Last Updated: September 05, 2015

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3:35PM (AEST)

Bill strips veterans of appeal rights

A LAWYER says a bill to go before the Senate on Monday strips injured vulnerable veterans of their right to appeal against decisions denying compensation. Read more

3:01PM (AEST)

Union eyes footy finals for train strike

FOOTY finals could be caught up in the tangled web of industrial action against public transport providers if a deal can't be reached. Read more

2:50PM (AEST)

Qld premier 'concerned' by brutality claim

QUEENSLAND Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says reports a man was assaulted by police are concerning if true and has signalled a possible investigation. Read more

2:36PM (AEST)

Melbourne skyline cut down to size

WITHOUT smart development, the Melbourne CBD is at risk of darkened streets, wind tunnels and less open space, says Planning Minister Richard Wynne. Read more

2:28PM (AEST)

Man dies in Vic car crash

A DRIVER has died and his passenger has been seriously injured after their car struck a tree near Winchelsea in Victoria. Read more

2:22PM (AEST)

Govt set to give go ahead to bomb Syria

THE government is set to approve RAAF bombing of Islamic State in Syria but it isn't yet bowing to demands to bring in more refugees. Read more

2:21PM (AEST)

Tas cops won't investigate Mantach claims

TASMANIAN police will not follow up claims that credit card repayments made by former Liberal Party director Damien Mantach were covered up. Read more

2:14PM (AEST)

Tasmania setting fine example: Abbott

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has championed Tasmania's economic growth during a keynote address to the state's Liberal Party conference. Read more

2:02PM (AEST)

Bolivia 'cocaine smuggler' pilot busted

A BOLIVIAN minister says an air force captain has been arrested after trying to take off with 362 kilograms of cocaine in his plane. Read more

1:58PM (AEST)

Evacuation order ends for Japan nuke town

THE Japanese government has officially lifted the 2011 evacuation order for the town of Naraha near the Fukushima nuclear plant. Read more

1:45PM (AEST)

Fresh search in 2002 Sydney murder case

FRESH evidence has sparked a police search of a northern Sydney property over a 2002 shooting murder. Read more

1:33PM (AEST)

Four charged for violent SA home invasion

SOUTH Australian police are hunting for a fifth man linked to a violent home invasion in Marden. Read more

1:03PM (AEST)

PM vows to fight for China trade deal

TONY Abbott says the China trade deal is good for Australia and he'll fight for it with the same determination that was used to jettison the carbon tax. Read more

12:53PM (AEST)

Federal govt stumps up $16 million for Tas

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has announced the federal government will pay $16 million to a Tasmanian jobs and investment scheme. Read more

12:41PM (AEST)

Driver blows 0.257 with 3 kids in the car

A MAN in northern NSW has allegedly been caught driving at more than five times the legal limit with three young children in the car. Read more

12:41PM (AEST)

Brazil car production falls 18.2% in year

BRAZIL'S car production is down 18.2 per cent from last year, according to car manufacturing data. Read more

12:06PM (AEST)

Latvian man pleads guilty in US virus case

A LATVIAN computer code writer has pleaded guilty in the US to creating a virus that spread to more than a million computers around the world. Read more

12:06PM (AEST)

McGraw-Hill Education eyes $US100m IPO

MCGRAW-HILL Education has filed for an IPO in the United States valued at up to $US100 million. Read more

12:06PM (AEST)

Boys marrying as young as 7 in Nepal: CARE

A NEW report by CARE Australia says boys as young as seven are forced to marry, forcing them to drop out of school and leaving them trapped in poverty. Read more

12:06PM (AEST)

Blind SA lawyer posthumously wins award

SELVIE Demiri, a blind lawyer, has been honoured posthumously for her efforts to promote access to justice, particularly for disadvantaged people. Read more

12:06PM (AEST)

Vic man injured, another arrested

A MAN is in a critical condition in hospital after hitting his head on a moving ute in country Victoria. Read more

11:44AM (AEST)

Sydney hospital gets $120m upgrade

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner has opened a five-storey building with more bed wards and operating theatres at Sydney's Hornsby Kuring-gai Hospital. Read more

10:47AM (AEST)

Qld escapees 'driven out' of prison

TWO female prisoners who escaped a low-security Queensland correctional centre were allegedly driven out by one inmate's boyfriend. Read more

10:47AM (AEST)

Kidman hopes UK play date is a lucky sign

NICOLE Kidman says it's a weird coincidence that her London play's opening night is on the first anniversary of her father's death. Read more

9:33AM (AEST)

Speeding Vic motorist loophole closed

DRIVERS who speed more than 10 kilometres over the limit will no longer be able to apply for an official warning when new laws are introduced. Read more

9:10AM (AEST)

House destroyed by fire in SA

FIRE crews say a house destroyed by fire north of Adelaide was caused by clothes drying beside a heater. Read more

9:10AM (AEST)

Qld police catch teen prison escapees

TWO teenage women, including one convicted of joyriding in Bronco Darius Boyd's car, have been recaptured after escaping from a Queensland prison. Read more

9:02AM (AEST)

Bodies found on beach yet to be identified

POLICE say the bodies of two men believed be in their 60s have been found on an NSW beach as the search for a missing boat continues. Read more

8:39AM (AEST)

Man puts porn in Vic school toilets: cops

POLICE are searching for a man who posted pornographic images on the wall of a Victorian school toilet block. Read more

8:30AM (AEST)

I wasn't thinking about emails: Clinton

HILLARY Clinton has again refused to apologise for using a private email system when she was US secretary of state under President Barack Obama. Read more

8:15AM (AEST)

Search for NSW man missing since 2012

MOUNTED police, the dog squad, local officers, RFS and SES members and experienced bushwalkers will search the Blue Mountains for a man missing since 2012. Read more

7:42AM (AEST)

Toyota invests $71M in driverless cars

TOYOTA is teaming up with Stanford University and MIT as it takes on Google and Uber in the race to develop vehicles that can drive themselves. Read more

7:26AM (AEST)

Up to 10 people face loss of citizenship

THE chairman of the parliamentary committee on intelligence says up to 10 men now in jail for terrorism could lose their citizenship and be deported. Read more

7:26AM (AEST)

Geelong Grammar 'traded on its reputation'

A FORMER Geelong Grammar employee has criticised the school's rigid structure during an appearance before the child abuse royal commission. Read more

6:13AM (AEST)

UAE loses 45 troops on black day in Yemen

THE Yemeni government says an "accidental explosion" at an arms depot at a military base killed 45 Emirati troops. Read more

5:50AM (AEST)

War Memorial opens warehouse to public

THE Australian War Memorial is opening its Canberra warehouse which holds a vast store of rarely seen equipment. Read more

5:08AM (AEST)

US panda cub doing well after twin's death

THE National Zoo's remaining panda cub appears to be healthy and developing normally some 10 days after his twin's death in Washington. Read more

5:08AM (AEST)

Assad ready to hold elections: Putin

SYRIA'S Bashar al-Assad is ready to hold snap parliamentary elections and allow a "healthy" opposition to share power, according to Vladimir Putin. Read more

2:59AM (AEST)

17 killed in Tajikistan shootouts

AT least eight police officers and nine militants are dead following clashes with armed groups reportedly led by a disaffected deputy defence minister. Read more

2:55AM (AEST)

11-year-old fatally shoots teen in US

WITNESSES say an 11-year-old boy has shot dead a 16-year-old teen at point-blank range in St Louis casting doubt on a police version involving a break-in. Read more

Yesterday

11:27PM (AEST)

Eight admit extorting Aussie men in Bali

THE head of detectives and the Kuta police station chief are among eight officers implicated in the alleged extortion of a group of Australian men in Bali. Read more

10:43PM (AEST)

Bob Geldof offers to take in four families

SINGER and aid campaigner Bob Geldof says he is prepared to take in four migrant families, describing the UK's lack of action "a monstrous betrayal". Read more

10:37PM (AEST)

Mum sues uni, Amazon over daughter's death

A US mother is suing a university and Amazon after her daughter bought soluble cyanide crystals online and used them to take her own life. Read more

10:29PM (AEST)

SA murder accused to deny charge

A MAN charged with the stabbing murder of a man in Adelaide is to plead not guilty to the charge, a court has been told. Read more

10:27PM (AEST)

Man charged with child sex offences

A 78-YEAR-OLD South Australian man has been charged with child sex offences dating back to 1970. Read more

10:08PM (AEST)

Drowned boy reminder to stop the boats: PM

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott says his government's policies to stop the boats meant Australia didn't have to face tragedies like the drowned Syrian boy. Read more

9:57PM (AEST)

Man shot in Melbourne street

A MAN has been shot in Melbourne's southeast, with the shooter fleeing in a car. Read more

9:17PM (AEST)

NSW paddleboarder found safe and well

A MISSING paddleboarder has been found safe and well on the NSW far north coast. Read more

9:06PM (AEST)

Janet Jackson to touch on Michael's death

JANET Jackson opens up for the first time about her brother Michael on her latest album, Unbreakable. Read more

8:06PM (AEST)

Woman dead after car hits tree in SA

AN elderly driver has died after her car hit a tree in South Australia's Riverland region. Read more

7:51PM (AEST)

Lib Canning candidate has his own ice plan

LIBERAL candidate for Canning Andrew Hastie says his plan to tackle the ice scourge will work where others have not because he is in charge. Read more

7:30PM (AEST)

Bodies found during NSW boat search

TWO bodies have washed ashore north of Newcastle as authorities continue to search for a yacht missing since Thursday night. Read more

7:10PM (AEST)

Ooh Aah - baby joy for the McGraths

CRICKET great Glenn McGrath and his wife Sara have welcomed a baby girl. Read more

7:05PM (AEST)

Hockey attacks 'detractors' of free trade

BUSINESS leaders should keep pressure on governments to reform trade in the face of the 'narrow self-interest of detractors', says Joe Hockey. Read more

6:53PM (AEST)

Fortescue mine worker injured

A WORKER injured at Fortescue Metal Group's Cloudbreak mine in WA's Pilbara region has been transported to Perth in a stable condition. Read more

6:49PM (AEST)

Six white sharks tagged off Perth coast

SIX white sharks have been tagged off the Perth coast in the past two weeks, prompting a warning from the Department of Fisheries. Read more

6:45PM (AEST)

Justin Bieber to perform at Sydney Harbour

GLOBAL superstar Justin Bieber is performing in a special live concert at Sydney Harbour later this month but fans will have to compete for a ticket. Read more

6:44PM (AEST)

Great white attacks man on NSW coast

A MAN attacked by what he believes was a great white shark on the NSW mid-north coast has managed to escape the predator after being bitten on the leg. Read more

6:34PM (AEST)

Codes told to justify NSW stadium spend

NSW Premier Mike Baird has launched his plan to revitalise Sydney's stadiums but urged major sporting codes to do their bit. Read more

6:29PM (AEST)

Possible encephalitis cases in WA

TWO teenagers from WA's north have been flown to Perth with encephalitis-like symptoms, but the cases appear to be unrelated. Read more

6:28PM (AEST)

Gordon calls for broad Qld donations probe

KEY Queensland crossbencher Billy Gordon thinks the Labor state government should put all parties and their donors under the microscope. Read more

6:28PM (AEST)

Melburnians donate myki fares to refugees

MELBURNIANS touched by the tragic image of a Syrian toddler have donated their train fares to refugees during the city's train strike. Read more

6:28PM (AEST)

North Qld bushfire downgraded

A NORTH Queensland bushfire has been downgraded after a house caught alight and a person was treated for smoke inhalation. Read more

6:28PM (AEST)

Geelong Grammar staffer's child abused

GEELONG Grammar School punished a student who complained about being abused by expelling him, says a former staffer who believes his son was also abused. Read more

6:24PM (AEST)

MH370 definitely lost at sea: Truss

TRANSPORT Minister Warren Truss says it's now confirmed Flight MH370 was lost at sea and the search will continue for most of another year. Read more

6:14PM (AEST)

Ex-indigenous council CEO on fraud charges

FORMER Hope Vale council official Lee Robertson, 52, is accused of organising a $500,000 severance payment for himself before resigning. Read more

6:11PM (AEST)

Govt faces pressure on Syria refugee help

THERE are calls for the government to do more to help in the humanitarian crisis in Europe, but Tony Abbott says places for Syrians have been raised. Read more

6:02PM (AEST)

Body believed that of missing Tas man

THE clothing on a body retrieved from a river in northern Tasmania matches that of a young man who went missing in the area more than three months ago. Read more

5:45PM (AEST)

Parents don't blame anyone for son's death

THE parents of a little boy who was hit by a car and killed on the way to a taekwondo class say they don't blame the driver. Read more

5:42PM (AEST)

Hockey says Aussie dollar not too weak

TREASURER Joe Hockey says Australia can cope with a dollar that continues to fall as Australia was always a beneficiary of better export prices Read more

5:29PM (AEST)

Fears held for missing SA man

SOUTH Australian police say they hold fears for the safety of an Adelaide man who has been missing for a week. Read more

5:29PM (AEST)

Two bodies wash up on beach

BREAKING: Police searching for two missing sailors off the New South Wales coast have found two bodies on a beach. Read more

5:28PM (AEST)

Decades of torture for Butterworth family

MORE than four decades after Hobart woman Lucille Butterworth vanished, her brother says he still hears her screams for help as she was murdered. Read more

5:18PM (AEST)

Mystery of siege gunman's privileged life

MAN Haron Monis was rich, well-connected and feared in Iran. But he wanted fame and attention rather than money, a witness has told the siege inquest. Read more

5:17PM (AEST)

WA hospital bomb accused gets jail time

A MAN who allegedly caused an evacuation at Royal Perth Hospital has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for unrelated offences. Read more

5:12PM (AEST)

Block contestant is a repeat drink driver

THE Block contestant Suzi Taylor had to be chauffered during the filming of the reality series after losing her licence for two years. Read more

5:08PM (AEST)

Boiler room bust on Gold Coast

QUEENSLAND'S Crime and Corruption Commission alleges two men laundered nearly $200,000 through a Gold Coast boiler room scam. Read more

5:05PM (AEST)

Economists gloomy after weak data

ECONOMISTS were confronted this week by a round of soft economic data, which confirmed an outlook for slow growth, with more rate cuts a possibility. Read more

5:05PM (AEST)

How to make smartphone videos look pro

WHETHER you want to splurge or don't have a big budget, there's a range of things you can do to make your smartphone videos professional. Read more

5:05PM (AEST)

Greens name new SA senator

THE South Australian Greens have named Robert Simms to fill a casual Senate vacancy. Read more

5:05PM (AEST)

Denis Napthine's son wants dad's Vic seat

TOM Napthine is seeking Liberal pre-selection in the South-West Coast seat vacated by his father, former Victorian premier Denis Napthine. Read more

5:05PM (AEST)

Second report due on citizenship laws

A REPORT by Philip Ruddock and Concetta Fierravanti-Wells on citizenship is expected soon, following the release of intelligence committee recommendations. Read more

5:05PM (AEST)

SA man faces trial over huge ecstasy haul

AN Adelaide man has failed to have drug charges against him dropped and will go to trial in the District Court. Read more

5:01PM (AEST)

PM loses biking buddy as Southcott quits

PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has praised retiring South Australian MP Andrew Southcott who has decided not to contest the next election. Read more

5:00PM (AEST)

Morcombes launch new tool for child safety

THE Morcombes have paired with a local development company to produce an app that helps parents protect their kids, even when they're not with them. Read more

4:54PM (AEST)

$US415m settlement in tech case

A $US415 million settlement has been agreed over claims Apple, Google and other Silicon Valley firms colluded to prevent workers getting better job offers. Read more

4:49PM (AEST)

Alleged Bandidos bikie arrested in Qld

A 29-YEAR-OLD man alleged to be a patched member of the Bandidos bikie gang has been arrested after police raided his Drewvale home. Read more

4:49PM (AEST)

NZ sharemarket joins Asian sell-off

THE S&P/NZX 50 Index has closed 0.5 per cent lower, with more offshore volatility triggering selling of stocks. Read more

4:49PM (AEST)

Greenpeace hits out at IPA nomination

GREENPEACE hits out at the Institute of Public Affairs, saying it should donate prizemoney to a climate change charity if it wins an international award. Read more

4:49PM (AEST)

Stocks to watch on Friday

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

4:49PM (AEST)

Border Force crack down on synthetic drugs

A CRACKDOWN on synthetic drug importation has begun, with Border Force now empowered to seize the substances. Read more

4:49PM (AEST)

No two nights the same with Hugh Jackman

FROM The Boy from Oz to Les Miserable and X-Men, no two nights will be the same as Hugh Jackman brings Broadway to Oz. Read more

4:49PM (AEST)

Police guns in WA courts a 'beat up': govt

WA'S attorney-general has accused the police union of beating up the issue of threats in court in its push to let officers carry guns. Read more

4:44PM (AEST)

Qld Catholic teachers to stop work

QUEENSLAND'S Catholic school teachers are preparing to stop work over wage structures they claim leave them worse off than their interstate counterparts. Read more

4:43PM (AEST)

Vic daughters support dad who killed mum

THE daughters of a man who stabbed his wife to death have supported him at a pre-sentence court hearing in Melbourne. Read more

4:29PM (AEST)

Genting gets NSW nod to lift Echo stake

ASIAN leisure giant Genting Hong Kong has received part of the approvals needed to lift its stake in casinos operator Echo Entertainment. Read more

4:25PM (AEST)

Respected WA historian dead at 83

WEST Australian historian and former Murdoch University chancellor Geoffrey Bolton has died, aged 83. Read more

4:24PM (AEST)

Qld businessman's killer jailed for life

ADAM James Gooley has been sentenced to life in jail for the execution-style murder of his love rival, Gold Coast businessman Shyam Dhody. Read more

4:22PM (AEST)

Man arrested over Vic home invasion

VICTORIA Police have arrested a man over a frightening home invasion in Caroline Springs last week. Read more

4:22PM (AEST)

Melb train strike could cost economy $10m

MANY Melburnians chose to work from home or take the day off rather than deal with train cancellations during a four-hour strike. Read more

3:44PM (AEST)

Elderly killer will appeal WA conviction

A LAWYER for an elderly man convicted of unlawfully killing a woman almost 25 years ago says he should be given a suspended jail term. Read more

3:43PM (AEST)

NSW house searched in missing woman case

TAMWORTH police are asking the public to contact them if they have information about missing 40-year-old woman Johann Morgan. Read more

3:42PM (AEST)

Visa fined $18m for being anti-competitive

THE Federal Court has fined Visa $18 million and sent a clarion call to multinationals that Australia will not tolerate them flouting its competition laws. Read more

3:34PM (AEST)

Luxury liner adds Tasmania to itinerary

LUXURY Cunard cruise ship Queen Mary II will visit Tasmania for the first time in 2017, calling at both Hobart and Port Arthur. Read more

3:34PM (AEST)

UN star-studded Global Goals blitz

WORLD leaders are expected to adopt 17 new Global Goals at a UN General Assembly summit on September 25. Read more

3:34PM (AEST)

US airman who stopped train attack returns

THE US airman who helped foil a terror attack on a Paris-bound train has received a warm welcome on his return to California. Read more

3:34PM (AEST)

Banks risk losing lioness' share of $2.4tr

BANKS that don't start catering to women could miss out on the lion's share of the largest intergenerational transfer of wealth in Australian history. Read more

3:34PM (AEST)

NZ dollar heads for 1.5% weekly decline

A STRONG US employment report may push the kiwi dollar below 63 US cents, says HiFX's John Chisholm. Read more

3:21PM (AEST)

Qld firefighter legislation under review

THE Queensland opposition has called on the Labor government to ditch controversial proposed volunteer firefighter laws surrounding workers' compensation. Read more

3:19PM (AEST)

No need for shipping probe: Truss

WARREN Truss says a claim of transport department officials advising a company to go offshore is not credible. Read more

3:18PM (AEST)

Five-nation group to meet at UN

AUSTRALIA will take on the leadership of a unique five-nation group which is tackling economic and security issues. Read more

3:18PM (AEST)

Watchtowers re-staffed after prison break

WATCHTOWERS at Goulburn Correctional Centre in NSW were not physically staffed at the time a maximum-security prisoner broke out, parliament has heard. Read more

2:45PM (AEST)

Qld police reshuffle ruffles feathers

POLICE Commissioner Ian Stewart has come under fire from the state's police union for reshuffling the force's executive, including a Victorian recruitment. Read more

2:28PM (AEST)

Eastern Aus relists $180m farm portfolio

EASTERN Australia Agriculture has relisted its significant cotton farming properties in southern Queensland. Read more

2:22PM (AEST)

Kiwis dominated growth in overseas travel

THE number of visitors to Australia rose by 33,900 over the year to July, with NZ dominating both the total and the annual increase. Read more

2:22PM (AEST)

Abbott marks two years in office

FEDERAL parliament resumes for a fortnight-long sitting on Monday, as the coalition government marks two years in office. Read more

2:22PM (AEST)

Chinese-speaking Qld detective awarded

A CHINESE-SPEAKING detective has been awarded for his contribution to the community by the University of Queensland's Confucius Institute. Read more

2:13PM (AEST)

Vic man in jail over bottle murder

AN immigrant from war-torn Somalia will spend at least 14 years behind bars for murdering a 21-year-old with a broken beer bottle in Melbourne. Read more

2:09PM (AEST)

Navy cap back in Aust after long service

A FORMER Royal Australian Navy sailor who traded caps with a US counterpart in the 1960s has been reunited with the headgear. Read more

1:55PM (AEST)

Woodside boss to chair Africa group

WOODSIDE boss Peter Coleman will chair a new advisory group on Africa as the government trumpets economic development over aid public sector leaders Read more

1:50PM (AEST)

Vic pair steal credit cards, buy smokes

TWO Melbourne thieves used stolen credit cards to go on a cigarette buying spree. Read more

1:50PM (AEST)

Thais unveil restored statue at bomb site

RESTORING the centrepiece at Bangkok's Erawan Shrine will raise confidence among locals and tourists, Thai authorities say. Read more

1:43PM (AEST)

Qld court rejects Rinehart mine challenge

ANTI-MINING activists have 28 days to launch an appeal after a Queensland court dismissed their legal challenge to Gina Rinehart's Alpha coal mine. Read more

1:39PM (AEST)

Pervert flashes kids at Melb school

POLICE have released an image of a man who flashed children at a Melbourne school. Read more

1:39PM (AEST)

Sony says it's edge is in camera tech

SONY has revealed three new smartphones, which they say stand out thanks to their camera technology and stamina. Read more

1:36PM (AEST)

Citizen laws need major overhaul: inquiry

THE federal government has been urged by Liberal and Labor MPs to make key changes to laws allowing terrorists to be stripped of their citizenship. Read more

1:22PM (AEST)

Robust talks tipped for Pacific forum

PAPUA New Guinea is keen to take on a strong leadership role as it gears up to host Pacific leaders in Port Moresby. Read more

1:11PM (AEST)

NDIS board need disability experience:AFDO

THE opposition says new job ads for the national disability insurance scheme's board show its future is under threat. Read more

1:11PM (AEST)

Refugees prove entrepreneurial nature

AUSTRALIAN Bureau of Statistics data shows that humanitarian migrants are more likely to earn money from their own businesses. Read more

1:06PM (AEST)

Vic man who stole to fund fantasy jailed

A MELBOURNE accountant who siphoned hundreds and thousands of dollars from his employer to pay for escorts and dinners has been jailed. Read more

12:36PM (AEST)

Kathmandu loses place in ASX top 200

KATHMANDU has lost its spot among the share market's top 200 companies, along with several resource-related firms. Read more

12:29PM (AEST)

Abbott may bring dollars to Tasmania

TASMANIANS keenly awaiting news of $16 million in federal funds initially set aside for the Cadbury chocolate factory might get an answer on the weekend. Read more

12:13PM (AEST)

Qld wants quicker mine objection process

QUEENLAND'S government is considering how to make the process of objecting to mines in the courts more efficient. Read more

12:04PM (AEST)

Bishop queries retrospective laws

THE government can't make a definitive statement on retrospectively stripping terrorists of their citizenship, says Foreign Minister Julie Bishop. Read more

12:02PM (AEST)

Two decade old sex assault solved by DNA

A 55-YEAR-OLD man has been charged over a Sydney sexual assault more than two decades old after DNA analysis offered up fresh evidence. Read more

12:02PM (AEST)

Strike about public safety: Metro worker

A METRO train signal worker has taken to social media to explain why workers have walked off the job, saying it's not about money. Read more

11:46AM (AEST)

Simply Red returning to Australia

SIMPLY Red have reformed after a five-year hiatus and will be touring Australia with their new album, with Natalia Imbruglia and Tina Arena as guests. Read more

11:42AM (AEST)

Jobs not losses under China FTA: Abetz

LIBERAL senator Eric Abetz says jobs will be created, not lost, under Australia's free trade agreement with China. Read more

11:36AM (AEST)

AOFM sells $600m of Treasury bonds

THE AOFM has sold $600 million of April 21, 2026, Treasury bonds. Read more

11:36AM (AEST)

Qld govt to reform mine tenure system

QUEENSLAND'S government plans to cut red tape to streamline the state's mining tenure system. Read more

Going south

Going south

EXCLUSIVE: CHINA will turn to South America if Australia backs away from a landmark trade agreement, NFF chief Simon Talbot says.

Salary cap’s big savings

Weekly Times Sherrin Footy

SOME Central Victorian AFL clubs could save up to$70,000 when the statewide salary cap comes into effect in 2017.

Bull sales charge up

Dunoon Angus sale Holbrook

MONTHS of stellar beef returns are being reflected in millions of dollars spent on bulls in the past week.

A farmer’s eye in the sky

A farmer’s eye in the sky

A NEW unmanned aerial vehicle allows farmers to check on what’s happening around their property.

Keeping farmers posted

Supplied Editorial

OUTBACK postie Dave Hammond has a mail run so long it is a tourist attraction.

Teasing rain not enough

Teasing rain not enough

THE Bureau of Meteorology’s rain forecast of 25-50mm for Victoria failed to arrive on Wednesday.