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Secrecy, security key in pot stock growth
Medicinal cannabis producer Cann Group is set to join the growing number of "pot stocks" listed on the Australian share market.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 17:33:18 GMT)

The Australian Bird Guide takes flight
It's a true story, based on love, obsession and sometimes madness.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:06:03 GMT)

Coates the politician lines up for victory in AOC marathon
With one week to go to the AOC election, John Coates' empire is beginning to strike back.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 10:55:05 GMT)

'Pythonesque': Westpac's climate policy seen to rule out lending to Adani coal
Westpac's decision to effectively rule out lending to the proposed giant Adani coal mine in Queensland has drawn praise from environmentalists but derision from the government and industry.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:25:07 GMT)

Mental health in Australia needs reform, not just more money: Ian Hickie
The mental health sector requires major reforms, not simply more money, according to Professor Ian Hickie.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:46:04 GMT)

Ella Knights remembered as a 'beautiful person' after Bali scooter tragedy
Friends and former colleagues of an Australian woman who died in a scooter accident in Bali on Thursday morning have remembered her as a "beautiful person". 
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:54:04 GMT)

Two teenagers, one from country Victoria and the other, Israel, charged over separate bomb hoaxes to schools
Two teenagers - one from country Victoria and the other half a world away in Israel - have been charged over two separate series of bomb hoaxes to schools across Australia that police are saying are unconnected.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:37:08 GMT)

Producer prices rose 0.5% in March qtr
Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that producer prices were up 0.5 per cent in the March quarter, compared to the previous three months.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:50:13 GMT)

ACCC says Murray Goulburn 'misled farmers'
The consumer watchdog is taking Federal Court action against dairy co-op Murray Goulburn over its shock farmgate milk price cut that hurt suppliers in 2016.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:20:15 GMT)

Sydney weather: Coldest April night in five years as cold snap bites
A cold snap is likely to give way to a milder few months ahead.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:53:08 GMT)

Origin quarterly revenue rises
Origin Energy's third-quarter revenue is up on the preceding three months, helped by an increase in oil and gas prices and steady production.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 04:22:15 GMT)

Westpac coal refusals a blow for Adani
Australia's oldest bank has updated its climate change action plan, which appears rule out funding the controversial Adani mine.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:08:13 GMT)

Retail's comic lesson on surviving Amazon
Free Comic Book Day offers Australian retailers a lesson on how they might build a bulwark against Amazon's advance Down Under.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:03:27 GMT)

Jetstar angered by 'worst airline' survey
A survey released on Friday by consumer advocacy group Choice found passengers rated Jetstar lowest or equal lowest in six of nine categories.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 00:39:14 GMT)

Brightree helps boost ResMed Q3 revenue
ResMed's US software unit, Brightree, and strong demand for respiratory face masks and machines has helped lift third-quarter revenue by 13 per cent.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 01:24:13 GMT)

Pacific Consortium drops Tatts pursuit
Tatts Group has again rejected a takeover proposal from Pacific Consortium, prompting the predator to drop its pursuit.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:17:14 GMT)

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Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:51:11 GMT)

Near-flat finish but ASX continues gains
The Australian share market has closed slightly higher, but few sectors provided clear direction.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:11:11 GMT)

Muslim MP Anne Aly falsely accused of refusing to lay wreath on Anzac Day
Australia's first female Muslim federal MP Anne Aly has fallen victim to fake news after an unsubstantiated story about her "refusal" to lay a wreath on Anzac Day appeared on a Facebook post.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 14:20:03 GMT)

'Most wanted' Chinese fugitive believed to be hiding in leafy Sydney
A leafy street in Sydney's Burwood has been listed by China's feared corruption investigators as the possible residence of one of its 'most wanted' international fugitives.
(Fri, 28 Apr 2017 05:16:06 GMT)

Food rescue group OzHarvest opens supermarket to help vulnerable people
An Australian initiative which seeks to combat food wastage and feed those in need has opened its doors in Sydney.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 23:41:04 GMT)

'He told me he would rape me': horror stories in hospitality
Sleaze, assault and even threats of rape are all on the menu for young women who work in hospitality.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:23:02 GMT)

ABC overlooked 'boot camps and cooking classes' in Don Dale report, former NT corrections minister says
The politician who was sacked over the tear-gassing of Northern Territory boys in youth jail says he was the victim of a unbalanced "hatchet job" by the ABC.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:34:02 GMT)

AOC president John Coates apologises for 'sheltered workshop' remarks
Australian Olympics Committee president John Coates has broken his silence and apologised for the comments he made in a leaked email, where he said a female staff member with cancer should "get out in the real world", because he was not running a "sheltered workshop".
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:35:05 GMT)

Blackmores sales down, but on the improve
Blackmores says sales in the first nine months of the financial year are lower than a year ago, but have been improving through the year.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:49:14 GMT)

Testing times for Ten Network
Ten Network has heavy hitting shareholders and Logie-winning programs but earnings remain under pressure
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:47:16 GMT)

Debt rethink to open infrastructure spend
Economists believe the Turnbull government will soon end Australian politics' decades-old damning of debt in any form and move to fund critical infrastructure.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:16:13 GMT)

Israeli-American teen arrested over Australian school bomb hoax calls
The suspect behind 591 bomb hoaxes sent to Australian schools has been revealed as an Israeli-American teenager.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:47:06 GMT)

Profit underestimated, says Spotless
Takeover target Spotless Group says its expectations for underlying profit in the next financial year are not reflected in current broker forecasts.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 03:31:13 GMT)

Gas industry weighs impact of export curbs
The gas industry has criticised the federal government's export restrictions for liquefied natural gas, while Santos shares have slumped.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 05:48:13 GMT)

Terms of trade boosted by commodity prices
The Australian Bureau of Statistics has released the official trade price indexes for the March quarter.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:40:13 GMT)

Debbie to hit Wesfarmers coking coal sales
Wesfarmers expects full-year coking coal sales volumes to be at the lower end of its guidance range because of Cyclone Debbie's impact in Queensland.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:47:13 GMT)

Wesfarmers retailers Q3 sales
Snapshot of Wesfarmers retail businesses total sales for the March quarter.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 00:04:13 GMT)

South32 cuts guidance for some commodities
South 32 has cut full-year production targets for several commodities after disruptions at its South Africa and Western Australia operations.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:51:16 GMT)

'Huge surge': Solar energy take-up hits new high as gas, electricity prices jump
Rising energy prices drive a huge surge of consumers and businesses installing solar panels.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:35:09 GMT)

Coles sales slow as price war takes toll
The pace of sales growth at Coles continues to slow, a sign it may be losing customers to rivals Woolworths and Aldi.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:08:13 GMT)

Newcrest eyes FY target despite Cadia hit
Gold miner Newcrest expects to hit its full-year guidance despite a drop in March quarter output and a likely disruption of several months at its biggest mine.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 01:53:13 GMT)

Northern Star lifts sales in March quarter
Gold miner Northern Star has lifted output to 132,558 ounces of gold in the March quarter and expects to comfortably achieve its full-year guidance.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 22:59:13 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:10:11 GMT)

Banks drive modest share market gain
The share market has gained ground for a fifth straight session, with investors continuing to buy financial stocks.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:19:11 GMT)

Ten's fate lies with major shareholders
Ten Network's future looks bleak as management seek to improve the broadcaster's earnings performance to secure new funding of $250 million.
(Thu, 27 Apr 2017 10:00:15 GMT)

Majority believe Australia has a problem with excess drinking
Seventy-eight per cent of people believe Australia has a problem with excess drinking, a poll has found.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:00:03 GMT)

Paralympians condemn John Coates for 'sheltered workshop' jibe
"It's hard enough for people, and this kind of comment just makes it harder," says Paralympics chief executive.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 11:25:05 GMT)

Former NT prison boss Ken Middlebrook decries 'militarised regime' at Don Dale
Man who used to run the NT's prison system appears at royal commission into children in detention.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:35:07 GMT)

Deborah Thomas' time at Ardent Leisure
Some of the key moments for theme park owner Ardent Leisure during Deborah Thomas' two years as CEO.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:58:13 GMT)

Baby humpbacks 'whisper' to their mothers to avoid threats
The findings highlight the importance of keeping humpback "nursery" waters as quiet as possible, scientists say.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 03:04:02 GMT)

AOC not a 'sheltered workshop', John Coates says to staff
Australian Olympic chief John Coates urged a female staff member to "get out in the real world," because he was not running a "sheltered workshop," internal emails from the embattled organisation have revealed.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:06:04 GMT)

Inflation returns to RBA's target band
Consumer prices rose 0.5 per cent in the March quarter and 2.1 per cent annually, putting consumer price rises in line with the Reserve Bank's forecasts.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:59:15 GMT)

Thomas steps down as Ardent Leisure CEO
Dreamworld owner Ardent Leisure has announced the surprise end of CEO Deborah Thomas's brief tenure.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:27:13 GMT)

Aurizon Qld coal volumes drop 5% on Debbie
Rail freight operator Aurizon says coal haulage volumes in Queensland were down five per cent in the March quarter because of Cyclone Debbie.
(Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:44:13 GMT)

Low wage growth sapping confidence: ANZ
Low wage growth and rising global geopolitical risks are weighing heavily on consumer confidence, which has fallen for a second consecutive week, ANZ says.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:20:13 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:27:11 GMT)

BHP cuts copper guidance, plans shale sale
Industrial action at the Escondida copper mine has forced BHP to cut its full-year production guidance but investors still seem reasonably happy.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 02:09:15 GMT)

Bounce in China sales boosts a2 Milk
Infant formula maker a2 Milk has upgraded its full year revenue forecast due to surprisingly strong sales in Australia and China.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:19:13 GMT)

Banks lead Wall St catch-up in ASX gains
The share market has gained ground as investors catch up with overseas gains following the Anzac Day holiday.
(Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:25:11 GMT)

Yassmin Abdel-Magied courts controversy with Anzac Day Facebook post
Muslim activist and television host Yassmin Abdel-Magied has courted controversy with an Anzac Day Facebook post suggesting Australians should turn their attention to the suffering on Manus Island and Nauru, and in Syria and Palestine.
(Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:52:02 GMT)

Melbourne taxi driver allegedly bashed by fare-evading teens
A 13-year-old boy is among four teenagers accused of bashing a taxi driver leaving him serious head injuries and two broken teeth.
(Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:37:06 GMT)

Minimum wage for temporary visa holders falls behind inflation
The minimum wage for temporary work visa holders has not been revised to ensure it will keep up with inflation as part of federal government reforms to the visa system.
(Tue, 25 Apr 2017 06:55:44 GMT)

Inflation set to match RBA target
Consumer prices in the March quarter are expected to have lifted 0.6 per cent on the back of rising costs for petrol and for fruits and vegetables.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 23:03:13 GMT)

Fake science: Taxpayers shell out more than $3 million for unreliable research
Twenty one research federally funded projects breached integrity standards in the past two years.
(Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:50:02 GMT)

Anzac Day 2017: numbers fall away for Gallipoli service
Terror threats have severely dampened enthusiasm for this year's ANZAC day proceedings at Gallipoli.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:35:07 GMT)

Inflation set to match RBA target
Consumer prices in the March quarter are expected to have lifted 0.6 per cent on the back of rising costs for petrol and for fruits and vegetables.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 03:02:13 GMT)

Village Roadshow hit by theme park woes
Investors dumped Village Roadshow shares after the theme park operator warned of a 9.4 per cent decline in Gold Coast visitors.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:28:13 GMT)

ASX company sells DroneGun to G7 military
DroneShield, an ASX-listed company that develops drone detection technology, says the military of a G7 country has bought its DroneGun.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:21:13 GMT)

Auctions surge, but clearance rate slips
The number of auctions held in the capital cities in the week to April 23 more than tripled to 1,732, but the clearance rate slipped.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 01:38:29 GMT)

Tatts predator to allow dividends
Pacific Consortium says dividend payments to Tatts shareholders won't affect its $4.21-a-share offer should a transaction take longer than expected.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:23:13 GMT)

Spotless rejects Downer EDI takeover bid
Spotless has rejected Downer EDI's takeover bid, arguing that it undervalues the company and is hostile and highly conditional.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:25:13 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:29:11 GMT)

Shares boosted by French election relief
The share market has finished Monday stronger with the financials leading the gains followed by energy and consumer stocks.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:05:11 GMT)

NSW still boasts top economy
NSW remains solidly on top of the nation's economic performance rankings, according to CommSec's latest State of the States report.
(Sun, 23 Apr 2017 14:04:14 GMT)

Investors waiting on international moves
Australian investors will play the waiting game on major political and corporate news due this week, CommSec's chief economist says.
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 23:57:15 GMT)

Inflation likely to hit RBA target band
Consumer prices in the March quarter are likely to have lifted 0.6 per cent on the back of rising costs for petrol, fruits and vegetables and tobacco.
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 22:03:13 GMT)

Darwin couple rescued after 24 hours bogged in WA desert
A Darwin couple spent 24 hours awaiting rescue in outback Western Australia after getting bogged in the Gibson Desert.
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 18:09:02 GMT)

Address vaccination concerns to keep immunisation rates up
Doctors and the medical community need to take vaccination hesitancy seriously, or risk seeing immunisation rates fall, researchers have found.
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:15:15 GMT)

North Korea: 'Travel to this secretive country can be life-changing'
A Melburnian who works as a North Korea tour guide has a fresh perspective on the hermit nation.
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:15:14 GMT)

Twin loses fight to reduce brother's share of mother's estate
A court has rejected Lennie Meres' attempt to reduce his twin brother's share of their mother's estate.
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

The world's favourite chimpanzee whisperer Jane Goodall talks revolution at 83
The world's favourite ape whisperer has a stark warning for its thoughtless human overlords.
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 14:15:00 GMT)

Unions vow to take on Amazon as its harsh reputation precedes it
Amazon, well-known for its controversial labour practices and distrust of unions, faces a challenge in Australia
(Sat, 22 Apr 2017 08:39:07 GMT)

Are the 457 visa reforms an illusion act?
There was tellingly little outcry from business groups as the government announced its 457 visa changes.
(Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:18:08 GMT)

Photos of the week: April 22, 2017
A week in photos from award winning Sydney Morning Herald photographers.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 14:00:34 GMT)

Paramedic tells of fight to save shark attack victim Laeticia
As he tried to revive surfer Laeticia Brouwer, Esperance community paramedic Paul Gaughan knew her shark bite injuries were dire
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:56:09 GMT)

ACT fears metadata evidence ban could have 'catastrophic' consequences
Ban on metadata being used in family violence civil proceedings could have potentially "catastrophic" consequences.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:00:04 GMT)

Jail school principal's Facebook attack on her students
The principal of the school inside Darwin's notorious juvenile detention centre went on Facebook to attack compensation payouts to four teenage detainees who had been tear-gassed during riots in the Darwin facility.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 07:40:05 GMT)

Canberra teachers reduce hours to deal with workload stress
One Canberra teacher, who asked to remain anonymous, said a heavy workload left her feeling like she was "drowning".
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 05:41:18 GMT)

Government has no plans for ISP filters to block internet pornography
There are no plans for Australia to follow the UK's lead and require internet service providers to offer network-level filters that block children from viewing internet porn.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:34:02 GMT)

ANZ continues Asian divestments in Vietnam
ANZ is continuing its downsizing in Asia by selling its retail banking operation in Vietnam to the local arm of South Korea's Shinhan Financial Group.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:53:13 GMT)

CBA hikes interest-only and investor rates
CBA is lifting fixed investor and interest-only mortgage rates by up to half a percentage point, with owner-occupier principal and interest loans unchanged.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:48:13 GMT)

Kogan lifts full-year earnings forecast has upgraded its full-year earnings outlook after stronger-than-expected trade in the three months to March 31.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:54:17 GMT)

BHP to invest in Queensland coal project
BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance will invest $US204 million for an overland conveyor system between two of its coal mines in Queensland's Bowen Basin.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 04:07:13 GMT)

People still cynical about banks: McPhee
Major banks have updated protections for staff who flag suspicions of wrongdoing but the public remains cynical of their commitment to change, Ian McPhee says.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 01:46:13 GMT)

Mixed stock market debut for Tinybeans
Niche social media network Tinybeans has made a timid arrival on the Australian share market after raising $6.5 million to fund its growth.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 03:19:15 GMT)

FIRB okays CKI's $7.5bn DUET bid
Hong Kong's Cheung Kong Infrastructure has secured FIRB approval for its $7.5 billion acquisition of energy utility operator DUET Group.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:49:13 GMT)

Coca-Cola Amatil flags profit weakness
Soft drinks maker Coca-Cola Amatil expects first-half underlying net profit to fall because of lower-than-expected sales at its Australian beverages business.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:51:13 GMT)

Woolies wins Masters dispute with Lowe's
Woolworths will get on with selling its failed home improvement chain Masters' stores and sites after winning a dispute with US retailer Lowe's.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:46:17 GMT)

Stocks to watch
Stocks of interest on the Australian share market
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 02:05:23 GMT)

Iron ore price helps drive market up
A lift in the iron ore price and a positive lead from Wall Street has helped boost the Australian share market.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:40:11 GMT)

Malcolm Turnbull says hydro plan could make Tasmania a 'battery for Australia'
Tasmania could become a "battery for Australia" under a proposal to double the capacity of the country's largest hydro power scheme, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has declared.
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:11:21 GMT)

Dylan Voller's violent past detailed at Don Dale royal commission
Dylan Voller's tragic and chaotic life was spelled out in detail as the NT government sought to counter his evidence about the Don Dale detention centre.
(Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:53:02 GMT)

Underwater drone IPO oversubscribed
US underwater drone maker Aquabotix has enjoyed strong support for its initial offer of shares that are to be listed on the Australian market.
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:37:13 GMT)

Watching grass grow is dull but profitable
An Australian agricultural technology firm has developed a new tool to help graziers manage their pasture and stocking levels.
(Thu, 20 Apr 2017 03:41:13 GMT)