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The $443 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was criticised as "almost mind-blowing".

Audit finds 'insufficient scrutiny' to $443m Barrier Reef grant

The $443 million grant to the Great Barrier Reef Foundation was criticised as "almost mind-blowing".

Bureaucrats took just three days to choose the Great Barrier Reef Foundation as the government's "obvious partner".

  • by Michael Koziol

The world's 15 hottest sites on Tuesday were all in Australia

Most of inland south-eastern Australia is expected to reach 45 degrees or warmer on Wednesday.

Australia was home to all 15 of the world's hottest temperatures on Tuesday, a feat it may well repeat on Wednesday and beyond as a huge swath of the nation bakes.

  • by Peter Hannam

Deb Hutton's ex convicted over staged break-in at her Sydney home

Deborah Hutton and Robert Dulhunty in 2013.

Robert Dulhunty faked a break-in and placed rope, cable ties, condoms, and a "jar of plum jam" in a bag at the celebrity's eastern suburbs home.

  • by Angus Thompson

Woman's body found in bushes near shopping centre in Melbourne's north

Investigators examine the woman's body found in Bundoora.

Tradesmen found a woman's body in bushes near a suburban shopping centre this morning. Police believe she had caught the 86 tram last night and was assaulted before she died.

  • by Melissa Cunningham, Simone Fox Koob & Sumeyya Ilanbey

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A scene from Gillette's 'The Best Men Can Be' ad.
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Who could hate Gillette's campaign for positive masculinity? Men could

How are MRAs upset by the idea that men can be good?

  • by Clementine Ford
Salama was rescued by Kensington Police.

Woman handed suspended sentence for meerkat theft

The woman pleaded guilty to receiving the stolen animal and had her sentence suspended.

Jacqui Lucas enjoying a trip to Lake Burley Griffin in the hot summer of 1968.

Flashback to 1968: Canberra's hottest day on record

Temperatures reached into the 40s across the capital on February 1, 1968 – which is still Canberra's hottest day on record.

  • by Staff writers
Illustration: Simon Letch

Why we are too busy for our own good

Relentless busyness is a health hazard – yet another contributor to our epidemic of stress and anxiety.

  • by Ross Gittins
Too hot to change church sign as Canberra heads for  40 degrees again

Too hot to change church sign as Canberra heads for  40 degrees again

Canberra is on track to break its record for the most consecutive days of 40 degrees or above, according to forecasters.

  • by Jasper Lindell & Steve Evans
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Prestige prices to rise in 2019 according to new report

Prestige prices to rise in 2019 according to new report

A bump in Australia's high-net-worth population should see prices rise in the high-end market.

  • by Sue Williams
‘Just advertising tools’: Incentives on offer in crowded new-build market

‘Just advertising tools’: Incentives on offer in crowded new-build market

Want to buy a home for 1990s prices, rack up the frequent flyer points or win a free car?

  • by Jim Malo

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Hutchison Ports is locked in a fresh dispute with its unionised workers in Sydney and Brisbane.

Port giant loses last-ditch bid to halt union strife on the waterfront

Stevedoring giant Hutchison Ports has lost an eleventh-hour bid to force its employees to delay beginning of a wave of industrial action this week.

  • by Nick Toscano
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Why markets should be more nervous about what lies ahead

  • by Stephen Bartholomeusz
Trading on the ASX had an air of caution about it on Wednesday after the Brexit vote defeat.

ASX cautious after Brexit vote defeat

  • by William McInnes & Natasha Gillezeau

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Ajay Rochester on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

Ajay Rochester opens up about 'years of hell and torture' that left her homeless

The TV host details her welfare fraud charge on a new episode of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

  • by Genevieve Rota
A scene from Gillette's 'The Best Men Can Be' ad.

Gillette defends controversial short film 'The Best Men Can Be'

"If we get people to pause, reflect and to challenge themselves... this campaign will be a success." 

  • by Broede Carmody

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Meditation should be part of your fitness regime.

How to find the right meditation technique that works for you

Something as simple as walking the dogs can be used as a tool for mindfulness.

  • by Michael Jarosky
An event currently live in Pokemon GO makes monsters from the Hoenn region (Gen 2) appear more frequently.
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Apps

Why Pokemon GO is better than ever in 2019

Almost three years after the app's initial explosion of popularity, I'm so glad Pokemon GO sucked me back in.

  • by Alice Clarke

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Will the Canberra heat force W-League to cancel United's fixture?

Canberra United's crunch clash against Melbourne Victory on Thursday could be postponed with the temperature expected to hit 33 degrees at 7.30pm.

  • by Eamonn Tiernan
Cavalry slugger Zach Wilson leads the ABL for home runs.

Canberra Cavalry slugger Zach Wilson's love-hate relationship with ABL

Love me, hate me. If you're an ABL pitcher it's probably the latter given Zach Wilson leads the league in home runs.

  • by David Polkinghorne

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