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Palmer plays politics card Palmer plays politics card 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
CLIVE Palmer’s political power was raised by his top executive in a written warning to China’s state-owned investment company.
Aussie trio align with IS fighters Aussie trio align with IS fighters 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
HAILING from the suburbs of Melbourne and Brisbane, these men could be among those fighting under the Islamic State flag.
SAS, Hornets in frame for Iraq SAS, Hornets in frame for Iraq 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
THE Abbott government is considering deploying SAS soldiers and F18 Super Hornet jet fighters to Iraq.
Case not made for reform, PM told Case not made for reform, PM told 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
TONY Abbott has given the strongest indication yet that a referendum before or at the next federal election is unlikely.
30 sites on dam-building shortlist 30 sites on dam-building shortlist 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
TONY Abbott has been handed a shortlist of 30 sites for potential new or expanded dams.
Britain terrorist attack ‘likely’ Britain terrorist attack ‘likely’ 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
BRITAIN has raised its terrorist threat level from substantial to severe, meaning an ­attack is considered “highly likely”.
Health insurer on block for $4bn Health insurer on block for $4bn 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
THE nation’s biggest health fund will be put up for sale to mum-and-dad investors within weeks.
Foreign worker influx looms Foreign worker influx looms 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
FOREIGN workers could arrive within months under a new scheme for Darwin and other areas hit by chronic skills shortages.
Records show heat that ‘didn’t happen’ Records show heat that ‘didn’t happen’ 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
IAN Cole broadcast temperature records that date back to 2000 because the Bureau of Meteorology won’t supply historic records.
Jackson’s next target: ‘shark Shorten’ Jackson’s next target: ‘shark Shorten’ 08/29/2014 08:00 AM
KATHY Jackson says the Health Services Union remains dogged by political corruption that extends to the top of the Labor Party.


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Tony Abbott says humanitarian intervention limited to Iraq Tony Abbott says humanitarian intervention limited to Iraq 08/29/2014 01:44 AM
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he doesn't plan to adopt a broader doctrine of intervening around the world to solve humanitarian crises beyond the current Iraq emergency.
Abbott blasts Moscow, faces new pressure to ban Putin from G20 Abbott blasts Moscow, faces new pressure to ban Putin from G20 08/29/2014 01:03 AM

Pressure is mounting on Tony Abbott to push for a ban on Russia leader Vladimir Putin attending the Brisbane G20 meeting after Moscow caused international outrage by moving troops and tanks into neighbouring Ukraine.
Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson calls fling with royal commission barrister a 'charity shag' Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson calls fling with royal commission barrister a 'charity shag' 08/28/2014 11:18 PM

Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson admits "we all make mistakes" in life - including a "charity shag" she had with Health Services Union barrister Mark Irving more than 20 years ago.
Victorian Education Department stands by senior bureaucrat Sonia Sharp, named in damning Rotherham sex abuse report Victorian Education Department stands by senior bureaucrat Sonia Sharp, named in damning Rotherham sex abuse report 08/29/2014 03:24 AM
A senior British bureaucrat, who, with many other bureaucrats, failed to prevent the systematic rape and physical abuse of children in the English town of Rotherham has relocated to Melbourne and been appointed a deputy secretary in Victoria's Education Department.
Together, public servants can lift this bargaining trainwreck Together, public servants can lift this bargaining trainwreck 08/28/2014 08:44 PM

The government has picked a fight with its staff. But does it have a strategy to win in the long term?
Life as a transsexual rugby-playing carpenter Life as a transsexual rugby-playing carpenter 08/29/2014 02:45 AM

Nate Duivenvoorden looks like any other rugby playing carpenter. The scruffy 30-year-old is built like a stocky scrum half.
Light Horse enthusiasts charge to Parramatta to take part in Lancers Parade Light Horse enthusiasts charge to Parramatta to take part in Lancers Parade 08/29/2014 12:38 AM

Standing adjacent a stock horse, more than 15 hands high, Graham Brown exudes the requisite confidence of the Australian Light Horse.
Forget the sex, the real issue for Kathy Jackson is possible theft of thousands of dollars Forget the sex, the real issue for Kathy Jackson is possible theft of thousands of dollars 08/28/2014 08:15 AM

No one has doubted Kathy Jackson’s capacity for histrionics. But Jackson’s ability to grab headlines should not distract from the serious evidence mounting against her that she potentially stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her HSU branch
CD review, Head Job by Phil Rudd CD review, Head Job by Phil Rudd 08/28/2014 06:56 PM
When you're the drummer in AC/DC's engine room you don't hook up and play with anyone.
Qantas nosedive fails to make an impact on jaded consumers Qantas nosedive fails to make an impact on jaded consumers 08/28/2014 08:00 AM

Already worn out by past Qantas dramas such as the grounding of the fleet in 2011 and squabbles with the government, consumers could not care less about the massive loss.
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