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10 things you need to do now

THESE are the 10 simple steps every Australian can take right now to prepare themselves for a possible economic crisis.... read more

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Mixed support for Telstra's new vision

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 News58 minutes ago
Banks the winner as customers cop more fees

DESPITE the removal of ATM fees, Aussie customers are forking our hundreds per year on sneaky bank charges. And one product is proving to be the biggest money spinner for the Big Four.... read more

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'Worse than the cyclone': Debbie's victims still battling home insurers

It is 15 months since Tropical Cyclone Debbie smashed Mel Deacon's north Queensland home but it's still so badly damaged it is unfit to live in — something she blames on a bitter fight with her insurance company.... read more

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Relatives fear mum may have met foul play

FEARS Madeline Bigatton may have been murdered amid talk of a missing $70m, a relative of the 48-year-old who vanished in March has revealed.... read more

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Hobart Lord Mayor wants to turn down the lights on Dark Mofo festival

Hobart's controversial Dark Mofo festival attracts an estimated $50 million to the city, but the Lord Mayor has thrown doubt on future funding.... read more

 ABC3 hours ago
Sex pest exposes himself in Bunnings carpark

A SHOCKED woman says she “froze up” when a man exposed himself and asked her to perform a sex act in a Bunnings carpark in Brisbane’s northwest.... read more

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‘Shame on you, Woolies’: Fury at bag ban

CUSTOMERS have not taken the plastic bag ban well at all, leaving stores in disgust, accusing Coles and Woolies of profiteering and paying lip service to the environment.... read more

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'We can't afford to pay it': Farmers warn of grocery price rises if unions win horticultural wage hike

Australian fruit and vegetable farmers fear a bid by union groups to negotiate higher pay conditions for casual workers could force them out of business.... read more

 ABC4 hours ago
Photo reveals DJs’ big problem

IT MAY look innocuous - just a snap of David Jones products displayed in store. But the company’s CEO says it shows what needs to change if DJs $200m revamp is to work.... read more

 News4 hours ago
'Everything for nothing': Cairns salesman banned for targeting poor continues to work in sector

A former used car salesman fined $1.2 million for repeatedly signing up poor, Indigenous people in far north Queensland to exorbitant loans is continuing to work as a pawn broker in Cairns.... read more

 ABC4 hours ago
Senate approves seven years of tax cuts after acrimonious debate

Billions of dollars of income tax cuts will flow over the next seven years after the Senate voted for the Government's full income tax cut plan.... read more

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'A warfighting domain': Is the global race for space supremacy reigniting?

The sight of X-wings battling TIE-fighters or the Starship Enterprise shooting off into the stars were once reserved for sci-fi epics. But Donald Trump's "Space Force" announcement brings space battles a lot closer to reality.... read more

 ABC5 hours ago
Aldi’s $20 award-winning champagne

AN ALDI Champagne which retails for just $20 has been crowned one of the best in the world after the discount supermarket took out a number of awards at an international wine competition.... read more

 News5 hours ago
Shoppers in frenzy over Big W toy sale

JUST hours after Toys R Us announced it was closing, Big W kicked off its annual toy sale, which had shoppers rushing in at midnight.... read more

 News6 hours ago
Paying more for your credit card? You can bank on it

The growth in credit card fees reaped by banks last year was almost double the average increase in fees across all bank products.... read more

 ABC6 hours ago
Aussies work 124 days just to pay for basics

THE average Australian has to slave away for almost half a year just to cover everyday necessities like food, transport and rent.... read more

 News6 hours ago
Word coming back to haunt Labor

WITH the government’s tax cuts passing through Parliament, Labor is flirting with reusing a tactic that was a political disaster 17 years ago.... read more

 News7 hours ago
Aldi’s $20 award-winning champagne

AN ALDI Champagne which retails for just $20 has been crowned one of the best in the world after the discount supermarket took out a number of awards at an international wine competition.... read more

 News7 hours ago
Emotional sinkhole at heart of latest Jurassic film undermines series' exciting developments

Exciting series developments are undermined by a lack of onscreen chemistry between stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.... read more

 ABC8 hours ago
Live: Tax cut plan heading to Senate in all-or-nothing vote

The Government's grand plan to overhaul income tax passes the House of Representatives with a vote of 75-64, and now it's over to the Senate. Follow live from Parliament House.... read more

 ABC9 hours ago
Fire destroys bar owned by former Silverchair bass player Chris Joannou

The former bass player of Newcastle band Silverchair says he is devastated after fire destroys his bar in Newcastle overnight.... read more

 ABC9 hours ago
Live export company's decision descends into political stoush

Farmers are reeling over the decision of one of the country's largest live sheep exporters to halt their northern trade over the summer months.... read more

 ABC9 hours ago
Atlas Iron backs Gina Rinehart's $390m takeover bid

Gina Rinehart is on track to take over Atlas Iron for $390 million, after rival bidder Mineral Resources decides to pull out of the race.... read more

 ABC9 hours ago
Chart of the day: Why you'll keep getting sequels

As yet another Hollywood sequel opens in cinemas, it's easy to see why even disappointing sequels keep getting made.... read more

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Indecent proposal: Burger King slammed over World Cup promotion

The fast food chain apologises for promising a lifetime of free burgers to Russian women who get pregnant to a World Cup player, ensuring "the success of the Russian team for generations to come".... read more

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Shoppers in frenzy over Big W toy sale

JUST hours after Toys R Us announced it was closing down, retail giant Big W kicked off its annual Toy Mania sale, which had shoppers rushing through its doors at midnight.... read more

 News10 hours ago
Live: Turnbull set to clinch win on tax plan

The Government's grand plan to overhaul income tax looks set to pass, with the full three-part plan to be put to the Parliament later today. Follow live from Parliament House.... read more

 ABC10 hours ago
Disney offers $97b for Fox assets, Dow Jones posts seven-day losing streak

As the bidding war for Fox's film and TV assets intensifies, the Nasdaq hits a record high, but the Dow Jones is unable to snap its seventh straight day of losses.... read more

 ABC12 hours ago
Nasdaq closes at record; pressure on Dow

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 News12 hours ago
Ancient Yazidis write a new history in their new Australian home

A Darling Downs city sees a rise in new arrivals as an ancient people write a new history in regional Australia.... read more

 ABC13 hours ago
What happened to Sydney's grand plans for a system of canals?

Planners had a vision of boats running up and down the murky waters delivering goods from Botany Bay to Sydney Harbour in the late 1800s as a cheap and easy form of transport.... read more

 ABC13 hours ago
'I've had them on their knees': Pauline Hanson to support $144b income tax cuts

Personal income tax cuts worth billions of dollars are edging closer to reality, with One Nation confirming it will support the Federal Government's $144 billion package.... read more

 ABC14 hours ago
One of Australia's largest live export companies voluntarily halts northern summer trade

Farmers are reeling over the decision of one of the country's largest live sheep exporters to halt to their northern trade over the summer months.... read more

 ABC14 hours ago
Girl Guide badges a new route for women truckies' recruiting drive

A quiet revolution behind the wheel of Australian trucks involves Girl Guides, big rigs, and Australia's first ever all-female truck driving course.... read more

 ABC14 hours ago
Nick Cave's hometown aims to let love in with campaign for bronze statue

A small rural Victorian town has announced a crowdfunding campaign to build a larger-than-life statue of Nick Cave, their most famous son.... read more

 ABC14 hours ago
Zero-waste mission for Sydney catering company

A Sydney catering company with a mission to be zero-waste by the end of the year is already 70 per cent there, according to the company founder. The business transports green waste from the kitchen to a community garden via a golf buggy, and uses off... read more

 ABC14 hours ago
Cable car name row fitting reward for use of kunanyi, Aboriginal group says

The stoush between the would-be developer of Hobart's cable car project and a local resident over a website address is just desserts for him claiming online ownership of the Aboriginal name for the mountain, an Indigenous group says.... read more

 ABC14 hours ago
From 'ruin porn' to revival: How one city is fighting back against its bad image

I wasn't prepared for the boarded-up houses, graffiti and urban decay in Detroit. It was a grim story to tell. Now the city is trying to reshape its image with a new narrative, writes Michael Rowland.... read more

 ABC15 hours ago
Why planes can only land at two Australian airports in thick fog

When fog rolls in airports can shut down, causing commuter chaos and delays. So why can pilots only land at two runways in all of Australia in thick fog?... read more

 ABC15 hours ago
Bush users to attract higher charges under NBN pricing review

NBN Co is set to ditch equivalent pricing between fibre and fixed wireless connections, meaning regional users could pay more.... read more

 ABC15 hours ago
How a gas plant could wipe out a year's worth of solar power emissions savings

The equivalent to the annual reduction in greenhouse gases from all of the country's solar panels combined could effectively be wiped out by a single oil and gas project's failure to capture any of its emissions for two years.... read more

 ABC15 hours ago
Secret tricks to shopping online

THESE are the key words and phrases you need to type into Google to ensure you get the best deals when shopping online.... read more

 News21 hours ago
Tax cut plan's first two stages passed by Senate

The Senate passes the first two stages of the Government's income tax cut plan, but rejects the final part of the plan, which could take effect in seven years and apply to high-income earners.... read more

 ABC23 hours ago
700 jobs lost as Toys 'R' Us shuts its doors

Administrators failed to secure a buyer for the chain of 44 toys and baby goods stores, which entered voluntary administration in May.... read more

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Toys R Us shutdown looms

TOYS R Us and Babies R Us stores across the country will begin to shut up shop after administrators failed to find a buyer for the doomed business, with the closure delivering a shocking number of job losses, too.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Optus hands over remaining World Cup group matches to SBS

Optus announces all World Cup matches will be simulcast on SBS from tonight until the end of the group stage and customers who have already paid to access their coverage during the tournament will receive refunds.... read more

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Optus hands over remaining World Cup group matches to SBS

Optus announces all World Cup matches will be simulcast on SBS from tonight until the end of the group stage and customers who have already paid to access their coverage during the tournament will receive refunds.... read more

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Question we’re not allowed to see

THESE are the provocative billboards that breach Australia’s advertising standards and have been cancelled in Victoria.... read more

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Serious salmonella cases linked to alfalfa

South Australians are being warned not to eat certain alfalfa sprout products after seven people were hospitalised with salmonella.... read more

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