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Peter Capaldi, the new Doctor Who, talks wedding rings, unemployment and sex appeal
The new Doctor Who draws every day and credits his wife with a career that has reached new heights (and time dimensions). By Lenny Ann Low
(Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:45:00 GMT)

Uninspiring Mariners advance in FFA Cup
The Central Coast Mariners have beaten a valiant South Coast Wolves 1-0 to advance to the last 16 of the inaugural FFA Cup.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:44:15 GMT)

Church's investigator grilled on independence
The Catholic Church's independent commissioner was unable to explain how he received confidential information from a victim of serial paedophile priest Kevin O'Donnell or why it was passed on to the church's lawyers in an apparent breach of confidentiality.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:00:00 GMT)

Peptide investigation into bisexual soldier sparked topless bar revelations
An investigation into peptide use in the military is at the centre of a row over alleged discrimination against a bisexual soldier and complaints about topless barmaids partying with special forces at a Defence Force club.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:15:00 GMT)

North to carry on without Boomer: Petrie
North Melbourne forward Drew Petrie says the AFL side will find a way to cover the absence of Brent Harvey and Daniel Wells this weekend.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:07:15 GMT)

Muslim groups reject new terror laws
Muslims groups say new terror laws unjustly target Muslims based on a trumped-up threat for which there is no solid evidence.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:52:15 GMT)

Another cot recalled as 10 suppliers fail to meet safety standards
A cot the consumer watchdog says could trap or suffocate children has been recalled, bringing the number of cot suppliers to withdraw their products this year to 10.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:35:21 GMT)

Radio fortunes follow the stars
Southern Cross Austereo is in rebuild mode after losing stars Kyle and Jackie O while rival APN says its radio business has beaten the market.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:24:22 GMT)

AFL star Heppell undergoes hand surgery
Essendon's Dyson Heppell is likely to miss his side's AFL clash with Gold Coast, having gone under the knife after breaking a bone in his hand at training.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:20:27 GMT)

US set to test Aussies at Pan Pacs
Despite a major injury scare to poster girl Missy Franklin, the United States look set to provide a Pan Pacs reality check to Australia.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:19:18 GMT)

Chris Hadfield and the lessons from outer space
Chris Hadfield spent five months on the International Space Station and made his mark in several unusual ways.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:45:01 GMT)

Vic petrol retailers colluded: ACCC
The competition watchdog has launched legal action against petrol retailers it says used a third-party statistics service to collude on bowser prices.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:53:18 GMT)

Souths lost focus in 2013: McQueen
South Sydney back-rower Chris McQueen says the NRL team were guilty of getting too far ahead of themselves in 2013 - something that won't happen this year.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:56:15 GMT)

SEEK says job market is challenging
Job advertiser and education services company SEEK says there has been a slight recovery in ad volumes in recent months, as unemployment rises.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:46:15 GMT)

Palmer stays away from RBA hearing
Clive Palmer was in Perth as a parliamentary committee, of which he is a member, quizzed Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens in Brisbane.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:38:16 GMT)

Saints yet to declare claim for AFL pick
Last-placed St Kilda are yet to announce if they are seeking a priority draft pick from the AFL.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:41:16 GMT)

NRL finals, not Bennett, on Broncos' minds
Brisbane's players say they couldn't care less about Wayne Bennett being in the opposition coaching box this weekend as they chase a NRL finals berth.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:34:18 GMT)

Can Coke be cool again?
Drinks giant Coca-Cola Amatil admits it has been slow in responding to consumer demands and needs to come up with better products.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:16:15 GMT)

Business urged to embrace 'animal spirits'
RBA boss Glenn Stevens wants businesses to be encouraged to embrace their "animal spirits" and take more risks to fuel economic growth.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:06:18 GMT)

Australian rugby set for provincial reboot
Australian rugby will begin a second quest to establish a provincial competition when the new-look National Rugby Championship kicks off this week.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:05:18 GMT)

Property developer keen on Qld expansion
Property developer Cedar Woods has forecast a steady financial performance in the year ahead, before its new Queensland project gets underway.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:59:17 GMT)

Port clear injury-prone duo to return
Port Adelaide duo Angus Monfries and Jackson Trengove will return from injury against Carlton in Friday night's AFL fixture.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:02:23 GMT)

Palmer was ranting, says Fortescue boss
Fortescue Metals boss Nev Power has criticised Clive Palmer over his anti-China tirade, saying he was "ranting and raving".
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:54:15 GMT)

Phelps goes back to basics at Pan Pacs
Olympic great Michael Phelps admits he has gone back to basics ahead of the Pan Pacific championships after rookie errors marred his comeback.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:48:17 GMT)

Union defends slush fund use
A little-known union fighting fund has brought the Transport Workers Union into the sights of a royal commission.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:43:15 GMT)

No AFL return for Eagle Darren Glass
West Coast will need to keep winning and rely on other results to fall their way if they are to reach this year's AFL finals.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:32:45 GMT)

TWU slush fund bankrolled intervention in other unions, royal commission hears
A slush fund directed by national Labor vice-president and Transport Workers Union head Tony Sheldon spent more than $300,000 in just two years to bankroll interventions in three unions, the royal commission into union corruption has been told.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:30:00 GMT)

RBA's Stevens says confidence is worry
The RBA governor said that he doesn't think that even lower interest rates will help boost consumer confidence.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:24:18 GMT)

Stricter lending rules a possibility:RBA
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens has indicated that the central bank is a long way from imposing stricter lending rules on home loans.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:11:19 GMT)

Church denies buying victims' legal rights
A senior lawyer for the Catholic Church says the Melbourne archdiocese never sought to actively discourage sexual abuse victims from suing them.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:21:15 GMT)

Jaensch signs new AFL deal with Crows
Defender Matthew Jaensch has re-signed with the Adelaide Crows, signing a two-year contract extension with the AFL club.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:58:16 GMT)

Dockers to appeal against Fyfe AFL ban
Fremantle will launch a 'fresh appeal' against Nat Fyfe's two-match ban for striking Hawthorn's Jordan Lewis.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:23:15 GMT)

Sharks players to mull ASADA deal offer
Cronulla NRL players issued with show-cause notices by ASADA have 48 hours to decide if they'll accept a deal proposal from the anti-doping authority.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:05:20 GMT)

Superannuation needs scrutiny: RBA says
More scrutiny is needed into how Australia's $1.5 trillion superannuation system is run, says Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:30:14 GMT)

Carlton's Garlett charged by police
Carlton AFL player Jeff Garlett will not travel with the Blues for their away clash with Port Adelaide after being charged with affray by police.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:20:16 GMT)

Carbon pricing has no rate impact:Stevens
RBA governor Glenn Stevens said a return to carbon pricing would have no implications for interest rates.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:24:07 GMT)

RBA governor says low rates hurting savers
RBA governor Glenn Stevens said that low interest rates aren't necessarily good for everyone, especially savers.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:19:15 GMT)

Bulldogs boosted by Eels NRL win: Ennis
Canterbury's NRL season was rescued by the Bulldogs' 18-16 win over local rivals Parramatta, admits skipper Michael Ennis.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:54:17 GMT)

Reduced ban still has cheat label: Gallen
Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says any reduced anti-doping bans accepted by players investigated by ASADA would still carry a stigma.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:13:15 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Wednesday.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:28:11 GMT)

Silver lining for Missy swim injury cloud
The United States swimming team are breathing a sigh of relief, with poster girl Missy Franklin appearing set to overcome a major injury scare.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:41:15 GMT)

Terror laws not 'anti-Muslim': Hockey
Treasurer Joe Hockey says the government's planned anti-terror laws won't unfairly target Muslims and are about protecting all Australians.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:09:15 GMT)

Webjet nearly triples full year profit
Travel group Webjet has plans to become a major business travel provider.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:02:16 GMT)

RBA governor 'concerned' on jobless rate
The Reserve Bank governor says he is "quite concerned" that unemployment is at a 12-year high and wants to see it lower.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:01:15 GMT)

Three measles cases at Melbourne school
Three Melbourne students have been confirmed to have measles and two other cases are suspected.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:00:22 GMT)

June quarter growth to be weaker - RBA
Reserve Bank governor is expecting June quarter economic growth to be weaker, after a strong performance in the March quarter.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:36:15 GMT)

Why exempt pensioners from co-payment? PM
Tony Abbott has questioned why pensioners would be exempt from the $7 GP co-payment when they already pay a charge for subsidised medicines.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:32:16 GMT)

Aust has large opportunities in China: RBA
Australian food and milk producers have very large opportunities to expand into the Chinese market, Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:27:16 GMT)

Work to avoid another GFC is ongoing - RBA
Reserve Bank governor says a lot has been done since the global financial crisis to try to make sure it won't happen again.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:23:17 GMT)

Current circumstances won't persist:RBA
RBA governor Glenn Stevens does not believe a high Australian dollar and weaker non-mining investment will persist forever.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:19:19 GMT)

RBA boss admits low rates do hurt
Retirees and savers are feeling the pinch from low interest rates, the head of the Reserve Bank says, but added that they won't be rising soon.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:43:15 GMT)

Challenger taps market for $280m
Challenger will seek to raise $280 million to help fund growth and capitalise on a boom in annuities
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:11:21 GMT)

Meares loses licence for a year
Fashion designer Jodhi Meares has been banned from driving for a year after pleading guilty to a high-range drink-driving charge.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:16:15 GMT)

Chinese economy facing some risks
The RBA governor said the Chinese economy is going along okay but there are some risks from the financial sector.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:05:17 GMT)

Chinese paper calls for Palmer sanctions
A Chinese tabloid wants Beijing to sanction Clive Palmer for his anti-China outburst and has labelled him a "prancing provocateur".
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:59:17 GMT)

$A will fall at some point: RBA governor
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens says the Australian dollar will fall at some point, he just doesn't know when.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:56:16 GMT)

Biggest fall for BHP shares in five months
BHP Billiton shares have fallen four per cent as investors did not get the capital return they were expecting amid its demerger announcement.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:51:16 GMT)

North cop Brent Harvey ban, no appeal
North Melbourne will not appeal the three-game ban handed down to veteran Brent Harvey by the AFL tribunal.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:08:22 GMT)

Socceroo Leckie's injury worry in Germany
Socceroo Mathew Leckie faces a stint on the sidelines for his German club due to an abdominal injury.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:46:51 GMT)

Malthouse defends roles of AFL taggers
Carlton coach Mick Malthouse has defended the role taggers play in the AFL.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:45:11 GMT)

Acquisitions boost APN's profit
APN News & Media has increased its half year profit after taking full control of its radio assets and building its key radio audience.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:04:11 GMT)

Lies need to carry fear of jail: NSW court
Politicians and police should fear a jail term if they lie to watchdog bodies such as the ICAC and the PIC, a magistrate says.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:24:22 GMT)

Fortescue profits hits record high
Iron ore miner Fortescue Metals has lifted net profit by 56 per cent to a record $US2.7 billion but is balancing repaying debt with dividends.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:44:15 GMT)

Work needed to avoid 'catastrophe': RBA
Australia needs to have a conversation about fiscal accounts now to avoid catastrophe later, says Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:33:07 GMT)

Southern Cross posts $296m loss
Southern Cross Austereo has suffered a hefty loss for the year after taking big impairment charges on its regional television operations.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 01:57:18 GMT)

RBA's Stevens confident $A will fall
RBA governor Glenn Stevens says he doesn't know what will spark a sustained fall in the Aussie but says most factors suggest should go lower.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:23:04 GMT)

Coles owner says retail on the improve
Coles owner Wesfarmers has lifted profit to $2.69 billion and will give $1.1 billion back to its shareholders after recent business sales.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:48:15 GMT)

Telstra faces class action on late fees
A Sydney law firm plans to head a class action against Telstra, claiming its late fees are unlawful.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:15:30 GMT)

Panthers' Segeyaro cleared of ankle injury
Penrith hooker James Segeyaro says he will play against Melbourne on Monday night after being cleared of an ankle injury.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:13:03 GMT)

Economy won't remain in doldrums: Stevens
Reserve Bank governor Glenn Stevens is confident that the economy won't remain in the doldrums forever.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:16:23 GMT)

Zimbabwe 'not a token tour', says Clarke
Australian skipper Michael Clarke says his priority is winning the ODI tri series in Zimbabwe, not trialling players for the World Cup.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:55:27 GMT)

Abbott sickened by journalist beheading
Tony Abbott says Islamic State jihadists are close to "pure evil" after they posted a video purporting to show a US journalist being beheaded.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:44:15 GMT)

Reject Shop says sales remain weak
The Reject Shop expects underlying profit growth in the year ahead despite on going sales weakness.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 03:43:19 GMT)

Coca-Cola Amatil profit falls
Beverage company Coca-Cola Amatil will cut costs by $100 million as it seeks to turn around a 16 per cent fall in first half profit.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:14:15 GMT)

AGL to cut power prices
Energy giant AGL will cut power prices by around nine per cent as it passes on savings from the scrapping of the carbon tax.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:21:16 GMT)

Cashed up Woodside looks to North America
Woodside Petroleum is looking to North America for opportunities to buy LNG assets after failing to win over shareholders for the Shell buyback
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:19:18 GMT)

Joyce slaps down Lambie's 'pub' comments
Nationals frontbencher Barnaby Joyce tells Senator Jacqui Lambie to stop talking like she's at the corner pub "after 15 beers".
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:42:06 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:56:11 GMT)

ADFA cadet charged with sexual assault
An Australian Defence Force cadet has been charged after allegations of sexual assault were referred to ACT police.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:19:18 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:14:07 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:05:17 GMT)

Budget not that 'draconian': Stevens
At least the Abbott government has the support of the central bank in its quest to get the budget back into shape.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 05:30:15 GMT)

Share market rises despite BHP's fall
The share market has managed to close slightly higher despite a big fall in the shares of market heavyweight BHP Billiton.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:57:13 GMT)

RBA governor testimony pushes $A down
After seesawing through RBA governor Glenn Stevens' semi-annual testimony to parliament, the Australian dollar has fallen against the resurgent greenback.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:30:11 GMT)

Wallabies set for torrid scrum battle
The Wallabies know they must win the engine-room battle against the All Blacks to keep their Bledisloe Cup hopes alive on Saturday.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:55:20 GMT)

Palmer defiant as rant fallout continues
Mining magnate and federal MP Clive Palmer maintains his televised anti-China tirade was directed at the "communist government", not its people.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:50:16 GMT)

Dominant Roar want FFA Cup home fixture
Brisbane Roar coach Mike Mulvey wants the A-League's defending champions to be rewarded with a home fixture for their next FFA Cup clash.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:05:23 GMT)

Cowboy Sims calls for wrestling clean up
North Queensland forward Tariq Sims says wrestling in rugby league needs to be better policed.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:05:07 GMT)

Maps clue to Sydney bomb plot, police suspect
He has blown up a love rival's car and survived an attempt on his life. Now Queensland police investigating whether Newcastle man Daniel Fing was behind something even more sinister: plotting a mass attack on Sydney and his home town.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:47:02 GMT)

Children freed as Morrison plans to push for TPVs
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison is trying again to restore temporary protection visas after announcing 150 children would be removed from immigration detention centres and placed on bridging visas in the community.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Abbott's one-year roads promise 'about to be broken'
Labor transport spokesman Anthony Albanese says PM is poised to break an election promise to begin building work on two key roads projects within a year of the election.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Medicines price rise effect hosed down
There is no evidence to suggest increasing charges for medicines will deter people from filling their prescriptions, Health Department officials told a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Dentists brush up on teeth care techniques in different countries
For something we do twice a day, advice on how we should brush our teeth is "unacceptably inconsistent", finds a new study comparing recommended methods in Britain, Australia and around the world.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:15:00 GMT)

ANZ says no to evicted Cambodian farmers
ANZ has ruled out helping hundreds of poor Cambodian families forcibly evicted from their land to make way for sugar-cane plantations that involved child labour and led to food shortages.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:15:01 GMT)

Philanthropy comes of age in Australia
Less than 24 hours after Melbourne billionaire Alex Waislitz revealed plans last month  to donate $50 million to charity, the Packer family trumped him by announcing a $200 million philanthropic fund. 
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:45:00 GMT)

Roar thump WA locals 4-0 in FFA Cup
Defending A-League champions Brisbane have thumped WA State League club the Stirling Lions 4-0 in the round of 32 of the FFA Cup.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:45:09 GMT)

Topless barmaids no longer welcome at Defence club after soldier's mother discovered photos
Defence has moved to ban topless barmaids from a government recreation club set up for for the nation’s elite special forces soldiers.
(Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:33:25 GMT)

Roosters turn to Hastings for NRL help
The Roosters are set to turn to boom rookie Jackson Hastings in a bid to alleviate their hooking crisis for their round-24 NRL clash with the Warriors.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 09:23:06 GMT)

Evergrande biggest test yet: Popovic
Western Sydney coach Tony Popovic has rated facing Asian giants Guangzhou Evergrande as the biggest test he has faced at the Wanderers.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:55:21 GMT)

Souths not out to 'hurt' any NRL player
Forward Jason Clark says Souths don't got out intentionally to hurt opponents after injuries to Steve Matai and Sam Thaiday in questionable tackles.
(Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:42:03 GMT)