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malcolm turnbull is claiming credit for a bank's decision to cut credit card interest rates.
an investigation into an explosion at the australian christian lobby headquarters in canberra nearly two months ago is frozen due to the driver's health, police say.
avjennings will see an improved second half results as developments come to fruition and the decision to switch its product mix filters through to buyers.
australia's resurgent exports could push its currency to 80 us cents and even beyond, deutsche bank's chief economist adam boyton reckons.
peter scullin had just left the calder freeway, on his way back to melbourne from the country, and was driving directly underneath the plane when it hit the side of the dfo on tuesday morning.
charter hall retail reit is looking at a range of capital management tools to deploy cash at a time when the supply of regional and neighbourhood centres is tightening.
for too long, renters have been left out of the national conversation about housing affordability. it's time to speak up.
aldi is calling for people to join its testers' club, seeking to capitalise on the fervour of some of its shoppers.
research from qut has revealed there is virtually no connection between what people want in a partner and the people they connect with when online dating.
investors had another flood of earnings to digest, but in the absence of a lead from wall street due to a public holiday the overall market tread water for most of the session.
downgrading the us alliance would force australia to fund far more of its own defence spending.
in just over nine months, a sleek new state high school is expected to rise above an empty richmond carpark and open its doors to year 7 students.
"if cane doesn't do well, the town doesn't do well. there's no rocket science in that," says sugarcane grower paula langdon.
queensland has lost a $2 million-a-year tourism event to new south wales where nude bathing is legal and their police do not arrest nudists for wilful exposure.
influential player manager craig kelly has taken a swipe at the growing trend among afl clubs to push for reduced payout terms for sacked senior coaches.
the process that lindsay park adopts each year to sift through its vast numbers of young horses to see which can be moulded into robust and successful two-year-old's, is best described as a unique finishing school for young thoroughbreds.
a judge will let only one other accuser testify at bill cosby's sexual assault trial to support charges the comedian drugged and molested a woman at his estate near philadelphia.
"i didn't even realise that was such a problem for these young girls."
if you were hoping for a sunny end to a scorching summer, think again.
the sodden and cool tail of february belies the record-breaking summer, with autumn also likely to be unusually warm.
the opera house positively shook with song when post-rock behemoth explosions in the sky sent their sound gushing over all and sundry.
has the idea of yoga become so dreary, so boring that we need to add beer, heavy beats or surfboards to pimp it out the mindful practice?
aleksandr kokko scored his maiden a-league goal but it wasn't enough to earn the newcastle jets a much-needed win over arch rivals central coast mariners at mcdonald jones stadium on sunday.
gold coast have overcome a slow start against an undermanned essendon to remain unbeaten in the afl pre-season with a three-point win in hot conditions at harrup park in mckay.
the home suburb of all political candidates would be printed on ballot papers under a plan being pushed to better inform voters if their local mp lives in their electorate.
us president donald trump has possibly attracted more attention to a new york times advertisement than he may have intended.
essendon could welcome back a slew of first-choice players for their final practice match against geelong in bendigo on march 12.
last year's razer blade stealth was determined to match or beat apple's 12-inch macbook at every turn, and it succeeded. now the gap has widened even further.
companies mentioned the weather 354 times but fund managers wonder whether the answer is really blowing in the wind.
this year's best picture oscar winner has been seen by very few people, which only makes its win more remarkable.
australia's electronic spy agency was forced to rely on diesel backup generators.
claims published in nature that the world's oldest fossils have been discovered have been challenged by leading experts in the field.
monkey bike rider caleb jakobsson has pleaded guilty over the hit-run death of a mother of two a carrum downs shopping centre last year.

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angelo gargasoulas, the brother of the accused bourke street killer, threw a vacuum flask at his mother in a drug-affected rage when she failed to make him a toasted sandwich quickly enough, a court has heard.
retiring wnbl champion carly wilson has backed marianna tolo as a future australian captain after claiming her third capitals mvp award.
shares erase a fair chunk of yesterday's big gains, led down by the big miners after wall st exuberance faded.
​ipswich hospital has been forced to temporarily close its intensive care unit after a mould outbreak.
an alleged drug syndicate has been smashed and two chinese nationals arrested after police raided 10 homes across sydney's south-west and seized more than 300 kilograms of ephedrine,
the remains of babies, ranging from newborn to three-years-old, have been found in the sewers of a former church-run home for unmarried mothers in ireland, the government said on friday.
the premier says there will be news about a long-running transport problem "in the coming weeks".
the way al-qaeda tells it, the west is locked in an existential war with islam. top trump adviser steve bannon agrees.

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pauline hanson's one nation has emerged as the turnbull government's most reliable voting partner in the senate, defying early predictions that the upper house in this term of parliament would be even more unmanagable than before.
prime minister malcolm turnbull says "masses of evidence" exists to support a reduction to some penalty rates by the fair work commission, agreeing the move will lead to job creation.
a man taking a saturday evening walk on sydney's northern beaches has found 34 garbage bags of cannabis in dumped in bushland.
​us-backed iraqi forces launched on sunday a new push toward the islamic state-held old city centre of mosul, on the western bank of the tigris river, an iraqi military spokesman said.
the remarkably inactive cyclone season off australia's north has finally been disturbed by a major storm, as tropical cyclone blanche brings heavy rain and strong winds to the top end around darwin.
a young woman is dead and two more people critically injured after a fatal crash on brand highway, muchea on sunday afternoon.
pioneering medical researcher dr basil hetzel is credited with having saved billions of children from disability and for making an inestimable contribution to human health.
max quartermain, the pilot of the light plane that crashed into the dfo, has been remembered as a man of extraordinary generosity, adventurous spirit, and infectious enthusiasm.
two women have died in separate car crashes in wa in less than 24 hours.
manchester united striker zlatan ibrahimovic and tryone mings of bournemouth both face the prospect of lengthy premier league bans after they were charged with violent conduct for separate incidents in last weekend's 1-1 draw.

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a return trip to stars hollow looks likely, says netflix chief ted sarandos.
melbourne defender michael hibberd will rest from their last afl pre-season game against west coast this thursday because of achilles tendon soreness.
the liberal national party has "no intention" of returning more than $50,000 it received as a result of the fraudulent activities of its former mp scott driscoll.
a new blood test which enables doctors to more accurately and rapidly assess the success of a bone marrow transplant has been hailed a lifesaver.
sex shops, tobacconists and other shops selling synthetic ecstasy and cannabis will face big fines and up to two years in jail under tough new laws to be introduced to state parliament on wednesday.
it seems all roads were leading to mark levin of cheltenham, pennsylvania.
white house portrays the bill as a work in progress as republican plan meets swift opposition from within the party.
premier gladys berejiklian was sent details of a $549 million blowout in the cost of the sydney light rail project just weeks before, as transport minister, she issued information misleading the public about the reason for the increase.
drug safety and regulation in australia are under threat from us president donald trump, says leading australian medic john rasko.
a teenage boy was allegedly sexually assaulted as he got off a peak-hour train in melbourne's west, police say.
pauline hanson acknowledged there was no test for vaccine allergies, as she had claimed on the abc.
a 19-year-old man has been jailed for a decade for shooting dead another teenager during an argument over a girlfriend.
fairfax media journalist stephanie wood has won an award for her good weekend feature on opioid addiction.
in a windowless underground room, six mormons are cheerfully working day-in day-out to digitise the records of dead victorians. so they can be baptised.
mourinho jockey anthony darmanin knows better than most what the united states is capable of when the chips are down.
adams said nationalists must now win over unionists to the idea of a unified ireland two decades after their sectarian conflict over britain's control of northern ireland came to an end.
influential perth businessman breaks ranks to 'bet his career' on an alternative plan for an outer harbour in kwinana.
the chiefs weathered the storm to overcome the hurricanes 26-18 on a soaking wet friday night in hamilton.
the rsl's acting national president has admitted the embattled nsw leadership stalled its own investigation into the financial scandals engulfing the state branch of the league.
perth modern school parents have accussed wa labor politicians of 'staying out of the limelight' after receiving intense backlash on a proposal to move the school from its current subiaco home.
david dawes faces one last parliamentary hearing before his planned departure by july.
tenants pay a premium to rent sydney homes, but many refuse to ask for maintenance out of fear of retaliation, experts say.
emergency services are responding after a light plane crashed at oakdale in sydney's south-west.
hugh bowman might be riding arguably the world's best horse, but in his first column for fairfax media he explains why a trip back to his fire-ravaged home has put it all in perspective before his return to riding this weekend.
fell swoop is out of the newmarket handicap but is preparing well ahead of the $2.5 million tj smith stakes.
she starred at the rio olympic games and in nitro athletics and is one of the most exciting young stars in a sport on the rise in australia.
a huge partnership between eric witheridge and benji floros helped tuggeranong escape serious trouble on day one.
hawthorn's new-look leadership group felt they needed to make a stand, even if meant three-time premiership captain luke hodge took to ikon park on friday afternoon wearing the no. 62 jumper of box hill.
embattled pizza giant domino's has kicked a queensland store owner out of its network after a fairfax investigation caught him offering to sell a visa sponsorship for up to $150,000.
riharna thomson was laid to rest on friday as family and friends remembered a "beautiful soul''.
colin barnett has implored west australians not to vote out his eight-year-old government just for the sake of change.
police hold concerns for samuel thompson's safety and neither his mobile or social media accounts have been used since tuesday.
a man dragged his pregnant girlfriend by the hair towards a creek "so nobody would hear her screams", melbourne magistrates court has heard.
australia's hopes of achieving mission impossible in india have been dealt a devastating blow with star paceman mitchell starc to be sent home after breaking down with a stress fracture in his foot.
a notorious bikie associate and suspected gangland executioner narrowly avoided a hit on his life only to be brutally murdered as he slept in his sydney apartment weeks later.
ten years ago, tff attended the funeral of the wallaby great trevor allan, and was moved by a small episode that occurred when the moment came to carry his casket into the chapel of northern suburbs crematorium.
carlton's aflw team travel west to take on fremantle. they must keep winning to have any chance of finishing in the top two and playing in the grand final.
state opposition leader matthew guy still believes he can achieve an ambitious goal to increase the number of liberal women in parliament by 10 per cent at every election – despite five out of his last six preselections being won by men.
the act council of social service welcomed federal treasurer scott morrison's proposed affordable housing finance corporation as canberra's rental market remains deeply unaffordable.
a melbourne mother and her two children have been found three days after going missing.
duplicate nominations are contributing to a backlog of act heritage listings, a parliamentary committee has heard.
at the time of publication, it remained unclear if he would be issued a fine for riding without a valid ticket.
calm, turquoise water. an esky full of beer. and a few mates.
analysis from consultancy firm hamilton stone showed out-of-pocket childcare costs for australians had risen over a five year period, disproportionately affecting lower income families and leaving canberrans the worst off nationally.
up to 115 academics are set to lose their job as victoria university pins its dwindling fortunes on a new college for first year students.
three high-powered amphibious tourist boats would be operated from one of most popular beaches at wilson's promontory under a multi-million dollar plan being backed by parks victoria.
nrl boss todd greenberg said he felt "sick in the stomach" after learning tim simona auctioned off jerseys that were meant to raise money for charity but pocketed the majority of the funds himself.
police presence will be stepped up at this weekend's annual moomba festival after last year's violent gang-related brawl.
collingwood recruit jeremy howe should have been on top of the world as he accepted a medal for a top-five finish at the copeland trophy in his first year at the club. but tragic events days earlier had changed his life forever.