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'Relentless character assassination': Pell to take leave to fight charges
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 18:46

Cardinal George Pell is returning to Australia to fight historical sexual assault charges laid by Victoria Police, as he again rejects the allegations...

NRL live: Eels take on Bulldogs in Thursday night football
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 16:43

The NRL kicks off round 17 with a Thursday-night clash between the Parramatta Eels and the Canterbury Bulldogs. Tune in to our live commentary and fol...

Accidental discovery could lead to drought-proof crops
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 14:45

Scientists at the Australian National University in Canberra accidentally discover the process by which plants reduce their susceptibility to drought ...

Basin communities call for more transparency around Murray-Darling environmental flows
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 12:55

The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder says he is committed to accountability and transparency, and looking at ways to better communicate with ba...

George Pell told to face court on historical sexual assault charges
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 10:44

Cardinal George Pell says he is looking forward to his day in court after being charged with historical sexual assault offences. ...

Lawyer says alleged ADFA rape victim 'regretted' decision to 'jump a few steps in relationship'
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 09:16

There have been tense scenes in a Canberra court for a second day after an ADFA cadet, who says she was raped by a colleague, refutes suggestions she ...

GST reform would give WA $10 billion, Premier says
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:50

The WA Government wants an overhaul of GST distribution and says its new plan would add more than $ 10 billion to the state's troubled bottom line, a...

Why do politicians get away with peddling porkies and 'alternative facts'?
  • Thu, 29 Jun 2017 02:39

From Donald Trump to Pauline Hanson, politicians are increasingly prepared to throw facts under the bus. It's astounding that they get away with it wh...

Australian troops 'could soon fight Islamic State in Asia'
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 22:38

Australian troops could join more than 80,000 US marines in South-East Asia fighting against "violent extremist organisations", according to Lieutenan...

Asbestos scare closes Harvey Norman warehouse in Canberra
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:40

Concerned staff and customers are being told to contact their GPs, after asbestos fibres are found inside Harvey Norman's Fyshwick warehouse. ...

Lee Rhiannon temporarily suspended by Greens amid school funding row
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 16:39

The Greens temporarily suspend New South Wales senator Lee Rhiannon from their party room, pending negotiations with the state branch of the party. ...

National Press Club: Professor Peter Hoj
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:52

Professor Peter Hoj, Chair of the Group of Eight Universities speaks at the National Press Club. ABC News

Broken Hill residents worry they'll foot the bill for $500m pipeline
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:41

Community members in the New South Wales town of Broken Hill are worried about who will be left to pay the bill for a new planned 300-kilometre-long p...

Ice addiction treatment surging, but alcohol still the biggest problem
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 10:43

The number of Australians seeking help for ice addiction is rising dramatically, but alcohol is still the most common drug people seek help for, new h...

What's going on with the latest cyber attack?
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:08

A ransomware attack has struck computers across the globe. Here's what we know so far. Top Stories

Farming under the Basin Plan in the Riverina
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 06:41

It's 10 years since the Water Act started Australia down a path towards major reform in the Murray-Darling. How are farmers in the NSW Riverina adjust...

'There's a jungle drum': Furious Liberal MPs pressure Turnbull to dump Pyne
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:47

Christopher Pyne's secretly recorded comments spark widespread anger in the Liberal Party, with MPs pressuring the Prime Minister to strip him of his ...

Fears for Australia as ransomware virus hits computer servers across globe
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 03:00

A cyber attack strikes computers around the world, taking out business servers and disrupting operations, and is likely to hit Australia as businesses...

Woman cleared of trying to kill mother missed court date to attend her funeral
  • Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:49

A Canberra woman cleared of trying to kill her mother has walked free after resolving other charges, which were brought after she missed a court date ...

Cat fight brewing over possible expansion of ACT pet containment laws
  • Tue, 27 Jun 2017 22:48

Battlelines are being drawn over a controversial proposal to declare all of Canberra a cat containment zone, where pets would have to remain inside th...

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