Last Updated: March 06, 2015

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9:46PM (AEST)

Dame Marie a Mardi Gras chief

MARRIAGE equality and anti-homophobia messages are expected to be the dominant theme at this year's gay and lesbian Mardi Gras parade on Saturday night. Read more

9:45PM (AEST)

Nobody trapped in Sydney rubble

FIREFIGHTERS have confirmed no one has been hurt or trapped under four storeys of scaffolding that collapsed in Sydney's south. Read more

9:20PM (AEST)

Miners fall out of share market's top 200

A QUARTERLY update of the S&P/ASX200 index has resulted in six miners falling out of the list, as commodity price falls cut their value. Read more

9:20PM (AEST)

Hockey urges use of cheap money

BUSINESS and industry should make the most of low interest rates to drive the economy and create jobs, says Treasurer Joe Hockey. Read more

8:29PM (AEST)

Bali Nine pair could be in limbo for weeks

JAKARTA will not confirm whether Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will face the firing squad this month, leaving them in limbo on the penal island. Read more

7:16PM (AEST)

Hydroponic cannabis house raided in Vic

POLICE have raided a home in Victoria, uncovering an elaborate seven-room hydroponic cannabis setup. Read more

6:47PM (AEST)

NSW commits to domestic violence register

A CIVIL liberties group says the proposed NSW domestic violence offender register must be restricted to convicted culprits who are likely to reoffend. Read more

6:27PM (AEST)

Banana growers told to plan for the worst

BANANA growers are desperately working to contain a potentially destructive banana plant disease found at a north Queensland farm. Read more

6:10PM (AEST)

Qld deaths deemed murder-suicide: police

QLD detectives say it could be months before experts can establish how a seven-year-old boy was killed during a murder-suicide by his grandfather. Read more

6:04PM (AEST)

Ex-Mr New Zealand jailed for sex abuse

VICTIMS have told of their lifetime of torment after being sexually abused by Garry Jones, a former Mr New Zealand and Rotorua gym owner. Read more

6:04PM (AEST)

Fatal Sydney basher sent texts to victim

A MAN accused of murdering his best friend sent messages to his alleged victim's phone before he died in hospital. Read more

6:02PM (AEST)

Mourners choose yellow to farewell Marilyn

MOURNERS clad in a yellow have packed out a North Mackay church to farewell a teenage girl who went missing more than four decades ago. Read more

5:37PM (AEST)

Team investigating cause of Tas bushfire

INVESTIGATORS are working in a northern Tasmanian forest to find what started a bushfire that authorities expect to spend several more days battling. Read more

5:32PM (AEST)

Working out saved Madonna from injury

MADONNA says the fact that she's in good shape at the age of 56 saved her from serious injury when she fell at the Brit Awards. Read more

4:43PM (AEST)

Building activity shrinks despite rate cut

CONSTRUCTION activity weakened again in February, as detached housing and resource industry engineering projects had less demand. Read more

4:31PM (AEST)

Excess data complaints on the rise: ACCC

THE ACCC says consumer complaints about excess data usage charges rose in 2013-14 but total complaints to the telco ombudsman fell. Read more

4:27PM (AEST)

Inquiry sought on corporate corruption

LABOR has proposed a new inquiry into corporate corruption, which Treasurer Joe Hockey has described as a 'cancer'. Read more

4:21PM (AEST)

Death-row Nigerian pens goodbye letter

A NIGERIAN in the death-row cell next to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran has penned a farewell letter to his Indonesian lover. Read more

4:15PM (AEST)

Kiwi heads for 0.9% weekly decline

THE kiwi dollar has fallen ahead of US data expected to show the world's biggest economy added jobs in February and a pick-up in wages. Read more

4:05PM (AEST)

Foley's northern NSW cash splash

STATE Opposition Leader Luke Foley has wrapped up his two-day northern NSW tour with some big ticket funding promises. Read more

3:27PM (AEST)

Missing Qld man likely lost in bush

POLICE say a man who's been missing for more than two weeks on the Gold Coast probably got lost in dense bushland. Read more

3:10PM (AEST)

The week in numbers to March 6

A SUMMARY of the big, really big and not so big numbers of the past week. Read more

3:10PM (AEST)

Guards assaulted, Vic prison locked down

TWO prison guards have been assaulted in a maximum security prison in Melbourne. Read more

1:18PM (AEST)

Accused NSW wife killer pleads not guilty

A MAN who allegedly murdered his young wife about 20 years ago on the NSW south coast will go to trial after pleading not guilty. Read more

1:11PM (AEST)

Child approached near NSW Tyrrell search

A NINE-YEAR-OLD boy was reportedly approached by a man on the NSW mid-north coast close to where police searched for missing William Tyrrell. Read more

12:35PM (AEST)

NSW cop on assault charges in Hobart

A SYDNEY police officer is facing a Hobart court on charges of drink driving, evading police and assault. Read more

12:28PM (AEST)

Fisherman's body found in SA waters

POLICE have found the body of a fisherman who went missing off South Australia's Granite Island. Read more

12:27PM (AEST)

Russell Crowe leads way on Gogglebox

NETWORK Ten series Gogglebox is slowly winning fans over although it's still a long way behind the nation's most popular show, My Kitchen Rules. Read more

12:19PM (AEST)

Good old Catholic upbringing: Luke Foley

OPPOSITION Leader Luke Foley says his mother instilled in him his love of the Labor Party and Catholic beliefs. Read more

11:48AM (AEST)

Baird backs tougher donation laws

PREMIER Mike Baird has given his "in principle" support to overhauling NSW's political donor laws amid the ongoing ICAC donation scandal. Read more

11:44AM (AEST)

Another NSW gas licence cancelled

A COAL seam gas exploration licence that covered metropolitan Sydney has been cancelled, Premier Mike Baird says. Read more

11:35AM (AEST)

The fight to save Chan and Sukumaran

FOREIGN Minister Julie Bishop has written again to Indonesia seeking a "pause" to consider options for saving Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Read more

10:59AM (AEST)

Killing cancer from the inside

PHYLOGICA is developing a means of penetrating cells so that drugs can be delivered inside those cells. Read more

10:57AM (AEST)

Ringling circus to retire elephant acts

THE Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus will stop elephant acts by 2018 after years of campaigning by animals rights groups. Read more

10:51AM (AEST)

Seinfeld actor Daniel von Bargen dies

CHARACTER actor Daniel von Bargen, best known for his roles on Seinfeld and Malcolm in the Middle, has died at 64. Read more

10:46AM (AEST)

NSW parliament as it stands

NSW parliament as it stands leading into the March 28 election. Read more

10:46AM (AEST)

Ranging weather hits Tasmania

THE Bureau of Meteorology has issued multiple weather warnings for Tasmania which is experiencing high winds, bushfires, snow and possible flooding. Read more

10:46AM (AEST)

NSW election: upper house in focus

A LOOK at NSW's upper house and how it might change after the March 28 election. Read more

10:46AM (AEST)

NSW election in numbers

MORE than 5.15 million people will vote in 93 electorates at the NSW state election on March 28. Read more

10:44AM (AEST)

Pedestrian hit in Sydney CBD peak hour

A PEDESTRIAN, believed to be a man, has been left in a critical condition after an accident involving two cars in Sydney's CBD during peak hour. Read more

10:39AM (AEST)

Seats to watch at the NSW election

SEATS to watch at the March 28 NSW election. Read more

10:39AM (AEST)

NSW election: candidates to watch

CANDIDATES to watch at the March 28 NSW election. Read more

10:39AM (AEST)

NSW election: minor parties

THE Christian Democrats, the Shooters and Fishers Party and the Greens are all trying to gain an extra seat in the NSW Upper House in 2015. Read more

10:39AM (AEST)

What Foley, Baird need to do to win

THREE things Premier Mike Baird and Opposition Leader Luke Foley need to do to win the March 28 election. Read more

10:38AM (AEST)

Baird prepares for 'tough' NSW election

MIKE Baird says he's still coming to grips with the Lindt cafe siege as the NSW premier prepares for a state election campaign. Read more

10:38AM (AEST)

Key political events since 2011 election

SOME major events in NSW politics since the 2011 election. Read more

10:38AM (AEST)

Issues that could decide NSW election

THE big issues that could decide the March 28 NSW election. Read more

10:38AM (AEST)

Parties registered for the NSW election

REGISTERED parties for the NSW election. Read more

10:30AM (AEST)

Tasmanian devil's US death a mystery

AN investigation has discovered a US zoo made errors before and after the mysterious death of a Tasmanian Devil. Read more

10:26AM (AEST)

Bob Carr proposes Bali Nine exchange plan

FORMER foreign minister Bob Carr says Australia should present an anti-drug policing package to Indonesia in exchange for Bali Nine drug smugglers. Read more

10:04AM (AEST)

Lower oil prices will stay a while: CEOs

OIL CEOs forecast that oil prices will remain low for a while, with geopolitical tension in producing nations and relatively weak economic growth. Read more

9:48AM (AEST)

NZ Greens complain over government spying

THE Greens want New Zealand's Inspector General of Intelligence and Security to check the legality of alleged mass surveillance of Pacific nations. Read more

9:42AM (AEST)

Cyclist hit by concrete truck in Vic

A CYCLIST is in a critical condition with head injuries after being hit by a concrete truck in Victoria. Read more

9:16AM (AEST)

Gallery to return seated Buddha to India

THE National Gallery of Australia has appointed a former High Court judge to examine the provenance of 54 items in its Asian art collection. Read more

9:10AM (AEST)

Sawn off rifles found in Vic man's car

WEAPONS including sawn off rifles have been found in a man's car in Melbourne. Read more

9:08AM (AEST)

Vic tradies tackle thief, save nurse

A TRIO of tradies has saved a woman who was being dragged by a man down a Melbourne street, attempting to snatch her bag. Read more

8:31AM (AEST)

Vic family has lucky escape from fire

A MELBOURNE family of three has had a lucky escape, with a smoke alarm alerting them to an early morning fire which gutted their home. Read more

8:19AM (AEST)

UK PM honours Aussie war heroes

BRITISH PM David Cameron says 52 Australian soldiers awarded the Victoria Cross in World War I now have a home in England "for generations to come". Read more

8:17AM (AEST)

Car sought after drive-by shooting in Qld

POLICE are hunting for a car used in an apparent drive-by shooting that damaged a unit on the Sunshine Coast. Read more

7:46AM (AEST)

Plane skids off NY airport runway in snow

TWENTY-FOUR people have been injured, none critically, as a plane skidded off a runway at La Guardia airport in New York during a snow storm. Read more

7:20AM (AEST)

New Jersey officially announces $225M Exxo

EXXON Mobil will pay $US225m in an environmental settlement for polluting New Jersey refinery sites. NJ says it's the biggest such settlement in history. Read more

7:20AM (AEST)

Aust to complain to Indon ambassador

AUSTRALIA will complain to Indonesia's ambassador about photos taken of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran while they were being transferred. Read more

6:38AM (AEST)

Indonesian leader to visit White House

INDONESIAN President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is expected to visit the White House in early June to forge closer ties with the US, his chief of staff says. Read more

2:23AM (AEST)

Sebastian pumped over Eurovision spot

IT beats the RSL - that's what former Australian Idol winner Guy Sebastian had to say after being selected to represent Australia at Eurovision. Read more

2:23AM (AEST)

UK fugitive killer deported from Australia

A BRITISH man who went on the run for 15 years after being convicted of killing his aunt is back behind bars in the UK after being deported from Australia. Read more


11:32PM (AEST)

Chan, Sukumaran housed in new cells

A HUMAN rights activist visiting another prisoner on Nusakambangan says Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are housed in cells next to each other. Read more

7:48PM (AEST)

Ex-Knox head told to report allegations

IAN Paterson has admitted to a series failures during his time as headmaster of Sydney's Knox Grammar school over 30 years. Read more

7:18PM (AEST)

NSW mum told son to fight accused murderer

THE mother of a man bashed to death by his best friend has told a Sydney court her son should have hit him back. Read more

7:18PM (AEST)

Qld Labor under fire for assets promise

QUEENSLAND'S Labor government says it no longer opposes all public asset sales, just assets that bring in revenue for the state. Read more

7:18PM (AEST)

High winds set to hamper bushfire efforts

FIRE crews in northern Tasmania are bracing for wind gusts of up to 100km/h as they continue to fight a raging bushfire. Read more

6:57PM (AEST)

Farmers in shock over banana disease scare

AUTHORITIES will meet with banana growers in Queensland's far north to discuss how they can help prevent the spread of a destructive disease. Read more

6:53PM (AEST)

I saw Paterson grope girl, ex-student says

A FORMER Knox Grammar boy was horrified to hear the teacher who ruined his life had been reported to the headmaster for abuse 15 years earlier. Read more

6:35PM (AEST)

Shipbuilders to bid for new patrol boats

THE government has invited shipbuilders to tender to build up to 21 new Pacific Patrol Boats in a project worth almost $600 million. Read more

6:34PM (AEST)

Nepal flights grounded for 2nd day

NEPAL'S international airport remains closed to all flights for a second day after a Turkish Airlines plane ran off the runway. Read more

6:11PM (AEST)

Japan orders Uber to stop pilot program

JAPANESE authorities have ordered ride-sharing service Uber to stop a pilot program in Fukuoka saying it breaches the nation's laws. Read more

6:09PM (AEST)

Uber heads in new mapping direction

CONTROVERSIAL ride-sharing service Uber is acquiring digital mapping specialist deCarta in a deal but doesn't give details. Read more

6:08PM (AEST)

Low rates having delayed impact, RBA says

RECORD low interest rates, a weaker dollar and the housing boom are all helping Australia's economy, the RBA says. Read more

6:08PM (AEST)

$US415M tech worker settlement OK'd

A US judge has tentatively approved a $US415 million class action settlement for Silicon Valley tech workers of companies like Apple and Google. Read more

6:03PM (AEST)

Federal funding for Cadbury melts

THE operators of Hobart's Cadbury chocolate factory have been forced to back out of a $16 million co-investment deal with the federal government. Read more

5:59PM (AEST)

Investors welcome Fortescue's debt moves

FORTESCUE'S debt profile is back in the spotlight as it refinances $US2.5bn of debt and pushes back maturity dates. Read more

5:11PM (AEST)

Drink bottle drug syndicate loses its fizz

SIX men are in custody after nearly 500kg of drugs were smuggled into Sydney hidden in lemonade bottles and fresh flowers. Read more

4:53PM (AEST)

Monetary stimulus has lost its sting

RBA deputy governor Philip Lowe says the economy isn't responding normally to monetary stimulus, which is why it got another dose of it and may get more. Read more

4:53PM (AEST)

NZ locals want to buy Dambuster medals

MOVES are afoot by a consortium of locals to keep Dambuster survivor Les Munro's medals and logbooks in NZ after he wanted to sell them in London. Read more

4:40PM (AEST)

Living longer but forget early retirement

THE next 40 years will see Australians living longer, but probably having an extended working life rather than enjoying extra leisure time. Read more

4:08PM (AEST)

NZ's spying 100 per cent legal: Key

PRIME Minister John Key says New Zealand's intelligence gathering is legal and he's happy to talk to Pacific Island leaders if they have any concerns. Read more

3:53PM (AEST)

Live longer, work longer: report

TREASURER Joe Hockey's intergenerational report says while Australians will live longer, they will probably have to give up the idea of retiring at 65. Read more

3:48PM (AEST)

Solar shares fall as crude oil price dives

GLOBAL solar investments did even worse than Australia's energy and mining stocks during the past year as commodity prices dived. Read more

3:48PM (AEST)

White paper on north due in mid-2015

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott says the government's white paper on northern Australia will be released by mid-year. Read more

3:40PM (AEST)

Green groups slam report as inadequate

THE government has little to say about climate change in its intergenerational report and provides little detail, angry green groups say. Read more

3:40PM (AEST)

SA crews search waters for man

POLICE say a man has gone missing in waters off Granite Island, south of Adelaide. Read more

3:17PM (AEST)

Elderly pedestrian killed by truck in Melb

AN elderly woman has been hit and killed by a truck in Melbourne. Read more

3:05PM (AEST)

Almost 200 refugees arrested on Nauru

ALMOST 200 refugees out of the 500 released into the community on Nauru have been arrested and locked up following protests. Read more

3:00PM (AEST)

Cheap petrol fuels January spending spree

RETAIL spending is off to a strong start in 2015, as cheap petrol, low interest rates and rising home prices encourage people to splash their cash. Read more

2:10PM (AEST)

New app to combat family violence

AUSTRALIAN of the Year Rosie Batty has launched a new app to help women access family violence and other support services. Read more

2:02PM (AEST)

Iron ore exports up 28% on a year ago

IRON ore exports from Australia's biggest bulk commodities port, Port Hedland, are 28 per cent higher compared to a year ago. Read more

1:44PM (AEST)

Intergenerational report's key findings

THE government's intergenerational report has been handed down in Canberra. Read more

1:31PM (AEST)

Govt overreached, still needs cuts: Hockey

THE 2014/15 federal budget tried to do too much but Treasurer Joe Hockey insists its settings were sound. Read more

1:28PM (AEST)

Best years and pressure ahead: Hockey

THE latest Intergenerational Report finds an ageing population will put pressure on the economy and budget but solutions are available. Read more

1:21PM (AEST)

Former Vic cop dodges jail stint

A FORMER Victorian police officer has avoided a stint behind bars after pleading guilty to assault and making a false statement. Read more

1:20PM (AEST)

Severed penis presented to police

AN unidentified object, which could be a severed human penis is being forensically examined by experts on the NSW Central Coast. Read more

1:20PM (AEST)

Small 4WDs, sports cars dominate show

HERE'S a quick glance at some key features of the Geneva International Motor Show, expected to be dominated by small 4WDs and luxury sports cars. Read more

1:20PM (AEST)

Stop the childish games: scientists

THE Abbott government has linked $150 million of science research cash to its controversial plan to deregulate universities. Read more

1:20PM (AEST)

Charges laid after teen dragged behind car

A TEENAGER has been charged with three serious offences after he allegedly drove a car that dragged a young woman along a Sydney road last year. Read more

1:20PM (AEST)

WA man allegedly punched kid in wheelchair

A 33-YEAR-OLD man is scheduled to appear in a Perth court accused of punching a wheelchair-bound teenager in the face. Read more

12:56PM (AEST)

Need to break reform gridlock: business

BUSINESS groups are urging critics of the government's reform measures to come up with their own, in the wake of the intergenerational report release. Read more

12:56PM (AEST)

Report finds climate change benefits

THE Intergenerational Report says climate change could be beneficial for the economy, but the government remains set on meeting carbon emission targets. Read more

12:42PM (AEST)

Nurofen claims misleading: ACCC

THE Australian consumer watchdog is taking the company that markets Nurofen to court for allegedly making misleading claims about the pain-killing product. Read more

12:38PM (AEST)

Australia's glass ceiling still strong

WOMEN occupy just 22 per cent of senior business roles in Australia - just the same as 10 years ago. Read more

12:38PM (AEST)

Lib MP happy to store nuclear waste

LIBERAL backbencher Rowan Ramsey says Australians should get comfortable with the idea of storing nuclear waste. Read more

12:29PM (AEST)

Stocks to watch at noon on Thursday

STOCKS of interest on the Australian Securities Exchange at noon on Thursday Read more

12:27PM (AEST)

US drama Forever gets off to poor start

MY Kitchen Rules was the only show to top a million viewers while imported drama series Forever was forgettable. Read more

12:22PM (AEST)

Worksafe investigating Vic trench death

WORKSAFE is investigating a trench collapse that killed a 19-year-old man in Melbourne. Read more

12:18PM (AEST)

Baird to bolster NSW police force

THE NSW coalition will train 250 specialist police to battle the state's most serious crimes if it is re-elected. Read more

12:12PM (AEST)

Adelaide man may have spread measles

SOUTH Australian health authorities have warned that a man who contracted measles in the Philippines may have spread the disease. Read more

12:03PM (AEST)

Heart disease linked to teenage stress

A NEW medical study has found a link between how a person deals with stress and heart disease. Read more

12:03PM (AEST)

Goddess statue returned to China

AUTHORITIES have returned an illegally exported statue to China after it was seized upon entry into Australia Read more

11:59AM (AEST)

No executions this week: Indon president

INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo says there will be no executions this week, but that there will be no reprieve for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Read more

11:49AM (AEST)

Syd Airport trims oOh!Media ad deal

SYDNEY Airport has decided not to renew oOh!Media's advertising rights within the T2 domestic terminal. Read more

11:41AM (AEST)

Trade balance in deficit in Jan

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

11:41AM (AEST)

Measles alert issued for Cairns

A MEASLES alert has been issued for Cairns in far north Queensland after a person with the infectious virus visited a hospital and a shopping centre. Read more

11:41AM (AEST)

Foley links Qld, NSW elections

OPPOSITION Leader Luke Foley is campaigning on the NSW far north coast where Labor hopes to pick up seats from The Nationals. Read more

11:34AM (AEST)

Little Italy plan for Melbourne CBD

ELIZABETH Street could be turned into a Venetian style canal through a new vision from the brainchild of Melbourne's iconic laneways. Read more

11:22AM (AEST)

Terrorists' kids to be caught at border

THE government is beefing up its biometric collection powers - and it's got potentially radicalised children on its watchlist. Read more

11:22AM (AEST)

Our monarchy being modernised

DESCENDANTS of King George II who married without their monarch's consent need worry no more - their marriages are OK. Read more

11:18AM (AEST)

Perth man had explosives in home: police

WA Police have raided a West Perth home and say they found a 40-year-old resident with explosives, a detonator and fuse, and sticks of power gel. Read more

11:16AM (AEST)

Police raid meth lab in Perth unit

A MAN and a woman in their 40s have been charged after WA Police raided units at Westminster and allegedly found a meth lab and drugs. Read more

11:09AM (AEST)

Long-distance drug deal interrupted in Vic

POLICE have interrupted a drug deal in rural Victoria, where the alleged seller and buyer were 120km apart. Read more

11:09AM (AEST)

Trade would increase hiring, US execs say

THE US top executives say expanded international trade deals would improve business confidence and encourage more company hirings. Read more

11:09AM (AEST)

No charges against Knox teacher

THE child abuse royal commission says it was in error when it named a teacher who allegedly had a two year affair with a Knox Grammar boy. Read more

10:57AM (AEST)

Mediterranean diet 'cuts heart risk'

SCIENTISTS have found that people who closely adhered to a Mediterranean diet were less likely to develop heart disease than those who did not. Read more

10:52AM (AEST)

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10:42AM (AEST)

US Senate fails to override pipeline veto

THE Republican-controlled Senate has failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill approving the Keystone oil pipeline from Canada. Read more

10:42AM (AEST)

Toyota promotes US execs,

CAR giant Toyota has announced major management changes, giving greater voice to company executives from North America. Read more

10:42AM (AEST)

NZ dollar hits new record against euro

AHEAD of a meeting of the European Central Bank where plans for stimulus are to be announced the NZ dollar hits a record high against the euro. Read more

10:25AM (AEST)

Asset sales, economy concern NSW voters

NSW voters are most concerned about the economy and asset sales, a state election survey shows. Read more

9:50AM (AEST)

INXS star, cricket great release song

INXS drummer Jon Farriss and former West Indian cricketer Viv Richards have teamed up to release a song. Read more

9:47AM (AEST)

Family wants 'book thrown' at 2Day FM

A SPOKESMAN for the family of a UK nurse who took her own life after the infamous 2Day FM royal hoax wants authorities to "throw the book" at the station. Read more

9:35AM (AEST)

Netflix confident on Aust, NZ expansion

A NETFLIX executive says a key part of the company's global success has been creating its own TV series, such as House of Cards. Read more

9:27AM (AEST)

Oxygen may spur tumour-fighting cells

BREATHING in extra oxygen may remove the brake pedal that cancer can put on tumour-fighting immune cells, researchers say. Read more

8:45AM (AEST)

Qld boy may have been suffocated: police

A DARLING Downs home where three family members were found dead remains a crime scene three days after a suspected murder-suicide. Read more

8:27AM (AEST)

Copper closes up 0.3 per cent

BASE metals close mixed on the LME with copper lifting 0.3 per cent and nickel rebounding after reports of operations in China closing. Read more

8:27AM (AEST)

Woman hit with sledgehammer in SA

A WOMAN has been hit in the head with a sledgehammer during a robbery in Adelaide. Read more

8:25AM (AEST)

Gold falls on stronger $US and data

GOLD futures prices are 0.3 per cent lower on $US strength and after data shows that US private sector employers added 212,000 jobs in February. Read more

7:11AM (AEST)

Ukip wants Aussie-style immigration

NIGEL Farage wants Britain to follow Australia's lead and introduce a points-based visa system to reduce the number of unskilled workers entering the UK. Read more

Clearer labels on the table

SPC Sliced Peaches

SMALL business told to embrace a clearer country-of-origin labelling to end “misleading” claims of rivals.

New Disco dances to the top

New Disco dances to the top

THE Claas Disco 9200 front-and-rear mower combination has been named Machine of the Year.

Hayley and Nam’s new plan

Country Living: Highland Heritage

BEING born on a sinking boat as the child of refugee parents is an experience that tends to shape your world view.

Livestock Doc: Not a scrap of trouble

FARM - PIGS at Corop with Katy Brown

THE dangers of swill feeding and why is it illegal in Australia.