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Leapai beaten in heavyweight bout
American heavyweight Mali Scott beats Alex Leapai in the Samoan's first fight since losing to multiple world champion Wladimir Klitschko.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:25:25 GMT)

Amy Bloom's sisters and their madcap 40s life
There is an impressive mix of melancholy and zaniness in Amy Bloom's latest novel - and many unforgettable characters, says Kevin Rabalais
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

Jennifer Maiden's poetry weaves the personal and the political
Jennifer Maiden's unique poetry links the personal and the political in a distinctive way, says Geoff Page.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

The way we govern - two former politicians reveal the workings of Cabinet
Two former government ministers detail the very different workings of recent Australian Cabinets.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:01 GMT)

Hardship and triumph, such is life in the Grampians
When a bushfire destroyed their vineyard, Sarah Guthrie would only shrug her shoulders and say, `That's life'.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

Medical marijuana company to list on ASX
In the United States, it is known as the dot bong boom. And although in Australia cannabis does not - yet - flow as freely, the first medical marijuana company is about to list on the Australian Stock Exchange.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:21 GMT)

Contemporary arts precinct planned for Collingwood Technical School site
The former Collingwood Technical School site on Johnston Street, already home to Circus Oz and the Melba Spiegeltent, will be transformed into a creative hub for artist studios, galleries and public spaces for exhibitions, performances and events.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:21 GMT)

Wurlitzer dusted off as Melbourne's two major musical organs join for recital
A unique cross-Collins Street recital will see up to 2000 people listen to half a concert on the grand organ at the town hall then walk across to the Regent to hear the other half on that theatre's veteran Wurlitzer.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:22 GMT)

A battle and an odyssey from Cocos remembered
Australia's first naval battle of World War I led to a remarkable odyssey.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:23 GMT)

Bring on the barbecue – it's good in any language
In Buenos Aires they call it asado, and you get it at roadside stalls cooked on huge open grills; in Sao Paolo you might find yourself eating churrasco from skewers that look like small swords; while the Merriam Webster lets North Americans get away with "barbeque".
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:24 GMT)

Racehorse retraining helps rehabilitate ex-soldiers with PTSD
Scott Brodie knows broken. He has given more than 200 thoroughbred racehorses a life after the inner circle, and a ticket out of the knackery.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:25 GMT)

Joost Bakker and chef Matt Stone get started on pop-up restaurant in Istanbul
Australia in Turkey 2015 is a year-long festival to foster international social and cultural understanding - and a pop-up restaurant from Melbourne has a starring role.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:24 GMT)

John Williams makes mark in Senate as battler for underdog
Just six years have passed since John Williams arrived in Canberra for his first day as a federal parliamentarian, but the backbencher known as "Wacka" has already made his mark.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:25 GMT)

NAPLAN results reliable indicator of VCE results for students
Students starting VCE can look back to their NAPLAN results for a prediction about their chances of gaining entry to university, research shows.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:26 GMT)

Elaine Lee: Heartbreak to fame on television
Lee felt female viewers identified with Vera in Number 96 because she was a successful self-employed businesswoman who didn't need a man but always fell in love with the wrong one.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:00 GMT)

Women stall on reaching corporate Australia's highest rungs
A BusinessDay analysis of gender diversity among ASX100 companies has found that, while companies have steadily bolstered the number of female directors in the boardroom, there has been negligible progress when it comes to adding to the ranks of senior female executives.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:26 GMT)

Uncontrollable bleeding but Katherine a survivor
A woman who has survived dozens of medical emergencies because her blood won't clot is hoping for a normal life, writes Kate Hagan.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:27 GMT)

Millions bet on Victorian racing by suspected crime syndicate
Law enforcement agencies have targeted a suspected crime syndicate deeply involved in Victorian horse racing and with ties to the AFL.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:42 GMT)

Clive Palmer's spectacular end to climate change saga
The Coalition has finally passed its Direct Action climate change policy, thanks to support from Clive Palmer. But will it work?
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:21:01 GMT)

Gang blamed for stealing Gallipoli Anzac plaques
The brass letters spelling ANZAC had sat fixed to a stone plinth on the Gallipoli Peninsula above the Aegean Sea for more than 14 years. On Friday morning, they were gone.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:43 GMT)

Al Qaeda threatens Australian fuel supplies
Australia is the only developed country without either mandated industry stockholdings, government-owned stockholdings or government control over any or some of its oil and fuel infrastructure.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:18:17 GMT)

Shine pair lead directors' trades
Two directors of Shine Corporate dominated proceedings on the directors’ trades front this week, accounting for 70 per cent of buying and selling turnover.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:15:44 GMT)

Melbourne's inner-east median house price hits $1.1 million
Why Melbourne's inner-east housing market is still bubbling along.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:01:00 GMT)

Odd Spot: Panic Room proves popular
Odd Spot
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

Model act: the multi-talented Abbey Lee Kershaw
How bisexual model-turned-actress Abbey Lee Kershaw cut a unique path to fashion fame.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

The Quiz
There is a query on question 7: Answer: Iran, Iraq and Israel ... is that right. Have asked the contributor to respond
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

'So Anyway' opens the pain behind John Cleese's craft
The man behind the Ministry of Silly Walks reveals his early life and his affinity with Australia as he prepares to launch his memoirs.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

Television previews for week beginning November 2
A foreigner documenting our war heroes, surprise cut on red meat, and an investigation into prostitution by a man who has paid for sex add to an intriguing week's viewing.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

Whitlam tribute: Jackie French believes it's time for children
Australian Children's Laureate Jackie French reflects on what Gough Whitlam did for our kids and what our kids could do for themselves, given quality time.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:01 GMT)

Business ethics core for some, elective for others
Moral decision making can be taught, so what are business and finance students learning?
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT)

Case Study: Fadden Hills `resort' ready for new owners
The Maybin family have loved their Fadden Hills home but it's now time to find something smaller.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:01 GMT)

What's on in Melbourne and its surrounds
Lots to do and see throughout the city and suburbs over the next week and into the future. Sean Wilson and Tara Kenny have compiled the action spots.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:01 GMT)

For Queen & Country
Believing that our ancestors were coerced into fighting somebody else’s war is, in fact, a modern misunderstanding, experts say.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:00 GMT)

Ripley writer Patricia Highsmith's eccentricities revealed in the Sydney Theatre Company's Switzerland
She bred snails, hated eating and was a notorious racist. One of literature's most unusual writers comes to life in a new stage production.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:00 GMT)

Tina Arena headline Christmas act for David Jones
Retail store enlists Australian singer to record a special Christmas theme song this year.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:20 GMT)

Entrepreneur Kerry Stokes' great Australian journey
A new biography exposes some myths as it explores the legends surrounding Kerry Stokes.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:22 GMT)

Much to discover before getting to the bare bottom of latest Peter Foster saga
By any measure, Wednesday night's instalment of A Current Affair showing footage of notorious conman Peter Foster being dragged from under bushes near Byron Bay - with his pants down around his ankles and bare buttocks on full display - was an outstanding piece of television.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:22 GMT)

Hot property: Inner city footprint changing for living, travel and shopping
The development of new residential apartment blocks in the inner city is altering how people work, travel and shop. Smaller supermarkets, and lots of them, seem to be the way of the future. Vanessa Rader explaIns.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:22 GMT)

Turner family expands Spicers Group portfolio with Sangoma Retreat buy
The Sangoma Retreat has been sold to the Turner family; Graham Turner is the boss of Flight Centre.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:22 GMT)

Stockland eyes retail and residential earnings for growth
Stockland has increased its residential footprint in Melbourne's northern suburbs while launching a multi-million dollar master-planned community west of Melbourne.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:26 GMT)

Life: Phil Ruthven says the best is yet to come
Life was not actually better in "the good old days", despite what many believe.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:26 GMT)

The day Banjo Paterson sailed into Anzac history
A hundred years ago today, the bard who gave us a man from Snowy River and a swagman by a billabong was present as another Australian legend sailed into history – the Anzac digger.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:45:26 GMT)

Defence wants to build helicopter training base at Jervis Bay and Nowra
The construction of a helicopter training base at Jervis Bay airfield, part of the ACT, and Nowra, that makes greater use of simulators will be scrutinised by federal parliament's public works committee.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:30:00 GMT)

Adelaide send Villa home winless
Marcelo Carrusca converted a late penalty for Adelaide United in a 2-1 win over Melbourne City at AAMI Park on Friday night.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:14:04 GMT)

Australian teachers working abroad a potential terror target: DFAT
Jihadists are encouraging attacks on Australian teachers working abroad, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has advised expatriates.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:05:14 GMT)

Silver city showdown
Gool Mahomed sold ice-cream around Broken Hill, so few took notice when the picnic train approached the two turbaned men beside his ice-cream cart flying a strange little red flag with a crescent and star.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:19:26 GMT)

First strike: Charges recommended
What the unions royal commissioner has been urged to do.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:06:16 GMT)

Air New Zealand pilot dies after landing plane at Perth
Air New Zealand says passengers were never in danger when one of its pilots fell fatally ill after landing a plane at Perth Airport.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:39:44 GMT)

Boyd released by NRL's Knights
Australian and Queensland back Darius Boyd has been released by Newcastle, opening the door for him to re-join Brisbane under coach Wayne Bennett.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:36:15 GMT)

Royal commission on union corruption told Julia Gillard should be cleared of any crime
Former prime minister Julia Gillard should be cleared of any crime in her dealings with union officials who misappropriated money from a union-linked slush fund, according to a submission by the royal commission into unions' counsel assisting.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:45:56 GMT)

Man gets 20yrs for strangling woman
In 2003 he was jailed for striking a woman with a car "club lock". Now, Wayne Edward Jones has been sentenced for murdering a woman in a NSW motel room.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:57:16 GMT)

Siskin River launch debut album
Siskin River to launch The Hours They Keep
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:53:08 GMT)

Six Degrees: from Joe Hockey to Robbie Williams
From pizza to placenta via pineapple and Clive Palmer. Peter Munro takes you through the week's news in six associative leaps.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:30:00 GMT)

Ablett is AFL's Jordan: Suns coach
New Gold Coast coach Rodney Eade says Gary Ablett is AFL's Michael Jordan and is ready to inspire the same greatness as "His Airness".
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:55:57 GMT)

Nova Peris allegations: new questions emerge over statement
Publication of salacious personal emails between Senator Peris and Mr Boldon raise a storm.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 09:15:27 GMT)

Green bank makes money, cuts emissions
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation says it's helped create $3.2 billion worth of projects in its first year of operation.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:55:42 GMT)

World Cup biggest event since Olympics: CA
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland says next year's World Cup will be the biggest event the nation has hosted since the 2000 Olympics.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:49:17 GMT)

Hills profit to be at low end of guidance
Electronic equipment supplier Hills Ltd says trading in the first four months of the financial year has been soft.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:33:09 GMT)

Harvey Norman's profit still on the rise
Harvey Norman's sales have continued to rise in the first quarter of the financial year.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:06 GMT)

Proteas out to draw first blood in Aust
South Africa are intent on beating a Cricket Australia XI in Sunday's T20 clash in Sydney to set to the tone for a bumper summer of cricket in Australia.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:15:22 GMT)

Eckstein bros unite for Coolangatta Gold
Caine Eckstein will return after a two-year absence to seek his sixth Coolangatta Gold surf ironman title on Sunday.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:54:22 GMT)

Australia to be largest LNG exporter
Australia is expected to overtake Qatar to become the world's largest LNG exporter by 2018, making gas the nation's second biggest export
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:07 GMT)

Rush of sorries for legal abuse
Abuse victims who were put through a legal hell by the State of NSW have been told sorry by the solicitor who handled the case.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:34:08 GMT)

No one thought Luke was target: inquest
Officials closed their file on Luke four months before his murder.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:35:53 GMT)

Record number of people attend Night Noodle Markets
Eating is also about atmosphere ...the sounds and the smells and the spring evenings, says festival director Joanna Savill.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:55:58 GMT)

South Korean court orders Japanese firm to compensate forced labourers
Young girls volunteering for the war effort were forced to work in factory during Japanese colonial rule of Korea. Now courts have ruled compensation is in order.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:24:39 GMT)

Gold falls below $US1,200 per ounce
Australian gold miners are bracing for more pain as the gold price fell below $US1,200 per ounce, putting pressure on miners such as Newcrest
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:53:06 GMT)

Moss not falling for A-League mind games
Central Coast coach Phil Moss rates Graham Arnold as one of the finest football coaches Australia has produced.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 06:08:18 GMT)

ARU's Pulver wants in for the long haul
There were calls for Bill Pulver's head due to his handling of the Kurtley Beale saga but he says he wants to stay on as ARU CEO.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:06:17 GMT)

Alleged fraudster left 88yo woman homeless
A financier accused of defrauding an elderly woman of her home was charged due to a police campaign fuelled by disgruntled investors, his lawyer says.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:59:17 GMT)

G-G Cosgrove sets up cyber fortress
Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove is no stranger to cyber-warfare having been Defence chief, but now he is building his own cyber-fortress.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:02:03 GMT)

NAPLAN numeracy and literacy tests to be online in 2017
Schools will be able to choose to sit NAPLAN tests online in 2017 and the use of pen and paper for the national numeracy and literacy tests will be completely phased out by 2019, after education ministers agreed on the roll-out of interactive testing today.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:32:15 GMT)

Melbourne Cup day rate move a non starter
The RBA is keeping the cash rate unchanged as it waits to see if the housing market will cool and if economic growth picks up.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:39:18 GMT)

Tasmania fight back late against WA
Tasmania fought back to make 215 in their first innings of the Sheffield Shield match at the WACA with Western Australia 0-20 at stumps on day one.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:45:22 GMT)

Flanagan to 'lead Sharks' culture change'
Banned coach Shane Flanagan has been cleared to return to the NRL ahead of the beginning of the Sharks' pre-season on Monday.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:27:37 GMT)

Russia warns citizens not to travel abroad because of Ebola
Fears about the spread of Ebola have driven many countries to restrict incoming travelers from abroad. In Russia, those same fears are being given as an official reason why Russians shouldn't leave home.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:43:13 GMT)

England OK with referee Sutton
England coach Steve McNamara says he has no issue with Australian referee Gerard Sutton officiating the Four Nations match with the Kangaroos.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:37:16 GMT)

Vic taskforce is transparent stunt: unions
Victorian union officials say the just-announced police taskforce to uncover criminal activity in the building sector is a well-timed political stunt.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:59:18 GMT)

'Roos cut eight in AFL
Experienced North Melbourne players Liam Anthony and Robin Nahas head the delistings from the Kangaroos.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:25:57 GMT)

Rumour mill does not upset Perth Spirit
Rumours that Karmichael Hunt may run out for Brisbane City in Saturday's NRC final have not put off Perth Spirit mentor Kevin Foote.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:25:46 GMT)

What the world's top internet countries get wrong in understanding their people
Italy is the most ignorant of 14 countries with high internet penetration when it comes to understanding its own people, according to a survey.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:47:19 GMT)

New species of frog found in New York city
A new frog species defied detection until 2012 and it was found in one of the largest metropolises on Earth.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:29:41 GMT)

Defence abuse inquiry needed: senator
Independent senator Nick Xenophon says a royal commission is the only way to address sexual and physical abuse in the defence force.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:55:40 GMT)

Drunk Perth man charged in New Zealand after 'aggressive' behaviour on Qantas flight to Melbourne
A Perth man flying home from Chile has been detained in New Zealand after getting so drunk he became aggressive towards cabin crew and passengers on a flight to Melbourne.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:58:41 GMT)

Ebola hospital to accept Aust workers
Labor's Tanya Plibersek has met with officials in the US to confirm that Australian health workers who contract Ebola will have access to a field hospital.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:37:19 GMT)

Beale issued last-chance warning
Wallabies playmaker Kurtley Beale has been fined another $3000 for his in-flight verbal altercation with management staff.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:23:15 GMT)

England's NRL knowledge a boost
England coach Steve McNamara says his knowledge from his season coaching in the NRL will help as they tackle Australia in the Four Nations league.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 04:43:16 GMT)

Armed robbers at large after crime spree
A witness to a brazen robbery at a Sydney golf club said he thought about taking one of the bandits down before a gun was pointed in his face.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:23:08 GMT)

Battle of Broken Hill an act of war or terrorism won't be commemorated
The Federal Government won't be remembering the first Australians to be killed on home soil by the enemy at centenary commemorations in 2015.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:36:04 GMT)

Coach Taylor announces Tigers assistants
New Tigers coach Jason Taylor has appointed David Kidwell, Matthew Cameron and Rod Reddy as his NRL assistants.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:02:07 GMT)

Anzac metal letters stolen from commemorative site in Turkey
The letters that spell out ANZAC have been stolen from the commemorative site at the North Beach in Turkey.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:05:43 GMT)

Fairness top of Labor agenda: Shorten
Labor has set up a new body to draft the ALP's policy platform ahead of its national conference next year.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:44:28 GMT)

Secret plan for psychopaths to restore order to Britain after nuclear war
In a 1982 war-games exercise, public servants suggested secret plans to cope with the aftermath of a nuclear holocaust including recruiting psychopaths to run Britain.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:23:46 GMT)

ACCC still checking electricity price data
The ACCC is closely checking that power companies have passed on all the cuts to electricity prices since the end of the carbon tax.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:42:08 GMT)

Under pressure Roos not keen on history
Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith insists his side are only interested in beating England in their Four Nations battle, not what history is at stake.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:52:03 GMT)

Echo has mystery "plan B"
Echo Entertainment says it has a back-up plan if its bid for a casino at Brisbane's Queen's Wharf fails, but is giving away no details.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 03:19:15 GMT)

Miserable and moody at Manly: Watmough
New Parramatta Eel Antony Watmough says he decided to leave Manly because his frustrations with the club were starting to affect his home life.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:34:35 GMT)

'Stay in Australia ... behead people': Islamic State 'plot' prompted US security fears
Islamic State message to Australian recruits prompted US decision to ramp up security at government buildings.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:19:41 GMT)

Give A-League refs full-time jobs: Lowe
Perth Glory striker Andy Keogh will be aiming to add to his tally of nine goals when he lines up against Newcastle Jets at nib Stadium on Saturday night.
(Thu, 30 Oct 2014 23:58:16 GMT)

Bulls take gloss from hat-trick: Sayers
South Australian quick Chadd Sayers says Queensland's recovery took some gloss of his hat-trick in their Sheffield Shield match at Adelaide Oval.
(Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:16:16 GMT)