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Should we be so hard on Abbott?

Judith Ireland

The job of modern prime minister is almost impossible to get right.

'They've got a good captain': PM

Tony Abbott praises his potential rivals, but says his leadership has helped them perform strongly.

Scan images showing the progression of Ron Walker's cancer in 2012.

'I didn't want to die'

Anne Hyland

It's a portrait of a dead man walking, but Ron Walker wouldn't accept defeat. Now he's hell-bent on making the life-saving drug available in Australia.

New South Wales

Noel's Telstra nightmare

Losing patience: Dapto man Noel Brophy has been waiting since October for Telstra to connect his home internet and phone.
Glen Humphries

He wanted the NBN. Instead he's had no phone or internet for months. But he's still getting billed.

Queensland

Victoria

Chief health officer to retire

Outgoing chief health officer Rosemary Lester, speaking at Morwell in 2014.
Kate Hagan

Victoria's chief health officer Rosemary Lester will retire at the end of February after three years in the role.

National

World

Federal Politics

PM considered Murdoch editor for post

Sheridan, pictured appearing on Q&A, has described Mr Abbott as his "best friend" during university days.

Tony Abbott considered his friend, The Australian's Greg Sheridan, for the plum posting of High Commissioner to Singapore after the 2013 election.

Public Service News

Business

Jobs go at BHP's Olympic Dam mine

iron ore
Simon Evans

Up to 300 jobs will go at BHP Billiton's Olympic Dam mine in northern South Australia, as the company slashes costs.

Petrol savings like two rate cuts

Lower petrol prices are putting the equivalent of two rate cuts worth of savings into the pockets of households, economists say.

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Jack Ma takes $US1.4b hit

Alibaba chairman Jack Ma.

Jack Ma’s fortune dropped $US1.4 billion as Alibaba shares posted a record slump after the company missed revenue estimates.

Tough calls for Westpac's Hartzer

Gail Kelly and Brian Hartzer.

When Gail Kelly called Brian Hartzer to offer him a job in 2011, he was in the middle of an overhaul of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Britain's second-biggest bank.

Money

Executive Style

Small Business

Solving the childcare crisis

Growing pains: Greater demand for staff and staff qualifications will raise child care services costs by up to 60 per cent, Child Care NSW has warned.
Alexandra Cain

Is there really a way to balance looking after your business and looking after your kids?

Video

Aus Open day 12 - Djokovic set for revenge against Wawrinka

Peter Hanlon and Linda Pearce preview day twelve of the Australian Open with the epic showdown of Djokovic and Wawrinka in the men's semi-final.

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Celebrity red carpet watch

Natalie Portman.

Sundance Film Festival, fashion shows, parties and premieres. Where the stars have been spotted this week.

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From Good Food

A Maltese family feast

Maltese meatballs.
Shane Delia

Put this meatball dish in the middle of the table and let the family dig in.

Huevos rancheros.

Brunch, Mexican-style

Neil Perry

Huevos rancheros makes a really cracking breakfast for a weekend treat.

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Offensive obituary sparks outrage

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Effie Mann

An obituary for author Colleen McCullough published in The Australian newspaper has sparked anger this morning, with readers labelling it "sexist".

What if a man did this?

Caption for the orgasmic scene in When Harry Met Sally.
Natalie Reilly

Ghostbusters is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gender reversal remakes.

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36 food and drink baby names

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From Apple and Basil to Skyy and Sundae, official records show that parents are finding inspiration at the supermarket and bottle shop.

Harley Bird, 13, is Peppa Pig

Harley Bird, the 13-year-old voice of Peppa Pig.

"Peppa's part of me. We'd be besties in real life." says 13-year-old Harley Bird, the voice of one of the most popular children's characters in the world.

'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' actor 58

Alan Ruck

Alan Ruck was 29 when he played 17-year-old Cameron Frye in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Here is what the now 58-year-old actor has been up to since.

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Law enforcers 'need' metadata

Alastair MacGibbon

OPINION: Alastair MacGibbon argues access to metadata is vital for criminal investigations, provided proper oversight is in place.

Apple's profit in context

Workers prepare for the opening of an Apple store in Hangzhou, China.
Conrad Walters, Inga Ting

More than the GDP of the 10 poorest nations in Africa combined, enough to finance Medicare in 2015.

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