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 2018-09-19 01:58 

ABC Australia

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Climate change, battery boom threatening life on the 'roof of the world'...

The very existence of Tibet's traditional nomads is under threat, as glaciers melt and grassland turns to desert. But that's not the only hazard — the tech industry's thirst for lithium is also causing concern....

 2018-09-18 23:47 

ABC Australia

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Live: Car and home insurance in the spotlight at royal commission...

The banking and financial services royal commission continues its examination of car, home and other general insurance....

 2018-09-18 02:59 

ABC Australia

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Airline pilots 'not immune' from booze problems, but testing isn't compulsory in Australia...

A Singapore Airlines pilot was stopped from flying in Melbourne after failing a random breath test, raising questions about the need for compulsory drug and alcohol testing....

 2018-09-18 01:26 

ABC Australia

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Strawberry fund aims to help Queensland farmers survive the season...

A $1 million fund to assist strawberry farmers in Queensland is announced by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk in the wake of deliberate contamination with needles found in the fruit across the nation....

 2018-09-18 00:55 

ABC Australia

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Coca-Cola looks at cannabis as possible ingredient in health drinks...

The Coca-Cola Company says it is "closely watching" the expanding use of a cannabis element in drinks, another sign the controversial product is getting more acceptance in mainstream culture....

 2018-09-17 09:51 

ABC Australia

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Company linked to alleged foreign bribery conspiracy received $2.5m Australian government contract...

A company linked to an alleged conspiracy to bribe foreign officials on Nauru received a $2.5m Australian government contract to build housing for refugees held on the island....

 2018-09-17 01:20 

ABC Australia

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Supreme Court judge steps down from Clive Palmer case...

Businessman Clive Palmer succeeds in his bid to have a Supreme Court Judge removed from an upcoming trial related to the 2016 collapse of Queensland Nickel....

 2018-09-15 20:15 

ABC Australia

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The Northern Territory's space industry: Ready for take-off or pie in the sky?...

The stars might finally be aligning for the Northern Territory's nascent space industry, with an Australian Space Agency off the ground, regulation in the process of being updated and a company set to build Australia's first launch site in Arnhem ...

 2018-09-14 01:10 

ABC Australia

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Lehman Brothers: A race to the bottom...

The Lehman Brothers still holds the record for the largest bankruptcy in US history. At the time Lehman Brothers shut down on September 15, 2008 it had $US639 billion in assets and $US619 billion in debt....

 2018-09-13 22:09 

ABC Australia

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Turkey hikes interest rates to 24pc, while Australia, UK and Europe stuck near record-lows...

Turkey lifts its interest rate to 24 per cent to stop its currency from tumbling further. Meanwhile, the Australian dollar has rebounded to just under 72 US cents....

 2018-09-13 04:21 

ABC Australia

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'Not sure enforcement is the correct term': How CommInsure negotiated its own 'punishment'...

Corporate regulator ASIC gave the Commonwealth Bank's insurance arm the chance to change a media release and negotiate the consequences of misleading advertising....

 2018-09-12 00:10 

ABC Australia

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'We do care': Teens keen news consumers, conference told...

These young Tasmanians care about what happens in the world of news and think they are more informed than previous generations....

 2018-09-10 07:10 

ABC Australia

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Bank employee giving customers' passwords to broker among serious breaches revealed under FOI...

Documents obtained under FOI reveal a catalogue of breaches by the big four banks, including an employee revealing the address of someone they were in a Facebook dispute with, another accessing the accounts of people who appear to be public figures, and o...

 2018-09-09 22:49 

ABC Australia

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Aussie dollar the 'standout loser', drops below 71 US cents...

The Australian dollar is at a two-and-a-half-year low, having briefly dipped below 71 US cents on a rising greenback and US-China trade concerns....

 2018-09-08 21:44 

ABC Australia

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Town's prayers answered as Larry the Lobster stays in town...

Larry the Lobster is held in very high esteem in the South Australian town of Kingston, so it is not surprising the locals are happy he's staying after much prayer — and a local buyer....

 2018-09-07 08:41 

ABC Australia

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Cottesloe Beach to dump unsightly portaloos as public toilet stoush resolved...

Bright orange portaloos currently taking up prime position on Perth's iconic Cottesloe Beach will be removed after the local council resolved a long-running stoush that led to a local restaurant locking up the only available public toilets....

 2018-09-06 00:42 

ABC Australia

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NT's $300m airport expansion on the cards in largest NAIF investment to date...

Solar farms and an export hub are in the pipeline as Northern Territory Airports undergoes a record $300m expansion, partly funded by the controversial Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility....

 2018-09-05 14:54 

ABC Australia

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Plane quarantined at New York airport after passengers fall ill...

An Emirates Airbus A388 carrying about 500 passengers is quarantined after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport after a number of passengers become ill during the flight from Dubai....

 2018-09-05 06:32 

ABC Australia

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Premier demands end to Cottesloe Beach toilet stink as council trucks in the portaloos...

The Town of Cottesloe is under mounting pressure to resolve a stand-off over public toilets at Perth's most famous beach, with Premier Mark McGowan describing the situation as an embarrassment to WA....

 2018-09-04 19:07 

ABC Australia

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The robots are now writing pop songs...

Research that looks at what it takes to land a US number 1 hit prompts questions about how artificial intelligence will affect song-writing....

 2018-09-04 04:09 

ABC Australia

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Rare pink diamonds crown the most expensive Australian coin ever minted...

The Perth Mint unveils its new crown jewel — a collector coin celebrating Australian history that is encrusted with $1.7 million worth of diamonds and is the most valuable coin ever produced in the country....

 2018-09-03 20:22 

ABC Australia

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Combating the multi-billion-dollar counterfeit Aussie steak trade...

How do you know if the Aussie-branded meat you are eating overseas is really Australian? Technology is being developed to tell you with a click of a button....

 2018-09-03 20:13 

ABC Australia

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Mountain bike boom could have conservation downsides for unique Mt Canobolas...

Central west NSW is stepping it up in the global mountain biking tourism boom with a proposal for a trail in Orange, but it could endanger its natural beauty through a lack of conservation research....

 2018-09-03 01:22 

ABC Australia

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PM threatens bid to ban CFMEU after union boss's kids used in profane tweet...

Scott Morrison says a tweet showing union boss John Setka's children holding a profane sign is the "straw that breaks the camel's back", saying he wants to look at banning the construction union for "thuggery and brutality"....

 2018-09-02 01:55 

ABC Australia

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Migrants find a balance of work, family and peace in the country...

After spending a year organising a visa, then taking a long flight from Nigeria, Ola Tawose was awestruck when he finally flew into Sydney....

 2018-08-30 08:55 

ABC Australia

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UK Government to consider banning selling energy drinks to children in England...

With concerns about the links between high-caffeine, sugary drinks and obesity and other health issues, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is starting a consultation about whether children should be banned from buying the so-called "energy drinks"....

 2018-08-29 22:50 

ABC Australia

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Calls to drop payroll tax for agribusiness as drought bites, apprenticeships dry up...

Businesses say unless they get a reprieve from payroll tax, they may have to cut jobs and apprenticeships....

 2018-08-29 03:38 

ABC Australia

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New Zealand suspends imports of Australian cucurbits...

Exports of Australian cucurbits to New Zealand have been temporarily suspended after a plant virus was found on a consignment of Australian watermelons....

 2018-08-28 12:48 

ABC Australia

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Electric car growth sparks calls for change to fuel excise funding method...

The drive to electric vehicles promises a better future — but there is a road rage battle brewing, pitting petrol guzzlers against their green successors about how we should be paying for our roads....

 2018-08-28 04:44 

ABC Australia

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Super oversight: Financial services minister missing from new frontbench...

No-one in the Morrison Government can say who will be taking the reins of the financial services portfolio, despite the scandal-plagued sector hurtling towards upheaval thanks to the Hayne royal commission....

 2018-08-27 21:51 

ABC Australia

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Incorrectly placed decimal sees public servant overpaid almost $500,000...

The Northern Territory auditor-general reveals a public servant was accidentally overpaid almost half a million dollars in a single transaction last year....

 2018-08-26 06:43 

ABC Australia

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China's DiDi suspends Hitch ride-sharing service after female passenger killed...

China's largest ride-hailing firm DiDi Chuxing is suspending its Hitch services nationwide, the company said in a statement, a day after police said a ride-sharing passenger in the eastern Chinese city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver....

 2018-08-24 08:16 

ABC Australia

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Heinz to pay $2.25m for 'misleading and deceptive' marketing of sugar-heavy food...

Food giant Heinz has been fined $2.25 million for misleading the public by claiming a range of toddler snacks were healthy when they contained more than 60 per cent sugar....

 2018-08-23 19:09 

ABC Australia

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Fund directors borrowed clients' money for personal use, divorce settlement...

A director of a $20 million investment fund admits to borrowing clients' money to resolve personal "financial difficulties" and to settle a colleague's divorce....

 2018-08-23 08:03 

ABC Australia

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Aboriginal group 'just want to be included' in vote on proposed nuclear waste dump in SA...

The Human Rights Commission is asked to decide whether an Aboriginal group should have a say on the location of a proposed nuclear waste dump in regional South Australia....

 2018-08-22 01:41 

ABC Australia

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Don't blame us for all the media's problems, Google boss says...

The tech giants are under the microscope thanks to the ACCC's digital platforms inquiry, but Google's VP of news says it shouldn't be lumped together with Facebook....

 2018-08-21 20:22 

ABC Australia

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Small strawberries mass-dumped amid demand for extra-large sizes...

A Queensland strawberry grower has posted an emotional video to social media, despairing about throwing away drum loads of fruit that is too small....

 2018-08-20 20:04 

ABC Australia

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Do you earn enough to rent in inner Melbourne stress free? Not likely...

Victorians looking to rent a three-bedroom home in inner Melbourne are on average making $50,000 less than what they need to live without housing stress, a new report finds....

 2018-08-20 19:06 

ABC Australia

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Are you average? If not, algorithms might 'screw' you...

As governments and corporations start to rely more on algorithms to make decisions without human input, they'll "screw [some] people by default", a visiting professor warns....

 2018-08-20 10:41 

ABC Australia

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Technical issues disrupting BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine...

It is believed mining giant BHP Billiton is working to resolve a technical issue that could affect production for up to eight weeks at its massive Olympic Dam mine in South Australia's far north....

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