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Aviation industry leads survey of Australia's favourite workplaces

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Most Australians want a job with an airline or the government, a new study has found. The survey of more than 10,000 people around the country has found more than half would like to work for Virgin Australia, with slightly fewer saying they would ...
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Australia seals trade expansion and $2.25b defence deal with Singapore

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
Australia will significantly deepen economic and defence ties with Singapore through an expansion of the countries' free trade agreement and a major boost to the number of Singaporean troops training in Queensland.
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60 Minutes: Adam Whittington pleads with Australia not to abandon him

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Australian-British child-recovery agent Adam Whittington has accused Foreign Minister Julie Bishop of showing "double standards" over the handling of his ongoing detention in Lebanon, suggesting the Nine Networks' 60 Minutes crew received better ...

Australia helped target most-wanted terror recruiter, Neil Prakash: ministers

The Canberra Times (blog) - ‎11 hours ago‎
Security sources said there was no obvious candidate to replace him as a poster boy who could push Islamic State ideology as well as inspire actual plots in Australia. However they cautioned that candidates would likely emerge, given there are still at ...
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Contestants claim corruption at core of Miss Lebanon Australia 2016 - ‎10 hours ago‎
One of the judges of the Miss Lebanon Australia contest says none of the panel voted for the 2016 winner, the sister of controversial businessman Salim Mehajer.

Genworth CEO says 'more wary' of Australia housing because of China ties

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎16 hours ago‎
Genworth Financial, which controls Australia's biggest lenders' mortgage insurer, has become "more wary" of the nation's housing market because of its connection to China's economy and commodities demand.
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Lion toppled as king of Australia's beer jungle

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎17 hours ago‎
Kirin-owned dairy and drinks group Lion will still have bragging rights in the front bar for the next few months, but will then reluctantly hand over its crown in Australia's $14 billion beer market following an Australian Competition and Consumer ...
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Moody's: The problem with housing affordability in Australia's capitals may have peaked

Business Insider Australia - ‎13 hours ago‎
Australian housing affordability deteriorated over the past 12 months, but the worst may now be over. That's the view of Natsumi Matsuda, an analyst at Moody's Investor Services, who notes that Australian two-income households spent an average 27.6% of ...
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/video/ - ‎May 4, 2016‎
HE inspired plots to wreck havoc in Australia and encouraged others to fight with the murderous Islamic State. Now Australia's most wanted terrorist is dead. Neil Prakash, the Islamic State operative behind a string of failed Australian terror plots ...
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Philip Lowe named next RBA governor

The Australian Financial Review - ‎13 hours ago‎
Philip Lowe, a globally trained monetary policy specialist widely regarded as one of the best central bankers of his generation, has been given the job of running the Reserve Bank of Australia just as it enters unprecedented territory with record-low ...
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Former Australia star Glen Ella named England skills coach for tour Down Under - ‎58 minutes ago‎
Eddie Jones has turned to an old friend for help on England's tour to Australia after Glen Ella was appointed as a skills coach for the three-Test series.

Australia and the United States: close but different

The Australian - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The US economy generates a gross domestic product of $18,000 billion a year, 11 times the Australian economy. US military spending is $600bn, is 26 times the Australian spending. The US population at 320 million is 13 times the Australian population.
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Two-thirds of Australia's emissions fund spent for just 7% of 2030 target

The Guardian - ‎14 hours ago‎
But the 2030 targets themselves aren't enough to keep the world under 2C. If Australia were to act on that objective, the auctions only account for 3% of the abatement needed by 2030, said the Climate Institute CEO, John Connor.
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Look up at the sky tonight! - ‎12 hours ago‎
Picture: National Archives Of AustraliaSource:News Limited. When these particles hit our atmosphere, at a fair old speed, they heat up, and the air around them also heats up (technically, the air becomes ionised) and we see a thin flash of light that ...

It's time to future-proof Australia's copyright laws for the 21st century

The Conversation AU - ‎May 4, 2016‎
The proposed reforms will enhance consumer rights, competition policy, access to knowledge and Australia's ambitious National Innovation and Science Agenda and “ideas boom”.

Calls for curriculum to say Australia was invaded not settled

The Age - ‎May 4, 2016‎
"Look at the Daily Telegraph's page one assault on universities for having the temerity to state the obvious - that European settlement in Australia was, for Indigenous Australians, an invasion," Mr Merlino said. But he told The Age that he was not ...

Costco starts selling cut-price coffins in Australian stores

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
Milk, bread, and a coffin - it's not your average shopping list, but Costco isn't your average supermarket. Burial caskets and coffins went on sale at Costco Wholesale's store in Ringwood, in Melbourne's east, on Wednesday, and there are plans to ...

Environmental score card shows Australia is once again in decline

The Conversation AU - ‎May 4, 2016‎
After some unusually wet years, our landscape and ecosystems have once again returned to poorer conditions that were last experienced during the Millennium Drought.
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Savage budget cuts pull Australia down in foreign aid rankings

The Conversation AU - ‎May 3, 2016‎
... estimates of 2015 foreign aid flows, they shared the distinction of being the two biggest aid cutters in 2015. Now that Australia's 2016 aid budget has been unveiled - with a further cut of well over A$200 million - we have moved into a class of ...
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Australia copies UK's Google tax on 'contrived' dodges

The Register - ‎13 hours ago‎
Australia has copied the United Kingdom's Government Digital Service and has now decided the UK's Google-busting Diverted Profits tax is also worth replicating.