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National Press Club: Same-Sex Marriage
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 20:40

Australian Christian Lobby managing director Lyle Shelton, Victorian Senate candidate for the Liberal Party and senior civil lawyer Karina Okotel pres...

'We were ripped off': Consumer complaints prompt ASIC review of timeshare holiday schemes
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 18:40

Carina Gabb paid $ 21,000 to join a timeshare scheme, but three years later she hasn't gone on a single holiday. She's among a flood of people saying...

Unlawful strike could cost CFMEU millions
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:35

The CFMEU and union officials are set to pay in excess of $ 2 million in penalties over unlawful industrial action in 2014 at the Barangaroo construc...

Australia should adopt 'life saving' quad bike ban, experts say
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 14:44

Quad bikes have so far killed nine people — including two children — across Australia this year, and yet in the United States state of Massachuset...

'She crushed it': Rebel Wilson wins Australia's largest defamation payout
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 10:41

Bauer Media is ordered to pay Rebel Wilson more than $ 4.5 million for defaming her in a series of magazine stories, with a judge saying the publishe...

Tiny house stolen from Canberra 'spotted in rural Queensland less than a day later'
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 08:36

A tiny house prototype stolen from a Canberra business appears to have made its way to a Queensland town 1,250 kilometres away in a matter of hours, a...

Explained: Why does Malcolm Turnbull care if a power station closes down?
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 06:37

AGL wants to close the coal-fired station because it's expensive and unreliable, but the Federal Government wants to keep it open to avoid power short...

How Australians think about same-sex marriage, in one map
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 04:37

Polling consistently shows most voters support same-sex marriage — but how do views vary across the country? Top Storie...

Security fences installed to keep visitors off Parliament's iconic grass lawns
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 02:38

After months of controversy and debate, security fences are now being installed around the grassy slopes of Parliament House, keeping patrons off the ...

Would you save people from this petrol tanker fire or swim towards a shark?
  • Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:39

These Australians did not think twice before putting themselves in danger and saving others from flames, sharks and a hoax collar-bomb. ...

North Korea rejects 'unlawful' sanctions, says US is 'fired up' for confrontation
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 20:46

A defiant North Korea has "categorically rejected" a UN Security Council resolution to step up sanctions against the country, saying the US is "fired ...

Sharks, Manly hit with hefty fines over referee comments
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 18:37

Cronulla coach Shane Flanagan is fined $ 30,000 for comments against NRL referees last weekend, while Manly coach Trent Barrett is also sanctioned by...

Cattle Council should be disbanded and replaced, Senate report says
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:43

A long-awaited Senate report says the Cattle Council of Australia should be disbanded and calls for the Government to revoke its status as the officia...

In December 2016, hundreds rolled down the lawn of Parliament House for one last time
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 14:43

It’s about as peaceful and playful as a protest can get – hundreds of people have taken what may be their last opportunity to roll down the lush l...

Long before selfies, fans sought out autographs
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:39

Autographs collected by a 1950s Sydney teenager are now on the national record. ABC News

UN Security Council unanimously adopts North Korea sanctions
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:38

North Korea's $ 937 million textiles export industry is banned under new UN sanctions, but the watered-down resolution doesn't stop Pyongyang importi...

Canberra Is Calling To You: The capital's unofficial anthem
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 08:37

Did you know Canberra has its own song? Jack Lumsdaine's 1938 song celebrates the bush capital. Listen to it here. ABC Ne...

Australia's women cricketers now playing for love and money
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 06:50

It was hailed at the biggest pay rise in the history of women's sport in Australia, now our female cricketers are starting to reap the benefits. ...

Irma relief operation swings into action as storm downgraded
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 04:45

Florida residents begin returning to their homes as a weakening Irma continues to flood the state with heavy rain and high storm surges. The death tol...

Shooter in driveway attack to serve sentence in Canberra community
  • Tue, 12 Sep 2017 02:38

A man who shot another man in a Canberra driveway two years ago is sentenced to serve an intensive corrections order outside of jail. ...

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