Last Updated: October 07, 2015

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3:10PM (AEST)

IAG CEO to retire, replaced by tech chief

PETER Harmer, who has been leading IAG's digital innovation efforts, will now take charge of the whole company with the retirement of Mike Wilkins. Read more

3:07PM (AEST)

NSW to take in at least 4000 refugees

AT least 4000 refugees fleeing Syria and Iraq are set to be resettled in NSW by the end of 2016. Read more

3:07PM (AEST)

Atlassian hits back at ASX snub claims

THE chief of Aussie tech heavyweight Atlassian has blasted claims that a mooted public listing on Wall St would hurt the local industry. Read more

3:04PM (AEST)

Tech coding school to open in Sydney

A POPULAR London and New York-based coding school will open up in Sydney in 2016 to help local professionals engage with 'the language of the future'. Read more

2:55PM (AEST)

CFMEU organiser hears secret recordings

ACT CFMEU organiser John Lomax has repeatedly been played secret phone recordings while giving evidence before the trade union royal commission in Sydney. Read more

2:53PM (AEST)

Turnbull echoes Abbott's call to have a go

MALCOLM Turnbull says entrepreneurs should not be afraid of failure as they try to modernise Australia's economy through innovation. Read more

2:51PM (AEST)

Weaker exports prompt Aust GDP downgrade

SOBERING outlooks for Australia's major Asian trading partners could lead to weaker economic growth in 2016, JP Morgan says. Read more

2:42PM (AEST)

Shonkiest products of 2015 named

WIPES that don't disintegrate, pleather couches and Tiny Teddies all feature on this year's Shonky Awards list. Read more

2:40PM (AEST)

SA govt to employ 132 Alinta workers

THE South Australian government will employ some Alinta Energy workers after its power stations and coal mine shut down from November. Read more

2:39PM (AEST)

NSW bouncer 'right' to reject attacker: SC

A SYDNEY bouncer had part of his skull removed after being hit by a man who was oblivious to media attention around one-punch attacks, a court has heard. Read more

2:35PM (AEST)

Greens call for change in burn-off permits

THE permit period for burn-offs needs to be changed in light of recent bushfires the Greens say. Read more

2:35PM (AEST)

Glencore reviewing Aust coal mines

GLOBAL resources giant Glencore says it continues to review its Australian coal operations amid an oversupply and plunging prices. Read more

2:28PM (AEST)

SA hospital to perform more surgeries

SOUTH Australia says Adelaide's Modbury Hospital will be able to perform more than 1800 extra surgeries each year under a services reshuffle. Read more

2:21PM (AEST)

Woman tells of abuse in WA

A WOMAN has told the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse how she was beaten and sexually assaulted at a Salvation Army home in Perth. Read more

2:02PM (AEST)

No advantage naming evaders: taxman

TAX Commissioner Chris Jordan says the ATO has already been approached by some large companies in the wake of the government's new avoidance rules. Read more

1:54PM (AEST)

Johnston backs development for Logan

PROMINENT child protection campaigner Hetty Johnston has thrown her hat in the ring to be Logan's next mayor. Read more

1:48PM (AEST)

SA dog cruelty case delayed by pregnancy

AN Adelaide animal cruelty case over a small dog found hungry and dishevelled has been delayed because the former owner is pregnant. Read more

1:48PM (AEST)

Gov launches Ravenshoe explosion review

A REVIEW into how health services responded to the Ravenshoe explosion is expected to be finished by the end of the year. Read more

1:48PM (AEST)

Beer, beds and balls 'code for NRL drugs'

GOLD Coast NRL players allegedly arranged drug deals using coded language with accused kingpin John Touma, a Gold Coast court has heard. Read more

1:44PM (AEST)

Raid arrests may hold key to teen shooter

FOUR males have been arrested in raids by more than 200 officers from NSW Police, State Crime Command Homicide Squad and Australian Federal Police. Read more

1:42PM (AEST)

Missing Melb woman's home searched

HOMICIDE detectives investigating the suspicious disappearance of Melbourne mother Penny Bailey say the state of her home is "concerning". Read more

1:32PM (AEST)

Aust warship seizes 427 kg of heroin

A BOARDING party from HMAS Melbourne has found 427 kilograms of heroin in a hidden compartment on a boat intercepted in the Indian Ocean Read more

1:31PM (AEST)

Veteran Vic cop in court on murder charge

A VICTORIAN police officer has been charged with murdering a man during a highway stop in 2013. Read more

1:29PM (AEST)

Aust ends Afghan advisory mission

AUSTRALIAN troops have officially ended their mission advising commanders of the Afghan National Army's 205 Corps. Read more

1:29PM (AEST)

New call for affordable hep C treatments

AUSTRALIA is being urged to make hep C cures affordable and expand syringe programs to address increased liver disease and deaths. Read more

1:25PM (AEST)

Perth Freight Link senate inquiry begins

THE opposition has accused the WA government of avoiding public scrutiny for failing to attend a senate inquiry into the controversial Perth Freight Link. Read more

1:20PM (AEST)

Russian entry making Syria 'more complex'

CHIEF of joint operations Vice Admiral David Johnston says the entry of Russian forces has increased the complexity of operations over Syria. Read more

1:05PM (AEST)

Time for investors to be patient

A LISTED investment fund says short-term share market returns are very volatile, but investors will still build wealth over the long term. Read more

1:05PM (AEST)

Stairs first task of Lowy's second life

WESTFIELD founder Frank Lowy has made a first public appearance since a heavy fall at the A-League grand final in May. Read more

1:04PM (AEST)

Qld cancer survivor 'ecstatic' over win

A BRISBANE cancer patent who successfully challenged corporations owning human genes says she's ecstatic about the result. Read more

12:49PM (AEST)

KFC parent sees slow recovery in China

YUM Brands, the parent of KFC and Pizza Hut, has had to cut its profit forecast because of a slow recovery in China after scares over food quality. Read more

12:49PM (AEST)

AOFM sells $900m of Treasury bonds

THE AOFM has sold $900 million of April 21, 2025, Treasury bonds. Read more

12:49PM (AEST)

WA teen indecently assaulted by driver

A TEENAGER has been indecently assaulted by a man in Western Australia after he offered to give her a lift home in his car. Read more

12:49PM (AEST)

LBT shares jump 20pc on trial results

LBT'S automated culture plate analysis technology has been successfully tested against a panel of three microbiologists. Read more

12:49PM (AEST)

Melb Museum volunteers and visitors drop

VOLUNTEER numbers at Melbourne's museums are at their lowest in five years. Read more

12:36PM (AEST)

Boy shooter was not on police radar

THE teenage boy who shot NSW Police accountant Curtis Cheng was not somebody who was being assessed as a potential threat. Read more

12:34PM (AEST)

Uber is weird, I'm a taxi person: Trad

QUEENSLAND'S transport minister says she prefers taxis over Ubers but is open to reform to allow the ridesharing service to operate in the state. Read more

12:23PM (AEST)

Vic bureaucrats fail to check activities

VICTORIA'S government can't be sure laws are being complied with because bureaucrats aren't checking activities they're responsible for. Read more

12:23PM (AEST)

Spike in heroin overdoses in Perth

ST John Ambulance says on average there have been 46 people who have overdosed on heroin each month this year in Perth. Read more

12:23PM (AEST)

Competition for Microsoft lineup

MICROSOFT is targeting professionals - the 'power' user and high end of the market - with its latest line-up of products, analysts say. Read more

12:23PM (AEST)

'Tense' final day of Hunt family's lives

AN inquest into the deaths of Geoff and Kim Hunt and their three children has heard from a disability support worker who was the last person to see them. Read more

12:14PM (AEST)

Syd boys recovering in hospital after fall

TWO young boys have survived a four-metre fall from a window in Sydney with minor injuries. Read more

12:14PM (AEST)

Courtney Barnett up for 8 ARIA Awards

THE nominees for the 2015 ARIAs have been announced and Courtney Barnett has been showered with nominations. Read more

12:14PM (AEST)

Regional Tassie wants more tourists

THE federal tourism minister will be asked to come up with a plan to attract more visitors to regional Tasmania to help the struggling economies. Read more

12:14PM (AEST)

Stocks to watch on Wednesday

STOCKS of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Wednesday Read more

12:00PM (AEST)

Qld terror suspect applies for legal aid

A MAN facing several terror-related charges in Queensland is still waiting to hear if he can access legal aid funding, a court has heard. Read more

11:58AM (AEST)

Vic desal water could relieve drought

VICTORIA'S controversial $6.1 billion desalination plant could finally be turned on to relieve the drought in regional areas. Read more

11:56AM (AEST)

Construction grows again in September

THE construction industry expanded for a second month in September, thanks to Australia's hot property market. Read more

11:54AM (AEST)

Ford seals local supply deals

CAR maker Ford Australia has sealed deals to source vehicle parts from 63 local suppliers as it switches its focus to design. Read more

11:36AM (AEST)

Telstra retail boss to leave in Dec

TELSTRA Retail group executive Gordon Ballantyne, who had been a contender for the chief executive position, will leave the company in December. Read more

11:11AM (AEST)

Teen at Qld centre cuffed after self-harm

INSPECTORS have expressed concerns about restraint methods used on troubled young people at a Townsville youth detention centre. Read more

11:04AM (AEST)

Man arrested over Brisbane shops shooting

POLICE are investigating whether two shootings in Brisbane on Tuesday are linked after a man was arrested after allegedly being caught with a shotgun. Read more

11:04AM (AEST)

ACT uni staffer charged over misconduct

AN academic staffer from the University of Canberra has been charged after inappropriate behaviour allegations from students. Read more

11:04AM (AEST)

Murder charge over missing WA man

A WA man has been charged with murdering a 29-year-old man who has been missing since the Anzac Day long weekend. Read more

11:04AM (AEST)

Police find $1 million of cannabis in Melb

TWO men have been arrested after a Melbourne police raid uncovered more than 490 cannabis plants with a street value of $1 million. Read more

11:04AM (AEST)

Latest Commodore on trial in SA

THE last Commodore to be built in Australia will be tested by Australia's motoring media in the Barossa Valley on Wednesday. Read more

11:04AM (AEST)

Suspicious fire at SA care facility

A FIRE in a Murray Bridge care facility, southeast of Adelaide, is being treated as suspicious. Read more

11:04AM (AEST)

Dozens of deaths poss from VW emissions

EXPERTS and an AP analysis of computer modelling calculate that dozens of people could have died as a result of the VW emissions. Read more

10:36AM (AEST)

Missing man safe from Vic bushfires

MISSING man found safe but bushfires continue to threaten homes in Victoria. Read more

10:36AM (AEST)

Baby hope for women with ovarian cancer

TRANSPLANTED ovarian tissue could pave the way for fertility to be restored for more women unable to have babies due to some medical treatments. Read more

10:36AM (AEST)

Vic police officer charged with shooting

A VICTORIAN police officer has been charged over the shooting of a man during a roadside stop in 2013. Read more

10:10AM (AEST)

Qld still burns but no threat to homes

MORE than 20 fires are still burning across Queensland but no homes are currently under threat. Read more

10:10AM (AEST)

Indigenous trust fund hopes to raise $100m

A NEW trust fund hopes to capitalise on federal rules that will see three per cent of contracts go to indigenous businesses. Read more

10:10AM (AEST)

Qld man claims cops edited 'assault' video

A CAIRNS man who was left with severe bruising and black eyes after being pulled over says police assaulted him then tried to hide evidence. Read more

10:10AM (AEST)

Unis buoyed by innovation calls

UNIVERSITIES say Australia risks being left behind if it doesn't invest in innovation and wants to harness political consensus to make it a reality. Read more

10:10AM (AEST)

Stevie Wonder's divorce finalised

STEVIE Wonder's divorce from his second wife, fashion designer Kai Millard Morris, has been finalised with the couple sharing custody of their two sons. Read more

10:10AM (AEST)

Morrison fires shot at Nauru challenge

FORMER immigration minister Scott Morrison says Australians would be concerned if anything put the government's asylum seeker policies at risk. Read more

10:10AM (AEST)

Cops hunt for Gold Coast backstabbers

TWO men are on the run after allegedly stabbing another man in the back on the Gold Coast. Read more

10:10AM (AEST)

Aust company warned over cartel behaviour

CONSOLIDATED Alloys NZ is under the microscope after the Commerce Commission formally warned the Australian-owned company over cartel-like behaviour. Read more

9:15AM (AEST)

Joyce won't lecture Jakarta on beef trade

AGRICULTURE Minister Barnaby Joyce is in Jakarta on a mission to win greater certainty for the live cattle trade with Indonesia. Read more

5:38AM (AEST)

Ute driver dead after collision with truck

A COLLISION near Toowoomba has left one man dead and his female passenger in hospital. Read more

5:38AM (AEST)

Newman's book to get official launch

CAMPBELL Newman's authorised biography will be officially launched. Read more

5:38AM (AEST)

Vic to lead nation on medicinal cannabis

VICTORIA wants to provide a legal supply of medicinal cannabis for severely epileptic children from 2017 but federal law changes are also needed. Read more

4:51AM (AEST)

Bodies recovered from Indon crash

THE bodies of the 10 people who were aboard a small plane that crashed in eastern Indonesia have been recovered. Read more

2:57AM (AEST)

English jockey seeks damages over NSW fall

AN English jockey now confined to a wheelchair is seeking damages from an Australian rider after falling at a NSW race course in 2009. Read more

2:57AM (AEST)

Joyce tries to calm sugar MPs TPP revolt

MPS threatening to cross the floor if sugar got a bad deal in the TPP should realise the capacity for further trade in the future, Barnaby Joyce says. Read more


9:37PM (AEST)

Hundreds flee, homes lost amid Vic fires

HUNDREDS of people have been forced to evacuate as fires rage out of control in central Victoria, destroying at least one home. Read more

9:26PM (AEST)

Human remains found in NSW bushland

HUMAN remains found near Wollongong have been taken for forensic testing. Read more

8:39PM (AEST)

Hunt for sister of teenage terrorist

AUTHORITIES are investigating whether the sister of the teenager behind a deadly terror attack in Parramatta has travelled to Iraq or Syria. Read more

8:01PM (AEST)

IS the new rebellion: minister

YOUNG Australian men are being lured to fight with terrorists with promises of guns, drugs and women, the federal government says. Read more

8:00PM (AEST)

Boys in hospital after five metre fall

TWO young boys are in hospital after falling from the window of a Sydney home through the roof of a carport and onto a washing machine. Read more

7:59PM (AEST)

Baird lays wreath at scene of shooting

THE NSW premier has described the killing of police accountant Curtis Cheng as a tragic loss of life as he laid a wreath near the spot where he was shot. Read more

7:52PM (AEST)

Teen dies after truck collides with car

A TEENAGE boy has died after a truck collided with a car in regional South Australia. Read more

7:46PM (AEST)

PNG PM bonds with Turnbull over NRL

PAPUA New Guinean leader Peter O'Neill has met Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for the first time. Read more

7:33PM (AEST)

Inquest into deaths that left town bereft

AN apparent quadruple-murder-suicide in the tiny NSW farming town of Lockhart left an entire community desperate to understand why. Read more

7:32PM (AEST)

Two freed from Sydney house crash

BOTH a driver and a passenger have been rescued after their car crashed into a Sydney home on Tuesday afternoon. Read more

7:29PM (AEST)

Qld shopping centre gunman still unknown

POLICE are investigating a shooting at a small shopping complex in the Brisbane suburb of Clayfield. Read more

7:21PM (AEST)

Guatemala mudslide toll rises to 152

HOPES are fading in Guatemala of finding more survivors following a mudslide that has killed at least 152 people and left 300 missing. Read more

7:15PM (AEST)

El Nino spurs rural debt outcry in Qld

QUEENSLAND'S government is being encouraged to help farmers restructure their debt as they weather a powerful El Nino cycle. Read more

7:13PM (AEST)

Major Sydney hospital upgrade announced

A NEW emergency department and operating theatres will be among the $900 million upgrades at Sydney's Westmead Hospital. Read more

6:47PM (AEST)

Tas escapes bushfire damage and injury

BUSHFIRES have come close to properties on the outskirts of Hobart as authorities battled tougher-than-expected conditions across the state. Read more

6:41PM (AEST)

Qld Uber bashings bring debate to a head

THE bashing of two Uber drivers in Brisbane has sparked further fiery debate about how to regulate the ride-sharing app in Queensland. Read more

6:40PM (AEST)

Victim tells of Salvation Army abuse

VICTIMS of abuse at a Salvation Army boys' home in Adelaide have told a royal commission of the suffering they endured. Read more

6:40PM (AEST)

Sydneysiders set for heat reprieve

PARTS of Sydney reached 38C over the long weekend but temperatures should drop by up to 15 degrees on Wednesday, the Bureau of Meteorology says. Read more

6:38PM (AEST)

No wrong-doing over 2014 campaign: Andrews

THE Andrews government was handed an internal report critical of staffing arrangements for its 2014 campaign but the premier insists no rules were broken. Read more

6:24PM (AEST)

No exemption in Vic same-sex adoption laws

RELIGIOUS adoption agencies won't get an exemption from law changes to allow same sex couples to adopt children in Victoria. Read more

5:27PM (AEST)

Lower Aussie dollar boosts tourism sector

THE number of foreign tourists hitting Australian shores jumped by nearly two per cent in August, aided by the weaker dollar, ABS data shows. Read more

5:03PM (AEST)

Govt MP could cross floor on trade deal

A GOVERNMENT backbencher has warned he may vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership unless the sugar sector gets a better deal. Read more

4:57PM (AEST)

IS supporters praise Parramatta attack

SUPPORTERS of the Islamic State terror group have praised the deadly shooting at Parramatta, calling for it to inspire more lone-wolf attacks. Read more

4:43PM (AEST)

HSU questions Jackson appeal

THE Health Services Union has questioned the competency of an appeal by former secretary Kathy Jackson, who has been ordered to pay it $1.4 million. Read more

4:39PM (AEST)

Veda Group opens door to US takeover

THE board of Australian data analytics firm Veda Group is backing an increased $2.5b takeover offer from US rival Equifax. Read more

4:39PM (AEST)

On track with OECD tax rules: Morrison

THE OECD has released the final recommendations of its G20 commissioned base erosion and profit shifting project. Read more

4:26PM (AEST)

Vic to lead nation on medicinal cannabis

THE Victorian government wants to provide a legal supply of medicinal cannabis for severely epileptic children from 2017, in a national first. Read more

4:22PM (AEST)

Rates tipped to stay on hold until 2016

THE RBA has left the cash rate unchanged at its October board meeting, and several leading economists expect no moves until at least 2016. Read more

4:12PM (AEST)

US food companies want more Aust sugar

THE powerful US sugar lobby is taking a cautiously optimistic view of the TPP and Australia's access to the American market. Read more

4:12PM (AEST)

Sydney survives first transport test

SYDNEY has passed the first major test of the biggest overhaul to the CBD's bus network in 30 years but commuters are being warned to plan ahead. Read more

4:11PM (AEST)

Cabinet focus on jobs, trade deal

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull has praised Trade Minister Andrew Robb for his work closing a trade deal between 12 Pacific nations. Read more

4:11PM (AEST)

Gay marriage an economic boon for Aust

AUSTRALIA'S economy could benefit by half a billion dollars a year if same-sex marriage is legalised, ANZ economists estimate. Read more

4:10PM (AEST)

Tequila plant could also make biofuel

THE agave plant, known for producing tequila, could be the next big thing in bioethanol production as its fast growing and water efficient. Read more

4:05PM (AEST)

RBA stays on hold and on message

THE RBA's anticipated decision to leave the cash rate on hold was accompanied by a statement virtually unchanged from the previous month. Read more

4:05PM (AEST)

TPP agreement boosts NZ shares

THE Trans Pacific Partnership deal and Federal Reserve delaying interest rate rises have given some confidence to NZ sharemarket investors. Read more

4:05PM (AEST)

Kiwi slips against Aussie dollar

THE kiwi has fallen against the Aussie dollar after the Reserve Bank of Australia kept its benchmark interest rate on hold. Read more

3:56PM (AEST)

Man made call about missing girl: SA court

A WITNESS says she received a phone call two weeks after Louise Bell's abduction claiming the schoolgirl needed medical help. Read more

3:55PM (AEST)

Qld mental health strategy unveiled

A PLAN to prevent, reduce and treat mental illnesses in Queensland has been unveiled. Read more

3:49PM (AEST)

Low rates good for investment: Turnbull

THE Reserve Bank has kept the cash rate at a record low of two per cent for another month. Read more

3:43PM (AEST)

Drink-driver had expired learner's permit

A 26-YEAR-OLD drink-driver has been caught with an expired learner's permit near Adelaide and will be summoned to appear in court. Read more

3:43PM (AEST)

SA driver almost collides with police car

A 58-YEAR-OLD man who has allegedly never had a licence has nearly collided with a police car near Adelaide. Read more

3:37PM (AEST)

Takeover panel faults G8's Affinity bid

THE Takeovers Panel has found links between G8 chairperson Jenny Hutson and entities which traded in the failed bid. Read more

3:35PM (AEST)

Winners, losers, sceptics in trade deal

AUSTRALIAN sectors are weighing up what they'll get out of the trade deal between 12 Pacific nations, including the United States. Read more

3:31PM (AEST)

Abuse report to come this month: Qld govt

QUEENSLAND'S government says it's yet to receive a Deloitte report into how 916 cases of child abuse failed to reach police. Read more

3:25PM (AEST)

Number of suicides rises to a record in NZ

THE number of annual suicides in New Zealand has risen to a record, with a rise in male suicides and a fall in female. Read more

3:22PM (AEST)

40% of millennials pay for news

FORTY per cent of people aged 18-34 pay for some of the news they read and another 13 per cent rely on someone else paying for it, a survey shows. Read more

3:19PM (AEST)

Marcos son to run for VP's post

THE senator son of Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos says he plans to run for the vice-president's post in next year's elections. Read more

3:19PM (AEST)

'I could have done worse': accused killer

CCTV footage shows the man accused of killing NSW real estate agent Vissa Esan entering the business before an argument breaks out, a court has heard. Read more

3:18PM (AEST)

Perth mayor 'remorseful' over misconduct

PERTH Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi accepts her misconduct finding by the WA corruption watchdog but also says there was no system available to support her. Read more

3:14PM (AEST)

Man jailed for defrauding elderly widow

A MAN who swindled an elderly pensioner out of tens of thousands of dollars in a rubbish removal scam has been jailed for at least 15 months. Read more

2:45PM (AEST)

Territorial magpies swooping in WA

AN increase in magpie swooping reports has prompted the Department of Parks and Wildlife to issue a warning for West Australians. Read more

2:45PM (AEST)

$A rises as RBA leaves rates on hold

THE RBA's decision to leave the cash rate unchanged at a record low has pushed the Australian dollar above 71 US cents. Read more

2:45PM (AEST)

RBA rates announcement - full text

THE full text of the RBA's announcement confirming the cash rate would stay at 2.0 per cent, as widely expected. Read more

2:43PM (AEST)

Bushfire burning in SA

FIRE authorities have defended a decision to go ahead with a controlled burn that sparked a bushfire burning freely on South Australia's Eyre Peninsula. Read more

2:29PM (AEST)

Vic Animal shelter under bushfire threat

A VICTORIAN shelter housing more than 250 rescued farm animal is under threat from an out of control bushfire in regional Victoria. Read more

2:29PM (AEST)

Vic emergency patients wait for treatment

VICTORIA'S Health and Human Services Department annual report reveals elective surgery waiting lists have increased. Read more

2:29PM (AEST)

The 18 insiders' wines that showcase Oz

WHEN leading wine experts came to taste the best drops Australia has to offer, the menu was an insider's list of 18 awesome labels with not a Grange in sight. Read more

2:24PM (AEST)

Townsville fire jumps containment line

FIRE crews are continuing to battle a bushfire at Townsville which has been burning since Sunday and has jumped containment lines. Read more

2:08PM (AEST)

Melbourne Zoo turns 153

AS Melbourne Zoo turns 153 years old, staff are celebrating its proudest moments of 2015, including the birth of its youngest mammal, Juju the baboon. Read more

2:07PM (AEST)

Former SA Lib talks about bipolar battle

FORMER SA Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher, who resigned after being acquitted of stealing groceries in 2011, says mental illness wasn't an excuse. Read more

2:03PM (AEST)

WA police examine $700,000 school fire

WA police are seeking information about a school fire and have released footage of a man who might be able to help. Read more

2:03PM (AEST)

WA man questioned over suspected homicide

A WA man is being questioned over the suspected homicide of a 29-year-old man who has not been seen since the Anzac Day long weekend. Read more

2:03PM (AEST)

Sub firm names bid Project Endeavour

GERMAN submarine builder TKMS is calling its bid to build Australia's news submarines Project Endeavour after the ship sailed by Captain Cook. Read more

2:03PM (AEST)

Vic man on mend after bushwalk drama

AN elderly man lost for two nights in Victorian bushland is recovering well and set to be released from hospital. Read more

2:03PM (AEST)

Test driver steals ute in Melbourne

A MAN who took a ute for a test drive from a Melbourne car dealership last month has not returned. Read more

2:03PM (AEST)

TPP to boost SA businesses, jobs: SA govt

THE South Australian government says the newly finalised Trans-Pacific Partnership will create more businesses opportunities and jobs for the state. Read more

1:43PM (AEST)

Instagram a snapshot of success after 5yrs

AS photo-sharing site Instagram celebrates its fifth birthday, it has 400 million users, 40 billion photos shared, and 80 million uploads a day. Read more

1:42PM (AEST)

Alleged drink-driver charged over NT death

A NORTHERN Territory man has been arrested after he allegedly drove drunk and crashed his car, killing his passenger. Read more

1:09PM (AEST)

Man missing on property in southern NSW

A SEARCH is underway for a 60-year-old man who was last seen at his NSW property on Monday. Read more

1:01PM (AEST)

Strong winds cause blackouts in Vic

THOUSANDS of homes in regional Victoria and Melbourne's outer suburbs are experiencing power outages as winds whip the state. Read more

1:01PM (AEST)

Turnbull wants Muslim leaders to speak up

MALCOLM Turnbull says Muslim community leaders need to keep repeating that violent extremism isn't part of Islam. Read more

12:48PM (AEST)

Darwin woman assaulted on walk home

A WOMAN has been sexually assaulted as she walked home in Darwin. Read more

12:48PM (AEST)

Tunnel sprinkler causes Sydney road havoc

A SPRINKLER has been set off in Sydney's Airport Tunnel after a truck became stuck, which is causing havoc for commuters. Read more

12:27PM (AEST)

VW tells MPs 8million cars in Europe hit

CARMAKER Volkswagen has told German MPs that eight million of its diesel cars in Europe had the emissions-testing 'defeat devices'. Read more

12:24PM (AEST)

Missing swimmer's body found in Murray

EMERGENCY services have found the body of a man who disappeared while swimming in the Murray River in South Australia. Read more

12:19PM (AEST)

China deal report 'not worth its paper'

THE government has dismissed the findings of a report into the China free trade deal saying it's not worth the paper it's written on. Read more

12:17PM (AEST)

Stocks to watch on Tuesday

STOCKS of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange on Tuesday Read more

12:16PM (AEST)

Man badly burned in Qld house fire

A 67-YEAR-OLD man has been taken to a Brisbane hospital with serious burns after his house caught fire. Read more

12:11PM (AEST)

Semi-trailer goes up in flames on NSW road

FIREFIGHTERS have extinguished a fire that engulfed a semi-trailer carrying a load of polystyrene in north-west Sydney. Read more

12:11PM (AEST)

Strong winds batter Victoria

A COOL change is beginning to sweep across Victoria with a severe weather warning issued for damaging winds across most of the state. Read more

12:05PM (AEST)

Man dead, 3 children injured in Qld crash

A MAN has died and three children were hospitalised after their car rolled over on the highway near Toowoomba. Read more

12:03PM (AEST)

Data hack at seven Trump hotels confirmed

HACKERS breached security at seven Trump hotels in the US and Canada for more than a year, and stole customer credit card numbers, the chain says. Read more

11:54AM (AEST)

PM flags move to more flexible workplaces

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull says the reason Sunday penalty rates are different to Saturday is because of history, flagging eventual workplace reforms. Read more

11:49AM (AEST)

Trade balance in deficit in August

THE Australian Bureau of Statistics has released international trade figures for August. Read more

11:49AM (AEST)

Concern over SA pokies proposal

INDEPENDENT South Australian Senator Nick Xenophon is pushing back against an application for 40 pokie machines by the state's jockey club. Read more

11:10AM (AEST)

US tech giant bids $428m for UXC

AUSTRALIAN-LISTED tech services provider UXC intends to support a $428m takeover offer from global giant CSC. Read more

11:08AM (AEST)

Techies input at ancient Indian festival

TECHNOLOGY innovators have launched a digital information platform at an ancient Hindu riverside festival. Read more

11:04AM (AEST)

Twitter endorses Jack Dorsey as CEO

CO-FOUNDER Jack Dorsey has been named as Twitter's new CEO, with the company hoping the move will reverse financial losses. Read more

10:50AM (AEST)

Takeovers Panel frowns on share deals

SHARE trades between companies associated with former G8 Education chair Jenny Hutson and Affinity Education have been slammed by the Takeovers Panel. Read more

10:50AM (AEST)

NT teen charged with robbery, assault

A TEENAGE boy has allegedly assaulted and robbed a staff member in an Alice Springs shopping centre. Read more

10:50AM (AEST)

NT teen charged with robbery, assault

A TEENAGE boy has allegedly assaulted and robbed a staff member in an Alice Springs shopping centre. Read more

10:43AM (AEST)

Vic scientists discover new mammal

VICTORIAN scientists have discovered a new mammal in a remote corner of Indonesia. Read more

10:43AM (AEST)

Most don't seek stress help: survey

YOUNG Australian adults are less likely to do activities which would improve their mental health and wellbeing, a survey has found. Read more

10:43AM (AEST)

Trans-Pacific trade deal good for Tas: gov

THE Tasmanian government has welcomed news of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, labelling the deal a game-changer for state growth. Read more

10:36AM (AEST)

Aust on high fire alert as temps soar

AUSTRALIA'S eastern seaboard is on fire alert as unseasonably hot conditions elevate the danger in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW, the ACT and Queensland. Read more

10:29AM (AEST)

Dutton plays down timing of Nauru decision

IMMIGRATION Minister Peter Dutton insists a decision of the Nauru government to open up its detention centre is not linked to a High Court case. Read more

10:17AM (AEST)

Treasury Wine outlines fresh cost cuts

THE winemaker behind Penfolds, Treasury Wine Estates, will cut costs from its supply chain by divesting infrastructure and consolidating vineyards. Read more

10:07AM (AEST)

NT man accused of killing sister

A MAN has been charged with killing his sister in Northern Territory after hitting her with a wooden implement. Read more

10:00AM (AEST)

Auckland house prices rise to record

A REAL estate firm says Auckland house prices may have surged because of buyers getting in ahead of new regulations to cool the market. Read more

9:59AM (AEST)

Turnbull declined Washington gig

PRIME Minister Malcolm Turnbull says being Australia's man in Washington wasn't "his cup of tea". Read more

Cruel cut

Andrew Weidemann, Rupanyup

SCORCHING temperatures and hot winds have devastated crops just weeks out from harvest.

Saints in heaven

Goulburn Valley FL, Grand Final, Benalla V Kyabram

BENALLA ended a four-decade premiership drought by defeating Kyabram in the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final.

Early bud burst again

Glenmaggie Wines

DRY conditions and warm weather have led to another early bud burst in parts of Victoria.

Cut-price loader ticks boxes

Cut-price loader ticks boxes

THE Korean-made Branson range has expanded in Australia with the release of the F42R 40hp compact tractor.

Place of shed experiences

Boort Mens' Shed

A DOG-EARED copy of The Weekly Times sits on the table in the middle of the Boort men’s shed.

Cruel cut

Andrew Weidemann, Rupanyup

SCORCHING temperatures and hot winds have devastated crops just weeks out from harvest.