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Beat the post holiday blues

Is your holiday just a distant memory now?

Kate Jones 3:25pm There's no need to dread going back to work if you follow these great tips to get back to business.

Erased from the records: investigation into bashing of gay man by police in Surry Hills in 1989

Paul Simes, left, and Alan Rosendale in August 2014.

RICK FENELEY 12:15am A rogue gang of policemen bashed a gay man. Their superiors found out but any record of their investigation has vanished. Rick Feneley reports.

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Photography

Real estate photography allows sellers to digitally declutter and furnish their homes

The back of this house shows the “wow factor” of the property, rather than the run-of-the-mill terrace  facade image.

Jenny Brown 3:17pm How sellers can get virtual visitors to make the trip to their real front door.

The app that predicts property prices

RealAs CEO Josh Rowe ... 'I didn't believe the algorithm at first. It wasn't until I went to an auction in my suburb. The house was listed for $600,000 – RealAs predicted $680,000 and it sold for $690,000.'

Kate Jones 9:16am Here's an app that may be the game changer in real estate in 2015.

How to explore Bratislava, Slovakia on a budget

Slovakian delights: The Apollo Most bridge connects the Petrzalka district and the city centre.

RICHARD TULLOCH 12:15am This mini-Vienna can be explored on a mini-budget, writes Richard Tulloch.

Singapore travel guide: How to do Singapore on a budget

Marina Bay Sands (right) and the Singapore Flyer observation wheel.

PAUL CHAI 12:15am The city-state's success has pushed up prices, but there is some value if you know where to go.

A whale of a weekend in Jervis Bay

Try your hand at snorkelling.

Josephine Huynh 11:45pm With some of the world's whitest sands and water as clear as glass, Jervis Bay is a nature lovers' paradise only two and a half hours from Canberra.

Fashion

fashion

Styling by Janai Anselmi. Still-life photography by Geoff Boccalatte. Runway photography by Getty Images 10:06am A dazzling array of colours, textures and prints bring zest to laid-back summer style.

Review: The Europeans in Australia, vol3 - the brains behind Australia's coming of age

Tom Roberts' The Opening of the first Parliament of the Commonwealth of Australia by HRH Duke of Cornwall and York (later King George V) on May 9, 1901.

Andrew May 12:15am The third volume of Alan Atkinson's award-winning history of Europeans in Australia is more about self-awareness than populism.

Canberra Raiders halfback Sam Williams has no teen angst

Sam Williams

CHRIS WILSON 9:00pm Canberra's Sam Williams says he doesn't regret being thrown into the NRL's deep end as a rookie teenage halfback, but says he's returned to the Raiders to prove himself as a better player and to win back a starting role.

Lepers & Crooks frontman tastes freedom

Lepers & Crooks: Giving the people a voice.

Alasdair Mcdonald 8:00pm Lepers & Crooks frontman Sam Baker recalls how he soon got over his stage fright.

Oakey, Queensland: Travel guide and things to do

10:43am Oakey is a small country town in the Darling Downs.

Orpheus Island, Queensland: Travel guide and things to do

Orpheus Island.

10:39am Orpheus Island is a beautiful island in the Great Barrier Reef.

Live Canberra music highlights from February 7-12

Suzi Quatro will be at Canberra Theatre.

10:35am We pick the best in live music next week so you can get your tickets organised

Fly - Buzz

Scottish comedian Billy Connolly will perform at The Royal Theatre on February 19

10:35am What's on in the Canberra entertainment scene over the coming months.

Oodnadatta, South Australia: Travel guide and things to do

Oodnadatta, SA

10:35am Oodnadatta is an exotic and unusual desert town once an important stopover point on the railway line.

Ooldea, South Australia: Travel guide and things to do

10:33am Ooldea is a railway siding in the desert between Port Augusta and the Western Australian border.

Resources

Fortescue Metals cuts cash costs, shipments soar

Shipments for the December quarter were up a whopping 47 per cent to 41.1 million tonnes from the previous year - ahead of guidance, putting Fortescue’s annual production rate at 164 million tonnes.

Amanda Saunders 10:33am The falling Australian dollar and oil price collapse have buoyed Fortescue Metals Group’s cost cutting drive, as the miner races to keep its breakeven price comfortably ahead of huge falls in the iron ore price.

Results

Facebook revenue tops estimates on back of mobile advertising

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has laid out a long-term plan for how Facebook will make money.

Sarah Frier 10:30am Facebook has reported quarterly revenue that topped analysts' estimates, fueled by the mobile-advertising business that the company is now expanding beyond its main social network.

Orroroo, South Australia: Travel guide and things to do

10:29am Orroroo is a small rural centre on the eastern side of the southern Flinders Ranges.

Oatlands, Tasmania: Travel guide and things to do

Callington Mill, Oatlands. The experience: Pastoral detours on the Launceston-Hobart run.Oatlands is 80 kilometres north of Hobart, 115 kilometres south of Launceston on the Midland Highway. Longford is 25 kilometres from Launceston. Woolmers Estate cottage stays from $145 a night; Brickendon cottage stays from $190 a night. www.heritagehighway.com.au, woolmers.com.au, brickendon.com.au

10:26am Oatlands (including Parattah) is a finest collection of Georgian houses in Australia.

LNP pledges $50m for Kuranda Rd

10:26am Queensland's LNP will upgrade the Kuranda Range Road in far north Queensland if re-elected.

Kel Nagle, the gentleman of golf, dies aged 94

Nagle in 1959.

10:22am Golfers don't come much better - as players or human beings - than Kel Nagle, who has died in Sydney aged 94.

Currencies

Australian dollar follows commodity prices lower

Westpac senior market strategist Imre Speizer said concerns about the policies of the new Greek government and the possibility of an interest rate cut in Australia next week are putting downward pressure on the Australian dollar.

10:21am The Australian dollar has backed away from the highs it reached on Wednesday, weighed down by falling iron ore and oil prices.

US anti-vaccination campaigner Dr Sherri Tenpenny cancels tour of Australia

Sherri Tenpenny has cancelled her Australian tour.

JULIA MEDEW 10:41am A controversial US anti-vaccination campaigner has cancelled her Australian tour, saying she feels threatened by "pro vaccine extremists" and "anti-free-speech terrorists".

One-day festival survival kit

Future Music Festival

10:14am A checklist of what you need to do and take with you.

Thunderstorms in Perth blacks out more than 24,000 homes, grounds planes

Reader John Ward captured this stunning photo in Ashby.

Brendan Foster 10:17am More than 24,000 homes were without power on Thursday morning after a thunderstorm lashed the metropolitan area overnight.

Resources

Fortescue still profitable despite iron ore slide

A remote-controlled mining truck loaded with iron ore at the Fortescue Solomon iron ore mine in the Sheila Valley in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

PETER KER 10:36am Fortescue Metals Group has beaten analyst expectations for iron ore exports and believes it will escape asset writedowns at its half year financial results next month.

Australian golfing great Kel Nagle dies aged 94

Kel Nagle and trophies following his victory in the centenary British Open at St Andrews in 1960.

MELANIE KEMBREY 10:26am Australian golfing great Kel Nagle has passed away, aged 94.