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(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:23:11 GMT)

Aust, France boost counter-terror effort
Prime Minister Tony Abbott and French President Francois Hollande have agreed to stronger co-operation between the countries on counter-terrorism efforts.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:16:11 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:05:11 GMT)

Trial of taxpayer-funded nannies announced
The Abbott government has announced a two year pilot program for taxpayer subsidised nannies to help meet families' childcare needs.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:01:11 GMT)

Australian market set to open flat
The Australian sharemarket looks set to open flat.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:59:11 GMT)

$A follows global shares higher
The Australian dollar has risen after a positve lead from global stocks ahead of this week's US Federal Reserve meeting.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:58:11 GMT)

Executions will proceed: Indon tells Aust
Indonesia's foreign minister offered no hope of a reprieve for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran in a letter to Julie Bishop on Monday night.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 21:12:11 GMT)

Hope for autistic boy who may be deported
The federal immigration minister has indicated he may intervene to save a young boy with autism and his mother from being deported.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:35:11 GMT)

Folau name back in rep rugby league
His older brother may be a tri-code, dual international but John Folau could achieve something Israel hasn't in Tonga's clash with Samoa on Saturday.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:24:11 GMT)

Smith endorses Inglis as Roos skipper
Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith has endorsed Greg Inglis as a future Test captain in what may yet prompt the NRL superstar to re-think a code switch.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:18:11 GMT)

Daley won't risk an injured Gallen
Blues coach Laurie Daley says he won't risk carrying an injured Paul Gallen into the NSW camp for State of Origin I.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:14:11 GMT)

Ryan James firming as Origin bolter
Since turning himself into an 80-minute NRL workhorse, Gold Coast Titans backrower Ryan James is firming as a State of Origin bolter.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:11:11 GMT)

1150 Australians accounted for in Nepal
Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishops says 1150 people have now been contacted, up from about 830 on Monday, and they are "safe and well". For
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 20:46:11 GMT)

Knox abuse hearing to resume
A former teacher at an elite Sydney grammar school who was picked up by police will give evidence when a child abuse hearing resumes.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 17:34:16 GMT)

Medal hopes on the up: AIS
The Australian Institute of Sport expects the Olympic team to finish higher up the medals table in Rio after slipping to 10th in London.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:09:11 GMT)

Medal hopes on the up: ASC
The Australian Sports Commission expects the Olympic team to finish higher up the medals table in Rio after slipping to 10th in London.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:08:11 GMT)

Kangaroos planning for the end of the sub
The groundswell of opposition to the sub rule has grown to the point that North Melbourne coach Brad Scott is already planning for life without it.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:03:11 GMT)

Del Piero benched in PFA team of decade
Alessandro Del Piero only makes the bench for the PFA's A-League Team of the Decade, which features Thomas Broich, Shane Smeltz and Besart Berisha.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:39:11 GMT)

Australian woman killed in Nepal
An Australian woman has died after an avalanche swept through Everest base camp.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:10:11 GMT)

Roos call-up stalls Myles' NRL talks
Nate Myles says a surprise Kangaroos call-up for Friday night's trans-Tasman Test has stalled talks he had scheduled this wth NRL clubs.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:19:16 GMT)

Greens reveal post-2020 emissions targets
The Greens have laid out their post-2020 carbon emissions reduction targets and they're more ambitious than the goals of the government's advisory body.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:08:11 GMT)

Mogg still harbours Wallabies ambition
Brumbies fullback Jesse Mogg says he's probably left his run for a Wallabies World Cup berth too late, but would still love to play for Australia.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:04:11 GMT)

Tears flow for Roos debutant Chambers
Will Chambers says tears flowed after he was eventually told about his Kangaroos debut before receiving a message of support from the man he replaced.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:58:11 GMT)

ASX bringing in stricter guidance rules
Mining giant BHP Billiton is backing an ASX plan for stricter rules on company earnings guidances, but an investor group has concerns.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:37:11 GMT)

Australian Islamic State doctor Tareq Kamleh's sudden change after mystery trip in 2013
Australian Jihadist doctor Tareq Kamleh morphed suddenly from a partying "playboy" doctor to a strict Muslim after a mysterious camping trip, former colleagues say.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:36:33 GMT)

Janko yet to sign but Sydney FC confident
Sydney FC chairman Scott Barlow says he's confident star striker Marc Janko will sign on the dotted line.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:31:11 GMT)

Daley keen to stick with NSW incumbents
NSW mentor Laurie Daley is keen to show loyalty to the players who won him last year's State or Origin series.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:23:11 GMT)

Pies, Bomber fined for Anzac Day melee
The match review panel has fined six players after assessing round four AFL action with four of those involved in the same incident at the MCG.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:18:11 GMT)

Clarkson wishes he'd kept walking
Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson has expressed his regret over his part in the physical altercation that occurred in Adelaide on Saturday night.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 12:44:11 GMT)

Broader explanation needed beyond budget
Tax experts are urging an explanation from the Abbott government on how it sees a variety of government reviews fitting together.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:01:12 GMT)

Kiwi to miss Test debut for second time
Suspension looks set to rob luckless New Zealand winger Dallin Watene-Zelezniak of a rugby league Test debut for a second time.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:10:11 GMT)

Home affordability in Sydney tightens up
Soaring house prices in Sydney and Melbourne are eroding housing affordability, increasing the risk of defaults when interest rates rise.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:27:11 GMT)

Goodes pushing for senior Swans recall
Sydney veteran Adam Goodes is pushing for a recall to the Swans' senior team after a second strong effort in the reserves.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:59:11 GMT)

Malcolm Turnbull did not request Scott McIntyre sacking
Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull alerted SBS managing director Michael Ebeid to "offensive" Anzac Day tweets by former journalist Scott McIntyre, but did not appeal for McIntyre to be sacked, Fairfax Media has confirmed.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 19:30:33 GMT)

Gay Liberal senator Dean Smith slams Tanya Plibersek over gay marriage move
Deputy Labor leader Tanya Plibersek has "wrecked" progress within the Liberal Party towards a conscience vote on same-sex marriage, the Liberal Party's first openly gay federal parliamentarian says.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:52:32 GMT)

Heighington faces up to five weeks out
Cronulla's Chris Heighington faces an NRL suspension for up to five weeks for his lifting tackle on Panther Jeremy Latimore.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:54:11 GMT)

Johnson: Benji deserved a Kiwis Test shot
Shaun Johnson believes Benji Marshall's NRL form was strong enough to earn a recall for New Zealand's Test team.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:09:11 GMT)

Tough AFL month ahead for Demons
Melbourne AFL coach Paul Roos says the Demons can draw from their fighting win over the Tigers to tackle unbeaten Fremantle.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:00:14 GMT)

Trapped climbers evacuated by helicopter from Mt Everest
Helicopters have rescued hundreds of climbers stuck on Mount Everest
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:35:42 GMT)

Jakarta refused Anzac Day request
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop is disappointed Indonesia gave the Bali Nine duo their 72-hour notice of their executions on Anzac Day.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:40:11 GMT)

Gen Y hiding credit card spend: survey
A quarter of Gen Y are estimated to make secret credit card purchases and hide their spending from others, a survey shows.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:36:11 GMT)

Waratahs plan to thwart Brumbies maul
NSW Waratahs are conscious of the potential threat posed by the Brumbies rolling maul in Friday's big Super Rugby showdown in Canberra.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:32:11 GMT)

Plibersek preferred Labor leader
A new poll shows Labor deputy Tanya Plibersek has the edge over Bill Shorten as preferred Labor leader.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:31:11 GMT)

Company directors 'must face fines' for deaths
Negligent company directors would be held personally liable and face heavy penalties including jail when an employee is killed in the workplace, under major reforms being urged by trade unions.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:39:32 GMT)

Lie wasn't intentional: Bianca Rinehart
Gina Rinehart's estranged daughter Bianca says she didn't understand the true ramifications of signing a family deed and now believes it was to "silence us".
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:47:11 GMT)

'I once was lost but now am found': Anzac's grave finally named
Athol Kirkland, a labourer from the Mudgee region in NSW, died in action in early April 1918.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:36:15 GMT)

Caltex margins soar on low oil price
Caltex's refining margins more than tripled in March as the Lytton refinery benefited from low crude oil prices.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:27:11 GMT)

'The crisis is not over' in NSW says Baird
Emergency workers in NSW are trying to clear the backlog of jobs before predicted storms arrive later in the week.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:25:11 GMT)

Crows confidence not dented: Jacobs
Adelaide ruckman Sam Jacobs says the Crows remain confident despite a shock 57-point loss to the Western Bulldogs.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:42:11 GMT)

Port's Gray in doubt for AFL showdown
Port Adelaide's Robbie Gray is a doubtful starter against Adelaide in Sunday's AFL grudge match.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:51:11 GMT)

Chelsea won't humiliate Sydney FC: Barlow
Sydney will take on EPL title favourites Chelsea on June 2 and Sydney chairman Scott Barlow says he's confident the A-League side won't be humiliated.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:55:11 GMT)

Did Crows players jetty jump?
The big question in Adelaide is: did Crows players jetty jump at dawn as punishment for Sunday's AFL loss to the Western Bulldogs?
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:38:11 GMT)

Do Not Call numbers now permanent
Numbers listed on the Do Not Call register will now remain on there permanently instead of expiring after eight years.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:35:11 GMT)

No more excuses: Lions captain Rockliff
Brisbane captain Tom Rockliff has urged the winless AFL team to be bolder with their decision making on the field.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:34:12 GMT)

Tigers need to be more consistent: Cotchin
Tigers captain Trent Cotchin says reviving Richmond's fortunes against the Cats rests on improved consistency in their AFL clash.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:49:12 GMT)

Bird shaping as Origin star of the future
Six weeks ago Cronulla young gun Jack Bird was questioning whether he was up to NRL standard and now he is preparing to press his Origin claims.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:07:11 GMT)

Vic Ed Dept chief sacked over IBAC inquiry
Ex-Victorian Education Department financial management general manager Nino Napoli has been the first scalp claimed by anti-corruption hearings in Melbourne.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:13:11 GMT)

SBY cancels Perth trip ahead of executions
Former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has postponed a visit to Perth ahead of the imminent executions of two Australian drug smugglers.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:42:11 GMT)

No veterans leaving any time soon: Smith
Cameron Smith reckons no one will be following Justin Hodges' lead and retiring from representative footy any time soon despite the Roos' succession plan.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:51:11 GMT)

Reds players told to get over oval call
Adelaide United's boss has told the club to forget disappointment at playing their A-League elimination final at Adelaide Oval
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:16:18 GMT)

Bali and subs on Abbott's Paris agenda
Prime Minister Tony Abbott will meet with French President Francois Hollande in Paris to discuss the Bali executions and submarines.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 03:30:11 GMT)

Aust fund tops Global Climate Index
Local Government Super is ranked number one the Global Climate Index, while Australian funds collectively rank second in the world.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:20:11 GMT)

BHP unpaid tax bill may exceed $522m
BHP Billiton has been hit with a $522 million bill from the Tax Office, in relation to alleged tax avoidance in Singapore, with investigations continuing.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:19:11 GMT)

Ten and Foxtel in talks
Ten is in talks with Foxtel about a potential investment by the pay TV player, but is playing down speculation they are close to a deal.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:49:21 GMT)

Villages 'gone' in Nepal: Aust survivor
Survivors of the deadly earthquake in Nepal say the struggle is just beginning, with lives, homes and infrastructure left devastated.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:43:11 GMT)

Lower $A will boost GDP, economist says
A market economist says economic growth will get a big boost from a large depreciation in the Australian dollar.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:41:18 GMT)

Aussie investors are more cautious
Australian investors care more about saving for their retirement than growing their wealth, a global survey has found.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:37:26 GMT)

Australian connections to Nepal quake
Officials, families and friends are still trying to trace the 200 or more Australians missing in the earthquake and major aftershock which hit on the weekend.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 09:22:11 GMT)

Bendigo Bank issues preference shares
Bendigo Bank will issue around $200 million worth of new convertible preference shares.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:06:20 GMT)

Billy Gordon isn't the victim: Springborg
Embattled MP Billy Gordon is referring Queensland Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg to the police after he released private documents to the media.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:52:11 GMT)

PanAust asks shareholders to bin $1.1b bid
PanAust has urged shareholders to reject a Chinese company's $1.1b takeover bid for the copper and gold miner, saying it is too low.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:46:11 GMT)

Foley concedes Olympic Sevens may be out
Wallaby five-eighth Bernard Foley says it may not be possible for him to return to the Australian sevens team for the 2016 Olympics.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 04:08:11 GMT)

McAleese and Atlas continue talks
McAleese has extended the voluntary suspension of its shares by up to five days as it continues talks with Atlas Iron about haulage services.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:04:12 GMT)

Hills shares dive on profit warning
Shares in technology group Hills have fallen after it downgraded its full year profit guidance because of project delays and weaker government spending.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:55:11 GMT)

Indonesia ignored Anzac plea: Bishop
The Australian government is continuing to appeal for a change of heart on the Indonesian executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 05:28:11 GMT)

Bonds firm on weak US economic data
Australian bond prices are firmer following the release of soft economic data out of the US and worries over Greek debt negotiations.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:45:11 GMT)

TPG and M2 battle for iiNet
M2 Group has entered the race to take over fellow internet provider iiNet, setting itself up against rival TPG Telecom.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:27:11 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Monday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Monday
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:22:11 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:58:11 GMT)

NBN Co shortens its name
NBN Co, the company rolling out the national broadband network, is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to shorten its name.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:04:14 GMT)

More than 830 Australians safe in Nepal
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says authorities have confirmed the welfare of more than 830 Australians in earthquake-stricken Nepal.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:35:26 GMT)

Push for binding Labor gay marriage vote
Labor is gearing up for a battle over gay marriage at its national conference in July with deputy leader Tanya Plibersek pushing for a binding vote.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 23:55:35 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:19:17 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 21:17:11 GMT)

Big miners push ASX to two-week high
The Australian share market has edged closer to the 6,000 mark as a recovery in iron ore prices helped the big miners.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 07:18:11 GMT)

$A weaker ahead of RBA Governor speech
The local currency is slightly weaker ahead of a speech from RBA governor Glenn Stevens on Tuesday morning.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:04:11 GMT)

Last minute lobbying of Indonesia
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia continues to make strong representations to Indonesia to save the lives of two death row inmates.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:35:17 GMT)

PM shocked by Aussie IS doctor
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says doctors should be saving lives not taking lives after an Australian doctor joined Islamic State extremists.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:28:23 GMT)

Keep trying relatives in Nepal: PM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says people should contact the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade if they can't make contact with relatives in Nepal.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:19:19 GMT)

Fit Victory out to take next step
Fahid Ben Khalfallah's bench antics and Archie Thompson's megaphone chanting were the highlights from Melbourne Victory's premiership celebrations.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:09:16 GMT)

Self-doubt hits Josh Reynolds
Bulldogs playmaker Josh Reynolds has admitted to second guessing himself as he fights to retain his NSW No.6 jersey.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:55:11 GMT)

Houli's sadness at AFL vilification storm
Richmond's Bachar Houli has responded to the vilification controversy he has been engulfed in after comments reportedly made at the MCG on Friday night.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 11:52:11 GMT)

Target pensioners' family home: think tank
The Centre For Independent Studies says asset-rich pensioners should not be treated the same as those with little savings.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 00:04:13 GMT)

Australian woman killed in Nepal quake
An Australian woman is among at least 19 trekkers killed at the Mount Everest base camp.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 10:26:11 GMT)

Record Anzac Day crowds could return to Gallipoli next year, say organisers
Organisers behind the Anzac Day dawn service at Gallipoli are expecting almost as many people to pack the battlefield site for next year's ceremony.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 16:25:18 GMT)

Australian among Everest avalanche dead, says tour company
An Australian is reportedly among at least 19 people killed at Mount Everest's base camp in an earthquake-triggered avalanche.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 15:52:08 GMT)

Senior bureaucrat Sonia Sharp to leave after public sector commissioner review
A senior state government bureaucrat will resign following criticism of her handling of an English child sex abuse crisis by an inquiry.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:15:00 GMT)

ETU faces the Royal Commission into trade unions
 
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:15:00 GMT)

IPART to assess whether Sydney councils must merge
The fate of the state's 152 councils will be in the hands of the independent pricing watchdog, which will assess whether they have the "scale and capacity" to avoid mergers.
(Mon, 27 Apr 2015 02:35:31 GMT)

IBAC turning spotlight on alleged fraudulent use of education funds
Victoria's anti-corruption agency will on Monday outline explosive details of how millions of dollars meant to benefit students has been stolen or fraudulently misused by a ring of allegedly crooked senior public servants and school leaders.
(Sun, 26 Apr 2015 14:15:16 GMT)