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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.
The Qld MP who's plunged the minority Labor government into crisis is resisting calls to quit, to allow a by-election that could shift power in the state.
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 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...
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...
The appeal of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan's denial of clemency will continue in a Jakarta court on Monday.

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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.
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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...
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A tax on bank deposits would hurt self-funded retirees already struggling with low interest rates, Australia's banks say.

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Cheika unfazed by exodus concern

More than 20 of Australia's elite players are off contract and undecided about their future beyond this year's Rugby World Cup.
MIAMI (Reuters) - A struggling 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 Verdasco.
MIAMI (Reuters) - World number one Serena Williams comfortably beat 15-year-old CiCi Bellis 6-1 6-1 while Romanian third-seed Simona Halep and Italian Flavia...
SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - United States Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III will miss a practice round next week with European rival Darren Clarke in order to...
LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal climbed to the top of European Championship qualifying Group I with a hard-fought 2-1 win over a resolute Serbia side on Sunday.
Australia's Will Power has started his IndyCar title defence by finishing second to teammate Juan Pablo Montoya at St Petersburg in Florida.
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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.