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Navy signs $3.5 billion deal to build offshore patrol fleet in WA and SA
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 14:59

A German shipbuilding company wins the $ 3.5 billion contract to design and build Australia's next fleet of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels, with construc...

The Navy's shipbuilding deal is more complicated and costly than it looks
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 12:59

The Navy will get its $ 4 billion fleet of 12 Offshore Patrol Vessels, but there are heavy ballasts to carry before a boat gets anywhere near the wat...

Baby boy found days from death due to neglect from parents, court told
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 10:56

Badly malnourished and dehydrated to the extent he was at risk of death is how a doctor described a baby boy who was taken into care after he was negl...

Our summer of betting isn't just harmless fun and shouldn't be promoted on TV
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 09:18

Welcome to the new world of gambling — a state of cyberspace where you can bet in privacy but you also suffer alone, writes Keith Garner. ...

'Wonderbot' the missing piece in terminally ill 6yo's return to classroom
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 05:36

Freyja Christiansen cannot physically set foot in her classroom, but a pilot "telepresence" robot is helping to make sure the six-year-old does not mi...

England claims victory over Australia in final Women's Ashes match to tie series
  • Fri, 24 Nov 2017 01:26

England have chased down a record women's Twenty20 international total of 178 to claim victory over Australia in the final match of the Ashes. ...

'We are ready to take them back': Myanmar signs Rohingya refugee deal
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:28

Myanmar says it is ready to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence for neighbouring Bangladesh, but some refugees are w...

'We are ready to take them back': Myanmar signs Rohingya refugee deal
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 23:28

Myanmar says it is ready to take back hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who fled violence for neighbouring Bangladesh, but some refugees are w...

Foster children mistreated, some sexually harmed, commissioner finds
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:10

Nearly 100 children were harmed or exploited, the NT Children's Commissioner finds, with neglect the most common problem. The report recommends better...

'Irresponsible': China displeased with South China Sea talk in White Paper
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:32

The Chinese Government describes language on the disputed South China Sea in Australia's foreign policy White Paper as "irresponsible" and urges Austr...

Developers deny proposed apartment building violates UN rights convention
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:32

A child's right to play and to privacy could be violated by plans to build an 18-storey apartment building next to a childcare centre in Canberra's no...

Woman in charge at Antarctica's Casey station ready for challenge of a lifetime
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:24

Naval officer Rebecca Jeffcoat arrived to manage the Casey research station in Antarctica with a coveted gift for the crew: fresh fruit and vegetables...

Live: Day one in the balance going into final session
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 13:52

A late breakthrough before tea gives Australia some momentum going into the final session on day one of the first Ashes Test at the Gabba. Follow our ...

Labor seizes on Coalition Cabinet leaks after Bishop calls for probe
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:59

The Foreign Minister's call for an investigation into Cabinet leaks shows the Federal Government is "eating itself", Bill Shorten says. ...

Labor seizes on Coalition Cabinet leaks after Bishop calls for probe
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 09:59

The Foreign Minister's call for an investigation into Cabinet leaks shows the Federal Government is "eating itself", Bill Shorten says. ...

Liberal candidate's rape jokes rock Bennelong by-election
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:11

John Alexander, the Liberal candidate for Bennelong in next month's by-election, apologises after a video surfaced online of him telling jokes about r...

National Press Club: Christian Porter
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 04:59

Social Services Minister Christian Porter addresses the National Press Club in Canberra on the topic of outcome-based welfare reform. ...

Canberra couture designer reflects on rollercoaster journey to Paris Fashion Week
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 03:26

High-end fashion designer Hajar Gala's parents wanted her to become a doctor, but after migrating from Azerbaijan to Australia she pursued her dream t...

Australians of the Year unite in support of medical aid in Manus centre
  • Thu, 23 Nov 2017 01:29

Twelve former Australians of the Year, including media doyenne Ita Buttrose, legal academic Professor Mick Dodson, and social entrepreneur Simon McKeo...

Kerr's strike helps secure Matildas' 3-0 win over China
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 22:50

The Matildas win their sixth straight match, with Sam Kerr scoring a double in a 3-0 defeat of China. ABC News

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