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Australia v New Zealand: Basin Reserve pitch to challenge touring Australian side

ABC Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
There's a familiar mantra since Australia got towelled up at Birmingham and Nottingham in consecutive weeks during last year's Ashes debacle: 'we must do better in those conditions'.
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Kate Jenkins named Australia's new Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
The first thing Australia's new Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins wants to do is listen. In the wake of her appointment on Thursday, Ms Jenkins said she plans to consult women "from all walks of life" to work out "where my energies should go ...
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All Italian tomato exporters to Australia slapped with anti-dumping measures

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
The days of cheap tinned tomatoes are over, with the federal government backing a decision to slap anti-dumping measures on two Italian giants that account for half of imported tinned tomatoes in Australia. The Anti-Dumping Commission found exporters ...
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Charity group calls for $5 billion death tax on Australia's super rich

ABC Online - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Community Council for Australia is calling on the Federal Government to re-introduce an inheritance tax. It would only apply to people who have over $5 million in net wealth.
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Virgin Australia in profit as domestic airfares surge

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Virgin Australia's decision to limit the number of flights in the domestic market at a time of weak demand and its ability to pick up more business traffic has paid off.
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India demands cheaper longer-term gas supplies from Australia

The Australian Financial Review - ‎7 hours ago‎
India has called on Australia to cut the cost of its gas production by embracing massive new integrated supply chains if it wants to win a long-term share of the country's shift to gas power plants.
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The bears are in charge in Australia's sharemarket - but for how long?

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Australian sharemarket tumbled into bear territory this week and investors, scarred from the global financial crisis, are fearing the worst, But statistics may be on their side.

Australian tip-off leads to online wildlife trafficking sting in Indonesia

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎9 hours ago‎
Jakarta: A tip-off from the Australian Federal Police led to a sting that nabbed two Indonesians who had smuggled Papuan reptiles to Australia in an international online wildlife trafficking operation. Indonesia is a global hotspot for the lucrative ...
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Philippines baseball team confident ahead of clash with Australia

SBS - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Australian leg of the World Baseball Classic Qualifiers gets underway tonight and the Philippines team will be looking to spring an upset on Australia. The four nation tournament runs for the next four days and only the winner can qualify for next ...
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Man accused of South Australia backpacker attack sought love online

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
The man accused of a terrifying attack on two European backpackers at a remote South Australian beach had been searching for love online, describing himself on a dating website as being respectful to women and seeking a "future wife".
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Zika virus: Australian Olympic team's doctor says athletes must be alert but not alarmed in Rio

ABC Online - ‎12 hours ago‎
Australia's Olympic athletes should be alert but not alarmed at the spreading Zika virus in Brazil, the team's chief medico says.

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP leaves Australia

The Australian Financial Review - ‎10 hours ago‎
Managing partner at Holding Redlich Ian Robertson said the firm focusing was on its key practices; property and construction, commercial disputes, industry superannuation and agri-business.

Australia's Qatar embassy fit-out expected to cost $7 million, Senate estimates hearing told

ABC Online - ‎1 hour ago‎
The Federal Government has considered spending nearly $10,000 a metre on the fit-out of a new embassy in Qatar - more than double the cost of its offices in Sydney's CBD.
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Climate change negotiator Harinder Sidhu to be Australian envoy to India

The Australian Financial Review - ‎13 hours ago‎
Foreign minister Julie Bishop has boosted the profile of women in Australia's most important diplomatic posts by appointing a former senior climate change official to be the Australian high commissioner to India. Senior Department of Foreign Affairs ...

Michael Clarke backs away from talk of Australia return

The Age - ‎8 hours ago‎
Former Australian captain Michael Clarke has poured cold water on speculation he is positioning himself for a return to the international arena.

Two debutants in Australia Sao Paulo squad

ARU Rugby - ‎13 hours ago‎
Qantas Australian Women's Sevens Head Coach Tim Walsh will hand debuts to two players for the Sao Paulo leg of the HSBC World Rugby Women's Sevens Series which kicks off next weekend (20-21 February).
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Stan Grant on Closing the Gap: There is something stirring in Australia

SBS - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Amongst the plethora of statistics around Indigenous affairs this week, and the despair at efforts to close the gap, there is something worth clinging to: 86 per cent of Australians believe the relationship with Indigenous people is important. This is ...

Australia can have good jobs without sacrificing employment growth

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
Contrary to what business groups might say, you can have well-paid, secure jobs - and good employment growth. A study released by the OECD this week says so and the data, which examines the quality of employment, also shows that Australia has one of ...
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Iron Boy, Australia's Own Superhero, Is Fighting Crime In Sydney Today

Gizmodo Australia - ‎14 hours ago‎
NSW Police has teamed up with Make A Wish Australia to turn a sick boy's day into something out of a movie: today, Iron Boy will take to the skies in a police helicopter, rescue a damsel in distress on Sydney Harbour, and battle crooks at the Opera House.
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