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'I haven't seen anything like this': Residents told it's too late to leave as fire presses
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'I haven't seen anything like this': Residents told it's too late to leave as fire presses

Major south coast fires have forced the closure of the Princes Highway and the suspension of train services on the south coast, as firefighters battle 70 fires. 

  • by Megan Gorrey, Peter Hannam & Jenny Noyes

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The fictional backpack bomb, the note, and the botched bank robbery

The fictional backpack bomb, the note, and the botched bank robbery

A Canberra man who claimed he had a bomb during an "amateurish" botched bank robbery has been spared jail time. 

  • by Michael Inman
Catholic Super shamed by manager's $2m secret deals

Catholic Super shamed by manager's $2m secret deals

The royal commission has heard explosive testimony by Catholic Super which uncovered a major breach while preparing for the royal commission.

  • by Sarah Danckert
Anning's speech 'absolutely magnificent', says Katter

Anning's speech 'absolutely magnificent', says Katter

"I love it. Our phones are on fire. Ninety per cent of Australia have been waiting for someone to say it and believe it."

  • by Michael Koziol
Lawyer sues resume-writing company over litany of errors

Lawyer sues resume-writing company over litany of errors

Lawyer who paid online resume company $600 to write her ASIO application sues after it misspelt, used wrong name.

  • by Tom Cowie
Computer game fail wipes $21b off value in one day

Computer game fail wipes $21b off value in one day

It is already having this year's biggest wipeout of shareholder wealth - and a computer game just added to its troubles.

  • by Lulu Yilun Chen
Turnbull, Shorten and Hanson condem Anning's  immigration 'final solution'

Turnbull, Shorten and Hanson condem Anning's  immigration 'final solution'

"The remarks by Senator [Fraser] Anning are justly condemned and rejected by us all,"  Malcolm Turnbull said.

  • by Michael Koziol
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Napoleon would not rate Malcolm Turnbull

Malcolm Turnbull has all the successful qualities of the barrister he once was, and that’s the problem.

Nicholas Stuart

    Milk in bottles is not just about 'the good old days'

    Milk in glass bottles is a lovely idea, and not just for the nostalgia value

    Matt Holden

      Courting controversy by casting against 'type'

      Another Hollywood casting announcement has sparked another wave of controversy. Is it justified?

      Karl Quinn
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        Canberra's vacancy rate the second lowest in nation

        Canberra's vacancy rate the second lowest in nation

        Renters across Australia had less properties to choose from in July with new data showing the national vacancy rate dipped to 2.2 per cent.

        • by Kate Burke
        Private island with 10-bedroom mansion sells for almost $30 million

        Private island with 10-bedroom mansion sells for almost $30 million

        An idyllic private island off the coast of Connecticut sold for about $29.6 million on Monday, falling about $5 million short of the asking price.

        • by Tawar Razaghi

        Business

        'Good luck with that': Telstra exec drawn into Elon Musk controversy

        'Good luck with that': Telstra exec drawn into Elon Musk controversy

        Robyn Denholm, Telstra's next CFO, has been appointed to a special committee to evaluate Musk's potential Tesla buyout

        • by John McDuling

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        Entertainment

        'Not an easy time': Chris Pratt stands by James Gunn after firing

        'Not an easy time': Chris Pratt stands by James Gunn after firing

        The actor said he and his castmates have been "pretty clear" about how they feel.

          Bad ratings killed Family Feud – but Pointless is doing even worse
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          Bad ratings killed Family Feud – but Pointless is doing even worse

          Is Ten's new quiz show destined for the chop?

          • by Michael Lallo

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          Smarter living

          It's time to say goodbye to eating meat - at least for this week

          It's time to say goodbye to eating meat - at least for this week

          Eating less meat has documented benefits, but giving it up altogether is an entirely different challenge.

          • by Michael Jarosky
          Do kids really need to know how to read an analog clock?

          Do kids really need to know how to read an analog clock?

          With digital clocks an easier option, are analog clocks still important?

          • by Vivienne Pearson

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          Sport

          Mark Riddell fires shot at Canberra Raiders

          Mark Riddell fires shot at Canberra Raiders

          Former Dragons and Eels hooker Mark Riddell has fired a shot at the Canberra Raiders, describing the club's poor season as the "elephant in the room".

          • by David Polkinghorne
          Ectasy to agony as Wallaroos leader Sarah Riordan injured at training

          Ectasy to agony as Wallaroos leader Sarah Riordan injured at training

          The Wallaroos were celebrating a post-training bit of fun, but it turned into heartbreak when centre Riordan was on the ground in pain.

          • by Chris Dutton