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Nurse stood down for racist social media rant, employment lawyer says breaches are common

A nurse has been stood down from his hospital job in northern WA following an expletive-filled, racist rant on social media that threatened violence …

Indigenous Australians

Amazon researcher builds AI stock picker

by Jeremy Kahn<p>A hedge fund manager and a computer scientist have found a promising new way to use artificial intelligence to pick stocks over longer …

Artificial Intelligence

Sam Dastyari under fire for continuing to accept parliamentary income despite resigning

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has levelled fresh criticism at Sam Dastyari, for continuing to pocket his parliamentary income despite announcing …

Bill Shorten

May the Force be with you: Star Wars toys for fans who have $10,000 to burn

"Star Wars" returns to the big screen this weekend, with fans young and old already lining up in Hollywood for early screenings.<p>"The Last Jedi" is …

Star Wars

Girlfriend watches as boyfriend drowns at Tallow Beach, Byron Bay

A woman has reportedly watched her boyfriend drown after he became caught in a rip at a beach in Far North NSW.<p>The man, believed to be in his 20s, …

Crime

First tram gets police escort into Canberra under the cover of darkness

While most of Canberra was sleeping, the first tram carriage for the multi-million-dollar light rail network was being escorted by police into the …

Andrew Barr

What is Australia's most common birthday?

Want a baby? Then, statistically speaking, you'd be better off celebrating this fertile Christmas holiday season in Victoria and not New South …

South Australia

Calls for probe into Donut King get louder

The $170 billion franchise industry needs the blowtorch put on it. "There are suicides, marriage breakdowns and bankruptcies. There is a huge problem …

Business (Australia)

Don Burke lobbied Barnaby Joyce over APVMA

The former TV host was instrumental in setting up the authority, known originally as the National Registration Authority, and suggested improvements …

Barnaby Joyce

How have you disappointed me, Malcolm Turnbull?

<i>It's best not to ask how you have disappointed Australia, Prime Minister, writes Deputy editor Michelle Pini.</i><p><i>“HOW HAVE I DISAPPOINTED YOU?”</i> Turnbull …

Malcolm Turnbull

Aussies warned to ‘stay inside’, respect fire bans as temperatures soar sky high

People are being told to stay inside and drink plenty of water as the mercury soars in Australia’s east, with authorities issuing several fire …

Weather

Sam Slammed, But Not By A Federal Anti-Corruption Watchdog, Notably

The former Labor Senator Sam Dastyari is far from the only federal politician to peddle influence for cash and favours. But he’s one of countless who …

Sam Dastyari

China urged to make Australia 'feel the pain'

<b>Beijing:</b> South Korean President Moon Jae-in has arrived in China with 200 business people, a sign of thaw in frosty relations with its major trading …

China

Sam Dastyari to keep drawing taxpayer salary for weeks, despite resigning

Labor leader Bill Shorten has confirmed that former senator Sam Dastyari could keep receiving his taxpayer-funded salary into 2018, despite …

Sam Dastyari

Government has ‘slammed the brakes’ on school funding: Plibersek

Deputy Opposition Leader Tanya Plibersek joins Cunningham MP Sharon Bird, Member for Wollongong Paul Scully and NSW Teachers Federation organiser …

Education

All policies are on the table, including support for Adani: LNP leader

"They're all up for review, they have to be, because obviously if they were all 100 per cent, we wouldn't be standing here in opposition," she …

Brisbane

Clive Palmer's Coolum Resort lists units on Airbnb for a premium

Holiday units in the Palmer Coolum Resort, which has been mothballed since March 2015, have been listed on Airbnb in time for the school …

Liberal National Party

These were the hottest homes in Queensland in 2017

92 Solar St, Coorparoo.<p>HALF the top 10 hottest homes in Queensland this year have come out of the capital city, led by a one-year-old house that sold …

Real Estate

The growing skills gap between jobs in Australian cities and the regions

Demand is growing for aged care workers in regional areas and so policymakers should be focused on this rather than manufacturing jobs. Paul …

Social Justice

‘She put up a good fight’: Two on the run after violent Vincentia carjacking

One man was arrested after an extensive man hunt and multiple police chases, but two men are still on the run.

Crime

Blockchain start-ups urge RBA to start eAUD experiments

Blockchain developers have urged the Reserve Bank to start experimenting with digital-dollar technologies rather than just observing them.<p>RBA …

Bitcoin

Is the ‘man flu’ real?

Bad news ladies - apparently the men in your lives are not overreacting when they whinge about coming down with the "man flu".<p>Perhaps, they need to …

Viral

Mind your own business, Joyce tells NZ

Barnaby Joyce has warned New Zealand to mind its own business on border protection after its prime minister offered to take 150 refugees from Manus …

Jacinda Ardern

Organ transplant system 'tipped towards non-Indigenous patients'

Australians should be "saddened, angry and flabbergasted" that Indigenous patients are up to 10 times less likely to be added to the kidney donation …

Medicine

New LNP leader refuses to rule out future role for ousted Tim Nicholls

"I don't think I've ever heard Annastacia Palaszczuk being asked and that's in relation to [former premier Anna Bligh], it seems like that slate's …

Tim Nicholls

Indigenous Australians 'taking power back' from government in Queensland

The newly-appointed CEO of a peak body fighting for indigenous communities in north Queensland said the Cape York Land Council wants to "take the …

Indigenous Australians

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Migrant and refugee children are standout performers in spelling, NAPLAN results show

Migrant and refugee children are outperforming native English speakers in spelling in some states, the 2017 national school assessment report card …

Education

Northern Territory fracking recommendations sobering for gas industry

Hopes among Northern Territory gas explorers of an early unlocking of vast quantities of onshore gas are fading as they digest a comprehensive list …

Environment

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