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Former privacy chief lambasts "incredibly secretive" political parties

Former federal Privacy Commissioner Malcolm Crompton has blasted Australia’s major political parties as “incredibly secretive” about the information …


The red and white Fox on the run

There's a strong chance a lot of Swans fans will be wondering on Sunday: 'who is this number 42?'


This Aussie startup wants to launch a flying car grand prix

The Alauda Mark 1 Airspeeder looks like a sleek black cigar; it’s clearly designed as a homage to lightweight Formula One cars from the 1950s. The …

Australian Grand Prix

'Swimming blind': Researcher says WA's Hamelin Bay a 'whale trap' for mass stranding events

"This is a textbook example of how whales can beach themselves close to coastlines where their sonar is made ineffective."

Western Australia

Revealed: the powerful Facebook data matching tool the Liberal Party rejected over legal fears

Facebook approached Australia's major political parties during the 2016 election with a new and powerful data matching tool, but Liberal strategists …

Social Media

Five reasons why you should underpour your wine

<b>COMMENT</b><p>When you think of the broad concept of "enjoying wine", or at least when I think of it, it's hard not to imagine a glass being raised. …

Cooking (Australia)

Australians ‘naive’ to online manipulation

Australians may be accustomed to living their lives online but experts say the Facebook data-mining scandal shows we need to be more cautious about …

Social Media

REPORT: The federal government is considering a $5 charge on every parcel sent to Australia

Peter Parks/AFP/Getty Images A courier on George Street, Sydney.<p>The federal government is considering a new flat $5 levy on every parcel mailed into …


Two dead in helicopter crash off Queensland coast

A rescue helicopter had taken off from Townsville with a paramedic on board and was expected to arrive at the crash site about 6pm.<p>The Cruise …

North Queensland

TPG Capital walks away from Fairfax Media takeover talks

US private equity giant TPG Capital has ditched plans for a $2.76 billion takeover of Fairfax Media, clearing the way for rival bidder Hellman & …


Former Fairfax exec Sean Aylmer labels journalists ‘miserable’ and ‘insecure’, says revenue model is broken

Fairfax Media’s former editorial director who oversaw the company’s restructure and a series of redundancies has declared the revenue models of …


Stuff to launch online movie streaming platform

Media company Stuff, formerly known as Fairfax Media, has today launched a new online movie streaming platform.<p>The website, named Stuff Pix, lets …

Energy sector urges higher emissions cuts

"The electricity sector can do more than its pro rata share of the target as it has cost-effective abatement options available to it which could be …

Josh Frydenberg

'An absolute s--t show': Cockburn councillor's reconciliation rant

"Anyone looking at that comment section would have to be ignoring the implications to see that the situation is a powder keg waiting to explode."

Social Media

Myer expected to announce profits dive

Mr Lew, whose Premier Investments has lost $63 million on Myer since taking an 11 per cent stake a year ago, has been highly critical and is set on …


Tech giants shun Facebook as ACCC inquiry looms

A spokesperson for Google said: "Google Search is an index of the open internet, which is different to a social platform".<p>On Tuesday, the Australian …

Cambridge Analytica

Turnbull government set for David and Goliath battle over energy plan

Australia’s smallest jurisdiction has dug in its heels, threatening to kybosh the Turnbull government’s signature energy policy unless the …


The No.1 reason we should put driverless cars on the road

Uber has apologised to the family of a women in the US who is believed to be the first pedestrian killed by a self-driving car. The company has also …

Autonomous Vehicle

Childbirth program reduces caesarean rate, could save health system $97 million a year

Lead author Dr Kate Levett, now at the University of Notre Dame Australia, has conducted a cost analysis follow-up study, published in <i>BMJ Open</i>, that …

Australian Universities

Government turns up the heat on Bill Shorten over 'slugging' older Australians

More than half the people hit by Labor’s new tax plan are over the age of 65 and could lose the equivalent of their annual electricity bills, …


Coalition and Labor distance themselves from 'dark arts' campaigning firm Cambridge Analytica

Labor senator Kristina Keneally described the firm's activities as "the dark arts of secretly mining and manipulating our citizens' personal data" …

Australian News

Queensland government to introduce waste levy after months of pressure

The Palaszczuk government will move to reintroduce a waste levy amid mounting scrutiny of New South Wales companies dumping hundreds of thousands of …


Markets Live: Tech share slide in focus for ASX

<i>LIVE</i><p>This page updates automatically<p><b>The ASX is lower today, with losses for iron ore and a tech-led selloff on Wall Street denting sentiment.</b><p><i>Fairfax</i> …

Stock Markets

We need to change how we control energy, AEMC says

Australia has the electricity it needs to keep the lights on but it has been unprepared for the rush of new solar and wind power.

Renewable Energy

Broncos safe from sponsor backlash as Lodge's contract remains intact

Lodge hasn't paid any of that money and the argument from the Broncos and the NRL is that his debt can best be serviced by playing professional sport …

Brisbane Broncos

What is the NEG and what will it do?

The NEG focuses on solving the energy trilemma of security, reliability and affordability, that is making sure there is enough energy, it is getting …

Renewable Energy

The WA crane company that has launched more than 70 court cases

The director of a WA company which has sued more than 70 businesses and individuals since 2005 claims the court proceedings were justified to make …


ASX tightens listing rules in wake of GetSwift, Big Un debacles

The Australian Securities Exchange has tightened its listing rules to clamp down on companies over-hyping customer contracts and force the disclosure …

Stock Markets

Sunshine Coast mum creates program for school students to stymie cyberbullying

There is something about Rachel Downie’s voice that suggests she is going to make a difference in the vexed and troubled area of school bullying.<p>Ms …

Social Media

Socceroos farewell game reportedly scrapped

Australia are set to abandon their traditional farewell match before the 2018 FIFA World Cup and will instead have a training camp overseas.