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Shipbuilder ASC to cut hundreds of jobs as union points finger at Christopher Pyne

Australian Manufacturing Workers Union says defence industry minister owers workers an explanationThe federal government-owned shipbuilder ASC is laying off 223 workers in South Australia ahead of the air warfare destroyer project winding down.The third a

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Australian clothing brands won't commit to garment workers' safety

Five years after the Rana Plaza disaster, brands including Myer and Just Jeans still haven’t signed an agreement to improve workers’ conditions • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A group of well-known Australian clot

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Man who sent bullet to Barnaby Joyce's office given suspended prison sentence

Neville Clifford Newman, who sent bullet during New England byelection, fined $2,000A man has been fined but spared immediate jail after sending a bullet to the office of the former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce during the 2017 New England byelectio

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Live exports review: animal welfare groups criticise vet's appointment

RSPCA, Animals Australia and Vets Against Live Export wrote to minister to express concerns about appointmentAnimal welfare organisations have indicated that they are concerned about a perceived conflict of interest of a veterinarian appointed to conduct

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Banking royal commission: AMP advice led to loss of quarter of super account

AMP says advice at odds with customer’s interests and man has not been compensated• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A man lost 25% of the balance of a superannuation account after being advised by an AMP financial adv

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Drug testing welfare recipients could lead to more crime, mayor says

Canterbury-Bankstown mayor says federal plan would ‘perpetuate marginalisation’The mayor of Canterbury-Bankstown says the government’s plans to drug-test welfare recipients will further stigmatise and marginalise his region and has the potential to

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Australia has been conned by financial regulators. And now we'll pay the price | Lindsay David

Politicians, regulators and the media must all be held to account for failing to expose wrongdoing uncovered in the banking royal commissionHate to break it to you Australia but this country has been totally fooled by government and our financial regulato

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Google tells Australian regulator it is not contributing to 'the death of journalism'

Tech company claims news readership has been increasing as Seven argues Google exploiting its lack of competitionGoogle sent more than 2bn visits to Australian news websites last year and is optimistic about the ability of quality journalism to survive th

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Boy, 12, steals credit card and goes on Bali holiday after fight with mother

Sydney boy took train alone to airport, boarded a flight for Perth, then another for Indonesia, where he checked into the All Seasons hotel • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A 12-year-old Sydney boy stole his parents’

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Outsourcing NDIS contact centres to Serco 'an accident waiting to happen'

Disability rights campaigners say company’s poor history abroad and lack of experience in disability should have precluded it from role • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Disability rights groups, Labor and the Greens

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Banking royal commission: Tony Abbott calls for regulators to be sacked – live

Commission continues with further cases of inappropriate advice involving ANZ and AMP, then NAB financial advisers. Follow it live … 2.55am BST The level of risk as a result of non-compliant advice identified by the business risk and compliance committe

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Ron Medich found guilty of Michael McGurk's murder

Supreme court jury finds Sydney developer guilty of directing contract shooting of business enemy • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Sydney millionaire property developer Ron Medich has been found guilty of directing the

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Barnaby Joyce says it’s ‘insane’ that partners of federal MPs can’t work with them

Former deputy PM blames split with wife on long separations and says partners should be present in Canberra • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Barnaby Joyce has blamed his split with wife Natalie on long separations, and

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Franchisees say they don't dare tell inquiry about problems

Parliamentary inquiry into franchising code of conduct has not received a single submission from a franchiseeFranchisees have not made a single submission to a parliamentary inquiry into the sector, and some cite concerns that speaking out would violate a

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Coalition narrows gap in latest Newspoll as PM defends resisting banking inquiry

Turnbull says delay helped put ‘customers first’ as poll shows government behind the opposition 49% to 51% on the two-party-preferred measure • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon • Has your financial future been dest

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Autistic boy, 11, hit and killed by train after running away from carer

Boy found dead at Oatley railway station two hours after disappearing from respiteAn 11-year-old autistic boy who ran away from his carer while at the shops in Sydney’s south has been found dead after being hit by a train.Police mounted a large search i

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Legalising cannabis adds $3.6bn to Australian economy, budget office says

Parliamentary Budget Office rates fiscal benefits of Greens’ push to legalise, licence and tax marijuana • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningLegalising cannabis would reap the Australian economy almost $2bn a year, the Parliamentary Budg

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Number of Australians with tertiary education qualifications to plunge

The government needs to act quickly and decisively to arrest the alarming fall in tertiary enrolments, warns a new report• Sign up to receive the top stories every morningThe number of Australians with tertiary education qualifications will plummet in t

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'We thought that’s not right': Indigenous artefacts return home

Repatriation rights a wrong for the Budjiti, but there are many more displaced objects • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningWhen Dave and Sue Akers became caretakers of Naree Station Reserve, a remote parcel of land about two hours up a dir

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Chinese migrants snub Australia's $5m 'golden ticket' visas

Productivity Commission report says the scheme is prone to rorting and should be scrapped • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningAustralia’s controversial significant investor visa – the so-called “golden ticket” visa aimed at Chinese

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Banking royal commission: Labor asks Turnbull for compensation scheme

Letter to prime minister calls for inquiry extension, victim compensation and apology from Coalition • Sign up to receive the top stories every morningLabor has demanded the government establish a compensation scheme for victims of banking misconduct, a

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‘Winning netball gold is a game changer’: Housby basks in surprise win

Goal scorer Helen Housby hopes Commonwealth triumph will lead to boost for her sportIt’s one week on from the sensational last-second goal that could change English netball for ever. Scorer Helen Housby has hardly removed her Commonwealth gold medal. In

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Brisbane woman dies in police custody hours after being arrested

Forty-four-year-old found dead in cell at Ipswich watch house early on Saturday morning • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon A Brisbane woman has died in police custody just hours after she was arrested. The 44-year-old El

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Greens push to replace live export industry with local meat processing

Move comes as first ship to leave WA in wake of latest scandal the subject of another damning report• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Pressure is continuing to mount on Australia’s live export industry, with the Green

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Gurrumul’s album Djarimirri is first Indigenous-language chart-topper

Posthumous record becomes first Indigenous-language release to reach No 1 in Australia’s Aria album charts • Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noonGeoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu’s “final message” has echoed from his belov

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The cost of getting well in Australia is keeping us sick | Fiona Wright

The public health system is supposed to prevent undue financial burdens. But for author Fiona Wright, the reality is far from utopianBefore I became unwell, I had a lot of assumptions about what happened to people who were unwell. I assumed that no unwell

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Frydenberg stalls on woodlands protection after pressure from states and farmers

Decision on Tasmanian, NSW and Queensland woodlands’ on hold despite advice from expert committee• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Farmers’ associations, the Tasmanian deputy premier and a Tasmanian Liberal senator

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Facebook and Google must be held to account, TV networks say

Australian TV lobby says digital giants do not ‘contribute in any meaningful way towards cost of the content they monetise’•Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon Facebook and Google must be forced to be more transparent i

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'Ruthless, careless and irresponsible': readers share their banking nightmares

The sheer scale of malpractice uncovered over the past week could lead to the banking royal commission being extended• Tell us: has your financial future been destroyed by a bank?• Sign up to receive the top stories in Australia every day at noon This

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Sydney's light rail chaos: who is to blame for delays and cost blowout?

It was designed to be ready for the NSW election but the premier is facing a bitter court battle and an increasingly disgruntled public• Sign up to receive the top stories every morning So who is to blame for the virtual standstill and the blowout in co

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