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Pensions high on Hockey’s hit list Pensions high on Hockey’s hit list 04/23/2014 01:12 AM
JOE Hockey plans to cut funding for pensions, aged care, education and hospitals in what promises to be a brutal May 13 budget.
Possible MH370 wreckage found Possible MH370 wreckage found 04/23/2014 02:14 AM
WA authorities are investigating if apparent aircraft wreckage washed up in the south of the state may be from flight MH370.
Dollar falls as inflation rises less than forecast Dollar falls as inflation rises less than forecast 04/22/2014 09:55 PM
RBA officials are breathing a sigh of relief after the country’s inflation rate rose by less than expected over the first three months of the year.
MP bows to pressure, quits committee MP bows to pressure, quits committee 04/22/2014 10:39 PM
A QUEENSLAND government MP forced to quit a parliamentary committee says he’s the victim of a campaign of intimidation and political blackmail.
Sydney FC sacks Farina Sydney FC sacks Farina 04/22/2014 11:36 PM
SYDNEY FC has parted company with coach Frank Farina after the club failed to make the A-League’s top four.
Hockey pans Graincorp bidder Hockey pans Graincorp bidder 04/23/2014 03:51 AM
JOE Hockey has risked inflam­ing debate about the $3.4 billion takeover bid for GrainCorp.
Gas bills to rise by up to 19.4pc in NSW Gas bills to rise by up to 19.4pc in NSW 04/22/2014 07:32 PM
GAS prices in NSW are set to soar by an average of 17.6 per cent or $150 a year, as LNG exports drive huge increases in demand for domestic customers.
Harradine ‘a man of principle’ Harradine ‘a man of principle’ 04/23/2014 12:19 AM
AUSTRALIA’S longest-serving independent senator, Brian Harradine, has been remembered as a politician with an integrity above politics.
Gillard welshed on deal: Rudd Gillard welshed on deal: Rudd 04/22/2014 07:00 AM
KEVIN Rudd says he offered to stand aside for Julia Gillard at the end of 2010 — but Ms Gillard welshed on the agreement.
Medicare Locals a target, Dutton hints Medicare Locals a target, Dutton hints 04/22/2014 09:44 PM
Peter Dutton has given a clear indication Medicare Locals could be cut in the May budget.


Canberra Times


Green on blue inquiry looks at top command Green on blue inquiry looks at top command 04/22/2014 10:00 AM

An inquest into the deaths of three Australian soldiers killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in 2012 will investigate allegations into commanders' decisions and high-level army procedures.
More Fromelles Diggers identified More Fromelles Diggers identified 04/22/2014 10:00 AM

As many as 20 soldiers killed in Australia's bloodiest 24 hours in battle have been identified, almost a century after they were lost at Fromelles during the nation's first action on the Western Front.
Inquest on Australian soldiers will examine army decisions Inquest on Australian soldiers will examine army decisions 04/22/2014 10:00 AM
Inquest on three Australian soldiers killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in 2012 will probe uncomfortable allegations about commander decisions and high-level army procedures, Fairfax Media learns.
Paramedic skills give stretcher bearers a real lift Paramedic skills give stretcher bearers a real lift 04/22/2014 10:00 AM

Bob Wright is considered a pioneer in paramedic training in Australia.
The high cost of holding on The high cost of holding on 04/22/2014 10:00 AM

Australia needs to rethink how it keeps sick, elderly people alive in hospitals and stop overtreating them at the end of their lives, the outgoing director of St Vincent's Hospital's Intensive Care Unit says.
Soldier deaths inquest to examine role of leaders Soldier deaths inquest to examine role of leaders 04/22/2014 10:00 AM
An inquest into the deaths of three Australian soldiers killed by a rogue Afghan soldier in 2012 will investigate allegations into commanders' decisions and high-level army procedures.
Stopping 'Stop Tony Meow': how web plug-in caught the Department of Prime Minister's attention Stopping 'Stop Tony Meow': how web plug-in caught the Department of Prime Minister's attention 04/22/2014 08:06 AM

Staff at the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet have used up more than 130 pages of correspondence talking about a web plug-in that replaces pictures of Tony Abbott with ‘‘cute kittens’’.
Cosmetic surgery company's Anzac Day competition angers RSL Cosmetic surgery company's Anzac Day competition angers RSL 04/22/2014 12:21 AM

The RSL has blasted as "insulting" a cosmetic surgery company's Anzac Day competition which urges women to rate their breasts for their chance to win two tickets to the AFL showdown between Collingwood and Essendon on April 25.
Defence staff angry over wage survey questions Defence staff angry over wage survey questions 04/21/2014 06:21 PM

Public servants at the giant Defence Department fear they are being softened-up for a pay offer of just one per cent each year.
Bluefin-21's search for MH370 nearing completion in the Southern Indian Ocean Bluefin-21's search for MH370 nearing completion in the Southern Indian Ocean 04/21/2014 05:59 PM

With two-thirds of the search area scoured by an underwater autonomous vehicle, the search for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is yet to find any sign of the plane.
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