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‘Listening’ PM dumps leave plan ‘Listening’ PM dumps leave plan 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
TONY Abbott is expected to effectively dump his paid parental leave scheme on Monday as part of a revamped families package.
LNP set to return despite losses LNP set to return despite losses 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
THE LNP is set to return to government at today’s Queensland state election, albeit with a much-reduced majority, according to Newspoll.
British talks focus on security, ships British talks focus on security, ships 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
BRITAIN and Australia are planning closer co-operation in the fight against global terrorism as the countries open security talks.
Police bugging a ‘personal vendetta’ Police bugging a ‘personal vendetta’ 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
THE war at the top of the NSW Police Force has been exposed by explosive evidence to a parliamentary committee about undercover bugging.
Greste wants to see sun go down Greste wants to see sun go down 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
FOUR hundred days in an Egyptian prison. Four hundred days to think, hope, fear, despair, rise up, collapse, rebuild and endure.
Don’t expect US to carry the world Don’t expect US to carry the world 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
AMERICA’S recovery is encouraging, but it can’t do all the economic heavy lifting.
Stop IR scare tactics, Labor told Stop IR scare tactics, Labor told 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
JOE Hockey has appealed to Labor not to re-run an industrial relations scare campaign.
Diplomatic staff linked to missing boy Diplomatic staff linked to missing boy 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
THE Australian high commission in London is at the centre of the mysterious disappearance of a British teenager 35 years ago.
Kids urged to join hunger strike Kids urged to join hunger strike 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
CHILDREN as young as 12 are being urged by refugee activists to join a hunger strike in solidarity with asylum-seekers.
Banning orders bid to beat ice Banning orders bid to beat ice 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
A SYDNEY tower block is being used to trial a new strategy to combat ice by banning suspected users from the building.


Canberra Times


Six degrees of separation Six degrees of separation 01/30/2015 06:15 AM

Six degrees of separation of the week's news.
MH17 crash site sunflower seeds germinate MH17 crash site sunflower seeds germinate 01/30/2015 06:15 AM

Australian quarantine officials are 'cautiously optimistic' their trial planting of sunflower seeds taken from the MH17 crash site will produce enough seeds to distribute as mementos to families and friends of those who died in the crash.
Twitter: electronic graffiti or the fastest news service on earth Twitter: electronic graffiti or the fastest news service on earth 01/30/2015 06:00 AM
Octogenarian media mogul Rupert Murdoch's commanding of the Twittersphere this week shows the increasing influence of this social medium, in politics and other serious public forums.
Indie singer Courtney Barnett's reluctant date with global domination Indie singer Courtney Barnett's reluctant date with global domination 01/30/2015 05:45 AM

When Courtney Barnett performs, she projects a kind of dorky-chick-with-a-guitar schtick. This is not some hipster affectation; she really is awkward off stage.
Judicial review into Bali Nine pair 'would not stop executions': Attorney-General Judicial review into Bali Nine pair 'would not stop executions': Attorney-General 01/30/2015 03:22 AM

A judicial review into the condemned Bali Nine members filed on Friday would not stop executions proceeding, according to a spokesman for Indonesian Attorney-General H.M Prasetyo.
Car registration costs to rise as refinery capacity disappears: inquiry hears Car registration costs to rise as refinery capacity disappears: inquiry hears 01/29/2015 11:34 PM

Car owners could be forced to pay more for vehicle registration as a direct result of Australia's rapidly-vanishing capacity to refine crude oil.
Just redress scheme for abuse victims may exceed Royal Commission's $4.3b cost estimate Just redress scheme for abuse victims may exceed Royal Commission's $4.3b cost estimate 01/29/2015 11:12 PM

Providing just redress to victims of child sexual abuse could cost more than the $4.3 billion estimated by the Royal Commission, victims advocates say.
Australian Museum makeover announced: new Crystal Hall entry Australian Museum makeover announced: new Crystal Hall entry 01/29/2015 09:04 PM

The face of the Australian Museum will be remade with a new glass entrance hall, a major contemporary addition to the country's first museum.
Veterans Affairs public servants offered 0.6 per cent Veterans Affairs public servants offered 0.6 per cent 01/30/2015 05:30 AM

2000 department officials asked to take an effective pay cut, unions says.
Breast size and tummy tuck surgery becomes public service compensation battleground Breast size and tummy tuck surgery becomes public service compensation battleground 01/29/2015 05:52 PM
A public servant complained that a computer work injury sent bust size from DD to EE. A tribunal suggested Jenny Craig.
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