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 2018-06-25 07:09 

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'Destructive' rural receivers won't be questioned in royal commission...

The behaviour of receivers will not be investigated by the banking royal commission, despite a witness accusing them of causing a "massive destruction of value" for farm businesses....

 2018-06-25 07:02 

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Defence questions credibility of women accusing doctor of sexual abuse...

The trial of a Newcastle doctor accused of sexually abusing dozens of female patients is told it is possible one woman was never internally examined by her alleged abuser....

 2018-06-25 06:33 

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NSW man admits role in $245m drug importation racket...

A man pleads guilty to being part of a drug importation racket after police seized 700 kilograms of cocaine from a yacht south of Newcastle....

 2018-06-25 06:32 

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Screens to be installed to stop growing spate of rock throwing along Southern Expressway...

Temporary screens will be installed on all unprotected bridges on the Southern Expressway in Adelaide, as the number of reported rock-throwing incidents rises to 42....

 2018-06-25 06:15 

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Humpback population looks healthy...

Whale watchers spot hundreds of humpbacks, with the population looking healthy, on annual migration census day....

 2018-06-25 06:13 

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Centrelink bungle sees personal documents given to stranger...

Centrelink is being urged to review its privacy policy and invest in some locked filing cabinets after a Melbourne woman was unwittingly given a stack of forms that were already filled out by someone else....

 2018-06-25 06:00 

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Prosecutor says child-killer doesn't deserve life sentence...

A prosecutor tells a plea hearing that while Jason Noy, convicted of killing an 11-month-old boy, should be given a "significant term of imprisonment", his crime was spontaneous and a result of stress....

 2018-06-25 05:44 

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Childcare subsidy changes could mean more grandparents are carrying the load...

From July 2 the Child Care Benefit and the Child Care Rebate will be abolished and replaced with the means-tested Child Care Subsidy — which may mean an increased reliance on grandparents to help out....

 2018-06-25 05:38 

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[ World ]

Thunderstorm asthma victims had just 15 minutes before cardiac arrest, expert tells inquest...

As the thunderstorm asthma inquest gets underway in Melbourne, a specialist says victims may have had a greater chance of survival if the seriousness of their symptoms had been noticed by people around them....

 2018-06-25 05:25 

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Move aside Greens and One Nation, the WA Party smells blood after a strong Darling Range result...

Simmering dissatisfaction in WA over the state's GST share is giving rise to a new political movement, which now has its sights set on the two upcoming federal by-elections....

 2018-06-25 05:13 

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[ World ]

Soft drink industry pledge won't require individual drinks to have less sugar...

Australian doctors say a commitment from the soft drink industry to reduce its sugar use by 20 per cent by 2025 is a distraction from health bodies' calls for a sugar tax....

 2018-06-25 05:00 

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Corrupt ex-Perth City Council staffer could be freed in six months...

A former City of Perth employee is sentenced to 22 months in jail for directing electrical work to a friend's business and attempting to bribe an apprentice electrician....

 2018-06-25 04:50 

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[ Victoria ]

'A child might die': Car crash a wake-up call for overworked Child Protection staff...

Child Protection workers in Victoria say the drastically understaffed system is in crisis, with warnings that someone could die if changes aren't made....

 2018-06-25 04:48 

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[ Victoria ]

Mums' marathon mission against child sexual abuse...

Two Victorian women are aiming to raise $100,000 by running 12 marathons in 12 months to fund support for child sexual abuse....

 2018-06-25 04:12 

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Father of three jailed for second time over fatal caravan park threesome attack...

A former fly-in fly-out worker and father of three has again been sentenced to life in jail for fatally stabbing a man during a fight triggered by a threesome involving his partner at a suburban Perth caravan park....

 2018-06-25 04:12 

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Dreamworld ordered maintenance cutbacks before fatal accident: inquest...

Months before a raft accident claimed the lives of four people on the Thunder River Rapids at Dreamworld, management at the Gold Coast theme park ordered repair and maintenance cutbacks due to falling profits, an inquest hears....

 2018-06-25 03:49 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

Dreamworld tragedy inquest: What we've heard so far...

Evidence during the coronial inquest into the fatal rapids ride accident at Dreamworld includes staff members who say they were not properly instructed in emergency stoppage procedures....

 2018-06-25 03:10 

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If you need a PhD to read your power bill, buying wisely is near impossible...

That discount on your power bill may feel like a win, but it's difficult to compare when retailers apply discounts in myriad ways. It shouldn't be this hard — other countries have it sorted and we could follow their lead, writes Bruce Mounta...

 2018-06-25 03:09 

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Police still trying to track down owner of Hobart cocktail bar targeted in shooting...

Tasmanian police visit the home of the owner of a Hobart cocktail bar which was sprayed with more than 10 rounds in a late-night shooting at the weekend, but have been unable to find him....

 2018-06-25 03:08 

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[ World ]

Tamil family from Biloela spared imminent deportation...

A Tamil asylum seeker family from Biloela is spared imminent deportation after the Federal Court in Melbourne this morning rules they can stay in Australia for the time being....

 2018-06-25 03:08 

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Tamil family members from Biloela spared imminent deportation...

Two members of a Tamil asylum seeker family from Biloela are spared imminent deportation after the Federal Court in Melbourne rules they can stay in Australia for the time being....

 2018-06-25 02:51 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

Chinese investors buy up $1.5b of Queensland land as student enrolments soar...

Chinese property investment is soaring in Queensland as a record number of students from the country enrol to study in the Sunshine State....

 2018-06-25 02:51 

ABC Australia

[ Queensland ]

'They think we're stupid': Revolt over aged care chain's move to outsource...

Aged care resident Margaret Davis is lobbying for others to speak out against changes at Christadelphian Aged Care facilities in NSW and Queensland, where 120 staff face being laid off because of outsourcing....

 2018-06-25 02:43 

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Female football explosion has organisers working hard to stay grounded...

The skyrocketing number of female football players in South Australia is forecast to require more than 170 new ovals over the next eight years in response....

 2018-06-25 02:40 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Puffing Billy child sex abuse survivors to get apology for 'monumental failure'...

A public apology will be issued to victims of a serial child sex offender who worked on the iconic Puffing Billy tourist train line for decades despite ongoing investigations, in what is described as "monumental" failure by Victorian Railways....

 2018-06-25 02:08 

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Former MPs and public servants facing greater scrutiny under foreign interference legislation...

Parliament's powerful intelligence and security committee, chaired by Andrew Hastie, argues former ministers, politicians and senior public servants should be forced to reveal more details about their lobbying on behalf of foreign governments....

 2018-06-25 02:08 

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[ Australian Capital Territory ]

Labor says Turnbull shouldn't have 'glass jaw' about attack ads...

Labor frontbencher Brendan O'Connor has defended an attack ad on Malcolm Turnbull, saying he stands to be the biggest beneficiary of corporate tax cuts in the Parliament....

 2018-06-25 02:03 

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'Do we really think rape is more serious than murder?' Germaine Greer calls for lighter sentences...

Germaine Greer takes aim at the "general fog of craziness about the whole rape issue", saying sentences are "excessive" and non-consensual sex is "practically universal in every long-standing relationship"....

 2018-06-25 02:03 

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UTAS cops flak over lack of sexual harassment policy...

UTAS boss Rufus Black says there is "a lot to do" to ensure the university's campuses are safer for students, including making it easier to report sexual harassment....

 2018-06-25 02:00 

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Man who bludgeoned little penguins to death fined $82.15...

A bird group expresses "extreme disappointment" after man who beat six little penguins to death with a stick is convicted, ordered to pay $82.15 and sentenced to 49 hours of community service....

 2018-06-25 01:48 

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[ World ]

Notorious SA paedophile to stay in jail despite court win...

Colin Humphrys will stay behind bars despite an appeal by the South Australian Director of Public Prosecutions preventing his release failing....

 2018-06-25 01:42 

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Background checks to uncover partner's criminal past proposed for Victoria...

People would be able to check the criminal history of their partner — without that partner's knowledge — under a new scheme proposed by the Victorian Coalition aimed at reducing family violence....

 2018-06-25 01:41 

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Dick Smith offers cash reward to find Marree Man creator...

It was the mysterious desert artwork that appeared suddenly in the South Australian outback two decades ago. Now, entrepreneur Dick Smith is offering a cash reward for information on who created it....

 2018-06-25 01:35 

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Lions defender Andrews diagnosed with bleeding on the brain after head knock...

The Brisbane Lions are closely monitoring the health of Harris Andrews after he is released from hospital following a sickening hit from GWS forward Jeremy Cameron....

 2018-06-25 01:18 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

'Panamania' breaks out in stands as minnows score first World Cup goal...

Panama's lopsided 6-1 loss to England comes with a silver lining for the World Cup debutant's crazed fans, who celebrate the nation's first tournament goal as if they had won the final....

 2018-06-25 01:12 

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Suspended Sydney magistrate committed to trial on historical child sex offences...

A high-profile Sydney magistrate facing nine counts of indecently assaulting a teenage boy in the 1980s is committed to stand trial....

 2018-06-25 01:03 

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Authorities launch search for soccer team trapped in Thai cave...

Search and rescue teams are looking for a dozen members of a youth soccer team who are missing, believed to be trapped in a cave in northern Thailand when a heavy storm flooded a stream at the entrance....

 2018-06-25 00:53 

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Chart of the day: The 29 countries that approve of Trump over Obama...

In 29 countries, US President Donald Trump's election prompted a rise in how people view the US leadership — but few of them are traditional allies....

 2018-06-25 00:50 

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'Soccer-roo' makes social media splash after disrupting Canberra match...

A real-life 'soccer-roo' invades the field and halts a local Canberra match for more than half an hour, with commentators saying the animal even sent "a good quality pass"....

 2018-06-25 00:50 

ABC Australia

[ Australian Capital Territory ]

Rogue kangaroo interrupts women's soccer match in Canberra. Supplied: BarTV Sports...

A Canberra women's premier league match was stopped for more than 30 minutes as a kangaroo hopped through the grand stands, over the fence and onto the field....

 2018-06-25 00:33 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

For sale: Elvis Presley's private jet...

It's rusty, missing an engine, and has been sitting on a runway in New Mexico for more than 30 years, but a private jet once owned by the King of Rock and Roll could potentially "fetch millions" if restored to its former glory....

 2018-06-25 00:16 

ABC Australia

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Live: Banking royal commission starts farm finance hearings...

The banking royal commission is turning its attention to farm financing, one of the flashpoints that saw several Nationals push hard for the Federal Government to call the commission....

 2018-06-24 23:47 

ABC Australia

[ Business ]

Australia's debt binge 'coming to an end'...

The global central bank of central banks warns Australia is coming to the end of a multi-year debt boom leaving it vulnerable to a financial shock....

 2018-06-24 23:40 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

NDIS agency apologises after man's painful year-long wait for wheelchair...

The agency overseeing the National Disability Insurance Scheme apologises to a Melbourne academic with a genetic neuromuscular condition who was forced to wait twelve months for a new wheelchair due to a delay with paperwork....

 2018-06-24 23:32 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

CBA to separate wealth management and mortgage broking businesses...

Commonwealth Bank will split off its wealth-management and mortgage-broking businesses into a separate company, and look into selling CommInsure General Insurance....

 2018-06-24 23:14 

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Accountancy firms 'should get forensic treatment at banking inquiry'...

Australia's "big four" accountancy firms should be put under the spotlight of the banking royal commission, according to a British investigative journalist who has written an expose on their activities overseas....

 2018-06-24 22:58 

ABC Australia

[ South Australia ]

No end in sight for South Australia's baby oyster shortage...

Oyster growers fear the industry could disappear from South Australia's Yorke Peninsula if they can't get their hands on more baby oysters....

 2018-06-24 22:47 

ABC Australia

[ World ]

Brigitte Nielsen gives birth to fifth child at age 54...

Model, actress and reality star Brigitte Nielsen says she has given birth to her fifth child, a daughter named Frida, at age 54....

 2018-06-24 22:42 

ABC Australia

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With DiDi entering the fight for Australian rideshare customers, casualties loom...

Chinese ridesharing platform DiDi has launched in Australia, a market in which Shofer, Taxify, GoCatch, Shebah, Uber and Ola are already fighting for supremacy. If governments step in, this might be a war that consumers, workers and the community can stil...

 2018-06-24 21:48 

ABC Australia

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Apple, Google, Facebook and the battle to be the good guy...

Facebook is everyone's favourite punching bag, but Silicon Valley's claims about ethics don't always stack up, writes Ariel Bogle....

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