sexual abuse of female cadets at the Australian Defence Force Academy was disturbingly high and a royal commission is needed.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:12:15 GMT)

Aussie cricket greats rally around Hughes
Australian cricket great Shane Warne is one of many sending their thoughts to both Phillip Hughes and Sean Abbott.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:22:16 GMT)

Murder accused McNamara refused bail
Former policeman Glen McNamara, who's accused of the execution-style murder of university student Jamie Gao, has been refused bail.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:55:21 GMT)

Johnston's position "untenable": SA Libs
South Australia's Liberal leader Steven Marshall says comments by his federal colleague David Johnston are deplorable.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 01:34:16 GMT)

Johnston regrets submarine comments
Defence Minister David Johnston says he didn't mean to cause offence by saying he wouldn't trust Australian submarine builders to construct a canoe.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:01:16 GMT)

Ausdrill expects $US28m less revenue
Mining services business Ausdrill has lowered its revenue expectation by $US28 million after a customer deferred work at an African gold mine.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:02:17 GMT)

Shield round abandoned after Hughes hit
Cricket Australia has abandoned the ongoing round of Sheffield Shield games because of Phillip Hughes' situation.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:31:16 GMT)

Labor calls for Johnston's head
Labor is calling for Defence Minister David Johnston's sacking for trashing the reputation of Australian submarine makers.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:55:29 GMT)

Vic premier defends record against Kennett
Victorian Premier Denis Napthine has defended his government record after former Liberal Premier Jeff Kennett criticised the party's election campaign.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:12:21 GMT)

Iron ore prices hit five-year low
Iron ore prices have hit a fresh five-year low, putting further pressure on miners, with the share price of smaller players falling sharply.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:03:19 GMT)

AFL overhauls contentious tribunal system
The AFL has announced widespread changes to its tribunal system after growing concerns about how it was operating.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:57:06 GMT)

Bond prices surge on RBA rate comments
Bond prices have surged after a Reserve Bank official said the central bank could cut rates again if it needed to.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:23:11 GMT)

NSW players meet after Hughes' accident
The NSW cricket side have met to ensure they are being properly supported in the wake of Phillip Hughes' life-threatening injuries.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:59:16 GMT)

NSW bowler Sean Abbott offered counselling
Cricket Australia says it's offering counselling for Australian and Sheffield Shield players following the injury to Phillip Hughes.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:40:20 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:59:11 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Wednesday
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:26:11 GMT)

Palmer's 'sham document' covered tracks
Federal MP Clive Palmer has been accused of manufacturing a "sham document" to cover the alleged misappropriation of $12m from CITEC Pacific subsidiaries.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:41:19 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:30:11 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:10:15 GMT)

PM standing by defence minister
Defence Minister David Johnston is refusing to quit despite growing calls for his resignation over comments about a South Australian shipbuilder.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:28:18 GMT)

Best day for shares in three months
The share market has posted its best daily gain since August, despite no clear catalyst and further weakness in iron ore prices.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:08:11 GMT)

Shorten labels Pyne a 'loan shark'
Labor leader Bill Shorten is maintaining his rage against the government's plans to overhaul higher education.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:10:16 GMT)

$A drops on RBA rate cut comments
The Australian dollar is lower following comments about more rate cuts from the Reserve Bank and concerns about China.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 07:00:11 GMT)

Shield players deal with Hughes news
Queensland coach Stuart Law is not sure how news of Phillip Hughes' serious head injury will affect players' mindset in remaining Shield fixtures.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:17:15 GMT)

Clarke set to be ruled out of first Test
Cricket Australia is expected to confirm that hamstrung captain Michael Clarke will miss the first Test.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:10:16 GMT)

Hughes' words of hope from ex-player
Former West Indian batsman Phil Simmons has reached out to Phillip Hughes and Sean Abbott.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:37:16 GMT)

New home building data disappointing
Housing construction fell in the September quarter, a new headache for the government if it results in slower economic growth.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 05:59:15 GMT)

Defence abuse probe overdue: Lambie
Jacqui Lambie says she's thrilled at suggestions there might be a royal commission into abuse in the defence force.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:34:19 GMT)

Abbott under pressure to reset agenda
A damaging comment by the defence minister and the Senate's blocking of controversial budget measures have PM Tony Abbott looking for a game-changer.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:30:35 GMT)

Spies set to get new powers in Iraq
The government hopes its latest counter-terrorism laws will bring co-operation between spies and troops in Iraq to the level seen in Afghanistan.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:36:21 GMT)

New laws to target drug dealers in Qld
Queensland's government says new laws will help ensure dealers who supply drugs that cause deaths will be held to greater account.
(Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:06:19 GMT)

TIO sale legislation passes
After 10 hours of debate, the NT government has passed legislation allowing the sale of the state-owned insurer.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:07:17 GMT)

Freya Newman avoids conviction for leaking Frances Abbott scholarship details
No conviction recorded against Freya Newman, as magistrate accepts she was motivated by a sense of injustice, although that did not excuse her conduct.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

ABC staff await a 'Hunger Games' battle for their jobs
ABC staff facing the threat of redundancy will be pitted against each other in a "skills audit" process - nicknamed "The Hunger Games".
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 23:54:36 GMT)

Editorial cartoon
The day's burning issues as seen through the eyes of The Herald's editorial cartoonist.
(Tue, 25 Nov 2014 13:01:00 GMT)