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RBA boss worried about lending standards
Reserve Bank of Australia governor Glenn Stevens said it is important to keep a close eye on lending standards when housing prices are rising rapidly.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:40:20 GMT)

Boart prepares for major turnaround
Troubled mining services outfit Boart Longyear has sealed a deal with its biggest investor amid hopes of turning its business around.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:34:18 GMT)

Defence chief flags longer training job in Iraq
Australia's Defence Chief Mark Binskin says international forces may have to undertake a longer-term role training Iraqi forces beyond the immediate job of stopping the Islamic State.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:08:38 GMT)

New ownership structure for NRL club Manly
Restless star forward Anthony Watmough could stay at Manly after multi-millionaire Rick Penn reportedly bought out his co-owner at the NRL club.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:12:16 GMT)

AGL hopeful of lifting profit
AGL Energy is hopeful of lifting its underlying profit this financial year amid hopes of a colder winter in 2015.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:52:17 GMT)

Speaker says Australian parliament safe
The Speaker of the House of Representatives has assured Australia's politicians and federal parliamentary staff following an attack on Canada's parliament.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:40:22 GMT)

iPhone 6 boosts Telstra
Telstra boss David Thodey says the telco performed well during the first quarter of the 2015 financial year, helped by the new iPhone.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:29:29 GMT)

API confident of reversing earnings slump
The owner of Priceline pharmacies, API, is confident of lifting its earnings in the year ahead after asset writedowns dragged it into the red.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:43:15 GMT)

'Dons want AFL anti-doping hearing
The 34 current and past Essendon players facing ASADA show-cause notices want to go before an AFL anti-doping tribunal as soon as possible.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:31:18 GMT)

Oil Search lifts production 81%
Oil Search will pay out more of its profits to shareholders after lifting production 81 per cent during the September quarter.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:02:14 GMT)

Morrison denies wanting Ebola role
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says reports he wants to take control of protecting Australia from Ebola are "complete and utter rubbish".
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:05:20 GMT)

RBA, banks work to change the way we pay
The Reserve Bank says the banking industry is working to change the way Australians pay, to keep up with the rest of the world.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:28:16 GMT)

Stocks to watch on Thursday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Thursday
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:53:11 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:52:11 GMT)

No plan yet for small plane in Indonesia
The government is seeking details from consular officials in Indonesia after jets forced Australian pilot to land over alleged airspace violation.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:46:15 GMT)

Bishop speaks to Canada minister on attack
It's still too early to tell whether or not the shooting attack on Canada's parliament is related to terrorism, the foreign minster says.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:16:15 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:18:11 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:10:22 GMT)

Aust shares open lower
The Australian share market at open on Thursday
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:14:11 GMT)

$A lower after better US inflation figures
Better-than-expected US inflation figures have dented the Australian dollar.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:20:12 GMT)

Elderly Vic couple, son shot dead
An elderly couple and the woman's son have been shot dead in a neighbourhood dispute in rural Victoria.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:37:16 GMT)

Doctor who helped tell world of Ethiopian famine calls for action on Ebola
It was television news that changed the world, forced wealthy Western audiences in their living rooms to confront pitiful, starving African children and drove Irish rocker Bob Geldof on a quest to end poverty.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:34:33 GMT)

Australia must tread warily against Islamic State
When western governments consider actions beyond air strikes, military advice and humanitarian aid, the bar must be set very high indeed.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

Misquoting Gough Whitlam a life sentence
Gough Whitlam forgave Malcolm Fraser in later years. But did he forgive this newspaper reporter?
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

Whitlam eyed our conscience, not our wallet
The great man rekindled hope for a generation that the Labor Party was electable.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:02:11 GMT)

Melbourne's KISA phone keeps it simple always
Melbourne company KISA has developed a phone that makes and takes calls – how retro. No touchscreen, no texting, no camera, no social media and no complicated set-up.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:45:00 GMT)

Vicki Dunne broadcasts Legislative Assembly public image revamp
Canberra's Speaker has advised that the broadcasting and publishing of images from the public gallery will be allowed.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:45:00 GMT)

Gang-gang. 100 years ago. Soldiers' smokes were the pancea of all ills
John McCormack, the Irish tenor, has donated a million cigarettes to the Great War troops, Ian Warden writes.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:45:00 GMT)

Immigration, Customs plan cull of bosses for merged entity
Senior executives to be shown the door after a "Transition Process".
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:30:00 GMT)

Government denies asking Diggers to take pay cut
The controversy over the pay and conditions of Australia's 57,000 sailors, soldiers and Air Force personnel that has been raging for two weeks, continues.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:30:00 GMT)

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick wins 2014 Women of Influence award
All nine judges for the 100 Women of Influence awards voted Elizabeth Broderick not only winner of the Diversity category but also 2014's overall winner.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:30:00 GMT)

Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick chosen as 2014 Woman of Influence
Judges recognise Elizabeth Broderick's dedication to ensuring women have the opportunity to more flexibly balance paid work and unpaid caring.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:30:00 GMT)

Noyce moved aside in Sharks restructure
Sharks boss Steve Noyce has been moved aside by the NRL club in a management restructure.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:07:15 GMT)

Extra help needed for drought-hit students
Farmers hit by drought in remote areas of Queensland are struggling to afford sending their children to boarding school.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:01:23 GMT)

Same-sex couple prepare to tie the knot again
Jennifer and Glenda Lloyd form one of just 31 same-sex couples who married before the ACT law was found to be inconsistent with the Commonwealth Marriage Act and was thrown out.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:51:24 GMT)

Golfer Schwartzel wants Perth win
Former Masters champion Charl Schwartzel says the arrival of his first child has helped him put things into perspective when he plays golf.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:34:15 GMT)

Rebate for scans will be less: health dept
The health department says changes to bulk billing for diagnositic imaging services won't necessarily mean patients will be worse off.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:21:18 GMT)

Rooster forward cleared after pub fracas
Sydney Roosters' NRL forward Frank-Paul Nu'uausala has been cleared of any wrongdoing after an incident that saw a man get punched in the face.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:07:16 GMT)

Gerrans aims for more cycling success
Simon Gerrans plans to repeat the race schedule that has worked so well for him over the last three seasons.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:55:16 GMT)

Petkovic to miss A-League clash with Roar
Sydney FC defender Nikola Petkovic will miss his side's A-League clash with the Brisbane Roar after the MRP ruled his red-carding would stand.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:45:16 GMT)

Tony Abbott and Barack Obama hold talks on Iraq, Ebola and G20
Complex and potentially worsening problems across the world, from terrorism to disease outbreaks and economic challenges, dominated phone talks between US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Wednesday.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:23:01 GMT)

HSU election candidates knocked out in Federal Court
The main challenger in elections for a troubled HSU branch has been barred from contesting the poll after the Federal Court ruled he was ineligible to stand
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:30:00 GMT)

Indonesian air force intercepts Australian plane
An Australian light aircraft flying from Darwin has been forced to land by two Sukhoi fighter jets because it was in Indonesian airspace without permission.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:18:23 GMT)

Abbott government 'intent on destroying renewable industry', companies say
The Abbott government appears determined to destroy the emerging renewable energy sector to protect Australia's fossil fuel industry if its plans to lower the clean energy target are any guide, wind farm developers said.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:45:54 GMT)

Pulver defends rugby from 'mess' claim
ARU boss Bill Pulver has rejected the idea Australian rugby is in a "complete mess" following one of the most turbulent fortnights in the sport's history.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:12:23 GMT)

Question Time: Mark Moldre, musician share his memories
Insight into Mark Moldre musician's private world.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:22:33 GMT)

Barba set to join Broncos NRL exodus
Former Dally M winner Ben Barba is poised to join Cronulla as Wayne Bennett takes full control at the Brisbane Broncos.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:00:25 GMT)

Fixed phone customers 'won't pay more'
Telstra CEO David Thodey insists retail customers won't be worse off as its competitors plug into the NBN instead of the telco's old copper lines.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:44:15 GMT)

Wanderers gearing up for Al-Hilal
Western Sydney Wanderers are putting their poor A-League form behind them and fully focusing on Saturday's ACL final first leg with Al-Hilal.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:33:17 GMT)

Small Roos pack to muscle up: Thaiday
Reluctant front-rower Sam Thaiday has accepted the challenge to lead the way for Australia's under-sized forward pack.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:33:16 GMT)

ANU doesn't feel bullied by PM over shares
Australian National University vice-chancellor Ian Young says the decision to divest shares in resource companies wasn't a significant move.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:27:19 GMT)

Raudonikis' good news in cancer battle
Rugby league legend Tommy Raudonikis appears to be winning his battle with throat cancer.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:25:19 GMT)

House price growth softens
Sydney remains the only shining star in a survey of September quarter house prices.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:14:18 GMT)

CPI shines light on lower electricity bill
The annual rate of inflation has slowed to 2.3 per cent, helped by a 5.1 per cent drop in electricity prices.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:55:20 GMT)

Sex abuse victim tells royal commission the NSW government legal strategy seemed 'like they wanted to drag out our hurt'
The NSW government's tough, drawn-out legal response to a damages claim brought by 15 victims of child sexual abuse felt like an attempt to "drag out our hurt", one victim has told the royal commission.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:30:03 GMT)

Hooper favoured for second Eales Medal
Ultra-consistent flanker Michael Hooper is favoured to become the first back-to-back winner of the John Eales Medal.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:40:16 GMT)

Beale's Wallabies fate decided on Friday
Kurtley Beale's future in Australian rugby will be decided at a code-of-conduct hearing on Friday, the same day the Wallabies head off on their spring tour.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:15:20 GMT)

Teen jihadist Abdullah Elmir groomed like paedophile victim: terrorism expert
A Sydney teenager who ran away to join jihadists in Syria is the pawn of terrorists who groomed him just as paedophiles groom victims, a terrorism expert says.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:28:06 GMT)

Vic ice user jailed over fatal shooting
A Victorian ice addict who shot a man he thought had stolen his friend's van has been jailed for 11 years.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:55:16 GMT)

Hit Man book may have inspired WA killer
The books The Ice Man and The Hit Man "possibly" gave a Perth drug dealer's protege ideas about how to kill and dismember his mentor, a court has heard.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:09:15 GMT)

NBN complaints rise as rollout grows
The Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman says NBN-related complaints increased every quarter over the last financial year.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:01:23 GMT)

Teen jihadist 'groomed': expert
While Sydney teenager Abdullah Elmir might think he's a star, terrorism expert Prof Greg Barton says he's being used as a pawn by IS terrorists.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:41:18 GMT)

Abbott in terror talks with Canada PM
Tony Abbott has spoken with the Canadian PM to express Australia's solidarity in fighting terrorism after a soldier was killed in Quebec.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:37:15 GMT)

One-third of injury reports linked with cosmetics
Thousands of Australians are being injured by mislabelled and poor quality products, with one-third of injury reports made to the consumer watchdog in the past year relating to cosmetics.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:18:13 GMT)

Carbon tax axe aiding economy: Cormann
A 5.1 per cent drop in electricity prices is the result of the Abbott government scrapping the carbon tax, Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:24:16 GMT)

Police lost chance to arrest Batty killer
An inquest into the death of Luke Batty has heard police missed the chance to arrest his killer Greg Anderson two weeks before the attack.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:12:15 GMT)

Aust ready for outbreak, health boss
Health department secretary Martin Knowles has contradicted his chief medical officer by declaring Australia ready for a regional outbreak of Ebola.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:16:15 GMT)

Cheika given chance to work rugby magic
New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has been given the opportunity to turn around Australia's fortunes after doing just that for NSW.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:04:16 GMT)

Khawaja hits successive century for Qld
Queensland posted 7-266 in its one-day cup match against Western Australia after Usman Khawaja hit his second successive century.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:56:16 GMT)

NBN rollout continues as copper networks switch off in Ngunnawal and Amaroo
Landline telephones in up to 2700 homes and businesses in Ngunnawal and Amaroo will be disconnected from Thursday.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:59:43 GMT)

RBA slammed for property investor u-turn
The Reserve Bank is being criticised for not trying to curb risky lending to property investors sooner.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:47:15 GMT)

Solid sales lift Super Retail Group shares
Super Retail Group has unveiled a solid rise in quarterly sales, aided by a strong performance by its automotive and sports store chains.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:26:16 GMT)

Govt, Labor hold talks on renewables
Talks will start on Wednesday between the coalition and Labor to get a deal to secure the future of the renewable energy target.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:22:17 GMT)

Five uncapped players in Wallabies squad
Melbourne Rebels loose forward Sean McMahon and Western Force prop Tetera Faulkner are the bolters in the Wallabies squad to tour Europe.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:18:16 GMT)

Buckley talks up 'Pies in AFL
Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley is happy to predict a bright short-term future for his team, despite their problems this year.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:23:16 GMT)

Defence draws up Ebola transport plans
Defence is developing a capability to transport Ebola patients home from within the Asia-Pacific region.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:45:15 GMT)

Home invasion victims bound, beaten: court
A man accused of murdering Sydney truck driver Keith Cini and assaulting his wife Luci was allegedly armed with a pick handle during the attack.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:03:16 GMT)

Audi A6 builds on already impressive blueprint
The Teutonic interior is typically well crafted and opulent, with high quality materials adorning all the important contact points.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:35:44 GMT)

Demand for Canberra workers perks up
Job vacancies posted on the internet fell 0.8 per cent in September, but the ACT bucked the trend, jumping 7.8 per cent in the month.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:25:20 GMT)

Govt, Labor in talks on renewable energy
The federal government has set out its negotiating terms on the renewable energy target and held its first meeting with Labor.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:28:15 GMT)

Woman calls for Zoe's law after baby dies
A NSW woman has called for Zoe's law to be passed after a drug-affected driver caused a crash that killed her unborn baby.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:46:16 GMT)

Glory set sights on new training base
Perth Glory are keen to build a new elite training facility in Duncraig where they can house their A-League, W-League and Youth teams.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:06:16 GMT)

Samoa coach blasts stood down trio
Samoan players Reni Maitua, Tautau Moga and Sauaso Sue shouldn't have been drinking at a Brisbane nightclub, according to coach Matt Parish.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:01:19 GMT)

City back Villa for A-League return
Spanish striker David Villa is set to return to parent club New York City after the Melbourne derby but Melbourne City hope he will return quickly.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:58:16 GMT)

Inflation slows after carbon tax axed
The inflation rate has decreased to its slowest pace in a year as a result of falling electricity and petrol prices.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:54:19 GMT)

Parents support Vic kinder strike: union
Parents understand the need for better early childhood education and support a 24-hour strike by preschool teachers, says their union.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:55:21 GMT)

Origin boss rejects calls to reserve gas
Origin Energy boss Grant King says a proposal to restrict gas exports in an effort to rein in expected price rises would ultimately hurt Australia.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:47:15 GMT)

Fury review: Brad Pitt's hyper-real war epic unconvincing
This David Ayer film has the feel of a hyper-realistic video game but little of the dramatic material is convincing.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:01:34 GMT)

G8 Education expands with 20 new centres
Childcare provider G8 Education has launched a $100m capital raising to help expand with the purchase of another 20 centres.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:18:17 GMT)

Cheika to coach Wallabies his way
New Wallabies coach Michael Cheika has already shown he will plot the side's path to Rugby World Cup glory in his own signature style.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:11:19 GMT)

Consumer spending to boost economy in 2015
A lift in consumer spending is expected to give the Australian economy a shot in the arm next year.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:04:16 GMT)

Aust to commit extra $15 million in aid
The federal government will send extra aid to people in Iraq and Syria, particularly refugees facing an added danger as winter approaches.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:44:17 GMT)

SA beat Tasmania in one day cricket match
South Australia have won their last match of the one day cup series against Tasmania by 37 runs.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:25:18 GMT)

Race row academic paid $8250 for review
Professor Barry Spurr, who has become mired in a racism scandal, was paid more than $8000 in taxpayer funds for his work on the national curriculum review.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:35:16 GMT)

Govt not intimidated by Wilkie court move
The government says it won't be intimidated by calls for the International Criminal Court to investigate its handling of asylum seekers.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:45:17 GMT)

Special forces ready to head for Iraq
RAAF Super Hornets have conducted 56 sorties over Iraq, successfully destroying a number of Islamic State targets, Defence says.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:32:15 GMT)

Melb City blow: Koren out till December
Melbourne City import Robert Koren has suffered a calf muscle injury that will rule him out of the A-League until at least December.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:19:17 GMT)

Khawaja injured in Qld one-day win
Queensland have moved through to the one-day cup finals with a win over WA but it has come at a cost with Usman Khawaja suffering a suspected broken hand.
(Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:21:15 GMT)

Woolworths rejects Big W sale rumour
Woolworths has rejected a report suggesting it is considering selling off its discount variety chain Big W.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:06:18 GMT)

Wallabies mess un-Australian: Eddie Jones
Former Wallabies coach Eddie Jones says it's 'un-Australian' that the team are without a coach, just 48 hours before they're set to fly to Europe.
(Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:57:16 GMT)