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Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss gets high speed rail on track

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Ross Peake High-speed rail is a step closer, with Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss committing the Coalition to preserving a land corridor.

MH370 hunt gets new map as searchers say 'we'll find it'

Ground crew work among Malaysia Airlines planes on the runway at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) in Sepang July 25, 2014. The 19,500 staff of Malaysia Airlines (MAS) face a new ordeal - a quarter of them may lose their jobs at the unprofitable airline, hit by two jet disasters this year. Flight MH370 remains untraced since its disappearance en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing in March. Picture taken July 25, 2014. To match MALAYSIA-AIRLINES/STAFF REUTERS/Olivia Harris (MALAYSIA - Tags: POLITICS DISASTER TRANSPORT BUSINESS)

Tim Barlass This is the latest chart of the priority search area for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 prepared for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.

Coalition's 'regional rorts' make a comeback, says Labor

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Mark Kenny Hundreds of millions of dollars in the Abbott government's Community Development Grants scheme have been tipped into projects in coalition-held marginal seats in what Labor says is a return to the...

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Tony Abbott snubbed his senators for Melbourne fund-raiser

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Latika Bourke Tony Abbott broke with tradition and skipped an annual black tie dinner held for government senators when he attended a party fund-raiser in Melbourne on Monday night.

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2014 a year of extremes in air safety

Investigators explore the wreckage.

Julie Power As Australia prepares for a national day of mourning for those lost on MH17, a safety network says 2014 has been a year of air safety extremes.

Missing MH370 plane flying on autopilot before crashing, as new search zone announced

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David Wroe The mystery flight MH370 was almost certainly set to autopilot before it began its journey south, authorities said, as the government announced a new underwater search zone for the wreckage.

No sell-off but Australia Post delivery reduction to be felt by city dwellers

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Matthew Knott Mail should be delivered daily in regional areas but it is fair to expect city residents to visit the post office more often to pick up their mail, according to Acting Prime Minister Warren Truss.

Australia Post crisis: Don't bank on your daily delivery

Matthew Knott The Labor opposition is prepared to help the Abbott government throw a lifeline to Australia Post, which faces a revenue crisis in its letter division, by allowing it to deliver Medicare and welfare...

Labor ready to push the envelop for mail service

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Matthew Knott Labor is prepared to help the Abbott government throw a lifeline to Australia Post, which faces a revenue crisis in its letter division, by allowing it to deliver Medicare and welfare operations.

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Coalition MPs want Abbott to modify paid parental leave scheme

James Massola Nationals senator John Williams has urged Prime Minister Tony Abbott to put his paid parental leave scheme on ice and adopt a compromise proposal to avoid a showdown with MPs.

Australia Post to axe 900 jobs

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Jonathan Swan The future of the daily mail service is in jeopardy as Australia Post faces forecast losses totalling billions of dollars, with 900 jobs set to be cut as early as Tuesday.

CASA crackdown threatens to ground colour blind pilots

Heath Aston Hundreds of colour blind pilots have been put on notice they could be grounded as air safety authorities consider tightening medical requirements for the vision impaired.

Government plan to lift Qantas foreign ownership cap faces stiff opposition

Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey during question time at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 4 March 2014. Photo: Andrew Meares

Mark Kenny and James Massola Qantas faces the potential of years in business limbo, whether or not Tony Abbott succeeds in an unlikely move to scrap the 49 per cent foreign ownership cap.

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Email trail shows Treasurer's close watch on Qantas debate

Matt O'Sullivan and James Massola Virgin Australia's efforts to raise foreign funds to give it the firepower to take on Qantas four months ago sparked a flurry of activity on the same day between Joe Hockey's most senior advisers and...

Union dossier claims Qantas engines 'not secure' after offshore maintenance

Matt O'Sullivan Qantas aircraft sent for maintenance in Asia have been found with corrosion on the wings, multiple cracks, faulty engine indicators and, in the case of a 747 jumbo, three of four engines not held on...

Union dossier claims multiple faults on Qantas planes serviced overseas

Matt O'Sullivan The aircraft engineers' union has alleged a litany of errors on Qantas aircraft sent for heavy maintenance in Asia over the years, including a Boeing 747 that did not have three of its four engines...

Missing Malaysia Airlines plane: Debris found in search for MH370, says Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott

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The Australian-led search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight has had an apparent breakthrough, with satellite images showing two objects in waters off Perth. Follow the story here.

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Topline jets join Australian hunt for missing plane

Natalie O'brien Anne Davies Two of the fastest and longest-range commercial jets in the country are boosting what is believed to be the largest multinational search mission in Australian history to find the missing Malaysia...

Chinese journalists say they are being 'locked out' of AMSA media briefings

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Heath Aston Chinese journalists covering the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 from Canberra are furious at what they see as Australian government control of the media.

Grieving families of ill-fated MH370 clamour for exodus to Australia

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Lindsay Murdoch, David Wroe and Phillip Wen Families of the 239 passengers and crew on flight MH370 clamouring to travel to Perth to be nearer the search.