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Shocking facts about everyday domestic appliances
They are lurking in your bedroom, kitchen and lounge room and have the ability to break your bones and even kill.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Mike Baird fills Barry O'Farrell breach
Newly commissioned NSW Premier Mike Baird has foreshadowed changes to the way lobbyists operate in the state, declaring people are ''incredibly disappointed and shocked'' at what has unfolded before the Independent Commission Against Corruption in recent weeks.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:13:13 GMT)

Royals to visit Easter Show
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit the Royal Easter Show before taking a trip to the beach and a palliative care hospice.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:04:14 GMT)

Australia beat New Zealand 4-1 in hockey
Australia beat New Zealand 4-1 in the first of two men's hockey Tests being used to finalise the Kookaburras' World Cup squad.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:42:15 GMT)

Richmond break Lions' hearts at Gabba
Richmond have emerged 43-point winners to sour Brisbane veteran Jonathan Brown's 250th AFL game.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:37:23 GMT)

MH370 search: oil slick was not from a plane engine, says JACC
An oil slick found in the ocean where the search continues for missing flight MH370 was not from a plane engine or hydraulics, the search coordinators say.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:26:43 GMT)

Blues name Judd amid big AFL team news
Star veteran Chris Judd is in Carlton's squad for the Easter Sunday match against the Western Bulldogs.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:45:15 GMT)

NRL hopeful of big Easter crowds
The NRL is confident the two big Easter weekend NRL fixtures at ANZ Stadium will have fans flocking through the gates.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:16:15 GMT)

PM has meeting with Prince William
Talk of bushfires and volunteer firefighters dominate meeting between Prince William and Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:58:16 GMT)

Packer, Murdoch stump up $40m for One.Tel
Billionaire James Packer and Lachlan Murdoch will pay $40 million to settle a long running dispute with One.Tel creditors Telstra and Optus.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:37:14 GMT)

Eagles AFL teammates call Shuey selfish
West Coast midfielder Luke Shuey will be aiming to make amends when he returns from suspension for Saturday's AFL clash with Port Adelaide.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:04:13 GMT)

Cowboys NRL props never stop: Lawrence
Manly NRL prop Brenton Lawrence says he is relishing the chance to come up against Cowboys Test props James Tamou and Matt Scott.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:59:24 GMT)

Baird to pick NSW team in coming days
Incoming NSW Premier Mike Baird is likely to pick his cabinet team in the coming days, according to former deputy leader Jillian Skinner.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:51:14 GMT)

Loss will make Mariners stronger: Moss
Central Coast coach Phil Moss says his side's gutting 1-0 defeat to FC Seoul will only serve to make his side stronger for Saturday clash with Adelaide.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:23:14 GMT)

McKinnon transferred to Sydney spinal ward
Stricken Newcastle back-rower Alex McKinnon has been transferred from Melbourne's Albert Hospital to a spinal rehab ward in Sydney.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:09:18 GMT)

Milford remains Raiders' top priority
Raiders CEO Don Furner says winning matches is the secret to keeping star fullback Anthony Milford at the NRL club.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:15:15 GMT)

William steps close to edge at Narrow Neck
It seems Prince William was keen to be part of the action as he watched teenagers abseil at Narrow Neck Lookout in the Blue Mountains.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:13:14 GMT)

Adelaide United extend Gombau's contract
Adelaide United have extended the contract of coach Josep Gombau by two years.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:48:15 GMT)

Storm stuck by concussion laws: Hoffman
Ryan Hoffman says the Storm didn't flout the NRL's new concussion guidelines in their win over the Dragons.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:47:16 GMT)

Experimental vaccine helps advanced melanoma sufferers
Australian researchers say an experimental vaccine is extending the lives of patients with advanced melanoma and could be a useful new treatment for the disease, which kills about 1500 Australians a year.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:54:25 GMT)

GWS to debut No.1 draft pick
No.1 draft pick Tom Boyd is set make his AFL debut in Greater Western Sydney's round-five match against the Adelaide Crows.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:27:14 GMT)

Inflation expected to rise past 3%
Annual inflation is expected to have risen by 3.2 per cent, above the RBA's two to three per cent target range, an AAP survey shows.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:25:14 GMT)

Govt workers in decline even before budget
New figures show the number of people employed in the public service fell by two per cent in the second half of 2013.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:23:14 GMT)

Navy captain sacked for Indon incursion
The Navy has sacked a ship captain for breaching Indonesian territorial waters during Operation Sovereign Borders activities.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:12:14 GMT)

FFA ends de Reus' tenure at Matildas
Hesterine de Reus' divisive 15-month tenure as Matildas coach has been ended by FFA chief executive David Gallop.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:55:15 GMT)

Leapai camp confident of Klitschko upset
A world heavyweight title bout win for Alex Leapai would match one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, according to trainer Noel Thornberry.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:04:15 GMT)

Royals take in scenery at Echo Point
The Three Sisters and huge crowds wow the royal couple as they continue their visit to the Blue Mountains.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:48:16 GMT)

Waratahs banking on Folau magic
The NSW Waratahs say there's no hiding the fact they're a far more formidable Super Rugby outfit with Wallabies fullback Israel Folau on deck.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:48:17 GMT)

Air cargo class action nears settlement
Airlines at the centre of a class action over alleged price fixing on freight services have agreed to a $38 million settlement.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:11:14 GMT)

I'm not sad the bump is dead: Ross Lyon
Sydney will be aiming to notch just their second win of the season when they take on Fremantle in Saturday's AFL clash at the SCG.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:10:16 GMT)

Cambridges plant tree as symbol of renewal
Girl Guides have been thrilled as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge planted a tree outside their hall in Yellow Rock.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:50:14 GMT)

Barba form no issue for Broncos coach
Brisbane coach Anthony Griffin says under-pressure Ben Barba is doing everything he's being asked to do and he has no issues with the fullback's form.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:30:16 GMT)

Business confidence still high, says NAB
The National Australia Bank business survey showed a small fall in confidence in the March quarter, but it remains in positive territory.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:46:16 GMT)

Pharmacy operator to take $131m hit
Australian Pharmaceutical Industries will include a $131 million writedown on the value of its assets in its upcoming half year results.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:56:21 GMT)

Goward pulls out of deputy leader ballot
Community Services Minister Pru Goward has decided not to nominate for the deputy leadership of the NSW Liberal Party.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:17:22 GMT)

Sonray director jailed for dishonesty
The founder and director of failed broking house Sonray Capital Markets has been jailed for at least three-and-a-half years for dishonesty offences.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 03:06:16 GMT)

Nexvet raises $US31.5m
Unlisted Australian firm Nexvet has raised $US31.5 million to advance its drug development program for the treatment of sick pets.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 01:07:20 GMT)

Santos LNG projects nearly complete
A flat quarterly production report from Santos has been overshadowed by news its massive LNG projects are nearly completed.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:15:17 GMT)

Woodside could move quickly in Canada
Woodside Petroleum could be forced to move quickly on a growth project on the west coast of Canada after signing a three-year land use agreement.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 04:28:20 GMT)

William and Kate delight Blue Mountains
The Blue Mountains community recovering from last October's bushfires have welcomed the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to the area.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 02:28:14 GMT)

Bodies recovered from NSW mine
The bodies of two coal miners who died when a wall collapsed in a Hunter Valley mine have been recovered by rescue teams.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:46:18 GMT)

Oil slick not linked to MH370: authorities
The search for missing flight MH370 will push on despite news that an oil slick in the search area is not linked to the Malaysia Airlines jet.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:08:18 GMT)

Seniors give govt 'F' on jobs
A seniors lobby group has compiled research to make the case against a rise in the eligible age for the pension.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:16:25 GMT)

Aust bonds rise ahead of Easter weekend
Australian bond futures prices bounced ahead of the Easter long weekend.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:53:11 GMT)

Dick Smith says turnaround is working
Electronics retailer Dick Smith has lifted its third quarter sales and its CEO says further growth is on the horizon.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 05:00:16 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 22:11:15 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Thursday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at the close on Thursday
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 06:29:11 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:56:11 GMT)

Vic man in court over partner's murder
A man has appeared in court after being charged with the murder of his de facto partner, who was stabbed in a Melbourne street.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:42:14 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 21:28:12 GMT)

Numbers man Baird vows to transform NSW
Premier Mike Baird vowed to restore the community's trust in the NSW government after a shocking 48 hours of state politics.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:23:14 GMT)

Third straight day of gains on market
The Australian share market closed higher on Thursday, continuing its recent strong run.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:06:26 GMT)

$A loses momentum ahead of Easter break
The Australian dollar has drifted lower ahead of the Easter holiday.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:38:10 GMT)

Bunnies still packing firepower: Tolman
Bulldogs big man Aiden Tolman says they are not taking the Rabbitohs lightly despite the loss of Ben Te'o and George Burgess.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:04:01 GMT)

Ol '55 really the best bet for a wine lover
If the Premier was given a Grange from 1959, I hope he had the good luck to receive a bottle with a good cork.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

MH370 search: Craft modified to keep it submerged for longer
The unmanned underwater vehicle searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 in the southern Indian Ocean is expected to analyse data from its third trip on Thursday morning.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

ABC becomes first Western broadcaster to go China-wide
ABC wins permission from Chinese government to have its Australia Network content made available to the entire Chinese population.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Sydney puts on her best face to greet Duke and Duchess
The world's most iconic couple landed in Australia's icon central when they started their nine-day national tour.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

ABC wins unprecedented access in landmark Chinese deal
The ABC has won permission from the Chinese government to have Australia Network content made available to the entire Chinese population - the most extensive access given to any Western broadcaster.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Monarchists rule as republican youth support wanes
Young monarchists handed out flags under the clear sky, so many that a team was dispatched to source more. The sun shone bright enough to scorch their pale skin.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:00:00 GMT)

Sun and the crowds turn out to greet popular duke and duchess
The world's most recognised couple landed in Australia's most photogenic city to start their nine-day national tour.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:29:17 GMT)

Cambridges help Blue Mountains recovery
It was six months ago that the Blue Mountains faced a bushfire nightmare. Today, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped them on the road to recovery.
(Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:40:15 GMT)

Mariners heartbreaking ACL loss to Koreans
The Central Coast Mariners have lost 1-0, via an injury-time own goal, to FC Seoul in the Asian Champions League.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 12:10:16 GMT)

I didn't bring down Barry: Di Girolamo
Former Australian Water Holdings boss Nick Di Girolamo says he isn't responsible for former premier Barry O'Farrell's downfall.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:12:14 GMT)

Docker Walters to have surgery on ankle
Fremantle Dockers forward Michael Waters could be sidelined for the rest of the AFL season as he prepares to undergo ankle surgery.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:00:24 GMT)

Tigers drop Vickery for AFL game at Gabba
Richmond have dropped Tyrone Vickery for their AFL clash with Brisbane at the Gabba, while the Lions have made three changes.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:55:18 GMT)

Candidates line up to replace O'Farrell
Transport Minister Gladys Berejiklian and Treasurer Mike Baird top the list of contenders to replace NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:50:15 GMT)

Maloney vows to star for Roosters
Sydney Roosters prop Jared Waerea-Hargreaves has revealed under-fire James Maloney has promised his teammates a big NRL performance on Saturday.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:47:16 GMT)

Asian demand driving influx of overseas retail giants
Cashed-up Asian visitors are changing the face of shopping in Melbourne, with a revival capped off this week with the opening of Emporium Melbourne.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:40:00 GMT)

NRL issues lifting tackle crackdown
NRL head of football Todd Greenberg says players who put opponents into dangerous positions through lifting tackles will be charged.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:18:16 GMT)

FFA hopes for great Friday finals clash
A meeting between the two traditional A-League powers Melbourne Victory and Sydney FC on Good Friday could grab centre stage for the round ball code.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:43:21 GMT)

Barry O'Farrell resignation a warning to others: Bob Carr
Former New South Wales premier Bob Carr says the resignation of Barry O’Farrell is a warning to all of the state’s politicians that the Independent Commission Against Corruption is “ready to judge your behaviour”.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:36:00 GMT)

Perth airport road closed after threat
The electorate office of WA Treasurer Mike Nahan and the road linking Perth's airports have been closed because of suspicious mail items.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:46:14 GMT)

ARU won't block Folau from Bulls clash
An ARU spokesman has confirmed NSW Waratahs fullback Israel Folau will be available for selection against the Bulls this weekend
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:28:19 GMT)

Financial industry looks to grow in Asia
The federal government has released a consultation paper that aims to give Australia's financial services industry greater access to Asia.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:13:19 GMT)

Royal family touches down in Sydney
Prince William, Kate and baby George have arrived in Sydney to kick off their tour of Australia.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:22:17 GMT)

Man gets for 22yrs for murder of ex-lover
Rachelle Yeo's simple message was that she didn't love him anymore. But Paul Mulvihill just would not accept it.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:57:14 GMT)

Study shows high risk levels on market
Funds manager Lincoln Indicators says two-thirds of the companies on the Australian share market face rising degrees of risk.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:15:17 GMT)

AFL Tigers focus on helping Cotchin
Richmond's AFL players have been told to focus on blocking for midfielder Trent Cotchin if he's being heavily tagged by an opponent.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:54:17 GMT)

Pendlebury is Pies' danger: Scott
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott says his side must contain Collingwood captain Scott Pendelbury when the two sides meet on the weekend.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:32:16 GMT)

Resigning O'Farrell won't meet royals
Outgoing NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell has withdrawn from official royal visit duties after announcing he would resign following ICAC testimony.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:41:15 GMT)

Robertson: lobbyists let into govt 'heart'
NSW Opposition Leader John Robertson says Barry O'Farrell's resignation isn't just about a bottle of expensive wine.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:26:15 GMT)

Big pickup in foreign home buyers
A survey shows that the number of foreign buyers for Australian homes has jumped greatly in the March quarter.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:14:24 GMT)

Man kills partner in Vic shopping strip
A man with a history of domestic violence has murdered his partner in public, just hours after they were in a Melbourne courtroom to resolve a dispute.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:04:18 GMT)

Toovey wary of off-form Thurston
Geoff Toovey says Johnathan Thurston could find his form against his Manly side on Friday if they repeat their second half error-fest against Cronulla.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:14:17 GMT)

Farina unfazed by constant scrutiny
Sydney FC coach Frank Farina says he won't let the constant scrutiny over his job affect him or his side as the battle for a spot in the semis.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:05:18 GMT)

'Blocker' Roach inspires Wests Tigers pack
Aaron Woods and Adam Blair say the arrival of legend Steve Roach as the Wests Tigers' forwards coach has been good for the NRL club.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 02:53:22 GMT)

NRL dismisses Dragons' points demand
Head of football Todd Greenberg has dismissed St George Illawarra's call for two NRL points following their controversial loss to Melbourne.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:58:14 GMT)

TPG fined $400,000 for denying access to emergency numbers
Telco TPG has been fined $400,000 for failing to provide access to emergency numbers for customers who had not paid bills.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:10:24 GMT)

Raiders' Edwards plays down head knocks
Raiders NRL player Joel Edwards, back from two concussions, says risks exist in every workplace including his uncle's mine where two men died on Tuesday.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 06:04:17 GMT)

Gibson looks forward to Cats in AFL
Defensive general Josh Gibson says the Hawks' backline has stood up well in the absence of some key players.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:57:15 GMT)

Fortescue plans to boost production by 35%
Fortescue Metals plans to boost quarterly production by 35 per cent over the next three months as the weather improves and the company hits full production
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:25:17 GMT)

Iluka falls after lower production data
Shares in Iluka Resource have fallen six per cent after the company says production and revenue is down as it operates below full production rates.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:46:18 GMT)

Two big upsets on day one at Bells
Tour rookies Dimity Stoyle and Nikki van Dijk were among four Australian heat winners on day one of the Rip Curl Pro at Bells Beach.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:01:19 GMT)

TPG network plans a threat to NBN
The company rolling out the NBN says a plan from TPG Telecom to connect lucrative inner-city customers to its own network undermines its business model.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:33:14 GMT)

Economic growth expectations weaken
Economic growth could stay below trend for a few more months as consumer sentiment and employment expectations remain weak.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 01:12:23 GMT)

Little joy for PM as O'Farrell quits
The prime minister has paid tribute to Barry O'Farrell for stepping down as NSW premier over his evidence to a corruption watchdog.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 03:32:15 GMT)

Telco TPG fined for barring 000 access
Telco TPG has been fined $400,000 for failing to provide access to emergency numbers for all customers.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 05:11:15 GMT)

Trengove upbeat despite major injury
After a landmark win against Carlton, Melbourne midfielder Jack Trengove's AFL season is over but key forward Chris Dawes' is just beginning.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 00:44:15 GMT)

Note and 'memory fail' claim O'Farrell
NSW Premier Barry O'Farrell says he had no choice but to resign after giving inaccurate evidence at a corruption inquiry about a $3000 wine gift.
(Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:56:15 GMT)