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Liberal senator Ian MacDonald eyes Senate President position
  • Thu, 02 Nov 2017 12:42

Less than 24 hours after Senate President Stephen Parry announced he would quit, Liberal senator Ian MacDonald publicly confirms he is interested in t...

AFP Commissioner's former right-hand man 'defrauded agency of $47,000'
  • Thu, 02 Nov 2017 10:38

The former right-hand man to the Australian Federal Police Commissioner used his corporate credit card to defraud the agency of $ 47,000, it will be ...

Married on Sunday, pregnant on Wednesday, a widow on Friday
  • Thu, 02 Nov 2017 08:37

Meredith Wilson experienced three of life's biggest events in the space of a week and now has the chance to help her daughters know the father they wi...

NAB announces 6,000 job losses, rebounds with $5.3b profit
  • Thu, 02 Nov 2017 06:54

NAB announces 6,000 jobs will go from traditional banking positions as it moves to simplify the business and focus on digital transactions. ...

Kokoda veterans reflect 75 years after end of battles
  • Thu, 02 Nov 2017 04:39

Australia's surviving Kokoda veterans meet in Canberra to remember the campaign to recapture Port Moresby, 75 years on. A...

ACT Chief Minister's job hangs in the balance today — but why?
  • Thu, 02 Nov 2017 02:38

Politicians will today debate the fate of ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr in a motion of no confidence in the Legislative Assembly — but what does th...

Wool industry director backs his team, denies toxic culture claim
  • Thu, 02 Nov 2017 00:37

Australian Wool Innovation director David Webster has rejected accusations the organisation has a "toxic culture" and insisted there was no need for c...

ASIC loses appeal banning directors in $550m Prime Trust collapse
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 22:39

Directors of a retirement home scheme that lost $ 550 million of investors' funds win an appeal against an ASIC action to ban them. ...

Turnbull 'disappointed' Parry didn't reveal citizenship concerns sooner
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 20:35

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull takes a swipe at the outgoing Senate President Stephen Parry, saying he is disappointed the fellow Liberal did not mak...

Would-be serial killer and mother of three guilty of murdering Perth teen
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 18:42

A woman with a fixation on serial killers and torture methods, and a mother of three with an interest in BDSM, murdered 18-year-old Aaron Pajich by fa...

Mental health concerns mount as Manus Island stand-off continues
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 16:38

Greens leader Richard Di Natale accuses the Australian Government of stripping Manus Island asylum seekers of medication for mental health disorders a...

Senate President Stephen Parry to quit after confirmation of UK citizenship
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 14:48

In another blow to the Turnbull Government, Liberal senator Stephen Parry confirms he is a British citizen and will now stand down as Senate President...

Aussie 'Forrest Gump' finishes six-month walk for Legacy
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 13:07

After six months walking across the harsh Australian outback from the west coast to the east coast, former Navy medic Tristan Harris reaches his final...

Eight dead after ute ploughs through crowd in Manhattan terror attack
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 11:01

A man in a rented ute drives onto a busy bicycle path near the World Trade Centre memorial in New York City, killing eight people and injuring 11 othe...

User of Taser in fatal incident 'entirely appropriate', police chief says
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:40

The ACT's highest ranked police officer defends the tasering of a man who later died, saying it was an attempt by officers to stop him harming himself...

'I'll smash your teeth in': Parking inspectors report abuse, stalking, death threats
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 06:42

Violent assaults and death threats are just some types of abuse Canberra parking inspectors reportedly suffer at work, showing they cop far more than ...

'As time goes on': We've already moved on from Las Vegas
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 02:44

After the Las Vegas shooting, Donald Trump said the US would talk about gun laws "as time goes on". But Google search data shows that after every shoo...

Thousands of Australians in Israel to mark Battle of Beersheba anniversary
  • Wed, 01 Nov 2017 00:44

Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten lead a large contingent of Australians attending a ceremony in the southern Israeli ...

Senate lottery strikes back: How a recount in Tasmania could get messy
  • Tue, 31 Oct 2017 22:37

If Stephen Parry turns out to be a dual citizen, it could trigger another countback of the 2016 election, but this one could be complicated, says ABC ...

Manus refugees stockpiling water in bins to survive in abandoned centre
  • Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:38

Refugees determined to stay inside the Manus Island detention centre have rigged up makeshift rain collection systems and are stockpiling water, and s...

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