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Mass airport strike plan could mean delays for international travellers next week
International travellers are heading for delays at Melbourne Airport next week when hundreds of immigration and border protection employees plan to walk off the job.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:15:00 GMT)

Business investment loses momentum: report
Private business investment has lost momentum according to a Deloitte Access Economics report, but commercial building could be about to pick up.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:04:13 GMT)

Revealed: the cost of bullying and violence in the Australian Public Service
The bill for bullying, harassment, violence and trauma is approaching $80 million.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:30:00 GMT)

Lee Kernaghan shows support for Adam Goodes on Facebook
"Horrified", "revolted" and "embarrassed" are how some social media users are describing the way they feel about the treatment of Adam Goodes.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:54:52 GMT)

Opals lead Japan 2-0 in basketball series
The Australian women's basketball team have beaten Japan 84-64 in Frankston to take a 2-0 lead in their three-game series.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:44:11 GMT)

Wallaby Hooper's SANZAR hearing adjourned
Wallabies flanker Michael Hooper has had his SANZAR judicial hearing adjourned until Thursday night.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:33:13 GMT)

Item detected in search for trawler off WA
An "area of significant interest" has been identified in waters off WA where a prawn trawler and its three occupants were last known to have been.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:46:11 GMT)

Bikie boss to remain behind bars
The ex-head of the Comancheros has been refused bail after appearing in a Newcastle court charged with money-laundering offences.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:36:11 GMT)

Abbott attacks Labor over China FTA
Prime Minister Tony Abbott believes the free trade deal with China is as important to the economy as floating the Australian dollar.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 14:08:11 GMT)

Vet at centre of doping probes has underworld links
A prominent Melbourne vet is allegedly at the centre of the doping scandal gripping the Australian racing industry, and is suspected of providing banned substances to several figures including underworld identities.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:16:51 GMT)

Julia Gillard says women still have to overcome cultural stereotypes
Former prime minister Julia Gillard had to undertake compulsory lessons in laundry as part of her public school education, while all the boys were doing " groovy things like metalwork, electronics and woodwork."
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:41:12 GMT)

Basketball Aust to hear Liz Cambage pitch
Basketball Australia says its board will consider Liz Cambage's pitch to be reinstated in the Opals, but that doesn't mean the door is open for her return.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:38:11 GMT)

WA father lets 7 men abuse daughter: claim
The father of a 13-year-old girl is among eight men in Perth who have been charged with sexually abusing her.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:35:11 GMT)

Honda apologises to Stoner for crash
Honda have confirmed a malfunctioning throttle was behind Casey Stoner's crash in the Suzuka 8-Hour race and has apologised to the Australian.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:15:11 GMT)

Diamonds face 'unknown' NZ World Cup side
Diamonds coach Lisa Alexander admits Australia aren't too sure what they'll be up against when they face the Silver Ferns at the Netball World Cup.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:51:11 GMT)

Man remanded over fake ad racket
A man who allegedly tricked Australian businesses into buying ad space in non-existent magazines will remain behind bars for now.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:42:11 GMT)

Mortlock backs Wallabies goalkickers
The Wallabies' goalkickers have a success rate of 56 per cent so far in the Rugby Championship.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:27:11 GMT)

Mariners sign Ascroft from Dutch club
Central Coast have signed Harry Ascroft from Dutch outfit VVV-Venlo on a three-year A-League deal.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:14:11 GMT)

Force sign former Springbok Peter Grant
The Western Force hope the addition of a former Springbok to their backline will help them soar up the Super Rugby ladder in 2016.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:05:11 GMT)

Community and Public Sector Union warns of international airport delays
Public servants expect to cause disruptions at international airports when taking industrial action next week.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:27:33 GMT)

PNG police may arrest Manus managers
The immigration department is under fire over its handling over rape claims concerning three Australian guards at Manus Island detention centre.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:03:13 GMT)

Get behind Speaker Bishop: Pyne
Christopher Pyne has urged Liberal MPs to come out in support of Speaker Bronwyn Bishop as she battles expenses allegations.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:14:12 GMT)

Dividends 'jeopardising Aust innovation'
KPMG's global CEO survey shows 75 per cent of Australian chief executives are more confident of growth than last year but may not be innovating enough.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:52:11 GMT)

Young guns spark Aussie women's cricket
Match winning Australians Meg Lanning and Ellyse Perry are making their presence felt in the upper reaches of the women's ODI cricket world rankings.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:09:11 GMT)

Services sector jobs growth surges
The services sector has been the biggest creater of jobs in the past 12 months, which has helped push the unemployment rate down to six per cent.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:08:11 GMT)

McIntosh announces AFL retirement
Geelong ruckman Hamish McIntosh has announced his immediate retirement after an injury-plagued AFL career.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:54:11 GMT)

Trio of Aussie Manus guards fired
The immigration department has confirmed three Wilson Security guards at Manus Island detention centre got the sack over a recent incident.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:48:11 GMT)

Roos' Harvey still in dark on AFL future
North Melbourne AFL coach Brad Scott hasn't discussed Brent Harvey's future with him yet despite the veteran's wish to play on next year.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:35:11 GMT)

Cherry-Evans steeled for one final push
Manly's players are looking to respond on the field against Brisbane on Saturday to coach Geoff Toovey's sacking.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:35:11 GMT)

Alston open to women targets for Liberals
The Liberal Party's federal president says there is not the same level of enthusiasm among women to enter parliament.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:26:11 GMT)

Keeffe, Thomas get AFL infraction notices
Collingwood players Lachie Keeffe and Josh Thomas have been issued with infraction notices by the AFL.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:22:11 GMT)

Bike crash derails Aussie rowing crew
Australia's men's coxless four's preparations for the rowing world titles have taken a hit after Alex Lloyd broke his collarbone in a bike crash in Italy.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:19:11 GMT)

Australian journalist Peter Greste awaits Egyptian terror-retrial verdict
An Egyptian court will decide on Thursday if Australian journalist Peter Greste will again be convicted of terrorism-related charges.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:42:58 GMT)

Perth father exploits daughter to 7 men
The father of a 13-year-old girl is among eight men in Perth who have been charged with sexually abusing her.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:55:11 GMT)

Fifita's welfare crucial, says Sharks boss
Cronulla boss Lyall Gorman says the Sharks have a duty of care towards the Fifita brothers as they and NRL investigate claims the pair abused officials
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:06:11 GMT)

Alacer Gold shares gain eight per cent
Shares in Alacer Gold have gained more than eight per cent amid renewed takeover speculation following the release of a solid quarterly report.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:57:12 GMT)

Flat share market debut for Pureprofile
It's been a lacklustre debut for marketing company Pureprofile on the Australian share market.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:53:11 GMT)

Australia keen on quinoa-powered future
It's been acclaimed by Oprah and hoovered up by hipsters, now quinoa could become a tasty cash crop for Australian farmers.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:19:11 GMT)

Investigation after fatal NSW plane crash
Recreational Aviation Australia has sent two investigators to the scene of a fatal light plane crash near the NSW-Victorian border.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:01:11 GMT)

Greste awaits Egypt's retrial verdict
Australian journalist Peter Greste is nervously awaiting an Egyptian court's verdict on terrorism-related charges.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:10:11 GMT)

Wesfarmers chief Richard Goyder rules out career in politics
Wesfarmers managing director Richard Goyder has put paid to speculation he may be considering a move into politics when he retires from corporate life.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:06:14 GMT)

Swift parrot flies into government roadblock
The Tasmanian government has been accused of refusing to join a recovery effort for the migratory swift parrot, as the population of the bird collapses under pressure from predatory sugar gliders and logging.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:43:49 GMT)

No action from Abbott on Speaker
The Finance Department's inquiry into Bronwyn Bishop was not triggered by a referral from the prime minister but the Speaker herself.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:57:12 GMT)

GWS' Griffen happy at half-back
GWS Giants' Ryan Griffen has credited a change in position to half-back with his increasing consistency and enjoyment of the game.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:11:11 GMT)

Reds still on hunt for Cooper replacement
The re-signing of young five-eighths Jake McIntyre and Sam Greene isn't the end of the Queensland Reds' hunt for a No.10 to replace Quade Cooper.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:18:11 GMT)

Language matters when you're talking about suicide
Want to talk about suicide? Yep, it's a toughie. So much pain, so much distress tied up in that seven-letter word. But talking about it, and choosing our language thoughtfully, can really help.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:21:32 GMT)

Cronulla's Tupou set to face Hurrell again
Cronulla's Anthony Tupou is set to clash with Konrad Hurrell for the first time since having his jaw shattered three months ago by the Warriors' enforcer.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:04:11 GMT)

Man charged 30 years after court bombings
After three decades of hunting, detectives investigating Sydney's notorious Family Law Court murders have charged an ageing ex-firefighter with the crimes.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:10:13 GMT)

Cost of living in the eye of the beholder
The ABS cost of living index for employees rose 0.4 per cent in the June quarter for a mere 0.9 per cent over the year.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:04:11 GMT)

Myer to dump 100 brands
Department store chains Myer and David Jones are culling a large number of their brands across fashion and homewares in the race to boost sales.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:02:16 GMT)

Turnbull tweets chopper-free Geelong trip
As Bronwyn Bishop fends off criticism of a helicopter charter, cabinet colleague Malcolm Turnbull has made the same trip by tram and train.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:10:11 GMT)

Commission hears price-fixing claims
A Canberra scaffolding company director claims the construction union used standover tactics when he refused to sign an enterprise bargaining agreement.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:08:11 GMT)

AMP stops investor housing loans for now
AMP Bank will not take any new investor property loans until later in 2015, in response to the regulator's call to slow growth in that segment.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:02:14 GMT)

Beach lowers FY2016 production outlook
Central Australia oil and gas producer Beach Energy has increased June quarterly production by eight per cent to 2.3 MMboe but lowered production targets.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:41:14 GMT)

Manly, not top spot, worrying Broncos
Top spot is nice but Brisbane's Andrew McCullough says the Broncos aren't really focused on this year's NRL minor premiership.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:17:11 GMT)

Docker Fyfe ruled out of Giants clash
Fremantle midfielder Nat Fyfe will be given the week off after struggling to overcome a corked thigh.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:28:11 GMT)

Vic murder accused bullied in jail, bailed
A Melbourne man with profound disabilities who is accused of murder has been released on bail while he awaits his next court appearance.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 02:49:11 GMT)

Somyurek recants spray against Vic ALP
A day after rubbishing his own party and an investigation into bullying claims, dumped Victorian minister Adem Somyurek moves to ease tensions.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:26:11 GMT)

Bikie boss arrested at NSW airport
The head of the Comancheros bikie gang is due to appear in a NSW court after being charged with money-laundering offences.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:31:11 GMT)

Rugged-up Raiders to avenge Cowboys loss
Canberra have been preparing for this week's NRL match against North Queensland in Townsville by wearing extra layers to replicate the heat.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:46:11 GMT)

Abbott should sack Speaker: Shorten
The federal opposition says Tony Abbott should dismiss Speaker Bronwyn Bishop over her ongoing expenses saga.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:18:12 GMT)

Virgin on track for profit next year
Virgin Australia has narrowed its full year loss to $93.8 million and analysts expect the airline to post a profit next year.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:02:13 GMT)

Jehovah's Witness elders ignored child sex abuse rules of evidence, royal commission told
A group of Jehovah's Witness Church elders ignored their own strict religious standards in failing to punish a self-confessed child abuser in their ranks, a royal commission has heard.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:18:12 GMT)

Greater scale will help Programmed
Programmed says its combination with Skilled Group will enable it to seek bigger opportunities in existing and new business sectors.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:36:11 GMT)

Hayden, Ponting bat for axed Haddin
Brad Haddin should never have been dropped from Australia's Test team given the circumstances surrounding his omission from the 2nd Test, says Matt Hayden.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:51:11 GMT)

Glenn Stewart exit helped in Toovey axing
Last year's controversial exit of long-time servant Glenn Stewart contributed to Geoff Toovey's axing as Manly NRL coach, according to chairman Scott Penn.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:24:11 GMT)

Australia looks at trade sticking points
Trade Minister Andrew Robb says access to sugar markets and protection of medical patents are sticking points for Australia in trade negotiations.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:33:11 GMT)

Goodes urged to stay on and play on
Adam Goodes has been urged to continue playing AFL and defy the racially charged booing that has reportedly left him considering his future in the game.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:01:11 GMT)

I could be next to go at Knights: Gidley
Newcastle chief executive Matt Gidley admits he could be the next to be shown the door in the shake-up at the Knights that has already claimed the coach.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:37:11 GMT)

Aussies businesses duped in fake ads scam
A Gold Coast man is on fraud charges after police busted a call centre that conned businesses into buying ads in fake magazines.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:45:11 GMT)

Medlab shares up on cannabis approval
Shares in ASX-listed Medlab have jumped after the company was granted a licence to research the use of cannabis for medical purposes like pain relief.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:36:33 GMT)

Aust not extending IS fight to Syria: FM
Julie Bishop says no request has been made by any nation for Australia to extend its campaign against Islamic State to Syria.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:48:11 GMT)

NAB sells remaining Great Western stake
National Australia Bank has fully divested its holding in US lender Great Western Bancorp with the sale of its final stake in the business.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:55:11 GMT)

Aust bonds weaken for a second day
The Australian bond market has weakened for a second day in a row on the back of a better performance by equites.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:44:11 GMT)

Commodities markets summary
Commodities news from around the world
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:02:15 GMT)

Stocks to watch at close on Wednesday
Stocks of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at close on Wednesday
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:22:11 GMT)

Police talk to mother after Qld explosion
Police have talked to the mother of two young children who died in a caravan explosion in northwest Queensland on Tuesday.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:00:11 GMT)

International markets roundup
News from the world’s major stock markets.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:22:11 GMT)

Overseas markets drive ASX gains
The Australian share market closed higher on Wednesday, following strong leads from overseas markets.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:10:11 GMT)

Gallen available for Origin selection
Cronulla captain Paul Gallen says his State of Origin future is in the hands of NSW coach Laurie Daley after finally reaching an agreement with Cronulla.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:50:11 GMT)

Sport News Update - what you need to know
Sport News Update - what you need to know.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:07:12 GMT)

$A gains as market mood improves
The Australian dollar has gained for a second day as Asian stocks stabilise following several days of falls.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 07:20:10 GMT)

Speaker Bishop on borrowed time
Senior Liberals have declined to voice their confidence in Speaker Bronwyn Bishop, as Labor says she should be sacked.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:20:11 GMT)

Gillard says political gender gap widening
Former prime minister Julia Gillard says figures show there is clearly an insufficient number of women on the conservative side of politics.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 06:48:11 GMT)

Labor's 'urgent' divorce fee case on hold
An "urgent" legal challenge to the Abbott government's increased fees for filing a divorce has been dealt a blow in the Federal Court in Brisbane.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:21:11 GMT)

Bromwich found not guilty of biting Dugan
Jesse Bromwich has been found not guilty at the NRL judiciary of biting St George Illawarra's Josh Dugan.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:35:11 GMT)

Benji accepts blame for Dragons' woes
St George Illawarra halfback Benji Marshall says he should shoulder most of the blame for the side's seven-game NRL losing streak.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:21:11 GMT)

Shorten flags support for donations reform
Opposition leader Bill Shorten says rules around political donations aren't good enough and transparency and disclosure arrangements need to be stronger.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:19:11 GMT)

Pearce to set 'unbreakable' NRL record
Roosters star Mitchell Pearce becomes the youngest player to 200 NRL games on Friday, a record that may never be broken.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 19:13:11 GMT)

Goodes takes time out, AFL future unclear
Adam Goodes's future is unclear after the Sydney star was given indefinite leave by the club as he struggles to come to grips with the booing controversy.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 09:28:11 GMT)

Netflix, Stan and Presto come to Telstra
Streaming is about to get easier in Australia, with Telstra launching a platform for Netflix, Presto and Stan in September.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:34:11 GMT)

Elder stood down for adultery, not abuse
A Jehovah's Witness senior official, who confessed to sexually abusing his daughter, was first stood down over adultery matters.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:13:11 GMT)

Bestiality dismissed in same-sex showdown
Liberal senator Cory Bernardi and Labor senator Penny Wong have gone head-to-head over same-sex marriage.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:22:11 GMT)

Man felt trapped before Vic siege death
An inquest is scrutinising the actions of police during a two-day Melbourne siege, which ended with a fugitive taking his own life.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:34:11 GMT)

Russia set to block MH17 investigation
Russia last week presented the UN with its own draft resolution on the downing of MH17, which did not include calls for an international criminal tribunal.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:36:11 GMT)

Qld's 'fake' nurse faces WA legal action
A man accused of posing as a nurse in Cape York is facing legal action in Western Australia and a police investigation in the Northern Territory.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:33:13 GMT)

Targets the answer to boost Liberal's female representation: Kelly O'Dwyer
Frontbencher Kelly O'Dwyer has called for targets to increase female representation in the Liberal Party.
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:51:13 GMT)

Miners brace for job cuts, mine closures
Australia's mining companies are bracing for more job losses and mine closures as commodity prices continue to trade at weak levels
(Tue, 28 Jul 2015 22:56:11 GMT)

Go Back To Where You Came From episode 1 recap: Kim Vuga told 'You don't know anything'
When Kim Vuga called Reza Berati a 'troublemaker', detention centre whistleblower Nicole Judge started yelling. 'You have no idea who Rezae Berati is. I knew him; I played soccer with him.'
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 01:14:46 GMT)

Super body backs ANZ top-ups for women
The Association of Superannuation Funds of Australia has welcomed moves by ANZ to top-up super contributions of some female staff.
(Wed, 29 Jul 2015 04:02:14 GMT)