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 2014-04-18 14:40   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  Riding high on royal waves between flags...

While many in our nation solemnly marked Good Friday, residents of Manly in NSW and quite a few thousand tourists were doing what they do best - hanging out on the beach - when the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wandered on to the sand opposite the Manly P...



 2014-04-18 14:37   

Northern Rivers Echo

  Peter Furler, Steve Taylor join 2015 Easterfest line-up...
 2014-04-18 14:31   

Courier Mail

  North Queensland isn’t the only NRL team that’s been robbed by the referees...

THE NRLs incompetent referees have managed to rob three teams of victory in just 12 days....



 2014-04-18 14:28   

Courier Mail

  NASA’s moon-orbiting robot crashes...

NASAs robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more....



 2014-04-18 14:25   

The Australian

  AFL's Good Friday dilemma...

TALK about keen. As many as six AFL clubs are positioning, some more publicly than others, to be a part of the leagues first match on a Good Friday. It is all a bit unseemly, more than a little greedy and maybe even premature....



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  Victory edge Sydney in thriller...

IT is the playing and travelling schedule from hell, but Melbourne Victory appears to be revelling in the challenge of handling an A-League finals and Asian Champions League campaign after producing a last-gasp 2-1 win over Sydney FC in an Elimination Fin...



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  'Tony Abbott would do well to take on board John Howard's example'...

THE governments challenge of bringing the budget back into surplus in the foreseeable future is becoming all too apparent....



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  Pension age on fast path to 70...

THE pension age will be pushed out to 70 in next months budget and may come into effect as early as 2029 under a razor-gang proposal to accelerate Labors plan to raise the pension age from 65 to 67....



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  Dubious Manly try sinks Cowboys...

NORTH Queensland coach Paul Green has demanded an explanation from the NRL after a controversial obstruction ruling went against the Cowboys in the dying stages of their loss to Manly, paving the way for a Sea Eagles victory....



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  'Despite all the agreement that something must be done, politics will win the day'...

ECONOMISTS have a reputation for not agreeing with each other. There are lots of jokes to this effect. If you put all the economists in the world end to end, they would still not reach a conclusion. You put two economists in a room and you get three opini...



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  Sell off the farm, says big business...

BIG business is urging the governments taskforce on the future of Australian agriculture to relax the investment thresholds for foreign purchases, in a challenge to the Coalitions election promise of more scrutiny of foreign bids for farmland and agribus...



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  Captain's orders under scrutiny...

RESCUERS fought currents and weather yesterday in a race against time to find hundreds of passengers still missing, feared dead, after a ferry capsized on Wednesday....



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  Baird to push for broader GST...

NSW Premier Mike Baird will push for a broadening of the base of the GST, and has previewed a strategy to gain community acceptance for the privatisation of electricity assets....



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  Sky sets up rival to ABC overseas...

SKY News Australia is planning to launch an international news platform, called Australia Channel, which could replace the ABCs embattled Australia Network if that service is cut in the May budget....



 2014-04-18 14:24   

The Australian

  It pays to be pasture prime...

SOUTH Gippsland beef producer Lindsay Marriott thinks he farms in the best place in the world. With the wild Bass Strait coast just 5km away, a mild maritime climate, fertile soils and nearly a metre of rain a year, the Tarwin Lower farm Mr Marriott runs ...



 2014-04-18 14:23   

Courier Mail

  Thank you Victoria! $16.8 million donated to Good Friday Appeal...

VICTORIANS turned out in force for the states biggest annual fundraiser, digging deep to raise millions of dollars to help the states sickest children....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Older workers to lose privileges...

MOVE aside, climate change warriors. Times up, feminists. You are so last decade, gay lobby. Youve all had a good go, now let someone else have a turn. I am talking about Australias newest and the decades most fashionable popular cause. I am talking about...



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  ICAC counsel 'sorry' Barry lost his job...

THE man whose interrogation brought down the NSW premier says he never intended for Barry OFarrell to lose his job and is sorry it happened....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Hague promises new era of co-operation...

BRITISH Foreign Secretary William Hague has committed to institutionalising the new diplomatic, intelligence, military and economic intimacy and consultation between the British and Australian governments, so that it transcends party politics in either co...



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Born in a barn, busker's making hay...

LAST Easter singer Claire Anne Taylor made the pilgrimage from her home in Tasmania to the annual Bluesfest in Byron Bay....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Change in India shown in vote...

INDIANS flocked to the ballot box in record numbers this week with 116 million of an eligible 192 million people voting on one critical day, many for the first time reflecting a political awakening across vast social and economic divides....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  All power to the outsiders...

AUSTRALIANS are increasingly making it clear that the major parties need to do better. To make their voices heard they have employed a very useful political resource minor parties and independents....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Triumph, tragedy and all the rest...

GROUSE week for sport: Liverpool Football Club, Honey Badger, Bubba Watsons drive down the 13th fairway at Augusta National, Honey Badger, the NRLs cock-up in Melbourne, Honey Badger, the ball kid in the background during the NRLs cock-up in Melbourne, H...



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Another ALP plan comes up short...

A $115 MILLION Labor-era scheme to increase the supply of affordable homes in regional cities has joined the rollcall of taxpayer-funded projects that have failed to achieve value for money and fallen woefully short of targets....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Spare us the budget horror, Joe...

OVER the past two weeks I have interviewed two of Australias best entrepreneurs and business builders Aussie Home Loans John Symond and Yellow Brick Roads Mark Bouris and neither of them were prepared to say the economy was zinging along, but both expec...



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Top End deserts Giles and party...

SUPPORT has crashed for the Northern Territorys Country Liberal Party, which stands to lose crucial seats across Darwin and its majority at the election....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  'Carr claims that Labor was subcontracting foreign policy to party donors'...

BOB Carrs Diary of a Foreign Minister is a great read. Its well written, funny in places and informative without revealing any secrets that would damage national security....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Bush, beach, babes and a sweet treat...

THE sun beat down from a big, bleached sky and the beach looked a picture. Drinking in the scene, the Duchess of Cambridge exclaimed: Its amazing!...



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  Bring back video ref for forward pass...

I CAN understand St George Illawarra being upset over the split-second mistake by the referees when the full-time siren sounded in last Monday nights match....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  'The inequity and potential rorts in the current arrangements border on the scandalous'...

LET us pretend for a minute that I work at the ABC (indulge me) hosting a current affairs television program on an annual salary of $280,000....



 2014-04-18 14:23   

The Australian

  ANZ chief puts hard word on China...

AT last weekends Beijing meeting of the powerful and very private Australia-China CEO Roundtable, the top bilateral business forum between the two countries, there was an unmistakable change in tone....



 2014-04-18 14:22   

The Australian

  12 killed in worst Everest disaster...

AT least 12 Nepalese guides have been killed by an avalanche in the most deadly mountaineering accident ever on Mount Everest, officials and rescuers say....



 2014-04-18 14:22   

The Australian

  Let's not fail to shine light in dark...

CHURCH leaders have urged Australians to follow the example of Jesus by sparking a light in the dark and fanning hope into fire as they observed Christian failures in protecting children and refugees....



 2014-04-18 14:22   

The Australian

  Optus gears up for battle...

OPTUS is set to make its biggest infrastructure investment in more than a decade in its mobile network this year as the No2 telco prepares to utilise a new tranche of wireless spectrum that the company says will reinvigorate its fight against Telstra....



 2014-04-18 14:22   

The Australian

  Te'o plots England code hop...

SOUTH Sydney forward Ben Teo is exploring his options in European rugby union a move which could see him follow teammate Sam Burgess into the England World Cup set-up....



 2014-04-18 14:22   

The Australian

  'Joe Hockey must undertake a delicate operation to cut spending without killing the economy'...

DAMP squib (colloquial): Any plan that does not eventuate; a racing dog without stamina; a paltry fellow; to behave in a cowardly manner and to withdraw from, usually, through fear....



 2014-04-18 14:20   

Radio Australia

  South Korean ferry disaster: Arrest warrant sought for ship's captain Lee Joon-seok...

Investigations into the sinking of a ferry off South Korea's coast have centred on possible crew negligence with an arrest warrant sought for the ship's captain....



 2014-04-18 14:20   

Courier Mail

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 2014-04-18 14:18   

Courier Mail

  Fourteen killed in Syria car bombing...

A POWERFUL car bomb has exploded outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 peoples, state-run Syrian television reported....



 2014-04-18 14:18   

Courier Mail

  Bin Laden library causes storm in Pakistan...

A DECISION by an Islamic seminary for women to name its library after former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden has caused a controversy in Pakistan's capital....



 2014-04-18 14:14   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  Former Queensland premier Anna Bligh on how we can stop domestic violence...

Anna Bligh has a challenge for Australian men: if you think your mates might be hitting their wives or girlfriends, tell them: ''I don't want to be your friend if you're doing this kind of stuff.''...



 2014-04-18 14:14   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  ICAC under threat of being silenced...

The political attack on ICAC has begun....



 2014-04-18 14:14   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  Laid-back royals hit the beach, but barefoot stroll proves a step too far for duchess...

Locals have long believed Manly the centre of the universe. Suspicions were confirmed on Thursday when Manly boy Mike Baird landed the second leg of the leadership double with the other local hero, Tony Abbott. On Friday, Manly received Royal Assent....



 2014-04-18 14:14   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  The Anzac evolution...

Hanifi Araz, a big man from the city of Canakkale across the Dardanelles from the Gallipoli Peninsula, saw the future in the early 1980s, and he wanted to be part of it....



 2014-04-18 14:14   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  Grange affair a hard act to swallow...

A throw-back to old-fashioned courtesies helps bring down a premier....



 2014-04-18 14:14   

Sydney Morning Herald

[ National ]

  Age pensions: Later, and less, plans the government...

Joe Hockey wants Australians to work until they're 70....



 2014-04-18 14:13   

Courier Mail

  Abduction of Childers toddler exposes town’s dark side...

A YOUNG Childers girl has exposed the sugar towns underbelly and prejudices....



 2014-04-18 14:11   

Courier Mail

  Michigan judge tells killer: ‘I hope you die in prison’...

A FURIOUS judge told a convicted murderer I hope you die in prison, after he sentenced the woman to life in prison for stabbing her boyfriend to death....



 2014-04-18 14:11   

Courier Mail

  Thank you Victoria! $?? donated to Good Friday Appeal...

VICTORIANS turned out in force for the states biggest annual fundraiser, digging deep to raise millions of dollars to help the states sickest children....



 2014-04-18 14:06   

Courier Mail

  NRL referees’ disgraceful record...

THE NRLs incompetent referees have managed to rob three teams of victory in just 12 days....




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