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Treasurer Joe Hockey has released his much-awaited tax paper to help guide discussion on a 'lower, simpler and fairer' taxation system.
A major earthquake with a magnitude 7.7 struck off Papua New Guinea on Monday, official monitors said, and a tsunami warning was issued soon after.
The final conversation between two pilots flying a Germanwings Airbus which crashed in the French Alps last week, killing 150, has been published by a German...
From Wednesday April 1st, private health insurance premiums will rise on average 6.2 per cent. But there are some things you can do to reduce your bill.
The decision to expel new MP Billy Gordon from the Labor party has plunged the minority Queensland government into crisis.
World leaders joined tens of thousands of Tunisians on Sunday to march in solidarity against Islamist militants, a day after security forces killed members of a...
An Air Canada plane slid off a runway and suffered heavy damage while landing in the east coast city of Halifax on Sunday, sending more than 20 passengers and...

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All Australian residents have access to Medicare, so why do half the population also decide to take out private health insurance? And what do they get out of it?
News reports are focusing on the Germanwings pilot's possible depression, following a familiar script in the wake of mass killings. But the evidence shows...
Thousands marched in Melbourne, calling for the government to close detention centres on Manus and Nauru Islands.
They’re the unsung heroes of our Anzacs, but the contributions of Australia’s migrants are finally being recognised 100 years on.
Can conversation help end bigotry? An improbable example suggests that it would be unwise to discount the possibility.
As evidence mounts that Germanwings flight 4U9525 was crashed deliberately by its co-pilot who locked the flight’s captain out of the cockpit, there have been...
There is scarcely a more terrifying challenge on the horizon for Nigeria than the lethal six-year insurgency fought by Boko Haram

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Almost 10,000 Islamic State extremist fighters have been killed in Iraq, as Australia prepares for the second phase of its mission.
MIAMI (Reuters) - A struggling and edgy Rafa Nadal crashed out of the Miami Open in the third round on Sunday, losing 6-4 2-6 6-3 to fellow Spaniard Fernando...

Origin slapped with $2m fine

Origin Energy has been found guilty of preying on vulnerable customers and fined $2 million for breaching consumer laws.
Major General Andrew Bottrell will replace Lieutenant General Angus Campbell as Operation Sovereign Borders commander.
Skydive The Beach will proceed with plans to buy Australia Skydive, despite two skydivers being killed near Byron Bay.
The fight against the selfie stick continues.
Gold Coast winger Anthony Don says the Titans' first NRL win of the year has come at the best time before Friday's derby against Brisbane.

Carrazzo backs Carlton underdogs

Carlton deserve to go into Thursday night's big clash against Richmond as underdogs says midfielder Andrew Carrazzo.
The Noongar community of Western Australia's south-west has voted in favour of a $1.3 billion native title deal.
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India’s cricket fans are donning the face paint and unfurling their flags in Australia and beyond as their national team prepares for battle in the World Cricket Cup semi-final.
A Victorian mother and her adult son are among the 150 victims of a plane crash in the French Alps. They were aboard a Germanwings flight between Barcelona and Duesseldorf when it crashed in mountainous terrain in southeastern France.
All eyes turned to the skies for a solar eclipse offering spectacular views from selected plane seats, some European countries and a remote Arctic archipelago.
An art exhibition in regional New South Wales is bringing a new perspective to Aboriginal mission life.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has passed away at the age of 84 after a brief illness.
Tributes to the health workers who died from Ebola
Jo Dunlop began documenting the fashion of Sierra Leone when working in Freetown as a development health officer. She started a blog called Freetown Fashpack
The clean up is underway in Vanuatu's capital Port Vila after category five Cyclone Pam on March 13 left infrastructure damaged and the island strewn with debris.
Communities in Kiribati and Tuvalu have been severely damaged by storm surges and flash flooding as a result of Cyclone Pam.

Quakers Hill Nursing Home Fire

The Quakers Hill Nursing Home after the fires on November 18, 2011.