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APRA to remove banks' interest-only lending restrictions

The financial regulator will lift restrictions on interest-only residential lending, in an attempt to stabilise Australia's ailing property market.



Source: ABC News | 19 Dec 2018 | 11:42 am

'They've never seen it like this': Correctional officers fear for life in overcrowded Qld prisons

Prison guards say they are increasingly going to work under the promise of violence as Queensland's prison population continues to escalate. With a guard attacked by an inmate just yesterday, the physical effect is evident, but guards say they are also struggling mentally.



Source: ABC News | 19 Dec 2018 | 9:53 am

'I have no family': Calls to adopt a granny as Christmas cheer fades for orphaned elderly

Orphaned aged care residents experiencing loneliness over the festive season say the idea of adopting a granny is a great initiative that would alleviate depression and spread some Christmas joy.



Source: ABC News | 19 Dec 2018 | 9:42 am

The 'wary' #MeToo conversation in Australia

High-profile allegations of misconduct are being tested against strict defamation laws.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 19 Dec 2018 | 5:48 am

Australia v India: Hosts level series with Perth win

Australia win a Test match for the first time since March's ball-tampering controversy as they beat India in Perth.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Dec 2018 | 8:32 pm



Scott Johnson death: It's 'inconceivable' my brother killed himself

Australian police offer a $1m reward information about the 27-year-old's death in 1988.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 18 Dec 2018 | 12:40 pm

Geoffrey Rush denies misconduct allegations by co-star Yael Stone

Australian actress Yael Stone says Rush behaved inappropriately during a Sydney theatre production.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Dec 2018 | 10:15 pm

Andrew Broad: Australian minister quits amid 'sugar baby' allegations

Andrew Broad quits the government's frontbench after a woman made allegations to a magazine.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Dec 2018 | 9:09 pm

Golden wedding missed over Home Office lost passports

Cathy Powell says the Home Office lost her family's documents and they are unable to travel.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 17 Dec 2018 | 5:17 am

Australia recognises West Jerusalem as Israeli capital

PM Scott Morrison says Australia will not immediately move its embassy from Tel Aviv.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 15 Dec 2018 | 11:18 pm

Refugee footballer Hakeem Al-Araibi fights extradition to Bahrain

Bahraini Hakeem Al-Araibi, who has refugee status in Australia, was detained in Thailand last month.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Dec 2018 | 11:38 pm

Margot Robbie and Saoirse Ronan on Queen Elizabeth film

Margot Robbie has revealed that she felt she wasn't the right actress for the role of Queen Elizabeth I.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 11 Dec 2018 | 11:04 pm

NZ PM: 'Overwhelming sense of hurt' over backpacker's murder

Jacinda Ardern held back tears as she commented on the murder of British tourist Grace Millane.

Source: BBC News - Australia | 10 Dec 2018 | 6:10 pm

Surfers Ride Waves Along Florida Coast Ahead of Alberto

Subtropical Storm Alberto was due to make landfall along the Florida panhandle on Monday, May 28, but the storm was weakening as it approached land. With a maximum wind speed of 50 miles per hour, Alberto was expected to come ashore in Destin, Florida, in the afternoon, a news report said. Some tropical storm warnings in Alabama had been canceled as the storm approached the mainland. Rough conditions didn’t stop surfers in Navarre, Florida, near Pensacola, from hitting the waves Monday as the storm approached. Credit: Moona Joyner via Storyful

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Daughter of ambulance worker shares story about father’s suicide (ABC Q&A)

Kim, an audience member on the ABC’s Q&A program, told the panel on Monday night that her father Tony had recently taken his own life and how she feels like the system didn't do enough to help. CREDIT: ABC/Q&A

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

RUSH HOUR: Hugging illusion baffles internet

Live: Rush Hour

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Rainbow Shines Over Panama City Beach Before Alberto’s Arrival

A rainbow appeared across the sky as Subtropical Storm Alberto approached Panama City Beach, Florida, on Monday, May 28. The storm was still about 50 miles southwest of the city on Monday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Tropical storm warnings had been issued across the Gulf Coast ahead of the storm. Heavy rain was expected in Florida, Alabama and Georgia on Monday with the possibility of a storm surge along the coast, according to the National Hurricane Center. Tornadoes and waterspouts were also possible. Credit: Woody Thornton via Storyful

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Energy policy sets Coalition back in latest Newspoll

The latest Newspoll has revealed more voters trust Labor to deliver lower power prices and secure supply than the Coalition. The poll shows 39 per cent trust Labor, 37 per cent back the coalition, while 24 per cent remain uncommitted to keep prices down and secure supply, the Newspoll conducted for The Australian showed. It comes as the federal government has pushed its NEG while facing mutiny in the partyroom over coal-fired power stations, such as Liddell.

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |



Nationals hail shock Senate recruit in Tasmania

The Nationals have hailed a shock Senate recruit in Tasmania. Steve Martin has joined the party, three months after replacing his one-time party leader Jacqui Lambie after dual citizenship forced her to resign. The move marks a boost for the government's numbers in the upper house. Meanwhile, the Tasmanian Liberals will reportedly refuse to let the new National share their Senate ticket.

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Man charged for allegedly murdering neighbour with a hammer

A man has been charged with murder in Adelaide after allegedly beating his 74-year-old neighbour to death with a hammer. It is alleged the attack on Dion Hewitt occurred inside his Flinders Park home. His 33-year-old neighbour has been charged and is due to face court today.

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Superannuation industry exposed in landmark report

A report by the Productivity Commission has found Australians are losing $2.6 billion a year in fees and insurance premiums on extra superannuation accounts. The landmark inquiry into the super industry has found a third of accounts are unintended multiple accounts. The commission wants people to only be placed in a default fund when they enter the workforce and for Australians to be given a ‘best in show’ list of 10 high-performing funds identified by an independent expert panel.

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Neighbour charged after ‘hammer’ attack

A MAN has been charged with murder after allegedly killing his neighbour during a violent attack in Flinders Park.

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |

Killer laughs before pleading guilty

A FORMER Bandidos bikie has been convicted of murder for a second time after he admitted killing Gold Coast father Greg Dufty.

Source: AAP National | news.com.au — Australia’s #1 news site |








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