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IT contractors shown the door en masse at Home Affairs

IT contractors shown the door en masse at Home Affairs

IT contractors shown the door en masse at Home Affairs

The department is close-lipped about how many contractors have been shown the door, but it could be as high as 300.

  • by Sally Whyte

How a Fiji holiday and a Thermomix ruined NAB boss's weekend

How a Fiji holiday and a Thermomix ruined NAB boss's weekend

Perks for executives are not uncommon in banking sector, but a trip to Fiji and a Thermomix can cause headaches.

  • by Sarah Danckert & Nick McKenzie

ACT government looks to narrow definition of 'corrupt' conduct

ACT government looks to narrow definition of 'corrupt' conduct

Chief Minister Andrew Barr has ignored a call to widen the definition of 'corrupt' conduct to the same definition used by NSW's ICAC.

  • by Daniel Burdon

Morrison calls for US leadership on free trade, warns of breakdown of rules

Morrison calls for US leadership on free trade, warns of breakdown of rules

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will use a speech at the high-powered APEC summit today to deliver a coded appeal for greater leadership by the Trump administration on free trade.

  • by David Wroe

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'The camera doesn't lie': In the end it was 'big brother' that helped convict a killer

'The camera doesn't lie': In the end it was 'big brother' that helped convict a killer

While human recollections change over time and can be distorted by grief, fear or anger, the camera doesn’t lie. It just records.

  • by Chris Vedelago & John Silvester
Mum's heartbreak: 'He could not have been more loved'

Mum's heartbreak: 'He could not have been more loved'

“There were no signs, there were no symptoms. There had been no big argument or anything untoward that had happened.”

  • by Kaylee Meerton
So much for the clever country, we're squibbing it
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So much for the clever country, we're squibbing it

Many national leaders have stated big ambitions for Australia as an innovation nation, but we keep falling short.

  • by Peter Hartcher
New sexual assault allegations could end Hayne's sporting career

New sexual assault allegations could end Hayne's sporting career

The Eels and Dragons are expected to withdraw their interest in the troubled star.

  • by Adrian Proszenko & Lucy Cormack
'A disaster': Brexit voters despair at the mess they're in

'A disaster': Brexit voters despair at the mess they're in

Two years after the Brexit vote, the PM Theresa May has come up with a Brexit deal. It is tearing her party apart, and her country.

  • by Nick Miller
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Morrison calls for US leadership on free trade, warns of breakdown of rules

Morrison calls for US leadership on free trade, warns of breakdown of rules

The PM will use a speech at the high-powered APEC summit today to deliver a coded appeal for greater leadership by the Trump administration on free trade.

  • by David Wroe

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3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings

3D concrete printing could free the world from boring buildings

Construction has suffered for decades from remarkably poor productivity compared to other sectors.

  • by Jay Sanjayan, Swinburne University of Technology
Colour-themed hotel lets you pick a room based on your mood

Colour-themed hotel lets you pick a room based on your mood

The hotel has 146 varying rooms saturated in red, blue, yellow or green.

  • by Zara McDonald

Business

How a luxury Fiji holiday and a Thermomix ruined NAB boss's weekend

How a luxury Fiji holiday and a Thermomix ruined NAB boss's weekend

Perks for executives are not uncommon in banking sector, but as National Australia Bank Andrew Thorburn now knows a trip to Fiji and a Thermomix can cause all sorts of headaches.

  • by Sarah Danckert & Nick McKenzie

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Ali Oetjen's Bachelorette finale least-watched to date

Ali Oetjen's Bachelorette finale least-watched to date

But Network Ten says it's unfair to compare her with the likes of Sophie Monk.

  • by Broede Carmody
Iggy Azalea attacked by teen rapper Bhad Bhabie at Hollywood party

Iggy Azalea attacked by teen rapper Bhad Bhabie at Hollywood party

The Aussie rapper copped a drink in the face during an altercation with the 15-year-old internet star.

  • by Robert Moran

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Four new bars prove Melbourne, not Sydney, is the fun city

Four new bars prove Melbourne, not Sydney, is the fun city

A thriving small bar scene and an understanding of great food makes Melbourne the bar capital.

  • by Jane Rocca
Should I let my son make the same mistakes I made?

Should I let my son make the same mistakes I made?

I don't want my boy to grow up too fast but I also want to protect him from excruciating embarrassment.

  • by Tony Webeck

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Heather Reid doesn't want to be on FFA board because she's a woman

Heather Reid doesn't want to be on FFA board because she's a woman

Heather Reid is one of 11 candidates vying for four new positions on the board to be decided at the FFA annual general meeting on Monday. 

  • by Eamonn Tiernan
New sexual assault allegations could end Hayne's sporting career

New sexual assault allegations could end Hayne's sporting career

The Eels and Dragons are expected to withdraw their interest in the troubled star.

  • by Adrian Proszenko & Lucy Cormack

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