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Growers fearful of retribution: ACCC
The ACCC says fruit and vegetable growers are concerned about retribution if they complain about retailers and wholesalers.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:12:04 GMT)

Export prices up, import prices down
Export prices rose in the September quarter while import prices posted a fourth fall in a row, according to ABS data.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:57:15 GMT)

Blackmores shares fall below $100
Blackmores shares fall below $100, finding a 14-month low, after the vitamin and health product supplier posts a disappointing first-quarter trading update.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:47:15 GMT)

Murray Goulburn lifts milk price
Murray Goulburn has lifted its forecast farmgate milk price only a week after cutting it, and made more changes to a controversial dairy support package.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:02:17 GMT)

JB Hi-Fi 1Q sales up more than 12%
Consumer electronics and home appliances retailer JB Hi-Fi's first quarter sales are up 12.4 per cent.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:28:14 GMT)

Newcrest Sept quarter gold output up 3%
Gold miner Newcrest has improved September quarter production on the back of a rebound in volumes at its mines in NSW and Indonesia.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:14:21 GMT)

Ardent 'shattered' over Dreamworld tragedy
Ardent chief executive Deborah Thomas says her performance bonus should not be a focus two days after a fatal accident at the company's Dreamworld theme park.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 02:12:09 GMT)

Arrium should be sold, creditors told
The adminstrator of Arrium, the South Australian steelmaker that went into administration earlier this year, has recommended it be sold off.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 22:04:43 GMT)

NAB maintains dividend as earnings rise
NAB has held its final dividend unchanged at 99 cents, despite speculation it would cut it, as cash earnings rise 4.2 per cent to $6.48 billion.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 23:15:28 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:15:29 GMT)

Flying solo around the world in sea plane lands Melbourne pilot Adventurer of the Year
Michael Smith was approaching the broken western coast of Canada when he figured his long and solitary adventure — and probably his life - was ending.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:00:00 GMT)

Energy, health and Wesfarmers weigh on ASX
The share market is lower due to weakness in the energy, health and consumer staples sectors.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:35:25 GMT)

$A slips amid Fed hike expectations
The Aussie dollar has slipped after the US dollar strengthened on better industrial data that has increased expectations of a December US interest rate rise.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 01:37:11 GMT)

Australia experiencing more extreme fire weather, hotter days as climate changes
Australia is already experiencing an increase in extreme conditions - and it's projected to get worse.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:42:05 GMT)

Cardinal George Pell interviewed in Rome over sexual assault allegations
Victorian police have questioned Australia's most senior Catholic cleric, Cardinal George Pell, as they continue their investigation into his alleged historical sexual assaults on boys.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:25:06 GMT)

No entry: Widow prevented from seeing husband's body after fatal crash, court told
Saliha Ali's husband died because a truck driver was focused on his banana-flavoured milk and not the 200 meres of road in front of him.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:44:57 GMT)

Dreamworld accident: Police call for witness accounts amid belief that many saw fatal crash
Police have called for witnesses to the Dreamworld ride disaster to come forward with investigators believing a large number of park patrons witnessed the horrific accident that killed four people on Tuesday.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:34:50 GMT)

Russo backs Target despite Q1 sales slump
Target's sales fell 17.1 per cent to $643 million during the first three months of the 2017 financial year, with comparable sales down nearly 22 per cent.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:25:21 GMT)

Serious safety issue allegations emerge in wake of Dreamworld tragedy
Several allegations of serious safety issues at the Dreamworld theme park have emerged as investigators probe a ride malfunction that killed four adults, including two mothers who died in front of their young children.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 21:05:51 GMT)

CBA customers hit by payments delay
CBA has remedied a tech issue that caused a delay in the processing of payments including wages, Centrelink payments and transfers between accounts.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:38:15 GMT)

National compensation scheme needed for victims of forced labour and slave trade: new report
Forced labour, forced marriage and other forms of human trafficking and slavery should be compensated in Australia under a Law Council of Australia plan.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:37:41 GMT)

Bradken sticks to guidance amid takeover
Mining and engineering services group Bradken has reaffirmed its guidance of annual underlying earnings similar to last year's.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:27:33 GMT)

ACCC calls for mobile roaming submissions
Australia's corporate regulator has released its discussion paper into the possible regulation of mobile roaming, and is calling for comment.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:57:53 GMT)

Roozi and Luke: fallen heroes to hundreds of Canberra housebuyers
"Roozi was larger than life, a genuine force of nature."
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:29:08 GMT)

Better Caring raises $3m
Privately-owned Better Caring, which aims to change the way that aged care and disability support services are provided, has raised $3m to fund expansion.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:39:13 GMT)

Inflation likely to keep RBA on hold
Economists aren't ruling out a Melbourne Cup Day interest rate cut, but they think the Reserve Bank is more likely to hold steady.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:46:57 GMT)

Dreamworld: Outgoing Ardent chair Neil Balnaves set to face shareholders in wake of tragedy
Thursday was set to be a big day for philanthropist and businessman Neil Balnaves, the outgoing Ardent chairman. Now, it will be a tough encounter.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 02:19:14 GMT)

Ainsworth hit by weaker pokies sales
Shares in Ainsworth Game Technology have dived after the poker machine supplier's half year sales in Australia dropped 30 per cent.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:28:15 GMT)

ResMed slips on first quarter income drop
Shares in sleep apnoea device maker ResMed fell 3.8 per cent after the company reported a eight per cent drop in first quarter profit.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:47:31 GMT)

Ardent CEO to address Dreamworld tragedy
Ardent shares continue to fall in value following the Dreamworld accident that killed four people on a water raft ride.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 07:54:46 GMT)

Dreamworld accident: Son saw Sydney mother Cindy Low die in theme park tragedy
The son of one of the victims of Dreamworld's ride disaster saw his mother's fatal fall when the Thunder River Rapids ride malfunctioned.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:46:56 GMT)

Coles sales pressured by tough competition
Competition from Woolworths and Aldi, and a drop in consumer spending, have slowed Coles' sales in the first quarter of 2016/17.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:36:32 GMT)

Ramsay reaffirms FY profit guidance
Ramsay Health Care has reaffirmed its profit guidance for the current financial year, in contrast to a surprise profit warning last week by rival Healthscope.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:15:05 GMT)

Stockland sees record residential deposits
Stockland has reported a near 50 per cent jump in residential deposits as the property developer continues to benefit from the housing boom.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:44:06 GMT)

Rinehart spending $393m on UK fertiliser
Gina Rinehart's Hancock Prospecting is taking a $US50 million stake in London-listed Sirius Minerals and paying $US250 million for a royalty stream.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 21:19:15 GMT)

'His loss is deeply felt': Tributes flow for Canberrans killed in Dreamworld tragedy
Three of the four people who died in the Dreamworld tragedy on Tuesday were from Canberra.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:16:58 GMT)

Share market drops 1.5 per cent
The share market has posted its worst session in four weeks as stocks in all sectors came under selling pressure.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:57:41 GMT)

$A strengthens on upbeat inflation data
The Australian dollar has rallied as the chance of further cuts to the cash rate faded after the release of stronger than expected consumer price data.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 06:18:11 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:35:21 GMT)

Mother of Dreamworld accident victims says 'my whole family has been wiped out'
The devastated mother of two victims of the Dreamworld theme park tragedy says her family has been "wiped out" following their deaths on the Thunder River Rapids ride.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 22:46:39 GMT)

Operation Fox Hunt: Melbourne grandmother Zhou Shiqin prosecuted after return to China
The return of international 'fugitives' through the Fox Hunt operation has been the subject of triumphant state media coverage.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:59:13 GMT)

WA One Nation Senator says he'd do it again after escaping larceny conviction
When asked if he would do it again, Mr Culleton replied "absolutely."
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:17:05 GMT)

Northern Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching damage worse, surveys suggest
Fresh surveys of the Great Barrier Reef six months on from a mass coral bleaching have found large-scale damage north of Cairns, where a growing coral death rate due to heat stress is being exacerbated by disease and predators, scientists say.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:00:12 GMT)

Ardent confirms four deaths at Dreamworld
Ardent Leisure says it is working urgently to determine how four people died in an accident at its Gold Coast theme park, Dreamworld
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:44:10 GMT)

Novated leasing market criticised for withholding true costs from customers
It's a good deal for the customer, but a bad one for the country.
(Thu, 27 Oct 2016 00:46:05 GMT)

Woolies expected to show sales are turning
Wesfarmers and Woolworths will update the market on their first quarter sales with the former reporting on Wednesday and the latter on Friday.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:28:56 GMT)

Carbon footprint impacts shares: report
Analysis by global asset manager AXA Investment Managers shows that companies' carbon footprint is impacting their share prices.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:32:07 GMT)

WorleyParsons relying on cost cuts
WorleyParsons says recent gains in commodity prices have not translated into orders yet but it expects to improve its bottom line with cost cuts.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:17:46 GMT)

King's headmaster Tim Hawkes admits 'catastrophic failure' at sex abuse royal commission
Four senior staff at The King's School failed to heed advice about reporting an allegation of indecent assault to police.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:57:22 GMT)

Royal commission 'waste of money': Bendigo
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has largely avoided criticisms that led to calls for a banking royal commission but says an inquiry would be a waste anyway.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:07:51 GMT)

Qantas pilots fume over stricter uniform standards
Handlebar moustaches, backpacks and chewing gum are out, while jackets are to be worn more regularly.
(Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:47:19 GMT)

Bega shares slump on weak Blackmores sales
Bega Cheese's shares have plunged after a joint venture with Blackmores failed to meet sales forecasts of infant formula and nutritional powders
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 03:59:13 GMT)

Sirtex upbeat as it waits on cancer trials
Sirtex Medical is upbeat about its future as the cancer treatment developer awaits the findings of three of its five major clinical studies next year
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:46:28 GMT)

The King's School lacked funds to help alleged sex abuse victim, royal commission hears
The King's School, which charges up to $55,000 a year in fees, did not have enough money to help an alleged sexual abuse victim, a royal commission has heard.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:17:30 GMT)

Tabcorp shareholders content with merger
Tabcorp's board only fielded two questions about its proposed merger with Tatts Group at its annual meeting indicating shareholders are satisfied with the plan.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:46:17 GMT)

Residential defaults rise for Mirvac
Mirvac says defaults on residential property settlements have increased in the first quarter of 2016/17 but it remains on track for higher earnings.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 01:17:27 GMT)

Consumer confidence slips 3.6%: ANZ
Consumer confidence is at its lowest since May after falling sharply on the back of a weak September jobs report and recent stock market declines, ANZ says.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:36:28 GMT)

Australia's top 13 shark hotspots
NSW dominates the list of locations with the most shark bites in Australia.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 14:59:06 GMT)

Greencross lifts sales 3.9% in 4 months
Greencross is on track for another solid financial performance as it continues its strong expansion program.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:16:58 GMT)

APN to acquire rest of Adshel for $268.4m
APN says it will pay $268.4 million to acquire Clear Channel Outdoor Pty Limited, whose sole asset is its 50 per cent stake in Adshel.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:47:00 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:49:11 GMT)

Bulls take lead as banks lift Aust stocks
Confident investors have pushed the Australian share market higher as earnings reports from three of the big four Australian banks approach.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:06:21 GMT)

$A recovers ahead of key inflation data
The Australian dollar is up against its US counterpart as investors await local inflation data, and the possible impact on the next interest rate decision.
(Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:37:00 GMT)

Penn urged to take new path for Telstra
Telstra chief executive Andrew Penn needs to refocus, amid growing analyst concerns about the telcommunication giant's earnings pipeline.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:07:40 GMT)

Dividend decision for NAB in bank results
Three of the big four are about to report annual profits and NAB dividends are under pressure with the bank needing to bolster capital.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 18:07:29 GMT)

Former Socceroo Steve Herczeg 'died after bladder burst in hospital mix-up'
His urinary catheter was wrongly connected to an oxygen supply, leading to a burst bladder and collapsed lungs, a coroner has heard.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:28:33 GMT)

More than $1 million paid out for workplace bullying
The interrogation came out of the blue. It was relentless, merciless. Her accusers kept pushing even while she was doubled over and sobbing.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:15:00 GMT)

'Milestone': Global greenhouse gas levels accelerate past key marker
Carbon dioxide concentrations are rising at a record rate,
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:24:11 GMT)

Prestigious schools accused of placing reputation above student welfare at royal commission
A teenager who was allegedly indecently assaulted at The King's School told the inquiry the school had a culture of silence.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 07:17:18 GMT)

Tassal defends salmon farming practices
Tassal has released information on its farming practices and other matters ahead of the screening of a Four Corners program about Tasmanian salmon farming.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:37:14 GMT)

Masters dents Supercheap Auto sales
Tool sales at Supercheap Auto have been dented by clearances at Woolworths' collapsed Masters hardware business, says Super Retail Group.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:15:39 GMT)

Auction clearance rate at 18-month high
The housing auction clearance rate has hit its highest level since April last year, despite a pickup in the number of auctions held, CoreLogic figures show.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:07:47 GMT)

Australia ranked 23rd out of 26 countries when it comes to broadband satisfaction
Australia ranked 23rd out of 26 countries in a survey of users' satisfaction with high-speed broadband - ahead of only Brazil, Peru and Italy.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 19:47:03 GMT)

All Medibank investments now tobacco-free
Private health insurer Medibank Private has shifted $170 million of investments in international shares to a tobacco-free fund.
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:56:01 GMT)

Santos sheds Victoria gas assets for $82m
Oil and gas producer Santos has agreed to sell its Victorian gas assets to Cooper Energy for up to $82 million.
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:23:25 GMT)

Genworth to get new Chinese owners
Chinese conglomerate China Oceanwide has agreed to buy mortgage insurer Genworth's New York-listed parent company for $US2.7 billion ($A3.6 billion).
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:06:13 GMT)

Yowie posts record quarterly sales
Yowie has delivered record quarterly sales of $US4.9 million, thanks to a new range of chocolate treats.
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:02:13 GMT)

Trinity Grammar failed to adequately investigate rape claims, royal commission hears
A number of boarding house students assaulted other boys with wooden objects, a royal commission has heard.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:15:31 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:48:31 GMT)

Health and energy stocks lead ASX lower
Australian shares have finished lower, with healthcare and energy the worst performing sectors.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:57:24 GMT)

Aussie dollar weaker against greenback
The Australian dollar is lower against the US dollar in quiet trade as investors await the release of inflation data on Wednesday.
(Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:17:22 GMT)

NSW remains the nation's top economy
NSW is still on top of CommSec's quarterly state economy rankings, while WA suffers from the end of the mining construction boom.
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:08:09 GMT)

Transport project budget blowouts hit $28 billion, says report
Poor cost analysis by Australian governments when announcing large transport projects has led to a $28 billion blowout since 2000, an analysis by the Grattan Institute has found.
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:00:00 GMT)

Aust graziers confirm bid for Kidman land
Senator Nick Xenophon says it would unforgivable for the government to reject the wholly Australian bid for the large S Kidman & Co cattle properties.
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 06:37:58 GMT)

Money really doesn't buy happiness, new national survey
Happiness, not money, is now viewed as the greatest measure of success by Australians.
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:36:28 GMT)

Overcoming toxic perfectionism in teenagers
Teachers and parents are struggling with a rise in teenagers pushing themselves so hard to be perfect, that they risk their mental health and, ironically, their academic success.
(Sun, 23 Oct 2016 23:02:13 GMT)

Overcoming toxic perfectionism in teenagers
Teachers and parents are struggling with a rise in teenagers pushing themselves so hard to be perfect, that they risk their mental health and, ironically, their academic success.
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:10:10 GMT)

No more Little Miss Perfect
Teachers and parents are struggling with a rise in teenagers pushing themselves so hard to be perfect, that they risk their mental health and, ironically, their academic success.
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:15:00 GMT)

How 'Disney dads' are making life hell for their partners
Financial abuse is the subtle form of domestic violence that many women don't realise they're being subjected to, but can have long-term ramifications for their financial security.
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 13:15:13 GMT)

Centrelink asks paralysed man to prove he deserved pension
Josh, 21, has muscular dystrophy which has slowly paralysed him. His life expectancy is less than five years. Yet, last month Centrelink suspended his disability support pension after his parents failed to meet a deadline for a medical review proving he is still unable to work.
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:07:03 GMT)

Racing NSW to investigate trainer Gerald Ryan over sexual assault allegations
Racing NSW has launched an investigation into allegations of historical sexual abuse by a high-profile Australian horse trainer.
(Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:07:40 GMT)

Meet Tim Firth, the panic-room expert
Where you might see double-parked delivery vans and hipsters scampering in the rain, Tim Firth spies hazards around every corner.
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:15:00 GMT)

Returning Olympians add firepower to rowing showdown between universities
Returning Rio Olympians are about to add their strength to a struggle between two of Australia's most prestigious universities.
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:15:00 GMT)

High alert for foreign fighter threat as Islamic State crumbles
The battle for the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul has barely begun, but security agencies are on careful watch for foreign fighters attempting to slink out of the city with plans to export terrorism home.
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:15:00 GMT)

World of Photos: October 22, 2016
The best photos from the international wire agencies as chosen by Fairfax picture editors
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:40:48 GMT)

What did Kerr tell the Queen leading up to Whitlam's dismissal? Legal bid to force release of Palace letters
A court is being asked for access to the final piece of one of the most intriguing puzzles of modern history: what did the Queen know, and when?
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:00:00 GMT)

Coke hopes ginger can restore its fizz
A cross between Coca-Cola and ginger beer is the latest effort from Coca-Cola Amatil as it aims to boost sales of carbonated soft drinks.
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 05:08:20 GMT)

Man accused of eating cannabis he stashed in his backside before strip search
A Bomaderry man took disposing of evidence to a new level when he ate cannabis he had hidden up his bum before he could be properly searched by police, a court has heard.
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 04:07:36 GMT)

Delay for ASIC bank monitoring measures
Former Commonwealth auditor-general Ian McPhee has praised banks' efforts on reform but says progress on so-called "user-pays" funding for ASIC has been slow.
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 02:08:43 GMT)

Qantas warns of industry headwinds
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has told shareholders the airline is not immune from the aviation industry's challenges despite its improved financial performance.
(Fri, 21 Oct 2016 01:07:50 GMT)