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www.canberratimes.com.au - News Index for 04/05/2015


National

Calls for Mike Baird to ban puppy factories: animal activists expose cruel facility

Higher wages offered for fewer public service sickies

APS 'the envy of many comparable countries' - former public service boss answers knockers

Brown coal extends rebound, pushing up power sector emissions: Pitt & Sherry

Social media giants are not the privacy monsters you think they are: Deloitte

With a clear majority unlikely, Britain braces for hung parliament

Pressure on Pat Rafter as Mantra calls for cuts to hotel penalty pay rates

Paris climate summit: Carbon pledges to fall short of warming goal, Stern warns

Discount electricity not such a great deal

Cataract surgery 'blitzes' not a long-term solution for Indigenous communities, say experts

Australia's slow digital economy needs government innovation, says Ernst & Young

William Tyrrell's abductor remains free as police focus on Bill Spedding, says son

Abbott government gives $840m for preschoolers

Tony Abbott pays tribute to WWI Jewish diggers in Great Synagogue

Medical journal editor sacked and editorial committee resigns

Elderly drivers as dangerous as young hoons, says geriatrician

Fallen firefighters remembered at Fiskville memorial site

Cruelty, squalor, disease at puppy factories in NSW detailed in RSPCA report

'May the fourth be with you': fundraising sandtrooper celebrates Star Wars day

The 30-year fight for chimps' rights

Websleuths: Citizen detectives and professionals helping police solve crimes

Revitalised Catholic Church attracting more trainee priests

Former secretary of the Department of Parliamentary Services Carol Mills to face another Senate hearing

Nepal earthquake: Australians trapped in Nepal waiting evacuation

Female entrepreneurs create a rival to the boys club

Burch denies learning assistants let go as nurses return

Australian woman raped in Cambodian beach party town

Bali nine executions: The other Australians on death row around the world

Bali 9 executions: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran's bodies arrive in Australia

Australian parents of babies carried by Nepali surrogates warned of delays

World

Israeli soldiers say 'shoot to kill' orders put civilians in firing line

Bali nine: AFP 'know they did wrong': Lawyer

UK election 2015: What you need to know

Ethiopian Israeli protests turn violent in Tel Aviv

Two gunmen shot dead at anti-Islam art show in Texas

Ed Miliband poses with policy 'tombstone'

Afghan forces suffer heavy toll in battles with Taliban

Ed Miliband, once a longshot, now favoured to become Britain's prime minister

Nepal earthquake: Missing NSW man Tyronne White was trekking near disaster zone

Paris climate summit: Carbon pledges to fall short of warming goal, Stern warns

British death-row grandmother Lindsay Sandiford says Andrew Chan was her hero

Thousands of illegal rescued from flimsy boats in Mediterranean over weekend

Athens prison riot leaves two dead, 21 injured

British election: UK's Ed Miliband sets promises in stone, rivals laugh

'We want to heal our city' – Baltimore's mayor lifts curfew

Daughter of Rolf Harris backs bid to review sex abuse convictions

Egypt charges 40 people over Islamic State membership and terrorist activity

Pope's message to the elderly: I'm old and sick too

China to Hawaii without a drop of fuel – solar-powered mission takes flight

Israeli Jews of Ethiopian origin step up anti-racism protests

Royal baby: Middleton family and Prince Charles visit new princess

George Brandis hands over to East Timor docs seized by ASIO

Recalled ambassador to Indonesia, Paul Grigson, returns to Australia

Italy says 3700 boat migrants rescued, operations ongoing

101-year-old man found alive seven days after Nepal quake

British Conservative Party woes a cautionary tale for US Republicans

Myuran Sukumaran could have fled Indonesia but chose to try to save others

Afghan officials to meet Taliban in Qatar

Scotland a winner in UK's deadlocked election

India's new norm of semi-arranged marriages

Business

Qantas role re-examined amid high-flying as government rolls out red carpet for foreign airlines

Keno jackpot fails to dampen Tabcorp wagering spree

Social media giants are not the privacy monsters you think they are: Deloitte

Clive Palmer wins court case against Chinese company

Salesforce CEO combs through salaries to make sure women are paid fairly

BT Financial performs well, but hit by Brisbane hail storms

MYOB chief rejects criticism as stock jumps 6pc on debut

Adele Ferguson, ABC win TV Week Logie for outstanding public affairs report

Woolworths's $3b Masters nightmare: the hardware company that's now too big to fail

Confession time: Myer and Seven among those Goldman Sachs sees at risk

Tabcorp revenue rises 3.3pc in third quarter

Santos could reap $2b in asset sales, Citi says

Uncertainty at Ruralco as CEO John Maher exits

AGL Energy CEO Andy Vesey overhauls senior management team

No olive branch from Richard Branson's Virgin as it fights family business Vasse Virgin

Don Argus settles case with ATO

"We should have reacted earlier," says WorleyParsons CEO as 2000 jobs cut

Contractors push for Atlas Iron to return to full production

Wesfarmers expands financial services after ending GE union

Private equity buy-up of dentists gathers pace as National Dental Care cleans up

Sport

Jockey Danny Nikolic 'of interest' in Echuca race probe

Canberra Vikings set to name Brad Harris as coach

Boxing Australia hope Mayweather-Pacquiao fight boosts numbers

Perth Heat: Championship-winning manager Steve Fish will not be back

Shane Watson's Royals claim win in IPL while Mitchell Johnson toils

Boxer Daniel Geale to fight weight of history against Miguel Cotto

ICC fines Bangladesh, Pakistan players over on-pitch argument

Davis Cup coach Wally Masur says Nick Kyrgios will thrive against Roger Federer

Canberra distance runner Emily Brichacek runs world champs qualifying time

WAFL wrap, round seven: Finally a win for the Tigers

New City defender Jaliens relishing semi-final against Victory

What about the horses, say vets in cobalt debate

Melbourne Victory v Melbourne City semi-final set to sell out

Anthony Mundine postpones Austin Trout fight due to 'ear condition'

No Tour Down Under guarantee: South Australian government

Tuggeranong United aiming to relive magic of FFA Cup in qualifying tie

Washington Wizards ignore John Wall, Bradley Beal injuries to beat Atlanta Hawks

Patrick Kisnorbo rallies City troops to steal a Victory march

Jason Gillespie turns down South Australia job opening door for England role

Golden State Warriors win NBA opener against Memphis Grizzlies

Western Bulldogs refuse to shift home game to Fremantle

Bulldogs' bold calls at the draft table start to pay off

Western Bulldog Lin Jong sidelined with broken hand

Recovery Session: More Blues Friday night horror shows

Magpies can have a 'crack' at flag, says star forward Jamie Elliott

Justin Leppitsch deserves better from his Brisbane Lions

Northern AFL clubs making draft unequal, says Eddie McGuire

Bulldogs' confidence soaring after Swans win

Port Adelaide defender Alipate Carlile's grim warning

Hawthorn star Jordan Lewis gets two-match ban as Luke Hodge sent to tribunal

NSW Blues coach Laurie Daley says age will be a factor in State of Origin selections

NRL must cut season to exploit world interest, says former ARL boss

Lifting tackles threaten Greg Bird's availability for NSW Blues in State of Origin

St George Illawarra Dragons fullback Josh Dugan faces anxious wait over knee injury

Why Australian Kangaroos may be ranked the No.2 rugby league nation for a long time

NRL judiciary charge puts NSW Blues star Greg Bird in doubt for State of Origin

Canberra Raiders half Blake Austin in NSW Origin frame: Blues great Brad Fittler

State of Origin could reveal the future of Australian Rugby League: Sheens

No footy before State of Origin I for Paul Gallen

Damaged knee puts Josh Dugan in doubt for State of Origin

Lightweight Dan Palmer up to Brumbies prop challenge, but only temporarily

Forget the slow boil theory, NSW Waratahs need the 'perfect game' now

Canberra Vikings set to name Brad Harris as coach

Waratahs hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau braces again for concussion report

Queensland Reds hopeful Quade Cooper will stay

World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper says Test eligibility rules may be reviewed

Lighter prop Dan Palmer set for shock Brumbies comeback a year after retiring

Quade Cooper, Will Genia and James Slipper join Wallabies meeting in Canberra

NSW Waratahs brace for defiant Western Force

Matt Giteau yearns to return to Twickenham with Wallabies

Opinion

Engineers Australia pin oak forest competition to 'draw out creativity': Annabelle Pegrum

Boston Marathon a journey from trauma to recovery

Marathon running - it's a love-hate thing

Faith

Fortress Canberra needs reinforcement

The budget facts that Canberra isn't telling you

Migrating flak away from the minister

Entertainment

My Kitchen Rules 2015 semi final recap: Can Jac and Shaz beat Deb and Eva?

No mystery why Nancy Drew is an inspiring video-game hero

Overheard in Melbourne

The ABBA festival: NSW country town Trundle hosts Agnetha, Benny, Bjorn and Anni-Frid lookalikes and Bjorn Again cover band

Gatecrasher

Le Noir brings a new circus experience to the Canberra Theatre

Ethicist Peter Singer on living a good life - it's trickier and yet simpler than you might think

Social anxiety disorder: a new term for an age-old problem

Penguins on parade: why Chinese visitors can't wait to get out of Melbourne

Meet the maker: printmaker David Frazer's view from the roof

Colour me happy: why colouring books are all the rage for stressed-out grown-ups

Gardening: why tree lovers are prepared to go out on a limb

My secret Melbourne: Patrick Pound sorts through the hard rubbish

Gardening: The foliage that fashion forgot

Are we still watching? Why TV is facing its biggest test

Aly Peel's Maiike store features recycled wool quilts, cushions and toys and homewares

Melbourne's Total Giovanni are determined to get audiences to their feet

Melbourne's best apartments open their doors to the public

Hands On: workshops and exhibitions for the DIY crowd

Taylor Swift calls 12-year-old fan with cancer

Columns

Editorial: Mr Rudd's lurching, all right


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