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Guns, cats, dogs and dozers at union probe
Argument about an alleged firearms threat turned into an interrogation about pets at the trade unions royal commission.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:08:16 GMT)

O'Connor to honour contract: Reds
Queensland Reds boss Jim Carmichael says new recruit James O'Connor will honour his two year deal despite conflicting overseas reports.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:56:03 GMT)

Rafter urges Hewitt to play on in 2015
Veteran tennis star Lleyton Hewitt will join forces with Nick Kyrgios to spearhead Australia's Davis Cup play-off against Uzbekistan in Perth next week.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:53:18 GMT)

Low-income earners hit hardest by Abbott super changes
Low income earners will be hit the hardest by changes to superannuation pushed through parliament this week after an agreement between Clive Palmer and the Abbott government, a new analysis shows.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:05:23 GMT)

NSW MP confessed about developer's cash
Benched NSW Liberal MP Garry Edwards has admitted to receiving an envelope with money in it from Newcastle property developer Jeff McCloy.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:57:19 GMT)

RBA unsure how long $A will stay high
Many of the reasons for the Australian dollar's stubborn hold above 90 US cents are out of the RBA's control, governor Glenn Stevens says.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:45:17 GMT)

Wealthy get benefits of banks' lower costs
Banks are passing more of the benefits of low funding costs to wealthy and lower risk home buyers, a report has found.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:43:09 GMT)

Lions' Taylor wins AFL Rising Star
Brisbane small forward Lewis Taylor has won the AFL Rising Star award by one vote from Marcus Bontempelli of the Western Bulldogs.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:06:16 GMT)

Over 65s enjoy online shopping spree
New data shows that the over 65s are becoming more frequent users of online shopping, with groceries their favourite purchase.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:56:18 GMT)

Aust bans uranium to Russia over Ukraine
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has banned uranium exports to Russia and made Kiev the latest site for an Australian embassy.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:02:10 GMT)

Two ways of looking at a crime in John V. Soto's The Reckoning
Writer-director John V. Soto delivers a heightened work whose occasional implausibilities are swiftly absorbed by the hectic energy of the storytelling.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:27:46 GMT)

Abbott to sign uranium deal on India trip
A nuclear cooperation agreement is set to be signed when Prime Minister Tony Abbott visits India.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:04:17 GMT)

Bulldogs tell Josh Reynolds: be 'smarter'
Canterbury big man Tony Williams says he's told five-eighth Josh Reynolds to be smarter about his play when he returns from a three-week NRL ban on Sunday.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:27:19 GMT)

Snags are doing okay: Collins Foods
Collins Foods, which operates the KFC and Sizzler food outlets in Australia, says its new concept, Snag Stand, is generating encouraging results.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:07:18 GMT)

Kelly declares Johnson fit for Cats
As Geelong prepare to face Hawthorn to open the AFL finals series, midfielder James Kelly says the Cats can beat anyone.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 04:05:36 GMT)

RBA warns against risk amid low rates
RBA governor Glenn Stevens has warned against excessive risk taking while interest rates are at historic lows.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:34:12 GMT)

RBA looks to businesses for growth
RBA governor Glenn Stevens says it's up to businesses outside the mining sector to lead the economy's growth as the mining boom fades.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:25:33 GMT)

Australia continues to lose it global edge
Australia continues to lose its shine in the global economy with its competitiveness ranking falling again.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:58:14 GMT)

Roosters not at their best yet: Robinson
Roosters coach Trent Robinson says the premiers are yet to find top gear in 2014, ahead of their final round NRL showdown against arch-rivals Souths.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:46:16 GMT)

Hockey says growth figures are pleasing
The latest GDP figures show real momentum in the Australian economy, says treasurer Joe Hockey.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:44:16 GMT)

Hockey's budget comment miffs WA premier
The WA premier says he's glad the Prime Minister defended the state after Treasurer Joe Hockey accused it of poor budget management
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:41:20 GMT)

Abbott restored common sense: Howard
The Abbott government has restored common sense to economic management in its first year in office, former prime minister John Howard says.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:23:19 GMT)

Economy has momentum, Hockey says
Treasurer Joe Hockey says the latest national accounts are a pleasing set of numbers.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:55:09 GMT)

Tigers keen to do it for Foley
Richmond half-back Bachar Houli says the side will be looking to win for Nathan Foley in the side's elimination final against Port Adelaide.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:53:15 GMT)

Satisfied Tate ends gutsy NRL career
He still feels it's ended too soon but Brent Tate says he can't be anything but proud of his career after announcing he's retiring from rugby league.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:16:17 GMT)

Consulting on business tax breaks: Hockey
Treasurer Joe Hockey is consulting with the tax office to prevent any disruption through the ending of small business tax breaks linked to the MRRT.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:14:21 GMT)

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank to raise $200m
Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is tapping investors for $200 million through an issue of convertible preference shares.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:54:16 GMT)

Noni B set for $16.4m takeover
Private investment group Alceon plans to return Noni B's focus to its traditional 50-plus demographic if its takeover bid succeeds.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:59:15 GMT)

AFL Eagles close in on new training base
West Coast hope to move to their new training base at Lathlain Park before the opening of the new 60,000 seat Perth Stadium in 2018.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:39:15 GMT)

Govt plays down Coles job cuts
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann says 400 job cuts at Coles are disappointing but maintained overall employment growth was strong this year.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:21:27 GMT)

Henry keen if Hannant leaves Broncos
New Gold Coast coach Neil Henry says he'll definitely have a look at Ben Hannant if Brisbane release the off-contract NRL forward.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:06:15 GMT)

PM to push for deeper ties with India
Cricket is a common language between Australia and India but Tony Abbott will be looking to break new ground during a visit to the subcontinent.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 00:21:28 GMT)

API up after lift in profit guidance
Shares in Australian Pharmaceutical Industries have jumped more than eight per cent after the company lifted its profit guidance.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:38:15 GMT)

Services business still wary about outlook
A new survey shows activity in the services sector remains subdued amid ongoing uncertainty about the economy and planned federal budget cuts.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:36:15 GMT)

Cherry-Evans to step up amid injury woes
Manly playmaker Daly Cherry-Evans says he'll have to help youngster Jayden Hodges settle into the hooker role with Matt Ballin and Jamie Buhrer injured.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 03:02:53 GMT)

RBA governor speech hits Aust bond prices
Comments by RBA governor Glenn Stevens suggesting there will be no further interest rate cuts have weighed on Australian bond prices.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:13:19 GMT)

Insulation report finding on fires cheers battling industry
Confirmation by the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program that the rate of house fires did not increase despite a more than 10-fold jump in installations has been welcomed by companies struggling to recover from the industry's boom and subsequent bust.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:09:34 GMT)

Coles cuts jobs as stores expand
Coles says it is focused on expanding stores and services in a competitive environment after announcing more than 400 job cuts.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:26:17 GMT)

Workers won't lose out on super: Hockey
The federal treasurer has rejected claims workers will be billions of dollars worse off because of changes to superannuation.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 23:08:16 GMT)

Beheading justifies strong response:Abbott
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has described the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff as "pure evil".
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:46:15 GMT)

Stocks to watch at noon on Wednesday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at noon on Wednesday
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:18:11 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:15:11 GMT)

Sports News Update, what you need to know
Sports News Update, what you need to know.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:09:15 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:57:11 GMT)

$A lower despite good GDP data
The Australian dollar briefly rose above 93 US cents after the release of sold economic growth figures but then fell against a rallying greenback.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 02:44:11 GMT)

Another flat day on share market
Shares have closed flat as gains by Telstra, insurers and property owners were offset by weakness in the resources sector.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:04:21 GMT)

'Borders, genders – all a bit confusing right now!': Russian ministry refers to Julie Bishop as a 'he'
Australia's ambassador teases his Russian hosts during a diplomatic ding-dong on Twitter.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:42:14 GMT)

'Awful' Cowboys to step up against Manly
North Queensland backrower Gavin Cooper hopes a step up in class in opposition has the same effect on his team after their "awful" last round NRL win.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:09:16 GMT)

Gillett's head spinning over blunder, Hunt
Brisbane's Matt Gillett is still getting his head around referee Ben Cummins' last round blunder but reckons Ben Hunt's rise is also something to behold.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:08:18 GMT)

I panicked about a broken neck: Luke
Souths hooker Issac Luke says he feared he would have his neck broken in a Michael Ennis tackle.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 19:07:17 GMT)

The crate debate: Stoush between artists Hany Armanious and Jarrad Kennedy steps up but resolution sought
''I've never heard of him. I've never seen his work. End of story.''
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 22:40:55 GMT)

Aust economy expanding, but still fragile
Economic growth in the June quarter was stronger than expected but the data shows the economy remains in transition after the mining boom.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 06:52:04 GMT)

Aust could bolster role in Iraq
Australia's role in Iraq may be stepped up in the wake of the latest atrocities and impending NATO talks in Wales.
(Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:05:47 GMT)

Australians left vulnerable without advanced care planning
Few Australians are organising advanced directives to ensure they do not receive unwanted medical care, a ground-breaking survey has found.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:42:46 GMT)

Rave culture transformed by natural highs
Euphoric highs on the dance floor come in organic flavours these days, with drug and alcohol-free all-night dance parties pushing a victimless vibe, writes Chloe Booker.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:53:03 GMT)

Ireland's employment minister defends his country's tax status
The Irish government has defended its low corporate tax rate that has seen multinational tech companies shift billions of Australian profits offshore. 
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:27:48 GMT)

Australia delivers military stores as UN gives support
Australia has made its first delivery of "military stores" in northern Iraq, Defence announced on Tuesday night.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 16:50:24 GMT)

Thaiday to miss crucial Storm clash
Broncos forward Sam Thaiday will miss Friday's final round NRL clash with Melbourne after being found guilty of a crusher tackle.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:36:19 GMT)

Swans' Jack wants Crowley tag
He's the hardest tag in the AFL, but Swans co-captain Kieren Jack wants Ryan Crowley to go to him at the centre bounce on Saturday night.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:28:24 GMT)

Lake should be fit for Cats: Hawthorn
Hawthorn's Brian Lake is expected to be fit for Friday night's qualifying final, but teammate Matt Suckling's hopes of playing Geelong are up in the air.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:43:17 GMT)

Suburban ground issues concern NRL
NRL head of footballl Todd Greenberg admits Sunday's timekeeping bungle at Brookvale shows why big games need to be moved away from surburban grounds.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:04:15 GMT)

Increased super, it's up to you
Australians will have to wait seven years for an increase in their superannuation contributions unless they take it on themselves to put more in.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:43:21 GMT)

Retirement not on agenda for Clarke
Michael Clarke is adamant the right decision was made for him to play in Zimbabwe and that retirement is certainly not on his agenda.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:15:16 GMT)

Gates to Canberra's best gardens to stay open despite closure of Open Gardens Australia
Canberra’s spring open gardens program will go ahead despite the closure of Open Gardens Australia next year.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:01:44 GMT)

White will be right for AFL final: Port
Port Adelaide's Brad Ebert says teammate Matt White will be fit for his AFL side's elimination final against Richmond.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:02:16 GMT)

Sutton back for South Sydney
Skipper John Sutton returns for South Sydney's round 26 clash with the Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:39:15 GMT)

Saleyard scene of foot-and-mouth training exercise
Government agencies train for an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at Queanbeyan saleyard.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:04:34 GMT)

John Howard curates exhibition on Robert Menzies at Old Parliament House
An exhibition about Australia's longest-serving prime minister, and curated by former leader John Howard, is being staged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Menzies' first prime ministership.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:47:24 GMT)

Sydney popular with Asian investors
Sydney has become a favourite among Asian property investors wanting to buy up office space to convert into apartments.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:14:15 GMT)

Mad Monday outfits unacceptable: Paul Roos
Dean Terlich and Alex Georgiou face a club-imposed sanction, with Melbourne coach Paul Roos apologising over their Mad Monday costumes.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:12:17 GMT)

Luke free to play against the Roosters
Souths hooker Issac Luke has been found not guilty of a dangerous contact charge and will play in Thursday's final round NRL clash with the Roosters.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:22:18 GMT)

$126m extra for child abuse commission
Abuse survivors and the Catholic Church have welcomed the government's decision to give the child abuse royal commission more time and extra funding.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:52:16 GMT)

Aust set to boost ties with NATO
Australia will become an enhanced partner of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation at the NATO leaders summit in Wales this week
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:16:15 GMT)

Copley can't argue with Storm dominance
Broncos centre Dale Copley admits he can't argue with Melbourne's dominant record over Brisbane ahead of Friday night's must win NRL clash.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:08:20 GMT)

Gutnick sells down after Blackham stoush
Joseph Gutnick has offloaded shares in gold explorer Blackham Resources after recently resolving his disputes with the company.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:47:19 GMT)

Bellamy wants reason to celebrate
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy joked he might break his booze ban after the NRL clash with Brisbane but he's hoping it's to celebrate.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:41:16 GMT)

Super delay not broken promise: Abbott
Labor has taken the prime minister to task over a deal with Palmer United Party to delay a lift in compulsory superannuation.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:30:22 GMT)

Coles to axe up to 600 jobs
Coles could axe up to 600 jobs from its headquarters in Melbourne in an attempt to cut costs.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:40:16 GMT)

Emails deleted at union office: commission
A union executive says she was not trying to keep documents from a corruption inquiry when she ordered emails be deleted.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:19:15 GMT)

Science teacher in every primary school
Australia's chief scientist wants better science and maths teaching in schools and a new innovation body to boost the nation's flagging tech capabilities.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:03:10 GMT)

Philanthropists urged to go public about gifts
When businessman Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise decided they wanted to donate $50 million to his alma mater, Australian National University, he was so uncertain how to go about it that he found himself googling the phrase "philanthropy and Australia".
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:40:21 GMT)

Blame Labor for super freeze: Hockey
Treasurer Joe Hockey has sought to pin the blame on Labor for any adverse impact an employer contribution freeze will have on superannuation accounts.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 08:06:18 GMT)

I didn't know about money-washing:Hartcher
Former NSW energy minister Chris Hartcher says he knows nothing about an alleged Liberal money-washing ruse but can shed light on the Liberals' "big man".
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:03:22 GMT)

Abbott hoses down coalition GST battle
Liberal MPs from Western Australia want to put the case for a greater share of GST to a forthcoming white paper on tax reform.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:52:17 GMT)

Cats surprised Hawks in round 22: Puopolo
AFL rivals Geelong and Hawthorn meet again on Friday night in arguably the most anticipated game in week one of the finals.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:51:17 GMT)

Masking tape used in Vic laneway rape
A woman who was allegedly gang-raped by five men in a Melbourne laneway is still in hospital.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 06:09:28 GMT)

500 asylum seeker support staff to go
The Red Cross will shed 500 staff after the immigration department cut its asylum seeker caseload.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:21:02 GMT)

Bank lending growing faster than deposits
Ratings agency Moody's has warned Australian bank lending is growing at a faster rate than deposits.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:10:15 GMT)

Govt axes mining tax, slows super
A deal struck between the government and Palmer United Party has repealed the mining tax but hit superannuation savings.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:57:20 GMT)

Martin admits debut AFL season a battle
Gold Coast teenager Jack Martin has revealed how frustrating a serious shoulder injury was to his mindset during his first AFL season.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:15:15 GMT)

AWE shares bounce on gas discovery
AWE shares have risen by more than three per cent after the oil and gas explorer made a significant gas discovery in the Perth basin.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 04:22:22 GMT)

500 asylum seeker support staff to go
The immigration department has cut the Red Cross's asylum seeker case load by 7000 resulting in 500 job losses.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 05:15:16 GMT)

Govt spending fell 0.6% in June qtr
Public sector spending fell 0.6 per cent in the three months to June and will trim 0.1 percentage points from GDP growth in the quarter.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:20:23 GMT)

Souths out to douse on-fire Roosters
South Sydney coach Michael Maguire says the Rabbitohs have done their homework on in-form Roosters halves Mitchell Pearce and James Maloney.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:10:19 GMT)

Dawes to miss start of 2015 AFL season
Melbourne's Chris Dawes has accepted a one-game ban from the AFL's match-review panel.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:08:15 GMT)

Police officer accused of $300k robbery
A NSW police officer allegedly used capsicum spray in an armed robbery in Sydney's southwest on Monday.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 03:40:20 GMT)

McKenzie axes Beale for Springboks clash
The Kurtley Beale No.10 experiment has been aborted, with Wallabies coach Ewen McKenzie naming his Waratahs teammate Bernard Foley at flyhalf.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:10:15 GMT)

Downer wins Gorgon contract
Engineering firm Downer EDI has won a contract worth up to $170 million for work on the Gorgon gas project on Barrow Island.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 02:04:19 GMT)

Current acct deficit $13.74b in June qtr
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the current account balance for the June quarter.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:39:17 GMT)

Australia to get Irish abuse evidence
An inquiry in Northern Ireland will pass on evidence from 50 people who were abused in Australian institutions.
(Tue, 02 Sep 2014 01:38:18 GMT)