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Julia Banks citizenship doubts: Punters hang on for wild ride in swinging seat of Chisholm
Julia Banks was one of the unexpected heroes of the Coalition's 2016 election win and on Friday voters in her electorate were standing by her amid questions about whether she held dual Greek Australian citizenship.
(Fri, 28 Jul 2017 10:49:02 GMT)

Heinz snack has too much sugar: ACCC
A Heinz snack food, marketed for young children, is not nutritious, not healthy and too high in sugar, the Federal Court has been told.
(Fri, 28 Jul 2017 07:12:04 GMT)

Ai Group in bid to trim hairdresser penalty rates
Sunday penalty rates for hairdressers would be reduced from double time to time-and-a-half under an Australian Industry Group application for a change to the award.
(Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:35:07 GMT)

Australian bird more at risk of extinction than giant panda
The birds learned to sing from each other, reduced populations mean their song may be lost.
(Fri, 28 Jul 2017 04:08:07 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Friday July 28
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

ATO assistant commissioner Tony Poulakis returns after being stood down
A high-ranking ATO official stood down after a $130m tax scandal will remain a senior executive.
(Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

Aussie babies among worst in West for antibiotic use, and study blames GP 'fear'
Australian babies are being given antibiotics at rates drastically higher than those in other industrialised countries.
(Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:41:04 GMT)

Woman loses $46,000 in 'traumatic' iTunes gift card scam
A 74-year-old Melbourne woman has been swindled out of $46,000 by scammers who groomed her to buy 330 iTunes gift cards as part of their crime.
(Thu, 27 Jul 2017 00:15:03 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Thursday July 27
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:22:02 GMT)

'Hundreds of millions of dollars at risk': China blocks Australian beef exports
Hundreds of millions of dollars in Australian beef exports are at stake after China raised concerns about the labelling of some recent shipments.
(Wed, 26 Jul 2017 10:57:02 GMT)

SA calls for Barnaby Joyce to drop lobbyist from water board nomination
Federal-state tensions over water issues have escalated with South Australia demanding Barnaby Joyce, the federal water minister, drop his nomination of an irrigation lobbyist to the Murray Darling Basin Authority's board.
(Wed, 26 Jul 2017 07:02:05 GMT)

George Pell: Prince of the Catholic Church walks gauntlet at court
At the Melbourne Magistrates Court he was simply George Pell, a mere man in a black suit charged with a number of historical sexual offences.
(Wed, 26 Jul 2017 09:28:08 GMT)

Cardinal George Pell to plead not guilty to historical sex charges
Cardinal George Pell has appeared before court for the first time, to answer to charges of historic sex offences.
(Wed, 26 Jul 2017 15:40:07 GMT)

Protesters, queues, security for Cardinal George Pell's first court appearance
Cardinal George Pell will be greeted by a large media pack when he fronts court for the first time on historical sex offence charges.
(Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:01:07 GMT)

Calls for NSW bureaucrat to step down as ripples from water theft claims spread
A top NSW bureaucrat was on Tuesday refusing calls to stand down despite allegedly offering privileged access to government documents to irrigation lobbyists.
(Tue, 25 Jul 2017 20:59:11 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Wednesday July 26
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:40:14 GMT)

Federal Court judge declines to taste disputed Heinz snack
A Federal Court judge has rejected a request for him to taste a kids' snack food at the centre of a legal stoush over its nutritional value.
(Wed, 26 Jul 2017 22:47:09 GMT)

Former NSW water minister, top bureaucrat to be referred to ICAC after ABC investigation
The Berejiklian government needs to refer the issues of water theft and industry collusion to the corruption watchdog, green groups say.
(Tue, 25 Jul 2017 03:44:06 GMT)

Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, July 25
Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.
(Thu, 27 Jul 2017 01:37:05 GMT)

Faulty Takata airbags: Government demands answers
The Australian government is demanding urgent updates from car makers undertaking a massive recall program.
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:22:04 GMT)

All roads lead to William St: World awaits Cardinal George Pell's day in court
Cardinal Pell could find himself rubbing shoulders with drink-drivers and drug users on Wednesday.
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:04:02 GMT)

Newcrest FY output drops on Cadia hit
Gold and copper miner Newcrest Mining's full-year gold production is down 2.4 per cent on lower production at its Cadia mine which was closed following a quake.
(Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:35:16 GMT)

Murray Goulburn cuts milk intake target
Troubled dairy processor Murray Goulburn has cut its expected milk intake for the 2018 financial year but has maintained its farmgate milk price guidance.
(Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:09:18 GMT)

Westpac in talks for Hastings sale
Westpac is in discussions with property giant Charter Hall Group to sell its infrastructure investment business Hastings Management.
(Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:25:13 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:04:11 GMT)

Australian shares are set to open lower
The Australian share market is set to follow the lead of international markets and open lower amid a slump in commodity prices.
(Sun, 23 Jul 2017 21:33:11 GMT)

NSW leads, WA lags: state of states report
NSW continues to have the strongest performing economy in the country while WA is the weakest, the latest quarterly CommSec State of the States report says.
(Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:04:21 GMT)

The dangerous hidden message in our most popular kids' TV shows
The lingering gender skew of the shows our fastest growing minds are absorbing is worrying.
(Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:07:07 GMT)

Soft opening for the ASX on Monday
Weak US and European markets coupled with a drop in oil will drive the ASX lower on Monday.
(Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:37:14 GMT)

Qantas beefs up security in Philippines over terror fears
Qantas has denied reports it has banned alcohol, perfumes and other liquids bought at airport duty-free shops in Manila over concerns Islamic State militants may carry out an airborne terror attack.
(Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:59:02 GMT)

Young drivers in danger: First month of P-plates the riskiest, research shows
"They were just 17-year-olds mucking about in the car. There was nothing sinister about them."
(Wed, 26 Jul 2017 06:50:11 GMT)

A Utopia moment in foreign affairs when life imitates art
Australia's foreign affairs department told former employee she is unable to learn outcome of a harassment complaint.
(Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:15:20 GMT)

Superquiz: Sunday July 23
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz.
(Sat, 22 Jul 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Aboriginal leader Yami Lester dies at 75
Yami Lester, who was left blind by the Maralinga atomic tests and went on to become a tireless campaigner for Aboriginal rights, has died aged 75.
(Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:48:02 GMT)

Return of the 'big dry' points to active and early fire season across the south
Weather patterns delivering an exceptionally dry winter across south-eastern Australia show little sign of breaking up.
(Sat, 22 Jul 2017 06:00:00 GMT)

Good Weekend Superquiz and Target, Saturday July 22
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:01:00 GMT)

Australian solider arrested in Victoria for child pornography
An Australian Army soldier has been arrested at a Victorian army base and charged with producing and sharing child porn.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:34:07 GMT)

Stocks of interest on the ASX this week
Stocks of interest on the ASX this week
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:28:13 GMT)

'Unprecedented': Draft marine park plans point to reduced protections
The Turnbull government has released draft management plans for the nation's marine parks that amount to an "unprecedented rollback" of protections, a coalition of 25 environmental groups say.
(Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:51:04 GMT)

Copper miner OZ Minerals looks for new CFO
OZ Minerals is looking for a new chief financial officer after Luke Anderson announced his intention to leave at the end of September.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:01:13 GMT)

Bankwest follows rival banks, raises rates
Commonwealth Bank-owned Bankwest has followed the big lenders by raising its home loan rates for interest-only mortgages.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:36:17 GMT)

Census 2016: How well do you know your suburb? Take the quiz
How well do you know where you live?
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 02:21:08 GMT)

Fortescue may appeal Fed Court ruling
Fortescue Metals is considering its options on a Federal Court ruling that recognised a native title claim to land on which Fortescue mines.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:06:13 GMT)

Optus to break Telstra 'stranglehold': Lew
Australia's second largest mobile provider is investing $1 billion in regional coverage to create an alternative nationally distributed mobile network.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 04:52:13 GMT)

Primary Health shares defy $575m writedown
Shares in Primary Health Care finished higher on Friday, defying a $575m write down in the value of its medical centre bulk billing division.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:25:14 GMT)

Stocks to watch on Friday at noon
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market on Friday.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:55:13 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world's major stock markets
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:51:11 GMT)

Profit-takers push Aust market lower
The Australian share market has closed lower as investors took profits and mining and energy stocks were also weighed down by lower commodity prices.
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:14:11 GMT)

'A unique gift': National Archives hands back priceless Japanese records
Canberra's National Archives will return to Japan thousands of archival records seized during World War II
(Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:05:04 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Friday July 21
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with today's superquiz and Target.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

Police investigating after former Don Dale inmate Dylan Voller picture with 'toy' gun emerges
Investigations launched after photo of Don Dale victim with replica firearm
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:16:05 GMT)

Aust industry 'a bit of a tragedy': Gupta
British billionaire and new Arrium owner Sanjeev Gupta says Australia is not fulfilling it's industrial potential.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:41:13 GMT)

It All Adds Up podcast: Are kids a luxury or a social necessity?
Listen to It All Adds Up - the podcast that explains the economics of the everyday
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:08:02 GMT)

Commercial networks want out of kids' TV
Commercial broadcasters want to scrap their kids shows, with dwindling ratings and restrictive advertising making programs difficult to make money from.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 05:48:15 GMT)

Pilot, 72, charged over plot to fly light plane with $255m of ice from US: police
Police allege the trio planned to use a six-seater plane to ferry the massive haul of ice across the Pacific.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 15:51:04 GMT)

ACCC calls time on broadband speeds
The ACCC plans to prosecute broadband companies that don't deliver the internet speeds they promise.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:47:13 GMT)

Full-time jobs boost lifts recovery hopes
Economists say the strongest back-to-back monthly rise in full-time employment in 29 years gives hope jobs growth is setting in.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:21:14 GMT)

Woodside's output and revenue slip
Woodside Petroleum's production dropped in the June quarter following outages at facilities and lower share of pipeline gas.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:12:18 GMT)

Bellamy's shares plunge as trade resumes
Shares in infant formula maker Bellamy's have fallen more than five per cent, after the company offered to refund money to investors earlier in the week.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:35:13 GMT)

Myer CEO defends Topshop strategy
Myer will take a $45.6 million hit after writing off its stake in Topshop's Australian franchisee and impairing the value of its sass & bide brand.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:46:13 GMT)

Strong Q4 helps Evolution hit FY target
Gold miner Evolution has lifted full year gold production by five per cent to 844,124 ounces, helped by record output in the June quarter
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:52:14 GMT)

Santos shares boosted by improved outlook
Shares in Santos are higher after the energy producer improved its guidance for full year production and sales.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 02:09:13 GMT)

Stocks to watch on Thursday
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market on Thursday.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 06:28:11 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world's major stock markets
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 21:15:11 GMT)

Big four banks lead market higher
The share market has closed higher for a second straight day on the back of strong gains among the major banks.
(Thu, 20 Jul 2017 07:14:11 GMT)

GE global renewables head Jerome Pecresse warns on clean energy target
Momentum in Australia's renewable energy industry remains fragile as uncertainty clouds post-2020 prospects, the US energy giant says.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

Breach of JK Rowling book embargo led to unfair sacking of courier depot manager
The depot manager at an Australian courier company was unfairly sacked after he was accused of being responsible for the breach of a worldwide embargo on the J.K. Rowling book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the Fair Work Commission has found.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:10:03 GMT)

'Outstanding': Banker Steven Skala tapped to lead refresh of green bank board
The Turnbull government has named investment banker and former ABC director Steven Skala as the new chair of its $10 billion green investment agency in a move welcomed by the renewable energy industry.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:00:00 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Thursday July 20
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with superquiz and Target.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 11:22:02 GMT)

Australian woman Justine Damond rescued trapped ducklings weeks before she was shot by police
Weeks before she was shot dead by police, Justine Damond climbed into a storm drain and rescued a group of ducklings.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:54:07 GMT)

Pelvic mesh victims blamed by 'asleep at wheel' health system, inquiry to hear
Pelvic mesh scandal has exposed a health system "asleep at the wheel' Senate inquiry will hear next month.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:10:02 GMT)

Telstra shares drop as dividend in focus
Telstra finds itself under renewed investor scrutiny after comments from chairman John Mullen added to speculation about dividend sustainability.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:31:17 GMT)

Eighth year of growth for super funds
Super funds have delivered their best returns in three years despite the political and economic uncertainty that dominated financial markets in 2016/17.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:51:18 GMT)

Woolies deal boosts sanitiser maker Zoono
Hand sanitiser maker Zoono Group's shares have jumped by more than five per cent after it announced Woolworths will stock its product.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:11:18 GMT)

High density Sydney: How your suburb rates, according to the 2016 census
Sydney Olympic Park might have the highest density in all of Sydney but there are now 15 suburbs where 90 per cent or more of us live in an apartment.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:34:02 GMT)

China the toast of Aussie wine exporters
Exports of Australian wine to China continue to soar, as consumers there move towards everyday consumption.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:02:15 GMT)

IAG centralises Australia operations
IAG will create an Australian division as part of a move to cut operating costs by $250 million by the end of 2019.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:45:13 GMT)

Banks 'well placed' to build APRA capital
Australia's four biggest banks will have to hold billions of extra dollars after APRA raised their Tier One capital ratio requirement, but they should manage.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:47:16 GMT)

Oil, copper weigh on BHP's iron ore growth
BHP Billiton met its full year target for iron ore production but has fallen short in copper and expects a decline in petroleum output in the year ahead.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:37:13 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market on Wednesday.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:24:11 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world's major stock markets
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 22:16:11 GMT)

Bank rally leads share market higher
Shares in the major banks have posted their best gains of 2017 after the financial regulator introduced new capital measures that were not as tough as feared.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:19:11 GMT)

Superquiz and Target, Wednesday July 19
Trivia and word buffs: test your knowledge with superquiz and Target.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 07:06:01 GMT)

Calls for drug policy rethink as hospitals ration 'critical' painkiller fentanyl
Australian hospitals are being forced to ration a painkiller used in millions of operations each year.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 11:28:04 GMT)

'Almost exponential': Green bank eyes rapid renewables growth as doubts linger
Investments by the government's $10 billion clean energy fund are growing at an "almost exponential" rate but growth could shudder to a halt if the industry's post-2020 policy is not settled, according to the agency's new head.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:41:05 GMT)

Weak Asian demand hits cattle exporter
Cattle exporter Wellard says high prices have hurt demand for Australian cattle in Asian markets, and the company made a loss in the 2016/17 financial year.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:46:15 GMT)

Aussie dollar surges on RBA remarks
An optimistic assessment of the economy in the minutes of the RBA's July policy meeting and a weak greenback has pushed the Aussie dollar to a two-year high.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:31:13 GMT)

Spotless waves white flag in Downer battle
The directors of Spotless Group have recommended shareholders accept a $1.3 billion takeover offer from Downer EDI, after previously advising against it.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:30:13 GMT)

Consumer sentiment index edges lower
The latest weekly ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index has slipped 0.4 per cent with households less optimistic towards their current financial situation.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:12:13 GMT)

Tragedy still hurting theme park industry
Village Roadshow expects a fall in earnings from Movie World, Sea World and Wet'n'Wild, as the fatal Dreamworld accident continues to impact the industry.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:15:13 GMT)

Oil Search output dips in June quarter
PNG-focused producer Oil Search has posted a four per cent decline in June quarter output because of planned maintenance at its facilities.
(Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:40:14 GMT)

CIMIC boosts dividend as profit grows
Construction and contract mining giant CIMIC Group has increased its dividend by 25 per cent after achieving 22 per cent profit growth.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:31:13 GMT)

Rio Tinto trims iron ore shipment target
Rio Tinto expects full year iron ore shipments to be at the lower end of its guidance range, after a six per cent dip in the June quarter.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 05:15:13 GMT)

Stocks to watch at Tuesday's close
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market on Tuesday.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 06:31:11 GMT)

NZ retailer Briscoe gets ASX debut date
Shares in NZ retailer Briscoe Group will be officially quoted on the Australian Securities Exchange this week, giving it a listing on both sides of the Tasman.
(Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:35:13 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world's major stock markets
(Mon, 17 Jul 2017 21:00:11 GMT)

$A at two-year high as stocks slump
The share market has fallen as the Australian dollar surged to two-year highs and weighed on export-focused companies.
(Tue, 18 Jul 2017 07:19:11 GMT)

Superquiz and Target: Tuesday, July 18
Trivia and word buffs: try today's superquiz interactive graphic and Target.
(Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:10:02 GMT)

Australian skydiver Miles Cottman hospitalised after horrific crash
The Australian, a professional skydiver, clipped a tree while travelling at an estimated 120 km/h and has suffered numerous injuries.
(Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:04:09 GMT)

Bellamy's offers investors a refund
Bellamy's is offering refunds to recent investors, following the suspension of a key licence at the Infant formula maker's Camperdown Powder canning facility.
(Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:15:13 GMT)