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Whitehaven delivers jump in profit

Coal miner Whitehaven has posted a massive 20-fold jump in full-year profit to $405.4 million, on the back of higher volumes and a jump in prices.

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New Liberal senator for WA sworn-in

One of the vacant seats in the Senate has been filled with the swearing-in of a new Liberal senator for Western Australia.

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Minister and mayor to hold Aust Day talks

Yarra City mayor Amanda Stone is preparing for talks with the federal government about her council's controversial decisions about Australia Day ceremonies.

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Extradited man charged over boy's death

Chinese "slapping therapist" Hongchi Xiao has been charged following his extradition from the UK over the manslaughter of a six-year-old boy in Sydney.

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Earnings lift Mirvac...

Mirvac says a strong performance in its investment portfolio and strong operational earnings have helped boost its full-year profit, but revenue has fallen.

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Aug 17 2017
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MasterChef judge...

MasterChef judge George Calombaris has admitted assaulting a 19-year-old man after the A-League grand final earlier this year.

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Bishop offered tinfoil...

Labor MP Rob Mitchell has brought a tinfoil hat to parliament, saying Foreign Minister Julie Bishop needs it to accompany her conspiracy theories.

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Aug 17 2017
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QBE lifts HY profit 30% despite EM woes

Insurance giant QBE has lifted first-half profit 30 per cent to $US345 million despite a claims blowout in an emerging markets business it will now restructure.

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$400,000 painting stolen in Melbourne

Police say a $400,000 colonial-era painting titled Passage of the Blacks has been stolen from a Melbourne home.

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Aug 17 2017
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Making right choices to lift wages: govt

Treasurer Scott Morrison believes the government is making the right decisions to lift wages after figures showing salaries continue to grow at a 20-year low.

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Aug 17 2017
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Coles earnings slip,...

Wesfarmers has reported a $2.87 billion full-year profit, but Coles has suffered its first fall in earnings since the conglomerate acquired it nine years ago.

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Aug 17 2017
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Treasury Wine boosts...

Srong earnings growth in the Americas and Asia has helped boost Treasury Wine Estates' full-year net profit by 55 per cent to $269.1 million.

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Aug 17 2017
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Stop parliament with...

Former Liberal senator Cory Bernardi believes Malcolm Turnbull should prorogue the parliament, warning there is a lack of confidence in politics.

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Aug 17 2017
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Trump cops criticism from all sides

US President Donald Trump has been criticised by his own party and his allies over his comments blaming "both sides" for the fatal rally in Virginia.

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Aug 17 2017
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Liveris agrees on axing of Trump council

Despite boasting he could easily replace fleeing CEOs, Donald Trump has made the pre-emptive decision to disband two key White House advisory groups.

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Aug 17 2017
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Algae paved way for animals: Aust study

Australian scientists say that the evolution of animals is down to the rise of algae 650 million years ago.

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Aug 17 2017
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Highly likely Aust...

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton says he would welcome formal confirmation that Australia's most notorious terrorist has been killed in Syria.

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Aug 17 2017
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Morrison summons...

Treasurer Scott Morrison is optimistic of legislating a 0.5 per cent Medicare levy rise as he steers a package of bills through parliament.

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Aug 17 2017
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'I renounced my UK...

Justice Minister Michael Keenan insists he renounced his British citizenship, through descent from his father, in 2004 before he entered parliament.

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