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A plot to kill
The scars have barely faded, but Chris Soteriou has moved on, and even forgiven the wife who tried to murder him.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:00:01 GMT)

Generation next
Kids 18 and younger are said to be tech-savvy, scary smart and favour screen time to real-time play. But conservative and entrepreneurial? Amanda Hooton reveals some big surprises about Gen Z.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:00:01 GMT)

Eddie Obeid: 'Well, someone has got to get paid!'
No behaviour was too outrageous for former NSW labor MP Eddie Obeid, the most corrupt politician Australia has ever seen.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:00:01 GMT)

Doctors want child detainee audit
Australia's largest medical bodies have demanded the Abbott government allow an independent group of doctors to investigate claims of mistreatment and abuse of children being held in immigration detention.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

A nation on the eve of the Great War
There was a beer famine in Wonthaggi in Victoria. Newcastle coal trade was ‘'exceptionally brisk'’ but tomato crops in Bathurst were mostly a failure. There had just been a record wheat harvest and a magnificent wool clip. Such was the state of the nation at the start of 1914.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:07:37 GMT)

Tony Abbott's work for the dole scheme doesn't add up
Tony Abbott's political career soared after he midwifed work for the dole. Now he wants to quadruple its size, even though the evidence says it doesn't work.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:15:00 GMT)

Coles, ACCC court case to run 10 weeks
Coles is set to defend allegations it pressured 200 suppliers into joining a contractual program in order for the supermarket to stock their products.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:15:16 GMT)

Safety questions hit Tigerair
Tigerair Australia has been hit by potentially serious safety incidents that include pilots being issued a drastically wrong flight plan, a collision between a tug and an Airbus A320 and "heated" disputes between flight crews and other staff, leaked documents reveal.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:15:18 GMT)

Japanese artist taps into fears
The surreal imagery of Mekurumeku demands the viewer's careful attention.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:45:00 GMT)

CD reviews: Beverley Martyn, 5 Seconds of Summer and Astronomy Class
Power pop for grown-up teenagers, the return of a '60s folk star and some bopping Cambodian-inspired hip-hop are put under the microscope.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:45:20 GMT)

Farewell signatures: Don Bradman, The Big Bang Theory star buck the trend
Farewell then to that hopeless scrawl, barely legible and little read and now gone the way of toll-booth collectors, long division, candlewicking and hornware.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:45:22 GMT)

Sydney jihadist Khaled Sharrouf on 'the path they hate' since 19
Sydney jihadist Khaled Sharrouf claims he has been on a path to radicalism for more than a decade, despite a court determining in 2009 that it was unlikely he would commit further terrorist offences.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:45:23 GMT)

Australian enters surfing's hall of fame
Surfing's first female world champion, Australia's Phyllis O'Donnell, has been inducted into the sport's hall of fame.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:55:19 GMT)

Panthers get home over luckless Bulldogs
Penrith have returned to the NRL winners' circle with a 22-16 win over Canterbury but the win came at a cost for the second-placed Panthers.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:35:14 GMT)

Manly edge closer to NRL minor premiership
Kieran Foran has starred in Manly's 16-4 win over a stubborn Brisbane at Brookvale Oval to move a step closer to their first minor premiership since 1997.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:06:20 GMT)

Scrappy Swans win with no Buddy
AFL ladder-leaders Sydney have overcome the late withdrawal of star forward Lance Franklin to beat Essendon by 22 points at the SCG.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 13:56:15 GMT)

Armstrong to make debut for third AFL club
Collingwood have named Tony Armstrong among three changes from last week's loss to Adelaide.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:19:16 GMT)

Titans lose Don for Cowboys clash
Try-scoring centre James Roberts and back-rower Paul Carter will play but Gold Coast winger Anthony Don will miss the NRL match with North Queensland.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:51:17 GMT)

Abandoned baby Gammy rushed to hospital in Thailand
The health of a critically unwell baby who was abandoned by his Australian parents in Thailand has deteriorated, even as Australians donated more than $60,000 for his medical treatment.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:41:24 GMT)

Trucking giant slapped with record fine
The transport company involved in a horrific triple fatality in Sydney has been fined $1.3 million after almost 200 speeding offences.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:08:15 GMT)

Fading Suns go back to basics
Suns defender Trent McKenzie says Gold Coast can't afford any repeats of their last two AFL losses when they play St Kilda.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:05:14 GMT)

Shorten sees red over Hockey 'chill pill'
The Abbott government is busily working behind the scenes to garner support for its budget before parliament sits again at the end of August.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:03:15 GMT)

Tensions high ahead of Super Rugby final
Crusaders captain Kieran Read has walked out on a scheduled photo shoot with NSW counterpart Michael Hooper on the eve of the Super Rugby final.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:54:16 GMT)

Pressure mounting on Roosters: Friend
Sydney Roosters hooker Jake Friend admits the pressure is on to get their NRL title defence back on track but also believes they're not far off their best.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:49:15 GMT)

Settled Nauru refugees break their silence
Iranian and Lebanese refugees who fled by boat and have resettled on Nauru have broken their silence as Nauru steps up a publicity campaign.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:35:15 GMT)

Vic Liberal candidate quits over tweets
Offensive terms posted on Twitter by a Victorian Liberal candidate have come back to haunt him, leading to his resignation.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:51:14 GMT)

Baird urges cool heads over land clearing
NSW Premier Mike Baird has called for calm following the shooting death of an environment officer in northern NSW.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:25:16 GMT)

Storm say Tiger Farah will be ready
Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy believes Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah will be able to put club dramas aside and be ready for their NRL clash.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:07:15 GMT)

Restaurant's switch to PIN-only credit runs smoothly
As diners arrived at the swanky restaurant Sails on Lavender Bay on Friday they were warned they could only use a PIN not a pen to pay for their meals.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:36:12 GMT)

Cooper, Genia, Speight on track for NRC
Quade Cooper, Will Genia and Henry Speight are all on track to push for Wallabies squad selection via their respective NRC teams.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:44:15 GMT)

Cash rate expected to stay on hold in 2014
All but one of the 15 economists surveyed by AAP are forecasting the RBA's cash rate to remain at 2.5 per cent this year.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:25:16 GMT)

India or offshore for asylum seekers: govt
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has confirmed any of the asylum seekers in WA who India won't take back will be sent to offshore centres.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:22:15 GMT)

Crows sweat on star onballer Thompson
Adelaide have selected Scott Thompson for Saturday's AFL clash against West Coast but admit lingering concern over the midfielder's hamstring injury.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:18:16 GMT)

The gene linked to suicide
If you were at an increased risk of becoming suicidal, would you want to know?
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:54:56 GMT)

Robbie Deans backs Crusaders
Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans says he likes the look of his old Crusaders outfit heading into their Super Rugby final showdown with the NSW Waratahs.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:30:19 GMT)

Farah back at Wests Tigers training
Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah has returned to training with chief executive Grant Mayer confident they can sort out their differences.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:24:15 GMT)

Strong response on abuse redress schemes
There has been a strong response to calls for suggestions on how churches and institutions should run redress schemes for child sexual abuse victims.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:23:14 GMT)

Scotts differ on AFL free agency rule
Twin brothers and rival AFL coaches, Brad and Chris Scott, have differing views on free agency.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:22:18 GMT)

Dividends are the key for earnings season
Dividend increases will be front of mind for many investors this earnings season, and cashed up companies should take note.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:18:14 GMT)

Vic clergy abuse victim 'scarred for life'
A child sex abuse victim has told a Victorian court he will live with the memory of the 1970s attack for the rest of his life.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:14:19 GMT)

Ice worth $50 million found in Vic toilets
Drugs worth $50 million have been found inside a shipment of toilets from China to Melbourne, in the city's second major ice seizure in a week.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:32:20 GMT)

No bail bid for Bronwynne's alleged killer
The alleged Albury beauty queen killer will remain behind bars after his case was mentioned in a Sydney court.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:34:18 GMT)

Australia well equipped to cope with 'unlikely' ebola outbreak
An infectious diseases expert says the threat of an ebola outbreak in Western Australia is “very, very small”.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:24:35 GMT)

Vic mother-in-law killer fears deportation
A Melbourne granny who used a hammer to kill her daughter-in-law should get a reduced sentence as she fears deportation to China, her barrister says.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:50:15 GMT)

ATO says still $14 bln in lost super
The ATO says there is $14 billion in "lost" superannuation accounts despite its efforts to help reunite people with their retirement nest eggs.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:40:20 GMT)

Kangaroos aim for AFL consistency
North Melbourne's inconsistent season faces a crucial test in Saturday night's AFL clash with Geelong at Etihad Stadium.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:38:17 GMT)

Can you be relied on in a crisis?
Can you be relied on in a crisis?
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:32:05 GMT)

Eels fired up for NRL finals: Mannah
After snapping a four-game losing streak, Parramatta feel they're back on track for the NRL finals, says skipper Tim Mannah.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:23:15 GMT)

Dockers hopeful on Pavlich injury in AFL
Fremantle coach Ross Lyon says his team's form over the past fortnight has been underwhelming, and they need to improve quickly.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:22:20 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Friday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Friday
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:23:10 GMT)

The one that got away for the 'Tahs
The NSW Waratahs can bury painful six-year-old memories by turning the tables on Crusaders at ANZ Stadium.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:04:17 GMT)

Costly mistakes hurt Blues again
Carlton let another close AFL game slip through their fingers when they coughed up a 10-point lead in their five-point loss to Fremantle in Perth.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:54:15 GMT)

Cold July helps Kathmandu recover losses
Adventure clothing retailer Kathmandu has increased its earnings forecast after a colder-than-expected July.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:26:18 GMT)

Wooden spoon my worst nightmare: Campese
Canberra captain Terry Campese says finishing last in the NRL 2014 season would be his "worst nightmare".
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:44:16 GMT)

Home prices still strong, but easing
Sydney home prices have jumped almost 25 per cent in the last two years, but growth is starting to ease to more sustainable levels.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:05:16 GMT)

AFL gets ready to act on falling crowds
With falling Melbourne-based AFL attendances, the league seems set to prepare more fan-friendly 2015 fixtures.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:16:18 GMT)

Frosty keen to end V8 qualifying woes
Mark Winterbottom says qualifying for this weekend's Ipswich 400 is crucial given there aren't as many passing opportunities at the Queensland circuit.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:56:19 GMT)

Shorten tells Hockey to stop the arrogance
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has called Joe Hockey's budget 'chill pill' remarks arrogant and out of touch.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:11:14 GMT)

Aussie teen reaches quarters in California
Australian teenager Nikki van Dijk has secured a quarter-final berth after the completion of round four at the world surfing tour event in California.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:22:14 GMT)

Dunn not keen on AFL spoon
Lynden Dunn says Melbourne's players don't feel there is an Etihad Stadium hoodoo despite an 18-game and seven year losing streak there.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:13:15 GMT)

More bodies recovered from MH17: Abbott
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says police have recovered more bodily remains from the MH17 crash site.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:20:15 GMT)

NAB boss announces shake-up
New NAB boss Andrew Thorburn has put his stamp on the company in his first day on the job, announcing a shake-up of the bank's executive.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:42:21 GMT)

PM warns of tough welfare sanctions
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has flagged tough new sanctions for welfare recipients who don't send their children to school.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:53:17 GMT)

Manufacturing sector bounces back in July
Manufacturing activity increased in July, the first gain in eight months.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 08:23:16 GMT)

Woodside shareholders scuttle buyback
Woodside shareholders have scuttled a $3 billion plan to remove Royal Dutch Shell from the share register through a large share buyback
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:05:15 GMT)

Labor wants support for Alcoa workers
The federal government needs to step forward and support hundreds of Alcoa workers who have lost jobs as the company's Point Henry smelter closes.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:54:15 GMT)

Radioactive waste fears if Qld mines open
Green groups warn opening uranium mines in Qld could harm the environment, while the resource sectors says it will bring in money and jobs.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:26:17 GMT)

Aus bond market quiet ahead of US job data
It's been a quiet trading session for the Australian bond market ahead of the all-important US non-farm payrolls release.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 06:49:11 GMT)

Luke Wilkshire joins Dutch club Feyenoord
Socceroo Luke Wilkshire has left Dynamo Moscow for Dutch powerhouse Feyenoord.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:51:17 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:03:10 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:15:11 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:03:15 GMT)

Aussie shares fall sharply
The Australian share market has closed lower in one of its biggest falls for the year so far, after three straight sessions of gains.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:08:10 GMT)

$A hits two-month low and may fall further
The Australian dollar has hit a two-month low and could fall further when US jobs figures are released.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 07:21:10 GMT)

Miss Marple ain't as quaint as she once was, sadly for ABC1
Miss Marple is quite an insistent little biddy. Not content with pottering about in the seemingly insoluble conundrums to which her maker assigned her, she has of late taken to sticking her nose into Agatha Christie stories the author never even put her in.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 22:55:21 GMT)

Divorce more costly for Australian women
New research shows divorces are more costly for Australian women than for men, and for longer periods, too.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:59:13 GMT)

Athol Shmith: My father in the frame
PRECEDE: The 100th birthday of the late great Melbourne photographer Athol Shmith falls in August. Michael Shmith revisits his father’s memorable body of work.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:15:01 GMT)

Australian couple leaves Down syndrome baby with Thai surrogate
Gammy, a six-month-old baby abandoned by his Australian parents, could die because his impoverished Thai surrogate mother cannot pay for medical treatment for his congenital heart condition.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 00:37:47 GMT)

Divorce more costly for Aussie women
Women won't fully recover financially for more than six years after a divorce while a man's household income virtually remains the same.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:58:19 GMT)

Shortlist top five gigs: August 1-7
From the retro appeal of Baby Animals to the divine Clare Bowditch, we have your night out covered.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:00 GMT)

MJ Halloran gets emotional
The artist hits the ''life can be so hard'' button with his songs. By Patrick Emery.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:00 GMT)

CD review: Clipping by Clppng
LA hip hop gets down and dirty in the lyrics, though it is the beats that shine.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:45:00 GMT)

Blues heartbroken after Dockers AFL loss
Carlton midfielder Chris Judd has put on a show in the first half, but it hasn't been enough to inspire his AFL team to victory over Fremantle.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:02:14 GMT)

Farah back at training on Friday: Tigers
The Wests Tigers say captain Robbie Farah will be back at training on Friday morning after being given time off by coach Mick Potter 'to clear his mind'.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 11:50:14 GMT)

Strong winds fell trees, kill Tas woman
A 63-year-old Launceston woman has been killed by a falling tree after high winds buffeted Tasmania.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:26:18 GMT)

AFP gets OK to carry guns in Ukraine
Ukraine's parliament has voted overwhelmingly in support of giving Dutch and Australian officers the legal authority to lead the MH17 investigations.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:23:15 GMT)

Bellchambers back for Bombers
Two Shaws are back and Essendon have recalled Tom Bellchambers among highlights of AFL team selections on Thursday night.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:28:14 GMT)

Stay away from ebola region in west Africa, DFAT tells Australian travellers
CANBERRA, July 31 AAP - Australians travelling to West African nations reeling from an Ebola virus outbreak are being warned there's little the federal government can do if they run into trouble.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:31:44 GMT)

'Young-looking' refugees sent offshore
The youngest-looking children were sent to a harsh refugee detention camp to send a message of deterrence to other asylum seekers, an inquiry has heard.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:07:15 GMT)

Stay away from virus region, Aussies told
The worst recorded outbreak of the Ebola virus is sweeping across West Africa, prompting Australian embassy staff to shelve travel plans to the region.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:01:18 GMT)

Accused killer Colin Michael Newey to face court 40 years after crime
An alleged killer made a chilling phone call from a quiet country town nestled on the banks of the Murray River in 1989.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 03:42:14 GMT)

Australians warned not to travel to Ebola-hit nations
Australians are being warned not to travel to African countries experiencing the world’s worst outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, as the federal government steps up its efforts to prevent the disease arriving here.
(Fri, 01 Aug 2014 01:29:01 GMT)

Waratahs inspired by touching poem
It's one in all in according to vice-captain Adam Ashley-Cooper in a stirring call to arms to the NSW Waratahs ahead of Saturday's Super Rugby final.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:02:15 GMT)

Late-night Broncos backs recalled
The Broncos have recalled Jack Reed and Daniel Vidot to their backline for their NRL clash with Manly.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:24:14 GMT)

Panthers inspired by injured Wallace
Penrith say they will aim to play with the spirit and determination of injured playmaker Peter Wallace for the rest of the NRL season.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:23:17 GMT)

No mini-budget, we have a mandate:Abbott
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the Senate must respect the government's mandate to get the budget under control.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:17:15 GMT)

Kelly says Cats remain in AFL contention
Midfielder James Kelly says Geelong remain a premiership threat despite the firepower of the AFL's top two teams Sydney and Hawthorn.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:00:15 GMT)

Newman tells judges: get on with your job
Queensland's premier has urged judges to "get on with the job" as three justices deny a report they are involved in a revolt against the new chief justice.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:48:15 GMT)

BHP may appeal $2.2m payout to worker
BHP Billiton may appeal a $2.2 million payout to a former employee who developed cancer after working at asbestos blast furnaces in Newcastle.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 07:41:20 GMT)

Keary gets tick from Slamming Sam
Rookie Rabbitohs playmaker Luke Keary has been given a nod of encouragement from Sam Burgess.
(Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:27:15 GMT)