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Telstra chairman defends CEOs, sprays kids earning 'millions on Fortnite'

57 min 17 sec ago
Telstra chairman John Mullen has delivered a remarkable spray against those critical of chief executive Andy Penn's $5 million a year pay, arguing kids playing popular video game Fortnite are paid similar sums of money. 
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Why banks don't necessarily pass on interest rate cuts

1 hour 7 min ago
Some customers are annoyed and a treasurer is not happy. But the banks say they are performing a complex balancing act. So what are they balancing?
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The case against the government's religious discrimination bill

1 hour 8 min ago
Underlying the Coalition government’s proposed religious discrimination bill is the implicit assumption that “religion” has a clear definition – everyone knows what it is. But this assumption is flawed.
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Can Facebook's smart display earn a place in your lounge room?

1 hour 13 min ago
Social media giant's Portal device has a renewed focus on privacy and is designed to make video calls easier.
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Queensland police boss bides time over DV leaker

1 hour 14 min ago
Queensland's head of police will bide her time before commenting on the future of an officer handed a suspended jail sentence for giving a domestic violence survivor's details to her allegedly violent ex-partner.
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Indonesia cracks down on terror suspects accused of targeting tourists

1 hour 14 min ago
Police have moved to assure Australian tourists that Bali is safe and secure after the arrest of suspects accused of pledging allegiance to Islamic State.
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Give me time, says Wanderers marquee man Meier

1 hour 15 min ago
By his own admission, Western Sydney striker Alexander Meier was a long way from his best in his A-League debut.
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The Masked Singer reclaims lion's share of ratings ahead of finale

1 hour 21 min ago
'People are wanting to see who the last few performers involved in this thing are because it's really all about the unveiling,' says TV analyst.
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LeBron James says Rockets boss' pro-Hong Kong tweet was ‘misinformed’

1 hour 29 min ago
The NBA's biggest star has revived a controversy over the Chinese backlash to an NBA executive's support for Hong Kong protesters.
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Test championship doesn't mirror performances: Irish

1 hour 32 min ago
The ICC's new Test championship has merit but is still beholden to scheduling issues, says players' association boss.
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On for young and old as penny farthing peloton wheels across the west

1 hour 36 min ago
Riders say it's 'like a real last frontier', a 19th century version of the Tour de France that's taking eight penny farthing riders across western Victoria.
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Newcrest's $685m plan to expand Australia's most lucrative gold mine

1 hour 37 min ago
Mining giant Newcrest has given the green light to a $685 million expansion of the country's most lucrative gold mine, the Cadia mine in New South Wales.
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'She should have been safe': Perth father jailed for life over courthouse murder of ex-partner

1 hour 39 min ago
A Perth father who murdered his ex-partner in the midst of a custody battle over their two children has been jailed for a minimum 24 years.
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Man's hand reattached in seven-hour surgery after meat slicer accident

1 hour 44 min ago
It has been described by a surgeon involved in the procedure as a "hugely rare" success seen once every 10 years or so.
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North Shore man charged over alleged grooming and rape of teenage girl

1 hour 46 min ago
Calvin Hill was 32 when police allege he met a 13-year-old girl on messaging app Kik. He's since been charged with grooming and sexually assaulting her.
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Slain Queensland father set upon by four men in 'planned event'

1 hour 56 min ago
The four men fled the scene in a dark-coloured ute with no registration plates and Michael Menzel, 48, died an hour later.
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Queensland therapist banned for abusing clients

1 hour 57 min ago
A Queensland masseur and hypnotherapist who sexually assaulted clients has been banned from performing any future treatments because he is a serious risk to women.
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Green Guide Letters: What TV and radio fans have to say this week

2 hours 4 min ago
Benedict Cumberbatch, yes. The opening plotline in his new show? No thanks, say our readers.
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Police car crunched into bollard after colliding with tram in CBD

2 hours 4 min ago
A police car has been written off and a tram is in need of a paint job after the two collided at a busy city intersection.
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'Quirky' import Mustajeer acclimatises ahead of spring racing berth

2 hours 11 min ago
Trainer Kris Lees will ask stewards if Mustajeer can get onto the track earlier to avoid pre-race distractions, with a view to Caulfield and the Melbourne Cup.
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