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Summer Fruit Pizza with Rosemary Basil

This big, dramatic, open-face fruit tart looks like it just came off the set of an Italian country magazine shoot. Better yet, it’s nearly no work. …

Australian anthems: Itch-E & Scratch-E – Sweetness and Light

The early 90s was an era dominated by grunge in Australia; its melancholy sounds permeating the media and the charts. Yet at the same time, all around the country dance music culture was bubbling away under the surface. In Sydney it flourished in inner city warehouses and park lands, the lights and …

X files opened at Cardwell UFO Festival - ABC Far North Qld - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

The monster at the end of my bed<p>Molly Dunn says her first sighting was when she moved from England to New Zealand in 1953.<p>"It was hairy and it was on …

Trial results highlight Apple is out of options in its legal war against Samsung

Another battle in the ongoing patent litigation war between Apple and Samsung has just been called with a US jury awarding Apple about $120 million …

The recommendations of the Commission of Audit on mental health will only add to the inequity that people with a mental illness already experience, says Sebastian Rosenberg. http://ow.ly/wts28

Coles accused of 'unconscionable conduct' towards 200 small suppliers

Australia’s competition watchdog has launched federal court action against Coles, accusing the supermarket giant of engaging in “unconscionable conduct” towards 200 small suppliers.<p>Coles faces allegations it used unfair tactics to pressure suppliers to agree to make ongoing payments to the company …

Likely camel-to-human MERS virus has human-to-human transmission risks | DW | 05.05.2014

The illness begins with flu-like symptoms that can then progress to a lung infection or even to kidney failure.<p>"The mortality rate is at around 30 or …

Public Health

'Violent pimp' Damion St Patrick Baston, who allegedly ran global trafficking ring, worked on Gold Coast

A Jamaican man trafficked women across the world for years, at one point running a forced prostitution ring out of apartments on the Gold Coast and …

The Club 3.0 review: theatre troupe tries to get audience to fight each other

They tell us the whole story: Belgian artists Lucas de Man and Michaël Bloos created a stage version of the film and book Fight Club, which they called the Club. When a stage version wasn’t enough, they created a real version: an actual club where they could gather their friends and fight each …

Navy abuse report alleges 210 recruits raped at WA base from 1960 to 1980

A “harrowing” parliamentary report from the Australian Defence Abuse Response Taskforce (Dart) will next month detail allegations of shocking sexual assault of hundreds of child sailors at a West Australian naval base.<p>More than 210 navy junior recruits between the ages of 15 and 18 were raped or …

Manus security company tells staff to stop leaking confidential information

G4S employees who worked in the Manus detention centre during the unrest in February that left one asylum seeker dead have been warned by the security company not to leak information to the media, according to a leaked email seen by Guardian Australia.<p>The email sent by G4S regional managing …

NSW police minister Mike Gallacher resigns after Icac accusations

Mike Gallacher has resigned as New South Wales police and justice minister, pending an investigation of his alleged role in "hatching a corrupt scheme" to funnel illegal donations to the Liberal party.<p>Gallacher’s barrister made the announcement after the Independent Commission Against Corruption …

Surveillance: media alliance tells journalists to keep investigating

Australia’s Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) has called on journalists to continue investigating government and corporate surveillance following disclosures by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden in Australia’s annual press freedom report.<p>The report warns that public confidence has been …

Former central Qld teacher jailed over sexual relationship with teen student

A former central Queensland school teacher who had sex with a 14-year-old student will be eligible for parole next year.<p>Wayne Arthur Harrison, 52, …

Full-frontal campaign sees government ads popping up on porn website

An advertising placement company has apologised to the Queensland government for running taxpayer-funded ads on a porn website featuring nude images of male models and prominent Australian actors.<p>A "Strong Choices" ad spruiking the need for debt reduction was placed next to a full-frontal image of …

Denmark leads the charge in renewable energy | DW | 02.05.2014

Denmark has lofty goals: By 2020, the country aims to produce 70 percent of its energy from renewable sources and to make the switch to renewables …

Renewable Energy

Joe Hockey says wind turbines 'utterly offensive', flags budget cuts to clean energy schemes

Government sources have moved to reassure the energy sector that they have no plans to close down the clean energy regulator, despite Treasurer Joe …

Commission of Audit proposals for Medicare shake-up worry health industry

The Commission of Audit recommendations would signal the end of Medicare and fail to help patients, health care industry representatives …

Commission of Audit: Students concerned about proposed changes to Newstart allowance

The National Commission of Audit's 86 recommendations include a proposal that would force some unemployed people to move to areas with more jobs or …

Woodford's 52-bed 'bikie-only' prison has just one prisoner, union says, despite overcrowding elsewhere

The public sector union, Together, says the 52-bed "bikie-only" prison at Woodford, north of Brisbane, is virtually empty with just one "bikie" …

Powdered alcohol, seriously? A health risk we don't need

Opening a bottle and pouring liquid into a glass isn’t exactly an arduous task but a US company hopes to release a powdered variety to make consuming …

Sydney family suffers carbon monoxide poisoning from open coal fire in home

A family of five is in a stable condition in a Sydney hospital after being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning from an open coal fire lit to keep …

Tony Abbott postpones Indonesia visit amid reports of boat turnback

Tony Abbott has postponed a trip to Indonesia that was scheduled for next week. Concerns about an asylum-seeker operation north of Australia are believed to be behind the decision.<p>Arrangements were being made for the prime minister to visit Bali early next week for a regional forum, at the …

Botched execution: Barack Obama to have attorney-general look into Clayton Lockett's death

President Barack Obama says the botched execution of a murderer in Oklahoma raises questions about the death penalty in the United States and he will …