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Jason Hodges 12:13pm At this time of year, plenty of flowers can be grown from seed or seedlings, and planting conditions are perfect.
KATE FARRELLY 12:09pm Take your pick - a $1.35 million property at Blueys Beach or a $2.5 million heritage-listed mansion in Blackheath with room for 23 cars.
Carolyn Webb and Kate Hagan 5:45pm Doctors and a coalition of public health groups have called for the main political parties to commit to a ban on indoor shisha smoking in Victoria.
HENRY BELOT 11:57am Should a new Canberra suburb be named after Gough Whitlam he'll achieve something that has so far eluded eleven other Australian Prime Ministers since federation.
Traitor or hero?
Jill Serjeant 11:51am US documentary maker Laura Poitras has found herself in many a risky situation in Iraq and Yemen. But she never felt in as much danger as when she was filming Edward Snowden in a Hong Kong hotel while he prepared to blow the whistle on massive secret surveillance programs run by the US government.
Ian McCullough 11:50am A furious Graham Arnold has called on the FFA to revamp their match review panel after Nikola Petkovic's appeal against a red card was dismissed.
Scott Parker 11:48am Australia's largest ticketsellers Ticketek and Ticketmaster have been forced to clean up their act after an investigation by the consumer watchdog of their pricing practices.
11:45am Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the country won't be intimidated after two separate attacks on soldiers in a week.
11:39am Just a week ago, Bill Simmons said Utah's decision to use pick five on Dante Exum "has a chance to be one of this century's legendary bad lottery picks".
HENRIETTA COOK 11:46am One of Australia's largest wind turbine tower producers has been forced to sack 100 workers in the Premier's electorate, after the federal government moved to reduce the the renewable energy target.
11:39am James Packer is the new co-owner of NRL club South Sydney.
LATIKA BOURKE 11:32am Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop could become Prime Minister, a Liberal MP has told a private gathering of female ambassadors.
MELANIE KEMBREY 11:28am The campaign to end live exports has reignited after new vision emerged showing the cruel mistreatment of Australian animals in Middle Eastern countries.
11:27am Australian all-rounder will make his return to the NSW Blues when the team takes on the QLD Bulls in an elimination final.
ALEXANDRA SMITH 11:33am HSC students were evacuated from their business studies exam this morning after a gas leak closed a south coast school.
Paul McBeth 11:22am The annual inflation rate falling to one per cent has cleared the way for the kiwi dollar to fall from "unsustainable and unjustified" levels.
11:14am The Caterham Formula One team looked close to collapse on Wednesday with management threatening to walk away and take legal action against Malaysian founder Tony Fernandes.
MARK HAWTHORNE 11:41am Planning minister Matthew Guy has the power to stop the destruction of Gough Whitlam's birthplace in Kew on a moment's notice, despite his claim that he cannot intervene because a demolition order has already been granted by the local council.
Jeff Mason 11:43am A man has jumped the White House fence and was attacked by Secret Service dogs, a Secret Service spokesman said.
Jordan Beth Vincent 11:28am An artistic revolution in dance is reflected in Early Works, a selection of dances choreographed by Trisha Brown, writes Jordan Beth Vincent.
11:06am Prime Minister Tony Abbott says the shooting in Canada's parliament confirms a very real threat to free countries and institutions.
11:02am Australian rapper Iggy Azalea and her professional basketballer boyfriend Nick Young are the new faces of American fashion giant Forever 21.
LOUISE HALL 11:32am A two-year-old girl who died when the car her mother was driving collided with a street sweeper may have survived if her car seat was properly installed.
MARK RUSSELL 11:01am A woman was so terrified of being killed by her ice-addicted partner after he had bashed her and held her hostage that when she finally managed to escape she ran naked past more than 20 houses before knocking on a stranger’s door pleading for help, a court has heard.
11:00am Leighton says it's on track to deliver a full year profit of up to $620 million after winning major infrastructure contracts including Sydney's North West Rail Link.
Angela Macdonald-Smith 11:34am AGL Energy has flagged an increase in underlying profit for the full-year thanks to growing margins in the gas business and the colder winter, but the size of the likely lift remains uncertain given a number of factors that will affect performance.
JAMES MASSOLA 11:19am Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has brushed aside suggestions he is engaged in a power grab to take over portfolio responsibilities from colleagues including the Foreign Affairs, Defence, Justice and Agriculture ministers.
Peter Mitchell 10:59am A high-profile American NBA analyst says he was wrong to slam Australian teen prodigy Dante Exum.