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We'll resist GP push from insurers: AMA
The AMA says allowing private insurers to cover GP visits would lead to a two-tier, US-style health care system.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:38:15 GMT)

Aurizon hauls more coal despite price drop
Aurizon shrugged off a weak coal market to move nine per cent more of the commodity in the 2013/14 financial year.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:17:14 GMT)

Mark Harvey axing was brutal: Pavlich
Dockers skipper Matthew Pavlich says he urged his teammates to move on quickly from Mark Harvey's sacking in 2011 to ensure the controversy didn't cause damage.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:12:20 GMT)

Williams ordered hit for Vic cop: court
A Victorian inquest has heard that gangland killer Carl Williams ordered a hit on police informer Terence Hodson on behalf of former detective Paul Dale.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:10:15 GMT)

CPI highest since December 2011
Annual CPI has reached three per cent, its highest since December 2011, although the rise hasn't been as rapid as anti-carbon tax rhetoric suggested.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:04:16 GMT)

More money going into ethical investments
Research shows more investors are pulling out of industries like tobacco and fossil fuels, demanding their money go to ethical and sustainable sectors.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:03:15 GMT)

PM wrong to scrap carbon tax: scientists
600 leading scientists are calling on Tony Abbott to reinstate an emissions trading scheme, saying his direct action plan won't work.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:47:17 GMT)

Internet job ads highest since Dec 2012
Job advertisments posted on the internet rose 1.5 per cent in June to be 15.2 per cent higher than a year earlier.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:32:15 GMT)

Antares/Lone Star feud to continue
The feud between Antares Energy and one of its major shareholders, US fund Lone Star, is set to continue.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:16:12 GMT)

Australian charities call for help in Gaza
The federal government is being urged to help Australian aid groups struggling in Gaza by calling on both Israel and Hamas to stop military hostilities.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:15:23 GMT)

Speight edges closer to Wallabies debut
Fijian-born flyer Henry Speight has replaced departing fan favourite Nick Cummins in the Wallabies' 32-man squad for the Rugby Championship.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:43:20 GMT)

Knife edge
On the surface it's one of Australia's more bizarre suicides. But the family of the victim believes in a more sinister truth.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:30:44 GMT)

Canberra assistant Parish quits Raiders
The Canberra Raiders have released assistant coach Matt Parish from his contract to allow him to return to Sydney.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:57:18 GMT)

Port's Cornes to extend his AFL career
Port Adelaide veteran Kane Cornes has signed a new one-year deal to extend his decorated career into a 15th AFL season.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:51:16 GMT)

Sims plans to quadruple earnings
Sims Metal Management plans to quadruple earnings within five years as it works to recover from a string of losses.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:01:17 GMT)

Qantas considering division split: report
Qantas is looking at a possible split of its international and domestic businesses, according to a media report.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:04:16 GMT)

Tenders called for $24b Vic transport plan
The Victorian government has called for engineering and planning tenders as part of its $24 billion transport infrastructure plan.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:53:15 GMT)

Darius Boyd seeks treatment for depression
Newcastle star Darius Boyd has checked into a mental health clinic to seek treatment for depression, the NRL club has revealed.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:28:15 GMT)

Cosgrove to receive Australian MH17 bodies
Tony Abbott has dispatched Governor-General Peter Cosgrove to the Netherlands to receive the bodies of the Australians killed in the MH17 attack.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:13:15 GMT)

Hird 'can't wait' to return to Essendon
Suspended AFL coach James Hird has arrived back from a lengthy break overseas and says he's looking forward to returning to Essendon.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:09:18 GMT)

Aust bond futures mixed ahead of CPI data
Australian bond futures prices are mixed ahead of the release of inflation data.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:07:11 GMT)

Abbott congratulates Joko on election win
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he's looking forward to working with new Indonesian president Joko Widodo.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:23:15 GMT)

Putin too slow over MH17 site: Bishop
Julie Bishop says Australian experts will soon have access to the MH17 crash site in Ukraine, following the UN Security Council vote.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:00:15 GMT)

Australian Islamic extremist Robert 'Musa' Cerantonio deported from Philippines
Outspoken extremist preacher Robert ‘‘Musa’’ Cerantonio has walked free after landing at Melbourne Airport and spending hours with police and customs officials.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:59:56 GMT)

BHP produces record iron volumes
BHP has lifted its iron ore and coal volumes 20 per cent to produce record volumes of both commodities.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:25:15 GMT)

CPI figures will see RBA stay on hold
June quarter inflation figures will allow the Reserve Bank to keep interest rates on hold, economists say.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:08:15 GMT)

Stocks to watch at noon on Wednesday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at noon on Wednesday
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:07:11 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:47:11 GMT)

Australians to access MH17 site soon
Retired Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston says Australian experts will be granted access to the MH17 crash site.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:05:15 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:03:19 GMT)

Australian market up at noon
The Australian market is up on the back of positive corporate reporting in the US and record BHP production results
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:29:11 GMT)

$A jumps on surprisingly strong inflation
Higher than expected inflation figures have given the Australian dollar a boost above 94 US cents.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 02:49:11 GMT)

Paid parental leave, childcare: worth doing despite the economics
Ask the minister responsible to explain Australia's present system of support for childcare and she can't.
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:00:58 GMT)

Prime Minister Tony Abbott dismisses childcare funding advice
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed a Productivity Commission suggestion that funds be redirected away from his signature paid parental leave scheme and into childcare services, arguing the two are ''very separate issues''.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:02:42 GMT)

Journey of MH17's victims: A road full of darkness, a train trip full of delays
Finally, they are coming home - the bodies of the 37 Australian citizens and residents among the 298 victims of the MH17 air disaster are to be airlifted from Kharkiv, where they arrived from rebel-held territory on Tuesday.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:31:09 GMT)

Parents and teachers don't notice bullied children
If the thought of your child being bullied at school breaks your heart, then consider this - you might not even notice.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:15:00 GMT)

Are you an alpha dad?
Are you an alpha dad?
(Wed, 23 Jul 2014 01:30:40 GMT)

On the nice internet, caring is sharing
Is the web finally becoming feel-good?
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:00:00 GMT)

Melbourne AIDS summit holds vigil
Hundreds of people have attended a candlelight vigil in Melbourne to remember the delegates of the AIDS conference who were killed in the MH17 tragedy, as well as those who have lost their lives to the illness.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:20:17 GMT)

Benji unsure what to expect against Tigers
Former Wests Tigers superstar Benji Marshall admits he doesn't know what to expect when he comes up against his old NRL club on Sunday.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:08:18 GMT)

Mitch Robinson has to adjust: Malthouse
Carlton midfielder Mitch Robinson is about to serve his third suspension of the AFL season, with coach Mick Malthouse saying he has to adjust.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:48:14 GMT)

Asylum seekers only get 3 hours sun: doc
The 153 Sri Lankan asylum seekers detained at sea only get three hours of sun, government lawyers have told the High Court.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:19:14 GMT)

Buddy to relish facing Hawks at MCG
Sydney's Kieren Jack says Lance Franklin won't be daunted by facing Hawthorn at the MCG for the first time since his move to the Swans
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:05:16 GMT)

Antares board changes rejected
Shareholders in energy company Antares have rejected a move by an investor to reshuflle the company's board.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:03:23 GMT)

Colleague of dead paramedic Michael Wilson breaks down during inquest
COURTS
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:15:19 GMT)

Humane drug policies 'crucial to containing HIV'
The global war on drugs has failed and a more humane approach must be taken to contain the spread of HIV, a top envoy told the 20th international AIDS conference on Tuesday.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:54:00 GMT)

Home construction expected to lift
Master Builders Australia is forecasting construction of more than 200,000 new homes will begin over the next three years.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:59:16 GMT)

Milford goes quiet on Bennett move
Raiders fullback Anthony Milford has declined to comment on the news he'll be coached by Wayne Bennett at the Broncos next year.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:50:16 GMT)

Wallace makes timely return for Penrith
Halfback Peter Wallace has been named to make his return from an ankle injury for Penrith's round 20 NRL match against Cronulla.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:40:15 GMT)

Storm wary of unsettled Broncos
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says he's unsure what to expect from Broncos players in their NRL clash after the news Wayne Bennett will return.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:27:18 GMT)

Shares to rise despite global turmoil
Investors are taking extreme caution due to escalating global conflict, but one expert expects the local market to continue its recent rise.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:25:25 GMT)

Consumers getting over budget shock
Wednesday's official inflation data is unlikely to upset a stable interest rate outlook and recovering consumer confidence.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:15:17 GMT)

Senate 'destroying' investment: BHP boss
BHP Billiton chief executive Andrew Mackenzie says huge amounts of investment are being destroyed by "a lot of antics" in the Senate.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:11:15 GMT)

Women prisoners behind pink bikie uniforms
Female prisoners in Brisbane were made to screen print "Correctional Centre Issue" on discontinued pink uniforms for bikie prisoners.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:57:18 GMT)

Mortimer keen for Cartwright to stay
Key Titans acquistion wants embattled coach John Cartwright to stay with the NRL club.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:56:19 GMT)

Hockey wants to see Russia at the G20
Treasurer Joe Hockey wants to see Russia continue to attend G20 meetings as long as it fulfils its international obligations over MH17.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:26:14 GMT)

Rates will be cut if needed: Stevens
RBA governor Glenn Stevens has left the door open to more interest rate cuts, saying they could fall further if they need to.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:23:16 GMT)

Cowboys chasing more NRL road success
North Queensland NRL coach Paul Green says his team have the monkey off their back with their first away win of 2014 but they need to back that effort up.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:29:23 GMT)

Anti-cancer drug wakes up HIV in hiding
Danish researchers have found that an anti-cancer drug can awaken HIV hiding in the body, another step in the search for a cure.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:28:46 GMT)

'Industrial' evidence-tampering in Ukraine
After the crime of MH17 comes the cover-up, says Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:48:18 GMT)

AFL season over for Giant Jeremy Cameron
GWS key forward Jeremy Cameron will undergo surgery on his left ankle, ruling him out for the rest of the AFL season.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:00:56 GMT)

Magpies treating Crows clash as final
Collingwood are approaching their clash with Adelaide on Sunday at the MCG as a final according to returning forward Jamie Elliott.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:56:15 GMT)

80% of exports to go to Asia by 2020
Australia is becoming increasingly integrated into Asia, with around 80 per cent of our imports to go to the region by the end of the decade.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:56:16 GMT)

ICAC investigates UNE's pub sell off
Phone records showed contact between former UNE chancellor John Cassidy and the buyer of a pub being sold off by the university, an inquiry has heard.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:54:15 GMT)

Markets unfazed by global tensions: RBA
RBA governor Glenn Stevens says financial markets appear unfazed by tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:28:39 GMT)

Monetary policy can't do it all, says RBA
RBA governor Glenn Stevns says the world dodged a bullet thanks to decisive policy actions, but monetary policy alone can't get growth back on track.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:04:34 GMT)

MH17: Who governs the world's airspace?
The failure of the Ukraine government to issue a blanket ban on commercial flights over its conflict-ridden territory in the wake of the downing of a Ukraine military cargo plane by a surface-to-air missile has thrown into the stark relief the chaotic system governing international airspace.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:21:40 GMT)

Lions keen to avenge Suns loss: Black
From mercenaries to finals contenders, Simon Black admits Brisbane face a tough challenge when they host Gold Coast in Saturday's AFL derby at the Gabba.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:56:21 GMT)

SA childcare worker faces sex charges
Police allege an Adelaide man who worked in a government-run residential childcare facility committed sex crimes against at least seven children.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:43:15 GMT)

Small Thredbo company wins legal fight against ski resort owners
It was the biggest snowball fight of them all, yet it was waged without as much as a snowflake in sight.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:01:31 GMT)

Consumer confidence bounds ahead
Consumers are feeling more confident following the axing of the carbon tax and Senate ructions around government policies, a survey shows.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:24:09 GMT)

Grannies as nannies unlikely if they have to go back to TAFE
Are grannies going to be the nannies of the future? Will they want to go back to TAFE? Could it be a retirement earner?
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:56:42 GMT)

Fatfish makes positive ASX debut
Internet incubator Fatfish has made a positive debut on the Australian stock exchange and has some Australian ventures under consideration.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:24:15 GMT)

Train delay adds to MH17 crash probe fears
Sporadic fighting in Ukraine is adding to the difficulty of identifying and repatriating Australians who died in the MH17 crash.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:53:15 GMT)

Ex-Vic cop 'gave Hodson's name to killer'
Former detective Paul Dale gave police informer Terence Hodson's name to a gangland killer and called him a dog, an inquest has heard.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:19:20 GMT)

Kresta board backs $34.5m takeover
Kresta directors are backing a $34.5m Chinese takeover offer after an independent expert's report described the bid as fair and reasonable.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:43:15 GMT)

LNG project doubles Oil Search's revenue
Oil Search has doubled its June quarter revenue as the massive PNG LNG project continues to ramp up production.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:48:16 GMT)

Bulls officially sign Aussie Bairstow
The Chicago Bulls have officially signed Australian power forward Cameron Bairstow after a successful stint with their NBA Summer League team.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:02:15 GMT)

Newcrest to fight court action
Newcrest says it will "vigorously" defend itself in a class action brought by shareholders after the gold miner's $6b asset writedown.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:59:21 GMT)

Parents led to Packers' $200m charity fund
Inspired by their parents, Gretel and James Packer have set up a philanthropic fund that will boost arts organisations and charities.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 04:06:20 GMT)

Bond futures finish mixed
Australian bond futures prices are mixed with three-year bond futures closing slightly down and 10-year bond futures finishing slightly higher.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:51:10 GMT)

June a global scorcher as records melt
Last month was a scorcher for global temperatures with warmth over land and sea breaking records for June while sea-surface temperatures posted their largest departure from long-term averages for any month.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:54:57 GMT)

Australia will keep pushing on MH17: PM
Tony Abbott has welcomed the United Nations Security Council's vote backing an Australian resolution on MH17.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:43:15 GMT)

Bennett to stick with Knights for 2014
Newcastle coach Wayne Bennett says he's staying with the Knights until the end of the year despite his deal to join Brisbane from next season.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:08:16 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Tuesday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Tuesday
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:24:10 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:57:11 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:26:11 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:12:15 GMT)

Aust share market closes slightly higher
The Australian share market has moved slightly higher as investors await inflation data and a production report from global miner BHP Billiton.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:13:10 GMT)

$A flat ahead of inflation data
The Australian dollar continues to sit under 94 US cents, virtually unchanged from the day before.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:41:10 GMT)

Melbourne the place to be for super rich
Super-rich home buyers with discerning taste have given Melbourne top honours in a ranking of cities with the best quality of life.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 03:09:35 GMT)

Toovey upset at talk of player unrest
Manly coach Geoff Toovey is miffed at talk that star players Steve Matai, Anthony Watmough and Brett Stewart want out of Brookvale.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:27:18 GMT)

Australian jihadist arrested in Lebanon
A prominent Australian jihadist who reportedly commanded 300 militiamen and orchestrated clashes in Syria has been arrested in neighbouring Lebanon.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:02:35 GMT)

Manus violence eyewitnesses claim Australians forced them to recant
Two asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island say they were forced to retract their eyewitness accounts of violence in February after being beaten and threatened by Australian officials at the centre.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Scott Morrison backflips and grants visa to boy who arrived by boat
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has granted a permanent visa to a refugee who arrived by boat, despite fighting the boy's case in the High Court and signalling he would not be swayed when the court found against him.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:10:02 GMT)

German preschool teacher becomes the sixth NSW victim
Six years ago at a costume party, Sydney teacher Gabriele Lauschet donned a white wedding dress and was photographed with her friend and fellow staff member Andreas Schaaf.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Abbott decries 'shambolic' site conditions
Prime Minster Tony Abbott has lashed the ''absolutely shambolic'' situation at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, as he dispatched former defence force chief Angus Houston as his personal envoy in Kiev and began the sombre task of speaking to the families of the 37 Australian dead.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Tony Abbott says Ukraine crash site 'shambolic'
Prime Minster Tony Abbott has lashed the ''absolutely shambolic'' situation at the site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, as he dispatched former defence force chief Angus Houston as his personal envoy in Kiev and began the sombre task of speaking to the families of the 37 Australian dead.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:53:17 GMT)

UN backs Aust resolution on MH17 crash
All UN Security Council members have endorsed Australia's resolution to let investigators into the MH17 crash site in Ukraine.
(Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:31:09 GMT)

Dettol tops most trusted brand list
Dettol has been voted Australia's most trusted brand, while the Hills Hoist is seen as our most iconic, in an annual survey now in its 13th year.
(Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:02:17 GMT)