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Roosters' Ferguson out for four months
Blake Ferguson will undergo surgery on his right foot on Tuesday after sustaining ligament damage in the Sydney Roosters' win over Canberra on Sunday.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:34:18 GMT)

Pain and gain in housing
Whether you sell your house at a loss depends a lot on when, and where, you bought it, a report from CoreLogic RP Data shows.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:17:16 GMT)

Bishop Iran trip useful in IS battle
A trip to Iran by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will be valuable in terms of tackling Islamic State, say Defence chiefs.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 02:04:21 GMT)

Tassal defends environmental record
Tassal says good science underpins all of the company's operations and a Senate inquiry into Tasmania's aquaculture industry isn't necessary.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:43:18 GMT)

Aussie Beer made in China
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has fined a wholesale liquor company for passing off a beer made in China as Aussie Beer.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:30:32 GMT)

Hockey a hypocrite on bank tax: Bowen
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says Treasurer Joe Hockey will be a hypocrite if he proceeds with a bank tax.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:21:17 GMT)

Tougher cockpit rules on Aust planes
Transport Minister Warren Truss will announce stronger cockpit safety requirements for Australian domestic and international airlines.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:18:19 GMT)

Stocks to watch at noon on Monday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at noon on Monday
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:08:11 GMT)

Promising signs in Iraq mission: Defence
Almost 10,000 Islamic State extremist fighters have been killed in Iraq, as Australia prepares for the second phase of its mission.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:01:09 GMT)

Origin slapped with $2m fine
Origin Energy has been found guilty of preying on vulnerable customers and fined $2 million for breaching consumer laws.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:47:19 GMT)

New sovereign borders commander appointed
Major General Andrew Bottrell will replace Lieutenant General Angus Campbell as Operation Sovereign Borders commander.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:57:17 GMT)

Major delays forecast as Medicare, Centrelink and biosecurity staff strike
Community and Public Sector Union members are protesting against new staff agreements they say threaten to cut their rights and conditions in return for annual pay rises of up to 1 per cent.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:49:04 GMT)

Skydivers' deaths hurt company share price
Skydive The Beach will proceed with plans to buy Australia Skydive, despite two skydivers being killed near Byron Bay.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:49:16 GMT)

Titans win a boost before NRL derby: Don
Gold Coast winger Anthony Don says the Titans' first NRL win of the year has come at the best time before Friday's derby against Brisbane.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:41:19 GMT)

Carrazzo backs Carlton underdogs
Carlton deserve to go into Thursday night's big clash against Richmond as underdogs says midfielder Andrew Carrazzo.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:25:20 GMT)

Novogen shares surge on drug data
Novogen says an experimental anti-cancer drug it is helping to develop kills cells usually highly resistant to cytotoxic drugs.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:27:10 GMT)

Banks oppose the federal deposits tax plan
A tax on bank deposits would hurt self-funded retirees already struggling with low interest rates, Australia's banks say.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:50:20 GMT)

Wallabies staying, going, undecided
How the Wallabies will shape up after the World Cup
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:36:17 GMT)

Cheika unfazed by exodus concern
More than 20 of Australia's elite players are off contract and undecided about their future beyond this year's Rugby World Cup.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:34:21 GMT)

Macfarlane resigns from Woolies board
Former RBA governor Ian Macfarlane is retiring from the board of Woolworths, eight years after he was appointed a director.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:46:22 GMT)

Baird to swear in cabinet before Easter
NSW Premier Mike Baird is expected to name his new cabinet within days, while making partial privatisation of the state's poles and wires a priority.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:25:16 GMT)

Guangdong tells PanAust to take lower bid
Chinese resources group Guangdong Rising Assets Management has told PanAust shareholders they risk losses if they don't accept its takeover offer.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:17:16 GMT)

Bond prices rise on Yellen speech
Bond prices are higher following a speech by the head of the US central bank.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:09:11 GMT)

Govt won't move yet on income tax creep
The federal government won't consider changing tax rate thresholds to address so-called bracket creep until the budget is in surplus.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:06:18 GMT)

Tax has been fixing past problems: Hockey
Treasurer Joe Hockey has officially launched the Abbot government's discussion paper on taxation at an ACOSS conference in Melbourne.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:14:09 GMT)

Aust to have influence in China Bank: Robb
Andrew Robb says Australia will be warmly embraced by China as it joins the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank before Tuesday's deadline.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:59:17 GMT)

Slater and Gordon in $1.3b UK takeover
Slater and Gordon shares are in a trading halt after it announced a deal to take over Quindell's professional services arm.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:44:17 GMT)

Options for Baird's poles and wires
Mike Baird is looking at all options regarding the structure of privatising the electricity networks, including a public float for 'mum and dad investors'.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:47:16 GMT)

No immediate changes to super: Hockey
Joe Hockey concedes super tax concessions are enjoyed by the wealthy but says any changes are unlikely.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:58:17 GMT)

Hockey to talk to the states about GST
The federal government is reluctant to take the lead on GST reform but wants to put it on the dinner table for conversation.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 23:35:17 GMT)

Labor wants to lead tax reform talks
Shadow treasurer Chris Bowen says Labor wants to lead from opposition in the national discussion about reforming Australia's tax system.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:23:16 GMT)

Labor backs 'appropriate' pay rise
The federal opposition has lodged its first ever submission to the minimum wage case, arguing for an appropriate increase.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:17:17 GMT)

Murder accused dad excused from court
A Queensland father charged with torturing and murdering his toddler has had his case mentioned in court.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:29:17 GMT)

'I won't call new election', Qld premier
The decision to expel new MP Billy Gordon from the Labor party has plunged the minority Queensland government into crisis.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:58:17 GMT)

Iron ore slump weighs on Aussie shares
The Australian share market has opened lower after the iron ore price suffered its worst fall.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:25:11 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:46:11 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:21:11 GMT)

Sport News Update, what you need to know
Sport News Update, what you need to know.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 20:09:17 GMT)

Iron ore price slide weighs on $A
The Australian dollar has drifted back below 78 US cents following a slide in commodity prices, including iron ore.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:41:11 GMT)

Easter airport delays on union protests
Travellers over the busy Easter long weekend and people using Centrelink and Medicare over the next 10 days are being warned to expect delays.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:41:18 GMT)

GST 'must be considered' on reform: CPA
The rate and base of the GST must be considered in any reform of the tax system, accounting groups say.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 21:01:18 GMT)

Knights promise to fit Sims into side
Newcastle coach Rick Stone admits he doesn't know where he will fit Tariq Sims into his side which has started the NRL season with four wins.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:13:21 GMT)

Baird to look at cabinet reshuffle
The NSW coalition will look to pick its new cabinet this week.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:33:22 GMT)

12 million Anzac records available online at Ancestry and National Archives of Australia
Discovering the Anzac records on the Ancestry website will be fascinating reading.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:19:05 GMT)

Brave Aussies recognised in 2015 awards
Seventy-seven Australians have been recognised by Governor-General Peter Cosgrove in the first round of the 2015 Bravery Awards.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:08:25 GMT)

Palm Sunday rally for refugees with Jon Stanhope
Newly-minted ACT Senator Katy Gallagher will campaign for the Labor Party to soften its harsh policy on asylum seekers, at its national conference this year.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:30:00 GMT)

Crime groups plotting to steal from Indigenous communities, probe reveals
Organised crime groups are plotting to steal from Indigenous communities that survive on multi-million dollar mining royalties and land use agreements, an eight-year Australian Crime Commission investigation into isolated and trouble-plagued regions has revealed.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 11:34:13 GMT)

A-League battle for top tightens
The race for the A-League Premier's Plate is set to be the tightest ever with only two points separating the the top five teams and only four weeks to go.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:02:20 GMT)

Adelaide face run home without Carrusca
Adelaide will be without star playmaker Marcelo Carrusca for up to three weeks after the Argentine injured his quad in their 1-0 win over Newcastle.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 10:49:16 GMT)

Bombers not given banned substances: Dank
Stephen Dank stands by his assertion that Essendon's players were never injected with banned substances as the AFL's anti-doping tribunal verdict nears.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:56:17 GMT)

Demons' Vince winning battle for round one
Classy Melbourne midfielder Bernie Vince took a big step forward in his recovery from a hamstring injury in the VFL on Saturday.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:55:17 GMT)

Unpopular poles policy plan hits NSW Libs
Up to 15 Liberal MPs are on track to lose their seats thanks largely to an unpopular Baird government plan to privatise the state's electricity assets.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:34:17 GMT)

Victoria dominates interstate rowing
Victoria has won four out of eight interstate rowing races on Sunday, including the prestigious men's and women's eights.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:01:17 GMT)

CSG not a focus for farmers in NSW
Land clearing, health and infrastructure were bigger concerns for farmers across NSW than coal mining and CSG, the peak farmers' lobby says.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:00:17 GMT)

Nats hold on to most of their NSW seats
After achieving a high watermark in the 2011 election, the NSW Nationals were under no illusions about their chances at Saturday's general poll.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:33:19 GMT)

Family day-care numbers explode across Victoria
The number of childcare educators operating out of family homes across the country has skyrocketed in the past year, as more parents struggle to find a placement for their child in a traditional centre.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:40:31 GMT)

Scott no guarantee to stay at Knights
Beau Scott has refused to rule out an early exit from his Newcastle NRL contract amid rumours he is seeking to activate a get-out clause.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:20:18 GMT)

Gallen calls for independent NRL doctors
NSW and Cronulla captain Paul Gallen has called for the NRL to supply independent doctors to assess players for concussions.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:14:16 GMT)

Mission accomplished, NSW ALP figures say
Senior Labor figures insist they achieved their target in the NSW election, closing the gap with the government to set up a close 2019 election.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:56:17 GMT)

Jamie Oliver whips up support for junk food tax and right recipe for education
Jamie Oliver has launched possibly his most daring project to date with a global petition that calls on governments far and wide to provide food education for every child in every school and a push for strident taxes on those who make and promote junk food.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:03:41 GMT)

Tax debate must lead to change: business
Business says the debate on tax reform must be more than a political exercise.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:15:08 GMT)

Robinson happy with Ferguson's NRL game
Sydney Roosters coach Trent Robinson says he was happy with the way Blake Ferguson handled the occasion of playing former NRL team Canberra on Sunday.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:41:17 GMT)

Sutherland hopes for quicker World Cup
Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says the 2019 World Cup should be a 'shorter and tighter' event.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:14:17 GMT)

T-birds confident despite loss to Fever
The Adelaide Thunderbirds lost to the unbeaten West Coast Fever on Sunday but are still confident of making a run towards the netball finals.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:43:20 GMT)

Must build tax system for future: Hockey
Treasurer Joe Hockey has officially launched his much-promised tax discussion paper.
(Mon, 30 Mar 2015 00:05:20 GMT)

Cheika keen on Larkham's Wallabies input
Wallabies coach Michael Cheika believes Stephen Larkham's input will be vital as Australia chase an unprecedented third Rugby World Cup in 2015.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:50:17 GMT)

No change from Chevron exit, says Caltex
Fuel business Caltex says the exit of major shareholder Chevron won't impact its strategy and has made capital management less complex.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:46:17 GMT)

NSW Waratahs facing brutal schedule
After climbing into the top six for the first time in 2015, the NSW Waratahs now face the prospect of 13 games in as many weeks.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:32:17 GMT)

Beautiful images tell terrible Anzac tale
The stony hills of Gallipoli only hint at the terrible tragedies that occured there 100 years ago but a new exhibition delves into those stories.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:03:17 GMT)

Hockey warns on continued Senate blockage
Treasurer Joe Hockey has warned that Australia risks facing higher taxes if the Senate keeps blocking the government's spending cuts.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 04:54:17 GMT)

Fresh start for NSW Labor leader Foley
Opposition Leader Luke Foley has taken heart from Labor's performance at Saturday's NSW state election, and he now has the 2019 poll in his sights.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:00:17 GMT)

Morrison open to discussion on pensions
Social Services Minister Scott Morrison says he is open to discussion to make the pension sustainable.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:28:17 GMT)

Shop union asks Fair Work Ombudsman to ensure Easter Sunday penalty rates paid
With Easter Sunday being a public holiday, Victoria's largest union is urging the workplace watchdog to ensure employers pay their workers penalty rates.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:17:02 GMT)

Bank tax is Bowen's idea: Hockey
Treasurer Joe Hockey will detail measures to protect bank deposits when he responds to the Murray financial system inquiry recommendations.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 00:42:17 GMT)

Manly struck down by more injuries
Manly are facing an early season injury crisis with Feleti Mateo, Jamie Lyon and Josh Starling all set for spells on the sidelines.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 02:59:19 GMT)

Ready and rearing in NSW - Baird's back
Taking stock after a convincing election win, NSW Premier Mike Baird says he is ready to get on with the job. But first he wants to watch the cricket.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 03:17:19 GMT)

Ed Sheeran sells out Melbourne arena on his own terms
Ed Sheeran leaves thousands of female fans in tears and awe.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:34:12 GMT)

Trouble ahead for poles plan: Greens
Premier Mike Baird still faces a battle in his plan to privatise NSW's electricity assets with the Greens pledging to block him in the state's upper house.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:50:16 GMT)

Dugan's ankle a managable issue: McGregor
St George Illawarra coach Paul McGregor says Josh Dugan's troublesome left ankle can be mangaged throughout the season.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 23:18:17 GMT)

Cowboys to arrest slow NRL start
North Queensland back-rower Gavin Cooper admits his NRL side is no closer to explaining the reason behind their disastrous 0-3 season start.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:27:16 GMT)

PM takes solace from Baird victory
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has taken solace from Mike Baird's NSW election victory.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:42:21 GMT)

Australia to sign up to China Bank
Australia could increase iron ore exports if ports were upgraded as a result of a China-led development bank, Treasurer Joe Hockey says.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 05:39:17 GMT)

Surging City must improve: van 't Schip
Melbourne City have one foot in the A-League finals after their 1-0 win over Brisbane Roar, but coach John van 't Schip wants more improvement from his side.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:48:17 GMT)

Pearson breaks meet record twice
Sally Pearson has broken the meet record twice in the 100m hurdles at the Australian athletics championships.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 07:05:17 GMT)

Lowndes prepares for V8 history
James Courtney says it would be something special and a huge achievement if Craig Lowndes can walk away with a 100th V8 Supercars race win on Sunday.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 18:54:19 GMT)

Aussies thump NZ in World Cup final
Michael Clarke top-scored in his final ODI, leading Australia to their fifth World Cup title with a seven-wicket triumph over New Zealand in the MCG final.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 12:14:19 GMT)

Blues can still make Super finals: Kirwan
Blues coach Sir John Kirwan says his winless team still have a glimmer of hope of making the Super Rugby finals despite their none-from-six start.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 17:45:17 GMT)

Disallowed tries hurt Force in rugby loss
The Western Force lose a sixth straight Super Rugby match, having two tries disallowed in a 15-9 loss to the Sharks in Durban.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 21:26:17 GMT)

Baird warns upper house to pass power bill
The re-elected NSW government expects the upper house to let its electricity privatisation bill through parliament.
(Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:45:17 GMT)

When a helper needs help
Paramedics frequently confront other people's trauma and even deaths and sometimes it is they who need support.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:15:00 GMT)

Henry Kissinger paid $5m to steer Rio Tinto through Stern Hu debacle and consolidate China links
American statesman Henry Kissinger pocketed close to US$5 million for guiding mining giant Rio Tinto to wash its hands of its jailed China chief, Australian citizen Stern Hu, and build relations with Bejing. 
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 22:48:04 GMT)

Nomanslanding - new ANZAC art installation commemorates WWI centenary
Two domes on extending arms slowly stretch from opposing sides and finally join together as one.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:15:21 GMT)

One woman a week dies at the hands of her partner or ex-partner. New ways of tackling domestic homicide
Victorians wanting to stop perpetrators from committing domestic assaults are considering how to rein in violent men.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:15:21 GMT)

Union call to expel minister-turned-lobbyist Martin Ferguson from Labor
Victoria's union chiefs have unanimously called on Labor to expel Rudd-Gillard frontbencher Martin Ferguson from the party as anger rises over recent comments savaging the ALP and the trade union movement.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:15:21 GMT)

Risdon stunner lifts Glory to 3-2 win
Perth Glory end their winless run at nine A-League games , coming from behind to beat Western Sydney 3-2.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:30:18 GMT)

Molly Taylor first female rally winner
Molly Taylor, the daughter of champion navigator Coral Taylor, is the first woman to win a heat in the Australia Rally Championship.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 12:08:10 GMT)

Victory salute former A-League champions
Foundation Melbourne Victory coach and captain Ernie Merrick and Kevin Muscat have taken those positions in Victory's team of the decade.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:49:08 GMT)

Toovey hits out at NRL concussion testing
Manly coach Geoff Toovey has accused the NRL of making doctors paranoid about concussion after his side's loss to St George Illawarra on Saturday.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:49:08 GMT)

Waratahs beat Blues in Super Rugby
Bernard Foley has saved the NSW Waratahs' blushes but there was no saving face for referee Jaco Peyper in a drab Super Rugby spectacle at Allianz Stadium.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 11:56:16 GMT)

Breen scorches to victory in the 100m
Melissa Breen has won a third Australian 100m title, but Sally Pearson was a late withdrawal due to a tight hamstring.
(Sat, 28 Mar 2015 10:31:19 GMT)