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Foreign aid faces cut to fight terror Foreign aid faces cut to fight terror 10/01/2014 08:00 AM
FOREIGN aid is set to be cut to help pay for military operations in Iraq and stronger national security at home.
Spy watchdog concern over terror laws Spy watchdog concern over terror laws 10/01/2014 07:27 PM
PROPOSED foreign fighters laws would significantly expand the definition of security and extend ASIO’s powers overseas, a watchdog warns.
The other side to Jihad: ‘I lost my son’ The other side to Jihad: ‘I lost my son’ 10/01/2014 08:00 AM
BEHIND the debate about war and terror, anguished families of Australian jihadists are trying to deal with losing ­children to violent Islam.
RBA urges increased housing supply RBA urges increased housing supply 10/01/2014 07:08 PM
AN increase in home building activity is most likely the best way to rein in the rapid rise in house prices, the Reserve Bank says.
Inquiry may backfire on Palmer Inquiry may backfire on Palmer 10/01/2014 08:00 AM
THE Greens will use the Clive Palmer-led inquiry into the Queensland government to probe his coal holdings and nickel refinery.
Abbott brushes off burka row Abbott brushes off burka row 10/01/2014 04:41 PM
TONY Abbott has refused to expand on his observation that he finds the burka “confronting”, after Labor called the comment divisive.
Plan to split up, sell off NBN Plan to split up, sell off NBN 10/01/2014 08:00 AM
FEDERAL cabinet is considering plans to carve up and sell off parts of the NBN to promote competition for the $41 billion project.
Gallery cautioned in art quest Gallery cautioned in art quest 10/01/2014 08:00 AM
THE Art Gallery of SA has been told from New Delhi to cool its heels as it bids to authenticate Indian ­antiquities in its collection.
Colvin joins national security frontline Colvin joins national security frontline 10/01/2014 08:00 AM
THESE two men, both new to their jobs, stand on the frontline of Australia’s fight against terrorism.
Business slams PUP-Greens pact Business slams PUP-Greens pact 10/01/2014 08:00 AM
CLIVE Palmer and the Greens risk 70,000 jobs with the pact to block environ­mental reforms in return for a Senate inquiry, businesses say.


Canberra Times


Teen killed in car crash 'after swerving to miss a duck' Teen killed in car crash 'after swerving to miss a duck' 09/30/2014 09:11 PM

A teenager who died in a car crash after apparently swerving to miss a duck on a South Australian road has been remembered as a "beautiful, smiley" woman who would be deeply missed.
Public servants snub paid parking in the Parliamentary Triangle Public servants snub paid parking in the Parliamentary Triangle 09/30/2014 11:27 PM

Public servants beware: well-built parking inspectors with bald heads who cannot be named due to safety fears are patrolling car parks in the parliamentary triangle at will.
Scare tactics: Human Services Minister Marise Payne hits back at CPSU Scare tactics: Human Services Minister Marise Payne hits back at CPSU 09/30/2014 06:05 PM

"The government is not privatising Medicare," says Marise Payne following union campaign launch.
Asylum seekers say they were raped and tortured after Australia sent them back to Sri Lanka Asylum seekers say they were raped and tortured after Australia sent them back to Sri Lanka 09/30/2014 08:43 AM

One asylum seeker alleges she was gang-raped by Sri Lankan military officials after her refugee claim was rejected. When she tried to escape to Australia again, she says Customs officials interviewed her by satellite phone and sent her back again.
Girls curb their ambitions in a sexist climate Girls curb their ambitions in a sexist climate 09/30/2014 05:46 PM

Young women are turning their backs on leadership or politics because of an overwhelming perception of growing sexism in Australia, according to a survey by child rights organisation Plan International Australia.
Doctors warn chemists' coeliac disease test could put patients at risk of false diagnosis Doctors warn chemists' coeliac disease test could put patients at risk of false diagnosis 09/30/2014 09:31 PM
Doctors fear people could be put at risk by a new test for coeliac disease being offered at chemists around the country.
Cancer causes pain in hip pocket Cancer causes pain in hip pocket 09/30/2014 08:15 AM

Almost two-thirds of women with advanced breast cancer experience financial difficulty as a result of their diagnosis, with average out-of-pocket costs of $687 each month.
Labor MP's slush fund splurge Labor MP's slush fund splurge 09/30/2014 09:39 PM

Embattled Labor state MP Cesar Melhem splashed out on swish international and local restaurants and hotels, and on alcohol, electronics and cigars in a $40,000 spending spree from a controversial union slush fund.
Paid parking, penalty rate cuts savage low-paid workers Paid parking, penalty rate cuts savage low-paid workers 09/30/2014 07:45 AM

Low-paid workers in Canberra are going to be hit harder than public servants by paid parking and also face the possible loss of penalty rates.
Wanted Croatian war crimes suspect lived openly under Australian government's nose Wanted Croatian war crimes suspect lived openly under Australian government's nose 09/30/2014 03:17 PM

A war crimes suspect accused of brutalising Muslim civilians during the bloody Bosnian conflict has been living freely under the noses of federal authorities in Canberra for a decade.
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