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Wesfarmers shareholders to vote on Coles supermarket spin-off in November

Supermarket giant Coles is set to be a separate company by the end of November, with Wesfarmers saying work towards the spin-off is "well progressed".... read more

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How Afghanistan built an Air Force in the middle of a war

Australia pledges extra support to help Afghanistan transition from older Russian helicopters to Blackhawks, amid warnings that the aircraft may not be the right fit for the country.... read more

 ABC58 minutes ago
Business outlook 'remarkably good': a few good years ahead for Tasmania

Tasmania has its "strongest economy in years", with a number of factors combining to create a "virtuous economic cycle", but ageing population and education issues darken the future.... read more

 ABC58 minutes ago
BHP served with class action over Samarco

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 News1 hour ago
Transurban submits bid for WestConnex

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 News1 hour ago
Construction set for its biggest fall since GFC

Australia's residential construction sector is likely to shift from boom to bust over the next two years, with the biggest drop in new work since the financial crisis a decade ago.... read more

 ABC1 hour ago
US dollar, US stocks slip on Trump remarks

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 News2 hours ago
City where ‘poor’ people earn $159k

THERE’S a city that makes Sydney property prices look like a bargain, where households earning six-figure salaries are considered “low income”.... read more

 News5 hours ago
'I felt like a corporate slut': Why an AMP planner quit in disgust

A former AMP planner describes the company as a "dictatorship" and says he was pressured to sell in-house products, including to a client who would have been left thousands of dollars a year worse off.... read more

 ABC7 hours ago
Coles Bay residents voice concerns as Freycinet Peninsula is inundated with visitors

Coles Bay residents and business owners are worried their sewerage systems are not coping with the rapidly increasing demand from visitors to the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania's east coast.... read more

 ABC15 hours ago
Simple money lesson I wish I learned earlier

NO matter how much money you have you can make it work for you. Just don’t make the mistakes I made early on.... read more

 News17 hours ago
Kmart customers’ fury continues

AUSSIES can’t get enough of Kmart. But there’s one thing about the chain that drives people nuts — and it’s not going anywhere.... read more

 News20 hours ago
'Bridge over troubled waters': Mayor dismisses plans for 14km bridge to Kangaroo Island

A bold plan to build a multi-million-dollar bridge to Kangaroo Island from the mainland of South Australia is rubbished by the island's Mayor, who says residents "will not stand" for the proposal.... read more

 ABC23 hours ago
'Bridge over troubled waters': Mayor dismisses plans for14km bridge to Kangaroo Island

A bold plan to build a multi-million-dollar bridge to Kangaroo Island from the mainland of South Australia is rubbished by the island's Mayor, who says residents "will not stand" for the proposal.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Musk's Tesla and farting unicorn artist reach agreement

Colorado artist Tom Edwards "resolves issues" with Tesla over the use of images now known around the internet as the farting unicorn.... read more

 ABCYesterday
'Trump is not our president, literally': Are we obsessed with the Anglosphere?

Australians love reading about Donald Trump and tuned into the Royal wedding in huge numbers. But are we just too lazy to look beyond the US and UK? One academic thinks so, and he's worried.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Size matters as Stanthorpe seeks to draw tourists with the next 'Big Thing'

Stanthorpe's Big Thermometer is being added to an ever-growing list of big things that Australian families have loved for decades as they hit the road on holiday.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Get a cheaper Christmas holiday

JETSETTERS looking to save money on expensive Christmas travel should follows these steps now to save.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Xi Jinping in Africa for regional tour ahead of BRICS summit

The Chinese President arrives in Africa on a four-nation visit seeking deeper military and economic ties while his rival in a bitter trade war, the Trump administration, shows little interest in the world's second most populous continent.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Could digital detox holidays be the new black for regional tourism?

For most businesses, being located in a mobile blackspot would be unworkable. But for Karen and Stephen Maxwell, it's a feature they — and their customers — are learning to embrace.... read more

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Airline passengers face a 'perfect storm' as global pilot shortage starts to bite

Passengers are becoming used to flights being cancelled due to weather, or even volcanoes, but now a new trend is beginning to upset travel plans across the country. Airlines are cancelling flights, even entire routes, because there is nobody to fly ... read more

 ABCYesterday
One phone call sparked multimillion-dollar idea

A FEW years ago, Steve Orenstein was yelled at over a failed parcel delivery. But that awkward encounter soon changed his life.... read more

 NewsYesterday
Want to charge your iPhone instantly? A world-first 'super battery' could make it possible

Dr James Quach from the University of Adelaide plans to use his experience with quantum mechanics to build the world's first quantum battery— a super battery with the potential for instantaneous charging.... read more

 ABCYesterday
Save instantly on your home loan charges

HOME loan rates are as low as 3.44 per cent. These are five steps you should take to lower your mortgage charges.... read more

 News2 days ago
Nine members of one family among 17 dead after 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri

More than a dozen sightseers, including nine people from the same family, have been killed when a Missouri duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Bishop pledges stronger UK trade ties post Brexit

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says the best days of the UK-Australia relationship lie ahead, and it's something the UK might need after the EU's chief Brexit negotiator lists potential problems with Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to exit the EU.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
'I'm ready to go to 500': Trump maintains threat to impose tariffs on Chinese goods

US President Donald Trump says he is ready to impose tariffs on all imported goods from China, threatening to escalate a clash over trade policy that has unnerved financial markets.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Would the novelty of a 'selfieccino' pique your interest?

Industry and marketing experts say social media is often key to cracking Brisbane's competitive cafe market, with one business even offering coffee with a personalised portrait on top.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Drivers slugged when renewing insurance

NEVER renew your car insurance without checking the competition, experts say. The damage to your wallet can be huge.... read more

 News2 days ago
Lifeline declares 'war on fast fashion' at Splendour with vintage clothing pop-up

Lifeline has vintage and retro fashion sorted for the Splendour festival crowd as it helps spread the message that Instagram-friendly style needs contribute to fast-fashion waste.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
'Van life' couple brings decent coffee to the outback

They are young, innovative, adventurous and are towing a vintage-look caravan around Australia, bringing speciality coffee to remote outback communities.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
As locked out Sydney 'slowly dies', nearby cities revel in nightlife boom

While Australia's biggest city grapples with laws prompted by alcohol-fuelled violence, its neighbours are seeing a surge in small venues as assault rates plummet.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
At least 13 dead, four missing after 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri

The amphibious "duck boat" had 31 people on board when it capsized and sank in stormy weather. Divers are searching for other possible victims.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Ambulance boss orders review after claims debt collectors are pursuing 'good Samaritans'

Victoria's ambulance service announces a sweeping review of its debt collection tactics after being accused of "unethically" pursuing homeless people and "good Samaritans" for unpaid transportation costs.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Burberry burns unsold products and not everyone is buying why

There are calls for an overhaul of the fashion industry after upmarket British fashion label Burberry says it burned unsold clothes, accessories and perfume worth over $50 million last year to protect its brand.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Accelerate finds cobalt at Thomas Creek

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 News2 days ago
Xero partners with Gusto in US

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Abundant expands China e-commerce presence

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'Don't ignore us': Farmers lobby for rural communities as Victorian election looms

Farmers call for billions in funding for rural roads and communities ahead of Victoria's November election.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Star stocks of the ASX this week

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 News2 days ago
China lends Cambodia $351 million for new road

The concessional loan agreement to build a four-lane, 47-kilometre city ring road in Phnom Penh comes as China and Cambodia celebrated the 60th anniversary of their diplomatic ties.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
State that feels the most hard done by

AUSTRALIA has seen endless economic growth for almost three decades but one state thinks they’re getting the short end of the stick.... read more

 News2 days ago
Australia's largest steelmaker Bluescope turns to solar

Steel giant Bluescope signs onto Australia's largest solar power-purchasing agreement in a bid to cut energy costs and improve reliability.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
Deliveroo's new contracts shift liability to workers, riders allege

After losing its worker's contracts, Deliveroo has asked them to sign new ones with more "unfavourable" terms. More than 100 riders allege the company's new policy is reducing their pay even further.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
At least 11 dead, five missing after 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri

The amphibious "duck boat" had 31 people on board when it capsized and sank in stormy weather. Divers are searching for other possible victims.... read more

 ABC2 days ago
The phone call that can save your home

AUSTRALIA’S credit card debt is through the roof, but picking up the phone can either save your bacon or ruin you. Make the right call.... read more

 News2 days ago
Cult dessert chain makes a comeback

THIS is not a drill: a super trendy doughnut chain has been saved from the brink of collapse and new stores are coming your way.... read more

 News2 days ago
Big banks’ sneaky $12 rip-off

COMMBANK customers are being secretly screwed out of $58 a year — and other banks aren’t much better, according to this “huge wake-up call”.... read more

 News2 days ago
Crazy prices for Coles miniatures

PARENTS are already forking out eye-watering sums online to make sure they don’t miss out on Coles’ tiny little products.... read more

 News2 days ago
At least eight dead after tourist 'duck boat' capsizes in Missouri

The amphibious "duck boat" had 31 people on board when it capsized and sank in stormy weather. Divers are searching for other possible victims.... read more

 ABC2 days ago