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Aboriginal group's 11th-hour bid to stop coal gas extraction

The Adnyamathanha people seek an urgent order from the Supreme Court to block plans to extract gas from Leigh Creek's coalfields, just days after the project receives final approval from SA's Mining Minister.... read more

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Margaret River Pro surfing event pushed back due to shark fears

The organisers of the Margaret River Pro in WA have moved the dates of the World Surfing League event to avoid heightened shark activity following two shark attacks earlier this year.... read more

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ANZ lifts home loan rates

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Hearing aid ads 'misled pensioners': ACCC

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Fairfax estate could set new Australian property record

It is being listed without a price guide, but Fairwater — a glistening estate owned by the late Lady Mary Fairfax — is on the market, and likely to smash Australian property records.... read more

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ANZ follows Westpac and lifts variable mortgage rates

ANZ becomes the second major bank to raise home loan interest rates despite no move on the horizon from the Reserve Bank.... read more

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Mother found guilty of money laundering almost $22k for Nigerian scammers

A Queensland mother of two escapes jail time after being duped into money laundering almost $22,000 for Nigerian scammers.... read more

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‘No will, no money’: Widow’s pain

WHEN Amanda Wilton-Skinner’s husband Benedict died in a work accident without a will, she was dragged into a lengthy and expensive process.... read more

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Little Shop swap day to cause chaos

AFTER chaotic scenes last month, Coles is opening its doors again for a second Little Shop swap day this weekend.... read more

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Two miss out on $2.2m lotto win

TWO construction workers have missed out on a share of a $2.2 million lotto syndicate win while their colleagues celebrate.... read more

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Abbott’s full nightmare laid bare

ONE of the last remaining pillars of Tony Abbott’s failed plan for Australia is now dead. This is an inside look at his nightmare.... read more

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Credit card reforms win support

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'Destroyed by the insurance process': Youi finally pays insurance to victim of Cyclone Debbie

Youi has agreed to pay to demolish a cyclone-ravaged home and end a bitter claim dispute, 18 months after the storm.... read more

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Trade surplus narrows to $1.6b as exports dip and imports rise

Despite a narrowing by 20 per cent, July's $1.6 billion trade surplus indicates the commodities driven export boom still has wind in its sails.... read more

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Virgin Aust yet to shortlist possible CEOs

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Son ‘relentlessly’ drained parents’ savings

LAWRENCE Andrew Couper had full control of his frail, elderly parents’ bank accounts — and before long, he’d swiped the lot.... read more

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TV presenter’s tragic suicide plan

HE’S the famous face of countless documentaries — but as a teen, popular BBC star Simon Reeve was hiding a very dark secret.... read more

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Sigma HY profit more than halves to $13.4m

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Graincorp ups guidance on craft beer boom

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Investa: Blackstone willing to sweeten bid

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NT's $300m airport expansion on the cards in largest NAIF investment to date

Solar farms and an export hub are in the pipeline as Northern Territory Airports undergoes a record $300m expansion, partly funded by the controversial Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility.... read more

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Tattoo that brought down a killer

ANTHONY Garcia was found guilty of murder this week after years on the run. His “confession” was inked on his chest.... read more

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Tech stocks tumble, as Facebook and Twitter grilled on US election meddling

Wall Street's technology stocks tumbled as the top executives of Twitter and Facebook were grilled about their efforts to combat foreign meddling with US elections.... read more

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Outback 'meals on wheels' is changing the lives of young and old in this remote community

Delicious home-cooked meals hand-delivered to the elderly residents in the remote community of Alpurrurulam are lifting the spirits of not just the recipients but also the workers.... read more

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Arnhem Land timber deal to revitalise Darwin's CBD

A remote saw mill in Arnhem Land has secured one of its most significant contracts, selling timber to a project in Darwin's CBD.... read more

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‘Haters gonna hate’: Ex-bikie’s huge lotto win

A FORMER bikie with a lengthy criminal history has taken to social media to brag about his eye-watering lotto win.... read more

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Wheels in motion for biopic about Australia's first female truck driver

A woman capable of the toughest stuff in the roughest country, "Toots" Holzheimer was a pioneer for frontier Australia and for feminism, and famous for outworking her male counterparts during the three decades she worked in remote freight transportat... read more

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Are we killing tourist destinations for an Instagram photo?

From Barcelona to Byron Bay, locals are in revolt against "overtourism". Some in the industry say we need to rethink how we travel, lest we love our favourite places to death.... read more

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Ex-Greens boss accused of calling women 'power p***ies' in the workplace

A former staffer speaks out about the impact of alleged sexism and bullying in the office of a former Victorian Greens leader.... read more

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'He just couldn't fight anymore': Widow takes on life insurance company

Amanda and Roger Dunn took out a life insurance policy for peace of mind. But when Roger became gravely ill and later died, Amanda realised they'd been paying for a policy that didn't cover them.... read more

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Plane quarantined at New York airport after passengers fall ill

An Emirates Airbus A388 carrying about 500 passengers is quarantined after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport after a number of passengers become ill during the flight from Dubai.... read more

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Big change coming to your food order

TAKEAWAY addict? Deciding what to have for dinner is about to get much, much harder thanks to a huge shake-up at Deliveroo.... read more

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Woolies’ new plan to ‘transform’ the way we shop

THE retail giant is trialling a new “scan and go” system that will see customers pick items, drop them in their bags and walk out again without ever passing a checkout.... read more

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Australia, NZ and Pacific nations sign declaration on climate change 'threat'

Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Island nations sign a declaration on regional security in Nauru, highlighting climate change as "the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and wellbeing" of Pacific people.... read more

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Santos boss berates Federal Government for 'populist' approach to energy policy

The Santos chief executive has said potential limits on gas exports and bickering over energy policy are threatening the international investment Australia requires to develop new projects.... read more

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Huge problem eBay can’t ignore

THIS phone was “on sale” at Allphones’s eBay store for a massive discount recently. But there was just one glaring issue with it.... read more

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Macca’s favourite makes a comeback

THE beloved Macca’s game is coming back to Australia in 2018 — but you’d better get in quick if you plan on winning big.... read more

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ACCC launches 'high-priority' investigation into 'fake' honey

The competition watchdog has launched an urgent investigation into Australia's honey industry, saying the allegations of "fake" honey are "very concerning".... read more

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Premier demands end to Cottesloe Beach toilet stink as council trucks in the portaloos

The Town of Cottesloe is under mounting pressure to resolve a stand-off over public toilets at Perth's most famous beach, with Premier Mark McGowan describing the situation as an embarrassment to WA.... read more

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Parents’ fury over Coles Little Shop scandal

A BRAZEN mini collectables scandal has been discovered in a NSW town — but parents say it’s happening “all over the country”.... read more

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Short-lived boost for $A from GDP surprise

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10c milk levy too much for Coles

A FEDERAL Government minister has hit out at supermarket giant Coles for not getting behind a proposal to help drought-stricken farmers.... read more

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Adani prosecuted over release of sediment near Great Barrier Reef

The Queensland Government launches legal action against Indian mining giant Adani, alleging one of its companies released eight times more sediment water near the Great Barrier Reef than it was licensed to.... read more

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South-East fracking ban to become law after SA Government backflip

A decade-long ban on fracking in the Limestone Coast region looks set to become law after the State Government agrees to support a bill put forward by Mt Gambier Independent MP Troy Bell.... read more

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Dark secret behind Nike’s iconic slogan

IT’S one of the most famous brands the world has ever seen. But it turns out Nike’s “Just Do It” catchphrase has a grisly origins.... read more

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‘Crazy’ way 20yo Aussie is making $1.6m

WHILE most people her age are still figuring out what they want to do in life, Katelyn Matheson has already built up an empire.... read more

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Australia's economic growth jumps to 3.4 per cent in the June quarter

The Australian economy surprises with a strong spurt in economic growth driven by a surge in consumer spending.... read more

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FBI sting recovers stolen Wizard of Oz slippers after 13 years

Ruby slippers that were stolen while on loan to the Judy Garland Museum in Minnesota in 2005 are recovered in an FBI sting operation.... read more

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NT gold mine hopes to restart production after high grade finds

A Northern Territory gold mine which suspended production last year finds some of the NT's highest grade gold in its exploration.... read more

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Scathing diagnosis of budget health cuts, TAFE closures and rent price hike

South Australian Treasurer Rob Lucas singles out the hospital system for its repeated failures to meet savings targets in his first budget.... read more

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