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Kidman decision confused, irregular: Labor

The Australian - ‎5 hours ago‎
A furore has erupted over the decision to knock back a bid by a foreign-led consortium for Australia's largest single landholding, with Labor and a farmers body warning it risks future foreign investment.
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Melb real estate funds gone, office locked

Herald Sun - ‎1 hour ago‎
The locks have been changed on six Melbourne LJ Hooker offices after a franchisee told head office her husband misused money from trust funds.
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Writers and publishers voice opposition to new copyright proposals

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The book industry industry has reacted with horror to the Productivity Commission's interim report into intellectual property, which recommends scrapping parallel-import restrictions on books and the adoption of the US system of "fair use" of copyright ...
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Manus Island agreement 'annulled' by ruling

Sky News Australia - ‎36 minutes ago‎
Papua New Guinea's High Commissioner to Australia says the Supreme Court ruling to shut down the Manus Island detention centre overrules an old agreement between his country and Australia.
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Problem gambling tale guides Alan Tudge's crackdown

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎21 hours ago‎
Alan Tudge clearly remembers the moment he came face-to-face with problem gambling in Australia. Five years ago a member of his Aston electorate in Melbourne's outer east was bankrupted after racking up an $80,000 debt betting online credit with ...
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Colgate fined for dirty detergent deal - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Colgate-Palmolive has been fined $18 million over an illegal deal to control the price and supply of laundry detergents. In a deal with competitor Unilever Australia, Colgate stopped selling laundry concentrate in 2009 and started selling ultra ...
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A nuclear waste dump could soon be built in South Australia - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A SOUTH Australian cattle station is expected to be named as the preferred site for the national dump for nuclear medical and laboratory waste.
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Smart Cities Plan to deliver more rail to Australian cities

ABC Online - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
PETER LLOYD: Mayors and urban planners are overjoyed that the Federal Government is showing so much interest in Australia's urban centres.
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Alliance wins $2b frigate work - The West Australian

The West Australian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The defence industry has won a maintenance contract worth more than $2 billion for the Royal Australian Navy's Anzac Class frigates.
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Genworth profit falls 25pc as appetite for risky property loans falters

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Lenders' appetite for risky home loans will continue to wane in 2016, forcing borrowers to stump out bigger deposits for their property purchases.
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Australia shares rise as banks ride rate cut hopes, NZ also firmer

Economic Times - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
SYDNEY/WELLINGTON: Australian shares ignored Wall Street's downbeat cue to rise on Friday as resources stocks rode a commodity rally higher and banks firmed on hopes of a rate cut.
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Erosion closes Fremantle Traffic Bridge despite reports about its detorioration

WA today - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Fremantle Traffic Bridge has been closed amid fears that erosion has left it unstable and, potentially, at risk of collapse. Labor MP Simone McGurk said it was an inevitability, slamming the Barnett government for failing to replace the 77-year-old ...

Australian livestock genetics and exports in the spotlight::

Invest in Australia - ‎15 hours ago‎
Australia's genetics industry will play a critical role in delivering a profitable future for agriculture Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby ​Joyce, said today at a Genetics Forum held at the University of ...
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Shares close 26pts higher

Business News - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Australian share market has closed modestly higher, led by the banks, as investors await next week's Reserve Bank of Australia decision on interest rates and financial reports from three of the big four banks.
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Pacific Brands' billion dollar takeover

Ragtrader - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Pending approval, the takeover will see HanesBrands acquire 100% of Pacific Brands' shares giving $AU1.15 per share. The takeover bid flags Australia and New Zealand as the latest markets on HanesBrands' acquistion trail and will allow Pacific Brands ...

Troubled Adelaide trains back on track

The Australian - ‎12 hours ago‎
An investigation has been launched into a major power outage that crippled some Adelaide trains as services returned to normal on Saturday.
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Facebook faces lawsuit over US stock plan - ‎10 hours ago‎
A Facebook Inc shareholder has filed a proposed class action lawsuit in a bid to stop the company's plan to issue new Class C stock, calling the move an unfair deal to entrench chief executive Mark Zuckerberg as controlling shareholder.
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APAC Currency Corner – Disappointment Reigns

Action Forex - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
USDJPY remains the primary focus after the pair fell off a cliff on the back of yesterday's Bank of Japan inactivity while Yen buying dominated the stage.
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Money cards come under terror law scrutiny - ‎6 hours ago‎
The federal government plans to assess the risk of stored-value cards, which are believed to have been used in the Paris terror attacks, as it strengthens Australia's anti-money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing laws.
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Copper drops amid crackdown on Chinese speculators

The Australian Financial Review - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange closed down 1.2 per cent at $US4904 a tonne after earlier touching $US4873, the weakest since April 19.