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- Only 'fools' think house prices will keep rising, warns ANZ boss
- IS 'sorry' - but not for beheading
- Crash leave boy with facial injuries
- Why we pay so much for cars
An international luxury hotel brand that targets the young and wealthy has become the latest company to reveal plans for the River City.
Australia?s booming housing prices cannot go on forever, says David Gonski.
Militants apologise following release of horrific video - but not for reasons you might think.
Child, 12, taken to hospital after being struck by vehicle.
COMMENT: We're used to paying an 'Australian premium' because they can charge us that.
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- Insulation report finding on fires cheers battling industry
- 'Borders, genders ? all a bit confusing right now!': Russian ministry refers to Julie Bishop as a 'he'
- The crate debate: Stoush between artists Hany Armanious and Jarrad Kennedy steps up but resolution sought
- Australians left vulnerable without advanced care planning
- Ireland's employment minister defends his country's tax status
- Gates to Canberra's best gardens to stay open despite closure of Open Gardens Australia
- Saleyard scene of foot-and-mouth training exercise
- John Howard curates exhibition on Robert Menzies at Old Parliament House
- Philanthropists urged to go public about gifts
- Despite the August rain, another active fire season threatens
- How to make your own charcoal
- CBR 100 Challenge invites all comers to get fit and see Canberra
- Australian man reportedly charged with sexual abuse of twins born to Thai surrogate
- Trade union inquiry witnesses fear for safety, hearing told
- Mandarins in Beijing for final talks on China free trade agreement
- Australian arrested in Sea Shepherd whale hunt protest
- Black Dog Institute rejects dollars for chaplains proposal
- Rich nations have moral duty to help island nations as climate change shifts weather patterns, says World Bank envoy
- Bisexual soldier in topless barmaids row speaks out
- Bomber's buried treasure in dispute
- The Zone: Dealing with the meth explosion
- ACCC warns of scam offering thousands of dollars from carbon tax repeal
- UK filmmaker David Bond says we need to convince kids to spend more time in nature
- Knowing Rex and Albert lends guide to tangling with teenage brain
- MH370 hunt gets new map as searchers say 'we'll find it'
- Appeal to save Ned Kelly's home
- Ten years and no scandal for Princess Mary
- Rooftop solar connection numbers tipped to slide by 60 per cent in ACT
- Concerns pilgrims will be caught up in airport terrorism checks
- Road to revenge
- Farewell to the father
- Mother truckers
- Medibank goes up for sale
- People smuggler supported by those he helped to Australia
- Former Japanese PM who rode out Fukushima crisis campaigns against Australian uranium
- Lack of transparency on gas market could lead to taxpayer rip-off in pipeline folly
- Government to sell Medibank Private by Christmas
- Australia's solar installers face another boom and bust
- Tony Abbott says humanitarian intervention limited to Iraq
- Abbott blasts Moscow, faces new pressure to ban Putin from G20
- Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson calls fling with royal commission barrister a 'charity shag'
- Life as a transsexual rugby-playing carpenter
- Forget the sex, the real issue for Kathy Jackson is possible theft of thousands of dollars
- CD review, Head Job by Phil Rudd
- Qantas nosedive fails to make an impact on jaded consumers
- Retro Friday - child trafficking rife 100 years ago
- Pop Will Eat Itself all over again
- Tony Abbott hit with questions over funding cut to the Australian War Memorial
- Former St Mary's Cathedral College principal charged with historical child abuse offences
- NGA announces light-filled summer blockbuster with James Turrell retrospective
- NSW calls for national ban on shampoo additives that are choking the oceans
- Terror hits home: US said to be seeking allies for Iraq bombing raids
- Flight Centre predicts 'golden era' despite slump in profits
- Easybeat drummer became hit as bass player
- Veteran Affairs Minister Michael Ronaldson, Australian War Memorial in row over travelling exhibition funding
- Tasmanian forest deal up in smoke after logging protection repeals
- ACCC forces recall of electrical cabling sold nationwide and fitted in 40,000 buildings
- Climate change may disrupt global food system within a decade, World Bank says
- Relationships destroyed, police stations torn apart when police investigate police
- New food packaging could be toxic and should be regulated, says Friends of the Earth
- Red Rooster audit reveals nearly half of staff underpaid in 2011 and 2012
- End of the road: Union labels end of War Memorial's travelling exhibitions a 'sad state of affairs'
- Australia forcibly deports, for first time, Afghan asylum seeker
- Financial abuse poorly understood but rife
- Alleged people smugglers plead not guilty in Perth court
- Creche standards questioned after toddler bruised, bitten and scratched by older boy
- Diabetes researchers catch misbehaving cells at the scene of the crime
- Jamie Gao murder trial: Roger Rogerson says he was just helping out a mate
- War memorial ends travelling exhibitions due to shock DVA funding cut
- Australian National Council on Drugs takes a deep breath on cannabis
- Same-sex couples head over the ditch for vows
- One torn page of the Koran sells at bargain auction for $74,000
- The mining boom: How the nation spent the windfall
- Australian woman Laura Bushney claims mid-air sexual assault on Malaysia Airlines flight
- Crown Casino exploits loophole to create secret bank for high rollers
- Agents on 'secret' immigration blacklist have their names published
- Architecture students toast their designs on robots
- Friends top list of best TV homes
- What lies beneath
- Jihadist was a 'muscle for hire'
- G(irls)20 Summit in Sydney aims to empower young women
- Shepparton artists kicking goals with unique exhibition
- Dangerous liaisons: How George Alex and his gang corrupted the building industry
- Don't let West Australian mining towns become ghost towns, Pilbara report warns
- Chris Shanahan's wine reviews
- And then there were six: secrets of longevity from the supercentenarians
- Religious leaders reject negativity directed at Australian Muslims
- Muslim leaders worried about new terror laws
- Melbourne Response reveals considerations when weighing up abuse payouts
- Division on paying ransom leaves journalists at risk from terrorists
- Disenfranchised: angry Pizza Hut stores launch class action over price war
- Much of Transpacific's fleet 'un-roadworthy': WA employee
- Sydney workmates claim half of $70 million Powerball jackpot
- Topless barmaids ban order ignored at SAS base
- Curse of the lottery winners
- 'The trucks are s--t, I don’t want to kill somebody': ex-Transpacific driver
- Shifting sands
- Australian Federal Police seize millions from the bank accounts of nine Russian business people
- Book Review: The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell
- Top five: critics' picks
Confirmation by the Royal Commission into the Home Insulation Program that the rate of house fires did not increase despite a more than 10-fold jump in installations has been welcomed by companies struggling to recover from the industry's boom and subsequent bust.
Australia's ambassador teases his Russian hosts during a diplomatic ding-dong on Twitter.
''I've never heard of him. I've never seen his work. End of story.''
Few Australians are organising advanced directives to ensure they do not receive unwanted medical care, a ground-breaking survey has found.
The Irish government has defended its low corporate tax rate that has seen multinational tech companies shift billions of Australian profits offshore.
Canberra’s spring open gardens program will go ahead despite the closure of Open Gardens Australia next year.
Government agencies train for an outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at Queanbeyan saleyard.
An exhibition about Australia's longest-serving prime minister, and curated by former leader John Howard, is being staged to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Menzies' first prime ministership.
When businessman Graham Tuckwell and his wife Louise decided they wanted to donate $50 million to his alma mater, Australian National University, he was so uncertain how to go about it that he found himself googling the phrase "philanthropy and Australia".
Above-average temperatures and rain deficits mean Australia’s main population centres can expect a more active bushfire season this summer than usual.
Bryan Martin goes back to the stone age and starts making charcoal.
Canberrans of all fitness levels are being encouraged to explore the Centenary Trail in the new CBR 100 event.
An Australian father of twins born to a surrogate mother in Thailand has reportedly been charged with allegedly sexually abusing them, in the latest scandal to hit the controversial industry.
Witnesses have admitted to holding back evidence to the royal commission into union corruption, fearing for the safety of family members.
An Australian filmmaker arrested in a Faroe Islands protest has described as horrendous a pilot whale hunt she was trying to prevent.
Psychologists say the federal government's school chaplain proposal lacks the evidence compared to existing programs.
Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing ''extreme effects'' from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a ''moral responsibility'' to help them cope with future unavoidable threats, a senior World Bank executive said.
The first sign of trouble about the one-off sexual encounter appeared in the form of angry text messages on Corporal Ezekiel Wilkinson's phone.
Controversy haunts Glenn Sanders, even after his fiery death on a remote farm west of Geelong
Sam Biondo, welcome to The Zone and thank you for your time.
If you have received a call from a government agency recently offering you a refund from the carbon tax repeal the chances are you have been duped.
Father and UK filmmaker David Bond believes he has a battle on his hands - and it's one to which many parents might relate.
Welcome to the war of independence. Buckle up, it's going to be a long and messy ride.
This is the latest chart of the priority search area for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 prepared for the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
Ned Kelly ... one of Australia's greatest heroes? Or a notorious cop killer?
Believe it or not, it's been a decade since our nation sat bug-eyed in front of the television to watch "our Mary" become a real-life princess when former Sydney marketing assistant Mary Donaldson married Denmark's Crown Prince Frederik.
The rate of rooftop solar connections set to fall to its lowest levels since 2009.
Muslim leaders have expressed concerns that pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia during the traditional Hajj season which starts next month may be caught up in the new terrorism checks at Australian airports.
Despite a string of shootings and bombings, no one has ever been charged over the Family Court murders.
Almost three decades after the death of his dad, Tim Elliott recalls a man whom he loved and feared in equal measure.
Women are carving out well-paid careers as long-haul truck drivers, writes Julie Power.
Mum-and-dad investors and superannuation funds will soon own the bulk of Australia's biggest private health insurer following the government's decision to dispose of Medibank Private by Christmas.
A people smuggler involved in the deaths of 96 people when a boat sank in 2012 is being financially supported in an Indonesian prison by his former clients.
Former Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visits the Ranger uranium mine.
Number one corporate welfare initiative of the week is indubitably the proposal to build a gas pipeline from west to east.
Mum and dad investors and superannuation funds will soon own the bulk of Australia's biggest private health fund following a decision by the government to sell Medibank Private by Christmas.
Solar energy installers are expecting a boom then sharp contraction of their businesses as the Abbott government prepares to take an axe to renewable energy support.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott says he doesn't plan to adopt a broader doctrine of intervening around the world to solve humanitarian crises beyond the current Iraq emergency.
Pressure is mounting on Tony Abbott to push for a ban on Russia leader Vladimir Putin attending the Brisbane G20 meeting after Moscow caused international outrage by moving troops and tanks into neighbouring Ukraine.
Union whistleblower Kathy Jackson admits "we all make mistakes" in life - including a "charity shag" she had with Health Services Union barrister Mark Irving more than 20 years ago.
Nate Duivenvoorden looks like any other rugby playing carpenter. The scruffy 30-year-old is built like a stocky scrum half.
No one has doubted Kathy Jackson’s capacity for histrionics. But Jackson’s ability to grab headlines should not distract from the serious evidence mounting against her that she potentially stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from her HSU branch
When you're the drummer in AC/DC's engine room you don't hook up and play with anyone.
Already worn out by past Qantas dramas such as the grounding of the fleet in 2011 and squabbles with the government, consumers could not care less about the massive loss.
While much has been made in recent weeks about the use of overseas surrogates by Australian couples wishing to have a family how much worse were things a century ago?
The British indie-rap-rock trailblazers return, looking different but sounding as formidable as ever.
The federal government attempted to deflect criticism over a funding cut to the Australian War Memorial's travelling exhibitions by pointing to money promised for a larger exhibition for the Centenary of Anzac.
A Catholic brother and former principal of a prestigious Sydney school has been accused of indecently assaulting underage students.
His light-based installation has become a treasured part of the Canberra landscape, drawing visitors at all times of day to immerse themselves in a perception-bending view of the sky.
The NSW government has called for a national ban on the sale and production of shampoos and other products containing microplastics before they inflict worse damage on marine environments.
Australia's Defence Chief has warned the brutal Islamic State group will sooner or later have to be defeated "on the battlefield", as the United States was reportedly preparing to ask Australia for help with air strikes in Iraq.
That tropical holiday of soft, white sand and turquoise waters can be realised with the click of a button, thanks to the internet. But do not think it is killing off face-to-face travel agents.
Tony Cahill, who has died in Sydney aged 72, is best known as the drummer in two of Australia's legendary bands of the 1960s, the Purple Hearts and the Easybeats.
A serious rift has arisen between the Veterans Affairs Minister and the Australian War Memorial about a funding cut for travelling exhibitions.
The Tasmanian Liberal Government has succeeded in unwinding key parts of the peace deal to end the state's forest wars.
Defective electrical cabling sold through major hardwares and fitted in 40,000 homes and businesses nationwide has been recalled due to a risk of fire.
The world is headed “down a dangerous path” with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change undermines the ability of nations to feed themselves, according to a senior World Bank official.
Police officers in regional Victoria have been forced to investigate colleagues over allegations of offences including assault and drink-driving in an "inherently conflicted" process that is causing bitter ructions within the force.
New packaging technology designed to improve the shelf life of food is potentially toxic and should be regulated, an environmental group has warned.
Roast chicken outlet Red Rooster will have to repay more than $645,000 to nearly half its workforce following a self-audit taken in conjunction with the Fair Work Ombudsman.
Thousands of Australians will be robbed of the chance to participate in the commemoration of Australia's history because of funding cuts that have halted the War Memorial's travelling exhibitions, a leading union says.
Australia has, for the first time, forcibly deported an Afghan asylum seeker to his homeland, with a 29-year-old ethnic Hazara sent back on Tuesday night.
Financial abuse is used to cause long-term hardship and psychological distress to women and children who have left abusive relationships, with many facing legal and monetary battles for years after separation.
Two men on trial in Perth for people smuggling say they are actually asylum seekers.
An attack on a two-year-old girl by an older boy at a creche in Sydney's northern beaches has raised questions around the minimum standard of care required by child care service providers.
Researchers have for the first time observed immune cells in the pancreas of a type 1 diabetes patient, allowing them to watch as the cells attack and destroy the body’s insulin-producing molecules.
There was no plan to murder 20-year-old drug dealer Jamie Gao in a south-west Sydney storage unit and then dump his body in the ocean, says disgraced former detective Roger Rogerson.
Funding cuts have forced the Australian War Memorial to cancel a travelling exhibition to commemorate the centenary of World War I.
Pharmaceutical cannabis is effective for treating some forms of pain, reducing nausea and helping people gain weight, but there are barriers to medical use in Australia, the federal government’s principal drug advisory group says.
Hundreds of Australian same-sex-couples have married in New Zealand since marriage equality laws came into effect a year ago.
The pre-auction estimate was $40 to $60, which is where the early bidding started on the internet. The first live bid was around $4400. Fifteen minutes later, one slightly tattered page of the Koran sold under the hammer at Bargain Hunt Auctions at Thornleigh, Sydney, for $74,000.
Cheap cars and flatscreen TVs were welcomed, and there were fewer jobless, but renters missed out (again).
An Australian woman has revealed recordings of her alleged sexual assault at the hands of the chief steward on a Malaysia Airlines flight.
Crown Casino has been operating as a secret bank for some of the country's biggest gamblers, exploiting a legal loophole to lend tens of millions of dollars in chips despite a government ban on offering credit to locals.
One of the secret blacklists kept by the Department of Immigration on registered migration agents and lawyers has been reproduced online, escalating calls for an inquiry and a possible class action against the department.
Sydney University's Faculty of Architecture and Design is showcasing students' work with a bartending cocktail robot.
Runner-ups abound but there is no doubt that the best home to live in TV land is the Friends' cool Manhattan apartment, reckons Sarah Thomas.
The Top End's crocodile population has bounced back since the animals were protected, and stakeholders agree that resolving the sometimes deadly conflict between crocs and humans is a priority. They just can't agree how.
An underworld clash between Khaled Sharrouf and other crime figures over attempts to collect a disputed $9 million debt precipitated Sharrouf's departure to the Middle East to join murderous extremist group, the Islamic State.
The fifth G(irls)20 Summit is to open in Sydney, uniting female delegates aged between 18 and 20 from a range of countries.
Shepparton recently came up with a far more cheerful way of welcoming migrants than quizzing them on Don Bradman's batting average.
George Alex's ambition to control building construction in Australia was enabled by the backing of ruthless criminals, big building companies willing to turn a blind eye to his phoenixing operations and Mick Gatto, who convinced top CFMEU officials to sign off on lucrative EBA deals.
The ghost town of Cossack in Western Australia's Pilbara region has a permanent population of two: its caretakers. Hayley Bringdal and Ian Able oversee what is left of the birthplace of the state’s pearling industry dating back to 1865s. Their days are filled with busloads of tourists, art shows sponsored by Rio Tinto, and a few overnight visitors. They won’t rule out ghosts because somebody "might want to put on a ghost walk" to bring in more tourists, Ms Bringdal said with a laugh.
Good wine that is worth drinking. By Chris Shanahan.
Redefining the phrase “morbid fascination”, the world is waiting for the moment when six people living on three continents draw their last breaths.
Religious leaders of multiple faiths gathered at Lakemba Mosque on Friday to express solidarity with Islam and reject what they called a "barrage of negativity" directed at Australian Muslims.
The Abbott government faces an uphill battle to win Muslim community support for new counter-terrorism laws and to dispel fears they are fighting Islam, some community leaders and members say.
The way the Catholic Church calculates harm and awards money to victims of clerical abuse has been questioned at the Royal Commission.
Four months ago, four French journalists held by ISIL in Syria were freed after, it was claimed, Francois Hollande's government paid a hefty ransom.
Legal action between the head company of Pizza Hut and its own franchisees has escalated into a class action in the wake of a fierce price war with competitor Domino's.
An employee of the waste management company which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says many of the trucks have since been found to be un-roadworthy.
A group of workmates have become multimillionaires after winning the Powerball overnight.
Troops disregarded a command to ban topless barmaids from a government military recreation club adjoining Australia’s main special forces base in Perth, the Defence Department has admitted.
If the traffic at newsagenices on the eve of a lottery is anything to go by, there is no shortage of people keen to disprove the timeless aphorism that money can't buy happiness. A massive haul of cash is still seen as the great liberator from the much-maligned daily grind.
A former employee of the firm which took its fleet of trucks off the road nationwide after a fatal crash says he quit his job with the waste management company a year ago because he did not want to accidentally kill someone.
A dream job in the Dubai property market turned into a nightmare for Marcus Lee when he was imprisoned on a false bribery charge. In a new book, he describes how he survived five years of living hell, sustained by the support of his wife.
The Gold Coast branch of the ANZ Bank sees its fair share of wealthy new customers, but few could match the depositing power of the smartly-dressed tourists with Russian accents who opened accounts in 2011.
The Severed Streets by Paul Cornell. Tor. 402pp. $34.99.Reviewed by Colin Steele
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