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Mount Isa's 95 years as Australia's 'kindergarten of mining'

Founded on land belonging to the Kalkadoon people, one of Queensland's longest-running mining towns today turns 95.... read more

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Fact check: Will removing poker machines from Tasmanian pubs and clubs cost thousands of jobs?

Tasmanian Treasurer Peter Gutwein says that Labor's policy of removing poker machines from pubs and clubs would cost "thousands of jobs". RMIT ABC Fact Check investigates.... read more

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PM refuses to support Barnaby

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World stocks lurch downward

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'You shouldn't have to depend on charity': The struggle to cope with soaring power bills

Electricity is something that virtually every Australian household relies on. But the sharp increase in quarterly bills over the past decade means the essential resource is increasingly unaffordable, and low-income households are being disproportiona... read more

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Barnaby to face leadership challenge

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Aussies making thousands renting cars

CAR owners who privately rent out their cars are making thousands of dollars a year, according to industry insiders.... read more

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Adani abandons another funding deadline for its giant coalmine

The Indian mining giant no longer believes it will secure finance for Australia’s largest proposed coalmine by next month, prompting Labor leader Bill Shorten to ridicule the idea that "some billionaire [will] come down in a helicopter and rescue" re... read more

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Shares gain as investors take a2 above $9b

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'Pump and dump': Macquarie Bank accused of 'cowboy' behaviour

A Senate inquiry is scrutinising Macquarie Bank as part of its investigation into consumer protection in the banking, insurance and financial sectors.... read more

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Yesterday's fashion model — Avon quits Australia after 55 years

Avon, one of the most recognisable direct-selling brands over the past half-century, announces on social media that it is getting out of Australia.... read more

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Nine rebounds, Flight Centre soars and Westfield bids adieu

The ASX tracks sideways, but there are some big movements in shares prices as results season has one of its busiest days.... read more

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Why Reject Shop is popular again

AFTER a share price wipe-out last year raised fears for The Reject Shop’s future, the discount chain says a simple change has brought customers back.... read more

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WA's building industry rocked as second major company suspends trading

Just weeks after Cooper & Oxley slid into voluntary administration, the building industry suffers another blow with major civil landscaping company BCL Group suspending trading to assess its financial viability.... read more

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Why North Korea and US could be at war by April

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Macca’s surprising coffee stat

SORRY, hipsters. Australia’s biggest cafe has revealed our favourite drink, and it’s probably not what coffee snobs would expect.... read more

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Sarah Wilson quits ‘I Quit Sugar’

IT’S the diet and wellness movement that made her a household name. But now Sarah Wilson is quitting I Quit Sugar.... read more

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Miner blasted by road users isolated for months by earthquake-like crack

A central Queensland community is angered at Anglo American's slow response to fix a key road closed by a mining explosion.... read more

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Lavish lifestyles of Aussie tradies

AS MANY of us slave away in dull, low-paying office jobs, the country’s top tradies are earning a fortune — and living it up on Instagram.... read more

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‘Dumb f**k’: Vile rant at customer

A CUSTOMER complained her prawn curry takeaway was too salty. Moments later, the threatening text messages started.... read more

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Qantas plans academy amid pilot shortage

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WA's economic comeback set to boost pay packets

Western Australia's peak business lobby group is predicting an economic boost for the state, as surging business and consumer confidence combines with jobs growth.... read more

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Muslims burn nappies over insult

A MUSLIM group has called for the makers of Pampers nappies to be arrested after spotting “Mohammed” spelled in the whiskers of the brand’s cartoon cat mascot.... read more

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Nine swings back to a $174.1m profit

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Fox plans summit on advertising challenges

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Blackmores boosts H1 profit 20% to $34m

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Kogan H1 profit soars to $8.3 million

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Westfield lifts FY profit 14% to $US1.55b

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Qantas announces record profit

QANTAS’ remarkable turnaround under chief executive Alan Joyce has continued with the airline recording a record half yearly profit and announcing a $378 million share buyback.... read more

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Terrifying attack on bikini barista

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SA Labor 'playing catch-up' with $100m solar loans announcement

South Australia's Labor Party pledges $100 million to provide interest-free loans to put solar panels and batteries into private homes — a policy similar to one announced by the Liberals in October.... read more

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Qantas lifts H1 profit 18% to $607m

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Flight Centre ups guidance on profit lift

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Qantas posts $607m first-half profit

This result is higher than its first-half profit of $515 million from the previous year.... read more

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Wall St set to lead ASX higher

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Wall Street falters as Fed points to more rate hikes ahead

There was plenty of buying, then selling action in the final hours of trade as Wall Street digests the Federal Reserve's latest comments on the US economy.... read more

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Aussie dollar little changed

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Man finds shocking racial slur on takeaway receipt

CAN you spot the problem with this receipt? One customer did — and now the cashier responsible has been sacked.... read more

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Man’s final moments caught on camera

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NSW inquiry hears 'urgent need' for fairer electricity prices

Social service groups tell a NSW Upper House inquiry into electricity prices that electricity providers need to make "no-frills" plans available to all low-income households.... read more

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Wait, is Tony Abbott actually right?

THE former prime minister is copping a lot of flak for his latest comments, including from his own colleagues. But one expert said he made a lot of sense.... read more

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Indonesian mangoes set to be imported into Australia

Indonesia could soon be exporting mangoes and dragon fruit to Australia after a trade deal between the two nations was advanced, and local growers are not happy.... read more

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Dow, S&P snap winning streak

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GetSwift hit with shareholder class action

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Kiwi gains against Aussie after weak data

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Fortescue Metals profit takes a hit due to lower-quality iron ore

Fortescue Metals sees its interim net profit slump by almost half because of weaker prices and less demand from China for its lower-quality iron ore.... read more

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a2 Milk, Seven Group and Fairfax stocks surge amid mixed results

Booming sales of infant formula, strong demand for gas in the eastern states and cost cutting measures are among the reasons for the lift in some notable Australian stocks.... read more

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APA raising $500m to fund growth projects

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ATO crackdown on ‘other’ claims

THE tax man has set its sights on a whole category of dodgy work-related deductions this year, warning Aussies it’s “not OK”.... read more

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Coke’s big issue with this picture

IN EVERY supermarket, the soft drinks aisle is full of Coke. But one Coke product is hard to find and this uniquely Australian issue is causing the US giant headaches.... read more

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