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Bishop defends homily for abuser priest
A bishop has defended the positive homily he gave for a Melbourne priest who died before facing trial for child sex abuse.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:33:13 GMT)

Victorian Liberals to gather in Geelong
The Victorian Liberal Party will hold its state council over the weekend in Geelong. Issues on the agenda include scrapping luxury tax on European cars.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 16:33:13 GMT)

Police tactics on terror: 200 suspects and more to come
He was just a face in the crowd back then. One of an estimated 2 million who earlier this year joined a Paris solidarity rally after terrorists killed 17 people during attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a local supermarket.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:15:00 GMT)

Muslim mothers learn computer skills to fight Islamic State online
Bright headscarves and shy smiles, these Muslim mothers stand on the new frontline of Australia's online battle against the violent and ideological extremists of Islamic State.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:34:55 GMT)

Expert deems Samsung washing machine fix 'deficient'
The "plastic bag and tape" fix applied to at least 63,300 faulty Samsung washing machines has been slammed by an expert as "deficient".
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 13:15:46 GMT)

PS Miranda Kerr bringing boyfriend Evan Spiegel home to meet gran
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:45:00 GMT)

Mooy fires City to record A-League win
Melbourne City have scored three first-half goals for the first time in their history on their way to a 5-1 A-League defeat of Perth Glory.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:28:12 GMT)

Recalled Siddle grabs 200th Test wicket
Peter Siddle has grabbed two wickets on day one of the historic day-night Test, moving his career tally to 200.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:43:13 GMT)

NSW fire started during explosion training
Defence has confirmed a fire which came within 700 metres of homes on the NSW south coast started when live mortar training was under way.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:18:12 GMT)

Diploma wins $52m building contract
Diploma Group has won a design and construct contract for an 18 storey mixed used residential and commercial building worth $52 million.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:02:16 GMT)

Injured Starc won't bowl again in NZ Test
Australian paceman Mitchell Starc has stress fractures in a foot and won't bowl again in the third Test against New Zealand in Adelaide.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 12:07:11 GMT)

Turnbull far outpolls Abbott on security
A poll shows Malcolm Turnbull is far preferred over Tony Abbott when it comes to national security.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:03:12 GMT)

SCG among NSW's most violent venues
The SCG will be subject to strict alcohol restrictions after being named among the state's most violent venues.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:51:12 GMT)

Mitula posts solid results
The Mitula Group reports a statutory net profit before tax of $2.6 million for the 9 months, down 33.3% due to $3.7 million in one off costs from the IPO.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:02:15 GMT)

Between a rock and horse stud: coalmine verdicts divide Hunter communities
The Baird government has been accused of ranking the health of horses above humans after a coal mine near famous studs got knocked back but another near a Hunter village won approval.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:28:45 GMT)

Sharks 1st up in Cowboys NRL title defence
North Queensland will kick off their NRL premiership defence with a blockbuster against Cronulla in Townsville.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:25:12 GMT)

Docker Yarran to put troubled past behind
New Fremantle Docker Shane Yarran is determined to live out his AFL dream and leave his troubled past behind him.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:26:12 GMT)

Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke sets medical licence alight
Euthanasia campaigner Philip Nitschke has set fire to his medical practising certificate, and vowed to continue to advise terminally ill patients about how to take their own lives.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:11:33 GMT)

Virgin cancels all Bali flights due to returning ash cloud
Virgin Australia has cancelled all flights between Bali and Australia on Friday due to ash cloud from an erupting volcano.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:43:05 GMT)

Qantas capacity and demand up in October
Qantas Group capacity increased by 3.2% in October and demand increased by 4.8%, resulting in a revenue seat factor of 81.4%, up 1.3% on the previous October.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:02:16 GMT)

Burnt Sydney woman inquest suspended
An inquest into a Sydney woman who was doused in fuel and set alight has been suspended so the matter can be handed to the DPP.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:55:11 GMT)

Austin a doubt for Wanderers A-League game
Mariners coach Tony Walmsley has described the Wanderers as a formidable opponent but has signalled his A-League battlers will meet strength with strength.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:33:11 GMT)

Hoffman always knew Aloisi was a top coach
Newcastle Jets utility Jason Hoffman says he could tell John Aloisi was a "fantastic" coach during his struggles at Melbourne Heart.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:27:12 GMT)

Rio pushes button on $2.6b bauxite project
Rio Tinto will expand its bauxite operations in north Queensland with a massive $2.6 billion mining, production and port project to produce 23m tonnes pa.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:53:11 GMT)

Religious leaders push for release of asylum seeker children before Christmas
A cross-section of Australia's most prominent Christian leaders is imploring the nation's politicians to "do the right thing" and release asylum seeker children from detention before Christmas.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:19:53 GMT)

Fairfax Media's Anna Patty wins media award
Anna Patty has won the Australian College of Educators Victoria 2015 media award.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:08:11 GMT)

Gerrans disappointed by cycling drama
Simon Gerrans is determined to return to top form after a season that started badly, never got going and ended on a sour note.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:54:12 GMT)

No rate cuts, at least until next year
The cash rate is widely expected to stay unchanged after the RBA's board meeting on Tuesday, thanks to a clear hint from the Glenn Stevens.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:19:13 GMT)

Starc hurt, Smith helps Aust reach 2-54
Australia are well placed in the day-night Test after losing two wickets in day one's night session in Adelaide after rolling New Zealand for 202.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:51:13 GMT)

WSW prepared for Mariners attack: Popovic
Coach Tony Popovic says his in-form Wanderers will not sacrifice their new possession-based style no matter what the Mariners throw at them.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:02:15 GMT)

Origin not out of question for Granville
North Queensland coach Paul Green says a State of Origin nod one day is not out of the question for newly re-signed hooker Jake Granville.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:33:11 GMT)

Stamp duty fuels Vic budget surplus
A stamp duty windfall has helped lift Victoria's budget surplus to $1.7 billion, $500 million higher than expected.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:03:12 GMT)

We won't lose Slammin Sam: NRL
Penrith have withdrawn from negotiation with Chris McQueen which could have ramifications for Souths struggle to fit Sam Burgess under the salary cap.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:34:12 GMT)

Weary Scott struggles at Aussie Open
A tired Adam Scott has put it down to 'just one of those days' after he shot a two over par 73 in the second round of the Australian Open.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:12:11 GMT)

Woman fell pregnant to Melbourne priest
Then Melbourne archbishop Frank Little had secret files about priests "acting out sexually", including one who got a woman pregnant, an inquiry has heard
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:06:11 GMT)

ACCC clears Australia Post's price hike to $1 stamp
The competition watchdog approves price rise of a basic stamp by more than 40 per cent.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:48:11 GMT)

Rio gets approval to expand NSW coal mine
Mining giant Rio Tinto has received approval to expand a coal mine in the Hunter region of NSW, ending a long running fight with nearby residents.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:02:14 GMT)

Murderer's version ’preposterous': judge
A judge has criticised a murderers's version of what happened to his victim, saying he 'pulled her from her bed, forced himself on her and strangled her'.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:08:13 GMT)

Robert Xie jury reach 'impasse'
After 10 days of deliberations the jury in Robert Xie's murder trial say they are unable to reach a verdict but the judge has urged them to continue.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:27:11 GMT)

Second Daw victim claim denied: Court
A young woman questioned by police after a claim she was raped by AFL player Majak Daw says she has never been assaulted, a court heard.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:23:12 GMT)

Australia Post gets go ahead for $1 stamps
Australia Post has the thumbs up from the consumer watchdog to raise the price of a basic stamp to $1 in the face of dwindling demand and big losses.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:02:13 GMT)

Qantas lifts passenger numbers for October
Qantas lifted monthly passenger numbers for October by 1.4 per cent, with an increase in international travellers helping offset a domestic decline.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:02:14 GMT)

Former priest not fit to be around children, commission told
Various Catholic Church officials and and staff at the Holy Family Primary School in Doveton suspected paedophile priest Peter Searson but he was not removed from his duties, the child abuse royal commission in Melbourne has heard.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:05:23 GMT)

Fisher & Paykel ups profits
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare increased net profit 27% to NZ$62 million for the half year, on the back of strong revenue growth of 20%.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:02:15 GMT)

Call for royal commission on Timor spying
There are calls for a royal commission to investigate claims Australian spies bugged the East Timor cabinet room during oil and gas treaty negotiations.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:15:11 GMT)

Paris sparks WA Shield fightback v Vics
Debutant Joel Paris helped Western Australia dismiss Victoria for 322 after the Bushrangers were in early control of their Shield match.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 10:33:12 GMT)

'Dons looked at Keeffe before AFL draft
Essendon enquired about Lachie Keeffe before the AFL national draft, but he and fellow banned teammate Josh Thomas have stayed at Collingwood.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:04:15 GMT)

Violent schoolies brawl over religion
A Gold Coast court has heard a fight that left a schoolie in hospital, after being king-hit twice, started with an argument over religion.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:51:13 GMT)

Vic man in court over 90s $500k heist
A man accused of a $500,000 robbery at a Melbourne Myer store in the 1990s has appeared in court.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:11:11 GMT)

Good football will grow A-League: Aloisi
Brisbane Roar coach John Aloisi says good football is the way to bring back crowds to the A-League.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 00:11:12 GMT)

Oroton showing positive signs
Luxury handbag retailer Oroton says like for like sales growth have improved in a positive sign its turnaround strategy is working.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:02:14 GMT)

Tobacco bans in prisons paying off
A report into prisoners' health has found a smoking ban is reducing the rate of those who intend to light up upon release.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:52:12 GMT)

Morrison welcomes premier's contribution
Treasurer Scott Morrison says South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has made a positive contribution to the tax debate, after suggesting a GST shake-up.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:33:12 GMT)

Retail toughest in 50 yrs: Solomon Lew
Solomon Lew hopes the Turnbull government can inject optimism into the most challenging period for retailers in 50 years.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:02:15 GMT)

Lehmann eyes Shield double ton v Tasmania
A maiden first-class century on day one could be followed by a double-ton on day two for South Australian batsman Jake Lehmann.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:52:12 GMT)

Victory out for ruthless A-League kill
Key Melbourne Victory pair Carl Valeri and Besart Berisha are fit again and will feature against Adelaide United in their A-League meeting on Saturday night.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 01:28:11 GMT)

Scrap luxury car tax: Vic Young Libs
Victoria's Young Liberals want luxury car taxes scrapped for expensive foreign cars now the local automotive industry is almost gone.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 02:38:11 GMT)

Firm fined $285k for Vic explosion death
A Victorian judge has fined a company $285,000 for workplace safety breaches after a worker was killed in an explosion.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:58:12 GMT)

Abbott fires but Qld steady ship in Shield
Queensland are 6-221 at stumps on day one of their Sheffield Shield clash with Jason Floros unbeaten on 72 while Sean Abbott snared 2-39.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:58:11 GMT)

Tigers star returns fire at Pie Treloar
Richmond veteran Brett Deledio thinks Collingwood recruit Adam Treloar might have been a bit star struck when he made his controversial comments.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:18:11 GMT)

We're fine with walkout: Mariners CEO
Central Coast Mariners chief executive says he is happy to see A-League fans unite in their protest against recent treatment.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:56:11 GMT)

Qantas set for nod to continue AA alliance
The ACCC says Qantas' alliance with American Airlines will benefit customers through more frequent services, better scheduling and increased competition.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:49:11 GMT)

Government holds on to secure network
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says the government won't be letting go of its high-speed communications network linking departments.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:48:11 GMT)

Manly tight-lipped on Walker NRL move
Manly officials are remaining quiet on the expected purchase of former South Sydney centre Dylan Walker.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:43:13 GMT)

Transurban raises $738m equity, more soon
Toll road operator Transurban has raised $738 million from the first stage of its one-for-18 pro rata entitlement offer.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:17:11 GMT)

Aust bonds rally ends
Australian bond futures prices are lower, after enjoying several days of gains because of
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:24:11 GMT)

NAB to detail UK demerger early December
NAB's board has formally decided to proceed with a demerger and initial public offering of Clydesdale Bank as outlined in its 2015 full year results.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:50:11 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:47:11 GMT)

Vic Labor dumps 180 for branch-stacking
Victorian Labor party lawyers are threatening legal action against a man who allegedly leaked private financial data to the media.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:00:13 GMT)

NSW firey remembered after Thursday blazes
The firefighting community is mourning the death of a dedicated volunteer who died while battling a blaze on Thursday.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:32:12 GMT)

NRL announces $1.8 billion broadcast deal
The NRL has confirmed the largest broadcast deal in the history of the game, worth $1.8 billion over five years.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:12:11 GMT)

Stocks to watch on Friday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Friday
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 05:24:11 GMT)

Sixth lay day called in Maui
Organisers are confident the final event of the women's World Surf League at Honolua Bay may finally commence on the weekend.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:52:11 GMT)

I was never in wrong: Michael Talia
Former Western Bulldogs defender Michael Talia says he is relieved after the AFL cleared him of leaking sensitive information from the club.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:27:12 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:15:11 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:04:11 GMT)

Aust stock market fades into red
The Australian share market has fallen slightly, with no lead from US markets or any other major driver.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:04:11 GMT)

Labor emissions target 'mad' policy: Pyne
Cabinet minister Christopher Pyne has attacked Opposition Leader Bill Shorten's new carbon emissions trading aim, saying it would revive the carbon tax.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 20:18:12 GMT)

$A starting to recover its losses
The Australian dollar is lower but is bouncing back from the steep fall it suffer after the release of some weak local economic data.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:02:13 GMT)

Protesters angry at Vic abortion law
Anti-abortion protesters are angry at a new ban that makes it illegal for them to picket within 150 metres of clinics in Victoria.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 03:41:13 GMT)

Bonevacia fouled out of the game: Merrick
Wellington Phoenix coach Ernie Merrick says he's disappointed with the number of times Roly Bonevacia is fouled.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:27:11 GMT)

Larkin smashes world record in Sydney
Mitch Larkin has become the first Australian swimmer to break an individual world record in the post-supersuit era at the Australian Short Course titles.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:17:11 GMT)

Cricket again mourns Phillip Hughes
The cricket world has again mourned Phillip Hughes on the one-year anniversary of his death.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:05:11 GMT)

Aussie's pink experience irrelevant: Kiwis
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum says Australia's greater experience with pink balls will be irrelevant when the historic day-night Test starts.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:16:11 GMT)

Jones takes control of Aust Open golf
US PGA star Matt Jones has used local knowledge as a club member to grab the outright lead after the second round of the Australian Open in Sydney.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:44:13 GMT)

What is the future of day-night Tests?
The cricket world will be watching Adelaide Oval this weekend, with the future of day-night Tests likely to be determined based on the experiment.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:43:13 GMT)

Recovery starts as SA fire contained
The massive bushfire north of Adelaide has been contained but five people remain in hospital in a critical condition.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 06:15:14 GMT)

Church's handling of abuse 'amateur'
A Melbourne archbishop's blind loyalty to the priesthood contributed to the archdiocese's failures to deal with abusers in one parish, an inquiry's heard.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:23:12 GMT)

Five charged after violent home invasion
Five people have been charged after a violent home invasion in Leeton, NSW.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:34:11 GMT)

Syd FC request action over A-League ref
Sydney FC have written to FFA to request action be taken over the controversial officiating in their 0-0 A-League draw with Wellington.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:29:12 GMT)

Syd FC, Phoenix goalless in feisty game
Sydney FC and Wellington have played out a dour yet controversial 0-0 draw at Allianz Stadium.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:13:13 GMT)

Dramatic vision shows man's drive through deadly South Australian fire
Dramatic vision has emerged of a man driving through the fire ground during a blaze in South Australia that has claimed two lives. 
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 18:01:12 GMT)

NSW firefighter dead from heart attack
A NSW firefighter has died from a suspected heart attack while battling a blaze in the Hunter region.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:36:11 GMT)

Australia, Jakarta likely to discuss 'root causes' of people smuggling
Indonesia has promised "no finger pointing" at a regional meeting on asylum seekers, which Australia is expected to attend.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:08:42 GMT)

Bushfire threatens homes near Perth as firefighters battle SA blaze
An out of control and unpredictable fire is threatening lives and homes north of Perth.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:56:53 GMT)

Shorten fires back at 'madness' jibe
Knowing the science of climate change and failing to act is madness, not Labor's new emissions reduction target, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says.
(Fri, 27 Nov 2015 04:30:12 GMT)

NRL blocks Burgess' Souths deal: report
Sam Burgess' deal with South Sydney has hit a road block with reports the NRL has refused to register his contract because of salary cap issues.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:49:12 GMT)

Glory sweating on star Dutch import
Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe says there's no point moaning about his team's horror run on the injury front.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:04:11 GMT)

AFL young gun facing damage charges
Brisbane Lions 2014 Rising Star Lewis Taylor has been charged over an alleged vandalism incident in a Victorian town.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:05:12 GMT)

Eagles re-sign Adam Simpson until 2019
West Coast coach Adam Simpson says he's ready to roll up his sleeves for more hard work after re-signing with the club for a further three years.
(Thu, 26 Nov 2015 07:53:12 GMT)