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    Brisbane City Council terminates $122 million IT contract


    Brisbane CIty Council has terminated a $122 million IT contract that had been plagued with cost blow outs and lengthy...

    Brisbane CIty Council has terminated a $122 million IT contract that had been plagued with cost blow outs and lengthy delays.

    Shark victim's mother slams Barnett government failures at inquiry


    The mother of a Bunker Bay shark victim Kyle Burden has told a senate inquiry in Perth the former Barnett government failed to implement better strategies following her son's death, claiming there are still no warning signs at the beach where he was...

    The mother of a Bunker Bay shark victim Kyle Burden has told a senate inquiry in Perth the former Barnett government failed to implement better strategies following her son's death, claiming there are still no warning signs at the beach where he was killed.

    Markets Live: ASX slumps as banks retreat


    Shares tumble to one of their worst days of the year amid broad selling ahead of next week's start of earnings season, sending the ASX lower over the...

    Shares tumble to one of their worst days of the year amid broad selling ahead of next week's start of earnings season, sending the ASX lower over the week.

    Calls for 'hard work' of country cops to be recognised in WA Police awards


    As the nominations for WA Police Excellence awards begin to roll in, a previous winner has called for regional communities to get behind their local cops and nominate them for their tireless work in some of the most remote corners of...

    As the nominations for WA Police Excellence awards begin to roll in, a previous winner has called for regional communities to get behind their local cops and nominate them for their tireless work in some of the most remote corners of WA.

    Savvy Shopper


    Finish your redesigned living space with a few touches of elegance and...

    Finish your redesigned living space with a few touches of elegance and humour.

    It pays to know the history


    Recently unearthed footage of the 1909 grand final between South Melbourne and Carlton reveals players in a mish-mash of guernseys and using a form of handball like a cut-down tennis serve that would have umpires in paroxysms...

    Recently unearthed footage of the 1909 grand final between South Melbourne and Carlton reveals players in a mish-mash of guernseys and using a form of handball like a cut-down tennis serve that would have umpires in paroxysms today.

    US Senate rejects measure to partly repeal Affordable Care Act, dealing GOP leaders a major setback


    Senate Republicans suffered a dramatic failure early Friday in their bid to advance a scaled-back plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, throwing into question whether they can actually repeal the 2010 health...

    Senate Republicans suffered a dramatic failure early Friday in their bid to advance a scaled-back plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act, throwing into question whether they can actually repeal the 2010 health law.

    Webjet shares fall on dispute with its accountant


    Shares in Webjet have taken a hit after the online travel agency flagged an accounting dispute that could hurt its full-year...

    Shares in Webjet have taken a hit after the online travel agency flagged an accounting dispute that could hurt its full-year earnings.

    NSW voters won't easily forget botched council mergers


    The backdown on local council mergers is a humiliating defeat for Premier Gladys Berejiklian and local government minister Gabrielle Upton, their predecessors Mike Baird and Paul Toole, and the NSW government as a...

    The backdown on local council mergers is a humiliating defeat for Premier Gladys Berejiklian and local government minister Gabrielle Upton, their predecessors Mike Baird and Paul Toole, and the NSW government as a whole.

    Wrongly jailed Gene Gibson wants compensation from WA government


    Gene Gibson will seek compensation from the WA government for being wrongly imprisoned over the manslaughter of 21-year-old Josh...

    Gene Gibson will seek compensation from the WA government for being wrongly imprisoned over the manslaughter of 21-year-old Josh Warneke.

    The hoodoo is over: Matildas beat USA for first time


    ​Tameka Butt's second-half strike has given the Matildas a first-ever victory over women's football powerhouse the United...

    ​Tameka Butt's second-half strike has given the Matildas a first-ever victory over women's football powerhouse the United States.

    Flammable cladding audited, replaced and banned: state government


    The state government will prohibit the supply of the potentially flammable building cladding that led to London's deadly Grenfell Tower inferno, in what it styles as Australia's toughest fire safety...

    The state government will prohibit the supply of the potentially flammable building cladding that led to London's deadly Grenfell Tower inferno, in what it styles as Australia's toughest fire safety reforms.

    Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos back Uber trucking rival Convoy


    As Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos jockey for the designation of world's wealthiest man, the two billionaires are united behind at least one local venture - an Uber for...

    As Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos jockey for the designation of world's wealthiest man, the two billionaires are united behind at least one local venture - an Uber for trucking.

    Australia warns of 'regional IS caliphate' ahead of meeting on terror threat


    Attorney-General George Brandis has warned of Islamic State's desire to establish a "regional caliphate" and said fighting in the Philippines was of "great...

    Attorney-General George Brandis has warned of Islamic State's desire to establish a "regional caliphate" and said fighting in the Philippines was of "great concern".

    West Coast Eagle Matt Priddis makes stunning retirement announcement


    After a torrid week of relentless blood-letting at West Coast headquarters the 2014 Brownlow medallist will quit despite having a contract for next...

    After a torrid week of relentless blood-letting at West Coast headquarters the 2014 Brownlow medallist will quit despite having a contract for next season.

    Athletics: Riley to have her Day in London


    Queensland schoolgirl, 17-year-old Riley Day, has been added to Australia's team for the world championships in London next week only months after jumping to prominence racing Usain Bolt in Melbourne for...

    Queensland schoolgirl, 17-year-old Riley Day, has been added to Australia's team for the world championships in London next week only months after jumping to prominence racing Usain Bolt in Melbourne for Nitro.

    Why restrictive eating plans are bad for perfectionists


    No gluten, no dairy, no alcohol, no sugar … "No fun?" many people added when I explained my eating...

    No gluten, no dairy, no alcohol, no sugar … "No fun?" many people added when I explained my eating regime.

    Swimming Australia's move to give athletes an edge: mindfulness and yoga


    "I remember sitting in the marshalling room in Rio and trying to be really present and focusing on the moment and what I have to execute in my race to swim...

    "I remember sitting in the marshalling room in Rio and trying to be really present and focusing on the moment and what I have to execute in my race to swim well."

    Consumer watchdog queries event with speakers who 'had no idea' they're appearing


    WA's consumer watchdog is looking into allegations that a Sydney events company advertised speakers for a conference in Perth without those people agreeing to appear or even knowing of the...

    WA's consumer watchdog is looking into allegations that a Sydney events company advertised speakers for a conference in Perth without those people agreeing to appear or even knowing of the event.

    An accidental chairman of the board


    How does one Aussie surfer go from a passion project in the backyard to a globe-spanning...

    How does one Aussie surfer go from a passion project in the backyard to a globe-spanning business?

    In court, Turkish journalist delivers searing attack on government


    Ahmet Sik, a Turkish journalist, appeared in an Istanbul court Wednesday with a fleeting opportunity to publicly rebut his powerful accusers - instead he attacked...

    Ahmet Sik, a Turkish journalist, appeared in an Istanbul court Wednesday with a fleeting opportunity to publicly rebut his powerful accusers - instead he attacked them.

    FROM THE CHEAP SEATS


    Russellisms such as "bee-lining the ball" ("He's bee-lined it!") and the mystery-drenched manoeuvre known as the "shake'n'bake" are spreading in the manner of a virus, not just to Fox Footy colleagues such as Dermott Brereton, but all around the grounds...

    Russellisms such as "bee-lining the ball" ("He's bee-lined it!") and the mystery-drenched manoeuvre known as the "shake'n'bake" are spreading in the manner of a virus, not just to Fox Footy colleagues such as Dermott Brereton, but all around the grounds and even unto the booths of Channel Seven.

    Man self harms inside immigration offices in Sydney


    A man has attempted to set himself on fire inside the Sydney offices of the Department of Immigration and Border...

    A man has attempted to set himself on fire inside the Sydney offices of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

    Perth bulk rubbish map to help out 'kerbside shoppers'


    As councils attempt to wind down verge-side collections, a Perth developer has made it easier than ever to find where the local bulk rubbish pick-ups are happening in your...

    As councils attempt to wind down verge-side collections, a Perth developer has made it easier than ever to find where the local bulk rubbish pick-ups are happening in your neighbourhood,

    Kim assassination: police out in force as two 'pranksters' face court


    Lawyers say two women accused of the brazen assassination of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Kuala Lumpur will plead not...

    Lawyers say two women accused of the brazen assassination of the half-brother of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in Kuala Lumpur will plead not guilty.

    Ai Group in bid to trim hairdresser penalty rates


    Sunday penalty rates for hairdressers would be reduced from double time to time-and-a-half under an Australian Industry Group application for a change to the...

    Sunday penalty rates for hairdressers would be reduced from double time to time-and-a-half under an Australian Industry Group application for a change to the award.

    Where do emojis come from?


    There are now some 2600 emojis worldwide - but where do they come...

    There are now some 2600 emojis worldwide - but where do they come from?

    Carlton Blues have Rising Stars but are they on the improve?


    It's been a season where there were predictions Carlton could even slip from their 14th placing of 2016, for it was felt the need to blood more emerging talent could see a step back with a view to the long...

    It's been a season where there were predictions Carlton could even slip from their 14th placing of 2016, for it was felt the need to blood more emerging talent could see a step back with a view to the long term.

    Splatoon 2 review: fun and fashion in ink-credible shooter


    Keeping everything that made the original game great while expanding on modes, fashion, weapons and features, Splatoon 2 is a powerfully addictive family-friendly...

    Keeping everything that made the original game great while expanding on modes, fashion, weapons and features, Splatoon 2 is a powerfully addictive family-friendly shooter.

    Labor MP Khalil Eideh denied entry to the US


    A Victorian Labor MP has been denied entry to the US while travelling on official parliamentary...

    A Victorian Labor MP has been denied entry to the US while travelling on official parliamentary business.

    Ninja Warrior passed up by Channel Seven and Network Ten before being snapped up by Nine


    It was Channel Nine's $15 million gamble that proved to be its greatest masterstroke as audiences switched on in droves to its Ninja Warrior series, much to the dismay of the network's rivals who have hit their own "warped...

    It was Channel Nine's $15 million gamble that proved to be its greatest masterstroke as audiences switched on in droves to its Ninja Warrior series, much to the dismay of the network's rivals who have hit their own "warped wall".

    Gary Moore wants to dictate Winter Challenge with Classic Uniform


    Gary Moore plans to take a stranglehold on the Winter Challenge in the early stages and never relinquish it with the free-striding Classic Uniform, which is eyeing a second stakes win at...

    Gary Moore plans to take a stranglehold on the Winter Challenge in the early stages and never relinquish it with the free-striding Classic Uniform, which is eyeing a second stakes win at Rosehill.