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Melbourne Metro Rail Project: Victoria pleads for $4.5b in federal funding

The Victorian Government is pleading for $4.5 billion in Federal Government funding for the Melbourne Metro Rail, to match its contribution to the …

Australia

Royal Australian Air Force makes final flight into Antarctica from Tasmania to supply researchers

A trial using the Royal Australian Air Force to deliver heavy cargo to Australian researchers in East Antarctica has been hailed a resounding success …

Australian Defence Force

Melbourne woman's car stolen from car wash, thieves drive to victim's house where children forced to hide

A Melbourne woman has described how her car was stolen from a shopping centre car wash before the thieves went to her house and tried to break in as …

Crime

James Packer's Crown Resorts to fight $362m tax bill

"Crown considers that it has paid the correct amount of tax and intends to pursue all available avenues of objection including, if necessary, court …

Goldman Sachs

Telstra free data day sees mobile users download 1,841 terabytes, equivalent of 2.3 million movies

When Telstra announced it would give its mobile customers free data all day yesterday with no caveats as an apology for last week's outage, it opened …

Telstra

The story of a life behind bars

Bobby Veen is a double murderer who has spent 40 of his 60 years in jail. He was released from prison last year after being diagnosed with …

Crime

Sensor-1 is the highly versatile security device you can stick onto anything

We all need security, whether for keeping an eye on your house when you’re gone, making sure nobody rifles through your files or opens up your laptop …

There's No Defending Saudi Arabia After a Starbucks Temporarily Banned Women

Women were banned from entering a Starbucks branch in Saudi Arabia last week due to the collapse of the gender wall. The coffee shop in the capital Riyadh had put up a sign that reads, "Please no entrance for ladies, only send your driver to order. Thank you."<p>The issue was first brought up by …

Mardi Gras Fashion Advice for the Church

My earliest memories of Mardi Gras are of my parents dressing me to take me to the parades in uptown New Orleans. Mom made sure I had on clothing which was appropriate for the weather, of course (usually chilly; sometimes rainy). Dad made sure I had Green and Blue Tulane Green Wave outer apparel - …

Adobe Launches Animate CC, Previously Known As Flash Professional

Adobe today officially launched Animate CC, the latest version of its animation tool for the web. Animate CC was previously known as Flash Professional, but the importance of Flash has (thankfully) declined over the last few years and the company decided it was time to rename the product to better …

Web Design

South Australian police fine more than 300 cyclists in safety blitz

South Australian police have denounced cyclists for disregarding the law and road users’ safety following a month-long operation in which 333 were fined and nearly 400 cautioned.<p>Driver caught on camera reversing towards group of Perth cyclists<p>Read more<p>Preliminary figures released by police on …

Cycling

French-made driverless electric bus to be trialled in Perth by RAC

A driverless electric bus is set to be trialled in Perth in a test run for the use of autonomous vehicles on West Australian roads.<p>The staged trial …

Driverless Cars

Bitcoin Group delays public listing on Australian Stock Exchange

Digital currency ‘miner’ has another setback, telling investors ASX has requested additional information<p>The Bitcoin Group has delayed its public listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in order to provide further information about the currency to the exchange.<p>The company has been seeking to become …

Bitcoin

SBS's role questioned by ABC managing director Mark Scott in senate estimates hearing

Outgoing ABC managing director Mark Scott says it is worth investigating whether Australia still needs two public broadcasters.<p>Mr Scott made the …

Why do some people bruise easily and when do you need to worry about it? An expert explains - Health - ABC News

We've all sported the odd black and blue mark from a knock, but for some of us, the slightest bump seems to result in a multi-coloured extravaganza, …

Massage Therapy

Criminologist Paul Wilson played naked hide and seek with young girl, Brisbane court told

High-profile Queensland criminologist Paul Wilson has pleaded not guilty to allegations he played a game of hide and seek with a young girl while he …

GST debate dead, buried and yet to be cremated

It seems all but certain that sometime between now and the middle of March the Turnbull Government will officially rule out lifting the Goods and …

Is Abetz right about the same-sex marriage plebiscite?

<b>Eric Abetz's comments on same-sex marriage expose deep confusion about the relationship between politicians and voters. Are MPs there to do the</b> …

Five Sydney Harbour islands you may never have heard of

Did you know Sydney Harbour is made up of 13 islands?<p>Some are more well-known like Garden Island, which is used by the Navy, or the …

Australia

Paedophile suspected Anglican Church friend 'in cahoots' with other offenders

A former Anglican rector and convicted paedophile has said he suspected a church friend was "in cahoots" with other offenders sexually abusing boys …

Turnbull government to start negotiations on national child abuse redress scheme

The federal government previously rejected the notion of a national scheme outright, with the Australian Government Solicitor telling the commission …

Australia

A net neutrality expert just wrote the FCC saying T-Mobile's Binge On is 'likely illegal'

A Stanford Law professor and net neutrality expert just delivered a damning report to the FCC that claims T-Mobile’s Binge On service is likely illegal.<p>Barbara van Schewick’s report is extensive, but claims that when you appreciate the components of Binge On collectively, it’s actually a big …

Zika virus outbreak in Latin America, Caribbean prompts US travel alert

United States health officials have issued a travel warning for 14 countries and territories in the Caribbean and Latin America where infection with …

Public Health

Ex-NSA boss says FBI's plan for ending encryption is a terrible idea

A former head of the US National Security Agency (NSA) told a conference that the FBI’s attempts to ban encryption are a bad idea, reports CNN.<p>General Michael Hayden, speaking at a cybersecurity conference in Miami Beach came out in favor of encryption saying, “I actually think end-to-end …

Here's Why People Are Upset Over Kendall Jenner's New Fashion Campaign

The collection is called "Tribal Spirit."<p>Spanish clothing brand Mango has tapped Kendall Jenner as its new face, following supermodels Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. Kendall posted the news to her Instagram, showing a look at the campaign and her commercial.<p>While this is a big win for a relatively …

Ocean is an amazing pocket-sized battery powered server

Today the wraps came off Ocean, a full server that’s the size of a mobile phone, with a built-in battery, so it can fit in your pocket and go where you do.<p>It’s a tiny computer that’s powerful enough to run a server — Node.js, to be precise — pre-loaded with Linux, a 1GHz dual-core CPU, 1 GB of RAM, …

Netflix to stop Australians accessing US content library using proxies and VPNs

Company says it is making progress towards offering all content universally, but viewers should be able to access only the library from their own country<p>Netflix has cracked down on people using proxy servers to get around regional restrictions on content, a move that is likely to affect thousands …

Televisions

Queensland Nickel: 237 workers to lose jobs at Clive Palmer's refinery in Townsville

Clive Palmer's Queensland Nickel refinery in Townsville has confirmed it will lay off 237 workers.<p>Mr Palmer was in discussions with the Queensland …

Chemicals in Melbourne's Yarra River created a health risk, says report

A Parks Victoria report warns than herbides and other chemicals from a wash-down station near a popular swimming spot created a toxic cocktail<p>A toxic cocktail of chemicals and herbicides has been washed into Melbourne’s Yarra River, killing trees and creating a public health risk, according to a …

Australia

Dutch woman who survived five days lost in Victorian wilderness used 'bushcraft'

A woman who survived five days lost in thick forest in eastern Victoria has been praised for use of "bushcraft", including building a hut, and using …

Bushcraft