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- ANZ weighs into mortgage war
- Brand new: How to sell Campbell Newman
- The animals filling the south-east's wildlife hospitals
- Palmer denies document a 'shame'
- Premier apology insincere: Fitzgerald
Banks continue to cut fixed-rate mortgages as they fight to win new customers, with ANZ and Westpac the latest to venture below 5 per cent.
What do you do with a brand like Campbell Newman?
Rainbow lorikeets are most commonly rescued, researchers find.
Federal MP denies ??bodgying up?? a key document at the heart of bitter legal dispute.
Corruption fighter says the government?s reconciliation attempt is ?politically motivated".
Brisbane Times National Headlines
- The avengers
- Nowhere to hide
- The whistle blowers
- Proposal backs short-term sublet of childcare places
- Boats: the backdown
- The granny nannies: it's a labour of love, not money
- SIDS family in Run Melbourne in memory of little Sylvie
- New app lets parents know whether the kids are all right
- Your stars with Lilith
- Wine July 26
- In the galleries
- MH17: Fiance finds comfort in outpouring of love for German teacher Gabriele Lauschet
- Sister Philomene Tiernan won't be forgotten
- Sydney psychiatrist Robert Hampshire at bedside of critically injured son
- Australia, Netherlands share a unique bond in times of need
- Child abuse reports increase but less than half investigated: report
- Sex Discrimination Commissioner shocked by findings of Human Rights Commission report
- Melody Pool and Marlon Williams: No country for old folk and blues
- Julia Gillard offered secret deal for Greg Combet to become Prime Minister to fend off Kevin Rudd
- New Zealand challenges Joe Hockey over rights for New Zealanders in Australia
- Prime Minister Tony Abbott opens new cafe at Australian War Memorial
- Worst of winter likely over as warming trend begins
- Euthanasia advocate Philip Nitschke banned from practising medicine
- CDNA to ponder loosening guidelines on HIV-positive health practitioners
- Christmas Island asylum seekers attempt poisoning
- Nobel laureate Brian Schmidt fires broadside at Australia's research strategy
- Children exposed to excessive gambling face greater chance of developing problem
- Fairfax Media dominates 2014 Kennedy Award nominations
- HIV-positive health workers could see restrictions relaxed
- More prison drug focus needed on root causes, says Australian National Council on Drugs
- Bill Clinton pays tribute to MH17 victims at AIDS 2014 conference in Melbourne
- Parliamentary babies may be out in the cold as childcare centre set to close
- Knife edge
- Australian Islamic extremist Robert 'Musa' Cerantonio deported from Philippines
- MH17: what the black boxes will reveal
- Prime Minister Tony Abbott dismisses childcare funding advice
- Surrendered black boxes 'in good condition'
- Parents and teachers don't notice bullied children
- Are you an alpha dad?
- Colleague of dead paramedic Michael Wilson breaks down during inquest
- Humane drug policies 'crucial to containing HIV'
- MH17: Who governs the world's airspace?
- Small Thredbo company wins legal fight against ski resort owners
- Grannies as nannies unlikely if they have to go back to TAFE
- June a global scorcher as records melt
- Australian jihadist arrested in Lebanon
- Manus violence eyewitnesses claim Australians forced them to recant
- Scott Morrison backflips and grants visa to boy who arrived by boat
- German preschool teacher becomes the sixth NSW victim
- Abbott decries 'shambolic' site conditions
- Tony Abbott says Ukraine crash site 'shambolic'
- Lloyd Sommerlad, newspaperman with a world of interests
- ABC reporter picks up clothes at MH17 crash site
- Melbourne Economic Forum paper predicts dire future
- MH17 victims' son says he does not blame airline for flight path
- Alarm over nursing home superbugs
- Letter from Allison Baden-Clay expresses 'complete disbelief' at husband's affair
- Accusation from Tony Abbott that Russia is 'washing its hands' of any responsibility for MH17 crash
- Hostile climate for PM despite repeal of tax
- Young family loved settling in Australia
- HIV orphans: the tragedy
- Victorian pledge to repeal HIV-specific law
- Gerard Baden-Clay's mistress speaks: He 'killed for himself'
- The Zone interview with Neen Weir: full transcript
- MH17: Victims' compensation could be limited
- Carbon tax savings hard to spot with naked eye
- Families wait for loved ones' remains
- Interview: Salvation Army victim Graham Rundle
- New figures show income of parents goes backwards when children are in care
- Government in fight over refugee injury claims
- Kevin Rudd rewrites history with heroic flourishes
- The life and times of Alain Barataud
- Teenager who ran away to Syria found
- Perisher and Thredbo's record-beating snow welcome despite risks
- Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Family's lives marked by twin air tragedies
- MH17 crash scene: Bodies lie neglected in a foreign field
- Passenger manifest and the litany of coincidences in unfolding tragedy
- Francesca 'Frankie' Davison, much-loved by her students
- Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: grief and happiness at memories of Sister Philomene's life lived well
- Australia's Russian and Ukrainian communities mourn MH17 victims
- From Cuba with love
- The slow queen
- The spill
- Kids cheer and traffic snarls as white out hits peaks and troughs
- PUP hounds Senate to move offices together as car park row grows
- Saving the environment through the back door
- Boat people will not be sent to Sri Lanka
- Couple hit twice by Malaysia tragedies
- HIV 'cleared' in two Australian men after bone-marrow transplants
- Facial plastic surgery advanced by WW1 tragedies
- Humanitarian sings the praises of Mandela in AIDS fight
- Police yet to act on bungled 'suicide' investigation
- Fight against HIV still has a long way to go
- MH17: Australian victims included teachers, nun, grandad and grandkids
- Attack on Flight MH17: After the tragedy, the accusations rain down
- Kincoppal School devastated over death of Sister Philomene Tiernan on MH17
- Australian suicide bomber kills three in Iraq
- Kathy Jackson rebuked by Federal Court judge
- MH17 victim Joep Lange was an AIDS expert who could 'change the course of epidemics'
- Malaysia Air MH17: Perth man Nick Norris, grandchildren on board
An unlikely coalition is standing in the way of a coal company's plan in a NSW forest.
A rapist is brought to justice - after nearly 20 long and fear-filled years for the victim.
Who'd want to be a referee - the man everybody loves to hate?
Parents would be able to sublet their precious childcare places while they are on holiday or on maternity leave under a Productivity Commission idea that has been backed by the federal government.
The Abbott government's claim to have ''stopped the boats'' has unravelled, as 157 asylum seekers who have been held on the high seas for almost a month will be brought to the mainland on Saturday.
Grandparents don't want to be paid for looking after their grandchildren.
Sylvie Watty is as much a part of her family's life today as she was the day before she died.
When Matthew Whisker picks his children up from their north shore childcare centre he doesn’t automatically have to ask how their day went – he already knows.
It's a week to think big and explore new opportunities.
Kooyong 2012 “Faultline” Chardonnay, Mornington Peninsula $60
Fiona Connor and A Window That Isn't There...
The fiance of MH17 victim German school teacher Gabriele Lauschet took a deep breath after a service in her memory and whispered “she was a rock”.
Sister Philomene Tiernan touched so many people – students, family, friends and her sisters.
Sydney psychiatrist Robert Hampshire was at the hospital bedside of his critically injured son on Friday after the teenager fell about 10 metres from a hotel balcony in Queenstown, New Zealand.
As our television screens fill with vision of Australian and Dutch planes ferrying the remains of bodies brought down in a distant field, the hearts of the world wishing for a return to decency from ghastliness, there hovers in aviation history a moment that has the power to lift the spirit. It involves a Dutch plane and good people in an Australian country town.
More than 135,000 Australian children, or about 26 in every 1000 children, received child protection services in 2012–13, according to a report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.
Long-awaited report into discrimination against pregnant women to be handed down by the Human Rights Commission
See, there’s this thing happening in Australia. It’s a genre producing consistently good music, strong songwriters and the kind of characters all too often neutered as they are scrubbed down in pop, buffed up in rock and glammed up in country.
An embattled Julia Gillard secretly offered to stand down as Prime Minister in June 2013 and secure the leadership for then Climate Change and Industry minister Greg Combet in order to fend off Kevin Rudd, Mr Combet has revealed.
New Zealand has officially raised concern over “anomalies” for disabled children of Kiwis living under Australia’s social service system with Treasurer Joe Hockey.
Prime Minister honours soldier killed in Afghanistan at opening of Poppy's cafe.
The worst of the winter is likely to be over with the outlook pointing to warmer and drier than normal weather over coming months, conditions that may set up another early fire season.
Euthanasia and mental health advocates have backed health authorities' suspension of Philip Nitschke from practising medicine over his alleged handling of a troubled man who sought advice about how to kill himself.
HIV-positive health practitioners, including surgeons and dentists, may soon be able to work without any limits on their practice - a change that would bring Australia in line with British regulations.
Harrowing eyewitness accounts from the president of the Australian Human Rights Commission and a team of medical experts say there is a mental health crisis on Christmas Island, confirming multiple suicide attempts and self-harm incidents.
Nobel prize-winning astrophysicist Brian Schmidt says major issues in Australia’s research sector are being obscured by the mammoth assessment task researchers are required to undertake every three years to benchmark their work against the rest of the world.
Children who are exposed to excessive gambling when they are young are more likely to become problem gamblers in later life, particularly if it occurs against a backdrop of family conflict.
Fairfax Media came out on top at the 2014 Kennedy Awards Finals on Wednesday, serving up a total of 39 finalists from across 20 different categories.
HIV-positive health practitioners, including surgeons and dentists, may soon be able to work without any limits on their practice - a change that would bring Australia in line with British regulations.
Australian National Council on Drugs says prisons are over-investing in trying to stop drugs getting into jails.
Bill Clinton was to speak on a global curse, but aimed instead to soothe a different kind of violence.
New paid parking laws and security restrictions are being blamed for the potential closure of childcare services at Parliament House.
On the surface it's one of Australia's more bizarre suicides. But the family of the victim believes in a more sinister truth.
Outspoken extremist preacher Robert ‘‘Musa’’ Cerantonio has walked free after landing at Melbourne Airport and spending hours with police and customs officials.
MH17's black boxes have been handed over to investigators, but what will they actually be able to tell us?
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has dismissed a Productivity Commission suggestion that funds be redirected away from his signature paid parental leave scheme and into childcare services, arguing the two are ''very separate issues''.
Malaysia says the black boxes from MH17 that were handed over by pro-Russian separatists appear not to have been tampered with, raising hopes they will prove who shot down the plane with 298 people on board.
If the thought of your child being bullied at school breaks your heart, then consider this - you might not even notice.
Are you an alpha dad?
The global war on drugs has failed and a more humane approach must be taken to contain the spread of HIV, a top envoy told the 20th international AIDS conference on Tuesday.
The failure of the Ukraine government to issue a blanket ban on commercial flights over its conflict-ridden territory in the wake of the downing of a Ukraine military cargo plane by a surface-to-air missile has thrown into the stark relief the chaotic system governing international airspace.
It was the biggest snowball fight of them all, yet it was waged without as much as a snowflake in sight.
Are grannies going to be the nannies of the future? Will they want to go back to TAFE? Could it be a retirement earner?
Last month was a scorcher for global temperatures with warmth over land and sea breaking records for June while sea-surface temperatures posted their largest departure from long-term averages for any month.
A prominent Australian jihadist who reportedly commanded 300 militiamen and orchestrated clashes in Syria has been arrested in neighbouring Lebanon.
Two asylum seekers in detention on Manus Island say they were forced to retract their eyewitness accounts of violence in February after being beaten and threatened by Australian officials at the centre.
Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has granted a permanent visa to a refugee who arrived by boat, despite fighting the boy's case in the High Court and signalling he would not be swayed when the court found against him.
Six years ago at a costume party, Sydney teacher Gabriele Lauschet donned a white wedding dress and was photographed with her friend and fellow staff member Andreas Schaaf.
Prime Minster Tony Abbott has lashed the ''absolutely shambolic'' situation at the site of the downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, as he dispatched former defence force chief Angus Houston as his personal envoy in Kiev and began the sombre task of speaking to the families of the 37 Australian dead.
Prime Minster Tony Abbott has lashed the ''absolutely shambolic'' situation at the site of the downed Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, as he dispatched former defence force chief Angus Houston as his personal envoy in Kiev and began the sombre task of speaking to the families of the 37 Australian dead.
LLOYD SOMMERLAD, 1919-2014
An ABC reporter who touched clothes and debris at the MH17 crash site has defended his actions even after the report was removed from the ABC website for "re-editing".
The Melbourne Economic Forum has tipped a slump in annual economic growth.
James Rizk, son of Albert and Marie Rizk, has said he does not blame Malaysia Airlines for flying over the Ukraine despite warnings that it was an unsafe conflict zone.
Medical experts have called for action to tackle the growing problem of superbugs in nursing homes caused by the inappropriate use of antibiotics.
Allison Baden-Clay lambasted her husband Gerard for ''the complete destruction of the trust I thought we had'' after learning of his affair with a colleague - shortly before he killed her.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has accused Russia of attempting to wash its hands of any responsibility for the MH17 disaster and blamed pro-Russian forces for blocking access to the crash site.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott's success in scrapping the carbon tax last week has not arrested his government's poll slide, with Labor's primary support jumping three points and voters still favouring Opposition Leader Bill Shorten for a third consecutive month.
He was Dutch and she was Malaysian, and seven years ago they moved to Australia, choosing to raise their three children in Melbourne's suburbs.
Activist Janine Weir is determined to change rules on the adoption of HIV children from Asia and Africa in the fight for to save those left to die on the street or in orphanages.
Australia's only HIV-specific law, which criminalises intentional transmission of the virus, will be repealed by the Victorian government to reduce stigma associated with the disease.
Toni McHugh looks like a different woman from the one widely smiling in her real estate agent portrait.
The Zone interview with Neen Weir, the driving force behind SuperKidsGlobal.
The Australian families of victims of the MH17 disaster may struggle to get full compensation for their loss, say legal experts.
Tony Abbott has said it in freezer businesses and dairy plants, window makers and police stations: the carbon tax was a $550-a-year hit on household budgets. But with the tax gone, families are unlikely to feel such a weight has been lifted from their shoulders.
The families of 28 Australians killed when a Malaysia Airlines jet was shot down over Ukraine could be forced to wait weeks for the return of their loved ones' remains, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has warned.
Graham Rundle was seven when he became a number, in the quiet outside a storeroom at a Salvation Army boys home in the Adelaide Hills.
The National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling figures show government childcare subsidies are less than the taxes paid and family benefits lost when a parent returns to work. However, out-of-pocket childcare expenses rose from 17.5 per cent of fees in 2004 to 25 per cent in 2014, or by $28.60 a week. The Child Care Benefit has not kept up with costs. A survey of educators has also found concern about a potential roll-back of the new rules that have lifted quality in childcare. The Productivity Commission due to hand down a draft report on Tuesday.
The Abbott government is potentially facing tens of millions of dollars in compensation payouts to injured asylum seekers, sparking a bitter feud between the Commonwealth and private detention camp operators over who should foot the bill.
Kevin Rudd was always hands on. No detail was too small for his expert gaze ... even secretly editing the history of his government
The life and times of Alain Barataud
The 16-year-old from Bankstown who ran away with his friend Abdullah Elmir to join the fighting in Syria has been found safe by his father.
Three cold fronts in the space of a month means that ski resorts have the best depth of snow this early in the season since 2002.
Two planes shot out of the sky almost exactly 70 years apart have indelibly marked the Tiernan family.
Wallets missing cash and absent phones add to a grim sight, writes Filip Warwick.
Michael and Carol Clancy had never met Albert and Maree Rizk. Their lives could not have been more contrasting. And yet indirectly, through a simple twist of fate and circumstances out of their control, the two couples came to share their final moments together in the first class cabin of doomed Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17.
Driven by an "enduring passon" for arts and literature, Frankie Davison was a much-loved high school teacher on the Mornington Peninsula for almost three decades. The 54-year-old has been fondly remembered by the heart-broken community at Toorak College in Mt Eliza, which opened its chapel and offered counselling support services to students and families on Saturday. "Frankie was an inspiration to us," principal Helen Carmody said. "She was a warm, caring and loving person. She was loved so much by the students." Ms Davison, 54, taught English, history and other humanities subjects for 28 years, and had also become the year 8 co-ordinator. She was married to award-winning Australian author Liam Davison in Mt Eliza, and had two children aged in their 20s - Milly and Sam. Milly, also attended Toorak College, where she was Head Girl and graduated in 2009. "There is an enormous connection between the family and Toorak College as there is between the family and the Mornington Peninsula," Ms Carmody said. ...
Expressing great sorrow, representatives of Australia’s Ukrainian and Russian communities have spoken out about the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash which killed 298 people, including at least 28 Australians.
Can educators from Cuba help keep young people out of jail in outback Australia? Chris Ray investigates.
When the founder of The Huffington Post woke up in a pool of blood, she knew life had to change.
In 2009, everyone - including the man himself - assumed that Joe Hockey was a shoo-in as the next Liberal Party leader. So what went wrong?
A burst of wintry weather brought heavy snow and ice to the Blue Mountains and central ranges, causing major traffic snarls but also bringing delight for visitors.
Call it office politics. The Palmer United Party senators are pushing to have their offices relocated to form a PUP enclave in Parliament House.
Ben Oquist has become the environment lobby's most powerful asset, write James Massola and Gareth Hutchens.
A boatload of 153 asylum seekers who are being detained on the high seas would not be transferred to Sri Lanka, lawyers for Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said during a directions hearing on Friday.
A Queensland family who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the disappearance of Malaysian flight MH370 have been hit by tragedy again with a family member on MH17.
Two Australian men have ‘‘cleared’’ HIV after having bone marrow transplants to treat cancer, boosting hopes that a cure for the virus affecting 38 million people worldwide can be found.
Australian soldier William Kearsey was on the Ypres battlefront for only 16 days in 1917 before he suffered horrific facial injuries from shell fragments. He had trained for 18 months for the war, but his recovery took far longer, and included 29 operations.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka readily finds 67 minutes for Nelson Mandela. It’s a small ask when her mentor and father-figure spent 67 years fighting for a better world.
Police have failed to act on a recommendation to take action over an apparently bungled investigation into an impalement death of a NSW woman in Townsville.
Leading researchers have warned complacency about HIV and AIDS could derail the enormous progress achieved.
A popular Perth sailor and his three young grandchildren on their way home from a European holiday are among the 28 Australians killed on-board flight MH17.
That mosaic of wheat fields, 33,000 feet beneath them, was another country. Few of the 298 passengers and crew aboard the Malaysia Airlines jetliner – more than a third of them bound for Australia – may have given a thought to Ukraine or its troubles as they passed over its pretty fields.
The day before she boarded her fateful flight home, Sister Philomene Tiernan called the principal at the exclusive eastern suburbs school where she worked and regaled her with tales of her European trip.
The first Australian suicide bomber in Iraq killed three people in the heart of Baghdad on Thursday, an extremist group has claimed, raising the involvement of local jihadists in the spiralling violence to a chilling new level.
Controversial unionist Kathy Jackson, who is being sued for $700,000 by her union, has been rebuked by a Federal Court judge for failing to respect court processes.
He dedicated his life to solving a world crisis - only to be killed in another.
All seven Western Australian victims of the MH17 tragedy have now been identified.
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